Friday, January 27, 2017

Sweet Sentiments ~

Welcome dear needlefolk friends!

It's been a very bittersweet week
here on our farm, I'll start 
with the good news first...

Hot off the press...a new pattern!

"Sweet Sentiments" Pinkeep
©2017 Scattered Seed Samplers

Model was stitched on 36ct WDW "Straw" linen,
using WDW & Classic Colorworks overdyed threads.

The model is sawdust filled, 
and finished on the backside with a 
Civil War reproduction fabric.

The pattern for "Sweet Sentiments" is
available through my Etsy Shop, 
either click onto the photo OR click HERE 


My favorite late night sitting spot...

My mother's old rocking chair nestled into 
the corner of my bedroom.

I love waking up to the early morning sun...
gently letting me know it's a new day!

My thoughts are filled with planning for...

Memberships are still available through
my Etsy Shop, for all the onto
the lovely maiden and she will take you
directly to the listing!

Or, click HERE


Remember when I said this was a bittersweet 
week here on the farm?

 our dear loyal friend, and
 "king of the farmhouse"
passed away...

The past two years, old age took 
a toll on our little Scottie Winston,
no longer able to walk, we all tended 
to his every need...including carrying
his weak little body outside to lay out under
the big tree in our back of his
favorite pass times!

Our little country boy was especially
fond of my husband...they were best buddies
to the very end!

Monday was a very sad and emotional 
day for all of us and our nephew Daniel who was
also fond of Winston. 

Samuel and Daniel did the honor of
carrying the burial box as we all
marched up to our special pet cemetery that
overlooks our pond!

All of our dearly departed pets are 
laid to rest here...gone but NEVER FORGOTTEN!

In Loving Memory of 

Winston McGregor Black
October 5, 2002 ~ January 23, 2017
(aged fourteen years)


Only a few miles from our farm is this 
wonderful old stone building...

West Salem's Neshonoc Dam!


Farm Shop
Will Be Open On Saturday
10:00 ~ 3:00

Our Farm Shop is located at ~
W4253 County Road B
West Salem, Wisconsin 54669
(608) 799~4418

Please don't hesitate to call if Saturday
doesn't work for you...always happy to accommodate!


Weekend Soul Food...

"This is the day which the LORD
hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in it."

Psalms 118:24...KJV


Blessings for a wonderful weekend...doing all
the things YOU enjoy!

Kindly, Tammy

Friday, January 20, 2017

It's in the Box...

Welcome dear needlefolk friends!

Some of you may remember the 
antique reproduction sampler I was working
on, Lydia Barnes Pidgeon 1827...

This is the work box where this 
project has been stashed away for
way too long now!

Everything is just as I left it...patiently
waiting for my return!

This sampler is being stitched on 
WDW 40ct. Tin Roof with AVAS silk thread.

This sampler has not only one or two borders,
but THREE...I remember how happy it felt
completing the first border!

And even happier completing the second!

I was on a roll...with the third 
border finished and ready to add 
the little flower buds!

It was so much fun working on the 
wonderful motifs that fill this 
beautiful old sampler!

This was probably the last progress 
photo I shared back in 2016,
before my work schedule got so busy
I had to put it on hold!

However, I did make a great 
deal of progress since that last photo,
I'm currently working on stitching
the verse and a few motifs that
still need to be finished!

So, hopefully in between club kits
and other new releases, I'll be 
able to share the finished model
and finally get this pattern 

Please stay's just a matter of time!


A few of our backyard friends...

A squirrely little fellow enjoying 
sunflower seeds!

Mr. Blue Jay looking so handsome!

Our cottontail friend waiting & watching for my 
husband to set out the bowl of rabbit food!

We're enjoying a little January thaw...
Spring is now only 59 days away!

Country corn cribs filled to the brim!


Farm Shop
Will BOpen OSaturday
10:00 ~ 3:00

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...

When a man's ways please the LORD,
he maketh even his enemies to be at peace with him.

Proverbs 16:7...KJV


Hoping you all have a fun filled weekend,

Thursday, January 12, 2017

"Gate Keeper" Pinpoke ~

Welcome dear needlefolk friends!

Happy Friday the 13th!

