Friday, September 11, 2015

"Harvest Waiting" Pinkeep ~ Revealed

Welcome all my special friends...I've got lots of
exciting things to share with you today!

I've been keeping crazy hours trying to stay on schedule
with the model in progress for the Little Sparrow Pinkeep Club!

Finally, rising above the thread issue at 2:00 a.m. on 
Monday, I was finally able to make some 
headway on the Oak leaves and the final
finishing, late last night.

Then this morning I decided to create a 
special "Acorn" to add to the finish!

Finally, I'm ready to share my work with you... 

"Harvest Waiting" Pinkeep Pillow & Acorn Fob
©2015 Scattered Seed Samplers

Stitched on 32ct Country French ~ Golden needle.

The model was coffee stained,
and stuffed with carded sheep wool.

The finishing fabric from Andover fabrics by Jo Morton.

Yesterday, while  finishing the pinkeep pillow,
I was also admiring my collection of acorns all at 
the same time...

These antique acorns have taken years to gather...they
are like trying to find a needle in a haystack!

While antiquing this summer I found these very rare
beautiful rings...

I've been wanting to incorporate them into one of my 
club kits...lovely Amber at its best!

They look like Bakelite, but I'm not positive if they are or not?

After gathering some ideas in my head, I decided to 
go "Wool" shopping last night after supper...

I'm very happy with the brown tweed wool I found for the caps
of the acorn, while using Belfast Linen ~ Dark Cobblestone
for the nut, packed with sawdust and rubbed down 
with some antiquing stain.

Here is the finished acorn that I made this morning.

So much fun to make!

My two favorite antique acorns...with my handmade one in 
the middle...what do you think?


Oh, how I struggled to start this blog on April 22,
have no idea!

I was definitely "at war" with my computer, 
but determined to win the battle!

My heart is truly filled with joy to reach this milestone 
number of 100,000 page views...all my thanks goes to YOU
my faithful friends and followers!

Thank YOU ALL from the bottom of my heart for helping 
to make my dream come true!

If you would like to enter your name to win the
 "Pumpkin Fellow" pinkeep ~

Please leave a comment at the end of the post letting me 
know what "you are most thankful for."

OR, leave a comment on my FACEBOOK PAGE ~ 

The winning name will be announced on Monday's post

If you are the winner, I will need a shipping to address!

I sincerely thank you for your continued 
support of Scattered Seed Samplers!

I love receiving packages in the mail... how about you?

I received a highly anticipated package from the very
talented and "True Folk Artist" ~

David Schump of "The Art Tramp"

Just look at the high quality of craftsmanship in
this beautiful "Heart in Hand" Threadholder & Pinkeep...

I love the phrase... Hands to Work ~ Hearts to God!

When I visited his web site, and saw this incredible
work of art, I knew right away I had to have one!

He offers them in different colors of wood stain, 
and velvet's for the pinkeep.

I love symbolism and chose a black/brown stain
with a red rubbed edge and warm white velvet heart.

Thus, symbolizing "Purity of Heart", the dark wood (sin),
red rubbed edge (cleansing blood of the Lamb), white
heart (forgiveness of sin ~ clean slate).

It sits on a table beside my stitching chair, every time I look
at it I'm just amazed at David's rare incredible talent!

Here is a glimpse of some of David's other offerings...

I thought this quality of workmanship was a thing of the past...until
I found David Schump's work!

 Isn't his work just amazing!

Even David's business card is so cool!

Here David's contact information if you would like to treat
 yourself to something extraordinary!

I had the pleasure of using my special
 helping hand last night ...  

Stitching the seam on "Harvest Waiting" pinkeep.

It's back, it's back...Starbuck's Pumpkin Spice Latte...

I'm planning on treating myself to a cup this weekend!

~ Weekend Soul Food ~

Blessed are the pure in heart:
for they shall see God.

Matthew 5:8...KJV

Blessings for a relaxing weekend...see you on Monday!

Don't forget to enter your name for the gift giveaway...just by 
leaving a comment.


