Sunday, March 18, 2012

Time for a Little Prairie Flower Farm Party and tutorial!


Party Closed!

Hello Sweet Ladies,


I have been busy!!!!!!!! It was such a sweet vacation.......much needed! I spent time doing the things I love~

AS many of you know who follow Prairie Flower Farm, know that this last week I was on vacation from the bakery where our family serves. I love it when I get to come HOME as you know. It has not been an easy thing for me to go outside my HOME, but I have seen the Lord's tapestry of my life with many beautiful threads. He has taken "many" golden threads and weaved them into my tapestry and I can see that He knew when it was time to send us out.......into the world.....to proclaim that He loves and died for people so they can be saved. It hasn't been with out growing pains for me, but that is okay. He let us continue to stay as a family, which we asked Him to please do. We have always been a farm family that has worked along side each other and have loved it! Anyway all that to say we go back tomorrow to serve. It is well with my heart. I have been given such a gift this last week...... so how can I complain. Right? 


While I was off I was stitching on 7 wash clothes. So I could have a last day Party!!!!!!!! 

I like the white on white.......sweet little stitches.

The party starts today and ends on 
 Wednesday March 21st at noon!

One 
of you sweet ladies who signs up and wins will receive 
7 Simply Sweet Crocheted Wash Clothes, one soap bar of Yardley English Lavender, a clothes line package 
(I love it.......red/white) found it at the Dollar Tree Store and 7 clothes pins with little ribbons tied on them. 

Soooooo let's begin!!!!!!

You may do as many votes as you would like to do........please don't feel pressured!

first vote......
leave me a comment 
IF YOU DON'T HAVE A BLOG.....YOU HAVE
TO LEAVE ME YOUR EMAIL ADDY~

2nd vote.......
follow me on my side bar (my sweet friends is working AGAIN!)
if you do tell me and if you are new please tell me.

3rd vote....
follow me on my facebook if you do already just tell me please.

4th vote
put on your facebook about our party or on your blog. You may take the top party picture and use it on your blog or facebook.

OVERSEAS AND CANADA WELCOME~

Here are the instructions to the 

Simply Sweet Crocheted Wash Cloth........


White wash clothes,
A ball of Crochet Thread extra fine 30 size or what you might already have on hand 
and
US7/1.5mm crochet hook

Instructions:
The wash clothes I bought already had a blanket stitch around the wash cloth. That made it easy for me to start stitching. Begin with a slip stitch along one side of the wash cloth. Do a single crochet  into every one of the blanket stitch space. When you come to each corner, do 2 single crochets in one single crochet on each side of corner. It will help your shell stitch lay better. Single crochet all around the whole wash cloth and slip stitch into the first single crochet. Now to start your shell stitch. Start with one single crochet in the first single crochet of first round. *Skip 1 single crochet and do 6 double crochets in 3rd single crochet* Repeat this all around the washcloth. Easy. Now press wash cloth fold, tie a ribbon around it, add a bar of soap and you have a gift. I know what I am doing for the girls in our family for CHRISTmas. I have a bag ready with all I need when I have a minute to sit! 




Vitaliy and I cleaned the big coop!!!!!!!! It is all fresh and clean for the girlies and boys!


The Cochins Girlies are a little mixed up on sitting on their eggs. Babies are growing inside the eggs, I candled them. They sit and then leave for long periods of time. Sometimes two girls are together.......I took the eggs and now they are in the incubator. Silly girls.....now I am the MOM!

My Girlies are so good to me..........did you know they never take a day of rest........or maybe while they are sitting that is their resting time......I think so!

Hugs to your day!!!!! 

Know that I will continue to pray for you as I am at work. I have a little "pray" sign that I have up at my station......it makes me think of my family and you all!!!!!!

Linda

99 comments:

  1. Look forward to your news on here...lovely
    site..(: Judy

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  2. I love your posts everyday. The washcloths are so pretty.

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  3. So glad you had a great vacation. Your farm life always sounds so fun. I really look forward to your uplifting posts every day. I pray the Lord will bless you all as you head back out into service tomorrow. The little wash cloths are so cute. You did a great job on them. Thanks for the giveaway party.
    Hugs and prayers from Susan in middle GA.

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  4. Linda,
    Love the sweet dishcloths.I so would love to win them.
    Thanks for doing the party!
    Anita

    Candaroth@aol.com

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  5. I don't get to read you every day...I teach school and my days are filled to overflowing! But, I wanted to thank you for your postings...I love to read about your farm, family, handiwork and how you let your Light shine at your work. :o) Thank you for the little lift you give through your blog. It's like sipping a cup of hot tea and doing an old fashioned visit - part letter, part home visit! :o) Jane in California...a transplanted Midwest gal

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  6. Linda,
    I'm also a follower!
    Anita

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  7. I love your washcloths! I would love to win them since I don't crochet. That is so sweet that you spent some of your time off making these to give away. What fun-a party. Enjoy your last day off.

