Sunday, March 15, 2020

"Out on a Limb"...

Hello and welcome needlefolk friends!

Sharing today is a much needed follow up for
the "Little Wren" Handworke Club!

First, I'm happy to say that club kits have shipped 
and are on the way!

Now, to reveal the club project...
"Out on a Limb" Pinkeep & Fob

Oh the sweet anticipation of Springtime,
the sound of happy little birds busy building their nest,
patiently awaiting the arrival of their young!

Project is stitched on 36ct "Vintage Country Mocha" linen,
and has a nice finished size of 7.5"Long by 5"Wide.

The backside is finished with this charming Civil War Reproduction fabric.

Love these sweet little "nest" charms!

Kits include the ribbon and charm to make a
sweet little scissor fob for your favorite pair of scissors!

One club members name will be drawn 
quarterly for this year's gift giveaway.

The gift will be the same each quarter,
and will be this "Little Wren" necklace 
as shown in the photo.

The winner for this quarter is...

Congratulations to 
C. Soucy, Boxford, MA

Also, it's not too late to join the "Little Wren" Club,
memberships are available through Etsy.

For complete details, 
please click 


Recovery Update...

My 2018 Kia Soul was totaled on February 21st after being T~boned,
 but the good news is, I now have a brand new 2020 Kia Soul!
Just waiting for new replacement plates to arrive in the mail!

Last week I had a setback with recovery from my concussion.

  I've been struggling with Vertigo, and had a really bad
experience during the night which resulted in my 
husband having to call an ambulance to get me
to the hospital!

Vertigo is horrible!
My symptoms have been...
~ nausea
~ dizziness
~ head spinning
~ ringing in ears
~ confusion
~  eyes hurting
~ panicky

So, recovery continues at a slow pace!


Check out this rare sighting...
I literally had to look twice while sitting in the 
waiting room at Mayo Clinic! 🤭


Soul Food...

"As a bird that wandereth from her nest, 
so is a man that wandereth from his home"

Proverbs 27:8


Please take time to make your soul happy
while spending time at home!

Joyfully, Tammy

Saturday, February 22, 2020

"Little Wren" Club Update...

Welcome needlefolk friends!

I'm so excited that Spring is only 28 days away...
my heart melts just thinking about it!

But for today, 
my focus is sharing a quick sneak peek of 
"Little Wren" Handworke Club's
first project for 2020...

This first project will be a charming 
pinkeep reflecting the anticipation of Springtime!

Mama and Papa wren are very busy gathering twigs
after finding just the right hiding place  
to settle down and build their nest!

I'll be sharing the finished model early next week,
along with a longer and more detailed update!

I would like to take a moment and thank the 
many loyal members that have been a part of my 
yearly clubs since 2015!

And, a very warm welcome all the new members!


This years club size has been increased, 
and more memberships have been added to my Etsy Shop!

If you are interested in a "Little Wren" Club membership,
please visit Etsy by clicking HERE


Studio reflections...

This month I've been busy upgrading my shipping
method to "Stay Flat" rigid more cutting cardboad! 

Plus, I've converted to a Thermal Label more taping labels!

It's always fun to rearrange some of my favorite things!

Love these special antique maiden scissor holders,
 (the second one is just a pinkeep)!


I was planning on posting this yesterday (Friday),
this is where my typing ended, when my
 husband suggested taking a break
 to go buy me a coffee!

Well, little did we know that our life was about 
to change in a split second!

My husband had bought my coffee and we 
were on our way home, minding our own business 
then the blink of an eye we were T~Boned...
My husband was driving and received the full impact!

I'm still trying to process the fact that my sweet
2019 Kia Soul as been totaled!  😔😓😕

The driver of a full sized van ran a stop sign and plowed 
right into us!

It smelled like the car was on fire, and my husband kept saying
we have to get out...the smell was actually from the air bags
being deployed!

We were both rushed to emergency,
we both received CT Scans...

