Monday, July 25, 2016

Monday, Monday...

~ Welcome dear needlefolk friends ~

Hope you're all staying cool from this hot, 
humid summer heat...personally I'm 
really looking forward to Autumn!

All of last week seemed to be a complete 
disaster...just want to put it behind
me and move forward! 

Sadly, the Bee Samplar is still waiting to
get started...hoping this week will
be full of progress!

The weekend did not go well either,
full of setbacks with my recovery
from the double Wasp stings!
Still experiencing major swelling, 
redness, fever, and itching!!

Why did those nasty Wasps have to attack my 
right arm...I'm right handed!

Plus, the high dose of Benadryl causes tiredness
 and blurred vision...I literally can't stitch!

The good news is, today I'm done taking
all the meds...HIP HIP YAY!


It's been so hot and humid here
in Wisconsin...YUK!

My son Sam took this awesome pic for me...

Early morning rabbit running 
near our pond here on the farm!

Did you know rabbits are actually
capable of swimming..

Yes, it's true Rabbits ARE capable of swimming 
and they've adapted to water.

They have webbing on their paws, 
fat to keep them buoyant, 
and the natural instinct to paddle.

Marsh rabbits swim to escape predators
in the wild all the time!


After being cooped up all week,
I was happy to get outside and see what
I've been missing...
Oh boy, the Tiger Lilies are in full bloom!

Yay, something to SMILE about!
The thought of polka dots on a flower has 
long amazed me!

I best be extra careful right now about 
 getting close to flowers, especially 
if there are busy bees/wasps working the area...
I doubt whether I would handle getting 
stung a third time!


Weekly Soul Food...

The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.

He maketh me to lie down in green pastures:
he leadeth me beside the still waters.

He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths
of righteousness or his name's sake.

Yea, though I walk through the valley of 
the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou 
art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.

Thou preparest a table before me in the presence 
of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; 
my cup runneth over.

Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me
 all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house
of the Lord for ever.

Psalm 23:1~6...KJV


Best wishes for a wonderful week ahead,
Kindly, Tammy


  1. So sorry...I sometimes get mystery bites, I suspect they are spiders, but luckily no adverse reactions. Being allergic is so dangerous. The nature pictures are beautiful but do "bee" very careful out there!

  2. Are you saying that you're making a bee sampler?! :-D

    1. Yes indeed, the design is all finished, linen has been chosen...I just need to pull the threads and stitch the model! Hope to release the new pattern in sometime in August! Blessings, Tammy :)

  3. So sorry to hear about your stings. I really can identify with your pain. Last week I was stung by a yellow jacket...such a vicious insect. My arm is still swollen after over a week. I love all insects, but I sure was mad at this guy! Hope you feel better soon.

    Diane in North Carolina

  4. Hi Tammy,
    So very sorry to hear about your wasp stings and do hope you will be back to stitching again soon!!! I've been dealing with pain in both arms due to fibromyalgia, so I can understand and sympathize!! We who love needle and thread sure do need our hands and arms working correctly so we can do what we love!!!
    Take care and have a great week!!! Love the beautiful photos as always!!
    Heart Hugs~

  5. Your photography is awesome...Delighted to hear you are on the way to a great recovery...That must have been a bit scary at the time. I used to get bee stings on my feet as a kid in Jersey...running barefoot in the clover, etc. not a good idea...Glad I was not allergic. Your farm is beautiful too, I enjoy viewing the scenery...
    keep kool and Peace for ALL, Barb