Wednesday, May 30, 2018

"Sisters of the Faith" Pinkeep Drum...

Welcome dear needlefolk friends!

My intentions were to post on Monday, 
but that didn't happen, now it Wednesday! 

Introducing the finished model for kit number two of
"Prairie Sisters Handworke Club"...

"Sisters of the Faith" Pinkeep Drum

This project is designed to reflect the symbolism 
reminiscent of the 19th century!

In the center of the drum is a "Peacock"...
The "eyes" in the peacock's tail feathers symbolize the all~seeing God.  
Also, a symbol of immortality, and associated with 
Paradise and the Tree of Life.

Nestled above the peacock is a "Heart"...
~ Hearts are a symbol of Charity

moving to the right of the peacock...
...this sister is holding out a crown
 ~ Crowns are a symbol of Hope

This sister's initials "NK" are in tribute to my stitching friend,
Nataly Koplovsky from Massachusetts
who won the quarterly club initials drawing.

to the left of the peacock...
This sister is wearing a crown and holding out a key
~ keys are a symbol of Faith

This sister's initials "TB" are mine.  
Pattern will include charted alphabet so you can 
personalize your drum with your own set of initials.

between this sister and the peacock... a little "peachick" following behind its papa!

~ Peacock Trivia ~

~ peacocks are from the peafowl family
~ males are called peacocks
~ females are called peahens
~ babies are called peachicks

glance of the back seam...
A tall tulip borders each side of the back seam.

top view...
Please note that this finished model was completely antiqued
 with walnut stain, the Civil War Reproduction fabric on 
both the top and bottom of the drum,  and to the 
 sampler as well...packed with sawdust.

Now for the winner of the quarterly club
gift giveaway drawing...
The base of this sweet little antique Art Nouveau pinkeep 
is made of gold gilted pot metal with a floral relief design.  

Still has the original covering which is worn and faded from age, 
and is packed with traditional sawdust.

Congratulations Laura...hope you enjoy!


Kits are scheduled to ship approximately 
June 4~5th.

Memberships are still available through Etsy,
to check it out, please click HERE

If you join now you will also receive the first kit...
which was "Prairie Sisters" Scissor Mat.


Sharing with you are some early morning
photos of our front yard... 
Such a pretty time of the smell of fresh cut grass!

This is our "Linden Tree"...
In July it produces beautiful creamy yellow flowers 
that are so fragrant our whole farm smells lovely!

This is the view to the east of the farmhouse...
of our eastern farm field!

Love the misty look during the early morning hours!
On the lower left of this photo is just a little corner of
the roof of my Studio!


Soul Food...

And this I pray, that your love may 
abound yet more and more in knowledge and in all judgment;

That ye may approve things that are excellent;
that you may be sincere and without offence till the day of Christ.

Philippians 1:9~10...kjv


As we walk through life learning and growing by each
passing year we develop a discernment...

~Knowledge is wisdom that comes from acquiring truth
~Insight is wisdom that comes from living out the truth we acquire
~ Discernment is wisdom that comes from the Holy Spirit's reminders 
of that knowledge and insight


Wishing you a stitch filled day!
Kindly, Tammy

Saturday, May 26, 2018

Prairie Sisters Sneak Peek...

Welcome dear needlefolk friends!

Sharing with you today are a few of the many 
things keeping me busy these days!

First off is a much needed update,
 and little sneak peek for ~

Prairie Sisters Handworke Club...

The model is actually finished,
but because of a family graduation today
there was no time to take the proper

In the meantime I'll share some other club details...
This is the Civil War Reproduction fabric that was chosen for 
Prairie Sisters second club kit.

The chosen linen is 32ct Belfast "Platinum"

The club token charms arrived from the United Kingdom...
Kits will include a little silver key...symbol of Faith!

Next, is the antique sewing item that I've chosen from 
my personal collection to be gifted as the club gift giveaway...
My plans are to reveal the finished model, the winning name for 
this sweet little gilded pinkeep, and the chosen club member whose 
initials were stitched on the finished model....ALL ON MONDAY!


Behind the scenes: 
 this is what's going on in our 
old 1886 farmhouse... 

