Friday, January 30, 2015

~ Hot Mocha on a Winter's Day ~

Hello and welcome dear friends and stitchers.

I don't know where this week disappeared to, but I 
sure wish there were more hours in a day!

Better yet, I need another lifetime just
for my needlework pleasures!


~ Studio News ~

I'll be finished stitching my next handwork project 
this weekend.

This piece will not be framed.  

One of my Studio friends would like to give you a little
sneak peek of some fabric we chose....

This fabric is a perfect match for the finishing.

It really matches the Terra Cotta pot.

A special note to my friend Candace, this is NOT the 
one you're hoping for, but it's coming....sorry to keep you waiting!

I'll be releasing many Springtime finishes in the next
few months :)


I love keeping my sewing basket exciting.  

In anticipation for SPRING, I changed my needle case....

Lovely old needlecase with carved rabbits.

Pretty sewing tools in my basket is all it takes to 
make my heart very happy  ~♥~


A good hot Mocha coffee ALSO makes my 
heart very happy!

While a Starbuck's or Caribou Coffee House is fun for
a treat once in a while, I certainly can't afford 
their high prices on a daily basis!

So this is how I make my Mocha's at home....

This is my favorite Chocolate Mocha mix by Ghirardelli.

For years it came packaged in the round container on the right, 
but last year the company changed it to the bag style. 

Unfortunately they lowered the content weight and raised
the price!!!

I'm so happy I never threw out my round container, which
is much more user friendly.

Next you will need coffee....

The one thing that I make sure is ORGANIC is my 
instant coffee.

Coffee is one of the leading foods we consume that is highly
treated with chemicals, pesticides and herbicides....YUK!!!

I finally found this wonderful Organic Decaffeinated Instant
coffee at our local People's Food Co~Op.

The flavor is absolutely wonderful!!

Next mixing it all together....

Add the following for one cup of GREAT MOCHA:

~ 8 ounce cup
~ fill with your choice of milk
~ Microwave on Medium-low 4 minutes 20 seconds
(low heat & longer time prevents milk from boiling over)

I use Skim milk which creates a scum on top after being in the 
microwave, so I take the end of my spoon and remove it before adding
the ingredients.

Add 1 teaspoon of instant coffee and 1 heaping teaspoon 
of Mocha mix and stir....ENJOY!!!


This old bear sits all alone in the farmhouse....

This big guy belongs to my husband.  I was so excited 
to find the perfect little friend to sit on his lap....

The white fur has aged to the exact color on both of them!

What a sweet pair!


I was blown away by an email I received last week on this
pincushion that I had for sale in my Ebay Store...

The production manager from FOX TELEVISION purchased
this from me and needed it shipped air overnight for 
a television shooting!

She told me that this pincushion will be a PROP in the new 
mini series called "Salem"!

I'm not familiar with this show, but my pincushion will be featured late this fall in ~


She also said it was exactly what they were looking for and 
absolutely loved it!

It was a really nice 5.5" in diameter pincushion box with detailed
viney branches and little flowers.

The bottom was stamped with the makers hallmark ~

"Middletown Plate" 
Quadruple Plate (2)
Hard White Metal

I still can hardly believe it!

If anyone sees it later this fall, please let me know!


~ Weekend Soul Food ~

I can do all things through
Christ which strengtheneth me.

~ Philippians 4:13...KJV ~


Thank you for stopping by and visiting with me today.

Enjoy a hot Mocha and have a 
wonderful weekend...please stop back on Monday!

Blessings from Scattered Seed Samplers,
~Kindly, Tammy~


  1. I just saw an advertizement for that new show today. It looks like it's gonna be a scary one.
    I'm so happy for your hubby's bear. Makes me feel warm and fuzzy :-)

  2. Bears are adorable, I really like your bunny pin cushion....would love to find one like that! Too cool about the pincushion box it's now a "movie star"...blessings...

  3. You know Tammy that I am waiting with bated breath for that piece you will be doing a little bit later. It is probably good for me to have to wait... But I can hardly. I am so anticipating that particular piece. I also love, love, love that white rabbit needle case. That is absolutely beautiful. What a gem. Stay warm my friend. Candace

  4. Hey that's pretty neat! I'll keep an eye out for the pincushion because I watch that show. The second season comes this April. Love the rabbit needlecase and the recipe for the chocolate mocha sounds scrumptious. I'll have to try it!