Friday, January 2, 2015

~ January's Gift Drawing Giveaway ~

 Welcome dear friends to

I myself am struggling with getting back into the swing
of things!

Perhaps on Monday I'll be able to get back into 
my normal routine.


This year I'll be doing a MONTHLY gift drawing givaway!

The monthly drawings will be held the
first week of the new month.

Here is January's gift....

~ A little notepad ~

This would fit perfectly into your sewing basket,
purse, car etc.

~ Published by Primitives by Kathy ~

These monthly drawings will be through my blog only.
To enter your name:

~ Either leave a comment at the end of this post


~ Leave a comment by emailing me at
The winning name will be announced on MONDAY'S post.

If you are the winner, please forward me your shipping
address.....thank you ~♥~


Have you ever gone through your entire house trying
to find something?

Well I have MANY times, sometimes I'm lucky
and find what I'm looking for, and others times not so lucky.

In our big old farmhouse there's a room which I've
called the "EAST WING".  (It's upstairs & faces the east)

I was on a mission to find an old book I was 
looking for.....which I never found!


Instead I ended up finding something else.....

I'd completely forgotten that I even owned this!
Can you guess what it is?

The little brass hinge works perfectly on this really old 
tooled leather tintype picture book.

The red padded velvet is still in wonderful condition!

I was so excited to have found this in my East
to decide where I'll display it?


For those of you who like Antiques, Primitives, Shaker, 
Early you also like hearts?

If you do, here's a great little book.....

This sweet little book even comes with a slip cover!

~ Mary Emmerling's American Country Hearts ~

Hardcover, copyright 1988 by Chris Mead, Inc.
ISBN 0-517-56989-2

and here is an inside glimpse.....

Iron hinge with cut out heart motif.

Framed mourning picture from New England, late 18th century.
On the right page, pottery inkwell with heart decoration, 
Pennsylvania cira. 1850.

Painted hanging cupboard, Pennsylvania cira. 1880.
On the right, Dower Chest with painted hearts, 
Pennsylvania cira. 1820.

Heart key latch on a Connecticut Painted Blue Box.
On the right, Patchwork Quilt 1840-1850.

Iron Sewing Bird, 18th Century.
On the right, Wooden Washboard, Ohio, late 18th century.

Tin cookie cutter using Heart & Hand imagery, PA, 19th century.
On the right, set of Tin Cookie Cutters, Ohio, 19th century.

Hooked Hearth Rugs, late 19th century.

Miniature Band Paper Box used for keepsakes, PA, 18th century.
On the right, stoneware crock, Vermont cira. 1830.

Oh how I LOVE this little book, there is SO much
packed into these pages!

Very Inspiring!

5 Heart (star) Rating  ~ ♥♥♥♥♥ ~


~ Weekly Soul Food ~

The Lord is thy keeper;
the Lord is thy shade upon thy
right hand.

~ Psalm 121:5...KJV ~


Now I'm off to gather my thoughts for my next
pattern.....I'm thinking something more

Don't forget to enter your name in the drawing,
and remember to check back on MONDAY to
see if you're the winner!

Winter Blessings from Scattered Seed Sampler,
~ Kindly, Tammy ~


  1. Hi Tammy...Please put my name in the hat for that sweet little notepad. These days I find if I don't jot things down the idea might be lost forever. :-)

  2. Tammy, I am so enjoying your designs. I didn't realized until you posted your 1 year anniversary post that you'd only been doing Scattered Seed Sampler for a year. Your blog and designs are inspiring to me. I am looking forward to seeing what you come up with in the new year! Beautiful find in your East Wing. I love the book also. How generous for you to do a monthly drawing! Thank you and God Bless you in this new year.

  3. Mary Emmerling put the sweet little heart book together--I have had it in my library for years Beautiful find in your east wing--a girl can never have to many notepads

  4. Please enter my name in your drawing also. Thank you Tammy. I used to see Mary Emmerling books in lots of places put haven't come across any recently. Wonderful little book. Love the hinged leather photo holder also. Those tiny hinges are so fun; my grandmother had a ring box with a hinge.

  5. I've never seen a notepad like that, pretty neat! Please add me for this giveaway. Love hearts, especially prim. Yeah, I always find things that I wasn't looking for, and then hope on a future sweep that I'll find what I was looking for before! Thanks Tammy, love the idea of a monthly giveaway.

  6. Wonderful pictures...please enter my name in the drawing....isn't it fun to find something you forgot about?!

  7. Happy 2015 to you, Tammy! It is so wonderful when you find a "forgotten" treasure. I am enjoying your designs, thank you.
    Please enter me in this little giveaway...I'm a list making person.
    Busy Hands...Happy Heart

  8. Hi Tammy,

    Happy New Year to you. I love Mary's little heart book. In fact, it's one of my very favorite heart books. The little verses scattered throughout the book are a sweet addition, too.

    Hope I'm the lucky winner of your giveaway!

    Stay warm and's cold and rainy here.

    Diane in North Carolina

    1. Hi Diane,

      I've been hoping to hear from you all were the winner for February's notepad drawing! I sent you an email, but you must not have received it. I just need an address so I can get the notepad shipped out to you :) Hope to hear from you soon. Kindly, Tammy

  9. Tammy, I love your patterns.
    Are you related to the handsome fellow in the awesome album?
    I will look forward to your weekly drawings.
    Happy New Year

    1. Hi Paula, No, I'm not related to the fellow in the photo, but it sure would be neat to know more about him and who he was! Also, thought I should mention that my gift drawings will be held monthly not weekly....just so you're not disappointed! Blessings for a wonderful New Year :)

  10. Hi there - the little pad is so charming, as are the wonderful things you have found!!!!
    Happy New Year!!

  11. I have this little book as well as one about flags. Love them both. Please include me in your drawing. I love these little pads. Looking forward to another pattern!

  12. Happy New Year Tammy; may your next year be as successful and prolific as your last. I am so looking forward to your spring design. Please enter me in the drawing. Again, Happy New Year.

  13. The pictures from the Mary Emmerling book are beautiful! The notepad design would make a nice needle punch pattern, don't you think? I am the same about trying to find things in my home. When looking for one item I find another and I am on a different path entirely. Not that that is a bad thing at all! It is fun to find things that inspire us! Karen in NC