Friday, January 23, 2015

~ New Studio Stash ~

Hello and welcome dear friends!

Just think, January ~ the LONG month of 
January is nearly over....yeah!!!

I love when February finally rolls around 
because SPRING is just 
around the corner!

~ Studio News ~

After finally getting all caught up on 
shipping & paperwork, I spent
Wednesday and Thursday designing, pulling threads,
and choosing the right linen for my 
next sampler.

Oh, how wonderful it was to start stitching
last night....


It was really hard for me to lay my handwork 
down and go to bed!


Here's a sneak peek of how far I got.
 ~ a little Terra Cotta pot ~

My son Sam thinks this will be my best sampler so far!

I hope he's right.  We'll have to wait and see!

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While running errands in town, I treated myself to stopping at 
our local Quilt shop "Olive Juice" and Hancock Fabric.

Here's a look at the fabrics I'll add to my stash....


With so many bolts to choose from, I was very happy 
with my choices.


They meet all my requirements...especially the colors!

I love anything viney...in real life and on fabric!

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Next on my list, was my favorite handwork thread at
 Hancock Fabrics....


While driving home, all I could think about was, 'what will I 
use to hold all my new threads?'  

This little old red darning tin was my first thought.


Sweet little thing....it's looking for something special to hold!


At first I thought it would work, but it only holds 12 spools,
and I purchased 13!

Then I remembered this unique basket....


I was excited to count 19 spindles; but would the spools 
fit onto them or not?


YES....it's a perfect fit!

My sewing machine doesn't like the modern day threads, 
which are polyester.

I fell in love with this 100% cotton thread by ~ 

~ Gutermann
~ Made in Greece
~ 110 yards per spool
~ $2.05 per spool

Here is a list of the thread colors I purchased:

Color 1140 ~ light linen
 Color 3260 ~ dark linen
 Color 2410 ~ Hazelnut 
 Color 3880 ~ Mocha
 Color 2200 ~ Cocoa 
 Color 8935 ~ Moss Green
 Color 1661 ~ Mustard 
Color 4850 ~ Terra Cotta
Color 1800 ~ Copper
Color 4820 ~ Dark Copper
Color 3756 ~ Light Grey
Color 3400 ~ Medium Grey
Color 3630 ~ Dark Grey 

The spools are listed by the Color number only...I added the
name just to give you an idea of the color shade.

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I was hoping to share my personal pallet choices on the 
Needlepoint Silk (NPS) and DMC, but I haven't 
had time to finish the list yet.

I'll give an update as soon as the lists are complete.

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While looking through some old magazine clippings, 
look at what I found....


Oh this makes me smile....I laugh every time I look at it!

This sweet cottontail looks so much like Abigail...aka Abby!

For the last couple of years, during the winter months, 
we've been feeding our wild rabbits
with feed available from our local farm store.

Abby is alive and very well...I'll try to get a new photo 
of my pretty girl!

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These next photos are courtesy of my son Sam, 
while on a drive in Amish country....


Up the hills....watch for cattle crossing AND
Amish buggies! 


Down the hills, keep watching....you just never 
know what you'll see!


The horses wear "Blinders" over their eyes so they
 don't get spooked by the passing traffic.


And sure enough....horses pulling a SLED wagon!


Thank you Sam for your awesome 
drive by photography!!

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~ Weekend Soul Food ~

How much better is it to get 
wisdom than gold!  and to get 
understanding rather to be chosen
than silver!

~ Proverbs 16:16...KJV ~

***

Have a wonderful weekend my friends!

Please stop back on Monday
for another visit.

Blessings from Scattered Seed Samplers,
~ Kindly, Tammy ~


9 comments:

  1. Really looking forward to this next sampler... Always have fun seeing a new design of yours showing up on Hoffman Dis... Have a great weekend Tammy.

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  2. Looks like a beauty you are working on, Love the fabrics so pretty.
    The thread basket is a doozy, whereever did you find it, what a wonderful basket.

    Blessings
    Catherine

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  3. Filled with excitement over the new sampler loving the color you have chosen so far...great basket just perfect. Sam's photos are wonderful I so enjoy seeing them! Blessings...

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  4. Tammy, I love your photos. Every time I read your posts I feel like we are kindred spirits for sure! Loved the pics of the Amish buggy and sled. It reminded me of when I lived in western PA right in the middle of an Amish settlement.

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  5. I love to visit you Tammy just to see what lovely vignettes you've arranged, and you never disappoint. Those fabrics are perfection, very 1860's. I am with you on the olde threads, I search ebay for those and for flosses on wooden spools.

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  6. Hi Tammy,
    I am always so enamored with your lovely sewing pieces!! You have the most wonderful accessories and that basket is really just perfect!! Loved reading about those threads too! Next time I am visiting JoAnn's I will have to look for them!! Thank you for always sharing something interesting!!! LOVED the bunny story and Sam's photos too!!
    Warm Hugs to you~
    Julie

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  7. Hi Tammy,
    I am always so enamored with your lovely sewing pieces!! You have the most wonderful accessories and that basket is really just perfect!! Loved reading about those threads too! Next time I am visiting JoAnn's I will have to look for them!! Thank you for always sharing something interesting!!! LOVED the bunny story and Sam's photos too!!
    Warm Hugs to you~
    Julie

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  8. Love your spool basket - so cool with the little pin drum in the center. Poor little bunny - glad he got freed. Interesting that you don't care for overdyed threads. I love anything overdyed, thread, wool for rug hooking, yarn for knitting. Guess that is why there are so many choices to make all of us happy. Love the little lamb/sheep vignette and the red heart your husband carved is so special. Mel

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  9. What lovely photos on this post! All of the colors are so luscious! And the sweet bunny stuff!
    Thank you for sharing!

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