  1. I am most thankful for the freedom to worship my Lord. Secondly, I am thankful to have my Mom living with my family. I recently retired and it is so nice to spend some quality time with her...especially since we both love to stitch!...thanks! Jennifer Richardson ... Conway, Arkansas

  2. Cute acorns! I am most thankful for good health a loving family and the abilityto my bills with a little left over,

  3. Love the acorns! Without a doubt, I am most thankful for the grace of God.

  4. "Harvest Waiting" is a wonderful design and I love your adorable acorn and cute pumpkin pin keep. I am thankful for the Freedom and Liberty God has granted America.Especially today, on 9-11.

  5. Right now I am most thankful for my husband seeing me through the trials of back surgery!

  6. I am thankful my belly is full and a little extra money for stash :)

  7. I am thankful my belly is full and a little extra money for stash :)

  8. Hi Tammy, today I am thankful for today, each day is a true blessing! Congratulations on 100000 views, you have inspired me to keep trying this blogging journey!

  9. Love the Pumpkin Fellow Pinkeep and the acorn. I am thankful for my family and my health.

  10. I'm thankful for my 2 amazing sisters....

  11. I am thankful for my family and for all the sewing & stitching time that I can get. Love your pinkeep!

  12. I am very thankful for the Lord's hug when I need it most!!
    Thank YOU for the opportunity to win that beautiful fall treat!

  13. Tammy I am thankful to the Lord that you got your blog off the ground. Your posts are always a blessing to me. I am most thankful for a loving God that saves us from ourselves! Many blessings to you my dear.

  14. What lovely work and that acorn is just incredible. I am most thankful I think that God is Love and He loves me no matter what. I have known this concept, but this week for some reason, it is like I just heard it for the first time. Not for what I do but for who I am.
    I love your pinkeep too. I have been waiting to see the whole thing. I is awesome. I am so glad I found your blog.

  15. I am thankful for my sweet husband who always encourages me with whatever I am doing. I am thankful for the wonderful blog friends that I have met since starting my blog September 2010. I love your designs and would love to be in the draw for the pumpkin

  16. I am most thankful for the foundation I was given from my parents. They nurtured and loved me and were the most exceptional examples of how to live and love. I am also thankful to have found the courage to pursue my dream of making Tramp Art as I am just starting my journey as The Art Tramp. And finally, I am blessed to have such wonderful and talented friends like Tammy to encourage and support my efforts to turn my dream into a reality. Tammy is extraordinary as an artist, a person and a friend!

  17. I am very thankful for a God who loves me beyond measure, my loving husband and my beautiful daughter as well as all of the necessities I need to live life.

  18. I am very thankful for a God who loves me beyond measure, my loving husband and my beautiful daughter as well as all of the necessities I need to live life.

  19. I am most thankful for the good health of my wonderful family.

  20. Hi Tammy,
    Thanks as always for your beautiful and nourishing posts! It is very difficult to narrow my thanks as I have so many blessings in my life that I am thankful for but because of her ongoing health issues, I am feeling most thankful these days for the gift of my mom as her dementia continues to progress - thankful I am within two hours of her, thankful my sister lives next door so mom can still be at home, thankful for a supportive husband who understands I need to see mom often, thankful despite the many downsides to dementia that it is also a 'tool' that can bring families closer.
    Thanks for your gorgeous stitching patterns and incredible clubs and the opportunity to win your precious Pumpkin Fellow!

  21. I am thankful for my health and family. Also thankful for my PSS family.

  22. Your designs are wonderful as always! I am so thankful that my mom is finally getting her strength back and is able to be back home after being in and out of the hospital five different times since April of this year. She even celebrated her 88th birthday in May. She is an amazing woman and I thank God for her.

  23. Your blog is a joy to behold Congrats on 100,00 page views Im Thankful God is still on the Throne and he answers prayer according to his time not mine Please enter my name in your giveaway Thank You for that
    linda m

  24. Congrats on the 100K page views! Love the new toy and the Pinkeep. I really like the look of the linen you used for your acorn; I'll have to go check that out! I am thankful for my family, my fur kids, 4 of them!, the roof over my head, and my obsession- cross stitch! Thank you Tammy!

