Sunday, December 4, 2011

SONday and a Giveaway!

Hello precious sweet ladies,




I have been working on a little something that I hope will help with your gift giving. It does not cost very much to make, just need some of your scraps that you need to use. I painted this little picture of baby Jesus along time ago. Thought I would make it into a e-pattern in case some of you would like to make as a simple gift. 


This CHRISTmas some families are really needing a touch from us!!!!!!! They don't have jobs and some are losing their homes. They are going through really hard times and the Lord wants to use His children to make a difference to those He puts in our path. We can take groceries, put some money toward a bill that they can't pay....buy a meal for the person that is living on the streets. There are lots of ideas out there that we can do, but we need to do something.  You could make this ornament and give it out this season! A message that needs to be known. Remember when I said to be prepared with something in your purse?  You could give this to someone you don't even know? The CHRISTmas season is a wonderful time to reach out. 



Tressa helped me make up an e-pattern in PDF form. It is real easy to make, even a beginner could make it. I have step by step picture tutorial instructions. All you need is scrap fabrics and some batting. A printer to print off the artwork and you are set.


If you would like to purchase the e-pattern for $2.00, click here.



He Came As A Baby Ornament e-Pattern


We can make a difference in little ways precious ladies! I heard a pastor preach this last week on..........The SOWER.......scattering seeds (Mark 4) ......acts of kindness......where ever you go... living the LOVE of Jesus. Sharing who Jesus is, as you go about your day.  It really can be a fun thing to do!


I am going to make some for my purse and leave them around. How about a restaurant, ladies bathroom : ), give to a store clerk! Don't be afraid, we have the answer! If you have some ideas, please let us know. I will let you know how it goes for me! I am getting excited about this.


Saw this on Pinterest the other day.........


Dear Jesus, sometimes
I'm afraid of letting you
have complete control of 
my life. 
Show me how to be a
"yes" kind of girl,
like Mary was, and use
me to bring you to 
others....... Amen!

I am signing up to be a "Yes Girl".......trusting Him to accomplish what He wants in my life. There is nooooo way I can do it on my own! I have tried......it doesn't work.

Now for some FUN

We are going to have a Prairie Flower Farm Giveaway......in celebration that I will
be coming Home for 3 weeks after this next week!!!!!!!!! How precious of the Lord to let me be Home at my favorite
time of year! I am very thankful! 


I am going to make

Four "He Came As A Baby Ornaments" as a giveaway 
to 4 ladies........


starting

today until Tuesday December 6th at noon
I can't wait to see who comes to the party!


Vote 1
 Leave a comment on this post. Anything
you want to say! Now isn't that easy?


Vote 2
Go to my facebook and tell me what you would
like for CHRISTmas! Please come back and tell me that you did please.


Hugs from my farm to your Home!

May the Lord Bless You Today!

Linda


76 comments:

  1. Linda -- how very precious of you sweet sister!! I love the idea of being a *YES8 gal!!

    CHRISTmas Blessings!
    Gail

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  2. I love these little ornaments. So sweet of you to give a few away. So glad you have a long vacation coming up. Hope you have a beautiful CHRISTmas season.

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  3. I too want to be a "yes girl". I know I can't do it on my own either. I made the decision last month to go out of my way every day to do random act of kindness for at least 1 person. The key is "to go out of my way". Every day I have done this and have truly felt better at the end of the day! I AM SO BLESSED!!!!
    rhondaree1958@yahoo.com

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  4. I left a comment on your FB status about the party. :)

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  5. That is a really neat pattern!

    May God bless you
    you this Christmas!!
    Abigail

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  6. I left a note on your facebook wall. My facebook name is Rhonda Keely Darbro.
    rhondaree1958@yahoo.com

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  7. Hi Linda....
    What a wonderful post!..you are so right, so many people are hurting this year and are without jobs....We can all do something and I love the suggestions you have proposed...Blessings to you sweet lady...You have a big heart that longs to be a servant for God...

