WINNER!!! Giveaway: “Art Quilts of the Midwest, Magic Happens”

The winner of my “Art Quilts of the Midwest, Magic Happens” giveaway is: Heidi Worthington, who said:

“My favorite quilters are my friend Angela and my friend Dixie. Several years ago, they started a quilting group at our church. At the time, I had never sewn on a machine before. Angela convinced my to try quilting. I was very skeptical. I completed my first quilt in about 5 months. Angela assured our group of beginning sewers it would be easy. It was an Irish chain. I designed the next quilt that I made with both Angela’s and Dixie’s help. The Upper Room Quilters still get together every week in Dixie’s sewing studio.”

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And the original post for the GIVEAWAY was (thank you to the 27 women who shared their favorite quilt story!):

In the Dec/Jan issue of MaryJanesFarm, “Magic Happens” (on newsstands Nov. 10), I led you here to my daily journal for a chance to win the book Art Quilts of the Midwest, by Linzee Kull McCray.

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The 20 artists featured in this beautifully illustrated book have created a community of original art forms that bring new life to an old tradition. For a chance to win the book, tell me about your favorite quilt or quilter in the comments below by Dec. 1. I’ll toss your name into a hat and draw a lucky winner the second week of December. Stay tuned for more magazine-related giveaways!

If you’re not yet a subscriber to my magazine, MaryJanesFarm, subscribe here for $19.95/year.

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WINNER!!! Giveaway: “Canteen Wall Vase, Magic Happens”

The winner of my “Canteen Wall Vase, Magic Happens” giveaway is: Toni Fenton, who said:

“I wasn’t even shopping, and happened to glance up and saw a vintage glass measuring cup with a beater contraption inside. The beater has a wood-type knob “holder,” and beneath the wood knob handle to turn the beaters inside the bowl is a metal cover that sits atop the glass measuring cup. The glass is an 8-cup measure. I had to buy this. When my grandchildren visit every other weekend, Saturday is our “egg” breakfast day, and my 4-year-old granddaughter goes after the glass measuring cup with beaters and she beats the eggs for our scrambles. On Sunday, my 7-year-old grandson uses it to help make the batter for our waffles. This beautiful piece, which I’m sure was not given away, but saved, has found its way into my home, and is creating cherished memories for our next generation.”

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And the original post for the GIVEAWAY was (thank you to the 24 women who shared their favorite vintage finds!):

In the Dec/Jan issue of MaryJanesFarm, “Magic Happens” (on newsstands Nov. 10), I led you here to my daily journal for a chance to win my canteen wall vase shown on p. 59.

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In my article, “Holiday Décor from Vintage Finds,” I gave you ideas for creating unique décor using secondhand-store bargains. For a chance to win my canteen wall vase, tell me about your favorite vintage find in the comments below by Dec. 1. I’ll toss your name into a hat and draw a lucky winner the second week of December. Stay tuned for more magazine-related giveaways!

If you’re not yet a subscriber to my magazine, MaryJanesFarm, subscribe here for $19.95/year.

WINNER!!! Giveaway: “Lost Ocean, Magic Happens”

The winner of my “Lost Ocean, Magic Happens” giveaway is: A.Rose, who said:

“Winter is my time to cozy into my heavy homemade blankets and closer to my husband and children! My favorite pastime is crocheting, catching up on cross-stitching, and sharing hot chocolate that we made on our wood cookstove with my family.”

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And the original post for the GIVEAWAY was (thank you to the 111 women who shared their favorite winter pastimes!):

In the Dec/Jan issue of MaryJanesFarm, “Magic Happens” (on newsstands Nov. 10), I led you here to my daily journal for a chance to win the beautiful coloring book, Lost Ocean: An Inky Adventure & Coloring Book, that appears on the back cover.

Written and illustrated by Johanna Basford, creator of Secret Garden and Enchanted Forest, Lost Ocean invites kids and adults alike to discover an enchanting underwater world hidden in the depths of the sea. Through intricate pen and ink illustrations to complete, color, and embellish, readers will meet shoals of exotic fish, curious octopuses, and delicately penned seahorses; visit coral reefs and barnacle-studded shipwrecks; and discover intricate shells and pirate treasure.

For a chance to win Johanna’s book, tell me what your favorite indoor winter pastime is in the comments below by Dec. 1. I’ll toss your name into a hat and draw a lucky winner the second week of December. Stay tuned for more magazine-related giveaways!

If you’re not yet a subscriber to my magazine, MaryJanesFarm, subscribe here for $19.95/year.

WINNER!!! Giveaway: “Girl Ran Away, Magic Happens”

The winner of my “Girl Ran Away, Magic Happens” giveaway is: Susie Maass, who said:

“My favorite farmgirl artisan is my mom. She grew up on a farm in Washington State and learned to can, sew, cook, and bake from her mother. She made most of our clothes, which I didn’t truly appreciate until I was in high school and found that my mom could recreate just about any piece of clothing I wanted and make it uniquely mine, rather than something that came off a rack! She cut out recipes from the newspaper and magazines and came up with creative meals for our family, even when times were hard. She made loaves of bread and pans of cinnamon rolls every week, and even though I envied my classmates’ sandwiches made with Wonder Bread, I knew that mine were made with love, which made them oh-so-much better.”

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And the original post for the GIVEAWAY was (thank you to the 37 women who shared their favorite farmgirl artisans!):

In the Dec/Jan issue of MaryJanesFarm, “Magic Happens” (on newsstands Nov. 10), I led you here to my daily journal for a chance to win a beautiful spoon-handle pendant from Erin Thormosdgard’s jewelry business, Girl Ran Away with the Spoon.

