Monday, November 20, 2017

Opening New Doors!

Welcome and happy Monday
dear needlefolk friends!

Hope everyone enjoyed a nice
relaxing weekend!

Can you believe November is 
quickly coming to an end...yikes, I have so
much on my "to do" list!

Hoping to start stitching on the model 
for Early Maiden Workbaskets upcoming release!


Opening New Doors!

I love this picture...
After living through all the ups and downs
of my life, I have come to realize that

~ the key to CHANGE is to let 
go of FEAR!

So, where am I going with this, well what you
don't see is that I have been overwhelmingly frustrated
with my computer...I'm ready to let Sam use it as 
target practice!

I've decided to overcome my fear of change and
 upgrade from a Windows 7 PC to an Apple Computer...

Just purchased my sweet big Mac on Apple's impeccable packaging! 

Later this week my local Mac guys will be doing
a set up for me...I'm excited and scared all at the same
time BUT I'm finally ready for this change!

Everything about this decision revolves 
around improving the designs from 
Scattered Seed Samplers!


Tis the season for giving...

Please watch for more details to follow,
the gift will be from my personal 
collection of antique sewing

With the Holiday Season upon, 
please remember you are not a Turkey, 
so please don't stuff yourself!

Enjoy family, friends, and wholesome 
foods in moderation!

A good time during the holidays should not
equate to eating so much you have to loosen your
pants and feel uncomfortable!

My tough love message for the week!


Thanksgiving Soul Food...

"Enter into his gates with thanksgiving,
and into his courts with praise:
be thankful unto him,
and bless his name."

Psalms 100:4...kjv


May the blessing of true joy fill your 
heart on Thanksgiving Day!

Much Love,

Monday, November 13, 2017

My New Chariot!

Welcome dear needlefolk friends!

I'm happy to say I'm finally back after being out
 of circulation for the past several weeks! 

After several family emergencies
it was necessary to take some time off...
more details later in this post!

First things first, 
a much needed update for 
The Early Maiden Workbasket Club...

The fourth and final club kit for 2017 
is currently in the works!

I'm still trying to make my final decision on which
of these two Civil War Reproduction fabrics 
to use for this special project.

This week I'll be working on the design,
and things will start falling into place...sorry
I'm running behind schedule!

This will be a sweet practical item that you
would have found in the humble home 
of an early maiden!

More updates to follow in the coming weeks!


Next up,
please meet my new chariot...
My new ride is a 2018
Kia "Soul" in the color "Wild Orange"

In 2016 my Chariot was "White"...

Every two years I like up upgrade to 
 a fun new color!

My first "Soul" was in  2014 
and that Chariot was "Mocha"...
As you can tell I'm in love with the 
Kia Souls, such a fun reliable ride, plus they
get great gas mileage!


Now, for my family emergencies...
My husband had an emergency 
Vitrectomy (eye surgery),
on his right eye.

Several months ago he had the same procedure
on his left eye, which was unfortunately  followed 
with some complications, needless to say it
has been a very stressful time and the thought
 of having it done a second time
was very overwhelming!

We have spent many days back and forth to
Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, 
but I must share a hidden Chapel 
deep within the walls of
Mayo's St. Mary's 

While my husband Bill was in surgery
my son Samuel and I decided to follow the 
signs that read "Chapel", 
 as we approached the entrance, doors just
 automatically opened, leading us first
through this entrance.

We both commented on this lovely Crucifix!

As we kept walking, not really sure what to expect,
what we found took our breath away...
We felt like we had been raptured and entered
into a different world!

We were expecting a small little chapel area,
but this is a very large church within the
hospital walls...marble pillars, carved statues
and lots of stained glass windows!

This was very early in the morning,
still dark outside, Sam and I nealt together
while Sam prayed out loud for his dad!

Samuel's prayer was so touching,
and the tears that fills our eyes will be
a memory that will live in my heart 

This was the view outside of Bill's recovery 
you see the sweet little birds nest?

So far, this surgery is looking more successful!


We were not prepared for what followed...

My husband received a phone call the following
morning after his surgery from his younger
brother informing him that their father
had just passed away!

My father~in~law was 89 years old,
and a pillar in our community for many years!

Serving as a LaCrosse, Wisconsin Police 
Officer for 24 years, and as the Sheriff 
of La Crosse County for 10 years.

Tuesday was the funeral, 
here is a picture of my husband Bill & I...

It was a very chilly day,
so my winter coat felt mighty fine!

Funeral's are always a difficult time!


"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


It feels really good to be back out in my
Studio getting caught up on things!

Much Love,

Monday, October 23, 2017

Sweet Gatherings ~

Welcome dear needlefolk friends!

Hope you all enjoyed a great Monday!

It's been cold and rainy here in my corner 
of the world...possible SNOW by the end of the week! 


Prim & Proper Pinkeep Club
Model Reveal..

"Sweet Gatherings" Pinkeep &
 "Heart" Needlekeep Wrist Companion

The chosen linen is Weeks Dye Works 36ct. "Straw.
This wee black squirrely fellow is sitting on the edge of
his basket eating a sweet little berry!

