Monday, May 16, 2016

Schoolgirl Samplar Club..."Jewel of Wisdom"

Welcome dear friends, hope you're enjoying
a great day!

As promised on Friday, 
I'm finally ready to share 
the first model for the
Schoolgirl Samplar Club...

"Jewel of Wisdom" 
©2016 Scattered Seed Samplers

While paging through some of my old 
journals, I came upon this sweet
little verse that I had written
years ago and decided to
design this samplar
around these words...

"May the Jewel of Wisdom Crown Thy Heart"
©1992 Tammy Black

Early samplars were full of symbolism, 
Jewel of Wisdom includes a key, heart, dogs
and two crowns with crosses on top.

~ Crown is the symbol of Hope
~ Cross is the symbol of Faith
~ Dog is the symbol of watchfulness & loyalty
~ Heart is the symbol of Charity
~ Key is also a symbol of Faith

Borders from the eighteenth century onwards
were used to frame the various motifs.

The companion pinkeep...
A sweet little heart shaped pinkeep to tuck
 into your favorite sewing basket!

Kits will include both the fabric and small o~ring...
Easy to make with simple instructions.

Last Friday, right as I was ending my blog the 
UPS truck pulled in to deliver my big
box of Weeks Dye Works linen...
I love their cool hand logo!

Looks like I'll be plenty busy this week cutting linen...
Eleven beautiful yards of 36ct. Straw linen for the
Schoolgirl Samplar "Jewel of Wisdom" kits.

The scheduled ship date is May 31st.

Hope you love the first club kit
 "Jewel of Wisdom" and companion "Heart" pinkeep!

There is still time to join...
Click HERE for membership information.


After all the years of faithfully going to Gold Rush,
Saturday, was my best and favorite year ever!

Let me show you why...
Two fabulous antique waiting in 
line to be reproduced!

I can hardly wait to reproduce this lovely sampler 
it is packed full of symbolism, with peacocks, 
fruit baskets, Lion, house, and Tulip border.

But, ONE very specific
 thing stands out...can you find it?

 If you know the answer...let me know!
(Clue, it's something you won't find often)

The second sampler is just as special...
Again, lots of symbolism!

Love the two sheep, plus there are two rabbits
and several birds. 

Now, for my next treasure...
I had to do some dickering to get the dealer to 
budge on his price!

I have just the perfect spot to put this !

My little thread waxer collection is finally growing...
 So hard to find these days...all three came from 
 my very favorite dealer!

She has endless outstanding, high quality, sewing goodies
that would almost make you start to drool!
It's always a tough decision to decide what to go for!

With a little elboy grease and steel wool,
this will be $2.00 well spent...
I'm hoping my husband can pull out some of 
the dents, the rust should be no problem.

These are so handy for pinkeep fillers such as;
sawdust, walnut shell, lavender, rice etc.

The tip of the funnel fits nicely into the opening 
of a pinkeep making it easy to pack and fill!


Weekly Soul Food...

Who can find a virtuous woman?  
For her price is far above rubies.

Favor is deceitful, and beauty is vain:
but a woman that feareth the Lord, 
she shall be praised.

Give her of the fruit of her hands; 
and let her own works praise her in the gates.

Proverbs 31: 10, 30, 31...KJV


Blessings for a great week ahead!

Kindly, Tammy


  1. Hi Tammy,
    Wow! Such lovely treasures that certainly came to live in a good home!! The two samplers are just wonderful and I know you will do a fabulous job reproducing them! By the way, is what you are looking for a worm in the pie? The divided box with the heart is FABULOUS and I am very partial to hearts so I love it! The thread waxers are in great condition too, and the jar with funnel was such a deal, rust and all!! I saw some recently and they were asking over $100.00 for them!!!!! Thankfully I found one for $18.00, which I thought was a very good price!!!
    Thanks for sharing such wonderful things each time you post!!
    Enjoy your week!
    Warm Hugs~

  2. Such wonderful new/old treasures. I'm a bit jealous :)

  3. I looked and looked for that special thing. Could it possibly be the candy cane in the fruit basket?
    I loved your heart pin keep. It is so sweet. You come up with some of the nicest creations.

  4. What beautiful finds !
    Loving the two antique samplers.

  5. I knew you would do well at the Gold Rush! ;)

  6. I so love this idea of a sampler club and your Kit is wonderful.
    love to join.. but can i begin with first kit payment on that then pay ahead before next comes out/?

    1. Dear Queen Bee, Memberships are still available, I have a quarterly installment plan available which allows you to pay as each kit is released. I can invoice you through PayPal...I would just need an email address, or credit card by calling me at (608) 799~4418. The membership listing through Etsy lists all in information, please email me with any questions at

      Kindly, Tammy