Girl Ran Away with the Spoon creates handcrafted artisan jewelry and gifts in the heart of historic downtown Miles City, Montana. For a chance to win one of Erin’s spoon-handle pendants, tell me about your favorite farmgirl artisan in the comments below by Dec. 1. I’ll toss your name into a hat and draw a lucky winner the second week of December. Stay tuned for more magazine-related giveaways!

If you’re not yet a subscriber to my magazine, MaryJanesFarm, subscribe here for $19.95/year.

WINNER!!! Giveaway: “Welcoming Winter’s Birds, Magic Happens”

The winner of my “Welcoming Winter’s Birds, Magic Happens” giveaway is: Jacqui, who said:

“I have enjoyed watching birds all my life, but even more so the past two years. My grandson, Ethan, loves to sit outside on my back porch and listen to the birds in the yard. He calls the Cardinals “Red” when he hears them. He points in the direction of their calls from one side of the yard to the other. He is also fascinated with a Red-tail Hawk that frequents a neighbor’s yard and flies around mine.”

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And the original post for the GIVEAWAY was (thank you to the 51 women who shared their backyard bird sightings!):

In the Dec/Jan issue of MaryJanesFarm, “Magic Happens” (on newsstands Nov. 10), I led you here to my daily journal for a chance to win a 10-pack of organic, vegetarian suet to help welcome winter’s birds into your back yard.

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If you’ve ever paused beside a window in wintertime, warm coffee cup in hand, and watched a sprightly flock of songbirds flitting among the branches of your back yard, you’ve been blessed. For a chance to win a 10-pack of assorted organic, vegetarian suet to welcome them (from the aptly named company, Birds Don’t Eat Cows), tell me about the winter birds in your area in the comments below by Dec. 1. I’ll toss your name into a hat and draw a lucky winner the second week of December. Stay tuned for more magazine-related giveaways!

If you’re not yet a subscriber to my magazine, MaryJanesFarm, subscribe here for $19.95/year.

Farmgirl gifts

If you’re on the lookout for last-minute farmgirl gifts, try my favorite farmgirl general store, Lehman’s. Lehman’s is located in the heart of Ohio Amish country, and specializes in “simple products for a simpler life.”

You’ll find everything from the original “sock monkey” socks (every kid loves a sock monkey, and each pair comes with instructions for making your own):

to old-fashioned calendar towels:

to these ultra-cute Mason-jar light covers:

to this beautiful Amish-made paper-towel holder:

to Lehman’s exclusive Shortbread:

and an exclusive book of household tips from founder Jay Lehman’s daughter, Glenda.

Visit Lehman’s online hitching post for more great farmgirl gifts and hard-to-find household helpers from yesteryear.

 

GIVEAWAY: “Milk Cow Kitchen, Hearts a-Flutter”

WINNER SELECTED, 2/15/16
And our winner is … Nikki Hurlbut (see winner’s post here).

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For a chance to win a free copy of my Milk Cow Kitchen book, tell me the name of your milk cow (even if it’s still only a fantasy) in the comments below. I’ll toss your name into a hat and draw a lucky winner sometime mid-February.

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My book gives you how-to details for keeping a pet milk cow on your suburban half acre, a backyard lot in town … or at least, it’ll help fuel your fantasy of a someday cow grazing outside your kitchen window. Milk cow fantasy aside, my book is chock full of recipes using dairy—75 to be exact—along with 15 step-by-step cheese-making recipes.

Stay tuned for more magazine-related giveaways. If you’re not yet a subscriber to my magazine, MaryJanesFarm, subscribe here for $19.95/year.

GIVEAWAY: “Do Unto Animals, Hearts a-Flutter”

WINNER SELECTED, 2/15/16
And our winner is … Denise (see winner’s post here).

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For a chance to win a free copy of the book Do Unto Animals by Tracey Stewart, tell me about your favorite pet animal (real or imaginary) in the comments below. I’ll toss your name into a hat and draw a lucky winner sometime mid-February.

You’ll find out more about Tracey’s book in the Feb/Mar issue of MaryJanesFarm, along with a step-by-step project. Part practical guide, part memoir, and part testament to the power of giving back, Do Unto Animals includes 300 charming illustrations by artist Lisel Ashlock, tons of facts and advice about both domesticated and wild animals, and lots of homemade projects.

Stay tuned for more magazine-related giveaways. If you’re not yet a subscriber to my magazine, MaryJanesFarm, subscribe here for $19.95/year.

GIVEAWAY: “Annie Sloan, Hearts a-Flutter”

WINNERS SELECTED, 2/15/16
And our TWO winners are … Jona Newcomb and Carrie (see winners’ post here).

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For a chance to win a free copy of Annie Sloan’s Chalk Paint Workbook, tell me what your favorite color of lipstick is and at what age you think you first painted your lips in the comments below. I’ll toss your name into a hat and draw a lucky winner sometime mid-February.

In the Feb/Mar issue of MaryJanesFarm, you’ll learn all about the girl genius behind Annie Sloan Chalk Paint®, and even find Annie’s step-by-step instructions for painting a faux frame on your wall. In her newest book, Annie gives you a creative workbook full of personal decorating hints and tips for all your color and design ideas—a place to paint and sketch, stick and collect, write and reflect.

Stay tuned for more magazine-related giveaways. If you’re not yet a subscriber to my magazine, MaryJanesFarm, subscribe here for $19.95/year.