    Heading to your facebook page now...
    Enjoy this day!
    Shug

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  8. Love your cute ornament!!!, Merry Christmas to you!!!

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  9. Your work is good. your words touch the heart and I thank you.

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  10. Thanks for all you do - your patterns and recipes, but especially for your encouragement! (Some days I need more than others, as I try to encourage others!)

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  11. Hi Linda..I left my Christmas Wish on your wall.
    With every Christmas, I recall all of the good times with my Mom..delivering surprises on Christmas Eve to the elderly folks she knew. The looks on their faces and joy in the sparkle of their eyes will never be forgotten. I learned as a child that it is sooo much more fun to give than to receive. God Bless You and your Family.
    Nancy Narma tenderheart@echoes.net

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  12. Hi Linda,
    So glad that you will have time at home over the holidays. What a blessing! I love your ornament and how we could use it to encourage others! I am so thankful for your blog and the encouragement you are!

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  13. Lovely, love the pattern and the obviously heart felt thoughts. May Christ reign this Christmas

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  14. Hi Linda,
    Left on message on your facebook page as well!

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  15. I'll be practicing my RAK's a little more this season as well.Even the smallest gesture can have such a huge impact on a person.Warm Blessings!~Amy

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  16. HI Linda
    What a cute ornament and I love the idea of leaving it in places or giving to people. Even when we don't have anything there is always something to give of yourself even just a hello or a prayer.Huggs and enjoy the long break from the college.

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  17. I left my christmas wish on your wall! Thanks again for the great post I love them all!

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  18. I think too many people forget the true meaning of Christmas and Linda, you sure are doing the right thing by helping get this word out, the ornament is just precious! I am excited at the just the chance of winning one!
    I left my Christmas wish on your Facebook page, thanks!
    Betsy lazyaranch@centurytel.net

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  19. This is a great idea! When my kids were young, we worked every Dec on some ornament or gift that we could give to anyone that visited our home. The kids were always so pleased to be giving. I wanted to start a life long habit for them. Now I see that I have forgotten this 'art' of giving...they have grown up and I don't craft much...I hope to get that giving spirit back! THank you for the reminder!

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  20. Linda, As always your post has been a blessing to me today. Thanks you so much for sharing your love of our sweet Lord with us. I also loved the poem in your post and it brought to mind another that I often recite when I struggle to let God take my burdens and worries from me as I know He wants to. Though I'm sure you have heard it, I thought I would share it with you today.


    As children bring their broken toys in tears for us to mend,
    I brought my broken dreams to God, Because he is my friend.

    But then instead of leaving him to do his work alone,
    I hung around and tried to help in ways that were my own.

    At last I snatched them back and cried,
    "How could you be so slow?"

    "My child," he said, "What could I do, you never did let go."

    -anonymous-

    Big Hugs...

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  21. Such a cute ornament and a great idea!

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  22. I left a message on your FB page!

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  23. HI Linda,
    I think this is a really sweet idea...LOVE IT :) :) OH, and I really love the idea of just leaving it in random places, like a ladies restroom, a restaurant etc :) :) Thanks for hosting such a fun giveaway :) Love and hugs from the ocean shores of California, Heather :)

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  24. HI Linda,

    I left a comment on the Prairie Flower Farm Facebook page about what I would like for Christmas ;) :) Thanks again, for hosting the giveaway :) Love and hugs from the ocean shores of California, Heather :)

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  25. what a sweet ornament! you have a wonderful blog. thanks.

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  26. You are a blessing to the Lord! Doing wonderful things!
    Merry Christmas to you!

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  27. I love this and would love giving some of them out. What a blessing you are!!

    Gloria

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  28. I'm coming to the party! I'm so happy you will be home for your favorite season, Linda. Hang in there this week. Better YET, SHINE 4 JESUS!

