Thursday, October 23, 2014

Spooner Advocate - Springbrook Column, October 23, 2014

Good day friends-  Hope that everyone  is enjoying the fall weather. The trees sure were beautiful this year! But they sure seemed to turn quickly! I think the whole summer and fall has gone by in a blur! I have to say I am not looking forward to the cold weather that is going to be coming soon! No way! Is everyone ready for the snow when it comes?

Today would have been my dad's 75th birthday. Its hard to believe that he has been gone for 19 years already. My daughter was born the year after he passed away. It is sad sometimes to think of all the things I missed out on with my dad being he passed so early. If you have someone in your own life that means alot to you please let them know, they will not be here forever. Life really is too short to live like there is always a tomorrow.... sometimes there is not one!

Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwa Community College is hosting a College Fair and Higher Education Youth Experience on Thursday November 6, 2014. It will be held in the Cultural Resource Center and the Student Center from 9:30- 2:30 PM. This is a great event for high schools to bring the future students to LCO and see what they want to do when they graduate. There will be representatives from other Colleges and Universities that will be here to answer questions and give people some direction. Sure would like it if the Homeschooling groups out there came and checked out the fair! Everyone is welcome here at Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwa Community College- you do not need to be Ojibwe to attend LCO! Hope to see you there,
 
Sherrine called and wanted to let the area know that they are sorry but there will not be a harvest supper this fall at the Namekagon Congregational Church in Earl. They are unable to get it together as they are an older congregation and their church numbers are down. They would all like to thank you for your support in the past! 

Do you know anyone that would like to get their GED? Maybe its you that would like to get your GED and go on to take some college classes. Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwa Community College is both a place where you can study for your  GED as well as test for it. f you would like more information please call 715-634-4790 and ask for Nicole.

Strange request but if there are any hunters or trappers out there that do not want their hides, bear fat, feathers, etc please let them know I would be interested. I use various things in soaps, lotions and beaded items. Also anyone have any porcupine quills. I appreciate any help!

Does anyone out there have sewing/quilting items that they are no longer using? Reason I ask is that we have been holding sewing classes at the college and there are always people that do not have a machine. If you would like to donate anything like this just let me know and I can figure a time to pick it up. I know I am a sewing machine collector- I have an old singer (doesn't work), my Grandma Andre's machine, and the machine my friend Anita gave me- this is an oldie but goodie and what I sew on! Anita gave me this machine when I decided to get back into quilting- she also shared a rotary cutter and mat with me! She is awesome!
 
Wow can you believe it is already time to celebrate those October birthdays! I love October and all the fun fall things to! If you have a birthday this month know that you are blessed to be born in a wonderful fall month! Happy birthday to my step dad Robert, my sister, my mother, my cousin Michelle. Happy birthday to all you October folks- have a beautiful day and remember we love you! Hugs!
 
LCO Ojibwa Community College Extension has  the October schedule ready. If you are interested in taking a class or would like to have class on a certain topic please feel free to give Amber Marlow a call at the college- the number 715-634-4790 x156. If you would like a copy of the October class schedule sent to your email please give Amber a call. Also you can always go on Facebook and friend them LCOOCC Extension and get all the current information.
 
I know that there HAS to be some events going on out there! Please let me know!


 
Put on your calendar!

Northwind Book and Fiber in Spooner has some classes coming up. If you would like to attend one of these awesome classes please give them a call at 715-635-6811, they are located at 205 Walnut Street in Spooner.

Knit a Basket Weave Dishcloth on Saturday November 8th.
Knit an alpaca Shawl on Monday November 10 at 5pm.
Crochet an Atumn Granny Square Afghan on Saturday November 15 at 1 pm.


Please remember that I would like any information from all of you of what is going on! This is your column ! Any garage sales, church functions, raffles etc? Let me know- thank you!

Have a friend or family member that would be interested in the column? Maybe they live out of town? They can access the column on my blog on Thursdays, at www.twogirlsandagarden.blogspot.com .
 
