Friday, February 23, 2018

Prairie Sisters Club...Gift Giveaway

Happy Friday dear needlefolk friends!

Hope everyone enjoyed the last Friday of February!
Our weather here in Wisconsin is cold, damp,
and rainy...but this too shall pass!


Prairie Sisters Handworke Club News...

Today one club members name was drawn
for the antique gift giveaway...

This antique Lusterware scissor holder is the 
chosen item from my personal collection.

Lusterware was in circulation in the early 1900's,
and was typically from Japan.

Congratulation to club member...

Pat R. from Latrobe, California!

From my home to yours, 
the next club giveaway will 
be the end of May.

Praire Sisters Scissor Mat ⚘⚘⚘
In case anyone missed my earlier post on Wednesday,
this is the first club project.

The scheduled ship date is 
Saturday, March 3rd.

Please note...
 "Prairie Sisters" is the only club that will be offered this year.
Memberships are still available, 
for all the details, please click 


While visiting with an old friend this week 
I had the pleasure of photographing a beautiful girl...
Please meet "Sasha,
she is just as sweet as she is beautiful!
Loves to spend her time soaking up the afternoon sunshine!

It's been awhile since I've had the opportunity to get out
and get some good wildlife photos, this really made my day...
Just a short drive from our farm, these Bald Eagles nest in
this same tree every year...I finally caught them at just
the right time!


The Studio Shop here on the 
Farm will be closed on 

We will be reopening on 
Saturday, March 3rd.


Soul Food...

"Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace,
whose mind is stayed on thee:
because he trusteth in thee."

Isaiah 26:3...kjv


Thoughts of Spring and warmer
days ahead are dancing in my head!

Soulfully, Tammy

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

"Prairie Sisters" Club Update...

Welcome dear needlefolk friends!

I've been laying low the whole month of February,
trying my best to avoid getting the far so good!

But, I'm starting to get cabin fever, 
and really need a fun road trip!

I'm thinking either Minneapolis (Stitchville USA), 
or Madison...decisions, decisions!


Prairie Sisters Handworke Club Update...

Sharing with you today is the first club project...
"Prairie Sisters" Scissor Mat

Model is stitched on 36ct. Edinburgh "Summer Khaki" linen.
The model was antiqued after finishing.

The chosen fabric for the backing...
The Union Blue on this Civil War Reproduction fabric 
was a great match for the sisters dresses!

Today, I will be revealing one of the new club tokens... 

If you notice there are two sets of stitched initials, the TB are mine, 
and the club members name that was drawn to be
included on the charted design is....

JW...Jenny Wright from Canada!
Thank you Jenny for being my long distance stitching sister!

The pattern will also include a charted alphabet,
so you can personalize the scissor mat with your 
 initials and your stitching sister's initials!

If you would like to join "Prairie Sisters" Handworke Club,
memberships are available through my Etsy shop.

To check out all the details, please click on the image below...

More updates to follow this Friday!


Progress is being made on the Antique Reproduction Sampler for Lydia...
Working on this in the evenings for a few hours, 
 the provenance line all stitched...yay!

Lydia Barnes Pidgeon work'd this sampler when nine Years Old 1827

I was planning on working the center section next,
but decided to work the verse instead!


Midweek Soul Food...

If any man will come after me,
let him deny himself, 
and take up his cross daily,
and follow me.

Luke 9:23...kjv


Until next time, enjoy a great day!

Kindly, Tammy

Saturday, February 3, 2018

Fresh New Look...

Welcome dear needlefolk friends!

I know it's only February,
but I already have SPRING fever
flowing through my veins!

SPRING...absolutely my most favorite 
time of the year!

My mind is full of fresh new ideas for the 
months ahead!

Sharing with you today is the 
all new look of my pattern cover  page...

The new layout now coincides with my
blog header!

The background color will now be
chosen from a softer palette!

My newest release "Midwinter's Day" will be 
arriving in shops with the new look,
or to purchase the pattern now,
please Click HERE

Hope you like the new look???


"Prairie Sisters" Handworke Club Update...

I am truly humbled by the continued 
support from loyal club members...the above added
club tokens is my way of showing my 
sincere appreciation to all 
members who join my
handworke clubs!

The "Prairie Sisters" club projects will be designed to be 
practical sewing accessories that can be used from your favorite 
   stitching chair or tucked into your favorite
 for upcoming updates!

New members are always welcome,
memberships are available through my Etsy
Shop, for all the details please 
Click HERE


From my stash of unfinished projects...

Frozen in time, 
neatly packed away...just waiting to be resurrected!

Some of you may remember when I 
started this Antique Reproduction Samplers, 
but life happens and sadly I had to set it 

I remember like it was yesterday being so
excited when I finished stitching the third border!

When I unpacked my unfinished work last night,
I gasped in disbelief at how CLOSE this sampler
is to being FINISHED!

I promised myself to do my best to finished 
Lydia's work once and for all!


Weekend Soul Food...

We will always be most victorious when we are in the center of
 God's will.  When we are in God's will, we are able to see our
trials from God's perspective...through the lens of
 His grace and truth...but what is God's will?

The following verse is so perfect in its simplicity....

Rejoice evermore.
Pray without ceasing.
In every thing give thanks:
for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus
concerning you.

1 Thessalonians 5:16~18...kjv

~ Be joyful:  Intentionally look for joy in each day. (joy is a choice)

~ Be prayerful: Focus your thoughts on God through prayer. 
                        (turn temptations into triggers to pray)

~ Be thankful:  God's blessings can be seen when we focus on what
                         we DO have rather than what we DON'T have!

"Intentionally look for joy as you pray with a thankful heart"


Until next time, 
I'm off to pick up my needle & thread
 to continue working where I
left off!

Soulfully, Tammy