Upstairs, what was once known as the "East Wing" no more!
(It used to be a long "L" shaped room that was used for storage)

Please meet the carpenters...
husband Bill the expeditor, and son Sam in charge of demolition! 

Walls, two built in closets and built in 
 drawers all the hard part starts!

They are going to make this into a nice bathroom,
in the meantime the farmhouse is in complete chaos, dust
and what to do with ALL THE STUFF THAT CAME OUT OF THE


While Sam was taking a break from the demolition, 
he decided to do some mowing back by our 
pond, look what he found hiding in the 
tall grass...

A young fawn, probably about a week old!

The fawn had fallen down into a ravine, 
but Sam brought it up to safety and was
later reunited with its mother...yay Sam!!

Sam took three videos, but unfortunately the second
one was to long for blogger to load!


Mother's Day weekend I enjoyed going to the annual 
"Gold Rush" antique show in Rochester, Minnesota...
These are the goodies that came home with me!

On the left is a nice wooden sewing caddy with a handle in 
the center for carrying, plus a nice work drawer below!

My favorite on the right, is the tall sewing stand with double 
workbaskets that are removable, plus there is a handle
making it easy to carry.


Weekend Soul Food...

"Give me understanding,
and I shall keep thy law; yea, 
I shall observe it with my whole heart."

Psalms 119:34...kjv


May God's grace enable you to walk each new day 
with a joyful heart!

Kindly, Tammy

Saturday, May 5, 2018

Lydia is finished....

Welcome dear needlefolk friends!

I was not familiar with the term "Staycation" until 
recently, and that is what I've been up to
for the entire month of April!

And what exactly is a

"a vacation spent at home or nearby"

During this time I'm happy to say that
the antique reproduction sampler I've been working
on is FINALLY ready to reveal...

Lydia Barnes Pidgeon 1827
©2018 Scattered Seed Samplers

And here in its full glory, 
(this 191 year old sampler) has triple borders, 
a lovely verse, many floral motifs, bird, trees, and a fabulous
fenced in "Stag" on a hill, ending with a provenance 
line that reads...

Lydia Barnes Pidgeon work'd this sampler 
when nine years old 1827

Lydia grew up in the United Kingdom,
living at 19 Upper Kings Street, Bloomsbury, London, England

She stitched her sampler at the age of 9 in 1827,
and died at 39 years old.

Born December 29, 1818
Died October 24, 1857

I didn't have an antique frame that would fit, 
so I ordered a custom frame from our local Hobby Lobby Store.

The frame is stamped made in "Italy", 
with an added gilded fillet...very happy with it!

The verse reads...

Wisdom is attained by the exertion of your intellectual power by
the lessons of intelligent tutors by the instruction and conduct of
worthy parents by the perusal of the best authors, and by
attendance on public worship and by copying the example of Jesus
who increased in wisdom and stature, and in favour with 
God and man _____________________________________

This antique reproduction sampler pattern is 
now available through my Etsy Shop,
for the direct link click HERE


Now that my staycation is all over,
my blogging will be back in full swing 
with lots of new things to share
with you!

Soul Food...

"And Jesus increased in wisdom and stature,
and in favour with God and man."

Luke 2:52...kjv


Wishing you a perfect weekend filled with peace for your soul!

Kindly, Tammy

Friday, April 6, 2018

Rabbits on the Run...

Welcome dear needlefolk friends!

Every day we are entertained with our wild backyard
rabbit friends, they love running & jumping just
 about anytime of the day, but especially
  playful in the mornings!

We feed our rabbit friends all winter 
long and they give us all such joy in return!

Sam spied this little sweet pea huddled up
against the foundation of the farmhouse!

Always room for any stray rabbits here
on our farm...all are welcome!


LQQK at my new custom made sewing bags...

A local lady came into my shop one weekend 
carrying a lovely project bag, and come to
find out she made it herself!

I kindly ask her if she would make me some using
 my favorite Civil War Reproduction fabrics.

This is such a great day trip travel bag, 
nice and roomy with pockets all the way around!