The backside is finished in this lovely
Civil War Reproduction fabric.

To complete this pinkeep set, is a matching
"Heart" Needlekeep Wrist Companion, that
 can be worn on your wrist to rest 
your needle while stitching!

The models are packed firmly with
sawdust, my favorite choice for a nice 
traditional look and feel!

This lovely golden ribbon matches 
really well with the tone of linen and fern leaves 
in the Civil War fabic.

The little "O rings" are one of a kind,
I found these vintage Amber Bakelite rings
while antiquing a few summers ago! 

Club kits are scheduled to ship on 
Tuesday, October 31st.

It's never to late to join, 
a few memberships are still available
through my Etsy shop.

Please click onto the image below to 
check it out!


Sunshine for the Soul...

For wisdom is better than rubies;
and all the things that may be desired are 
not to be compared to it.

Proverbs 8:11...kjv


Plans are already in the works for my other
club, The Early Maiden Workbasket, 
which I'll be getting started on the
first week in November!

Enjoy a relaxing evening!
Kindly, Tammy

Friday, October 20, 2017

Almost Finished ~

Welcome and happy Friday
dear needlefolk friends!

Sadly, the model for Prim & Proper's project
is still not finished yet...will be revealing
on Monday!

Almost finished...some last minute changes
needed to be made!




Scattered Seed Samplers
Studio Farm Shop is located at ~
W4253 County Road B
West Salem, Wisconsin 54669
(608) 799~4418


Look what I found growing on the
pavement behind our barn...
A little lone ranger gourd!

Our farm fields are dying back as they 
prepare for a long winters nap...
As the days are getting shorter and dark out sooner,
I find myself sleepy and ready for bed!


Weekend Soul Food...

Pleasant words are as a honeycomb,
sweet to the soul, 
and health to the bones.

Proverbs 16:24...kjv


Well friends, 
it's been a long day and my warm
 toasty bed is definitely calling my name! 

Good night, Tammy

Monday, October 16, 2017

Prim & Proper Peek...

Welcome dear needlefolk friends!

I love Monday because...

~ it's a clean slate!
~ last week is now in the past!
~ fresh start!
~ new opportunities!

Hoping YOUR new week started out on the right foot!


Prim & Proper Pinkeep Club
~ Sneak Peek ~

But first, let me introduce you to the Studio's
newest little squirrely fellow...

Some things are just meant to be...

Several months ago I purchased this fellow
as a "Buy It Now" on Ebay, after a week
had passed it showed that the seller
still had not shipped the item, so
I messaged the seller and to my
horror he replied back that he
could not find the squirrel anywhere 
in his inventory...SAY WHAT!

Sadly, he cancelled my order
and refunded my money!

BUT, out of the blue a couple of weeks ago,
 he emailed and said he found the squirrel...we were
both so happy!

The timing was perfect, 
as this little fellow was truly meant
to be my cover model for this project!

Now, for the sneak peek...

The stitching is all complete,
now for the finishing!

This was my lucky day at the post office...

Club kit "thank you charms" arrived 
from the United Kingdom...Yay!

Love these sweet little squirrely dudes!

It's never too late to join,
if you join now you will also receive the 
first two club kits, 

Kit No. One...
"Adam & Eve" Pinkeep Drum & Apple Scissor Fob

Kit No. Two...
"Midsummer's Day" Tailors Roll & Needlekeep Necklace

Memberships are available through my
Etsy visit the listing click HERE


On Sunday, I found the sweetest little treasure...

"Daily Praise"...only $1.00
This wee little book only measures 2.5"W by 3.5"H

It's filled with a daily scripture verse
 for every day of the year!

It's the same size as another sweet 
book I found this summer,
 titled "Daily Duty"!


Monday Manna...

Keep my commandments, and live;
and my law as the apple of thine eye.

Proverbs 7:2...kjv


Well friends, 
I'm off to finish up that pinkeep!

Have a lovely evening,
Kindly, Tammy

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Saturday Style...

Happy Saturday
dear needlefolk friends!

Wow, all I can say is this has been 
one heck of a week!

Back to Mayo Clinic in Rochester,
sadly my husband's other eye had a major
hemorrhage and is scheduled for
another surgery.

His first surgery did not go well and the 
complications have been so stressful
for him and now this!

I wish I could make it ALL better for him!

In the mean time I have been working on
the model for Prim & Proper Pinkeep Club's 
next project and will be finishing it up

I'll be sharing a sneak peek on Monday!

Weekend Soul Food...

 Go to the ant, thou sluggard;
consider her ways, and be wise:

 Which having no guide, overseer, or ruler,

 Provideth her meat in the summer,
and gathereth her food in the harvest.

Proverbs 6:6~8...kjv


Saturday Style...

Our weather is just right to start wearing
legging, boots and layered sweaters!

What is YOUR path today!
My day started out dry...
...but has now turned cold,
damp and rainy!

Enjoy a wonderful weekend!
Kindly, Tammy