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  29. SUCH A DEAR LITTLE HANGING!
    THANK YOU FOR YOUR BIBLE VERSES+SUCH A WONDERFUL BLOG!
    MERRY CHRISTMAS ♥

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  30. I can't wait to get his epattern and get started!

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  31. Hello!

    It seems that Christmas is upon us quickly even though I've been preparing for weeks and weeks.

    Have a terrific week!
    lane.family@yahoo.com

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  32. Linda your blog posts always lifts my soul...Merry Christmas sweet lady!!

    Mary Tullila
    angeldove7dt@gmail.com

    My IPad won't let me use my Blogger acct lol

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  33. Just left you a comment on Facebook too !

    Mary Tullila

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  34. Hi, Linda! Love your blog and all your cute ideas. I am so glad you will have time off from working....means you have to send us more stuff! I love it all!

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  35. This is such a precious ornament--thanks for offering the pattern.
    slrdowney at hotmail dot com

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  36. I love the ornament, please enter me in your drawing.

    Rae

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  37. What a wonderful idea ... to keep just a little something in your purse to give to a stranger. Love it! These are beautiful.

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  38. Hi Linda
    Oh this is the sweetest ornament & I love the prayer you shared with us!! ~ I want to say 'YES' as well!!
    I hope you have a wonderful week & just the loveliest holidays over Christmas!!
    We are almost finished our school work for the year & are beginning our summer holidays later this week & I'm so looking forward to a holiday & actually spending some time planning for Christmas. Dave & I are going to see the movie Courageous this evening ~ I'm so excited it's coming to the tiny local cinemas!!
    Blessings dear friend
    Renata:)
    PS I'm sorry but I don't have facebook so I can't sign up there for your giveaway!
    :)

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  39. Very cute! I'm thinking this would be a nice gift for my girls to make. Thanks Linda!

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  40. I just posted a gift I'd like for Christmas on FB.

    Blessings to you!

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  41. I pray God opens my families eyes & brings us all together w/o the arguing & disputes. A day of peace for everyone.

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  42. You are such a sweet lady. Thanks for sharing the wonderful "giving" ideas. Your heart shines through. Christmas Blessings!

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  43. What a wonderful idea and thank you for sharing the sweet poem!!
    Sue Y

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  44. Susan says...
    I am so glad that the Lord lead me to your blog. You have such uplifting and encouraging words. I feel as if I know you. I look forward to visiting your blog every day. God bless you.
    craftybikerbabe@live.com

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  45. Susan says...
    I posted on fb what I would like for Christmas.
    craftybikerbabe@live.com

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  46. I look forward to reading your blog every day Linda. Thank you for your encouraging words and your wonderful ideas. You inspire me daily!! These little ornaments are beautiful and please enter me for the drawing. I hope to have time to make a few of these yet before CHRISTmas this year. They are WONDERFUL! I will post what I would like for CHRISTmas this year on FB. Thank you for your words every day. God bless you!

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  47. What a cute little ornament. I love what it says on it. And the picture of baby Jesus in the manger is cute!! Thanks for posting it!!

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  48. Linda,
    You have given me wonderful ideas and inspiration with what you have shared with us in this post and in your previous post about your refuge cabin. You have shown me simple ways to make things special. I would love to win one of your ornaments. Thanks for sharing this design with us.

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  49. How precious are these!?! I would love to win one of these ornaments to add to our decorations. I hope you have a great Christmas season!
    wifeofcop83(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  50. Oh, Linda, this is such a beautiful ornament. Your painting is so precious! How exciting that you will have three weeks off work to be home during the Christmas season! I hope you have a great time with your family, will rest, and be so blessed!
    Kelly Y.
    kelly *at* dkcountryarts *dot* com

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  51. I posted on your facebook wall what I would like for Christmas. Thank you for the opportunity to win! Blessings!
    Kelly Y.
    kelly *at* dkcountryarts *dot* com

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  52. Linda you got me excited about all the possibilities we have to share His love this CHRISTmas especially since I've been kind of down and out lately! I'm starting to think about what and where I can leave little gifts from Him. I also posted on your personal FB page :)

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  53. Such a beautiful ornament.
    Excited that you get three weeks off, I can't wait to get my week off during Christmas. Will be so good to be home.
    Enjoy your blog!

