Monthly Archives: February 2017

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My featured Merit Badge Awardee of the Week is … Denise Meister!!!

Denise Meister (Denisemgm, #1976) has received a certificate of achievement in Stitching & Crafting for earning a Beginner Level UFOs Merit Badge!

“Oh dear, I have a lot of UFOs (but not as many as I had a few years ago!). I’ve been diligently working at decreasing my UFOs, particularly with fabric and yarn.

I put several different projects in designated bags with the right supplies and patterns. I made a list that I can check off when I finish a project, and I try to spend some time every day working on a project (whether it’s bringing my knitting with me when I’m waiting for my kids or whether I dedicate an afternoon to getting something done).

Lists are always good, but here are my two major lessons:

1) Don’t buy supplies “just because”—only buy supplies needed to finish what you’ve already started. (Admittedly, this is sometimes hard advice to follow, but it also helps me not to get distracted in my favorite stores—especially when I tell my daughter not to let me get more stuff!)

2. If you’re not still in love with the project, it’s okay to pass on the supplies on to another person or to a thrift store. I find that when I finish UFOs that I’m not passionate about, it becomes a little bit of a waste of time because I won’t really use/cherish what I just spent all that time making. So I pass it on and focus on UFOs that I still really love!”

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Today’s Recipe: Pickled Rainbow Chard Stems

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GIVEAWAY: “Spring Fever, Lemon Sign”

Thank you for dropping by my Raising Jane Journal to participate in my giveaways! We’ve chosen a winner for this giveaway already (click here for details), but don’t be afraid to leave a comment anyway. I love reading them. And stay tuned for more great MaryJanesFarm giveaways.

For a chance to win this cute, rustic-look 12″ x 16″ wooden sign, share your favorite quote in the comments below. I’ll toss your name into a hat and draw a lucky winner sometime mid-April.

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You’ll find out how to grow lemon and lime trees indoors, as well as get lots of ideas for lemon-themed décor, in the Apr/May issue of MaryJanesFarm. 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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GIVEAWAY: “Spring Fever, Lemon Pillow Covers”

Thank you for dropping by my Raising Jane Journal to participate in my giveaways! We’ve chosen a winner for this giveaway already (click here for details), but don’t be afraid to leave a comment anyway. I love reading them. And stay tuned for more great MaryJanesFarm giveaways.

For a chance to win these gorgeous, MaryJanesFarm-made 18″ lemon tea-towel pillow covers, tell me about a time in your life that you made lemonade because life-had-given-you-lemons in the comments below. I’ll toss your name into a hat and draw a lucky winner sometime mid-April.

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You’ll find out how to grow lemon and lime trees indoors, as well as get lots of ideas for lemon-themed décor, in the Apr/May issue of MaryJanesFarm. 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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GIVEAWAY: “Spring Fever, Lemon Clock”

Thank you for dropping by my Raising Jane Journal to participate in my giveaways! We’ve chosen a winner for this giveaway already (click here for details), but don’t be afraid to leave a comment anyway. I love reading them. And stay tuned for more great MaryJanesFarm giveaways.

For a chance to win this beautiful botanical lemon clock, pretend you get to decorate an entire home by choosing a fruit or vegetable as its theme and then tell me what your chosen fruit or vegetable would be and why in the comments below. I’ll toss your name into a hat and draw a lucky winner sometime mid-April.

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You’ll find out how to grow lemon and lime trees indoors, as well as get lots of ideas for lemon-themed décor, in the Apr/May issue of MaryJanesFarm. 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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