My husband has two broken ribs, one is right over his Spleen.
Plus, a very nasty bump on the head, whiplash and sore everywhere!

As for me, I have one fractured rib,
a head concussion, gash on the back on my head, whiplash,
majorly sore everywhere!

So, now the healing begins, but this too shall pass!

I'm thankful my glasses were not broken, 
and luckily I was not holding my was still 
sitting in the cup holder!

I'll do my best to ship club kits as soon as possible,
 it may take me an extra week...I'll post an update sometime next week!

Until then, 
everything is literally in SLOW MOTION!

Kindly, Tammy

Tuesday, January 28, 2020

Cottage of Content...

Welcome dear needlefolk friends!

Last June I had finished an antique reproduction sampler,
but due to other commitments, it never got released!

But today is the day...

I'm happy to reveal...

"Cottage of Content" Mary Ratcliffe 1848

Mary's sampler is completely charming throughout!

I love the impressive three story red brick house with
a pathway leading from its front door flanked by an area
 of grass which houses a trio of sheep grazing and a 
guard dog keeping watch over the flock!

There is a tall floral motif to the left and right of the
house with a rose above each which enclose the words
"Cottage of Content"

Mary's name and the date of 1848 are stitched 
across the bottom edge.  Her charming sampler is
 surrounded by a floral border.

~ stitch count 141w by 139h

~  my model was stitched on 
32ct Weeks Dye Works "Straw" linen

~ stitched with overdyed thread
  DMC alternative is provided

"Cottage of Content" now hanging among other
antique reproduction samplers in my Studio.

Mary's sampler is now available through Etsy.
 To visit the listing, please click HERE



Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace,
whose mind is stayed on thee:
because he trusteth in thee.

Isaiah 26:3...kjv


Hope the new year is off to a great start for everyone!

Next week I'll be posting a update for 
"Little Wren" Handworke Club!

Until then...
happy stitching, Tammy

Wednesday, January 1, 2020

Reflections of 2019...

Good morning dear needlefolk friends!

Welcome to the first day of 2020!

I love the anticipation of a new year, 
it fills my heart and mind with...
~ new beginnings
~ new mindset
~ new intentions
~ new focus
~ new results!


Early enrollment is now open for 
"Little Wren" Handworke Club© 2020...
"Little Wren" Handworke Club© 2020 is for the passionate stitcher 
who loves charming little "Bird" stitcheries!

The 2020 membership includes four, small, cross stitch 
project kits that will be designed to reflect a sweet and charming style,
while also being useful in your workbasket or stitching area!

Kit No. 1 ~ project revealed mid February (ships end of February)
Kit No. 2 ~ project revealed mid May (ships end of May)
Kit No. 3 ~ project revealed mid August (ships end of August)
Kit No. 4 ~ project revealed mid November (ships end of November)

Each Kit Includes...
~ color photo of completed project
~ chart & any pattern templates 
~ complete finishing instructions
~ John James petite needle (size 28)
~ DMC thread to complete project
~ civil war reproduction fabric
~ any special finishing trims or hardware
~ "Thank You Charm" reflecting each project

with additional shipping rates outside the USA.

Membership can be purchased through Etsy,
 please click HERE


A convenient quarterly installment plan is also available:  
Quarterly payments are due approx. every 3 months, 
you choose which payment method you prefer:
~ invoiced through PayPal ~ an email address is needed
~ credit card ~ please call with credit card information

"Please Note"
This option can "NOT" be processed thru Etsy, 
please contact me for easy one time set up:

~ message me through Etsy OR
~ email me OR
~ call me at (608) 799~4418 ask for Tammy


If you are new,
listed below are LAST YEARS
 "Birds of a Feather" 2019 Handworke Club projects...
"Fruit of the Vine" Needle Roll (from February 2019)

"Together Forever" Pinkeep Drum (from May 2019)

"Little Berry Thief" Pinkeep (from August 2019)

"Set Free" Pinkeep (from November 2019)


Other Stitcheries from 2019...

