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Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Love the Whites of Summer


Friday, May 27, 2011

Happy Memorial Day Weekend

If you are like me you have lived through the winter-loving it at times then looking forward to the change of seasons known as spring then into summer!  But this year has been a bit crazy weather wise.  Cold one day and then hot the next.  It looks like we will be having rain again on Memorial Day.  But for people who lived in Vegas nothing will stop a BBQ-heat, cold, rain, snow!!  So let the Summer partying begin!!  Then I will star whining about the heat!!

So before you get to busy this is your last chance to sign up over at the OLD FARMHOUSE HOUSE GATHERING Blog for the fabulous give away...do it now!


Then while you are in blogland hop over to A FARMHOUSE GATHERING ON ARTFIRE Blog to sign up for this giveaway.  This one ends June 3rd.

That is not all... come June it is a big month for me so I will be having two giveaways.  One to celebrate a huge big numbered Birthday and another to celebrate my one year anniversary of Blogging.  My how time flies.  So stayed tuned! And a bit of a catch here for the first person to comment on this post will receive an appreciation gift-so hopefully the early bird will get more then a worm!!
Enjoy your Holiday Weekend!
Barb

Monday, May 23, 2011

Just a Reminder


JUST A REMINDER THAT THE OLD FARMHOUSE GATHERING SUMMER TIME HUGS GIFT DRAWING WILL BE ENDING MAY 28TH!




Click on this photo above to take you to the OFG blog!
One lucky person receives all of the above great gifts!

This is the donation that I made--we all need a little sunshine and blooms!
Not to late to sign up!!
Barb


Saturday, May 21, 2011

A Farmhouse Gathering Giveaway

Our first Patriotic Give Away

A Farmhouse Gathering at Artfire Give Away



Please become a follower of our new blog and have a chance to win this wonderful patriotic sign from Me of Barbs Heart Strokes.  Head on over there by clicking on the photo above. 
The winner will be pick at noon on June 3, 2011. This gives you two weeks to enter and post.

Remember become a follower, post on your blog, and grab the button. This will give you three chances total. Please feel free to post on Facebook and Twitter, we are a new group on Artfire and are trying hard to get our group going so all help gets a big hug!
Good luck to everyone!!
Barb

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Having fun on Artfire


Handmade Gifts

To many windows opened and when I added it to a thread it was nothing but a jubble of words-Can you say computer challenged?

Need to learn how everything works at different sites.
Started a Twitter account so look for me there
http://twitter.com/BsHeartstrokes

Enjoy your day!
Barb

Friday, May 13, 2011

Mail Call

Look what came in the mail for me!!  This was a generous giveaway from lilraggedyangie.  She had pack the box with so many goods.  I am not sure which one will be my favorite or if they all will be.
Big decisions!

My son has already laid claim to the bird pillow.  Anything with a beak and it is his.

The workmanship is superior.  I was so lucky to be the winner!

I am so impressed with people that can take a photo of the package before they tear into it...apparently as you can tell I tore into it then thought of taking a photo of the box with the cute address labels but was to excited to get a good photo.  Had to go handle all the goods!
I guess it is true when my husband says "that a true crafter has to touch everything".
Check out her fun blog and meet Princess too!
Thank you so much for all the fabulous goodies lilraggedyangie!
Barb

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Reminder to sign up for OFG Giveaway


This is the artwork that I have contributed to the Old Farmhouse Gatherings Summer Time Hugs Basket.  It is a fantastic giveaway and the lucky person will receive everything in the basket!!

I love this little one!

Another of the fun things that will be in the basket.

Wonderful!!
These are just a few of the great items that are being offered.
Drawing will be held May 28, 2011!

Monday, May 9, 2011

The Winner of my Artwork at the PAFA blog...

Congratulations to Jean at Prim Crafts who won my artwork from the PAFA giveaway this last week!
She has a fun blog that features some great prim crafts!  She does amazing work with fabric.  Go check her blog out.
It is still not to late to sign up for the final week at the PAFA Mother's Day Giveaway.
Head on over and sign up.  Good luck and next drawing will be on Saturday, May 21, 2011.
Did tons of errands today in the rain but it smells like the ocean outside!
Enjoy your day and again Congratulations to Jean!
Barb

Saturday, May 7, 2011

HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY

Wishing all my great friends with and without children a Happy Mother's  Day!  I appreciate all the women in my life that help with my children.  There are many women that have their own and those that do not that have influenced me and my children for the good!
Thank you!
Barb

Friday, May 6, 2011

Meet The Artisans of the OFG


Head over to the OFG Blog to check out the great Artist that have donated to the Sweet Summertime Hugs Gift Drawing!  It is not to late to sign up!

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Have to Work!

Well I have to buckle down and do a bit of work...I will be teaching this Shara Reiner pattern to the gals at the Heart of Utah Decorative Painting chapter May 14.  I need to sand the wood, staple in the screen and trace the pattern on.  Last count I had 19 students.  I have to also write out my description of the way we will paint it because I changed the colors of the heart and some of the other elements.  I like to have it all prepped so that we can get in there to paint and chat it up!
This original pattern is in the May 2004 issue of Quick and Easy Painting.  I love this spring time design.  The sun is shining here and I want to be outside but...have to work!
Hope everyone has a fantastic day!
Enjoy,
Barb
Barb

Monday, May 2, 2011

The Sun is finally Shinning

Yea!! The SUN is finally shinning and it is feeling more like spring after this last week of off and on snow showers.  So in celebration my husband planted 14 cabbage plants...they do well here and usually we have an over abundance.  But my kids will not eat them.  Last year we had so many that we gave them away and still had enough to make sauerkraut and bottle it.  My kids will eat that...go figure.


So my way of celebrating is to remind everyone about the OLD FARM HOUSE GATHERINGS Summer Time Hugs Celebration going on right now.  It is not to late to sign up and the winner will receive the whole kit and caboodle.  Drawing will be held May 28th!!
I hope the sun is shinning where you are and that even if it is not you will enjoy this day!
Barb