Wednesday, August 13, 2008
Friday, August 8, 2008
Monday, August 4, 2008
Wednesday, July 23, 2008
Friday, July 4, 2008
I will be away visiting family and will also be clogging in/after some parades...these "old" shoes will really be worn out ( and my feet too)......
Trying to dodge the raindrops today along with enjoying watermelon and other yummy goodies. And of course watching the beautiful lights in the sky - fireworks.
Wednesday, April 30, 2008
Share with us something you have created lately.
A tea towel, a wall hanging, a new set of kitchen curtains,a dress,an apron..an altered art creation...anything "crafty" that you have created lately.
We'd like to see photos of course!
OK, so I I have fell off the blog a thon bandwaggon for a bit....lots of things keeping me from being able to be on the computer to post....but I am back on it now :)
I have to wait to post pics later on this week when I am at my home PC...all of my photos are on there.
I LOVE creating crafty goodness with my hands. I love to make things with paper and I enjoy playing with fabrics and paints...I will even slip some dye colors in too (depending on what I am working with). I also love using vintagey type photos for my work too. I have been playing with wool felt pieces too.
I also love creating artwork for an important cause. I recently added my creative 2 cents in a wonderful collaborative charity project - the Pink Project. Go and check this out it is absolutely bee-utiful what all of the contributors did and Monica (the organizer gal), who sewed all of the squares together and also created the doll body...lots of talent here. I was great being a small, yet important part of the overall process :-)
The project that I will be highlighting here is a little candle mat that I made with wool felt applique.
Monday, April 14, 2008
WHAT BEING A FARMGIRL MEANS TO YOU!
What does being a Farm Girl mean to you?
Please post a photo of either yourself, or your farm or home...or something in your home that shouts "Farm Girl and proud of it!"
(example..chicken collection, John Deere collection, old farm tools, etc.)
I have lived in the country while growing up. My paternal grandfather was a cow farmer and loved his tractor, while my paternal grandmother did her sewing and canning. She was also at one time a 4-H leader and taught sewing to my aunts and all of the girls in their group. I have lots of fond memories of my sister and I going up the hill to their house and picking apples and raspberries and helping my dad in his auto shed that was up there too. People sometimes look at me funny when I refer to daffodils as jonquils...these golden beauties were everywhere along our road.
We were taught the country way of life and the important values of the heart, and tho I live in the city now, I carry these thoughts and ways of living with me (tho at times I do get caught in the cycle of convenience). I still dream of the day of owning a small piece of farmland with my husband and maybe owning a bed and breakfast/guest house.
To me, something as simple as an old berry basket or Mason jars shouts "farmgirl and proud of it"...reminds me of those joyful berry picking days and the simplicity of the country way of life.
Sunday, April 13, 2008
Part of Tina's Farmgirl Bog a Thon...this is the 1st "challenge" question:
This week's Theme!-4/7/08-4/11/08
" TIE ONE ON!"--------------------
Show us your favorite apron or even an apron collection!
Let us know why this particular apron is special to you.
What do your apron pockets hold?
Strut your stuff in your aprons. We want to see pictures!-------------------------------------
I just LOVE aprons; the new and the old! I love all of the colors and patterns of them...so kitchy, so timeless and so fun. Their uses are just endless and they have been used throughout our past as well as our present. They also have precious memories behind them, kinda like a scrapbook that ties on along the waistline.
My apron pockets hold whatever I may be doing that day...mostly anything that has to do with the small materials that I use for my artwork....primarily paper scraps and little embellishments. On a more soulful note, my apron pockets tend to be empty so I can willingly receive many opportunities and blessings that would come my way.
Tuesday, April 8, 2008
I will be doing my first post sometime on Thursday where I will have time to access my pictures on my home computer...so stay tuned! We are to post all about our favorite apron or collection of them....to tie one on.
Monday, March 31, 2008
Do you love the farmgirl way of life, even if you are a city dweller like myself? There is no farm ownership "prerequisite" to be a farmgirl or to be a part of this chapter - as Mary Jane Butters says, being a "farmgirl is a condition of the heart." You may own a farm, a small piece of land or even live in the city and dream of such a space. If you love to cook, do canning, sew/stitch, garden, do herbal based projects, other fun crafts or anything farmgilry, then this group is for you!
I just started a farmgirl chapter here in my area called the "Heart of Ohio Farmgirls". In this chapter, we will be doing just about anything farmgirl and doing many fun activities together, such as a variety of field trips, sew-ins and slumber parties, just to name a few.
If you are interested in becoming a member of this funtastic farmgirl chapter (even if you just have questions for right now), just let me know. E-mail me at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Hope to hear from ya :-)
Saturday, March 29, 2008
It is made with three large Yo-Yos (the smaller one on top is stuffed to form the cushion), and is topped off with a lovely button.
I am looking forward to surprising one fellow Farmgirl with this pinkeep creation!
Friday, March 14, 2008
Tuesday, March 4, 2008
Thursday, February 28, 2008
Monday, February 18, 2008
Hop on over to miz Frannie's blog - the "Gathering Room" for what we did (and some pictures - scroll down just a tad) on our wonderful 'Cabin Fever' retreat...we all had such a wonderful time! Lots of fun, memories and life long friendships.
Tuesday, February 5, 2008
I will also be picking up my newly adopted 'rag-chile' ( a wonderful little primitive dolly 'soul' created by Miz Frannie)...Betsy Rose.
Hubbie Tim will be heading onward to Nashville, TN (after he drops me off at Frannie's) to visit some friends that he has not seen in a long while. We are both of in need of getting of out of Ohio for an extended weekend for sure and are looking forward to it!
Monday, January 28, 2008
First, I was tagged by Amy Ellen at Life in Kansas, then from Bright Meadow Farms, then I was tagged by Kimbery Ann at Nostaligic Homemaking......
So being tagged, here is what I must do:
Once you are tagged, link back to the person who tagged you. Post the rules on your blog. Post 7 random or weird facts about yourself on your blog.Tag 7 people and link to them.Comment on their blog to let them know they have been tagged.
7 Weird/Random Things About ME!
1. I was an Arts/Crafts Director at a church camp for a summer
2. I learned 7 clogging dances in 7 hours
3. My e-mail name (Amelia) is my name from high school Spanish class...everyone thinks my actual name is Amelia
4. I sing Baritone in my Sweet Adeline chorus group
5. I took a backpacking class for college credit...honest to goodness
6. I am learning how to crochet
7. I am planning on getting my motorcycle license in the summer so I can drive a scooter (saving that gas money, baby).
So there you go! I am tagging these farmgirls, whose blogs I haven't visited before:
Sunday, January 20, 2008
Tuesday, January 15, 2008
Well, I am finally doing it....I am organizing and hosting my first swap! For this swap on the Farmgirl Connection board will be done as a "mystery"....where no one else in the swap group will know who is swapping with who until the pinkeep is received by the recipient [each person e-mails the host to get their swap person and their address as they are ready to send out their creation).
The really fun part of the mystery is that each participant will be keeping a swap "diary" of sorts on their blog or on the Farmgirl Connection.....so the reveal of who has who will happen once everyone receives their little work of Farmgirl art.....thanks to Stephanie (queenofdreamsz4u) for the wonderful idea!
What are pinkeeps you ask? They are a different version of a pincushion, even tho they perform the same duty, neat huh!?!?! A creative spin on the "ordinary" sewing accessory.
Stay tuned to this blog for the whimsy and fun happenings of this artful mystery swap.