Thursday, June 28, 2012

Spooner Advocate Column- June 28, 2012

Hello there neighbors. Wow are you as busy as I feel I am? Seems there is always something to do or to go check out. This was one of those weekends where there was plenty to choose from!
This was the last weekend of the Wi Quilt Shop Hop, if you went around the state looking at the different stores were you surprised how different they all were? How about the great folks that worked at them? Talk about some really wonderful people! Also talk about goodies to drool over! Wow! I was really good and really just focused on getting the blocks that the stores offered and looking at the different projects that everyone had to offer. Don't worry I took notes on what I want and who had it! LOL Two of my favorite new stores are Heartlight Quilt Shop in Ladysmith- You can get hold of Kathleen at and Bolts of Fun Quilt Shop in Thorp- you can get ahold of Sandy at Yes they are alittle ways away. However they are both worth the drive! Sandy has the cutest dog! Kathleen has amazing old quilts all over her porches!

A big thank you goes out to all the folks that helped put the Sawyer County Breakfast together. Wow they really did a great job getting all of us through the food lines! I was amazed how many people showed up as it was raining- however that did not dampen anyone's spirits! We met some new people at the breakfast, even someone who reads my column, hi Phyllis! Such a small world we live in! It saddens me that the dairy breakfasts are now over for the year- it does make me start dreaming about next year tho! I don't know why the food taste so much better when someone else cooks it or when you eat it outside! I look forward to seeing you all again next year! Remember to thank the farmers for all their hard work when you see them!

Speaking of things that are held only once a year I hope you have your projects ready for the Washburn County Fair! The fair is right around the corner July 26-29, 2012 at the Washburn Fair Grounds in Spooner. You can get all the  entry forms on the computer at, the registration deadline is July 13. If you are going to be submitting entries for the Sawyer County Fair, the fair runs August 16-19, 2012 in Hayward. The registration deadline is August 3, 2012 and all the info and forms can be found at We are big supporters of local fairs and have been entering projects in them for 10 years now- its not just for the young kids you know! Hope this is the year you take  the big step and enter something, you will have fun doing it  and you might even win a ribbon! See you at the fair!

A big thank you goes out to the Shuman Cattle Company in Hayward. They had us all out for a pasture walk on Sat and about 70+ people showed up! They have some beautiful animals, very calm for animals that size! Tweed and his family did a great job at making us feel welcome, showing us around the farm, letting us see how they still use horses to move the cattle and letting us ask questions! They served a delicious lunch for all that attended as well! Great job guys! Thanks for hosting a pasture walk! If you missed this pasture walk there are others scheduled, if you need an Agricultural Newsletter give Kevin or Otto a call at the Ag Station- 715-635-3506.

Do you have information to share with your neighbors?  Please give me a call 715-766-2221 or drop me an e-mail
Have a wonderful week!

1 comment:

  1. I just discovered your blog and am delighted with it. I have sewed since I was 10 (now retired from being a school librarian and English teacher) and am now trying my hand at quilting. I am also teaching my granddaughters to sew. Our rural community in central Wisconsin has many Amish and that means greenhouses, fresh produce stands, and furniture shops. I will be checking in on your blog frequently now. I have a blog also, This blog is primarily for reviewing books, many of which are Christian fiction, including some Amish titles. Hope you will stop by and read some reviews. Leave a comment, too. By the way, did you buy any WI fabric at the state shop hop? I did not go to any shops during that time, just too busy with grandkids. I did stop at the shop in Tomahawk today as we drove home from up north and saw the fabrics, but they were out of the Wisconsin sites fabric and also the sayings. Oh, well.