Wednesday, August 13, 2008

The Camp Jubilee Continues On.....

Well, the girls and I decided not to leave the campsite yet because we were having so much fun, so I decided to extend our little excursion. More people have enjoyed to join us I had it to do.

So tonight I figured that we could sit and watch the stars....
and be by the campfire......

Friday, August 8, 2008

It is Jubilee Time

Howdy farmgirls!

It is time to go on our Jubilee camp out trip. I am so thrilled there is a great number of is going to be a ball. I am looking forward to seeing all of your campsites in our little roundup as well as hearing all of the neat stories and having our own sing-along. Of course, we cannot forget eating yummy farmgirl treats while sitting at the campfire by the light of the moon!

So hitch up those cute trailers and lets head off for the weekend. Most of us will be posting here on the Farmgirl Connection.....while others will be posting in their make sure to also visit:

Deb (aka City Chick) @ My Pondering Place

It is nice and sunny after yesterday's rain. Off I go on a morning hike! Come on everyone.......
More later....maybe a good ol' fashion campfire.

Monday, August 4, 2008

Farmgirl Campout Jubilee

I was inspired after hearing all of the BUZZ about all of the vinatage trailers on the Farmgirl Connection and then seeing Mary Janes's new Outpost book....a real delilght to the eyes! I also have been enjoying recently, the many blog parties/gatherings where people share great stories and pictures as if they were right there. So what is an inspired Farmgirl to do???? I decided to organize an online campout where we would get together and share pictures of our vintage trailers that we own or ones that we would like to own and just dream about them.

Interested in learning more or want to join in on the fun....head over this way :-)

Wednesday, July 23, 2008


I just had to share....Miz Frannie is gifting me this lovely, little piece of stitchery. In honor of me and my "honey man". I think it is sooooo sweet...I love stitchery stuff. Looking forward to placing it on my small wrought iron easel in our bedroom. Thanks a bunch :-)

Many hugs!!!!!!

Friday, July 4, 2008

Happy Farmgirl 4th

I hope that everyone has a grande and safe holiday!

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

Back on the Blog Party Bandwaggon

Share with us something you have created lately.
A tea towel, a wall hanging, a new set of kitchen curtains,a dress,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

Farmgirl at Heart

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

Tie One On - A Tad Behind

Well.....I am a tad behind on this, but as they say, better late than never :-)

Part of Tina's Farmgirl Bog a Thon...this is the 1st "challenge" question:

This week's Theme!-4/7/08-4/11/08
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 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

A Farmgirl Blog-A-Thon

Over at the "farm" (Mary Jane's Farmgirl Connection), Tina is organizing a fun blog gathering of farmgirls.

I will be doing my first post sometime on Thursday where I will have time to access my pictures on my home stay tuned! We are to post all about our favorite apron or collection of tie one on.

Monday, March 31, 2008

Heart of Ohio Farmgirls - New Chapter!

Calling all farmgirls at heart in the central Ohio area (or anywhere nearby).......

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:

Hope to hear from ya :-)

Saturday, March 29, 2008

A Pinkeep for a Farmgirl, But Who?

Over at the Mary Jane Farmgirl "ranch" we have been working on a mystery swap by creating a pinkeep. Here is mine that I worked on this weekend. I was inspired by project that was included in a new magazine by the publishers of Cloth Paper Scissors magazine, called Studios - A Spa for the Creative Soul.

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

Quilt Giveaway at Old Red Barn

Head on over to Old Red Barn Co. for the opportunity to own a lovely handmade quilt!

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

More Dolly Company

I just wanted to show off my new dolly "companions" - Miss Nellie Ann from Kentucky (created by my farmgirl friend Frannie)....I just LOVE her red hair :-)

While at my little farmgirl "Cabin Fever" retreat, Miz Frannie gave us a little dolly makin' class. Being new to this new creative venture I am very happy to present, Theresa B. Beeze (named after my co-worker Theresa Brooke who died last year from prolonged complications from breast cancer (the Beeze part of the name comes from the bumblebee pattern sewn on her pocket).
They both sit watching over all of the happenings in my craft room and esp. look after one white furry cat who roams about.

Thursday, February 28, 2008

My Little Lovelies from Pamela

Dear Pamela...thanks so much for the 'goode' treasures that graced my doorstep today. A much needed package after a long week! You are a such a sweetie :-)

An olde Baby Ben alarm clock, 3 aprons and a little milk bottle from Kentucky -take a peek!

Monday, February 18, 2008

All Good Times

Must come to an end, for now. Another time will come again when I get to meet up with my farmgirl friends at 'Freedom Valley' Farm.

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

Only 10 More Days....

To go till I get to go down and visit my wonderful Mary Jane farmgirl friends down near Greensburg, Kentucky. I am so looking forward to my visit to Frannie's house at "Freedom Valley Farm" (aka "Cabin Creek"). About 7 girls (4 of us MJ farmgirls) will be gathering to have a grand girls, sharing stories, eatting wonderful food, partaking in watching a play called "One Man's Lincoln" and more shopping! Dear Frannie will be taking us to all of the fun sights to see.

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

Tag I am "It", Times Three!

Wowzers......tagged not once or twice, but three times by my fellow Mary Jane Farmgirl blogging friends, who found me :-)

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

Artful Sisters - Time to Create with Famgirl Style

Being a part of the Farmgirl Sisterhood on Mary Jane's farm, I also have the opportunity to be a member of one of it's cyber chapters, called Bees without Borders (that focuses on all types of needlework). Well, I am also a part of another cyber group that is a part of this Farmgirl is a new creative group called the Artful Sisters, you can read up more about the group from my Farmgirl friend, Stephanie here....

We will be working and talking about all types of artistic projects, ideas, etc....more info to be posted here on this blog too..stay tuned :-)

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Farmgirl Pinkeep Mystery Swap

Pinkeeper by Mary Jane Butters

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 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.