Monday, October 16, 2017

Prim & Proper Peek...

Welcome dear needlefolk friends!

I love Monday because...

~ it's a clean slate!
~ last week is now in the past!
~ fresh start!
~ new opportunities!

Hoping YOUR new week started out on the right foot!

🎃🎃

Prim & Proper Pinkeep Club
~ Sneak Peek ~

But first, let me introduce you to the Studio's
newest little squirrely fellow...

Some things are just meant to be...

Several months ago I purchased this fellow
as a "Buy It Now" on Ebay, after a week
had passed it showed that the seller
still had not shipped the item, so
I messaged the seller and to my
horror he replied back that he
could not find the squirrel anywhere 
in his inventory...SAY WHAT!

Sadly, he cancelled my order
and refunded my money!

BUT, out of the blue a couple of weeks ago,
 he emailed and said he found the squirrel...we were
both so happy!

The timing was perfect, 
as this little fellow was truly meant
to be my cover model for this project!

Now, for the sneak peek...

The stitching is all complete,
now for the finishing!

This was my lucky day at the post office...

Club kit "thank you charms" arrived 
from the United Kingdom...Yay!

Love these sweet little squirrely dudes!

It's never too late to join,
if you join now you will also receive the 
first two club kits, 

Kit No. One...
"Adam & Eve" Pinkeep Drum & Apple Scissor Fob

Kit No. Two...
"Midsummer's Day" Tailors Roll & Needlekeep Necklace

Memberships are available through my
Etsy Shop...to visit the listing click HERE

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On Sunday, I found the sweetest little treasure...

"Daily Praise"...only $1.00
This wee little book only measures 2.5"W by 3.5"H


It's filled with a daily scripture verse
 for every day of the year!


It's the same size as another sweet 
book I found this summer,
 titled "Daily Duty"!

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Monday Manna...

Keep my commandments, and live;
and my law as the apple of thine eye.

Proverbs 7:2...kjv

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Well friends, 
I'm off to finish up that pinkeep!

Have a lovely evening,
Kindly, Tammy




Saturday, October 14, 2017

Saturday Style...

Happy Saturday
dear needlefolk friends!

Wow, all I can say is this has been 
one heck of a week!

Back to Mayo Clinic in Rochester,
sadly my husband's other eye had a major
hemorrhage and is scheduled for
another surgery.

His first surgery did not go well and the 
complications have been so stressful
for him and now this!

I wish I could make it ALL better for him!


In the mean time I have been working on
the model for Prim & Proper Pinkeep Club's 
next project and will be finishing it up
soon!


I'll be sharing a sneak peek on Monday!


Weekend Soul Food...

 Go to the ant, thou sluggard;
consider her ways, and be wise:

 Which having no guide, overseer, or ruler,

 Provideth her meat in the summer,
and gathereth her food in the harvest.

Proverbs 6:6~8...kjv

🎃🎃

Saturday Style...

Our weather is just right to start wearing
legging, boots and layered sweaters!

What is YOUR path today!
My day started out dry...
...but has now turned cold,
damp and rainy!

Enjoy a wonderful weekend!
Kindly, Tammy

Friday, October 6, 2017

Decisions ~ Decisions!

Welcome dear needlefolk friends
and happy weekend ahead!

As promised last week, 
I have an update for the 
Prim & Proper Pinkeep Club...

Decisions, decisions, and this was a tough one,
especially when you have several great fabrics
 in the studio stash to choose from!


I ended up going with my original instints
and chose this gorgeous Civil War Reproduction 
fabric from The Civil War Tribute Collection. 


I had purchased about four yards several years
ago, which is not enough yardage for a club
project, this fabric is no longer available
making by search for more a complete
dead end!

But, when I wasn't even looking, I stumbled upon
a quaint little quilt shop that STILL had some available,
and just the extra yardage I needed!

I'm very excited to finally be using this fabulous
fabric for a special pinkeep!


