Friday, November 21, 2014

~ Sunny but COLD ~

Hello special friends, and welcome to
my Friday blog.

This whole week has been SO cold :(


  Our weatherman is forecasting
 a heatwave on Sunday....hoping to
reach 45!   


Some folks like primitive and others don't, I fell in love
with this old pincushion the minute I saw it....

This is an old southern mammy pincushion.

 She looks like she's coming apart at the seams....I've felt like that
many times myself over the years!

This is a side shot...very tattered and worn!  

Back shot....a big section of old dense cotton was completely 
exposed and repaired with random stitches.

This was my very first thread box find many years ago,  and will
always be my favorite!


I've been so busy will my designing lately that I haven't had much
time for Ebay, but I still have lots of store inventory from my
days as Salem Stitchery to list.....

If you like rug hooking, here's your chance to bid on a wonderful large
primitive strawberry pincushion pattern by Dames of the Needle.

I'll be listing this pattern as an Ebay auction on Saturday afternoon.


I'll also be listing this new in the box yarn winder.....

Perfect for winding those skeins of wool yarn into user friendly
center pull balls.

Easy to assemble and attaches to just about any work table.

If either of these items are of interest, please click onto my Ebay link
and it will take you directly to my Ebay Store ~ 

~ Salem Stitchery & Antiques ~

Again, I'll be listing these two auctions tomorrow on Saturday afternoon.



I've been spending a lot of time at the print shop lately....

~ Sir Speedy ~

 I've been using this print shop for over
twenty years.  You can't beat his quantity prices
anywhere, plus he has an industrial paper folder!

Also, provided is a very comfy big black leather chair to sit
in while waiting for my folded patterns.

While sitting there I took this picture of my boots!
(I was bored with nothing in my hands)

It's really hard for me to sit and just do next time I'm
planning on bringing some stitching with me :)


I've only had my Etsy Shop for about a year, and I'm still not sure
about many of their features?

I received a Etsy notification that someone had 
Treasured as pattern "Hannah's Thankful Heart"!!

I'm still not sure what that exactly means, but it sure sounds like
a lovely compliment!  


Many years ago I found this beautiful old frame....

I remember going through my stash to try and find a sampler
pattern with the right stitch count to fit.....after much
frustration I gave up!

I would never have believed it at the time, that some
day I would be designing my own pattern to fit perfectly 
into this frame....that time is NOW!

This is the frame for my new sampler!
Charting is ALL done....yeah!
Linen & threads are still being decided.
Stitching will start ASAP :)

I'll share an update on Monday of the chosen 
linen & threads.



Happy is the man that findeth wisdom, and the man that getteth understanding:

For the merchandise of it is better than the merchandise of silver,
 and the gain thereof than fine gold.

She is more precious than rubies: and all the things thou canst desire
 are not to be compared unto her.

Length of days is in her right hand; and in her left hand
 riches and honor.

Her ways are ways of pleasantness, and all her paths are peace.

She is a tree of life to them that lay hold upon her:
  and happy is every one that retaineth her.

~ Proverbs 3:13-18...KJV ~


Please stop back on Monday ~ 


On Monday I'll give the details on how to enter

Take care, and have a wonderful weekend.

Studio Blessing from Scattered Seed Samplers
~ Kindly, Tammy ~


  1. You are a treasure Tammy; keep up the great work. I can't wait for the next update.

  2. Your thread box would certainly be my favorite too. That frame is something else .... gorgeous!!

  3. Lovely frame looking forward to seeing what will fill it...blessings to you Tammy!