Monthly Archives: August 2016

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Synchronicity

Flashback Monday! I ran across something from a few years ago and thought you might enjoy reading it again. I know I did. It’s such a magical story about synchronicity …

This just in from Carol Hill, my BFF, lead graphic designer, MaryJanesFarm magazine editor, fashionista, ukelele player, Northwest Best Laugh Contest winner …

Take it away, Carol!!!!

In our Aug/Sept 2010 issue, “Lay of the Land,” we published a story from Aimee Steiner, a MaryJanesFarm reader living—of all places—on a tiny, remote Pacific island named Rota. At the time, we were astounded that our magazine had reached such faraway places. But the story had just begun.

Not only did that article result in our readers sending over 10,000 books to rebuild Rota’s library that was lost in a typhoon (read that incredible story in our Dec/Jan 2012 issue, “Come All Ye”), but it also sparked another reader to call with this fascinating story …

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Hear Ye!

Welcome New Sisters! (click for current roster)

Merit Badge Awardees (click for latest awards)

My featured Merit Badge Awardee of the Week is … Cyrie Wilson!!!

Cyrie Wilson (Pixiedustdevil, #6941) has received a certificate of achievement in Stitching & Crafting for earning an Intermediate Level Aprons Merit Badge!

“I have made a couple of full aprons for myself already, and didn’t need more, so I made one by request for a neighbor who needed one. I went with her to help her pick fabric. One of her daughters was with us, and she was eyeing some fabric too, so I bought enough to make her and her sister little half aprons.

I measured the kids and their mother and made aprons for them. I used a pattern for the mother’s apron, but I made up a pattern for the kid’s aprons.

They were pleased with the finished aprons.”

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GIVEAWAY: “Farm to Girl, Stitchin’ Post”

For a chance to win a FREE sampling of Farm to Girl skin-care products, tell me what color of flower would look best tucked behind your ear in the comments below. (My choice would be a red lily, or maybe a yellow rose, or maybe a pink peony or …) I’ll toss your name into a hat and draw a lucky winner sometime mid-October.

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Today’s Recipe: Huckleberry Cheesecake Bars

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GIVEAWAY: “Jackson’s Honest, Stitchin’ Post”

For a chance to win a FREE sampling of our favorite chips, Jackson’s Honest, tell me about an inspiring company you support in the comments below. I’ll toss your name into a hat and draw a lucky winner sometime mid-October.

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GIVEAWAY: “Knit, Hook, and Spin, Stitchin’ Post”

For a chance to win a FREE copy of Knit, Hook, and Spin: A Kid’s Activity Guide to Fiber Arts and Crafts, by Laurie Carlson, tell me about your favorite kids’ project in the comments below. I’ll toss your name into a hat and draw a lucky winner sometime mid-October.

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