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!  πŸ˜₯

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

Thursday, July 4, 2019

"Dog Days of Summer"...

Welcome dear needlefolk friends, 
and Happy Fourth of July!

How's your summer going?

Mine has been busy, busy, busy!
This past weekend we had a large "Country Antique Sale"
here on our farm, it's been at least fifteen years
since my last one...long overdue!

Purging equals freedom & peace!

The next big undertaking is to completely rearrange 
my Studio back to a private work space, which
means the Studio will no longer be open
on Saturday's.

This is a much needed task, 
so I can put All my time and creative energy into
designing while working in a peaceful,
organized space, surrounded by
things dear to me!

I'm hoping to have the Studio reorganized by the
 end of July...will share photos as things fall into place!


Today I have something special to share with you...
"Anna Morgan 1845" Antique Reproduction Sampler
©2019 Scattered Seed Samplers

Model is stitched on 32ct WDW Parchment linen.
With all the thread lines available, "DMC" had the
best match to Anna's original colours!

Best of all, 
my antique frame stash had just
 the perfect size frame!
This was a truly delightful sampler to 
reproduce from start to finish!

~ Provenance~
The original 174 year old sampler was stitched by Anna Morgan,
she chose to only stitch her initials "AM" on her sampler,
but on the back edge she signed her name in cursive
"Anna Morgan."

The origin of this sampler is the United Kingdom.

Perhaps on the hot, sultry "dog days of summer",
Anna enjoyed playing with her sweet little dogs
 and teaching them special tricks!

To purchase this pattern,
please visit my Etsy Shoppe by clicking HERE


"Birds of a Feather" Handworke Club Update...

Guess what? 
I forgot to post the winner of the quarterly club
 "Antique Gift Giveaway" drawing...

Selected from my personal collection is this
antique pair of scissors with a porcelain scissor stand.

The center comes together and forms the 
shape of a cross!

The winner for the club drawing is...

Donna Hensley
Knoxville, Tennessee

Congratulations Donna, your gift is on the way!


Sharing next are a few wild friends that 
have visited us here on our farm this summer...
My husband was out mowing one of our farm fields,
and luckily saw this little fawn that was taking
shelter, just in the nick of time...that was 
really a close call!

Down by our pond...

this momma turtle is looking for just the 
right spot to lay her eggs!

Hope she finds a nice cool spot!

While on a family drive in Amish country, 
we came upon this roadside fellow...
It appeared that he was being disciplined, and separated from his friends...
  (way in the distance you can see them on the top edge of the photo.)

He was very distraught, and had been pawing at
the dirt for quite some time...hope things worked out okay!

Well hello there...
These little fellows love hanging out under the 
porch light of my Studio!

Soul Food...

"Stand fast therefore in the liberty wherewith
Christ hath made us free, and be not entangled again 
with the yoke of bondage."

Galatians 5:1...kjv


Wishing everyone a happy Fourth of July!

Independence a time to remember
our freedoms and thank God for them!

Kindly, Tammy