Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Schoolworke Exemplary Samplar ~

Welcome dear needlefolk friends!

The sun was not cooperating today while trying to
 photograph my completed model...will try again later!

Using this temporary photo to share with 
you the finished samplar...

Schoolgirl Samplar Clubs Second Kit ~

"Schoolworke Exemplary Samplar"

More details about the new release will be shared 
once I get a better photo!

If you're not a member and are thinking of
joining the Schoolgirl Samplar club,
memberships are still available 
through my Etsy Shoppe ~


Click HERE for all the details!

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There are sure signs that Autumn is coming soon...

This is the time of year when the
Bittersweet Nightshade really takes off!


Thistles are bursting forth!

Leaves are slowly falling and some 
are even changing color!


Squirrels are thinking of harvesting nuts...

And I'm thinking...Autumn will be very welcome!


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Soul to Soul...

"And they that be wise shall shine as the
 brightness of the firmament; 
and they that turn many to righteousness 
as the stars for ever and ever."

Daniel 12:3...KJV

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May your worries fade away as you
step into the light of His grace!

Kindly, Tammy



Friday, August 19, 2016

Schoolgirl Sneak Peek ~

Welcome dear needlefolk friends!

Most of my week was spent filling
purchase orders for patterns,
which involves lots of time
at the print shop, then
bagging and finally
shipping!

Which did not help the fact that I'm
really running behind schedule this month!

However, I'm very happy to have the 
design all charted for Schoolgirl Samplar Clubs
next release (kit No. 2).

How about a wee sneak peek...
The title has been chosen ~ 
"Schoolworke Exemplary"

The frame has also been chosen...
The model will fit into this old 9" by 7" frame

Model is being stitched with... 
~ 36ct. R&R  Abecedarian Blend Linen 
~ Weeks Dye Works Thread

I'll be stitching like crazy all weekend...the race is 
on to the finish line!

Next week I'll share my progress!


I love how early samplers held such
pieces of her past for the young schoolgirl!

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An early morning walk reveals the
secret life of the spider...

The morning dew glistening on their 
intricately woven webs!  


Spiders spin webs to catch their dinner!

When an insect, such as a fly, flies into a spider's web,
it gets stuck on the sticky threads.


Then the spider can approach the trapped
victim and uses its fangs to inject venom...creepy!

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Many busy bees working hard 
in the early morning hours...

The cool morning dew must feel very refreshing
as they buzz from one plant to the next!


Lots of volunteer pumpkin plants are 
growing like crazy in our big ditch where we
dump leaves, grass and weeds.

Hope to gather a nice harvest of free pumpkins!

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For Sale on Ebay this week...

Birds of a Feather...
To go to this auction ~ Click HERE

I'll be selling many samplers over the 
next several months that were all shop
models from my former needlework shop
Salem Stitchery...all stitched and framed 
by me personally!

Notforgotten Farm...
To go to this auction ~ Click HERE


The Primitive Needle...
To go to this auction ~ Click HERE


Blackbird Designs...
To go to this auction ~ Click HERE

These finished models are ALL looking for
good new homes and are ready to
hang in YOUR home!

~::~::~

Weekend Soul Food...

For thou hast been a strength to the poor,
a strength to the needy in his distress,
a refuge from the storm.

Isaiah 25:4...KJV

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My son Samuel took this awesome photo
last night as yet another big storm
passed over our farm...this time 
no trees were damaged!

Enjoy a lovely weekend, 
Tammy

Friday, August 12, 2016

The Storm has Passed ~

Welcome dear needlefolk friends!
It's been like a whirlwind here in the Studio 
this week...time literally flew by!!

Plus, a tornado like storm with high 
winds really took a toll on our wooded land!


Our power was out for many, many hours...
we're so thankful things are finally back to normal!

Thank goodness for old fashioned kerosene lamps! 



My husband has been busy surveying all
the damaged trees...


This big old Walnut tree was probably 
100 years old...completely uprooted!


Countless other trees were split and shredded!


Lots of tall Pine trees...gone!


Some split in mid air and dangling! 



So sad, so devastating, lots of mess, 
and lots of clean up!


Luckily it missed the farmhouse and buildings!

Our next door neighbors lost a silo, while
many near by houses had severe roof
damage!

~:::~

For Sale on Ebay...

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(Prairie Schooler Design from 2008)

I'll be selling several Halloween Samplers that 
were all shop models from my former 
Salem Stitchery Shop...all stitched 
and framed by me personally!

To go to this Ebay auction ~
Click HERE


This next one is by Plum St. Samplers...
To go to this Ebay auction ~
Click HERE



The Prairie Schooler...
Click HERE


The last one is also a Prairie Schooler...
Click HERE

These finished models are all looking for 
good new homes and are ready to 
hang in YOUR home this 
Halloween!

