Wednesday, March 3, 2010


I am the happy recipient of three giveaways over the past several weeks.
Actually, I only won one of the giveaways ~ the other two were just
blessings from these generous ladies!
Camille, a dedicated homeschooling mama, gifted me
and several other ladies with a subscription
to 'Answers' magazine for 1 year! Can you believe that?
My 5 year old grand~daughter saw it on my coffee table
and was fascinated by the cover.
"Grandma! Look at that dinosaur's bones and big teeth!"
I guess I know who will get the magazine when I am through reading it!
Thank you, Camille! I love good magazines!
I only recently came across Sharyn Sowell's blog. She is a fellow
Washingtonian and has been featured in Victoria Magazine
for her delightful hand cut paper designs. She also designs fabric and
these letterpress print cards which are printed on her antique press
which she has named 'Alice'.
You must go visit her and read her story about how she started with paper cutting.
And soon she will tell us all about Alice!
Thank you, Sharyn! I am going to frame several
of these little works of art!

Sandi at Wayside Treasures sent me the most joyous
Valentine package full of sweet things to



Sandi is a sweetheart who enjoys so many of the same things I do ~
antiques, crafting, and grand babies!
She made this gorgeous heart and the delicious roses adorning it!
Please go visit her and check out all the lovely things she creates!
(If you all are wondering where the chocolate went ~ Gentleman Farmer
and I shared them after dinner one night! ;~P)
Thank you Camille, Sharyn and Sandi!
I love each and every gift!
"Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning."
James 1:17


Beautiful pear tree lane said...

CONGRATULATIONS ! What wonderful gifts, and this scripture is perfect, also is one of my favorites. I will visit theses ladies and their blogs.
I love your blog design.
Thank you for visiting and for always leaving me such encouraging words.

Anonymous said...

Oh my joyous for you dear friend!

I especially like the "be mine" necklace :)

You have been blessed dear friend,


Nadine said...

What wonderful blessings from such sweet ladies!
I too was blessed by Camille - my son just loves the magazine!


The Watts Family said...

Wow that is wonderful look at all that lovely and fantastic stuff!! Enjoy all your new treasures! How sweet to be appreciated and loved by blogging friends ~Blessings Love Heather

The B's said...

What a blessed girl you are! =) Lovely gifts from lovely friends...♥


Marqueta said...

Dear Lady Farmer,

Such treasures! You are right to put that scripture; everything is a gift from Him, isn't it? Especially friends that are so generous and sweet~I have never heard of that magazine, but I'll have to add it to my list :).



Sharyn Sowell said...

Hello, and you are most welcome! My press and scissors are always busy designing products and it's fun to share the goodness.
Your header reminds me of Tasha Tudor, whose work I adore! I think of her when feeding my chickens, and wish I had the beautiful garden she kept.
Happy spring, blogging friend! It's lovelier than ever this year because of being so early and joyfully welcomed.


Anonymous said...


It's lovely to hear from you. WOW is all I could say about your wonderful mail days. Do you mind me borrowing your mailman for a few days? Maybe he would bring me something nice too... :)

I love the Answers magazines!

Sandi said...

You are so sweet to post the goodies I sent you! I am so glad that you enjoyed them!!

Camille said...

You are so welcome...may the Lord use it to be a blessing! :)

Have a lovely weekend!
In His Love,

Annesphamily said...

I see why you are so loved! You have such a beautiful blog. I thought I was following you and I am not sure what happened. I was visiting Linda at Prairie Flower Farm & decided to hop over. Blessings to you!

Simply Heart And Home said...

You are blessed! All your treasures are so pretty.