Settler’s Trail quilt

Settler’s Trail quilt

Sunday, August 25, 2019

August, sweet August...

As summer winds down and we move towards September and the changing of seasons, I can’t help but think back on the last 3 months...here at Taylorsoutback in northcentral Wisconsin, summer days flow quickly by...much too fast. In our part of the world, Summer, Fall and Spring are here and gone in a flash but the our winter months seem to hang on and on...So we tend to store up as much good times outdoors as we can to get us through the colder and shorter days to come. For our family, August is the month of birthdays and our wedding anniversary...53 years!

Many years ago, when we first moved to Wisconsin, we had a little 14 foot Shasta trailer and we would visit various campgrounds in the area. Coincidentally, one of the places was located only a few miles from where we live now. While the campground is no longer there, the property has been bought by a very energetic family and one of the huge projects they have taken on is repurposing the original barn that use to serve as the campground check in office. I love old barns and it is always a treat to see one lovingly taken care of.

This weekend, the family opened up the barn to local vendors and staged a “Change of Seasons” craft show. Of course, we had to pay a visit!





The barn looks good and it sure brought back some fond memories...



We walked around the property and along the river that flows behind it...we used to pull our little camper up next to the water and Mr. Outback would head out with his trout fishing gear...

Things have grown up in the last 30+years but it still has that sense of peacefulness you can find by the water...




Another very fun event took place recently - if you live in Wisconsin, there is a very good chance you are a strong Green Bay Packer football fan. It is kind of a requirement actually and yes, we have been known to wear cheeseheads. 

On August 11th, The Pack celebrated 100 seasons in the NFL and they put on a party that included cupcakes, special grass seed packets to grow your own Lambeau Field and lots of other “freebies” - 
We got to watch Training Camp as our team practiced...#12 - Mr. Roger’s Neighborhood...



And a wonderful tour of Lambeau topped off the day...I had no idea how beautiful a football stadium could be!

Of course, we were not allowed to be on the field...but my toes could stand at the edge...


My daughter-in-law and I by the goal post...

Between all the visiting, activities and some heavy duty gardening at the house, I have managed to do a little stitching...very little...
August Cheddarback blocks from Sentimental Stitches are done...


And lots of 1 1/2” diamonds have been prepped for the 6 pointed stars that are needed for Victoria’s Garden...




Meanwhile...the days march on; starlings and flocks of geese are all ready gathering...the nights are delightfully cool for sleeping and Labor Day is on the horizon...

Wishing each of you sweet days, good memories and time to stitch...

Pat 



5 comments:

  1. Yes it is nice to have the cooler nights.

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  2. First, Happy Anniversary. What wonderful memories of summers past. Love seeing those pink shoes getting as close as you could to the field. You've worn one of those cheese hats? Too funny. That's a dedicated football fan! Fall is just around the corner. I can feel it in the air here too.

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  3. What a great post--a wonderful barn that hosts memories for you, beautiful flowers, and a fun outing to support your team. Even some lovely stitching to close it out.
    And I got a real kick out of the Cinderella/pumpkin spice picture. :)

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  4. What a beautiful area you have there. The flowers were gorgeous alongside that wonderful barn. Then you have your lovely diamonds to top off the post. Left me with a smile. Enjoy what's left of our warm weather my friend.

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  5. Happy Anniversary! I can see why you chose that beautiful location to set up your camper. Thank you for the gorgeous wildflower photos. Love that you are a true Green Bay fan :)

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