"Spring Delivery" with Chicks ~ click HERE

"Spring Gathering" with Eggs ~ click HERE

"Night Watch 1626" ~ click HERE

"Catharine Dickenson 1840" ~ click HERE

"Anna Morgan 1845" ~ click HERE


Happy New Year from my heart to yours!

Thank you for the gift of friendship, 
and continued support!

To all, on this first day of the new year, 
may you experience good health, joy, peace and love
today and every day!

Kindly, Tammy

Thursday, December 19, 2019

"Book of Days" 2020 ~

Welcome dear needlefolk friends!

It's so hard to believe that Christmas is next week,
however, I'm making great progress on my to~do list!

Every year my husband and I enjoy feeding our country 
rabbit friends, we set out a big bowl of rabbit food for them everyday, 
and then enjoy watching them gather together!



Needlework Enthusiast's  "Book of Days" for 2020 ...

Month~At~A~Glance Softcover Calendar
by Needle Work Press...

This calendar features quotes and vintage clip art. 
Also, includes two vintage charts to use as you wish. 

The calendar size is a 9 by 12 softcover calendar book with 
the twelve months of the year. 

This nice size is perfect for a desktop or fits nicely into your
favorite sewing bag.  

Each month has a section where you can write your notes & musings,
and use as a journal of your stitching projects.

Also, includes a page to list email addresses, 
websites, phone numbers, etc.

This special calendar is perfect for the passionate needleworker,
or to give as a gift to a needlework friend!

Available while supply lasts through my Etsy Shop,
to go directly to the listing, please click HERE


Coming Soon from Scattered Seed Samplers...

I'll be sharing details for 2020's handworke club right 
after Christmas...early sign up will begin at that time!

Also, an Antique Reproduction Sampler will be 
released in January, I'll share more details
and a sneak peek real soon! 

Wishing you the blessings of 
peace, love and joy this Christmas ~ 

Saturday, December 14, 2019

Club Project Revealed...

Welcome dear needlefolk friends!

It's been some time since my last posting, 
life has been very busy and full of surprises!

I truly miss my blogging, and it's my 2020
goal to post on a weekly basis!


"Birds of a Feather" Club Update...

Dear club members, 
kits were shipped on Friday, December 13th.
My apologies for falling behind schedule, thank you so much for your

Now, to share the club project...
"Set Free" Pinkeep
© 2019 Scattered Seed Samplers
(pattern includes alphabet for personalizing)

Top View...

Side View...

Back View...
This "Bird" fabric is exclusive to this kit.  
I love this fabric, but it originally had a very white back ground
which I did not like!

So, I finally got up the courage to hand dye the fabric, 
I'm very relieved and pleased with how it turned out...hope you like it!

Five thread colors were chosen for this project.

The pinkeep is embellished with ribbon to cover the side seam
and also through the O~Ring.


Kits include one of these vintage rings.

Thank you token...
An antique bronze colored "bird cage" charm.

This is the fourth kit which now completes the
 2019 "Birds of a Feather" Club.

Shown below are pics of all four club projects...

Kit No. 1 ~ "Fruit of the Vine" Needle Roll

Kit No. 2 ~ "Together Forever" Pinkeep Drum

Kit No. 3 ~ "Little Berry Thief" Pinkeep

Kit No. 4 ~ "Set Free" Pinkeep
The 2019 set of four kits is available through my Etsy Shop,

To purchase a set please click HERE


Food for Thought...
God has given us the freedom to fly near him, away from him or back to Him.
Exercise your wings wherever He allows you, listen to His voice and 
enjoy the flight.

Soul Food...
"Ye shall know the truth, 
and the truth shall set you free"

John 8:32...kjv


 I must start preparing for Christmas, my to~do list is long,
but I still have ten days to get it all done...tomorrow 
the tree is going up!

Thank you friends for stopping by to visit with me!

Merry Christmas,