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


  1. Tamm , you never have to apologize to me about posting farm animal pics. I don't think I could ever tire of them. Loving the flowers God blessed you with this year.

  2. Your animal pictures were all so beautiful...especially the goats...we had them when I was a child.
    The flowers ....were beyond words...I would be standing and gazing at then all day.
    I am also going to copy your thimble stand.! Best wishes.

  3. Midsummer's Day is so pretty, love the Civil war fabrics.
    Thanks for sharing the animal pics, all so cute.
    Love Coneflowers!

  4. Wow! Great stitching piece...your right a lot of white stitches but so beautiful!! Lovely trip to fair, super photos thank you....enjoy your weekend many blessings 🌻🌻

  5. LOVE that stitcher's necklace. So unique!
    Those wild coneflower's are just gorgeous. I have them in my yard and they are spreading, but my yard is very small.
    Fun to see a picture of you :)
    Happy weekend.

  6. We've had some bad storms here also, seems like the storms are all over the Midwest.