Friday, August 10, 2018

In the workes...

Welcome dear needlefolk friends!

How time flies, it's once again club time for 
Prairie Sisters Handworke Club!

Today's sneak peek...
This is the Civil War Reproduction fabric that 
has been chosen, and complimentary ribbon.

Kit number three is still in the beginning stages,
but will share more updates as things
start to come together!

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

Check out all the details by clicking HERE


Mary Wood's 1837
Adam & Eve Reproduction Sampler Update...
When the finished verse was posted several weeks ago
a spelling error was caught and the word "Paradise"
has been corrected!

Most of the motifs are finished...
I'm excited to finally move onto stitching 
"The Tree of Knowledge."

Hopefully some more progress will be made this week...we'll see!


You just never know what you might see while
on a country drive in Wisconsin...
A flock a Canadian Geese shading themselves
on a hot midsummer's day!

The old weathered tree was also pretty special...
Old and weathered but still offering a nice 
shady spot to rest!

Some of the flock was starting to get restless...
Probably getting ready for take off!

These fellows were lucky...
They were coming up out of a little brook they discovered!


Look what was resting on the back porch of our farmhouse...
A beautiful Luna Moth!  

It was a bit of a challenge to get this photo,
but after getting a stool I was able to get a nice close those
feathery antennae.

These moths are just amazing creatures to behold, 
I felt very lucky to get to see one so close up!


This week I was visiting a local cemetery,
again it was a very hot humid day...
While sitting in my car this squirrel leaped on top 
of this tombstone and sprawled his body over 
the top as a way to cool off...sooo cute! πŸ˜…πŸ˜†πŸ˜…




Located at ~
W4253 County Road B
West Salem, Wisconsin 54669

If Saturday's don't work for you,
just call (608) 799~4418 to schedule
a time that works for you!
(always happy to accommodate)



"Know ye that the LORD he is God:
it is he that hath made us,
and not we ourselves;
we are his people,
and the sheep of his pasture."

Psalms 100:3...KJV


Well friends that all I have for today,
thank you  for stopping by and visiting with me!

Have a blessed weekend,
Kindly, Tammy

Saturday, August 4, 2018

Getting Focused...

Welcome dear needlefolk friends,
hope you're enjoying the midsummer
days of August!

Sometimes life is full of unexpected events, 
such was the entire month of July, 
completely consumed with family matters!

I am so ready to get my focus back,
looking forward to designing club kit number
three for "Prairie Sisters Handworke Club."

The Adam & Eve Reproduction Sampler is 
calling my name...can't wait to pick up
where I left off!

After sorting through the mess of photos from July,
I've picked out some to share with you, 
please join me on a walk through the Fair...

It was a rather warm day out and late in the afternoon,
many of the animals were tuckered out and 
nodding off for a little nap!

This handsome fellow literally fell asleep as I 
snapped his photo! 

Of course there is always an exception...
like this dude!

Then there are ones with an attitude...  
seriously...have you ever seen such a cocky look!

Maybe I am being to hard on this guy...
perhaps he too is tired and ready for a nap!

I would give this duck a blue ribbon...
for being slender and excellent posture!

Caught one more bird nodding off...
I love how fluffy birds get while resting!

Moo Moo cows caught gossiping...
Moo moo on the left stopped chewing in disbelief 
as moo moo on the right is laughing while 
sharing the gossip! πŸ€£πŸ˜†πŸ€£

Best buddies...
snuggled together!

Even this gal looks sleepy...


She's down and ready for some
 serious shut eye...sweet dreams! πŸ€£πŸ˜†πŸ€£

Even our two grandkids were tuckered out...
At the wheel is Caleb (3) with his
big sister Rachel (6).


Early in July while in one of my cleaning 
moods, I decided to rearrange my bedroom, 
which would involve a couple major 
changes and lots of muscle power!

Welcome to my quiet space...

The major changes involved removing my
big HEAVY treadmill, that's where I had to call
upon the muscle men of the family for HELP!

Once it was removed we were able to move onto
phase two of the project, which involved moving  a 
really large antique European Armoire from the downstairs 
to replace where the treadmill sat.

I'm tickled pink to walk into our bedroom and 

Fun Fact ~

Years ago in Europe homes did not have built~in or 
walk~in closets, when moving from one home to another
they would bring their own closets.

Closets were called
either an armoire or chifferobe, 
and the were built to be completely 
disassembled and reassembled 
as you moved from place to place. 

Very clever and practical, 
like putting a puzzle together.

Luckily on ours, all the panels and
brass pins were marked...still everything is 
solid oak and old beveled's
an extremely heavy closet!

The day I took these pictures there was a beautiful 
cool breeze blowing through the farmhouse windows!