  25. Hi Tammy,
    You always create such lovely pieces! While I am thankful for many things, perhaps what I am most thankful for is being spared from any deficits from my stroke in February, a true blessing and miracle from God!! Life is truly a gift!!
    Thank you for your generous Giveaway!
    Warm Hugs to you~

  26. The club piece is cute.
    And the Acorn is so darn cute.
    What a great collection of Acorns you have.
    The Heart In Hand Pinkeep is truly unique, what a treasure.
    I would love to win the Pumpkin Fellow.
    I am thankful for my health, my wonderful husband, and the cross stitch community.

  27. I am thankful for you Tammy. God bless you. I am going to share this post with our second son who is now in trade school to become a carpenter. He also loves art and is good at it!

  28. Good morning-I am most thankful for my family, friends and the ability to awake every morning and be grateful for all.

  29. Wow! Beautiful blog once again Tammy I love the new club darling is that acorn! Kudus to you for a lovely blog on David's incredible work lucky you to own a piece of his art work...enjoy! I am truly Thankful for my family and Gods plan in my life....blessings always Tammy....

  30. What a beautiful blog! Thank you for your contest. I'm most grateful for God, my family, and my health.

  31. I am thankful for my family and my health. And if that isn't enough blessing, I am inspired by your (and others') blog! Thank you.

  32. Love your blog and would love to win your little pumpkin -how fun!

  33. I am thankful that my daughter is winning her fight against cancer. Love your patterns and all the things you make! Thank uou for the cute give a way!

  34. I am thankful that my daughter is winning her fight against cancer. Love your patterns and all the things you make! Thank uou for the cute give a way!

  35. Hands down family and the fabulous friends I have made in my rug hooking journey! Love your work, perfection.


  36. Love the pumpkin pin keep and the new design! Today I'm thankful for my health, my family and my dog Murphy!

  37. So thankful for inspiring designers like you! Love your latest fall finish with the acorn! ..Kimberly

  38. I am thankful for all of life's Simple Pleasures...... Your blog is such a source of inspiration...look forward to Mondays and Fridays...
    Busy Hands...Happy Heart

  39. I am thankful for the fellowship of stitchers near and far. It is so nurturing to belong to such a gentle, soulful community.

  40. I am so thankful for all of my many blessings, especially my stitching friends and family. I am also thankful that fall is almost here!
    The club piece is beautiful!

  41. I am thankful for my health and my family.. Thank you for the give away, love your blog. Sandi.

  42. I absolutely love your collection of acorns! They're very unique! I am very thankful for a loving family and supportive friends, my health, employment that has allowed me to retire comfortably and a lovely home with food on the table at every meal. So many others go without shelter or food and I consider myself very blessed indeed!

  43. The Art Tramp is truly talented!!! What a lovely piece.
    I am thankful to have been born in America and there is no where else I would rather be.
    Hugs :)

  44. I am always so very thankful for my family and my health. Thank you for the chance to win.

  45. I am thankful for creative people like yourself who can create beautiful work. I am also thankful to have friends, children and a husband. I am greatful to be able to experience and enjoy life to the fullest. Thanks for your blog, I love all your pics.

  46. I'm thankful for the Internet which allows us to see so many beautiful creations that we otherwise could not! Nd thanks for sharing!

  47. I am thankful for the blessings I family, my stitching.....and I am thankful for the internet and the great stitchers who share their talents. Thank you.

  48. I'm thankful for God, my family and friends. I couldn't make it without all of them.

  49. I am thankful for many blessings, but most of all for My faith!


  50. Love, love, love Harvest Waiting! And the acorn is wonderful - I can just see a small bowl full of acorns with all different wools. I know the giveaway is over but I just have to tell you that I am so thankful for the gift of The Holy Spirit...I'm studying Him right now and love the connection I am feeling. :) blessings, marlene