Saturday, August 12, 2017

Pushing Forward ~

Welcome and happy Saturday
needlefolk friends!

This past week has been just a blurr!
Two road trips to Mayo, husband's eyes are
not doing well...Friday was spent in urgent care!

However, there was one day this week that I
got a break and went on a fabric hunting road trip... 

I found two lovely Civil War Reproduction
fabrics that will be used in upcoming club kits.

I'm leaning towards this one for the 
upcoming Early Maiden Workbasket kit. 

Working on the design now,
and will decide once I get further along!


Offering for sale today,
 a gathering of samplers that
were stitched and framed by my hand...
"Quothe The Raven Nevermore"
  frame measures 9.25"W by 7.25"H,
finished in 2009.
Sampler No. 1 ~ Price $43.00, plus $4.95 shipping

"Old Crow"
 frame (antique) measures 8.5"W by 6.75"H,
finished in 2011.
Sampler No. 2 ~ $48.00, plus $4.95 shipping

frame measures 8.75"W by 7"H,
finished in 2009.
Sampler No. 3 ~ $43.00, plus $4.95 shipping

"Summer Offering"
painted frame (antique) measures 13.5"W by 9.5"H,
finished in 2002.
Sampler No. 4 ~ $85.00, plus $7.95 shipping...SOLD ~ Thank You, Karen

If you are interested in purchasing any of these samplers,
 please email me at
For a PayPal invoice, I just need an email OR
to pay by credit card, call me at (608) 799~4418 with info.


While on the road this week,
I enjoyed seeing my all time favorite
barn once again...
So happy it's still standing!


Sunshine for the Soul...

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.

James 1:12...kjv


Sending sweet sentiments to all...enjoy a 
great weekend!

Kindly, Tammy

Saturday, August 5, 2017

Saturday Snap Shots ~

Happy Saturday dear needlefolk friends!

I ran out of time yesterday for my
regular Friday post, so this is rather fun
doing it on a Saturday!

Prim & Proper Pinkeep Club Update...

These sweet little bee charms 
arrived from the United Kingdom...just in time!

This weekend I'll be kitting and bagging,
and on Monday they'll be all ready to ship out!


This past weekend my family and I enjoyed
a wonderful hike through "Wild Cat Mountain Park"...

The weather was absolutely gorgeous, and
the adventure all began with these ancient old steps! 

Once we reached the overlook point,
my husband insisted on taking pics of 
my youngest son Sam and I.

The view was incredibly breathtaking! 

Looking way down below were people
canoeing...they look so small!

Love all the old stone steps 
and guard rails!

It was so being in a different world!

More great pics from our road  trip...

Old abandoned shed nestled into the
roadside weeds and vines.

Black beef cattle enjoying the
midsummer's day!

After passing this awesome shed,
 we had to do a turnaround...definitely
  couldn't pass by this old beauty! 

An old corn crib overground with cool!

I love the simple beauty of old weathered buildings!


Sunshine for the Soul...

"This is the day which the LORD hath made;
we will rejoice and be glad in it."

Psalms 118:24...kjv


Next weeks focus will be getting 
started on kit number three for the 
Early Maiden Workbasket Cub!

Until then, 
I'm off to seize the weekend ahead!

Country Blessings,

Friday, July 28, 2017

"Midsummer's Day" ~

Welcome and happy midsummer's day
dear needlefolk friends near & far!

Such a hectic week I've had and happy
that things are finally winding down, thank 
goodness for weekends!

Prim & Proper Pinkeep Club Update...

First, I'd like to thank club members for your
patience after falling behind schedule due to my
husband's eye surgery earlier this month!

Second, this club kit has a good amount of 
stitching involved and took me longer to
finish than expected!

Would you to like to FINALLY see the finish...

"Midsummer's Day" Tailor's Roll &
 Needlekeep Necklace

Stitched using 1 strand of DMC over 2 linen threads,
except for date, initials, and words which are
stitched over one thread.

Pattern includes a charted alphabet and numbers,
so you can personalize your pinkeep.
(1961 is my birth year) 

Stitched on 32ct "Antique Copper" Linen,
firmly packed with sawdust for the look of an 
early "Tailor's Roll."

The backside is finished in this wonderful
Civil War Reproduction fabric.

This kit also includes a companion
"Needlekeep Necklace."

This sweet little needlekeep is so fun to 
 wear while stitching...a handy place to poke your needle!

It's never to late to join the club,
memberships are available through my Etsy shop.

For complete details, please click HERE

The scheduled ship date is on or before 
Monday, August 7th.


On Sunday I needed a break, so my
family and I walked through our local "Fair"...

The first thing I spied were these two sweet ponies,
which hold a big soft spot in my heart!

This little fellow brought back lots of good childhood
 memories for me...looks just like the one I had!

We instantly became friends!

Moving on to the BIG horses...

Caught this lovely draft horse taking 
a little rest...eyes are barely open!

Great legs!

Next up was the goat & sheep barn...

Angora incredibly soft!

I also have a soft spot for Nubian Goats.

Love their big long ears!

They are very friendly and curious in nature!

Well hello there!

Baa baa black sheep, have you any wool?

Next up was the hog barn...

All the fellows in this barn were sound to sleep!

Probable dreaming about their next meal!

Moving onto the Chicken coop...

Kids get to enjoy seeing little baby chicks hatching!

So to listen to them chirp!

This Rooster made it very clear to me that 
he is king of the roost...just finished crowing!

I think this Rooster is wandering 
'is it time to go home yet'?

Last are the little furry friends...

This was the last day of the fair, 
and it seems all the animals are exhausted
from all the onlookers!

Definitely anticipating getting to go home! 

Good bye until next year little fellow!

Hope you enjoyed walking through 
the fair with me...sorry for so many pictures!


A few weeks ago I shared how my summer 
has had many unexpected twists and turns, and 
that this was the first year EVER that I did
not have ANY time to plant even ONE flower! 

But, the Lord
graciously blessed us here on our farm 
 with our wild meadow of in full bloom!

After the heavy rains we had last week it
 brought such joy to my heart to see this lovely site!

Even the butterflies are enjoying 
this midsummer's day!



~ 10:30 to 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 if Saturday doesn't
work for you...always happy to accommodate!


Sunshine for the Soul...

"Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after
 righteousness: for they shall be filled."

Matthew 5:6...kjv


Wishing you a wonderful 
Midsummer's Day weekend!

Blessings, Tammy