After she dropped off my finished bags, 
I attached this little heart pinpoke that was an embellishment
  I made last year for one of my club it!

And here are the matching project bags...
I especially LOVE the extra long project bag that will be perfect
for when working on an extra large antique reproduction sampler!

So many times in the past I wished I had a bag big enough to 
accommodate such projects...problem finally solved!


The Farm Shop will be closed on Saturdays...

The Farm Shop has NEW HOURS,
we will now be open every

THURSDAY FROM 11:00 to 6:00
and Saturday's will be by appointment only.
Please call (608) 799~4418


Soul Food...

"Fear thou not; for I am with thee:
be not dismayed; for I am thy God:
I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee;
yea, I will uphold thee with the right
hand of my righteousness."

Isaiah 41:10...kjv

I am really looking forward to a relaxing 
weekend filled with plenty of stitching...wishing you the same!

Kindly, Tammy

Saturday, March 31, 2018

The Verse...

Welcome dear needlefolk friends!

Sharing with you today is a sneak peek of the 
Antique Reproduction Sampler for 
Lydia Barnes Pidgeon 1827...

The Verse is finally finished, and
ready to reveal Lydia's words of Wisdom...

Wisdom is attained by the exertion of your intellectual power by
The lessons of intelligent Tutors by the instruction and conduct of
Worthy parents by the perusal of the best Authors, and by
Attendance on public Worship and by copying the Example of Jesus
Who increased in Wisdom and stature, and in favour with God
And Man  __________________________________________

Finished so far are the three borders, 
the Verse (near the top),
the provenance line (near the bottom),  
many of the floral to finish up 
the last couple floral motifs on top and the main
center motif!


Check out these wonderful antique thimbles
my husband gifted me...
Found them at a little antique shop in
Eyota, Minnesota...he only paid $2.00 each!!!

They are all Sterling Silver, 
and several of them have engraved 
initials on them!


Nature's bookends...
Took this picture of 
two deer resting in our
beautiful and content!

It's a chilly spring in Wisconsin,
but enjoyed my first outdoor walk on the farm...
Wild Chives are peeking through 
last year's old Sweet Grass!


will be...

this Saturday...taking time to celebrate
Easter with family!

We will be open next Saturday, April 7th.


Soul Food...

"For God so loved the world, 
that he gave his only begotten Son,
that whosoever believeth in him should not perish,
but have everlasting life"

John 3:16...kjv


Wishing everyone a happy and peaceful Easter!

Soulfully, Tammy

(Studio Rabbits keeping watch!)

Friday, March 23, 2018

Many thanks!

Welcome dear needlefolk friends!

Anyone else ready for winter to make 
it's way on out the door?

The songs of spring bring with them a new hope.
After a long, cold winter, the singing birds offer the 
warmth and promise of the new season, a time
 filled with excitement, and joy!

Old Man Winter...please pack your
bags and go away!


Last Friday the new pattern
"Spring Gathering" was released,
which completely swept me away with
 such a wonderful unexpected response!!!

I was so touched with the amazing comments 
that were left on Primitive Stitchers Society Facebook page,
and for all the orders that were placed!

More patterns have been added to the Etsy listing,
just click onto the photo below if you would like to purchase this pattern...
"Spring Gathering" Sampler

Thank you kindly
 for the continued support of 
designs by Scattered Seed Samplers!

Next week I'll be starting a new design by day and stitching
 on Lydia Barnes Reproduction Sampler in the evenings!


will be...
on Saturday from 10:30 ~ 3:00

We are located at ~
W4253 County Road B
West Salem, Wisconsin 54669
(608) 799~4418

Mention you follow my blog and receive 
10% off your entire purchase!


Soul Food...

The steps of a good man are ordered by the LORD:
and he delighteth in his way. 

Though he fall, he shall not be utterly cast down:
for the LORD upholdeth him with his hand.

Psalms 37:23~24...kjv


Our local weather man is predicting that
Mr. Old Man Winter will be making a special 
appearance and bringing with him several
inches of snow....oh nooooo I'm hoping
this just isn't true!

Enjoy a great weekend!
Kindly, Tammy