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  8. I already follow you on FB. Susan Brown Hatcher. Forgot to put my email on previous comment. elaine1255(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  9. Vote 2-I follow you on Facebook.
    Donna

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  10. Vote 3-I signed up on your sidebar although I already followed got your emails.
    Donna

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  11. I'm following your blog through Linkys. elaine1255(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  12. You are such a dear to have so many little fun giveaways! I hope the Lord refreshed you this spring break! It won't be long & it will be summer!!

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  13. I shared the giveaway on my FB wall. elaine1255(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  14. Vote 4-I shared your web site on my Facebook page. I love to come visit your farm through your posts!
    Donna

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  15. me too, me too! cute simple pattern....I am a follower, and also on FB....plus will share...

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  16. I always look forward to your posts!!! They make my day knowing that there still are good people out there! HUGS Kandy

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  17. Oh my! I love the sweet washcloths :) And the pics of your girls and eggs.

    #1 I don't have a blog, but here is my comment :)

    #2 I am following your blog :)

    #3 I follow you on FB :)

    Hope you are enjoying your Sunday. It is pretty, but very windy here in West Texas. Supposed to have storms this evening. Praying for much needed rain for many, but no tornadoes or damaging hail. Praying for you, friend :D

    Love and hugs,

    Susan Montgomery

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  18. OMG!! you're going to be 'momma' to a LOT of little chicks!!! i hope they all hatch!! i'm so glad you had time for a little 'stitchin' during your vaca!! i finished the white lacey for Miss Ella...now working on a pink lacey for one of two expectant nieces! i will always have something 'pink' to knit!! Blessings...
    ^)^linda

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  19. Vote 1: My comment. : ) LOVE YOUR BLOG dear Linda!!

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  20. Vote 4: I am sharing it on my Facebook page now! : )

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  21. Hello Linda, I love your washcloths!!! I join this party (I follow your blog and follow you on FB). I go to FB yet and we will talk about the party.
    Be blessed
    Sandra

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  22. Thank you for the sweet giveaway. The washcloths are so pretty. I love them and would love to win them. Thank you for sharing the instructions as well. I've been meaning to also post that I love how God blessed you with the twins you wanted. I love the names you chose - Willow, Leaf and Twig. I shared the names with my children. They thought it was so cute. I enjoy reading and following your blog each day. Blessings to you.

    Oh, we use to live in Gladstone, MO and would go to Parkville where you visited recently. That brought back sweet memories. We are in the process of moving back to MO. My husband is from MO and I'm from GA (where we live now). Just some extra thoughts today.

    Nancy at mom2jebj@gmail.com

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  23. The washcloths are so pretty! You are certainly talented in many areas!
    I would love to be entered in your giveaway.

    I love seeing photos of your lambs. Years ago, we had two lambs that were a day old. We bottle fed them, and they were so much fun.

    nancyr @neroath@hotmail.com

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  24. Beautiful work! Thank you for sharing your talents with so many!

    eweg41@gmail.com

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  25. I look forward to reading your blog everyday! The wash cloths are very pretty! Thank you for sharing your talents and your love for God and His beautiful world!

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  26. Oh Wow Linda, these washcloths are beautiful in white! Thanks!

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  27. By the way, my email is glabraswell@gmail.com

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  28. I am a follower on Facebook, glabraswell@gmail.com

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  29. Wow! What a darling idea for the washcloths! Thanks for the directions and for the idea. Also, your generosity is so large! Thank you so much. Love your blog! stephmansdoerfer@yahoo.com

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  30. Hi LInda! I follow you here, I follow you on Facebook. I need a lift this Spring. I would love to win! I will put a button up! Blessings and I hope your week is wonderful! Hugs Anne

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  31. Always enjoy my visits to your farm.The wash clothes are so pretty.Warm Blessings!~Amy

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  32. Long time follower.Sorry don't do facebook so I'm in for 2 votes.

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  33. Dear Linda,

    These are so precious! I am going to try one of these very soon...I've been granny squaring it all week...could use something different and so sweet to work on...thank you so much for the idea! I would love the chance to be chosen for this special gift...thank you so much for having this giveaway!

    Sweet blessings,
    Laura

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  34. Oops! I forgot to mention...I am already a follower of your blog...I really enjoy your "ladies" stories...we love our chickens, too!

