April 30, 2017

May Pixel Scrapper Blog Train ... "Destinations"

I've lived in several different places across the country, from some of the largest cities to towns on the edge of nowhere.  And I have visited a lot of different places and countries.  Loved them all.  But, for my destination I have chosen where I now call "home" -- New Glarus Wisconsin.  The first time I visited this area looking for a new house several years ago, I fell in love with it.  So, let me give you a short tour before moving onto what you really came here for!



Swiss tradition is alive and well here, and the town has over 2 million visitors each year.  This very large church is the first building you see when you come over the last hill into town on the highway and the chimes that play at noon each day are beautiful.


We have organizations and businesses just like every other town, but in New Glarus, it all has a Swiss flair from architecture to bakery goods.  (Most towns have a bakery.  We have a Backerei with the most delicious "Orange Blossoms".


These Swiss Cows are kept by various businesses throughout town.  Each cow is painted to exemplify the goods inside -- restaurants, flower shops, parks, etc.  The cow by the clinic has a cast on his leg, stethoscope around his neck and band-aids.  In keeping with the theme of our Swiss Village, the brewing company built a Swiss Village brewery and has brought numerous job opportunities to the community.

And now for some FREEBIES!

http://www.hillerproductions.com/Downloads/PSMay2017_DiHillerDesigns.zip

Click image to download

You can find the rest of the blog train HERE

And, I have a Fan Freebie for you, too!  Just click the Fan Freebie icon on the right side
of this page or  HERE  to pick up my new Fan Freebie on my website.


28 comments:

Ann said...

Thank you so much for the lovely kit and the splendid guided tour.
New Glarus is such a quaint town, very European, which for an expat like me is always heart-warming.
Hugs from New Zealand

craftychic said...

Lovely kit! Thank you :)

daisydilly (vicki) said...

So cute as usual. Thank you and thanks for the fan freebie.

Shannon said...

Very nice. Thank you for the history and pictures of New Glarus! It's a beautiful town. Thank you!

Priscilla said...

Wonderful! Thanks so much.

Jerrie said...

Thank You for the gifts. What a beautiful town you live in. Thank you for the tour :)

Cesc Worthy said...

Your cow bell brought back memories of Oahu, of all places. A bell (like the one in your kit) was donated by a Swiss native to the Waikiki Swim Club to use as a prize for predicting ones time for swimming a course. The bell (quite heavy on a thick leather belt) was my trophy for a year - after which time, it was passed on to the next winner. With your description of the cow's part in Swiss culture, I can see what an honor it was to be entrusted with it. Thanks for your beautiful kit.

Scarette said...

A spectacular download (as usual!) but I especially enjoyed the tour! Thank you very much

Anonymous said...

Love touring those old swiss and german towns. The pics were beautiful!
Thanks for sharing them and your part of the train!

Галина Косинова said...

Чудесный набор! Но у меня снова не доступно....When the URL http://www.hillerproductions.com/Downloads/PSApr2017_DiHillerDesigns.zip was received, the following error occurred Connection to 66.96.149.1 failed The system returned: (110) Connection timed out

beccasue said...

My sister and I love driving to New Glarus and wondering around and having lunch. we are planning another trip over that way.

Gayle Lungle said...

Thank-you, Di, for the so cute contribution to the train.
Your collage and travelogue is very well done.
Gayle

JulieW8 said...

Thank you for sharing both the graphics and your town! I loved reading about New Glarus and hope to visit there if I'm ever in Wisconsin.

Anonymous said...

Thank you for your Blog train part dedicated to Switzerland (I love it). Switzerland, is the place I live.
I do not live in Glarus, but near Zurich.
It was very special to read about this New Glarus Village :-)
I think, people in your town are more Swiss, than we are in Switzerland, haha.
The next time, on August 1, it's our national day, I will scrap my pages with your kit, promised.

Amy West said...

Thank you so much for your contribution. I was so surprised to see New Glarus as one of the destinations. I am from Wisconsin myself. I live in Menomonie, but my fathers side of the family is from Mt.Horeb. We have visited New Glarus for shopping and eating out many times. I love the little village.

Elizabeth said...

Oh my goodness!! I grew up in SE Wisconsin, near Lake Geneva, and I remember an elementary school field trip to New Glarus. When I was in Junior High, we took a driving trip through there because my parents were considering a move to that area. I justlove this kit, and know I will be using it to scrap (probably hybrid) some of my childhood photos that are still in a box waiting to see the light of day.
Thanks so much for a lovely freebie!

Mat's Merry Memoirs said...

Lovely, surely would like to visit there. I've done some extensive traveling myself, been to 38 states on a motorcycle even...LMBO! Thanks for this share of the train.

Lis said...

Thank you for sharing both the graphics and your town! I loved reading about New Glarus. Great contribution to the train!

VJ said...

Thank you so much Diane! This kit brought back many memories! My dad was stationed in Germany (in the late 1950's)and while there we visited Switzerland many times as it had become one of our favorite destinations for camping and just to enjoy the atmosphere. We lived in Wisconsin also (Tomah), actually twice! I'm so glad you decided to make your kit honoring your town! I love it! Vicki
Vicki

Mary Presley said...

What a gorgeous town!!! Thank you so much for sharing your home town!!! The kit is amazing!!! Thank you so much for sharing!!!

bina greene said...

Thank you so much for this beautiful kit and for introducing New Glarus. Wonderful.

Sandra said...

What a beautiful little town you live in, looks like a fun place to visit! Thank you for the freebies and sharing a little of your life with us!

Unknown said...

Thank you for the darling kit. Marie H.

R said...

Thank you :)

bonnie g said...

Thank you for a lovely kit. Makes me home sick for Wisconsin.

Miss Becki said...

I loved reading about your beautiful little town. I grew up in Wisconsin (in the tiny village of Viola- between Viroqua and Richland Center), but I never heard of New Glarus until I saw your adorable kit. I HAVE been to Switzerland, though, and I still think it's the most beautiful place I've ever been. Thank you so much for your darling kit, and I hope to visit your little town when I am in Wisconsin again! :)

sherry pennington said...

Love your kit and tour of your town :) Looks like an awesome place to live . Thank you :)

Mary K said...

I, too, live in Wisconsin but on the western edge. We have found New Glarus to be a wonderful, quaint little city. So worth the trip to see! Thank you for sharing your charming kit!