Thursday, September 30, 2010

Just Arrived!!!

I am part of a fabulous Etsy Team called The Old Farmhouse Gathering! This fine group of people are a huge source of encouragement and inspiration. I am proud to be a part of this talented team. Well, we've been participating amongst ourselves in a Fall Swap and is what I received today from Barb at Barb's Heartstrokes!!! My picture doesn't do nearly the justice this artist deserves. This wonderful painting is done on a black fiberglass screening. Her attention to detail is phenomenal!!! Do you see the Tom Turkey and the Pumpkin Head in the lower corners? Well, they aren't a part of the frame (just my silly way of taking a picture). What they are are the cutest magnets that will join themselves on my refrigerator (isn't that where magnets belong?)!!!

Stop by and visit Barb to see her fantastic work. You will not be disappointed at all!!!

Please visit The Old Farmhouse Gathering blog and become a follower. There are some amazing Artisans that are featured each week, along with a variety of other tutorials, tips, Celebrations, giveaways and more. You will also find a link to our Artisan Blog, Cooking Blog and Facebook Fan Page. Lots and lots going on you don't want to miss!!!

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Wanted to share... I finished my bedroom. I like the way it turned out. What do you think? The wording "Always Kiss Me Goodnight" is not a stencil or a wall decal. I printed out the saying using my computer and the banner setting on my printer. I then transferred this to my wall and hand painted the wording.

My inspiration for the room actually began with the throw pillows on the bed. I loved the soft, romantic colors and used them to create a room that is clean and inviting. Sometimes that's all it takes is a swatch of color to get your creative juices flowing.

Now, what to do with that laundry room???

Monday, September 20, 2010

Block Two Finished and...

Block Three is ready to go!!!

I had block two finished more than a week ago but haven't found time to upload the photo. Don't you just love the way it looks. I have been waiting patiently for Block Three to be released and here it is!!! Can't wait to get started.

You can still join in this Raggedy and Friends Block of the Month. Just head over to The Painted Quilt. Kaaren has the links on her sidebar for you to download.

Friday, September 17, 2010

What a way to end the week!

I have had the worse two weeks. My stress level has been through the roof with a conversion having taken place at work. There has been total confusion and chaos, not to mention having to take care of all other responsibilities outside of work.

Well, I checked my email this morning and I have to tell you I was pretty excited! I found out that I am the winner of this great little sock basket!!! I tried entering the giveaway once before and didn't win it. But now.....!!!!!!!!! I've been wanting to makeover my laundry room and this may be just what I need to get my creative juices flowing.

While you have some time, stop and visit Bette's Tomorrows Treasures. She is the creator of this little basket. Right now she is offering some great Fall Specials:

  • Free shipping on Feedsack Pillows.
  • Buy two epatterns and you will receive one epattern of your choice of equal or lessor value for free. (Enter the title of the pattern you want for free in the comments section of the invoice and it will be emailed to you after payment.)
She's also having another Fall Giveaway. Click on the Pumpkin Basket and enter to win this Halloween Reversible Fabric Basket.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Don't forget...

Click on the link above in order to visit my Giveaway Blog. There are some wonderful opportunities there you don't want to miss out on. While you're there, click to follow to be sure you won't be left out!

Monday, September 6, 2010


The Farmer's Attic is celebrating it's 1 year anniversary today!!! Wow! To celebrate, we are offering a 15% discount on all orders. Just type in the coupon code ANNIV at checkout in order to receive your discount. (Offer good through September 12, 2010.)

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Freedom, Liberty & Justice

Journal entry: September 26, 2005; 4:30 a.m.

Gettysburg, PA is a quaint, historic town. It's hard to picture the blood shed during the Civil War here on July 1, 2 & 3, 1863. (I guess if it wasn't for the fact of a raging battle, Gettysburg probably wouldn't even be on the map.)

There are monuments everywhere in memory of the different troups, Union and Confederacy, represented by the different states. There are statues of officers on horses, angels standing over the dead, and so many more. One statue that has haunted me and brought me to tears is one of a woman, head bowed, hand on her brow, shoulders slightly bent, shovel resting under one arm and a hand on her pregnant belly. To think how many women had to bury their husbands in shallow graves, loneliness and hard work to be faced in the days ahead, mouths of children waiting to be fed.

I struggle with the idea of war. I know it's a part of history, it always has been and will probably always be. I want to scream out how senseless it is but then there's the part of me that has embraced it knowing the freedoms we have in this country, the liberty, the freedoms, the justice. Are we truly free? Do we really have liberty?

Only in Jesus Christ do we have freedom, liberty and justice. Jesus died to set me free. In my walk with Him, I have tremendous liberty I wouldn't otherwise have. And justice - God is a righteous judge!

(We returned to Gettysburg on August 27, 2010 and knew that I needed to share with you all that I experienced emotionally then as well as now. I want you to know that Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today and forever. We still find freedom, liberty and justice in Him and only in Him!)