Friday, December 29, 2017

Prairie Sisters Handwork Club...

Welcome dear needlefolk friends!

Sure hope everyone enjoyed a wonderful Christmas!

I've been so busy cleaning and planning in 
anticipation for the New Year just around the corner!

After lots of thought & sleepless nights,
the club name has been chosen for
2018's New Handwork Club,
I'm excited to announce...

Coming Soon...all the details will be released
next week!


This past week has been SO COOOOLD,
the temps here in Wisconsin are making me go 
into hibernation mode!

Our furnace can hardly keep up with 
the bitterly cold temps outside, 
so baking something yummy
always warms up the old
farmhouse kitchen...
Two of my favorites, 
Spaghetti and Butternut Squash...yum!

Plus, just staying super busy cleaning and moving
around really helps to stay warm!

This past few weeks I've been reorganizing my 
work space, putting my new Apple Computer into
my little library room in the farmhouse!
Surrounding my new work area with some of my favorite things!

For the past four years I've been doing all my 
designing out in my Studio, 
which is outside in a separate building...I'm
beyond excited for this new change!

Sam found me this sweet little green handled iron for Christmas!

My old computer will be used only for shipping, 
which will remain out in the Studio area.

A glimpse of my basket in the evening light!

I'll share more pics once I finish my reorganization project!


This weekend I'm planning on packing away 
 my little friends that only come out at Christmas time...

It's aways sad to pack away these special old 
friends that brings such joy to my heart during the 
Christmas season!

But, I know how good it will feel to have
the farmhouse back to normal on
January 1st!

I'm a creature that thrives on routine & organization, 
anything else stresses me out!

Time passes so quickly, 
and I'm really looking forward 
to bringing in the New Year 
clean & tidy!

2017 has been an amazing year,
filled will many trials and many victories!


Due to the frigid temperatures ~

will be closed on Saturday...

Hopefully it will be warmer next weekend!


Weekend Soul Food...

Create in me a clean heart, O God;
and renew a right spirit within me.

Cast me not away from thy presence;
and take not thy holy spirit from me.

Restore unto me the joy of thy salvation;
and uphold me with thy free spirit.

Psalms 51:10~12...kjv


Wishing you a happy weekend,
see you next year!

Lovingly, Tammy

Friday, December 8, 2017

And the Winner Is...

Welcome and wishing you a
happy weekend ahead!

Today was filled with many unexpected distractions,
but such is life at its best!

I'm loving my new Apple Big Mac, 
it's so relaxing to be working on such a 
outstanding computer... I could never
ever go back to a PC! 

I was in awe of the overwhelming response 
for this Christmas drawing, it was 
so nice to read the touching 

With that being said, 
lets see who the winner is?

And the winner is ~ Kim VanDeRiet,
Merry Christmas Kim from my home to yours!


Soul Food...

"Behold the Lamb of God,
which taketh away the sin of the world."

John 1:29...kjv




Scattered Seed Samplers
is located at ~
W4253 County Road B
West Salem, Wisconsin 54669
(608) 799~4418


Hope you enjoy a good cup of coffee or tea,
and some stitching time this weekend!


Monday, December 4, 2017

Christmas Gift Giveaway Drawing ~

Welcome and happy Monday
dear needlefolk friends!

After a nice relaxing weekend I'm ready to 
start tackling my long to~do list!

 As promised a few weeks ago,
today is the day to reveal the Christmas gift giveaway...

Yes, the "Prince of Peace" is Coming,
so I thought it would be fitting to giveaway this 
lovely lamb, which is from my personal
collection of antique pinkeeps!

~ it's origin is from England, c. 1900.
~  excellent condition with no cracks to the metal
~ nice patina on the metal
~ original gold velvet & filled with sawdust

If you would like to enter your name in the drawing,
please include the following...

~ leave a comment...what you love about Christmas?
~ please include your full name 
~ a way to contact you if your name is a must!

