Thursday, December 19, 2019

"Book of Days" 2020 ~

Welcome dear needlefolk friends!

It's so hard to believe that Christmas is next week,
however, I'm making great progress on my to~do list!

Every year my husband and I enjoy feeding our country 
rabbit friends, we set out a big bowl of rabbit food for them everyday, 
and then enjoy watching them gather together!



Needlework Enthusiast's  "Book of Days" for 2020 ...

Month~At~A~Glance Softcover Calendar
by Needle Work Press...

This calendar features quotes and vintage clip art. 
Also, includes two vintage charts to use as you wish. 

The calendar size is a 9 by 12 softcover calendar book with 
the twelve months of the year. 

This nice size is perfect for a desktop or fits nicely into your
favorite sewing bag.  

Each month has a section where you can write your notes & musings,
and use as a journal of your stitching projects.

Also, includes a page to list email addresses, 
websites, phone numbers, etc.

This special calendar is perfect for the passionate needleworker,
or to give as a gift to a needlework friend!

Available while supply lasts through my Etsy Shop,
to go directly to the listing, please click HERE


Coming Soon from Scattered Seed Samplers...

I'll be sharing details for 2020's handworke club right 
after Christmas...early sign up will begin at that time!

Also, an Antique Reproduction Sampler will be 
released in January, I'll share more details
and a sneak peek real soon! 

Wishing you the blessings of 
peace, love and joy this Christmas ~ 

Saturday, December 14, 2019

Club Project Revealed...

Welcome dear needlefolk friends!

It's been some time since my last posting, 
life has been very busy and full of surprises!

I truly miss my blogging, and it's my 2020
goal to post on a weekly basis!


"Birds of a Feather" Club Update...

Dear club members, 
kits were shipped on Friday, December 13th.
My apologies for falling behind schedule, thank you so much for your

Now, to share the club project...
"Set Free" Pinkeep
© 2019 Scattered Seed Samplers
(pattern includes alphabet for personalizing)

Top View...

Side View...

Back View...
This "Bird" fabric is exclusive to this kit.  
I love this fabric, but it originally had a very white back ground
which I did not like!

So, I finally got up the courage to hand dye the fabric, 
I'm very relieved and pleased with how it turned out...hope you like it!

Five thread colors were chosen for this project.

The pinkeep is embellished with ribbon to cover the side seam
and also through the O~Ring.


Kits include one of these vintage rings.

Thank you token...
An antique bronze colored "bird cage" charm.

This is the fourth kit which now completes the
 2019 "Birds of a Feather" Club.

Shown below are pics of all four club projects...

Kit No. 1 ~ "Fruit of the Vine" Needle Roll

Kit No. 2 ~ "Together Forever" Pinkeep Drum

Kit No. 3 ~ "Little Berry Thief" Pinkeep

Kit No. 4 ~ "Set Free" Pinkeep
The 2019 set of four kits is available through my Etsy Shop,

To purchase a set please click HERE


Food for Thought...
God has given us the freedom to fly near him, away from him or back to Him.
Exercise your wings wherever He allows you, listen to His voice and 
enjoy the flight.

Soul Food...
"Ye shall know the truth, 
and the truth shall set you free"

John 8:32...kjv


 I must start preparing for Christmas, my to~do list is long,
but I still have ten days to get it all done...tomorrow 
the tree is going up!

Thank you friends for stopping by to visit with me!

Merry Christmas,

Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Little Berry Thief...

Welcome dear needlefolk friends!

Ahhh, this week the weather has been perfect!
Cool mornings, beautiful temps with no humidity, 
and best of all windows open at night!

"Birds of a Feather" Club Update 

Revealing club project number three...
"Little Berry Thief" Pinkeep
©2019 Scattered Seed Samplers

Now for a complete look around the berry...
~ Left side view ~

~ Right side view ~

Back seam, embellished with the "Feather Stitch".

Next, the top view...
~ Strawberry cap with attached ribbon ~

The following is a look at the supplies that 
will be included in the club kits.

First, the chosen linen...
36ct Edinburgh "Vintage Country Mocha"

Next, the chosen "Cap" fabric...
~ Overdyed wool fabric ~

Next, the chosen threads...
~ DMC palette of five colors ~

~ Shell O~Ring (no two are alike) ~

~ brown ribbon that compliments the little bird ~

Thank you tokens...
Love these little strawberries!

Here's a closer look...
These little strawberries came from the United Kingdom.

