Friday, December 30, 2016

The Early Maiden Workbasket Club...

Welcome dear needlefolk friends!

Ahhh, it feels so good to be getting 
back into a normal routine!

And, I'm over the moon excited about the
New Year and exciting new opportunities that 
are on the horizon!

First off the list, is a new club schedule...
...after much thought I've decided to
only offer one club for 2017!

Coming Soon...

The Early Maiden Workbasket Club!

I'm super excited about this new club,
which offers four kits with the release dates of...

~ February
~ May
~ August
~ November

So, join us as we reflect the simple past,
echo the passion of Early Maidens, 
and become part of a rich 
heritage to future generations!

Membership sign up will be available
through my Esty Shoppe beginning on...

Sunday, January 1, 2017

More details will also be shared here on my 
blog on a special Sunday post!


Today, I'll be sharing a glimpse of
 Scattered Seed Sampler designs from 2016...
"Abby's Needlekeep"
This was the final kit from the retired 
Humble Hare Handwork Club 2015~2016

"Country Woolgatherer" Pinpillow
Third club kit from the retired
Sheepish Needle Samplar Club 2015~2016.

"Rest in the Lord" Scissor Mat
Fourth club kit from the retired 
Sheepish Needle Samplar Club 2015~2106

"Jewel of Wisdom"
First club kit from the retired
 Schoolgirl Samplar Club ~ 2016

"Schoolworke Exemplary"
Second club kit from the retired
Schoolgirl Samplar Club ~ 2016

"Harvest of Plenty"
Third club kit from the retired
Schoolgirl Samplar Club ~ 2016

"Come Dance with Me" pinkeep
First kit from the retired
Little Sparrow Pinkeep Club ~ 2016

"Mend Thy Soul" Tailor's Roll
Second kit from the retired 
Little Sparrow Pinkeep Club ~ 2016

"Pins & Needles" Pinkeep
Third kit from the retired 
Little Sparrow Pinkeep Club ~ 2016

The fourth & final Little Sparrow Club kit
"Gate Keeper"...will be released soon!

"Martha Howells 1849" 
Antique Reproduction Sampler
(pattern available click onto photo)

"Be Ye Virtuous"
Bee Samplar (pattern available click onto photo)

"Peace & Plenty" Scissor Mat
(pattern available click onto photo)


Farm Shop
Will Be Open On Saturday...

Our Farm Shop is located at ~
W4253 County Road B
West Salem, Wisconsin 54669
(608) 799~4418

If Saturday's don't fit into your schedule,
please call to make arrangements for a weekday!


Weekend Soul Food...

"O taste and see that the Lord is good:
blessed is the man that trusteth in him."

Psalms 34:8...KJV


Enjoy a wonderful weekend dear friends!

Blessings, Tammy

Friday, December 23, 2016

The Prince of Peace is Coming ~

Welcome dear needlefolk friends!

I've got some fantastic news to share!
Remember our wounded feathered friend...

I followed up with the Humane Society on Monday
and found out that he's doing really well!

He's eating and flying in his cage!
They took complete x~rays and found 
no broken bones or wings.

He is being transported to a Falcon
rehab facility in Prairie Du Chien, Wisconsin
until he is fully recovered and ready
to be released back on our farm!

It was a bitterly cold day when my 
husband found him, and they think that
perhaps the cold had depleted his 
energy and ability to he's
flying just fine.

The specialist in Prairie will be 
able to help him recover...yay!

I'll post updates as we learn more!


Our oldest son Nathan & family came
home early this year for Christmas and
have now left this past Wednesday.

Our grandchildren had fun playing in the snow...

A wee snowman created by wee kids...
Rachel & Caleb Black!

Rachel is 5 and Caleb is only 2!


Thursday we decided we needed 
a drive in the country to clear our heads...

Drive by photos taken by none other than my
traveling photographer son Sam!

Such sweet curious faces!

Very politely,
 this gently little gal let Sam take her photo! 

The day was still & chilly, 
but yet sunny and so lovely!

Gentle streams running through 
the country farm land!

Signs of a recent snowfall on the hillsides!

Even a couple country churches!

There is something so soothing 
about country churches! 


Now today, Friday, we are in the 
middle of yet another snow storm...

My short walk from the farmhouse
to my Studio shows the extra
large snowflakes!

Expecting 4" before it's over!

Bundling up is a must in my neck of the woods,
just to walk out our long driveway to get the mail,
and to feed my little feather friends who
are always eagerly awaiting my arrival!

It's getting onto supper time as I finish up 
this blog and my husband is just outside the
Studio plowing my parking lot and 
shoveling my walkway for me!

The front display window of the 
Farm Shop Studio was very simply this
year...the candles illuminating the angels is
so pretty when nightfall comes! 

I purchased these two angel statues  
25 years ago, they stand about 22" high beautiful in person!

I'll have to take a close up of them on a nice
sunny day so you can also enjoy their
 heavenly reflections!


Farm Shop 
will be closed this Saturday
in Celebration of Christmas Eve...