~ comments can be posted either here on this post 
 OR on my facebook page

OR, send me a private email to

The winning name will be posted here on Friday,
best wishes to all!


Monday Soul Food...

It's easy to get caught up in the busyness of
Christmas, but with an inventory list assessing "Virtues"
we can relieve the stress of the season upon us!

This list of important virtues cannot be bought in
 a store and therefore does not cost a penny!

Would you like to be happy and content as you 
prepare for the birthday of our Savior?

"Fruits of the Spirit"

~ Love ~ unselfish, loyal & benevolent concern for the well being of others
~ Joy ~ great delight, gladness of heart
~ Peace ~ tranquility, rest, harmony, the absence of agitation 
~ Patience ~ ability to endure persecution and ill~treatment
~ Kindness ~ goodness in action, sweetness of disposition
~ Goodness ~ ready to do good, love in action
~ Faithfulness ~ dependability, loyalty and stability
~ Gentleness ~ gracious, kindly disposition, controlled strength
~ self~control ~ restraint or discipline exercised over one's behavior

May each of these virtues rest in your heart during this
 busy time of year...reminding ourselves that our character
is a very import task in life!

It is with these virtues that we can overcome difficult
obstacles as we walk the path of life!

Please visit Galatians 5:16~26 to read more about
walking in the Spirit!


Well friends, it's time for me to tackle the next
thing on my to~do list!


Friday, December 1, 2017

"Miss Kitty's" String Keep

Welcome dear needlefolk friends!

Hope you all enjoyed the first day of December!

I'm so happy to finally have the model finished 
and ready to share with you for
The Early Maiden Workbasket Club...
"Miss Kitty's" String Keep
© 2017 Scattered Seed Samplers

Stitched on 36ct Edinburgh "Summer Khaki" 

and for the backside...
Love this Civil War Reproduction fabric!

It's seems I can never find a ball of string when I need one,
so I picked my brain and came up with this idea...hope you like it?

I'm pleased with how my string hole idea turned out...

Thick or thin string/yarn will feed nicely through
the sturdy little peep exclusive finishing technique
by Scattered Seed Samplers!

Kits will include the bone ring to make the 
peep hole and string for the drawstring will also be included.

The chosen thank you token is this 
sweet little kitty.

Get ready to let "Miss Kitty" be the keeper 
of your favorite ball of string!

This is the last kit for 2017 of 
The Early Maiden Workbasket Club,
here are the designs for all four of
 the kits that where in this club...

Kit No. 1 ~ "Tea Time" Kettle Mat

Kit No. 2 ~ "Mend The Ways" Button Bag

"Hearts Content" Armchair Pinpoke

"Miss Kitty's" String Keep

All four of these club projects where designed to 
be practical and useful items that an early maiden 
would probably have had in her home!

There are still a few memberships available 
through my Etsy shop if you would like to receive 
all four of the 2017 kits.

 To check out the listing, 
please click on the 
Early Maiden below...




Scattered Seed Samplers
Studio Farm is located at ~
W4253 County Road B
West Salem, Wisconsin 54669
(608) 799~4418


Weekend Soul Food...

"In every thing give thanks:
for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus
concerning you."

1 Thessalonians 5:18...kjv

This weekend my goal is to start doing a little
Christmas about you?

Kindly, Tammy

Monday, November 20, 2017

Opening New Doors!

Welcome and happy Monday
dear needlefolk friends!

Hope everyone enjoyed a nice
relaxing weekend!

Can you believe November is 
quickly coming to an end...yikes, I have so
much on my "to do" list!

Hoping to start stitching on the model 
for Early Maiden Workbaskets upcoming release!


Opening New Doors!

I love this picture...
After living through all the ups and downs
of my life, I have come to realize that

~ the key to CHANGE is to let 
go of FEAR!

So, where am I going with this, well what you
don't see is that I have been overwhelmingly frustrated
with my computer...I'm ready to let Sam use it as 
target practice!

I've decided to overcome my fear of change and
 upgrade from a Windows 7 PC to an Apple Computer...

