Friday, July 28, 2017

"Midsummer's Day" ~

Welcome and happy midsummer's day
dear needlefolk friends near & far!

Such a hectic week I've had and happy
that things are finally winding down, thank 
goodness for weekends!

Prim & Proper Pinkeep Club Update...

First, I'd like to thank club members for your
patience after falling behind schedule due to my
husband's eye surgery earlier this month!

Second, this club kit has a good amount of 
stitching involved and took me longer to
finish than expected!

Would you to like to FINALLY see the finish...

"Midsummer's Day" Tailor's Roll &
 Needlekeep Necklace

Stitched using 1 strand of DMC over 2 linen threads,
except for date, initials, and words which are
stitched over one thread.

Pattern includes a charted alphabet and numbers,
so you can personalize your pinkeep.
(1961 is my birth year) 

Stitched on 32ct "Antique Copper" Linen,
firmly packed with sawdust for the look of an 
early "Tailor's Roll."

The backside is finished in this wonderful
Civil War Reproduction fabric.

This kit also includes a companion
"Needlekeep Necklace."

This sweet little needlekeep is so fun to 
 wear while stitching...a handy place to poke your needle!

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

For complete details, please click HERE

The scheduled ship date is on or before 
Monday, August 7th.


On Sunday I needed a break, so my
family and I walked through our local "Fair"...

The first thing I spied were these two sweet ponies,
which hold a big soft spot in my heart!

This little fellow brought back lots of good childhood
 memories for me...looks just like the one I had!

We instantly became friends!

Moving on to the BIG horses...

Caught this lovely draft horse taking 
a little rest...eyes are barely open!

Great legs!

Next up was the goat & sheep barn...

Angora incredibly soft!

I also have a soft spot for Nubian Goats.

Love their big long ears!

They are very friendly and curious in nature!

Well hello there!

Baa baa black sheep, have you any wool?

Next up was the hog barn...

All the fellows in this barn were sound to sleep!

Probable dreaming about their next meal!

Moving onto the Chicken coop...

Kids get to enjoy seeing little baby chicks hatching!

So to listen to them chirp!

This Rooster made it very clear to me that 
he is king of the roost...just finished crowing!

I think this Rooster is wandering 
'is it time to go home yet'?

Last are the little furry friends...

This was the last day of the fair, 
and it seems all the animals are exhausted
from all the onlookers!

Definitely anticipating getting to go home! 

Good bye until next year little fellow!

Hope you enjoyed walking through 
the fair with me...sorry for so many pictures!


A few weeks ago I shared how my summer 
has had many unexpected twists and turns, and 
that this was the first year EVER that I did
not have ANY time to plant even ONE flower! 

But, the Lord
graciously blessed us here on our farm 
 with our wild meadow of in full bloom!

After the heavy rains we had last week it
 brought such joy to my heart to see this lovely site!

Even the butterflies are enjoying 
this midsummer's day!



~ 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!


Sunshine for the Soul...

"Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after
 righteousness: for they shall be filled."

Matthew 5:6...kjv


Wishing you a wonderful 
Midsummer's Day weekend!

Blessings, Tammy

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 ~ SOLD Thank You!

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 🍓