Saturday, October 29, 2016

Farm Shop Tour ~

Welcome dear needlefolk friends!

Today is the day for sharing some photos I've gathered together
of my little shop & studio located here on our farm!

Once upon a time this old building (over 100 years old) 
was a carriage style garage and chicken coop...

In 2006, my kind husband completely remodeled this 
leaning old building...a true labor of love!

On a separate post I'll have to share before'd 
be truly amazed at the transformation!

A pair of pottery fence post crows proudly keep
an ever watchful eye on things!

I feel so blessed to have a nice cozy work shop to 
call my own...just a short walk from the old farmhouse!

Every autumn pottery owls line up...looking out at the 
farmhouse & watching for visitors to pull into the driveway!

This side of the old farmhouse is really starting to show its age!

The old brick is in much need of tuck pointing
 (repair of the mortar joints.)

Marigold's that don't want to say good bye to summer,
surrounded by little pumpkin friends!

A wheelbarrow full of free little volunteer pumpkins 
and gourds from our ditch behind the barn!

Welcome to my farm shop, when you walk in the door
directly to the right is a guest book table with a jar
 of candy corns and guest chair for husbands!

Check out counter and matching cutting counter
were custom made by my talented husband!

Antiques sewing tools and baskets are for sale 
throughout the shop!

Hand carved crows also made by that husband of mine,
 keep an every watchful eye on that jar of candy corns!

With the door closed, to the left, hangs finished samplers
and owls all for sale!

Next, is an electric fireplace that keeps my shop toasty warm!
Surrounded by antique spinning wheel, click winder, 
yarn winder, sewing box and heavy iron ram!

All kinds of old goodies on top of the fireplace!

The two windows on this side of the shop look out to
County Road B...the road we live on!

The big red bowl on the chair has scrap pieces
of miscellaneous linen for sale. 

A broader view of the shop from the front door!
Baskets in the curved glass cabinet are
 not for sale...for display only!

Lots of hard to find antique sewing boxes are for sale!

This old cabinet holds AVAS Silk thread...full line is available!
Spinner racks hold Weeks Dye Works , Gentle Art 
and Classic Colorworks threads!

Full line of DMC cotton thread (made in France.)

This area is directly in the center of the shop!

Center table displays the full line of my 
patterns...Scattered Seed Samplers!

Behind my patterns facing the front door are more
antique sewing stands for sale!

Full line of Anchor cotton thread (made in Germany.)
Gloriana Silk in the spool cabinet on top of Anchor cabinet, 
and full line of NPS Needlepoint Silk in the spool cabinet 
over by the window to the right of the spinner racks.

On the other side of the center display table are
patterns by other popular designers!

Many out of print charts by Blackbird Designs,
Birds of a Feather, Prairie Schooler and 
many others!

Miscellaneous patterns and kits. 

The cabinet of drawers to the left holds balls of Valdani thread,
drawers on top hold DMC pearl cottons and full line of Dinky Dyes.
Center shelf offers, pinkeep fillers, linens and books.

This antique "Chicago" display cabinet holds many
of my small Scattered Seed Sampler models. 

Many of these are club models from...
The Sheepish Needle Samplar Club,
Humble Hare Handwork Club, and
Little Sparrow Pinkeep Club.

Most of these patterns are available in my 
Etsy Shop!

This antique needlepoint firescreen is my little
privacy door that looks into my Studio area!

This half shows my desk area...there's another half
which is my shipping & supply area, but it's still a mess 
until I finish re~organizing it!

Sorry for the long post...hope you enjoyed the shop tour!
If you have any questions or saw something that
interested you...I do mail orders!

Email me at

Open every Saturday 10~5
Call ahead for any other day (608) 799~4418

Here is a little map for out of town friends...

The big black star represents the location
of Scattered Seed Samplers Farm Shop!

Off of I~90 take Exit 12 ~West Salem,
turn Right onto County Road C (in front of BP Gas Station),
go 1 mile to stop sign, 
turn Left onto County Road M,
go 1 mile turn Right onto County Road B....

W4253 County Road B
(608) 799~4418

I look forward to meeting needlefolk friends
near and far!


Weekend Soul Food...

"I can do all things through Christ
which strengtheneth me."

Philippians 4:13...KJV


Kindly, Tammy

Friday, October 21, 2016

Final Countdown ~

Welcome dear needlefolk friends!

I can't believe it's Friday already!

You would think that after spending literally
hundreds of hours of hard work and very late
 nights I would be ready to open my little
 farm shop, but I still have several
things on my to do list!

However, ready or not...the door will open
tomorrow, Saturday at 10:00~5:00!

I had hopes of sharing a tour today, 
but things don't always go as planned!

Once I get through tomorrow and things settle
down, I'll have the time I need to get photos
to share with you...thank you so much
for your patience!

If anyone from out of town would like to visit
here is a little map...
The big black star represents the location
of Scattered Seed Samplers!

Take Exit 12 for West Salem, 
turn Right onto County Road C in front of BP Gas Station,
go 1 mile to a stop sign,
turn Left onto County Road M,
go 1 mile turn Right onto Country Road B

W4253 County Road B
(608) 799~4418

Look what Sam just delivered to me...

A wonderful load of the smaller volunteer
pumpkins and gourds!

Sorry to run, but I must get outside to help
with this load of goods!


Weekend Soul Food...

Trust in the Lord,
and do good; so shalt thou dwell
in the land, and verily thou shalt be fed.

Delight thyself also in the Lord; 
and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart.

Psalm 37:3~4...KJV


I'm looking forward to sitting down and
having quality time to visit with you once again!

Many Blessings,

Friday, October 14, 2016

Just One more week to go...

Welcome dear needlefolk friends!

I'm so happy with the progress that has been
 made this week on the farm shop project,
just ONE more week to go...

Scattered Seed Samplers 
Needlework & Antique Shop 

located on our farm ~
W4253 County Road B
West Salem, Wisconsin 54669
(608) 799~4418

We'll be open every 
Saturday, 10:00~5:00
for the Holiday & Christmas Season!

This next week will be spent
finishing up final details!

I'll share a full photo tour of the
shop one day next week!


Our Hancock Fabrics store went out of 
business, but has been now replaced with
a JoAnn Fabrics Store...yay!

Their grand opening was this 
mini sewing kit!

This is just perfect for the glove box 
in my car!

Kit includes scissors, thimble, pin & needles,
needle threader, spools of thread and
best of all I love the pink tomato 


We've been busy harvesting the endless
volunteer pumpkins in our big ditch...

Big and small they're growing in the most
surprising these rocks! 

Big ones growing up through
an old discarded wood pile!

Even sandwiched between boards!

Such a great harvest to be 
gifted with so many lovely pumpkins!


Also, back behind our barn is
our old chicken hutch...

Years ago, we had three beautiful laying
hens...Molly, Annie and Fergie!


Our lower barn is getting a 
fresh coat of paint...

Here Sam is putting on the first coat.

Half done...will look better after the second coat!

All finished...looks nice and fresh once again!


Weekend Soul Food...

Blessed is the man that endureth temptation:
for when he is tried, he shall receive the
crown of life, which the Lord hath promised 
to them that love him.

Let no man say when he is tempted, 
I am tempted of God: for God cannot be 
tempted with evil, neither tempteth he any man:

But every man is tempted, when he is drawn 
away of his own lust, and enticed.

Then when lust hath conceived, it bringeth
forth sin: and sin, when it is finished, 
bringeth forth death.

James 1:12~15...KJV


Wishing everyone a great weekend!

Many Blessings,