Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Finally Finished...

Welcome dear needlefolk friends!

Here in my corner of the world we are enduring much
heavy rain and lots of damaging flooding!

Endless roads are closed due to washed out 
bridges, the small nearby town of 
Coon Valley was evacuated last night!

I was suppose to pick up thread for club kits
today at Wichelt Imports, in Stoddard, Wisconsin,
but that didn't happen, they had to close due to
 flooding, plus that is one of the highways that
 is closed...hope they will be able to re~open soon!

Finally, sharing with you today is the finished
project for "Prairie Sisters Handworke Club"
kit number three...

"Kindred Hearts" Needlekeeper Book

The main theme for this project is centered around the
 Tulip, which symbolizes unity, perfect love, and 
the three tips of a Tulip symbolize the trinity of
God the Father, God the Son & God the Holy Spirit.

The back side the the Needlekeeper can be personalized...
with your choice of date and initials.

The model initials "DB" are in 
tribute to club member 

Diane Brosten, Anacortes, WA

On the inside...
 Dark Burgundy wool to keep your 
favorite pins & needles.

Then opens to a second layer...
for even more pins & needles!

The scheduled ship date is September 7~10th...all depending
on when Wichelt Imports reopens so I can pick up the thread!

Club "thank you" token charms are just perfect...
They so closely match 
the lock & key that the one sister is holding!

Now, for the club winner of the gift giveaway drawing...

Hope you enjoy this antique egg shaped 
needle case from Germany.

From my home to yours...package is on its way Janet!

It's never to late to join...
Memberships are still available...
For all the club details, please click HERE


Here's a look at how gloomy it was today...
No sun, only rain!

and more...


"Then I will give you rain in due season,
and the land shall yield her increase,
and the trees of the field shall
yield their fruit."

Leviticus 26:4...KJV


Other than the endless rain, 
things are good.

And my soul is well, I wish the same
for each of you!

Kindly, Tammy

Friday, August 24, 2018

Checking in...

Hello needlefolk friends!

Just a quick post to say that I'll be 
open on Saturday!


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)



I finished stitching the model Thursday evening,
and today was spent on a road trip mission
to find just the right wool for this
project, and I'm very happy
with what I found!

The finishing is top priority this weekend,
I hope to post the finished project either
Sunday, Monday or Tuesday at the latest...
thank you for your patience!

This club project is stitched on 
Weeks Dye Works 36ct "Straw" linen.

I'm loving the warm autumn colors
chosen as the model comes
together very nicely...hope you'll like it!


Soul Food...

Be perfect, be of good comfort,
be of one mind, live in peace;
and the God of love and peace shall be with you.

2 Corinthians 13:11...KJV


Until next time, 
enjoy a wonderful weekend!

Kindly, Tammyu

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 up...love 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 mirrors...it'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 born...it'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 mine...love 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 India...so 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