If you would like me to put something in the column please give me a call 715-558-0335, 
twogirlsandagarden@hotmail.com, or send me your info to P.O. Box 172, Stone Lake, WI 54876-0172. 

Monday, October 20, 2014

Spooner Advocate- Springbrook Column



Good day friends-  Hope that everyone  is enjoying the fall. I can't believe its the beginning of Fall and I had to turn the heat on! If its getting this chilly now I really do not want to see winter! I barley made it through last week with all the rain! Not my favorite thing that is for sure. I am glad that the plants are all getting a good soaking before it gets cold. I hope you are all getting out your winter items and putting away those summer things. Don't want old mother nature to pull a quick on on you!
 
Sherrine called and wanted to let the area know that they are sorry but there will not be a harvest supper this fall at the Namekagon Congregational Church in Earl. They are unable to get it together as they are an older congregation and their church numbers are down. They would all like to thank you for your support in the past! 

Do you know anyone that would like to get their GED? Maybe its you that would like to get your GED and go on to take some college classes. Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwa Community College is both a place where you can study for your  GED as well as test for it. f you would like more information please call 715-634-4790 and ask for Nicole.

Strange request but if there are any hunters or trappers out there that do not want their hides, bear fat, feathers, etc please let them know I would be interested. I use various things in soaps, lotions and beaded items. Also anyone have any porcupine quills. I appreciate any help!

 
Does anyone out there have sewing/quilting items that they are no longer using? Reason I ask is that we have been holding sewing classes at the college and there are always people that do not have a machine. If you would like to donate anything like this just let me know and I can figure a time to pick it up. I know I am a sewing machine collector- I have an old singer (doesn't work), my Grandma Andre's machine, and the machine my friend Anita gave me- this is an oldie but goodie and what I sew on! Anita gave me this machine when I decided to get back into quilting- she also shared a rotary cutter and mat with me! She is awesome!
 
Wow can you believe it is already time to celebrate those October birthdays! I love October and all the fun fall things to do. It seems we might have experienced all the leaves turning! There are still some changing but it seems like we may have a lot of bare trees soon! If you have a birthday this month know that you are blessed to be born in a wonderful fall month! Happy birthday to my step dad Robert, my sister, my mother, my cousin Michelle. Happy birthday to all you October folks- have a beautiful day and remember we love you! Hugs!
 
LCO Ojibwa Community College Extension has  the October schedule ready. If you are interested in taking a class or would like to have class on a certain topic please feel free to give Amber Marlow a call at the college- the number 715-634-4790 x156. If you would like a copy of the October class schedule sent to your email please give Amber a call. Also you can always go on Facebook and friend them LCOOCC Extension and get all the current information.
 
I know that there HAS to be some events going on out there! Please let me know!

 
Put on your calendar!

 Northwind Book and Fiber in Spooner has some classes coming up. If you would like to attend one of these awesome classes please give them a call at 715-635-6811 they are located at 205 Walnut Street in Spooner.
Knit a  Cabled Irish Hiking hat, Saturday Oct 18, 9:30 am.
Crochet the Brompton Abbey Cowl on Saturday October 18, 1 pm.
Knit a Basket Weave Dishcloth on Saturday November 8th.
Knit an alpaca Shawl on Monday November 10 at 5pm.
Crochet an Atumn Granny Square Afghan on Saturday November 15 at 1 pm.

Please remember that I would like any information from all of you of what is going on! This is your column ! Any garage sales, church functions, raffles etc? Let me know- thank you!

Have a friend or family member that would be interested in the column? Maybe they live out of town? They can access the column on my blog on Thursdays, at www.twogirlsandagarden.blogspot.com .
 
If you would like me to put something in the column please give me a call 715-558-0335, 
twogirlsandagarden@hotmail.com, or send me your info to P.O. Box 172, Stone Lake, WI 54876-0172. 


Saturday, August 30, 2014

Spooner Advocate- Springbrook Column - August 28, 2014

Good day friends- Are we enjoying this weather? It sure is strange isn't it? The rainstorm last night was nice and it sure was muggy out there yesterday! I sure hope that no one had bad weather as there were tornado warning out for some of our counties as well as MN. I am not fond of tornadoes- been in one to many dangerous ones!
 