We will re~open 
on Saturday, December 31st.


Weekend Soul Food...

For unto us a child is born,
unto us a son is given:
and the government shall be 
upon his shoulder: 
and his name shall be called

The mighty God,
The everlasting Father,
The Prince of Peace.

Isaiah 9:6...KJV


Tidings of great joy from all of us 
here at Scattered Seed Samplers
to each & every one of you!

Christmas Blessings to All,
Lovingly, Tammy

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Club Updates...

Welcome dear needlefolk friends!

Just a quick update to let all 
Schoolgirl Samplar Club members
know that the"Harvest of Plenty"
kits shipped out in today's mail...YAY!


I'm working on 
Little Sparrow Pinkeep Clubs
year end kit for 2016!

Before December is over 
I'll be sharing the new club
schedule for 2017!


May goodness fill your soul
this Christmas Season!

Kindly, Tammy

Friday, December 16, 2016

A Winter's Day ~

Welcome dear needlefolk friends!

We are in the middle of a big snow storm...
expecting 10" before it's over!

It's safe to say we'll be
enjoying a White Christmas! 

"Olde Man Winter" may be showing
his face today, but that's just part of being
born and raised in Wisconsin!

Yesterday we could hear a flock of 
Swans flying over our farm...

Sounded like they were saying; 

Hope they find a nice warm state to
land in real soon!


After running errands this morning 
 I found my husband and son waiting for
me in my studio with a very
unusual surprise...

A wounded Kestrel!

This fellow swooped into my husbands shop.

Wounded, my husband picked him up and 
carried him outside for a few photos.

Kestrel's are North America's smallest falcon,
the American Kestrel packs a predator's fierce
intensity into its small body.

They brought him over to my Studio 
because I just happen to have 
a big old brass bird cage!

Kestrel's are one of the most colorful 
of all raptors.  

The male's slate~blue head and wings
contrast elegantly with his rusty~red back and tail.

Check out those talons!
Kestrel's love hunting for insects and other
small prey in open territory, perching on
wires or poles, or hover facing into the 
wind, flapping and adjusting their long 
tails to stay in place.

We're still not sure how he's hurt?

So, he patiently rested while my 
husband made some phone calls.

We ended up taking him to our local
humane society, which has an excellent care
facility for wounded birds.

They said we can check back on his
progress in a week and when he has
fully recovered they want to release him
 back on our farm.

The staff really liked the old brass bird cage!


Schoolgirl Samplar Club Update...

The back ordered WDW Thread has
FINALLY arrived!

I'll be working all weekend on getting 
kits packaged up, with an expected ship date
of Tuesday, December 20th.

I sincerely apologize for the 
very unexpected delay...thank you 
for your patience!!


I'm still working on last minute
Christmas decorating...

After things settle down,
I'll post some farmhouse pics!


Farm Shop will be open on Saturday...

If you're out braving the weather,
please stop in to warm up...I'd LOVE 
to meet YOU!

Our Farm Shop is located at ~
W4253 County Road B
West Salem, Wisconsin 54669
(608) 799~4418

If Saturday's don't fit into your schedule,
please call to make arrangements for 
a weekday!


Weekend Soul Food...

Behold the fowls of the air:
for they sow not, neither do they reap,
nor gather into barns; yet your
heavenly Father feedeth them.
Are ye not much better than they?

Matthew 6:26...KJV


Enjoy a wonderful weekend...stay warm & safe!

Farmhouse Blessings,

Friday, December 9, 2016

Have a Holly, Jolly Christmas ~

Welcome dear needlefolk friends!

A few short days ago we received news 
that our oldest son and his family are coming
home for Christmas EARLY...this coming Monday!

Soooo, I've been preoccupied with 
endless cleaning and decorating...

But, not without the help from my husband, 
and son Sam, we work well together 
with a team effort spirit!

Sam, even completely re~painted our 
small downstairs bathroom...looks so nice!

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It's been bitterly cold here in Wisconsin
the last few days...Brrrr!

My husband gifted me with two large sacks
of birdseed...yay, now I can bundle up to
go out and feed the birds!

Quite and peaceful morning here on the farm!

Our fence post crow (decoy) is waiting & watching
for more snow to arrive...we're expecting
5"~7" inches Saturday night!

This weekend I must get our Christmas Tree
put up and you have yours up yet?

Holidays are so exhausting,
but I'm looking forward to January...

Yes indeed...
 January is my month to relax,
unwind and regroup!

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Farm Shop will be open on Saturday...

If you're in the area,
please stop by...I'd LOVE to meet YOU!

Our Farm Shop is located at ~
W4253 County Road B
West Salem, Wisconsin  54669
(608) 799~4418

If Saturday's don't fit into your schedule,
please call to make arrangements for 
a weekday!

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Weekend Soul Food...

Though your sins be as scarlet,
they shall be as white as snow;
though they be red like crimson,
they shall be as wool.

Isaiah 1.:18...KJV

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Wishing you a holly, jolly Christmas!
Kindly, Tammy