Friday, February 24, 2017

"Tea Time" Kettle Mat ~

Welcome dear needlefolk friends...🌷🌷🌷

February ~ such a sweet but short month,
it's amazing how a couple extra days can make
such a difference...especially when working
on a time schedule!

I know many EMW club members are patiently
waiting to see the finished model, thank you 
for your patience...are you ready?

Early Maiden Workbasket Club Reveal...

"Tea Time" Kettle Mat
©2017 ~ Scattered Seed Samplers

Stitched on 36ct. Edinburgh Platinum linen,
the model was antiqued with walnut stain after 
the mat was completely finished.

Layered with quilting batting to give
a nice texture to the mat.

The backing is a 
Civil War Reproduction fabric.

The loop is an exclusive antique 
Bakelite square!

I found these while out antiquing 
last year...this was just the right project 
to use them on! 

The token of appreciation charms are
 these sweet little kettles from the United Kingdom!

The finished size is a 6.5" by 6.5 square mat
that will accommodate an average tea pot.

Hope you like the first club kit?

Kits will include the following ~

~ 36ct Edinburgh Linen
~ Quilt Batting
~ Civil War Reproduction Fabric
~ DMC Cotton Thread
~ Rayon Ribbon for Edging
~ Vintage Bakelite Square Loop
~ Charted pattern & instructions
~ Charted Alphabet for Personlizing
~ John James Petite Needle
~ Kettle Token Charm

Memberships are still available...but limited!

(Click onto the Maiden to join)

Please note ~
 memberships can be paid as a one time payment
you can take advantage of the
 convenient quarterly installment plan...
all these details are included in the
 membership listing! 


After eighteen winters here on the farm,
the county highway snowplow took 
out our old mailbox...

My handy husband
came into the Studio with such
a great surprise...the old mailbox is 
being renovated into two separate birdhouses!

This first birdhouse is the back half of our 
old mailbox, he's busy working on the front half that
has the little metal flag...can't wait to see 
how it turns out!

He just mounted it on my little Studio fence yesterday,
and we already have serious renters checking it out!


Rural roadside barns by none other than
my favorite photo assistant...dearest son Sam!

With gorgeous spring like weather
 this past week...Sam had a perfect excuse 
to pull his Shelby Mustang out after
being in storage all winter! 

Only a few scattered patches of snow!

Blue skies and temps in the 60's!

I'm sure glad he enjoyed a little taste of spring,
because overnight old man winter
 returned with a vengeance!


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...

"Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, 
do it with thy might;
for there is no work,
nor device,
nor knowledge,
nor wisdom,
in the grave...whither thou goest."

~ Ecclesiastes 9:10...KJV ~


How do YOUR hands pass the time?

Joyfully, Tammy


  1. The Tea Kettle Mat is cute, and so is the Bunny Teapot. :)
    That is one cute birdhouse, what a great idea.
    Love the old barn pics.
    Snow is back here also, after 3 days in the 60's.

  2. Your Tea Time Kettle Mat is adorable. Love the Bakelite squares. The Spring weather was wonderful, but yes the snow and cold must return.

  3. The tea time kettle mat is perfect! I'm so excited about this new club!

  4. LOVE the tea kettle mat and that sweet little knobby tea kettle! Your old mailbox looks great as a mailbox. When the subdivisions moved in next to our farm, some kids would put firecrackers into our old mailbox every 4th of July and blow it apart. And every year my dad would rivet it back together and put it back up. One year he happened to see them run into our old tobacco barn across the road from the mailbox to hide and watch the explosion, so the next 4th Dad was prepared. The kids put the firecrackers in our mailbox, ran across the road into the barn, and found Dad's old high school buddy, the county sheriff, sitting in his patrol car waiting for them! No arrests, just took them to their homes with the lights running.