How are the gardens coming? Seems like everything is late this year. Plus some things have been washed out and will not becoming back! Any canners out there? I hope I am not the only one! I would like to make some corn cob jelly- I know it sounds weird but hey I want to see if I can use all the product up. Anyone else out there ever eaten this or made it?  If you  have extra produce I hope you share it with friends.

Dave Parker from the Springbrook VFW gave me a call to let everyone know about Springbrook Days! They are being held Saturday, August 30th in the town of Springbrook. The VFW will have a slip and slide, bouncy house, and they would like to do a parade again. The VFW will be having a BBQ Pork Feed from 12-2 or so.... Adults are $8.00 and kids are $5.00. This is always a really good time, so come out and show your local area your support!If you have questions or would like to sign up to be in the parade please give the VFW a call at 715-766-2128
My U of M-Duluth Bulldog will be leaving soon! We are busy packing and man it is kind of hard. Been with this snotty nose kid for so long I wonder what it will be like to live by myself! LOL Of course I am not by myself with all the animals I have, but still not all of them walk around saying mmmaaaaaaa this and mmmaaaaa that! She leaves on Thursday so please keep us in prayer.
 
Good luck to all the Hayward and Spooner graduates that are going on to school or working! I hope this is a great time in your life!  Please be safe as you go out into the big world, ask for help if you need it and enjoy it! You are only this age once!
 
Mikhaila let me know that  Kaelan Anderson good to college in MI safely, that was a relief! Once again the best of luck at college this fall! I know you will do a great job and achieve all those goals that you are setting! Have a fantastic first semester!
 
Happy Birthday to all the August birthdays out there!  Happy birthday to my darling daughter Mikhaila who turns 18 on the 15th! I can't believe it has been 18 years that I have had the privilege to be your mother!  I am so proud of the wonderful young lady you have become. Happy Birthday to the President of the United States! Happy birthday to Roma Eder, hope your birthday is great! Happy birthday to Karen Cavenaugh!  Have a wonderful birthday readers and I hope it is happy and that you do something fun!  Remember we love you! Hugs!
 
Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwa Community College has its calendar out for August classes. If you want an e-mail copy let us know your e-mail!  If you would like to  register for a class, or have an idea please call Amber at 715-634-4790 X156, or on email at marlowa@lco.edu. Farmers Market is held EVERY FRIDAY, from 9-1pm at the Country Market (the old IGA) parking lot!!  Aug. 29th Black Ash Basket making at the LCOOCC College farm.
If you would like to suggest a class  be held at the College please give us a call or drop us an e-mail. We would love to hear from you!

September 4-6, 2014 Quilt Expo with Nancy Zieman in Madison, WI.  Vendors, exhibits, presenters, quilt contests and more! Go to www.wiquiltexpo.com for more information.

September 5-7, 2014 Wisconsin Sheep and Wool Festival. More information can be found at www.wisconsinsheepandwoolfestival.com. I really want to go this year as I have sheep and want to get to be a better shepherdess, hmmm need to go browse the catalog. Anyone else going out there beside Carmella and Toby?

Time to get those registrations in for the- 7th Annual Knitting and Crocheting Extravaganza being held on September 13, 2014! Frederic High School, from 9-3 pm! It really is the best $20 you can spend on yourself! Any questions call Konnie at 715-653-2619 or email the ladies at knittingextravaganza@live.com or you can go to their website as well www.knittingandcrochetextravaganza.com. I look forward to seeing some of you there!

Put on your calendar!

Return to First Medicines will b helsdSeptember 26-28, 2014 at the University Forestry in Cloquet, MN. The cost is $25.00. Pleas go to the website for further information on this wonderful program www.indigenouspeoplestaskforce.com or give Suzanne Nash a call at 612-722-6248 or an email at suzannen@indigenouspeoplestf.org. I hope to see some of you at this wonderful learning event!
 
