Friday, July 14, 2017

Prim & Proper Pinkeep Club ~

Welcome and happy Friday
needlefolk friends!

Summer seems to be vanishing before my
 very's turning out to be a rather sad summer!

Live happens...usually catching us off guard!

~ first year time to plant even ONE flower!
~ oldest military son & family in Africa for 2 years!
~ youngest son Sam started working full time!
~ our loyal Scottie of 14 years...went to doggie heaven!
~ husband is having complications from his eye surgery!
~ the farmhouse is just too quiet...yet full of stress!

Wow, that felt good just to type it all out!

~ busy is a choice
~ stress is a choice
~ joy is a choice
....this week I will choose well!

Today is better, renewal is happening, strength is coming!


Prim & Proper Pinkeep Club Update...

The chosen linen will be ~
32ct hand dyed "Antique Copper"

I'm currently working on the design and will
start working on the model next week. 

 I'm running behind schedule,
 but will do my best to catch up...I work best under pressure!

Will post more updates next week.


Thank you for your continued support on
 my newest pattern release last week...

"Heart of Wisdom" Sampler
©2017 Scattered Seed Samplers

All orders have shipped...please watch your mailbox!

Pattern is available through my Etsy shop,
please click HERE if you would like to add one to your stash!


Blog Sale...

Today, I've selected four sewing goodies from 
my farm shop to offer to my online needlefolk friends!

Item No. 1 ...

"Nice early pinkeep & double tier spool holder"

~ metal base...both tiers swivel
~ top tier holds four spools of thread
~ bottom tier holds 6 spools of thread
~ original dark olive green pinkeep fabric
~ measures 4"H by 3.75" in diameter
Item No. 1 ~ Price $48.00, plus $2.95 shipping...SOLD ~ Thank you!

Item No. 2 ...

"Sweet Old Copper Oil Can"

~ copper
~ nice and clean
~ unscrews with ease
~ 2.75"H by 2" in diameter

Item No. 2 ~ Price $13.95, plus $2.61 shipping ~ SOLD Thank You!

Item No. 3 ...

🍓 Handmade Strawberry Pinkeep 🍓

~ fabric in good condition
~ measures 4.5" long by 2" wide
Item No. 3 ~ Price $18.95, plus $2.61 shipping

Item No. 4 ...

"Rare Antique Butterfly Pin~Tin"

~ wonderful design
~ nice & clean & great condition 
~ 2.75" long by 1.75" wide by .5" high

~ stamped made in "Hong Kong"
Item No. 4 ~ Price $20.00, plus $2.61 shipping 

If you would like to purchase
one of these four items simply...

~ email me at
~ payment options are a PayPal invoice(email address needed) OR
~ credit me (608) 799~4418 with card info
~ packages ship 1st class, tracking number provided

These antiques all come from my personal
collection and are looking for good new homes!

Easy peasy!



10:30 ~ 3:30

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

Please don't hesitate to call is Saturday 
doesn't work for you...always happy to accommodate!

Weekend Soul Food...

"My help cometh from the LORD,
which made heaven and earth."

Psalms 121:2...kjv


Let God be greater than the worries in your life,
let Him be stronger than the weakness in your mind!

Kindly, Tammy 🍓

Friday, July 7, 2017

"Heart of Wisdom" Sampler ~

Welcome dear needlefolk friends!

I've been trying ALL week to get my
new sampler released BUT real life pulled 
me in different directions...more on that later!

So, now the moment I've anxiously been waiting to 
share with you, hot off the press just this afternoon... 

"Heart of Wisdom" Sampler
©2017 Scattered Seed Samplers

The verse was written by me,
as my mind loves to ponder my two
favorite books of the bible...Psalms & Proverbs!

Model is stitched on 
36ct. Lakeside Vintage Buttercream linen.

Stitched with only two skeins of overdyed thread,
 blue is by Weeks Dye Works and gold is by Gentle Art.

Pattern also includes charted alphabet & numbers
so you can personalize it with your initials and 
special year of choice...1961 is my birth year!

Pattern is now available through my Etsy Shop,
please CLICK HERE to visit the direct link!


Fourth of July weekend was spent visiting my
 husbands childhood "Boat House" on the "Black Slough,"
off of the Mississippi River by Stoddard, Wisc.

