Friday, June 29, 2018

Progress Thus Far...

Welcome dear needlefolk friends!

My fingers were very busy this week stitching 
away on my next, soon to be released,
antique reproduction sampler...
The provenance details are in place, 
and I am just starting on the verse, which 
consists of four lines.

Also, made some headway on the motifs...

Finished a bird, flower urn and a Pomegranate,
plus the grass foundation on which Adam & Eve will stand!

Hoping for another week of happy fingers!


Back in October of 2017, 
my order was placed for DMC's 35 new colors,
after 8 months of waiting...
They FINALLY arrived...YAY!!
Now available in my Studio for 
local stitchers.

 AND, in my Etsy Shop
for out of town needlefolk friends...

Available as a complete thread pack set,
which includes one skein of each of the new 35 colors!

Simply click onto the thread photo above to check out the 
listing and add a set to your sewing workbasket!

Or, click HERE



 Saturday from 11:00 ~ 3:00

We are located at ~ 
W4253 County Road B
West Salem, Wisconsin 54669

If Saturday's don't work for you, 
just call (608) 799~4418 to 
schedule a different time!
(always happy to accommodate)


~ Soul Food~

While the earth remaineth; 
seed time and harvest,
and cold and heat, 
and summer and winter, 
and day and night shall not cease.

~ Genesis 8:22...kjv ~


I'll be enjoying a nice quiet Fourth of July
weekend at home with my favorite
companions (husband Bill & Son Sam),
who are busy, busy, busy working
on our remodeling project in
the upstairs of this old

Wishing everyone a safe and happy holiday!

Kindly, Tammy

Saturday, June 23, 2018

In the works...

Welcome dear needlefolk friends!

Hope everyone is enjoying the warmer weather.

Here in Wisconsin we've been bouncing back and forth
with extreme weather, one week it's hotter than hades,
 the next week we're wearing sweaters, and lots
of rain mixed in between!

O well, it is what it is...I keep myself very
busy no matter what the weather!

Sharing with you today is a snippet of an antique sampler in the works...
This early 19th century Adam & Eve sampler was stitched
by a little girl back in January of 1837.

The origin of this sampler is the United Kingdom, 
and considering that it is 181 years old, 
I must say it was a true labor of love
to finally finish charting it!

Then began the search for just the perfect linen,
which included a special trip to Madison.

The chosen linen is ~
36ct Dixie Sampler "Apple Butter" linen

This linen is gorgeous and has just the perfect
old warm tone that matches the linen of the antique 
sampler so well...very pleased!

The chosen thread is Weeks Dye Works overdye's...fabulous match!

The meandering carnation border is all finished and
now the fun stitching begins...lots of lovely motifs,
which include birds on fruit branches, Tree of Knowledge,
complete with entwined serpent with Adam & Eve standing 
beneath its fruit laden branches, each figure has a Pomegranate
motif to their side with floral urns above each, an awesome
verse, and provenance details. 

Just beginning to stitch the provenance details,
will be sharing frequent progress updates!

My little photo props are antique Polish needle cases gifted
 to me many years ago from my dearest Mother in law Ruth Black.


Spring flying lessons here on the farm...
My Studio is surrounded by several different families of nesting birds.
Spied this little fella in the grass just outside my door!


Evidence of busy activity in one of my larger birdhouses...
Wasps had taken over my favorite birdhouse, 
this explains why I haven't seen any bird activity!


Good News...

Scattered Seed Samplers Farm Shop/Studio 
 will be re~opening on

SATURDAYS 11:00 ~ 3:00

We are located at ~
W4253 County Road B,
West Salem, Wisconsin 

If Saturday's don't work for you, 
just call (608) 799~4418 to
schedule a different time!
(always happy to accommodate)


~ Soul Food ~

"Keep me as the apple of the eye,
hide me under the shadow of thy wings"

Psalms 17:8...kjv


Wishing you all a spectacular weekend!

Kindly, Tammy