Friday, July 15, 2011


It has been a fun month with all the Celebrations going on.
The Old Farm House Gathering Team has been celebrating Fall.
The Primitive and Folk Artist team has been celebrating Christmas in July.
I am going to be Celebrating right along with both of them and the artwork above is my giveaway!
This is the reason for the Christmas Season!  I will be giving away a painting of the Holy Family framed in rustic barn wood.  It measures 11 1/2 x 9 inches and has a 1 1/4 inch depth.  It has been painted on fiberglass black screen with acrylic paints and then finished with a matte spray.  It has a metal hanger on the back.
Sorry but there will be rules-always in life.

Must be a follower of this blog.
New followers always welcome.
Must live in the USA or Canada-sorry postage is a stinker.
If you do not have a blog please leave an e-mail so that I can get in touch with you if you win!

For extra chances:
Post to side bar or make an actual post about this giveaway.
Visit each of the blog sites and join.
Visit Etsy to see the fun items in the OFG Fall Fun teams FFOFG page and then tell me which one is a favorite.
Visit Etsy to see the fun items in the PAFA Christmas in July page and then tell me which one is a favorite.
One of my favorites from the OFG team is this wonderful pillow.
And I could not resist this Cat!

Then the PAFA celebration some of my favorites are this sweet little mouse.

Who could resist this stitchery!?! 
Also remember to sign up for the Christmas in July giveaway at the PAFA.
Let me know how many you do--I know it seems long and involved.  You can always come back and leave a note when you have done one.  You have until July 31st.  The winner will be announced on August 1st.
One of my kids-who ever is good that day-will draw a name out of the hat.
Thanks for visiting and playing along!


  1. Hi Barb:) You know me... I'm a follower and I'll for sure put this on my giveaway page, tweet, and share on FB. Thank you for a generous celebration giveaway!

  2. Hi Barb, what a fun giveaway and how wonderful to include your Etsy teams in the fun! Okay, here goes:
    1) I am a follower of your blog and I live in Canada;
    2) I have posted your giveaway on my blogs sidebar;
    3) I am a follower of the PAFA blog;
    4) I am a follower of the OFG blog;
    5) Hard decision but I think my favourite FFOFG item is MySpareTimeDesigns2 'Dancing Pumpkin', it is adorable!
    6) Again, hard decision but my favourite PAFCIJ item is Oakleafhollows 'Original Handpainted Cabinet Door', love that Santa!
    Thanks so much for your generous giveaway Barb, love your work so much! I'll 'tweet' and 'facebook' you as well for good measure! Deb

  3. Sign me up Barb! I'd love to have your artwork hanging in my home!
    1) I'm a follower
    2) Leaving this on my blog's sidebar!
    3) I am a follower of OFG
    3)I am a follower of PAFA
    4)My favorite OFG creation: well, I've got 2! I like Nightowlstudios Wicked Witch and Motherlode Toads Large Sculptured Pumpkin and Crows!
    5) My favortie PAFA creation WAS Rusty Thimble's Elf...and I already bought it!!!
    Thanks for the opportunities. I know you didn't ask but I'm going to be a bird and Tweet this! Also FB it for you!

  4. Since I won last time, I won't join in this time, but I will post on my sidebar. You know I love everything that you do. I have my Raggedy Ann and Andy pics in my craft room about some of the dolls I have received in swaps. Thanks.

  5. Hi Barb- What an awesome giveaway!
    1. I'm a Follower of your Blog.
    2. I live in the US.
    3. I will post this on my sidebar.
    Love your work. Thanks for the chance.

  6. Hi Barb,
    Enter me in your generous giveaway. Will post on my blog.

  7. Hello Barb
    What a great giveaway you know I love your art
    I am a follower and I will add to my sidebar

  8. Hi Barb, Just love this!!! Sign me up. I will be posting this on my blog!!!!
    Thanks so much, Denise

  9. Hi Barb,
    What a wonderful giveaway!
    1 I am a follower
    2 I will add this to my blog and Facebook.

  10. Hello Missy Barb!!

    It's me! I'm kind of feeling weird about this....I think I should be sitting this wonderful opportunity out as I have won more than my fair share of your generous giveaways, but seeing as you said you expected to see my name here, I don't want to disappoint you! So, here goes (and no one can be THAT lucky anyway!!)
    1. You know I'm a follower ;o) and live in the USA (at least, last I checked, Nod was still in the USA....);
    2. I've been a follower of OFG;
    3. I've also been a follower of PAFA;
    4. I've posted your giveaway on my sidebar;
    5. Now for the hard part....I've gone to the FFOFG page and found lots of things to love!! I've ruled out mentioning your lovely paintings tho for fear someone would think I'm trying to bribe you!!! So, I'm going with the papier mache egg by Oakleaf Hollow...or maybe the wool applique towel pocket from Teresa's Prim Treasures....or maybe Jack-o by Yorkies Primitives (me and two peas in a pod....NO way I can stick to one're lucky I'm not listing everything!);
    6. Equally difficult the PAFA Christmas in July pages - but I've managed to get it down to two: The Christmas cookie jar by Pleasant Valley Prims and the snowman make-do by Brenda at the Rusty Thimble....

    So there you have it!! Thank you for being such a sweetheart! Have a great week! Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin

  11. Hi, Barb..sign me up! and I will add your giveaway on my sidebar....and a follower also...hugs


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