Monday, May 9, 2016

Country Roads...

Welcome dear friends...happy Monday!

Hoping you all enjoyed a special and relaxing Mother's Day!

With so much going on I didn't have much time to stitch!
However, I would like to share a little update for the
Schoolgirl Samplar Club...  

The first release is being stitched 
on Weeks Dye Works 36ct. Straw linen.

The little samplar will be finished 
using this sweet antique frame!

To give you a better idea of the size,
the stitch count is 130W by 106H.

All Week Dye Works threads have been chosen.

I'll be sharing another update on Friday!


Stepping outside the farmhouse is like 
walking into a bottle of perfume...the smell of 
Lilacs is so intense this year!  

We have three large bushes on the farm, 
each one offering different shades of 
favorite is this dark purple!

The other two bushes offer light to medium shades...
Thy are all in full bloom right now...just gorgeous!

Our biggest bush completely covers the back side of 
a round grain building here on the farm...
From this angle you wouldn't even know a 
round building existed!

But, from this angle you can get a better view...
So many birds love to nest in this big old Lilac bush!


While running errands on Saturday I got such
a kick out of this truck parked at the grocery store...
What a fun idea to hang a "Cowbell",
Wisconsin is one of the leading Dairy States...that's 
why we are called "Cheeseheads"!!


Mother's Day was a beautiful day to get a Caribou Coffee
and go for a nice country drive...
Wisconsin now has Amish Buggy yield signs...this is
the first time we ever saw one!

And sure enough, a convoy of Amish buggies...
One after another, we must have past a dozen of them!

They must be heading home after their 
Sunday worship gathering... 
Some of them will wave, and some will cover their face!

These horses were traveling pretty fast
making it very difficult to get clear photos.
But, our photo man Sam (son) did a great job!

The valleys and hills are such bright shades of green... 
Old weathered barn!

We thought this was unique...
Looks like actual car seats were installed!

Check this out ~ literally sinking into the ground...
I wonder how many years it took that old truck
to sink that far down?

Makes you wander just what happened that made
these people abandon everything!
Country drives are so much fun!


Weekly Soul Food...

He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High
shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.

I will say of the Lord, He is my refuge and my fortress: 
my God; in him will I trust.

Psalm 91:1~2...KJV


Hi ho, hi ho, it's off to stitch I go!

I'll be stitching outside...enjoying the fresh
fragrant air!

Blessings, Tammy


  1. I can smell your lilacs! They are one of my favorites along with dogwood blossoms. Cannot wait to see the school girl sampler.

  2. Now that is a lilac bush! Gorgeous and I can just imagine the heavenly scent.
    I hope the Amish don't bring their puppy mills to Wisconsin. They are notorious for them in Ohio and Pennsylvania.
    Hugs :)

  3. Totally enjoyed your post today.

  4. Your Lilacs are beautiful.
    Thanks for sharing all of the great pics with us.
    Yes, WI has some beautiful country. :)

  5. Wow! Such beauty both the lilacs and in Sam's photos thanks for taking us along on your Sunday drive it was perfect!

  6. Beautiful lilacs! You can't grow those here in Houston. Love the smell!

  7. Love that sunken truck! Our lilacs have not grown to that degree, but wow! The scent of lilacs is intoxicating, I love to weed neath our lilac bush, it's the aroma that keeps that area weed free.

  8. They are probably covering their faces because the Amish don't want their pictures taken... it is part of their beliefs.