Friday, October 21, 2016

Final Countdown ~

Welcome dear needlefolk friends!

I can't believe it's Friday already!

You would think that after spending literally
hundreds of hours of hard work and very late
 nights I would be ready to open my little
 farm shop, but I still have several
things on my to do list!

However, ready or not...the door will open
tomorrow, Saturday at 10:00~5:00!

I had hopes of sharing a tour today, 
but things don't always go as planned!

Once I get through tomorrow and things settle
down, I'll have the time I need to get photos
to share with you...thank you so much
for your patience!

If anyone from out of town would like to visit
here is a little map...
The big black star represents the location
of Scattered Seed Samplers!

Take Exit 12 for West Salem, 
turn Right onto County Road C in front of BP Gas Station,
go 1 mile to a stop sign,
turn Left onto County Road M,
go 1 mile turn Right onto Country Road B

W4253 County Road B
(608) 799~4418

Look what Sam just delivered to me...

A wonderful load of the smaller volunteer
pumpkins and gourds!

Sorry to run, but I must get outside to help
with this load of goods!


Weekend Soul Food...

Trust in the Lord,
and do good; so shalt thou dwell
in the land, and verily thou shalt be fed.

Delight thyself also in the Lord; 
and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart.

Psalm 37:3~4...KJV


I'm looking forward to sitting down and
having quality time to visit with you once again!

Many Blessings,

Friday, October 14, 2016

Just One more week to go...

Welcome dear needlefolk friends!

I'm so happy with the progress that has been
 made this week on the farm shop project,
just ONE more week to go...

Scattered Seed Samplers 
Needlework & Antique Shop 

located on our farm ~
W4253 County Road B
West Salem, Wisconsin 54669
(608) 799~4418

We'll be open every 
Saturday, 10:00~5:00
for the Holiday & Christmas Season!

This next week will be spent
finishing up final details!

I'll share a full photo tour of the
shop one day next week!


Our Hancock Fabrics store went out of 
business, but has been now replaced with
a JoAnn Fabrics Store...yay!

Their grand opening was this 
mini sewing kit!

This is just perfect for the glove box 
in my car!

Kit includes scissors, thimble, pin & needles,
needle threader, spools of thread and
best of all I love the pink tomato 


We've been busy harvesting the endless
volunteer pumpkins in our big ditch...

Big and small they're growing in the most
surprising these rocks! 

Big ones growing up through
an old discarded wood pile!

Even sandwiched between boards!

Such a great harvest to be 
gifted with so many lovely pumpkins!


Also, back behind our barn is
our old chicken hutch...

Years ago, we had three beautiful laying
hens...Molly, Annie and Fergie!


Our lower barn is getting a 
fresh coat of paint...

Here Sam is putting on the first coat.

Half done...will look better after the second coat!

All finished...looks nice and fresh once again!


Weekend Soul Food...

Blessed is the man that endureth temptation:
for when he is tried, he shall receive the
crown of life, which the Lord hath promised 
to them that love him.

Let no man say when he is tempted, 
I am tempted of God: for God cannot be 
tempted with evil, neither tempteth he any man:

But every man is tempted, when he is drawn 
away of his own lust, and enticed.

Then when lust hath conceived, it bringeth
forth sin: and sin, when it is finished, 
bringeth forth death.

James 1:12~15...KJV


Wishing everyone a great weekend!

Many Blessings,

Friday, October 7, 2016

The Early Workbasket...A Good Rule!

Welcome dear needlefolk friends!

Another week has come and gone, 
but today is the first Friday of October,
which means I get to share another
Early Workbasket feature with you!

Today's topic will be on rulers ~
"measure twice...cut once"

This is a wise rule for cutting anything!
Cut improperly and the piece is ruined, it's
far better to double~check than to
make a mistake!

Most vintage wood rulers and yard sticks 
were a popular form of advertising.

This yard stick is a wonderful solid square style
with advertising on all four sides...

Bemidji Woolen Mills
P.O. Box 227   218~751~5166
Bemidji, MN  56501
Est. 1920

Manufactures of the 
Famous Dupont Certified Pillows

This next one is so cool...

"Do Unto Others As You Would Have Them Do Unto You"

The backside shows it was 
Compliments of 
The Coca Cola Bottling Co.

This next one is very special to me...

The first reason being that its says;
For the Ladies' Work special!

And the second reason being...

