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Wednesday, August 31, 2011

The reason I do not sew!!!??!!

What a mess...I decided to try my hand at some stitching.  Well as you can tell the back of this looked like I was in Kindergarten and just learning to use my hands.  There were minimal bad words as I was concentrating all my energy on thread and needle.  Once it was done I did like how it tuned out but it took me as long to add the hair as it did to paint it.

I guess with practice I will be able to do this in less time.  I admire all the stitchers out there that do this kind of thing on a daily basis!!

Just a reminder that today is the last day to leave a comment to Win this Treasury hosted by the OFG team.  The drawing will be tomorrow.  September 1st all ready!!
Good luck and Enjoy your day,
Barb

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Take a Stroll Through the Pumpkin Patch with the PAFA Team

This is my donation for the Primitive and Folk Artists Giveaway.  We are celebrating the coming of fall and what a better way then having a fabulous giveaway.  Click on the link below to take you to the page to sign up.  Read the rules because you could be the lucky winner and have a few choices!!


Then head on over to the Patch to see what fabulous creations are for the picking by clicking the link below.  So much talent.

Hope this finds everyone ready for cooler temps and fun fall colors!!
Enjoy,
Barb

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Where does the time go?

This summer has seemed to have flown by...all except for the living in my car part.  It dawned on me the other day that it will be Halloween in no time at all.
Needless to say I am yet again behind the curve.  I have really struggled with the lack of any creativity lately.   I was able to paint a couple of things from the cutest quilting book the last couple of days.
I have to thank Ilene of  Happy Valley Primitive for giving me the information about one of her cute pillows.  This in turn lead me to buy Nancy Halovrsen's "Art to Heart" book and get inspired again.
Check out all Ilene's cute creations by clicking on the link above.
This is one of my favorites!!  Thank You Ilene!!
Now I have to get to work and YEA school starts for my kids next week...as the Staples commercial says, "It's the most wonderful time of the year!"
Enjoy,
Barb

Friday, August 19, 2011

Turkey, Turkey, Who's got the Turkey!!

I happened to be driving my kids around-all summer- and noticed that just down the street from me was a quilt shop.  So having a few minutes to wait for the kids I decided to just go in and take a look.  Anyone that knows me will know that I am highly "allergic" to needle, thread and material.  But the beautiful colors of the material dragged me in.  Looking around I saw this cute design done as a wall hanging.  I was so intrigued by how cute it was!!  I thought--HMMM--well instead of all the bad words that I would say trying to sew it why not paint it instead.
The pattern is by "Bloomin' Minds" and they have some cute stuff!!
So I am now venturing into fabric stores to find patterns-highly unusual.
This was my listing for the OFG Team Turkey Trot Treasury Giveaway and if you have not left a comment head over there now to do so.  There are some of the cutest Turkeys I have ever seen in that Treasury.  I wish I could win! Good luck to all who leave a comment!!
Enjoy,
Barb 

Monday, August 15, 2011

You Could WIN all of This!!

In my early post "WHAT" does this have to do with Turkeys....well here is the answer!  Click the HERE and it will take you to the link.  Follow the simple directions and may you  be the lucky one!!

'WIN THIS TREASURY~Turkey Trot With the OFG Team' by SugarMtnMercantile

Want to win this Thanksgiving treasury by the OFG team? Visit some of the shops in this treasury & leave a comment here. The winner will be randomly selected from all of the comments received by midnight, August 31 (EST). See below for further details!

Turkey Feather Painting Barn...

$15.00
Thanksgiving Turkey Cutting/...

$16.50
RESERVED.....Tubbz The Turke...

$10.95
Reserved Pilgrim Cornucopia ...

$15.00
Turkey Trot to the Farmhouse...

$26.95
Turkey Trot (Reserved) TTOFG

$15.00
Reserved listing for OFG Tur...

$15.00
RESERVED Prayer of Thanksgiv...

$14.99
Havest Home Primitive Heart ...

$24.95
Quilted and embroidered phot...

$15.00
Primitive Pilgrim Turkey She...

$10.00
Indian Corn TTOFG - Reserved

$15.00
Turkey Soft Sculpture RESERV...

$15.00
TTOFG Feed Sack Pillow, T...

$14.00
Happy Turkey Day Thanksgivi...

$13.00
Turkey with Rag Flowers and ...

$15.00

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

WHAT??

WHAT DOES THIS HAVE TO DO WITH TURKEYS??
Soon you will all know--August 14th is the date of the Old Farmhouse Gatherings Turkey Trot Treasury giveaway!
Then if that is not enough click on the package above to go to a birthday party over at Vicky's Art Blog for a surprise giveaway to celebrate a Birthday!
Congratulations Vicky on your "Birthday"!!
Enjoy your day!!
Barb

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

The Turkeys will Be a Trottin'


 The Old Farmhouse Gathering Team has a fabulous Thanksgiving promotion beginning August 14th! The prize is valued at $240!   Details will be found posted here, on The Old Farm House Team blog, and on Etsy when we "commence" this unique giveaway! You won't want to miss it because you could win 16, yes, 16 Turkey themed prizes! 
It will be worth your time to visit and see what is in store!
STAY TUNED!!
Enjoy your day,
Barb 

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Check this Out!!

Carol is having a fabulous giveaway at Firecracker Kid Primitives.  This is one you will not want to miss.  She and her husband do wonderful wood working and to try to choose a favorite piece is next to impossible!!
I love her lesson on why this time of year is called the dog days of summer and cannot wait until my daughter, who is a space lover, will be able to read about it!
Thanks for the info Carol!
This ends on August 12 so hurry over and sign up.
Enjoy your day,
Barb

Monday, August 1, 2011

The Winner of the Holy Family Painting Is...

CAROL OF FIRECRACKERKID!!!
I had my son pull the name out of the hat.   He was pretty excited to be involved today.  I think he was bored.
Carol has a great blogspot that you can check out here.
Her and her hubby do loads of fabulous wood creations from cabinets to rolling pin holders.
Congratulations to Carol!!!
I want to Thank You all who came by to play and who spread the word.  Stay tuned for more giveaways not only from my blog site but also from the Old Farmhouse Gathering and the Primitive and Folk Artist sites. 
Enjoy your day!
Barb