The chosen linen is Weeks Dye Works 
36ct Straw linen...a perfect match to go with
the Civil War fabric!


I'm working on the pinkeep design and hope to 
start stitching sometime next week...more updates
to follow!


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Hoot, Hoot...look who's back 
gracing the display window here at 
Scattered Seed Samplers...

These special one of a kind pottery owls are
made by a friend of ours from Dakota Stoneware
in Bushnell, South Dakota.


All lined up and waiting to greet 
needlefolk friends stopping out to shop
at our Studio Shop located on our
farm on Saturday's from 10~3


Oh the joy of pumpkins...they make me so happy!


Looking at my husbands hand carved 
folky crows reminds me that I forgot to buy
a bag of candy corn...a must have with
Halloween just around the corner!

🎃🎃🎃

FARM SHOP
WILL BE OPEN ON SATURDAY...

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

🎃🎃🎃

Weekend Soul Food...

Happy is the man that findeth wisdom,
and the man that getteth understanding:

For the merchandise of it is better than the merchandise
 of silver, and the gain thereof than fine gold.

She is more precious than rubies: and all the things thou
canst desire are not to be compared unto her.

Length of days is in her right hand;
and in her left hand riches and honor.

Proverbs 3:13~16...kjv

🎃🎃🎃

Wishing you an grand weekend!
Kindly, Tammy

Friday, September 29, 2017

Loving Autumn!

Welcome and happy Friday
dear needlefolk friends!

After spending the entire month of
September cleaning and enjoying lots of quality
me time, all good things must come to an
end...tomorrow is officially my last
day of vacation!


I donated four car loads full of clothes
to our local Salvation Army...my closet and 
drawers have never been so neat & tidy!


I'm really looking forward to October and spending 
lots of quality time back in the studio getting
 started on the new project for...


Next week,
 I'll be sharing the chosen linen and 
Civil War Reproduction fabric for Prim & Proper's
last kit for the year of 2017.

🎃🎃 

In years past I've been spoiled with an
abundance of free volunteer pumpkins that
grow wild in a big ditch behind our barn,
but not this year...
Instead, I did it the old fashioned way...hand selected
at a local pumpkin farm!

🎃🎃 

FARM SHOP 
WILL BE OPEN ON SATURDAY...

Our Farm Shop is located at ~
W4253 County Road B
West Salem, Wisconsin 54669
(608) 799~4418

🎃🎃 

Weekend Soul Food...

Trust in the Lord with all thine heart;
and lean not unto thine own understanding.

In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he 
shall direct thy paths.

Be not wise in thine own eyes:
fear the Lord, and depart from evil.

Proverbs 3:5~7...kjv

🎃🎃 

Wishing you a wonderful weekend
filled with contentment as we share the 
love of our needles!

Kindly, Tammy





Friday, September 22, 2017

Hidden Treasures ~

Welcome dear needlefolk friends!

This day nearly passed by me before realizing 
today is THE FIRST DAY OF AUTUMN!

With all the fall cleaning I've been doing I've
 gathered a few more items that I'm ready to part with...
Offering for sale is this paper mache Cat ornament.

~ hand painted
~ approx. 2.5" in diameter
~ approx. 2" tall
~ twine hanger

This little fellow is looking for a good new home!
 Item No. 1...asking price $9.95, plus $2.95 shipping ~ SOLD ~ thank you Ellen!

Next up...
Tall pumpkin shelf sitter, 
stitched and finished by my hand in 2011.

~ stitched into the design are my initials TB & 2011
~ stitched on overdyed linen with overdyed threads
~ pumpkin only measures 7" tall by 2.25" in diameter
~ stem included measures 9.5" tall
~  signed by me on the bottom  

~ embellished with a vintage pumpkin stem!
Item No. 2...asking price $65.00, plus $3.95 shipping

Last item...
Wonderful antique pincushion.

