Friday, August 19, 2016

Schoolgirl Sneak Peek ~

Welcome dear needlefolk friends!

Most of my week was spent filling
purchase orders for patterns,
which involves lots of time
at the print shop, then
bagging and finally

Which did not help the fact that I'm
really running behind schedule this month!

However, I'm very happy to have the 
design all charted for Schoolgirl Samplar Clubs
next release (kit No. 2).

How about a wee sneak peek...
The title has been chosen ~ 
"Schoolworke Exemplary"

The frame has also been chosen...
The model will fit into this old 9" by 7" frame

Model is being stitched with... 
~ 36ct. R&R  Abecedarian Blend Linen 
~ Weeks Dye Works Thread

I'll be stitching like crazy all weekend...the race is 
on to the finish line!

Next week I'll share my progress!

I love how early samplers held such
pieces of her past for the young schoolgirl!


An early morning walk reveals the
secret life of the spider...

The morning dew glistening on their 
intricately woven webs!  

Spiders spin webs to catch their dinner!

When an insect, such as a fly, flies into a spider's web,
it gets stuck on the sticky threads.

Then the spider can approach the trapped
victim and uses its fangs to inject venom...creepy!


Many busy bees working hard 
in the early morning hours...

The cool morning dew must feel very refreshing
as they buzz from one plant to the next!

Lots of volunteer pumpkin plants are 
growing like crazy in our big ditch where we
dump leaves, grass and weeds.

Hope to gather a nice harvest of free pumpkins!


For Sale on Ebay this week...

Birds of a Feather...
To go to this auction ~ Click HERE

I'll be selling many samplers over the 
next several months that were all shop
models from my former needlework shop
Salem Stitchery...all stitched and framed 
by me personally!

Notforgotten Farm...
To go to this auction ~ Click HERE

The Primitive Needle...
To go to this auction ~ Click HERE

Blackbird Designs...
To go to this auction ~ Click HERE

These finished models are ALL looking for
good new homes and are ready to
hang in YOUR home!


Weekend Soul Food...

For thou hast been a strength to the poor,
a strength to the needy in his distress,
a refuge from the storm.

Isaiah 25:4...KJV


My son Samuel took this awesome photo
last night as yet another big storm
passed over our farm...this time 
no trees were damaged!

Enjoy a lovely weekend, 


  1. That's a big web!
    What a great pic your son took.
    Glad the storm passed though.

  2. Samuel's photograph is wonderful!