Growing up my husband was truly a river rat,
fishing, trapping, clamming, duck hunting with his
dad and younger brother!

These old birdhouse are still mounted up high
in the trees along the bank of the old family "Boat House"

Nestled nicely into the old trees offering
a little paradise for the birds.

Weathered to perfection after all these years!

these lucky birds get to eat wild berries
to their hearts content!

The sound of "Bullfrogs" is so intense...

If you look closely at the murky marsh waters you
will see many "eyes" lurking in the marsh weed!

I was so fascinated with how relaxed their
bodies were...just dangling beneath the water!

Our nephew Steven keeps a big fish net in 
the boat house and offered to net a bullfrog for me!

I was so excited to see one close up!

This was a great opportunity to try out the 
camera on my new I~phone!

My river rat husband offered to hold
this fellow while he posed for me!

These bullfrogs are really slippery & 
have to hold them tightly!

What a great face and great complexion too!

Hi, my name is "Jeremiah the Bullfrog!"

Love those webbed feet!

Thank you so much was such
a pleasure meeting you!


On Wednesday, 
my husband had retinal eye surgery (vitrectomy)
at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota.

The surgery took place at St. Mary's (part of Mayo.)

We were up at 3:00am, 
left the farm at 4:30am,
 for a 6:00am check in!

 My heart was breaking for my husband...he was
   so full of anxiety!

I must say, the lobby was beautiful!

Massive ferns adorned the hallways!

Getting off the were
greeted with lovely statues!

Love this beautiful stained glass window 
depicting St. husband was on the
Joseph wing of the hospital!

The next couple of weeks will require
lots of rest...we are looking forward to the 
follow up visit with the surgeon next 
Wednesday for an update on the
progress of recovery!



10:00 ~ 3:00

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

Please don't hesitate to call if Saturday
doesn't work for you...always happy to accommodate!

My husband made this "summer sale" sign... 
He used an old weathered barn board...I love it!



"Peace I leave with you,
my peace I give unto you:
not as the world giveth, give I unto you.
Let not your heart be troubled,
neither let it be afraid."

John 14:27...kjv


Next week I'll be sharing an
update on the next release for the 
Prim & Proper Pinkeep Club!

Blessings to all, Tammy

Friday, June 30, 2017

Sampler Sneak Peek...

Welcome dear needlefolk friends!

Hope you enjoyed a great week!

This week flew by so fast, 
Tuesday was especially a busy one for
my entire family~

~ husband had an eye appt. at Mayo in Rochester, MN
~ youngest son Samuel started a new job!
~ oldest son and his family left for a two year
assignment in Mauritania, Africa
~ I had an appointment for my yearly physical

The rest of the week seemed to be a 
complete blurrrrr!!!!


My sampler in progress has visited many 
waiting rooms this week!

How about a little sneak peek...

Coming Soon...
"Heart of Wisdom" Sampler

This sweet little sampler will be available
through my Etsy shop in about a week!

Stitched on 32ct Vintage "Buttercream" by
Lakeside Linen

Only two lovely overdyed thread colors 
are used throughout the entire sampler...very
reminiscent of early samplers! 


It's hard to believe tomorrow we
will be welcoming in the month of July!

The place we call home...Our Farm,
 taken this evening as it bids farewell
 to the month June!

My short commute to work...from the 
farmhouse ~ across the driveway ~ to my Studio!


While out on a weekend drive we came across a
site that we have never experienced in our entire lives!!!

It all happened when a mama deer ran across
the highway in front of Sam's truck, she then
ran down into the field where her fawns 
were waiting for her!

By the time Sam quickly spun the truck 
around, this is what we saw...

O my goodness, thank heavens the whole family
is safely reunited, we still can't believe we were able 
to get pics of the fawns nursing!!

It may look like there is only one fawn,
but there really is two!!

Mama finally started getting nervous... was finally time to seek shelter!!


Another road worthy shot,
was this beautiful old stone church on the hill...

So peacefully tucked into a wooded hillside!



10:00 to 3:00

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

Please don't hesitate to call if Saturday
doesn't work for you...always happy to accommodate!



"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 you a safe and relaxing 
4th of July weekend!

Kindly, Tammy