~ graceful floral design 
~ four tapered metal legs
~ metal with very nice aged patina
~ measures 3.5"Long by 3"Wide by 2.5" High

The floral design is slightly different on the front & back.


Side shot.


Original pincushion packed with sawdust,
velvet nap is nicely worn and faded with age.
Item No. 3...asking price $45.00, plus $3.95 shipping

If you would like to purchase any of these
 items just email me scatteredseedsamplers@gmail.com

~ please include the item Number
~ for a PayPal invoice include your email address
~ for credit cards, please call me at (608) 799~4418 
~ personal checks are also accepted

~ 🎃🎃 ~

And now, for a little fun from the country side of things...
Wow, what a happy site to see while driving 
along on our regular Sunday drive!


I think we startled them just as much as
they startled us!

The gander (male goose) was really giving us a
 good look, while his lady friends didn't seem to mind at all!


After a few more twisty curvy roads 
we came upon some more curious faces...
 Perfectly huddled together...love this shot!

~ 🎃🎃 ~

FARM SHOP
WILL BE CLOSED ON SATURDAY


Sorry for any inconvenience...we will 
reopen next Saturday, September 30th
from 10:30 ~ 3:00

~ 🎃🎃 ~

Weekend Soul Food...

(1)If thou wilt receive my words, 
and hide my commandments with thee;
(2)So that thou incline thine ear unto wisdom,
and apply thine heart to understanding;
(3)Yea, if thou criest after knowledge,
and liftest up thy voice for understanding;
(4)If thou seekest her as silver,
and searchest for her as for hid treasures;
(5)Then shalt thou understand the fear of the Lord,
and find the knowledge of God.
(6)For the Lord giveth wisdom: out of his mouth
cometh knowledge and understanding.

Proverbs 2:1~6...kjv

~ 🎃🎃 ~

I may not be there yet with my de~cluttering 
project, but I am closer than I was last week...one drawer
at a time can make a big difference!

My efforts will continue, little by little!

Kindly, Tammy


Friday, September 15, 2017

Itching to Clean!

Welcome and happy Friday
needlefolk friends!

I'm finally back after enjoying
some much needed cleaning time...
My mission for September was to 
transform my bedroom into a fitness friendly haven!

By completely rearranging my bedroom,
I was able to add my treadmill...it was in our guest
room and very inconvenient!

Next, was to dump everything out of my 
two large armoires, only keeping the clothes that 
currently fit...everything else to charity!

This week I'm doing the same with my closet!
I tend to have pack rat tendencies,
 I'm loving everything about finally purging 
my space...SO LIBERATING!!

Love these new hangers and accessories...
 Found this "JOY" brand at my local Target store,
I purged all my old plastic style hangers, 
replacing them with nice metal ones!

The flower hanger is for organizing all my scarfs.

The closet is a huge project...hope to finish up next week!

♕♕♕

My cleaning time is a great thinking & dreaming
time for my also cluttered mind!

October is just around the corner,
so I've been giving a lot of thought to 
Prim & Proper Pinkeep Club's next project.
So far, 
I can tell you that the chosen linen will
 be Weeks Dye Works 36ct. "Straw", 
and a very lovely Civil War fabric
 has been chosen to compliment
 this overdyed linen.

I'll share with you as soon as the linen arrives!

♕♕♕

I caught a glimpse of two very
unique trees while out on my walking path...
Check out this dead limb...covered with
Woodpecker holes!


Many of you that follow my blog probably 
know by now that I love vines...
The simplicity of this vine wrapping 
itself around this tree trunk just makes me happy!

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FARM SHOP
WILL BE CLOSED ON SATURDAY


We will re~open next Saturday, Sept. 23rd.

♕♕♕

Weekend Soul Food...

The fear of the Lord is the 
beginning of knowledge: but fools 
despise wisdom and instruction.

Proverbs 1:7...kjv

♕♕♕

Enjoy a great weekend...be the smile someone needs!

Kindly, Tammy