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  54. Oh Linda, I think you just spend time thinking of how to make others smile! You are so wonderful! I am carrying a card around that I need to send to you! I love a good giveaway and you are so sweet and talented. Thanks for the chance to win! Blessings Anne

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  55. Hi, Linda, I love your blog. It is such an encouragement--Your post a while back on praying for our adult children really meant a lot and I read over the verses you included all the time. I love your creativity! And I am so happy for your precious new grandson! We have 2 precious daughters from Korea, who might not have grown under my heart, but they grew in it!! I did go to FB and commented there. Thanks so much!

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  56. How lovely Linda - such a special gift. I will head on over to your Facebook wall now (Wendy Montreuil) and I wish you many wonderful Blessings this Christmas season.

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  57. Hi Linda! I LOVE the ornament and your new pattern. I'd be delighted to be included in your giveaway! Merry Christmas to you and your family.

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  58. In church this morning our Pastor challenged us to give a gift that is not expected. This ornament would be one way to do this....

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  59. I just posted on Facebook my most wanted Christmas wish for this year! Your blog is so inspiring and I find such comfort in reading your words and sharing in your life!

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  60. Hey Linda,
    Your ornaments are gorgous, and such a wonderful reminder of the real meaning of Christmas.
    How are your Christmas plans going? It is getting very hot here in Australia, which reminds me that Christmas is coming, it is the one plusses of Christmas shopping that it means going into air conditioning.
    Have a lovely week,
    God bless,
    Selina.

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  61. I loved the pictures of the cabin. I have been thinking about the old window I have in storage and how I can hang it and put christmas lights behind it. The house is only 940 sq ft so the largest wall is the first one you see when you come in the door. Hoping Gavin and I can get the avent book and tree out today and get caught up. Thank you so much for it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  62. LOVE what you made!! It's such a wonderful time of year, to think of our Lord sending us the best gift ever!

    Please sign me up for your party!! I don't want to miss it! :) :)

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  63. We often talk about Mary, and what she said YES to. So much joy, so much pain and that's what we get to do too!
    Love the babe in the manger!

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  64. Another day to shine for Him! Thanks for the reminder to say YES especially when this time of year one more thing to do seems like a no reply.

    j c richey g m a i l c o m

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  65. Oh my dear Linda...those ornaments are absolutely adoreable ! I do not have a sewing machine anymore so would 'love' to win one! And yes I would give it away'

    Blessings,
    xoxo Gert

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  66. Linda..I left a comment on Facebook!

    Gert

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  67. Oh Linda, You have done it again. What a great ornament-love it. What a great way to share the Word.
    hulaskirtbert@hotmail.com

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  68. Linda,
    Left a comment on Facebook also
    Thank you-hulaskirtbert@hotmail.com

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  69. What a precious idea, Linda. I have several ideas on things to do. God bless you this Christmas season as we celebrate the birth of our Saviour.

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  70. Good Morning Linda,You amaze me!What a wonderful way to bless others. I plan to make some to keep in my purse,I guess that means I need to clean out my purse. I have an idea for a blessed Christmas gift. Why not bless others all year with small acts of kindness.Jesus wasn't here for just a month. We are suppose to celebrate Him year round.For example,I know a couple whose oven had been broken for several months,they can't afford to fix it. Once a month I plan to take them some baked goods.I bake all the time for my family.I just make alittle extra. There are so many other ways to make Christmas all year. How many others would like to give of themselves as Christ gave himself? Have a blessed day. Sharon

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  71. I love Christmas time. thanks for the giveaway
    ABreading4fun [at] gmail [dot] com

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