September 26 - October 4th, 2014.  Falling Leaves Shop Hop. More information can be found on Facebook at 7th Annual Falling Leaves Shop Hop or contact Thimbles, Busy Bobbin or one of the other participating shops!

Please remember that I would like any information from all of you of what is going on! This is your column ! Any garage sales, church functions, raffles etc? Let me know- thank you!

Have a friend or family member that would be interested in the column? Maybe they live out of town? They can access the column on my blog on Thursdays, at www.twogirlsandagarden.blogspot.com .
 
 Pull out those sweatshirts and have a bonfire in the back yard!

Sunday, August 24, 2014

The Healing Quilt by Wanda Brunstetter


Well Wanda has done another wonderful book! I always love to read her books, but I have to have a clear day to read it right through! I always want to find out what is going to happen! Her stories always suck me in!

Lamar and Emma Yoder Miller are living in Florida during the winter months as Lamar has trouble with arthritis.Emma enjoys the warmer weather but is missing her family, friends and one of her favorite past times...quilting. Lamar suggests that to pass the time maybe they could teach a quilting class in their new home.

A real mixture of all walks of life come together for this special quilting class. Each one has their own struggle- new baby, illness, workaholic, relationships, challenges. All are having many problems that they can not get a grip on but when they start the quilting class they seem to have help not only from Emma and Lamar but also from God.

I really like the way Wanda blends everyday problems that are occurring with many people all over the country and spins hope into those situations with prayer. She shows that even when we are at the bottom we can pray about our issues as well as help others out with theirs. Our problems do not always get "fixed" the way that we think they will. Life takes us on many twists and turns and many times it isn't fair. However; if we look at each new day as a gift and look past our problems many times we can see a different view- and help someone else.

I would suggest giving this book a read. Be prepared to want to help someone and to learn how to quilt! Thanks  to Shiloh Run Press for the copy of this book. All they ask for is a book review to be posted. This as all Wanda Brunstetter books is a good read!

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Lost and Found: Finding Hope in the Detours of Life by Sarah Jakes



This was a very interesting book.I thought it might be really different as her father is a well known man, I thought that it would be more "religious" for lack of a better word!

Sarah was very down to earth and honest which I found very refreshing. I like that she explained what she was thinking as she did things and you could feel her struggle for making those decisions.She was brought up with a very religious family; which on the one hand can really make things hard. I think having this background is what kept her from totally straying away from those that she loved.I was happy to see that the family did not turn their back on her or her new family. They were there to support her but not to make her do things their way. She had to learn things in her own time as well as her own way.

I was glad that Sarah also showed that although people may claim to be religious, saved again people. They are still human, and are ready to pass judgement even when it is not their place to do so. You can feel the shame and pain that these people inflicted not only on Sarah but her whole family. I think we as humans think it is our right to judge and expect people to  act a certain way and when they don't they get their nose out of joint and think they they are better. What we fail to realize is that sin is sin, there is nothing in the bible that says one thing is better or worse than the other. So when a Christian gets righteous about someone having a child out of wedlock when they themselves are doing something as simple as a "little white lie". They are walking on slippery ground and should get straight with God.

If you can I would highly suggest giving this book a read. Thank you Bethany House Publishing for sending me a free copy. This is my honest opinion of the book.

Friday, August 22, 2014

Spooner Advocate- Springbrook Column, August 21, 2014

Good day friends- Hello there! Is everyone as cold as I am? brrr what has happened to the weather? The rain was sure cold on Sunday too! I am glad it waited until after we started breaking down the exhibit at the fair. 

Congrats to my foster sister Gail who got married on Saturday! Your wedding was beautiful and we were so happy to attend! I wish you and Russell all the happiness in the future! Here is to a long life and your dreams all coming true! 

Did you get to the Sawyer County Fair?We all had a great time! Thank you for all those the came as an exhibitor, volunteer or just to attend! You make the fair awesome! Looking forward to next year already!

