Friday, July 21, 2017

After the Rains ~

Hello and happy Friday
needlefolk friends!

Prim & Proper Pinkeep Club Update...

I've been stitching day and night on the 
model...hope to have the pinkeep and its companion 
accessory ready to reveal early next week!

For today, I have a wee sneak peak to share...

The model is being stitched on 
32ct overdyed "Antique Copper" linen.

This is the chosen Civil War Reproduction
fabric for the backing of the pinkeep.

And, this is the chosen ribbon that will be
used on the pinkeep's companion accessory.

I'll be busy, busy, busy this weekend!

It's never to late to join the club, 
memberships are available through my 
Etsy shop.

For complete details, please click HERE


Our oldest military son and family is on
 assignment in Mauritania, Africa.

They texted us this picture...

Our little grandson Caleb, who is only three
years old, just happens to love monkeys!

Now, instead of just playing with 
 his stuffed ones...all he has to do is look
outside in the backyard at the real thing!


The past several days the midwest has been hit 
really hard with "monsoon" style rains, 
high winds and flooding.

Sadly, the quaint little Mississippi river town
of McGregor, Iowa was  devastated by a Tornado! 

We ended up with water in our basement
and lots of standing water in our fields...

Creating a marsh like environment that
is attracting not only one Sand Hill Cane... 

...and even more than two Sand Hill's!

Today, Canadian Geese are now sharing our
fields with the cranes!

Our backyard rabbit friends are coming
out of hiding to see if the rains have finally stopped!

Yesterday, we had 7 inches of rain, plus more
rain today...for now, it has finally stopped!

The gentle quietness after the least for now!


Lately, I've been sorting through many things
that I've either acquired or inherited over the years...

Trying to decide what to keep and what to part with!

Slowly, I feel ready to do some 
major downsizing with my overflowing stash!

As time allows, I will continue to post 
many of these goodies that are looking for
a good new home right here on my blog!

I'll have some chosen items to post
next week.



~ 10:30 to 3:30 ~

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...

"And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee:
for my strength is made perfect in weakness.  Most
gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, 
that the power of Christ may rest upon me."

2 Corinthians 12:9...kjv


If you're searching for that 
one person who will change your life, 
take a look in the mirror...the magic is YOU!

Have an awesome weekend, friends!

Kindly, Tammy 

Friday, July 14, 2017

Prim & Proper Pinkeep Club ~

Welcome and happy Friday
needlefolk friends!

Summer seems to be vanishing before my
 very's turning out to be a rather sad summer!

Live happens...usually catching us off guard!

~ first year time to plant even ONE flower!
~ oldest military son & family in Africa for 2 years!
~ youngest son Sam started working full time!
~ our loyal Scottie of 14 years...went to doggie heaven!
~ husband is having complications from his eye surgery!
~ the farmhouse is just too quiet...yet full of stress!

Wow, that felt good just to type it all out!

~ busy is a choice
~ stress is a choice
~ joy is a choice
....this week I will choose well!

Today is better, renewal is happening, strength is coming!


Prim & Proper Pinkeep Club Update...

The chosen linen will be ~
32ct hand dyed "Antique Copper"

I'm currently working on the design and will
start working on the model next week. 

 I'm running behind schedule,
 but will do my best to catch up...I work best under pressure!

Will post more updates next week.


Thank you for your continued support on
 my newest pattern release last week...

"Heart of Wisdom" Sampler
©2017 Scattered Seed Samplers

All orders have shipped...please watch your mailbox!

Pattern is available through my Etsy shop,
please click HERE if you would like to add one to your stash!


Blog Sale...

Today, I've selected four sewing goodies from 
my farm shop to offer to my online needlefolk friends!

Item No. 1 ...

"Nice early pinkeep & double tier spool holder"

~ metal base...both tiers swivel
~ top tier holds four spools of thread
~ bottom tier holds 6 spools of thread
~ original dark olive green pinkeep fabric
~ measures 4"H by 3.75" in diameter
Item No. 1 ~ Price $48.00, plus $2.95 shipping...SOLD ~ Thank you!

Item No. 2 ...

"Sweet Old Copper Oil Can"

~ copper
~ nice and clean
~ unscrews with ease
~ 2.75"H by 2" in diameter

Item No. 2 ~ Price $13.95, plus $2.61 shipping ~ SOLD Thank You!