    God bless,
    Laura

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  35. Thank you for the directions!!!Gotta try this sometime.Have a great week at work-summer will be here soon,
    smyrly@hotmail.com

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  36. I really those crocheted hand towels are really sweet. There's something about a nice crochet trim that can transform a cloth. It's really neat ;) :) Love and hugs from the ocean shores of California, Heather :)

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  37. I follow your blog via Google Friend Connect ( and via email updates, too) Love and hugs from the ocean shores of California, Heather :)

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  38. I also follow Prairie Flower Farm on Facebook :) Love and hugs from the ocean shores of California, Heather :)

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  39. I shared the link to the giveaway on my Facebook page. Thanks for hosting this party :) :) Love and hugs from the ocean shores of California, Heather :)

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  40. I just sent you an email about how much I love your blog. Since I don't have a blog that would be my vote #1. I crochet and I think any type of gift with crochet makes it so personal.

    Have a great day!
    sshook7888@aol.com

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  41. I also follow Prairie Flower Farm on Facebook. Love all the animals you have on your farm. Brings back memories of my grandparents.

    God Bless!
    Sheila Shook
    sshook7888@aol.com

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  42. I love the sweet wash cloths with the clothesline & clothes pins! Thanks for the give-a-way, and for the instructions on how to make these clothes ourselves!

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  43. I now follow you via Linky.

    sisseranne@yahoo.com

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  44. I already follow you on facebook.

    sisseranne@yahoo.com

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  45. Love your blog. The give away is so sweet!

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  46. Very sweet wash cloths and I like the gingham ribbons on the clothespins too.
    slrdowney at hotmail dot com

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  47. I follow your wonderful blog!
    slrdowney at hotmail dot com

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  48. I wish I could crochet! You made lovely washcloths. I am a follower.

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  49. You girlys are good to give you so many eggs. Glad you have V to help you out on the farm. Is he at your school, or do you only serve High schoolers?

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  50. Oh Linda,too sweet. I love checking your blog.You make me miss my girls,between a fox and the neighbors dog,I lost all of them. The washcloths are such a cute idea,You've given me Christmas ideas. Have a blessed day. Just have an e-mail. Sharon herbqueen6@yahoo.com

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  51. I don't know what to say....the washcloths are just so adorable....love your little chickens and peeps. Mary mskeslock@yahoo.com

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  52. I always read your blog, but I am not very computer savy. I have written before. And as before you lift me up when I am down. I thank God for your joy. And I love your farm! Candy pumpkinpatchneo@gmail.com

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  53. Those are some pretty wash cloths!

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  54. I also follow your blog and love it what a great give away.....

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  55. Hello sweet friend!
    I have fallen in love with your blog! Such lovely ideas and words of wisdom have challenged me today! I can't wait to get some time, with a cup of my Earl Grey and visit you here! I would love to invite you over at my blog home....feel free to bring your favorite tea bag and you can choose from a collection of antique cups and saucers while you visit! :) Many Blessings to you as you serve your family this week!

    http://www.dawnsimpleblessings.blogspot.com

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  56. I enjoy getting your emails every day! Love Love Love the washcloths! How do you find the time?? You make every day a sunshiny day for me!!!

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  57. Forgot my blog!!! lindasohmystars.blogspot.com

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  58. I am now following you and your sweet blog! Feel free to follow me at my blog as I share what God is doing in my heart and home! :)

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  59. I am following you on FB :)

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  60. Oh Linda, you are amazing! You're on vacation and all the time you're working on a project for us! sweetness that is what you are...smile...

    Blessings,
    Gert

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  61. Linda,

    I am following you on your sidebar!

    Blessings,
    Gert

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  62. Linda,

    I follow you on FB and love seeing your comments! I can't wait to read all about it!

    Blessings,
    Gert

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  63. Linda,

    Hi again!! (smile) I have posted your giveaway on my blog!

    Blessings,
    Gert

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  64. Hi Linda,
    I have been really enjoying reading your blog lately. I had to laugh when I saw your comment that you stole the eggs and have made yourself the MOM!!
    So glad you enjoyed your time off, and got to spend time with Vitaley. It is awesome to hear how well he seems to be fitting into your family.
    God bless you,
    Selina.

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  65. wow Linda what a great gift to give if I dont win any of your washcloths I think Ill try and make some of my own. I do read about your family on Facebook and Im getting ready to post about you on my site. have a glorious return to work and be blessed my friend

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  66. Beautiful day in my neighborhood. Hope yours was too!