Mikhaila is now a U of M-Duluth Bulldog! We went up and got her registered at the University last week. That is a large school! She now has her classes, dorm room and her room mate.We still need to get books and pack but things are moving along nice.It will be strange not to have her at the house! Any other empty nesters out there? How are you dealing with your kids going off to start their future and accomplish their dreams? Good luck to all the Hayward and Spooner graduates that are going on to school or working! I hope this is a great time in your life! Remember you can always go back to school in the future...look at me I am doing it!

I would like to wish Kaelon Anderson good luck at college this fall! I know you will do a great job and achieve all those goals that you are setting! Have a fantastic first semester!

Deb over at the Thimbles Quilt Shop wants folks to know that there is still some openings in her quilting class called "Deck the Halls", which starts soon. If you would like to sign up/ questions please give her a call. If you're wanting to make a new ironing board cover, August 7th is the date!  Thimbles Quilt Shop at 237 Walnut St., Spooner, 715-635-6040.

Happy Birthday to all the August birthdays out there!  Happy birthday to my darling daughter Mikhaila who turns 18 on the 15th! I can't believe it has been 18 years that I have had the privilege to be your mother!  I am so proud of the wonderful young lady you have become. Happy Birthday to the President of the United States! Happy birthday to Roma Eder, hope your birthday is great! Happy birthday to Karen Cavenaugh!  Have a wonderful birthday readers and I hope it is happy and that you do something fun!  Remember we love you! Hugs!
 
Thanks for all those that came to the Family Farm day at the LCOOCC farm! We had a great time and awesome food! The petting zoo was a big hit! Thanks to my daughter for helping me bring the kittens and the goats! She was a great help with letting the kids pet and hold the animals! Thank you to Mark and Mary who came down from Superior for the event! If you missed it please plan on coming out for it next year! A big thank you to all the workers and volunteers that made the event go so smoothly!

Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwa Community College has its calendar out for August classes. If you want an e-mail copy let us know your e-mail!  If you would like to  register for a class, or have an idea please call Amber at 715-634-4790 X156, or on email at marlowa@lco.edu. Farmers Market is held EVERY FRIDAY, from 9-1pm at the Country Market (the old IGA) parking lot!!  Aug. 22- Farmer's Market 9am- 1pm at the Country Store parking lot, Aug 23-Natural History of Waverly Beach and the Pine Barrens from 10-5 pm. Aug 25th- Canning Tomatoes and Salsa at the Student Center Kitchen from 5-8 pm, Aug. 26- Photography Session Topic: Editing/ Enhance, LCCOOCC room 310 from 5-8 pm, Aug 27th- Food Preservation Canning at the Student Center Kitchen from 5-8 pm. Aug. 29th Black Ash Basket making at the LCOOCC College farm.
If you would like to suggest a class  be held at the College please give us a call or drop us an e-mail. We would love to hear from you!

September 4-6, 2014 Quilt Expo with Nancy Zieman in Madison, WI.  Vendors, exhibits, presenters, quilt contests and more! Go to www.wiquiltexpo.com for more information.

September 5-7, 2014 Wisconsin Sheep and Wool Festival. More information can be found at www.wisconsinsheepandwoolfestival.com. I really want to go this year as I have sheep and want to get to be a better shepherdess, hmmm need to go browse the catalog. Anyone else going out there beside Carmella and Toby?

Time to get those registrations in for the- 7th Annual Knitting and Crocheting Extravaganza being held on September 13, 2014! Frederic High School, from 9-3 pm! It really is the best $20 you can spend on yourself! Any questions call Konnie at 715-653-2619 or email the ladies at knittingextravaganza@live.com or you can go to their website as well www.knittingandcrochetextravaganza.com. I look forward to seeing some of you there!

Put on your calendar!

September 26 - October 4th, 2014.  Falling Leaves Shop Hop. More information can be found on Facebook at 7th Annual Falling Leaves Shop Hop or contact Thimbles, Busy Bobbin or one of the other participating shops!

Please remember that I would like any information from all of you of what is going on! This is your column ! Any garage sales, church functions, raffles etc? Let me know- thank you!

Have a friend or family member that would be interested in the column? Maybe they live out of town? They can access the column on my blog on Thursdays, at www.twogirlsandagarden.blogspot.com .
 