At the foot of our bed is my favorite study chair...
It's an antique desk style chair with a storage shelf
underneath for books and study table as the right
 arm...I love sitting here every morning to have
my quiet time!

In between the two windows...
Is my mothers antique armoire...lots of drawers and
it even has a small closet that opens up behind the mirror.

And over on the right side of our room is a third armoire...

This one my husband bought for me new,
but that was 26 years ago, the same year Sam 
was's a young antique! πŸ€£πŸ˜†πŸ€£

It's also very practical with three nice shelves for
things like jeans, and then three lower pull
  out drawers, with a mirror on the 
 inside of the left door.

A second sitting chair and small table...
Love my primitive Robin mounted on an old fence post,
my husband hand carved this for my birthday back in 1994.

Lastly, a quick word about the bed...
This was my grandmother's bed, and also
my mother's bed from the time she was a little girl,
and now it's the old curved footboard
and the dainty little legs!

After the project was finished...
my husband said to go buy some new sheets!

I love, love, love this new set of sheets!
Purchased at my local Target Store, 
by Threshold, made in soft and comfy!

Plus, they match my mocha colored down comforter
from the "Company Store." 

I feel like a Queen!  


The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom:
and the knowledge of the holy is understanding.

Proverbs 9:10...KJV


Thank you for visiting with me today,
sorry this wasn't stitching related, 
but I'll be posting again soon
with a needle worthy post!

Until then, enjoy your weekend.

Soulfully, Tammy

Farm Shop Open Today...

Hello needlefolk friends,
happy Saturday!

Just a quick post to say I'm open today,
a longer post will be released later tonight! 


OPEN TODAY 11:00~3:00

Located at ~
W4253 County Road B
West Salem, Wisconsin 54669

If Saturday's don't work for you,
just call (608) 799~4418 to schedule
a time that works for you!
(always happy to accommodate)


Until later, enjoy a lovely Saturday!

Kindly, Tammy

Friday, July 13, 2018

Itching to stitch!

Hello needlefolk friends!

Sadly my stitching chair has sat empty all week,
no time to pick up my needle and thread...not even once!

Our oldest military son Lieutenant Colonel Nathan Black and his family 
are on a leave from their two year assignment in Mauritania, Africa.
They'll be arriving here July 20th, for a six day visit.  

All week was spent cleaning, dusting and vacuuming 
this big old farmhouse, still have a lot of loose
ends to finish up!

Soon I'll be able to return to my stitching
and it will be so nice to be surrounded by a house
in tip top shape!



OPEN SATURDAY 11:00~3:00

Located at ~
W4253 County Road B
West Salem, Wisconsin 54669

If Saturday's don't work for you,
just call (608) 799~4418 to schedule
a time that works for you!
(always happy to accommodate)



If ye have faith as a grain of mustard seed,
ye shall say unto this mountain,
Remove hence to yonder place; and it shall remove;
and nothing shall be impossible unto you.

Matthew 17:20...KJV


I'm off to tackle some more cleaning 
projects and then off to bed!

Kindly, Tammy

Friday, July 6, 2018

"Sweets of Paradise" VERSE...

Welcome dear needlefolk friends!

Hope your fourth of July was relaxing and 
filled with some quality stitching time...mine was!

Here it is Friday already,
time for an Adam & Eve Reproduction Sampler update...
All finished with the verse, 
which reads...

Satan their Prince soon laid a snare
for Adam and Eve that happy pair
They sinned against their God's advice 
And lost the sweets of Paradise 

Oh my goodness, 
I just caught a stitching error!
Just noticed I accidentally stitched a letter "c"
instead of an "s" in the word Paradise...I'll be correcting 
that ASAP!

Even had time to finish the second Pomegranate motif... 

Hope to finish up the remaining two motifs on the left side,
leaving Adam & Eve standing beneath the fruit laden 
branches of the Tree of Knowledge with the 
entwined serpent plotting the snare!

Need to check my stash of antique frames 
to see if one will fit, if not, I need to 
get one ordered so it's ready to 
go as soon as I'm finished!


Check out this uprooted tree...

Rapidly moving down the mighty Mississippi River!

This view was captured from Riverside Park 
in LaCrosse, Wisconsin.



OPEN SATURDAY 11:00~3:00

Located at ~
W4253 County Road B
West Salem, Wisconsin 54669

If Saturday's don't work for you,
just call (608) 799~4418 to 
schedule a different time!
(always happy to accommodate)



"The grass withereth, 
the flower fadeth:
but the word of our God
shall stand for ever."

~ Isaiah 40:8...kjv ~


Wishing you lots of quality stitching time
to work your needle with passion and pride!

Kindly, Tammy