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  67. My comment is I think the washcloths are super cute and I love seeing pics of your girlies. I just got my very first chicks ever and have been patiently waiting for about 4 years now to get chickens. We got 12 and a turkey chick (she's my husbands). It's so exciting and fun for my whole family!
    Nicole
    nculver at centurylink dot net

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  68. 2nd vote: I'm a follower of your blog and LOVE it!
    Nicole
    nculver at centurylink dot net

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  69. 3rd vote: I'm a follower on Facebook
    Nicole
    nculver at centurylink dot net

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  70. 4th vote: I've posted about your party on facebook.
    Nicole
    nculver at centurylink dot net

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  71. I always enjoy visiting your blog and reading about the Lord's blessings in your life and family. The washcloths are so nice. I am a follower of your blog and have been for some time.

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  72. You make such precious things! patricia wesdelchic07 at aol dot com

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  73. Well, there's no gift I could win that blesses me more than getting to know my sister-in-Christ, Linda!! You and Vitaliy certainly did a great job with the coop! Very busy weekend for you both =)
    As you know I follow you on FB as well and have asked my sweet friend, Karen, to follow you as well, I told her she would love your posts as much as I do!
    May God's blessings follow you as you work today - we serve such a wonderful Father, don't we? Much love to you today ♥

    Laurie Lee Campbell
    lolliemouse@gmail.com

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  74. I follow you on FB. Have a great day!

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  75. Those have to be the cutest wash cloths ever! The pictures of the farm are wonderful and make me miss my farm this afternoon.

    I follow you on FB and on your sidebar.

    Have a blessed first week back. Only about 8 more weeks to serve before the summer break.
    Hugs,
    Regina

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  76. thanks for the chance to win this lovely giveaway


    ABreading4fun [at] gmail [dot] com

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  77. Hi, Linda - Happy Monday! Your washcloths are so dainty and beautiful - thank you for offering them in this fun way!
    2. I am a follower here.
    3. I follow you on Facebook.
    4. And I posted about your washcloth give-a-way on my Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001148466739&ref=tn_tnmn)
    Enjoy your evening!

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  78. Oh my gosh Linda those crocheted cloths are absolutely adorable. You all are always in my prayers...ciao4now64@yahoo.com

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  79. Oh you know I follow you on fb...love you....ciao4now64@yahoo.com

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  80. I shared your sweet giveaway on my fb ...ciao4now64@yahoo.com

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  81. Hey there I'm also following on GFC....ciao4now64@yahoo.com

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  82. Hi sweet friend,
    You are soooooooooooo thoughtful and kind and I love you dearly! Nathan brought me your sweet note and tea bag. I teared up of course. I have missed you so much. Everything is so busy and hectic. That's an excuse! I'm going to do better!
    I have been trying so hard to keep up with you!
    So I can't wait to be entered!

    and my comment....
    You are a treasure to me!

    Hugs,
    Tanya

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  83. Hi Linda,
    #3 I blogged about your party!

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  84. Hi Linda!! Thanks so much for the chance to be blessed to win your awesome crocheted washcloths!! You displayed them so awesome!! Love it!! Here are my chances!!
    #1 I am commenting
    #2 I am a new follower
    #3 I am following you on fcebook
    Thanks so much! You have an awesome blog! XO Fran.

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  85. PS Iam following you on LINKY FOLLOWERS too!! Thanks!! XOXO Fran.

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  86. Linda,

    What a sweet giveaway! Thanks so much also for sharing the tutorial for the wash cloths ... so pretty. Lovely gift idea you shared too. I have been so pleased to find the Yardley soaps in the Dollar Tree. They are so nice. I had bought a few with the idea of using for gifts. They would be perfect with these washcloths. Guess I am going to have to dust off my thread crocheting skills and hooks!

    Thanks for your generosity!

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  87. Hi again Linda,

    Just wanted to say that I shared about your sweet giveaway on my blog!

    Have a wonderful day!

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  88. Linda, you are the sweetest Lady!
    Spring has sprung! Happy spring to all you sweet ladies out there! Bless you all!

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  89. Hi Linda,
    I'm visiting after reading about your giveaway on Tanya's (The Sweet Seasons) blog. Your washcloths are beautiful and you have put together such a lovely giveaway. Thank you for the opportunity to enter.
    Happy Spring!!

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  90. I would like very much to win the cute wash cloths! White is my favorite color.

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  91. Hello your blog is always so pretty.:) I would love a chance to win such pretty things.

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  92. No blog but you have my email already, loogin22@gmail.com, I follow your blog and I follow you on facebook and have chatted several time. Love you!!!! Would love to have that snow you are having!!! Love Jennifer

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  93. I enjoy your blog. It's very uplifting.

    http://silverfox1341.blogspot.com/

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