 

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Spooner Advocate- Springbrook/Trego Column- August 7, 2014

Good day friends- Hope everyone had a wonderful weekend.I have to say I was really lazy all weekend long and did not get too much done around here! Oh well! Dishes and laundry will never be completely done! LOL I am hoping we get some rain today. There was a light sprinkle yesterday, I really thought we were going to get nailed as fast as it came up! The chickens are getting bigger, soon some will lay eggs.... I am eggcited!

The Sawyer County Fair is right around the corner, August 14-17th!!  We always go and have a wonderful time!They need some volunteers to make the  fair go along a little more smoothly. If you can help volunteer please call Kelly Froemel at 715-699-6015. Mikhaila  and I have had fun volunteering at the fair in the past, matter of fact I better get on the phone and call Kelly! More information can be found at www.sawyercountyfair.org

Deb over at the Thimbles Quilt Shop wants folks to know that there is still some openings in her quilting class called "Deck the Halls", which starts soon. If you would like to sign up/ questions please give her a call. If you're wanting to make a new ironing board cover, August 7th is the date!  Thimbles Quilt Shop at 237 Walnut St., Spooner, 715-635-6040.

Happy Birthday to all the August birthdays out there!  Happy birthday to my darling daughter Mikhaila who turns 18 on the 15th! I can't believe it has been 18 years that I have had the privilege to be your mother!  I am so proud of the wonderful young lady you have become. Happy Birthday to the President of the United States! Happy birthday to Roma Eder, hope your birthday is great! Have a wonderful birthday readers and I hope it is happy and that you do something fun!  Remember we love you! Hugs!
 
Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwa Community College has its calendar out for August classes. If you want an e-mail copy let us know your e-mail!  If you would like to  register for a class, or have an idea please call Amber at 715-634-4790 X156, or on email at marlowa@lco.edu. Farmers Market is held EVERY FRIDAY, from 9-1pm at the Country Market (the old IGA) parking lot!!  Aug. 8th- Farmer's Market 9am- 1pm at the Country Store parking lot, Aug 9th- Photography class at Copper Falls from 9-3pm, Aug 11th- Canning Pickles and Sauerkraut in the College kitchen from 5-8 pm. Aug 12th Photography Session Transfer and Saving, LCCOOCC room 310 from 5-8 pm, Aug 13th 3rd annual LCO Family Day at the Farm from 4:30- 7:30 pm. Aug. 14-17 Visit us at our booth at the Sawyer County Fair! Aug 16th Amnicon Falls and Wisc. Point Plants and Geology from 10-5 pm.
If you would like to suggest a class  be held at the College please give us a call or drop us an e-mail. We would love to hear from you!

September 4-6, 2014 Quilt Expo with Nancy Zieman in Madison, WI.  Vendors, exhibits, presenters, quilt contests and more! Go to www.wiquiltexpo.com for more information.

September 5-7, 2014 Wisconsin Sheep and Wool Festival. More information can be found at www.wisconsinsheepandwoolfestival.com. I really want to go this year as I have sheep and want to get to be a better shepherdess, hmmm need to go browse the catalog. Anyone else going out there beside Carmella and Toby?

Put on your calendar!

September 13, 2014- 7th Annual Knitting and Crocheting Extravaganza! Frederic High School, from 9-3 pm! It really is the best $20 you can spend on yourself! Any questions call Konnie at 715-653-2619 or email the ladies at knittingextravaganza@live.com or you can go to their website as well www.knittingandcrochetextravaganza.com. I look forward to seeing some of you there!

 September 26 - October 4th, 2014.  Falling Leaves Shop Hop. More information can be found on Facebook at 7th Annual Falling Leaves Shop Hop or contact Thimbles, Busy Bobbin or one of the other participating shops!

Please remember that I would like any information from all of you of what is going on! This is your column ! Any garage sales, church functions, raffles etc? Let me know- thank you!

Have a friend or family member that would be interested in the column? Maybe they live out of town? They can access the column on my blog on Thursdays, at www.twogirlsandagarden.blogspot.com .