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
Oh, how wonderful it was to start stitching
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!
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!
Next on my list, was my favorite handwork thread at
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 ~
~ 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.
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.
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!
These next photos are courtesy of my son Sam,
while on a drive in Amish country....
Up the hills....watch for cattle crossing AND
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!!
~ Weekend Soul Food ~
How much better is it to get
wisdom than gold! and to get
understanding rather to be chosen
~ 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 ~