Due to the huge interest in this year's club,
the availability has been extended, 
10 additional memberships have been added,
now available through my Etsy HERE

If you join now, 
you will receive kits one, two, and three.
 The fourth kit is due in November.

Kit No. 1
"Fruit of the Vine" Needle Roll

Kit No. 2
"Together Forever" Pinkeep Drum

Kit No. 3
"Little Berry Thief" Pinkeep

To check out the Etsy membership listing,
please click onto the Little Bird below...

Or, to join please click HERE 

~ The anticipated ship date is September 7th ~


Look what's up for Auction in my Ebay Shoppe...

To check out each item,
simply click onto the photo and it will take
you directly to each Ebay Auction listing
OR click onto the word HERE
at the bottom of each photo.

"Salute to Abigail" by Blackbird Designs
Club kit from "Ladies Prim Society" HERE

"Cotton Bird" by Plum Street Samplers
Club kit from "Colonial Gathering Club" HERE

"Growing Love" Stitcher's Wallet
Club kit from "Ladies Prim Society" HERE

"Coverlet Candle Mat" by The Scarlett House
Club Kit HERE

"Carolina" by The Goode Huswife
pattern only from HERE


Soul Food...

"I am the vine, ye are the branches:
he that abideth in Me, and I in him,
the same bringeth forth much fruit:
for without Me ye can do nothing"

John 15:5...kjv

Wishing everyone a safe and happy
Labor Day weekend coming up!

Kindly, Tammy

Saturday, July 20, 2019

Studio Sneak Peek...

Welcome dear needlefolk friends!

Hope everyone's staying cool during this 
summer heat wave!

Sharing with you today is a little sneak peek of the progress
being made on the re~organization of my Studio...
So many of my favorite things have been packed away, 
these antique velvet carrots and cotton spun rabbit brought 
such joy to my heart while arranging them into
this basket!

Every pile of clutter is being completely removed,
especially from all my work benches and cutting table...

Every drawer is being completely dumped out,
and only keeping what I really need!

It really helped to have our large 
Country Antique Barn Sale,
got rid of lots of stuff no longer needed!

Hauled lots of throw away stuff to 
our local dump...keeping only my sewing collectables!

It's been so much fun 
working late nights on this make over,
air conditioner and music 
cranked up...completely exhausted!

Everything is becoming SO organized...I have to 
pinch myself to believe it!

Re~arranging large cabinets to create more open 
wall space to hang my ever growing sampler models!

Deciding which cabinets to keep and which ones to part
  with...not ready to part with this lovely old display cabinet yet!

My largest endeavor is organizing my 
shipping area...starting to see light at the end of the tunnel!

My Grandmother's antique embroidery them!

This area is by the Studio entrance, 
organized antique thread cabinets onto an
old farm cart on wheels...

Surly I'm not the only one who's work space can get 
turned upside only regret is that I 
never took any before pics!  😥

I still have quite a few things to sort through and organize,
 but hope to be pretty much finished by the end of July...
then I'll share some wide range pics, 
or maybe I'll try to do a video walk through!

Let me introduce you to some little farm 
critters that say good night to me
as I lock up the Studio...
This little fellow was perched onto the screen door,
so can see right through its
tiny body!

This fellow is a regular nightly visitor...
Loves to perch on a birdhouse that is located under the
nightlight...catching a belly full of bugs!

This dude just loves hanging on the building...
Coming or going, but always looking for free bugs!

Check out these unusual moths...
They are early risers...greeting me in the morning as I open
up the Studio!

Look what was hanging outside my kitchen window...
This isn't the best picture, but I barely got my camera
in time to capture this Red Headed Wood Pecker!


I'm finding lots of goodies while
sorting through stuff, 
so I've decided to offer these findings
on Ebay auctions.

To check out each item,
simply click onto the photo and it will take
you directly to each Ebay Auction listing
OR you can click onto the word HERE 
at the bottom of each photo.

"Book of Days 2014" click HERE

Next, by Blackbird Designs...
"Merry Christmas Drum" click HERE

Next, another Blackbird Design...
"Noel" click HERE

Next, Plum Street Samplers...
"Christmas Gathering" click HERE

Next, The Heart's Content...
"Bunny Scissors Fob" click HERE

I hope these wonderful rare findings will
find good new homes!

From my hand to wishes on bidding!


Soul Food...

"For I know the thoughts that I think toward you,
saith the LORD, thoughts of peace, and not of evil,
to give you an expected end."

Jeremiah 29:11...KJV


Thank you so much for visiting with me today,
Kindly, Tammy