Item No. 3 ...

🍓 Handmade Strawberry Pinkeep 🍓

~ fabric in good condition
~ measures 4.5" long by 2" wide
Item No. 3 ~ Price $18.95, plus $2.61 shipping

Item No. 4 ...

"Rare Antique Butterfly Pin~Tin"

~ wonderful design
~ nice & clean & great condition 
~ 2.75" long by 1.75" wide by .5" high

~ stamped made in "Hong Kong"
Item No. 4 ~ Price $20.00, plus $2.61 shipping 

If you would like to purchase
one of these four items simply...

~ email me at
~ payment options are a PayPal invoice(email address needed) OR
~ credit me (608) 799~4418 with card info
~ packages ship 1st class, tracking number provided

These antiques all come from my personal
collection and are looking for good new homes!

Easy peasy!



10:30 ~ 3:30

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

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

Weekend Soul Food...

"My help cometh from the LORD,
which made heaven and earth."

Psalms 121:2...kjv


Let God be greater than the worries in your life,
let Him be stronger than the weakness in your mind!

Kindly, Tammy 🍓

Friday, July 7, 2017

"Heart of Wisdom" Sampler ~

Welcome dear needlefolk friends!

I've been trying ALL week to get my
new sampler released BUT real life pulled 
me in different directions...more on that later!

So, now the moment I've anxiously been waiting to 
share with you, hot off the press just this afternoon... 

"Heart of Wisdom" Sampler
©2017 Scattered Seed Samplers

The verse was written by me,
as my mind loves to ponder my two
favorite books of the bible...Psalms & Proverbs!

Model is stitched on 
36ct. Lakeside Vintage Buttercream linen.

Stitched with only two skeins of overdyed thread,
 blue is by Weeks Dye Works and gold is by Gentle Art.

Pattern also includes charted alphabet & numbers
so you can personalize it with your initials and 
special year of choice...1961 is my birth year!

Pattern is now available through my Etsy Shop,
please CLICK HERE to visit the direct link!


Fourth of July weekend was spent visiting my
 husbands childhood "Boat House" on the "Black Slough,"
off of the Mississippi River by Stoddard, Wisc.

Growing up my husband was truly a river rat,
fishing, trapping, clamming, duck hunting with his
dad and younger brother!

These old birdhouse are still mounted up high
in the trees along the bank of the old family "Boat House"

Nestled nicely into the old trees offering
a little paradise for the birds.

Weathered to perfection after all these years!

these lucky birds get to eat wild berries
to their hearts content!

The sound of "Bullfrogs" is so intense...

If you look closely at the murky marsh waters you
will see many "eyes" lurking in the marsh weed!

I was so fascinated with how relaxed their
bodies were...just dangling beneath the water!

Our nephew Steven keeps a big fish net in 
the boat house and offered to net a bullfrog for me!

I was so excited to see one close up!

This was a great opportunity to try out the 
camera on my new I~phone!

My river rat husband offered to hold
this fellow while he posed for me!

These bullfrogs are really slippery & 
have to hold them tightly!

What a great face and great complexion too!

Hi, my name is "Jeremiah the Bullfrog!"

Love those webbed feet!

Thank you so much was such
a pleasure meeting you!


On Wednesday, 
my husband had retinal eye surgery (vitrectomy)
at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota.

The surgery took place at St. Mary's (part of Mayo.)

We were up at 3:00am, 
left the farm at 4:30am,
 for a 6:00am check in!

 My heart was breaking for my husband...he was
   so full of anxiety!

I must say, the lobby was beautiful!

Massive ferns adorned the hallways!

Getting off the were
greeted with lovely statues!

Love this beautiful stained glass window 
depicting St. husband was on the
Joseph wing of the hospital!

The next couple of weeks will require
lots of rest...we are looking forward to the 
follow up visit with the surgeon next 
Wednesday for an update on the
progress of recovery!



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!

My husband made this "summer sale" sign... 
He used an old weathered barn board...I love it!



"Peace I leave with you,
my peace I give unto you:
not as the world giveth, give I unto you.
Let not your heart be troubled,
neither let it be afraid."

John 14:27...kjv


Next week I'll be sharing an
update on the next release for the 
Prim & Proper Pinkeep Club!

Blessings to all, Tammy