~:::~

Weekend Soul Food...

"Be strong and of a good courage,
fear not, nor be afraid of them:
for the LORD thy God, 
he it is that doth go with thee;
he will not fail thee,
nor forsake thee.:

Deuteronomy 31:6...KJV

~:::~

Wishing you all a 
wonderful weekend,
Tammy 

I'm truly blessed to have your continued support
with my newest release "Be Ye Virtuous"!

Thank you so much...all ordered have been shipped!





Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Now Available ~ "Be Ye Virtuous" Samplar

Welcome dear needlefolk friends ~

Sharing with you today is my
new release, hot off the press...

"Be Ye Virtuous" Bee Samplar
©2016 Scattered Seed Samplars


The first photo is taken in the sunlight,
and here is a photo taken in the 
evening light inside the farmhouse...


Stitch count ~ 161W by 161H
Design Area ~ 8.94"W by 8.94"H
Fits a 10X10 frame
Model Linen ~ 36ct WDW "Tin Roof"

Pattern is now available in my Etsy Shop ~
Please click HERE

Hope you like it?

♦♦♦

Hope you're staying cool from this
hot summer sun!


Enjoy a Lovely week!

Farmhouse Blessings, 
Tammy


Monday, August 8, 2016

Be Ye Virtuous...Coming Soon!

Welcome dear needlefolk friends ~

Hope you had a most relaxing weekend
enjoying all the things you love most!

Mine was spent with needle in hand...

Finishing up "Bee" motifs, 
doing some last minute re~designing,
and some color changes!

My personal samplar critic (husband)
always gives me his honest opinions on my work,
which can get me very frustrated, especially
when it means ripping out and changing! 

He's very artist and is usually right...so I'm 
very thankful in the end!

Just about ready to start framing...will share 
the finish as soon as I'm done!

Bee sure to watch for this special release post!

This new pattern will be released later 
this week and available for purchase in my
Etsy Shop.

~::~

This week will also be spent working 
on the design for the next
Schoolgirl Samplar Club release!

I'm running behind schedule and will do
my best to get caught up!

Which brings me to the decision that I must 
restructure my weekly work schedule!

Monday's regular post will be replaced with
random unscheduled SURPRISE postings as my
 busy schedule allows through the week...
FRIDAY'S post will be the main
posting for the week!


This new schedule change will allow me to be
more productive in creating more new releases...Yay!

~::~

Weekly Soul Food...

Finally, Brethren, 
whatsoever things are true,
whatsoever things are honest,
whatsoever things are just,
whatsoever things are pure,
whatsoever things are lovely,
whatsoever things are of good report;
if there be any virtue
and if there be any praise,
think on these things.

Philippians 4:8...KJV

~::~

As time is so precious...spend it not in vain!

~ Blessings for a lovely, productive week ~
Kindly, Tammy


Friday, August 5, 2016

The Early Workbasket ~ Metal Pinkeeps

Welcome dear needlefolk friends ~
Time sure flies by quickly when your hands
are holding a needle and thread!

After many delightful hours of stitching on 
my soon to be released "Bee Samplar";
how about a little sneak peek...
This weekend I hope to finish up adding the final 
motifs and some small details!

I'm working the model
with AVAS silk thread on 
36ct. WDW "Tin Roof" linen.

With several good pattern titles,
I'm really having a hard time deciding 
which one to go with!

~::~

The Early Workbasket
(featured the first Friday of the month)

This month I'll be sharing my cabinet of 
all creatures great and small ~ metal pinkeeps!


This old secretary serves multiple purposes 
here in the Studio...  
This very tall secretary has a wonderful decorative top,
four nice display shelves, roll top desk with four drawers 
and divided storage area on the lower sides!

The craftsmanship is totally outstanding!

Now, for a peek inside...
Of all the different things I collect this is 
absolutely my favorite!


My rabbits are most near and dear to my heart...
Always room for one more!


Shelf number two...

Dogs, Cats, Turtles, Lions and Sheep!


Plus, some special Squirrels and Frogs!



Moving up to the third shelf...

Ducks, Swans and nesting birds!


Each one has such character!

Parrots, Seagull, Cockatoo and Owls!


Last, the top shelf...

Thread Wells, Pigs and Camels!


A pinkeep for every season!


This represents years and years of antiquing!

~::~

Weekend Soul Food...

"There went in two and two unto Noah into the ark,
the male and the female, as God had
commanded Noah."

Genesis 7:9...KJV

~::~

Blessings for wonderful weekend,
Tammy