Monday, July 11, 2016

Original Sampler Models ~ For Sale ~

Welcome dear needlefolk friends ~
I'm keeping cool inside today...very hot and humid!

Days like this are great for finding 
inspiration in a good book...

This is an older book copyright 1994,
but each and every page (160) will fill you with a 
sense of calmness!

"Paradise on earth" is how Tasha describes 
her garden, she lives off the land with flowers and 
vegetables providing her food!

Her paradise is filled with an enchanting
menagerie ~ corgies, Nubian goats, cats, chickens,
fantail doves, and forty or more exotic finches, 
cockatiels, canaries, nightingales, and parrots!

Tasha's house was a hand~hewn home
in New England and she lived a nineteenth 
century legendary lifestyle...she sadly 
passed away several years ago!

Tasha was also a wonderful watercolor artist,
author and illustrator, publishing many
books in her lifetime.

It's fascinating to read about Tasha's 
gardening secrets! 

Her enchanting books will dazzle you with
 her beautiful gardens and inspire you with practical
ideas about improving your own plots of land!


I decided it's time to start parting with original
sampler models that I stitched and framed
during the years of being a shop owner
for Salem Stitchery (2007~2013)...

This wonderful Halloween sampler was hand stitched,
finished and framed by me, the sampler is dated
2009 with my initials TB.

The pattern was from Carriage House Samplings.
I stitched the sampler on 32ct Lakeside Linen
"Vintage Autumn Gold" using overdyed 
threads by WDW and Gentle Art.

The finished sampler is mounted into a 
quality black frame.

This sampler is looking for a new home,
click HERE to hang it on YOUR wall!


Do you love "Hearts"?
Next, are three little heart samplers...
This pattern was from "4 My Boys", 
and stitched on 35ct R & R linen "Kansas City Blend",
using overdyed WDW and Gentle Art.

Mounted into a 7.5" by 6.5" brown frame.

To visit this Ebay auction click HERE


This next one is also from "4 My Boys"...
This model was stitched on 32ct linen using
overdyed threads from WDW and Gentle Art.

Mounted into a 7.5" by 7.5" black frame.

Click HERE to check out this auction!


And the last one up for auction this week is...
Is a pattern from Heartstring Samplery
 stitched on 32 overdyed linen.

Mounted into a quality 8" by 7" distressed frame.

Please click HERE for all the details!


Weekly Soul Food...

I can do all things through Christ 
which strengtheneth me.

Philippians 4:14...KJV


Every summit I reach seems the highest,
with my valleys below God renews me

I can say my goodbyes to all the struggles 
and tears, when I see through His eyes I've got 
nothing to fear!

For joy's there to meet me and wisdom's my friend
My companions that help me find purpose again!

Thank you for stopping by and visiting 
with me today, your friendship is so very 
dear to me!

Kindly, Tammy


  1. Really interesting post, love the photos :)

  2. Thanks Tammy for sharing these photos and words.
    Tasha was a beautiful and so inspiring Lady. Her world is so peaceful. We miss her so much...
    I love the photo whith her parrot. It reminds me my little Gray, my sunshine.
    Your samplers are beautiful!
    Wishing you a lot of stitching...
    Take care