Monday, September 22, 2014

~ Special News Bulletin ~

Hello dear friends and needleworkers.

Today I'd like to announce that 
Scattered Seed Samplers 
officially now has TWO 
Wholesale Distributors ~

~ Hoffman Distributing Company
~ Norden Crafts

I also offer wholesale distributing directly through
my Studio.  So now there are THREE wholesale
options available for you shop owners :)

I've already filled my first purchase order with Norden, 
and I'm in the process of filling Hoffman's.  

I'm not sure how long it will take for them to scan me 
into the systems, but hopefully shops will start seeing all
my patterns available by the end of this week and into 
next week....I'm so excited to share my special news!

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Now to fill you in on some Studio updates.  I spent ALL day Saturday
in my Studio finalizing the charting for my new upcoming
Winter pattern.....


Sunday was spent deciding on just the right linen and threads.


I officially put my first few rows of stitches in on Sunday night 
at 10:15 p.m.

This sampler is being stitched on 35 count Abecedarian linen by
R & R Reproductions.  The stitch count will be 236W by 192H.  
The threads will be overdyed cottons.

Here's a little trivia question ~ 

Do you know what Abecedarian means?

ANSWER ~ one who studies or teaches the alphabet ~

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Inside the farmhouse I have a little alcove stitching area,
but it needed to be rearrange so it would be more
functional with my new working needs.....


My sunny alcove includes my favorite stitching chair and 
pillow.  My much needed daylight lamp with 
magnifier, clamped nicely onto an antique swivel stool.

I love my antique oak four drawer cabinet, holds all my needed
supplies nicely out of sight!


I removed an extra chair and side table and replaced it with a 
MUCH NEEDED FLAT WORKTABLE!

This will be perfect for working in the evening, either folding and
stuffing patterns, sketching etc.....all while being with my
family and getting to watch TV!


This worktable was converted from an old treadle sewing
machine and replaced with a nice oak top.


So there you have it....my evening stitching alcove!

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On our Sunday drive we had gone over to Minnesota and 
passed this wonderful pond with geese....


Oh what lucky geese to have such a large pond all to themselves!


They even have floating nesting boxes!


I'm sure these geese are very used to having their
pictures taken!


Here comes a few more....ready to jump in!

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This must be the week for GEESE, last week on the way 
over to the post office, this little flock of geese was
on the roadside.....

video

Made me feel like the kind a thing you would see in 
Europe!!

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The horse farmer who always cuts our hay just finished with
taking this years second cutting.

My husband and son needed to drive over to his horse farm,
and my dear Sam got some great pictures for me....


Nice country road lined with old rock ledges.


Quaint old barn sits on the entrance to the horse farm.


More neat old farm buildings....love the flag!


....Ooooo this one is really old and rustic!


Little kittens were running around....SO cute!


And yes I did say Horse Farm....finally some horses and lots
of them!


It looks like Sam caught them napping in the sun.


Now Sam's got their attention, and they're coming over
to check him out!

video

So these are the horses that eat all our hay!

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~ WEEKLY SOUL FOOD ~

A word fitly spoken 
is like apples of gold in 
pictures of silver.

~ Proverbs 25:11...KJV ~

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Thank you very much for stopping by today.....please
stop back on Friday to see whats new.


Blessings from the Studio of Scattered Seed Samplers
~ Kindly, Tammy ~






6 comments:

  1. Tammy, I am so happy that your charts are going to be available through Hoffman Distributing; the shop I use uses Hoffman and that will make it so easy for them to get your charts. Fabulous.

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  2. Congratulations! Wonderful news! Now more will discover what we already know - how lovely and inspiring your designs are :)
    Blessings, Patti

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  3. Fabulous news Tammy so happy your business is expanding! Looking forward to seeing what your working on....enjoyed seeing your stitching nest so beautiful. Many blessings...

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  4. Am so happy your designs are being distributed--I asked my LNS last week if she would be carrying your designs--she is on the watch list for you

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  5. Congratulations are in order! That is wonderful for you, and Your patterns are just delightful. I love the idea of the nesting boxes floating in the pond, hmmm.... methinks next year, for my ducks. Your sewing corner is ideal with such perfect lighting and coziness. I will soon be back to my stitching, this time of year brings on the urge. In the spring and summer I paint, in the fall and winter I sew. Your blog is always an inspiration and a wonderful journey full of the most curious collectables and marvelous vignettes.

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  6. Good for you .... wonderful news. Your stain glass window is gorgeous!

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