Friday, November 25, 2016

Harvest of Plenty ~

Welcome dear needlefolk friends!

It has been a struggle to get back in my regular
 rhythm with Thanksgiving Day mid week!

I'm happy to say that the model
 is finished and ready to share for the
Schoolgirl Samplar Club's 
year end kit...

"Harvest of Plenty"
©2016 Scattered Seed Samplers

Stitched on 32ct overdyed Antique Copper linen,
with Weeks Dye Works thread.

Most of the sampler is stitched 
one strand over two linen threads,
except for the alphabet, which is stitched
one strand over one linen thread.

I'm still waiting for the Weeks Dye Works
thread order to arrive.

I can't confirm a definite ship date for the kits (yet),
 an update will be posted just as soon
 as I can...sorry for the delay! 


Hope your Thanksgiving Day was very special!

Mine was very quaint, 
spent at the farmhouse with
just my husband and son Sam!

Holidays are so different for us since
all our parents, grandparents,
aunts and uncles are no longer
with us!

With traditions 
 are replacing old ones!

I now love going for a 
5 mile walk while the Turkey 
is in the oven!

Making healthier, lower calorie favorites!
And, of course a nice family drive after
the feast!

My favorite tradition is...

A grateful heart is a happy & healthy heart!


It's time to move forward with decorating,
Christmas is just around the corner...

Sunday, I'm planning to go pick out
wreaths and greenery, so I can
get a start on decorating!

What kind a tree do you like...real or artificial?

Here's an idea I saw in a magazine, 
unfortunately I don't have the written
instructions to go with it!

I'd love to try this just by looking at
the photos and see what happens!


Our Thanksgiving Day family drive took us
along the Mighty Mississippi River...

A river barge heading south before the river freezes up!

The hills look so bare without the leaves on the trees!

Love the reflection of the hills on the water!

The railway also runs along the Mississippi River
adding quite a unique dimension of
highway, railway and riverway!

Love this terrace...5 triers of stacked stone!


I'm looking forward to spending a 
quite evening with a nice cup of hot tea...

Notebook in jot down my
Christmas "to~do" list!

I usually end up keeping it pretty simple!


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!


Weekend Soul Food...

Have a good and Godly day,
for of what lasting value is a good day,
if it is not also a Godly day!


So much to little time!

Farmhouse Blessings to All,
Kindly, Tammy

Friday, November 18, 2016

Winter has Arrived!

Welcome dear needlefolk friends!

Here in Wisconsin we have been enjoying very
unseasonably warm temps in the 60° ~ 70°'s,
 BUT...all good things must come to an end!

Today, was an extremely blustery day with very
strong winds and much colder temps...winter
has finally arrived in our neighborhood!


Perfect weather for stitching,
and that's just what I've been doing!

Sharing with you today is a wee 
sneak peek of Schoolgirl's Samplar Club's 
final kit for the year...

Hope to have it all finished and framed
by early next week!


On a recent weekend family venture
we discovered some great old
landmarks of the past...

Vines are completely entwined around
this old piece of farm equipment!

Cows enjoying a Sunday day of rest!

Neat old barn nestled into a hillside!

The highlight of the drive was this
quaint old cemetery filled with ancient 
grave markers...

I love the peacefulness of 
"Mourning Sheep" 

Perfectly worn in time from the 

Many were just leaning up against the trees,
this one has a weeping willow on it, 
symbolic for mourning! 

All the headstones in this cemetery
were dated from the 18th and 19th century!

Souls that have walked this earth 
before us!

This one really touched my heart,
broken into several pieces, but stacked in a pile!

Mourning sheep are the symbolism for a 
young children's graves.

Gone, but never forgotten in God's eyes! 


With Thanksgiving Day just
around the corner...

 Turkey's everywhere are
seeking therapy!

Doctor's remedy...EAT HAM!


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!


Weekend Soul Food...

If I have wounded any soul today
If I have caused one's foot to go astray
If I have walked in my own willful way
Dear Lord, forgive

Forgive the sins I have confessed to Thee
Forgive my secret sins I do not see
Oh guide, watch over me and my keeper be
Dear Lord, Amen

~ An Evening Prayer ~


Enjoy a nice relaxing weekend...stay warm!

Kindly, Tammy

Friday, November 11, 2016

Schoolgirl Samplar Club Update...

