Tuesday, October 30, 2007

From One Farmgirl to Another

Paying it Forward:

How great is it when we all look out for one another and brighten the day of someone else who we do not know yet?!?!

I came across the other day, a fellow Farmgirl's blog - Karin at "Meandering Travels of Mindless Thoughts" - The post was called "Paying it Forward". I thought, "wow this is really neat and would love to brighten someones day with some artwork or small homemade goodness and then pass the PIF task on to someone else willing to jump in and do the same for 3 others.

It is that simple - 3 people answering the "kindness call" to spread the goodness and then asking 3 more to do likewise onto others.

So, the first three lovely commenters to this post who are willing to partake in this incredible opportunity will receive a little creative token of love from me. Below are the rules of the game (copied from Dawn & Karin):
1. You comment on this post.

2. You receive a handmade gift from ME.

3. You post this message on YOUR blog and offer THREE more handmade gifts to the first three commenters.

4. Thus, the cycle continues and everyone has fun and beautiful crafts to display in their home.I will contact you for your addresses.Please leave a comment if you choose. Spread your wings. Sprinkle joy. Lift another. Pay it forward.

Sunday, October 28, 2007

Farmgirl Tales Begin Here

"A Farmgirl is a condition from the heart"

Well, yesterday, I stumbled upon a site called Mary Jane's Farmgirl Connection. Here in this group of creative, hard-working and inspiring women, they share one common bond -"being a Farmgirl at heart".....no matter where you may be.

What exactly is a Farmgirl? A quote from the website: What is a Farmgirl? To quote the back of our Farmgirl Chapter information cards, “A Farmgirl believes in the strong arms of friendship, community, and the just plain fun of being together. A Farmgirl takes joy in the quiet satisfaction of making things with her own hands. She exudes kindness, grace, humility, gentleness, patience, and generosity, and loves the simple pleasures in life. Farmgirls love to get together to share their ideas.”

After looking at the many colorful and neat looking aprons that many of the ladies create, I am so happy that I was able to find one that my grandmother had...it was her Aunt Ruth's....I just LOVE the colors. I plan to one day make some aprons myself.

In short, being inspired by this Farmgirl sisterhood, I decided to create a new blog to just focus on my Farmgirl encounters and experiences....tales according to a Farmgirl from the country who is living in a central Ohio city.