Saturday, May 17, 2014

~ Country Back Roads ~

What a beautiful Saturday here
in Wisconsin...hope it's just
as nice in your corner of the world!

Today, I'll share another idea for a scissor stand,
some of you may have one of these laying
around your sewing room....

~ Old wooden textile mill spool ~

This one measures 4" tall by 4" in diameter.  I added some old red wool
strips to the center & fastened it with old pins.  

This spool in holding my 5.5" scissors perfectly....I use this 
on my work's very handy!

Yesterday my husband & Sam were running some errands 
that took them through some of Wisconsin's rural
back roads ~ Cashton, Wisconsin, which is heavily populated with
the Amish.

Sam is really GOOD & FAST at taking photos & videos on
his IPhone &  was able to capture some awesome 
clips of Amish with a big team of horses.

This is a photo when they first saw what was ahead of them....

Wow ~ a team of 6 horses!

They covered more than half the road!!

Next....please bear with me because I've never inserted a video clip before,
 I'm not really sure if I'm doing this right, but I sure hope
it works....because this is such an awesome sight :)

These are just short little clips ~ as they were driving past them.

The older Amish don't like to have their pictures taken, and will bow their heads,
 but the younger generation doesn't mind....they actually seem to like it.

I just had to share this with you, as it's a sight that 
some folks who live in the city might never get a chance to see.

I love books with lots of great photos, and today I'll share
a favorite on Tasha Tudor....what an incredible lady
she was.  I really admired her work as a author, children's book illustrator,
artist, gardener, you name it she had the touch for it!

There are many different book on Tasha Tudor,
today I'll share this one titled:

Tasha Tudor's Heirloom Crafts
Hardcover ~ 152 pages

Tasha loved animals & gardening.

Here she is will here Nubian Goats.

This is the back cover of the book.

So if your looking for a great book to add to your library... I would
highly recommend this lovely book.

Oops, I almost forgot a couple more pictures that Sam took yesterday.
The grass is so nice & green now....Sam knows how much I 
love sheep so he took these snaps just for me :)

These sheep will probably be getting sheared soon...I'm surprised they 
haven't been already!

Enjoy your Saturday doing something special.
Until tomorrow....take care.

~ Kindly, Tammy ~


  1. Hi Tammy,
    I too love using old spools for holding my scissors!! I also use old flower frogs and have one filled with some of my old scissors!! So fun to re-purpose things and give them new life!!!
    Your video clips worked and brought back memories of living in PA and OH!! Once I saw an Amish Buggy going down the road with no driver.....guess the horse decided he wanted to go for a ride without the farmer, who was running behind the buggy trying to catch it!!!
    Thanks for sharing those great pictures of the sheep and for the book reviews too!!!
    Have a lovely weekend!
    Warm Hugs~

  2. Wow, that picture of the sheep is just great and would make an awesome cross stitch.

  3. My husband and I took a ride through the area Saturday. Saw multiple 6 horse teams plowing the fields. It was a glorious weekend in central Wisconsin !!