Friday, December 29, 2017

Prairie Sisters Handwork Club...

Welcome dear needlefolk friends!

Sure hope everyone enjoyed a wonderful Christmas!

I've been so busy cleaning and planning in 
anticipation for the New Year just around the corner!

After lots of thought & sleepless nights,
the club name has been chosen for
2018's New Handwork Club,
I'm excited to announce...

Coming Soon...all the details will be released
next week!


This past week has been SO COOOOLD,
the temps here in Wisconsin are making me go 
into hibernation mode!

Our furnace can hardly keep up with 
the bitterly cold temps outside, 
so baking something yummy
always warms up the old
farmhouse kitchen...
Two of my favorites, 
Spaghetti and Butternut Squash...yum!

Plus, just staying super busy cleaning and moving
around really helps to stay warm!

This past few weeks I've been reorganizing my 
work space, putting my new Apple Computer into
my little library room in the farmhouse!
Surrounding my new work area with some of my favorite things!

For the past four years I've been doing all my 
designing out in my Studio, 
which is outside in a separate building...I'm
beyond excited for this new change!

Sam found me this sweet little green handled iron for Christmas!

My old computer will be used only for shipping, 
which will remain out in the Studio area.

A glimpse of my basket in the evening light!

I'll share more pics once I finish my reorganization project!


This weekend I'm planning on packing away 
 my little friends that only come out at Christmas time...

It's aways sad to pack away these special old 
friends that brings such joy to my heart during the 
Christmas season!

But, I know how good it will feel to have
the farmhouse back to normal on
January 1st!

I'm a creature that thrives on routine & organization, 
anything else stresses me out!

Time passes so quickly, 
and I'm really looking forward 
to bringing in the New Year 
clean & tidy!

2017 has been an amazing year,
filled will many trials and many victories!


Due to the frigid temperatures ~

will be closed on Saturday...

Hopefully it will be warmer next weekend!


Weekend Soul Food...

Create in me a clean heart, O God;
and renew a right spirit within me.

Cast me not away from thy presence;
and take not thy holy spirit from me.

Restore unto me the joy of thy salvation;
and uphold me with thy free spirit.

Psalms 51:10~12...kjv


Wishing you a happy weekend,
see you next year!

Lovingly, Tammy

Friday, December 8, 2017

And the Winner Is...

Welcome and wishing you a
happy weekend ahead!

Today was filled with many unexpected distractions,
but such is life at its best!

I'm loving my new Apple Big Mac, 
it's so relaxing to be working on such a 
outstanding computer... I could never
ever go back to a PC! 

I was in awe of the overwhelming response 
for this Christmas drawing, it was 
so nice to read the touching 

With that being said, 
lets see who the winner is?

And the winner is ~ Kim VanDeRiet,
Merry Christmas Kim from my home to yours!


Soul Food...

"Behold the Lamb of God,
which taketh away the sin of the world."

John 1:29...kjv




Scattered Seed Samplers
is located at ~
W4253 County Road B
West Salem, Wisconsin 54669
(608) 799~4418


Hope you enjoy a good cup of coffee or tea,
and some stitching time this weekend!


Monday, December 4, 2017

Christmas Gift Giveaway Drawing ~

Welcome and happy Monday
dear needlefolk friends!

After a nice relaxing weekend I'm ready to 
start tackling my long to~do list!

 As promised a few weeks ago,
today is the day to reveal the Christmas gift giveaway...

Yes, the "Prince of Peace" is Coming,
so I thought it would be fitting to giveaway this 
lovely lamb, which is from my personal
collection of antique pinkeeps!

~ it's origin is from England, c. 1900.
~  excellent condition with no cracks to the metal
~ nice patina on the metal
~ original gold velvet & filled with sawdust

If you would like to enter your name in the drawing,
please include the following...

~ leave a comment...what you love about Christmas?
~ please include your full name 
~ a way to contact you if your name is a must!

~ comments can be posted either here on this post 
 OR on my facebook page

OR, send me a private email to

The winning name will be posted here on Friday,
best wishes to all!


Monday Soul Food...

It's easy to get caught up in the busyness of
Christmas, but with an inventory list assessing "Virtues"
we can relieve the stress of the season upon us!

This list of important virtues cannot be bought in
 a store and therefore does not cost a penny!

Would you like to be happy and content as you 
prepare for the birthday of our Savior?

"Fruits of the Spirit"

~ Love ~ unselfish, loyal & benevolent concern for the well being of others
~ Joy ~ great delight, gladness of heart
~ Peace ~ tranquility, rest, harmony, the absence of agitation 
~ Patience ~ ability to endure persecution and ill~treatment
~ Kindness ~ goodness in action, sweetness of disposition
~ Goodness ~ ready to do good, love in action
~ Faithfulness ~ dependability, loyalty and stability
~ Gentleness ~ gracious, kindly disposition, controlled strength
~ self~control ~ restraint or discipline exercised over one's behavior

May each of these virtues rest in your heart during this
 busy time of year...reminding ourselves that our character
is a very import task in life!

It is with these virtues that we can overcome difficult
obstacles as we walk the path of life!

Please visit Galatians 5:16~26 to read more about
walking in the Spirit!


Well friends, it's time for me to tackle the next
thing on my to~do list!


Friday, December 1, 2017

"Miss Kitty's" String Keep

Welcome dear needlefolk friends!

Hope you all enjoyed the first day of December!

I'm so happy to finally have the model finished 
and ready to share with you for
The Early Maiden Workbasket Club...
"Miss Kitty's" String Keep
© 2017 Scattered Seed Samplers

Stitched on 36ct Edinburgh "Summer Khaki" 

and for the backside...
Love this Civil War Reproduction fabric!

It's seems I can never find a ball of string when I need one,
so I picked my brain and came up with this idea...hope you like it?

I'm pleased with how my string hole idea turned out...

Thick or thin string/yarn will feed nicely through
the sturdy little peep exclusive finishing technique
by Scattered Seed Samplers!

Kits will include the bone ring to make the 
peep hole and string for the drawstring will also be included.

The chosen thank you token is this 
sweet little kitty.

Get ready to let "Miss Kitty" be the keeper 
of your favorite ball of string!

This is the last kit for 2017 of 
The Early Maiden Workbasket Club,
here are the designs for all four of
 the kits that where in this club...

Kit No. 1 ~ "Tea Time" Kettle Mat

Kit No. 2 ~ "Mend The Ways" Button Bag

"Hearts Content" Armchair Pinpoke

"Miss Kitty's" String Keep

All four of these club projects where designed to 
be practical and useful items that an early maiden 
would probably have had in her home!

There are still a few memberships available 
through my Etsy shop if you would like to receive 
all four of the 2017 kits.

 To check out the listing, 
please click on the 
Early Maiden below...




Scattered Seed Samplers
Studio Farm is located at ~
W4253 County Road B
West Salem, Wisconsin 54669
(608) 799~4418


Weekend Soul Food...

"In every thing give thanks:
for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus
concerning you."

1 Thessalonians 5:18...kjv

This weekend my goal is to start doing a little
Christmas about you?

Kindly, Tammy