Just purchased my sweet big Mac on Apple's impeccable packaging! 

Later this week my local Mac guys will be doing
a set up for me...I'm excited and scared all at the same
time BUT I'm finally ready for this change!

Everything about this decision revolves 
around improving the designs from 
Scattered Seed Samplers!


Tis the season for giving...

Please watch for more details to follow,
the gift will be from my personal 
collection of antique sewing

With the Holiday Season upon, 
please remember you are not a Turkey, 
so please don't stuff yourself!

Enjoy family, friends, and wholesome 
foods in moderation!

A good time during the holidays should not
equate to eating so much you have to loosen your
pants and feel uncomfortable!

My tough love message for the week!


Thanksgiving Soul Food...

"Enter into his gates with thanksgiving,
and into his courts with praise:
be thankful unto him,
and bless his name."

Psalms 100:4...kjv


May the blessing of true joy fill your 
heart on Thanksgiving Day!

Much Love,

Monday, November 13, 2017

My New Chariot!

Welcome dear needlefolk friends!

I'm happy to say I'm finally back after being out
 of circulation for the past several weeks! 

After several family emergencies
it was necessary to take some time off...
more details later in this post!

First things first, 
a much needed update for 
The Early Maiden Workbasket Club...

The fourth and final club kit for 2017 
is currently in the works!

I'm still trying to make my final decision on which
of these two Civil War Reproduction fabrics 
to use for this special project.

This week I'll be working on the design,
and things will start falling into place...sorry
I'm running behind schedule!

This will be a sweet practical item that you
would have found in the humble home 
of an early maiden!

More updates to follow in the coming weeks!


Next up,
please meet my new chariot...
My new ride is a 2018
Kia "Soul" in the color "Wild Orange"

In 2016 my Chariot was "White"...

Every two years I like up upgrade to 
 a fun new color!

My first "Soul" was in  2014 
and that Chariot was "Mocha"...
As you can tell I'm in love with the 
Kia Souls, such a fun reliable ride, plus they
get great gas mileage!


Now, for my family emergencies...
My husband had an emergency 
Vitrectomy (eye surgery),
on his right eye.

Several months ago he had the same procedure
on his left eye, which was unfortunately  followed 
with some complications, needless to say it
has been a very stressful time and the thought
 of having it done a second time
was very overwhelming!

We have spent many days back and forth to
Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, 
but I must share a hidden Chapel 
deep within the walls of
Mayo's St. Mary's 

While my husband Bill was in surgery
my son Samuel and I decided to follow the 
signs that read "Chapel", 
 as we approached the entrance, doors just
 automatically opened, leading us first
through this entrance.

We both commented on this lovely Crucifix!

As we kept walking, not really sure what to expect,
what we found took our breath away...
We felt like we had been raptured and entered
into a different world!

We were expecting a small little chapel area,
but this is a very large church within the
hospital walls...marble pillars, carved statues
and lots of stained glass windows!

This was very early in the morning,
still dark outside, Sam and I nealt together
while Sam prayed out loud for his dad!

Samuel's prayer was so touching,
and the tears that fills our eyes will be
a memory that will live in my heart 

This was the view outside of Bill's recovery 
you see the sweet little birds nest?

So far, this surgery is looking more successful!


We were not prepared for what followed...

My husband received a phone call the following
morning after his surgery from his younger
brother informing him that their father
had just passed away!

My father~in~law was 89 years old,
and a pillar in our community for many years!

Serving as a LaCrosse, Wisconsin Police 
Officer for 24 years, and as the Sheriff 
of La Crosse County for 10 years.

Tuesday was the funeral, 
here is a picture of my husband Bill & I...

It was a very chilly day,
so my winter coat felt mighty fine!

Funeral's are always a difficult time!


"For God so loved the world, 
that he gave his only begotten Son,
that whosoever believeth in him should not perish,
but have everlasting life."

John 3:16...kjv


It feels really good to be back out in my
Studio getting caught up on things!

Much Love,