The advertising on the backside,
Tharinger Macaroni Company was located in
Milwaukee, birthplace!

This sweet little six inch ruler has a special 
place in my workbasket!

The last one is a metal ruler gage...

It's great to have a slide gage ruler in your workbasket,
they come in so handy!

You can buy a modern version at any craft
store, or find a vintage one to make your work
basket extra special!

Hope you enjoyed today's topic!

The next Early Workbasket is
scheduled for Friday, November 4th.


Things are slowly coming together on the
re~organization project to open 
my Studio on a retail level...
offering Needlework Goodes & Antiques!

All the major cabinets and such are finally
arranged to my liking...I'm now starting
to work on organizing displays!

I'll be sharing more photos in the next
week or so!


Early morning at daybreak...
(photo taken by son Samuel)

A very chilly 49° October morning!


Weekend Soul Food...

Wherefore, my beloved brethren,
let every man be swift to hear, 
slow to speak, slow to wrath:

For the wrath of man worketh not
the righteousness of God.

James 1:19~20...KJV


Wishing you a relaxing fun filled weekend!

Many Blessings,

Friday, September 30, 2016

September's End...

Welcome dear needlefolk friends!

It's hard to believe that tomorrow will be 
October 1st!

Here in West Salem, Wisconsin we are already
experiencing some very chilly nights!

Today, I'll be sharing some local sights...

How wonderful, a country field of White Pumpkins!

Acorns are already starting to drop and those that 
haven't will be soon! 

Queen's Ann's is now dried up and ready for a long
winters nap!

Squirrel's are panicking...wondering if they have
enough nuts stored up to get through winter!

Almost in a confused state of mind...wondering which 
way to go!

Up or down, this way or that way?

Looks like up was the right way to go!

Even the cows are slowing down with the cooler days!

Content with all the lush green grass that the 
summer provided!

It's so nice how cattle huddle together to
keep warm on a chilly morning!

Love this old truck cast away long longer serving a purpose!


Weekend Soul Food...

"While the earth remaineth, seedtime and harvest,
and cold and heat, and summer and winter, 
and day and night shall not cease."

Genesis 8:22...KJV


It's time to start digging out my favorite
sweaters & hoodies!

Wishing you a wonderful harvest season,
Kindly, Tammy

Friday, September 23, 2016

Pins & Needles Pinpoke ~

Welcome dear needlefolk friends!

My sincere apologies for such a late post...internet 
connection problems due to yet another major storm!

But, like the old saying goes, 
"Better late than never"


Little Sparrow Pinkeep Club Update...

The rain finally stopped...allowing me to chance to get 
a photo of the finished model!

"Pins & Needles Pinpoke" ~ Club kit #3

My fabric shopping went well, the three colors in
this print are a perfect match to three of the 
thread it!

Everything is cut, just need to go to the 
print shop next week.

The scheduled ship date for the club kits 
is on OR before Friday, September 30th.


Every night I've been working late on the
re~organization project under way in my Studio.

I feel exactly like my squirrel friend...

Totally exhausted after moving, pushing and 
lifting lots of heavy furniture & stuff!

Lots of progress and starting to see light
at the end of the tunnel...yay!

Hope to start sharing some photos in 
the next few weeks.

Once everything is running smoothly, 
I hope to start posting again more often!


This past Sunday was spent on a nice
relaxing country drive with my 
two favorite guys...husband Bill & son Sam!

Photos are compliments of Sam...

He is just so fast at taking drive by photos, 
unlike me who has to have everything perfectly
still before I can snap a photo!

Can you see the camouflaged sheep on the 
mound of hay? 

Barnyard friends having lunch it!

Right in the middle of this country road was
this old dilapidated shed, the narrow road circled
around it...just like a turn about!

Love the weathered boards and rusty roof!

Here you can see better how the road circles
around it.

Frozen in time...two old fence post with barbed wire!

From this angle you can really see its age!

No two Sunday drives are every alike...endless country 
roads to explore!


This past week Wisconsin & Minnesota have been 
hit really hard with monsoon like rains!

Farm fields are under water... 

Large round bales of hay floating after flash flooding!

We had water in our basement,
and the weather forecast is predicting more flash flooding!


Weekend Soul Food...

He that dwelleth in the secret place of the 
most High shall abide under the
shadow of the Almighty.

Psalms 91:1...KJV


Hope you're enjoying Autumn's changing 
colors in your area! 

Sweet Blessings, Tammy