Saturday, February 27, 2010
Friday, February 26, 2010
I am trying to stay calm, because I have been keeping a secret and now I can’t wait to tell you what it is!!!! Jen with the Creative Team from Gooseberry Patch Blog contacted me the other day, asking if I would like to be on their Featured Fridays. I had to reread the email, because I could not believe what I was reading. Now when the Lord gives big gifts, He gives Big Gifts!!!!! I wanted to run around the farm, but you know me I am always so calm! Heehee! Jen sent me the questions for the post and I answered them. You will find the post about Prairie Flower Farm on the Gooseberry Patch Blog! I have always loved Gooseberry Patch and everything they have. Their store has the most adorable items for sale. They have been the ones that have kept country alive! So in their honor we are going to have a Party! Please join in. I thought that since our Prairie Flower Market Bag is one of the favorite buys on our Peace Creek Collections Store, that I would put it up for the drawing! SOOOOOO here is what we are going to do. The rules are so easy! YOu can get up to 5 votes.
We would love for you to join the PARTY!
The drawing will Start today, February 26th and we will close the drawing at l2:Oo.pm. central time on March 1Oth. I will announce the winner of the Market Bag on March II at 1:oo p.m.
1 vote, for leaving a comment on this post.
1 vote, if you sign up and become a follower of Prairie Flower and let me know
1 vote, if you post or put up my bag button on your blog
1 vote, if you subscribe to get our emails.
1 vote, if you leave a comment on my Featured Friday on the Gooseberry Patch Blog, about what you love about them. Please let me know you left a comment there.
Be sure you leave me an email address, if you don't have a blog.
Also, some can't leave comments, just email me with the info.
This drawing is open to International Ladies also!
Be sure to check out our Peace Creek Collections Store, incase you might need something!
Thank you so much for being a part of our Party!
I heart you all!
Monday, February 22, 2010
Saturday, February 20, 2010
I am with a quilt group called A Dozen Quilters. I have never done anything like this before, but a friend Melissa from Lilac Lane invited me to be a part of this blog. Each month one of the ladies in A Dozen Quilters decides what kind of block and color she wants. I have really enjoyed it. Well, this block is for February. Iva who is part of the group put her wishes up on a post. I had never done a Wonky Log Cabin and thought it would be kind of fun to do it. It wasn't only fun it was a blast!!!!! I loved doing it. I think it turned out so fun. You need to go to A Dozen Quilters to her post and look up the sites. If you would like to do this kind of block you can find the different blocks available. I was so pleased and it "is" real easy!!!! Promise. Just wanted to show it to you. Just a little something that is going on in my life.
I signed up at Mary Jane Farm to do a Pink Keep Swap. It was so fun. I could decide what I wanted the pin keep to look like. I had been to a blog called Cottage In The Curve and saw this Martha Stewart Strawberry Pincushion. I loved the blog and the pincushion. I thought it would be fun to make the strawberry and put it in this adorable egg cup I found on sale for 35 cents. I enlarged the strawberry pattern and leaf. The lady I just swapped with just received it, so I wanted to show you what it looked like. If you ever want to sign up with the Mary Jane Farmhouse (go along the side of my blog and click on her blog button), you can get in on some swaps also. I don't get to do very many, but it has been fun to do when I have. I love how the pic turned out. It gives me a warm heart.
P.S. Please continue to keep my Dad in your prayers. I have been able to see him every day, but all that he can do is nod his head up and down. I am so very grateful for that. I can at least tell him he is loved. Mr. Phil is reading him the Word. It is precious to see. God is doing what He does best and I just have to rest. I was reminded this morning of the verse in Isaiah 49:16, "See, I have engraved you on the palms of my hand......" Isn't that a comfort? To think, if you engrave something the dictionary said, "to be permanently fixed in". That does my heart good. Poppa is permanently fixed in to our Father's Hand. I can think on that and trust what my Heavenly Father is doing.
I got sick today and could not go see him. That was very hard, but we could call. All our older kids went to visit. That helped me know he was being encouraged. He is coming to the nursing home on Monday. Please pray for that transition. Thank you so much. I love you all bunches!
Friday, February 19, 2010
Tuesday, February 16, 2010
Saturday, February 13, 2010
Wednesday, February 10, 2010
For each leaf, large circle and small circle, you are going to need 1 piece of cotton (design fabric), 1 batting and 1 piece of muslin.
3”x6”” for leaf.
4”x4” large circle
3”x3” small circle
1 1/8” cover button kit. Small piece of matching fabric or a yoyo
One pin back with locking bar
Needle and heavy thread
Print the pattern for leaf, circles and yoyo pattern onto cardstock. Cut out each pattern before starting.
Press and spray each fabric piece with spray starch. Layer each piece as I have shown in picture with design fabric on top, batting in the middle and muslin on the bottom. You will keep the three layers together, as you will be sewing though all thicknesses as you sew up the flower.
Use a pencil or erasable pen, trace around each pattern piece onto the top design fabric.