Welcome dear needlefolk friends!

Wow, it seems the month of November
is passing by at lightening speed!

November, also means it's time for
The Schoolgirl Samplar Club's 
last kit release...

The finished model will be framed 
in this lovely little frame!

The linen for this final kit will be
on 32ct. hand dyed "Antique Copper" linen,
using Weeks Dye Works threads.


For Sale on Ebay
as a "Buy It Now" from my personal collection,
two pillow tucks hand stitched and 
finished by my hand...

Personalized with my initials TB and dated 2011.
Design by Notforgotten Farm.

If you are interested, 
please click onto any of the pillow images!

Here is the second one...

Ready to display in your home this
Holiday Season!

These wonderful primitive pillow tucks are

looking for a good new home!


This old rustic building is just a few
miles from our farm...

Rural America at its best!

Wisconsin has no shortage of 
cool rural barns and buildings!


I'm still adjusting to the shorter days 
and daylight savings time...yuk!

Because of this our Farm Shop will
now have new Winter hours...

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


Weekend Soul Food...

For God shall bring every work 
into judgment, with every secret thing,
whether it be good, or whether it be evil.

Ecclesiastes 12:14...KJV


Wishing everyone a wonderful week,
filled with contentment as we share the
love of our needles!

Many Blessings, 

Friday, November 4, 2016

New Pattern Now Available...

Welcome dear needlefolk friends!

My day has been scattered in many different 
directions today!

Unfortunately, I ran out of time to take 
photos for the Early Workbasket feature that
was scheduled sorry!

The good news is my new pattern is hot off 
the press from the print shop...

"PEACE & PLENTY" Scissor Mat
©2016 Scattered Seed Samplers

This sweet little scissor mat was inspired by 
an antique coverlet dresser scarf of my grandmothers!

Model stitched on 36ct. WDW "Straw" linen,
using 1 strand of NPS Needlepoint silk over two threads, 
except for initials which are stitched 
over one thread.

A cursive alphabet is included with pattern so
 the little scissor mat can be personalized! 

Model was finished with a cotton fabric backing
and a thin layer of warm & natural quilt batting,
 giving a nice texture to the little scissor mat!

Please click HERE if you would 
like to purchase "PEACE & PLENTY"


Well another Halloween has come and gone,
we never get any trick or treaters out 
here on the farm! 

I do love the ambiance of scattered
sad to have to throw them away!

Along with my Marigolds!


Sam stopped trick or treating many years ago,
but still has fun dressing up and likes to go 
cruising around town in his Shelby...

A masked cowboy...sorry you can't see the mask
better in this photo!


Are YOU ready for all this 
political madness to end?

I sure am...will definitely be interesting
to see the outcome!!


Weekend Soul Food...

 But the meek shall inherit the earth;
and shall delight themselves in
the abundance of peace.

Psalm 37:11...KJV


Farm Shoppe will be open Saturday...

located at ~
W4253 County Road B
West Salem, Wisconsin 54669

Call if you need help with directions ~ 
(608) 799~4418


Enjoy a fun and relaxing weekend!
Kindly, Tammy

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Coming Soon ~ "Peace & Plenty" Scissor Mat

Welcome dear needlefolk friends!

Just a quick little post today to share with 
you what I've been working on...

Coming Soon...
"PEACE & PLENTY" Scissor Mat

Model is stitched on 36ct WDW Straw,
using 1 strand of Needlepoint Silk ~ Williamsburg Blue
over two threads, except for initials which are
stitched over one thread.  

Pattern will include a full charted cursive alphabet so
you can personalize your scissor mat.

This pattern will be available in my Etsy Shoppe
on Monday!

I'll be sharing the complete finish very soon!


We've been enjoying wonderful warm days
with cool nights, perfect weather for
getting things done outside!

A few branches a Bittersweet...

I love using my mother's old rusty 
wheelbarrow every chance I get!

I've been busy doing some fall clean up
and putting things in storage for the 
winter months!

Fresh acorns for harvest decorating 
in the old farmhouse!

So much happening this month with daylight
saving time starting on Sunday night, 
 Election Day on Tuesday and 
then Thanksgiving Day!


Midweek Soul Food...

"For we walk by faith, not by sight"

2 Corinthians 5:7...KJV


Time to sign off now,
must get my new pattern ready to 
go to the print shop!

Sweet Blessings,