I can honestly say I've had my fill of 
snow & cold weather!

My thoughts are dwelling on warmth & sunshine...
Spring is only 66 days away!


Little Sparrow Pinkeep Club...
"Gate Keeper" Pinpoke
©2016 Scattered Seed Samplers

A sweet little pinpoke that can
be hung on a favorite hook or on the
key of a cabinet!

Simply insert the end of the key
 through the bone ring, then insert into
the keyhole of the cabinet or a Grandfather Clock!

Everything is finally coming together,
linen, fabric, ribbon, etc.  all cut!

Print shop done!

Assembly line is ready to go for kitting
and bagging everything up! 

Scheduled ship date is on or before
Tuesday, January 10th.


Earlier this week we had a very
heavy wet snowfall...

Roads were very icy & dangerous!

As the day went on the snow accumulated
very quickly...some of the largest 
snowflakes we've ever seen!


Wednesday evening Sam took these
very unusual sunset pictures...

He was on his way home...our farm is right
below the bright streak!

This is taken from the back side of our 
farm, showing the big barn and work sheds.


Farm Shop 
Will Be Open On Saturday...

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 arrangement for a weekday!


Sending you warm wishes for
 a wonderful weekend,

Kindly, Tammy

Friday, January 6, 2017

Flying free...

Welcome dear needlefolk friends!

Another bitterly cold day here on the farm,
with a high of only 6°...looking very
forward to warmer days ahead!


Little Sparrow Pinkeep Club Update...

I'm very sorry for the unexpected delay!

So here's the scoop ~
the distributor that supplies my linen
was closed from December 22nd thru January 3rd!

Coming soon..."Gate Keeper" pinpoke
©2017 Scattered Seed Samplers

Above, is a sneak peek of the chosen
 Reproduction Civil War fabric used for the
pinkeep backing, light mocha ribbon, 
plus the little token of appreciation
charm for this kit will be this
 sweet little ring of keys!

The linen & thread was ordered on Tuesday,
January 2nd, and received the order today...yay!

It's 32ct Belfast "Light Mocha"...yep I'll be 
busy cutting linen, fabric and ribbon!

This will be a fun easy little pinpoke 
with only four thread colors!

I'll be sharing the finished model very soon...thank
you for your patience!


I have fabulous news ~

Guess who has 
completely recovered and was set 
free back on our farm...

Our wounded Kestrel Falcon friend,
spent his recovery  at the Prairie Du Chien 
rehab center, we were so excited to
see an Animal Control Van pull
into our driveway!

Our hopes are that he'll be able to 
reconnect with his feathered family...sadly we
were unable to get photos of him 
being released!


Down a winter's country road...

We love exploring untraveled roads!

Wonderful olde wagon!

Love, love, love this style of olde corn cribs...
they are getting as scarce as hens teeth!

Hello, Mr. Snowman!

An olde schoolhouse!

Mighty olde Court House in Vernon County!


Farm Shop
Will Be Open On Saturday...

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 the Son therefore shall make you free,
ye shall be free indeed."

John 8:36...KJV


Hope your weekend is filled with
some of your favorite things!

Winter Blessings, 

Sunday, January 1, 2017

Welcome 2017...

Welcome dear needlefolk friends!

What a great feeling to wake up this 
morning to a bright sunny January 1st!

Happy New Year all...wishing you
health & contentment!


The 2017 
Early Maiden Workbasket Club

Please click HERE to go directly to Etsy for all
the details!


To welcome in the New Year,
Sam took a couple early morning 
photos of our dwelling place...
Chilly, but very sunny...looking forward to
enjoying this special day!

Lots of snow has melted...
Looks like we need a fresh batch to 
whiten things up gain!


Also sharing today are a few local 
pics of "The Mindoro Cut"...

I always try to envision the horses
and men chiseling away at these rocks! 

Over the years many people have 
carved their names onto the rocks!

It's so much prettier in the summer
when the trees are full!

Love this old dilapidated barn...not far 
from the Mindoro Cut!


Sunday Soul Food...

"And be not conformed to this world:
but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind,
that ye may prove what is that good, 
and acceptable, and perfect,
will of God."

Romans 12:2...KJV


Enjoy a lovely Lord's day,