Hello dear friends, hope your Christmas was
It felt good to take a short break from my regular
routine, but I'm really excited about starting
the New Year!
~ Studio News ~
Today has just flown by with so much paper work to
sort through and calls to make.
As promised on Monday, today I'm releasing my
new pattern for Valentine's Day......
~ Keeper Of My Heart ©2014 Scattered Seed Samplers
by Tammy Black ~
Prim & proper sweethearts =^..^=
Stitch Count ~ 101W by 114H
Model Linen ~ R&R linen ~ Busy Bee Blend
Model Thread ~ All Gentle Art (DMC alternatives included)
Keeper of My Heart is now available in my Etsy Shoppe ~
I also promised on Monday that I would share my present
that came all the way from Shropshire, United Kingdom.....
~ 19th Century Spaniel Dog with glass eyes ~
I could hardly wait to open up this package....I just LOVE it!
This little Cocker Spaniel pincushion is made out of
spelter metal, and is highly detailed with a
I'm so happy to add this little fellow to my collection, it
reminds me of the little dog my Grandmother
had when I was a little girl.
I was blessed with two other very special sewing gifts.....
~ Hand tooled leather wall pincushion caddy ~
Wow, I was speechless when I opened this package....this is
ONE OF A KIND!!!
The craftsmanship is absolutely EXQUISITE, and in very
wonderful condition for its age!
In the center is a picture/post card of a woman and below it
reads "The Last Rose of Summer." I'm not sure who she is, but the
picture certainly looks 1800's. There is a post mark on the back
that reads "September 30, 6AM, 1905 Atlantic City."
It is addressed to "Mr. Harry M. Woodside, 2118 Maryland Ave,"
and has the edge of a 1cent stamp.
Behind this picture is an original mirror that has lost
all of its silvering.
My guess is that this lower box probable held spools of thread?
I'm still trying to decide if I should use some
leather oil or not?
Have you ever heard of Black Forest pincushions
I'm now the proud owner of one!
This is my 1st Black Forest piece...plus this one is
also a thimble holder!!
Likely carved from Lindenwood, and stained
with a rich Walnut Brown.
The pincushion is in a very fragile state with all the original
I'll be making a new cushion, and will use this original
What a special Christmas indeed!!!
This little grapevine tree ended up being a "Sheep Tree"!
Our big tree ended up being decorated with all the
old mercury style bulbs...I haven't taken a
picture of it yet.
I finally found my moment of peace where I
could just sit and relax and enjoy all the
decorating, Christmas music, and a
wonderful hot Mocha....yeah!
On my way to the post office on Christmas Eve I passed a
special little sight....
Our nearby neighbor's geese were close to the road,
and I was able to get a picture of this
busy little Christmas flock!
Peace Be Still my friends as we enter the year of 2015!
~ Weekend Soul Food ~
Every word of God is pure:
he is a shield unto them that put
their trust in him.
~ Proverbs 30:5...KJV ~
Blessings of Cheerfulness to all,
from Scattered Seed Samplers
~ Kindly, Tammy