Monday, August 3, 2015

Memories of my youth...

Hello friends and are you?

Are you all rested from a relaxing weekend, and ready to 
start this new week that has been gifted to you?

Buried treasures from the "Farmhouse East Wing"...

It has been many years since my dear Grandmother passed away,
 but her memories are the foundation of my childhood.

 The photo is of my Grandmother 
as a young girl...Lovingly, Mary Robbins.

When my mother and I packed up all her earthly possessions, I 
was gifted ALL her sewing I'm the only one in
  the family to inherit working with needle & thread!

This was a difficult undertaking for my mother and I, 
and all of the boxed up childhood treasures have
remained unpacked after all these years!

Until last week, when I decided I was finally ready to 
go on a mission to find the embroidery hoops Grandma 
taught me how to sew with as a young girl.

After many hours in the East Wing (storage room) of the
farmhouse, I finally opened the right box...

Very worn and weathered, I started by rubbing the wood 
down with Old English to bring back the luster...the left side
is undone and the right side now looks lovely!

Next, out to my husbands workshop for a minor
it's as good as new!

I am absolutely overjoyed to hold this in my hands once 
again after all these years!

I remember well my Grandma hand stitching the linen
strips onto the hoop!

The best part was opening up the tool box, and how the
memories filled my head...along with a few tears!

Oh, how I loved the little amber glass bottle that we used to keep 
our needles in...I had forgotten all about it!

I'm really looking forward to designing a special larger
sampler using this faithful old friend!

On Friday, I'll share my Grandma's wonderful
stash of hand held embroidery hoops.

On Sunday, we had gone to Rochester, Minnesota,
but due to road construction on Interstate~90,
we decided to take the back roads...

Oh boy, I'm I ever glad we scenic!

"Garvin Brook"... old train trestle land marker!

Under this old rustic train trestle is a bubbling brook...

A small brook with a very soothing bubbling sound!

So peaceful and quaint!

Such wonderful workmanship, but wait until you 
see the main attraction...

Wow, great old stone bridge!

Dated 1882...that's 133 years old!

Covered with wild vines...right up my alley!

I no longer have the time to keep my Ebay Shop as active as
it once was.

However, I've been looking forward to the day when my
feedback score would reach a certain number...

And today is the day, birth year!

Little mile markers to make my work fun and enjoyable!

~ Weekly Soul Food ~

My son, if thou wilt receive my words, 
and hide my commandments with thee,

So that thou incline thine ear unto wisdom, 
and apply thine heart to understanding;

Yea, if thou criest after knowledge, 
and liftest up thy vioce for understanding;

If thou seekest her as silver, 
and searchest for her as for hid treasures;

Then shalt thou understand the fear of the Lord, 
and find the knowledge of God.

~ Proverbs 2:1~5...KJV ~

Have a great week my friends, hope you'll
stop back on Friday to see what's new
at Scattered Seed Samplers!

Remove not the ancient landmark,
which thy fathers have set.  Proverbs 22:28


  1. What magnificent treasures! Love the road trip pictures

  2. What lovely treasures you have from your grandmother. My grandmother taught me to sew and stitch. Such fond memories.

  3. Oh my gosh Tammy what a blessing to have those treasures they are just beautiful besides being functional! Thank you for taking us along on the back road perfect trip....gorgeous. Many blessings....

  4. Such wonderful treasures. I have treasures from my Great Aunt Ethel, my grandma's sister. She taught me to sew. My grandma died when I was very young.

  5. Oh how treasured these things must be for you - sweet reminders of times gone by.....and perhaps times to come. I hope that in Heaven one of the things God allows us to have and do involve stitching with loved ones. blessings, marlene