Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Flour Sacks, Friends and Gooseberry Jam

Do you know someone who is always willing to go out of their way for a friend? What about someone they have never even met? I do! Sharon is just such a person! She had commented on someone's blog about getting her flour from a nearby mill and it came in fabric sacks! I have only found flour in paper sacks and thought these fabric ones would be terrific for sewing or craft projects! To make a long story short, after several emails back and forth and much decision making (on my part) she went to the mill and got me two of each design and mailed them to me ~ along with a jar of her homemade Gooseberry Jam :~P and a little crocheted hot pad!

Thank you so much, dear Sharon! What fun it was to open that

delightful package with all the flour sacks and especially

the jam and little hot pad~ all tucked inside

the pattern tissue!

Here are the four designs that were available. The Blue Bird one is my favorite!

Now I have to decide just what I want to make with them!

Some ideas I had were:

totes, child's jumper, pillow or apron.

Sharon suggested clothespin bags or breadsacks! (I love these ideas!)

Do you have any suggestions for a creative use for these sweet sacks?

I would love to hear them!

Thank you again Sharon, for being such a sweet blogging friend!
Won't you please go over and meet this sweet lady with a heart for serving others!


"A friend loves at all times."

Proverbs 17:17

(companion post in The Reading Room.)
New recipe in The Pantry


Abounding Treasures said...

What a sweet, thoughtful thing for this blog friend to do for you and I look forward to seeing what you make out of the fabric flower sacks :o)


Sharon said...

They are so cute! What a sweet friend you have!


Nadine said...

Sweet Sharon also picked some up for me too! I just love the bright beautiful colors of them! I am thinking of making some aprons with mine!
I so enjoy the friends that I have met through blogging - I am blessed indeed!


Michele said...

So thoughtful and what a sweet present! How wonderful the blessings of friendship!


lady m said...

How terrific to receive wonderful packages like that in the mail.

I think that aprons will be nice or bread sacks ;)


lady m

Miss Jen said...

What TREASURES!!! :)
Sharon is so sweet.

Love~ Miss Jen

Lori said...

Well how very sweet!!! The bags are just precious...I can't wait to see what you do with them. :) I love the idea of making clothespin bags! Post pictures of whatever you decide!!!

Sharon said...

Lady Farmer,

You have blessed me :)Enjoy and be sure to post pictures :)


TJ said...

I can find flour in cloth sacks at the mexican food store, but that's it. The sacks are very different from the old style ones, but they are still pretty.

hip chick said...

Oh how sweet.

Jennifer said...

Goodness - I'm not all crafty and especially when a sewing machine is involved...but I LOVE those fabrics - can't wait to see your "creations"! What a nice gift!

Marqueta said...

Dear Lady Farmer,

How nice to receive such a gift from another friend! I think all of the mentioned ideas would be lovely out of the sacks.



p.s. Did you see our post with the photo of the apron you sent? It's the one before the pow wow post.

Simply Heart And Home said...

What a delightful gift and friend. Those bags are so cute.

Your comment about the fairies made me smile. I've had a long day and your words gave my spirit a lift.


Vivianna said...

What a blessing to receive something unexpected.

I like the ideas of making an apron and/or bread sack.

Enjoy and thank you for sharing.


American Home said...

Sweet friends make this life so much easier. Thanks for sharing your story. It makes me want to be a better friend.

Roo and Wren's Mama said...

Aren't friends wonderful? Life would sure be dull without them. :)

Maybe your lovely floursacks would make cute plastic bag keepers/dispensers? (not the proper name probably, but maybe you know what I am talking about)
Whatever you make, I'm sure it will be darling!