WINNER!!!! Giveaway: Sweater Shawl

Thanks to all those who did the “like” thing on the MaryJanesFarm Facebook page!

Before I tell you who won, have you heard the one about the cop and the knitting driver?

A cop was patrolling the beltway and saw a minivan driving somewhat erratically, so he flashed his lights. The van didn’t pull over, so he drove up beside it and motioned to the driver for her to pull over. He saw what the problem was; she was knitting! He motioned again, so she rolled down the window. He yelled out his window, “Pull over!” She yelled back, “No, cardigan!”

Hope you didn’t “cast-off” that joke as t-o-o corny. Now, onto our winner.

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  1. Hello, Liked (LOVED) your Facebook page!

  2. Terry Steinmetz says:

    I went to MJF facebook page & I did the “like it thing”. But I really like the shawl. I like the color and normally I’m a “blue color” person.

  3. I “like” you, I really do! So many fabulous ideas. The shawl is marvelous. Even though I knit, I’d be thrilled to receive the finished product. Love the color also.

  4. Jenny Williams says:

    I went on facebook and did the like for the shawl. I really LOVE everything about it. With the weather we are having right now it would not only be good for airplane trips, but everyday around the house as well.

  5. Kimberly Busby says:

    I “liked” the FB page. How did I not know about that page? Looking forward to staying in touch. Love the shawl! Thanks for the chance to win!!

  6. Laurie Dimino says:

    Well, I love you and love the shawl, but I don’t “do” facebook” so I could not hop over there and like you.
    I sure could put this shawl to good use, as I will be traveling by plane, all the way from New York to Arizona, in March to meet up with our very own CJ, for some Arizona glamping fun!Definately looking forward to the adventure- and wouldnt it be so nice to do it in style sporting this beautiful shawl!
    So if you can throw my name in your cowgirl hat, great, but if not I understand.

  7. Cathy R says:

    What a lovely shaw! Can we enter here without doing the facebook thing? I really like your blog and everything MaryJane! Thanks for your generosity! Cathy in Orofino

  8. Winnie Nielsen says:

    I love this great shawl and it is easy enough for me to knit!! Can you please clarify this detail? On row 2 of the buttonhole rows, do you mean knit 43 and then increase 5 stitches before finishing the row? Then do you repeat these button rows at 13 inches and 17 inches? Also. Did you start with chunky thick yarn or just regular yarn? I am wondering if I start with chunky yarn there will not be a need to knit two Strands at once?

    I love your color chosen and the look is both chic and so fun!! Thanks for sharing.

    • MaryJane says:

      Oh boy, we worked on this several years ago and so I can’t handily answer your question this morning but I thought, at the time, thata our directions were correct. We never got any feedback otherwise. Any knitters out there able to answer her question this morning????? We used regular yarn. Let us know how chunky yarn turns out. The two strands keeps regular yarn from curling on the edges. Depending on the chunky yarn you have, make a Barbie doll version and see if it curls:)

  9. Tammy Bradshaw says:

    Done and Done. Wish I could handle something like this – I am better with a sewing machine, but I did learn to make dish rags thanks to your book 🙂

  10. Mitchie Lindgren says:

    Have been your FB page fan for awhile now, and love to see your posts every day. LOVE this shawl idea. Only wish it hasn’t been 50 years since I’ve knitted anything! HA!

  11. Cheryl Ann Shipley says:

    This is a great idea for traveling and does not take up much roon either…. like the color you made it in…. Been getting your emails for over a year now. Loads of good ideas..thanks!

  12. Dolly Sarrio says:

    Meg, I have already liked the Facebook page and love it..I love your knitted shawl and would love to be entered to win it! Love the color too..I can not knit and in fact think I have a mental block as far as knitting goes….Thanks for that opportunity!

  13. Paula Boyea says:

    What a great idea! Air travel is part of our life in Alaska and I can certainly see this would be a great addition to my travel garment!

  14. Paula Brown says:

    Did the Facebook thingy, was already following you so I shared you.
    Love Love Love the sweater/shawl. I am a collector of sweaters/shawls and this one is really nice. Alas I cannot knit so I need to win one. (-;

  15. Barbara Grace says:

    Hi Megan!

    Love the shawl! Please enter me in the drawing.

    I did the “like” thing on FB a while back….my FB name is Gracie Grace.
    Love your all your media products and looking forward to trying some recipes and ordering a couple of “Outpost” meals to try on my first FGoL”Glamping” trip in May. Thanks to all at MJF for creating such an inspiring product line. Grace

  16. Esther Landsverk says:

    I saw this on Facebook and came on over. This is a cute shawl!

  17. Terri Dingman says:

    I have always “liked” you…..LOL

  18. Frances Fowler says:

    I did “the like” thing a long time ago 🙂

  19. Kim Fusco says:

    I have liked your facebook page and made a comment. I’m glad to have found you!

  20. Christina says:

    I liked your Facebook page long ago. Left a comment under the giveaway picture. I love MaryJane stuff. This it’s cute, to bad I don’t knit, but crocheting is my thing. Thanks for all the great things you share MaryJane!

  21. Vivian V says:

    I ‘liked’ the post and love the shawl. I am not a knitter at all but would love to have the shawl – it’s in my favorite color 🙂

  22. Patty says:

    I did the facebook thingy! I love the shawl and love the page!

  23. Christine Veert says:

    I would love to win this beautiful shawl. Thirty some years ago, I knit something similar for my Grandmother, who we called Nana. She was in a Seniors Residence and was always cold. She loved it and she wore the shawl everyday until she passed away at ninety five. Seeing the shawl brought back a lot of memories of a little girl of ten knitting for my Nana.

  24. Laurice Cox says:

    I hit “like” a long time ago on your Facebook page! I do love all things Mary Jane! I love the shawl, too! Not sure if you will enter me because I can’t hit like twice! My best to you all!

  25. Lynne says:

    Love the shawl sweater . . . I have been looking for a winter knit project. This might be it! Would be fun to win this one too . . .

  26. Sara Laughlin says:

    Entered to win! Love this for it’s warm cozy color, big chunky button and easy temperature regulation 😀

  27. Deb Stoller says:

    I liked the mjfarm page ages ago, but have left my comments, because I <3 the shawl! Wish I had time to learn to knit! Farmgirl Hugs, deb

  28. Jacqui Stuart says:

    I love all things Mary Jane!!! I “liked” you on facebook some time ago & look forward to your postings on Facebook & in my email account. I have read your magazine since the first issue. The shawl is lovely!!!

  29. Cheri Richards says:

    I hopped over to Facebook and did the like thing but I really love your magazine,blog and the sweater shawl. I am very crafty but somehow knitting is not my forte so would love to win the shawl.

  30. Debbie Fischer says:

    Liked it on Face Book. It is a beautiful shawl and I love the color. Would love to win this as it looks so soft and warm. Thank you again Mary Jane for another wonderful give away.

  31. Turtle says:

    tag me!

    would love to have something knit by someone else to enjoy!

  32. Alesia Richburg says:

    Facebook liked done, I just came across your blog page love it thank you for sharing with us. Love the sweater great color too!! I’m trying to learn this knitting thing.

  33. Krystle Townsend says:

    I’ve already liked the Facebook page (more like I LOVE it!). I also commented on the post of the shawl on the page and now I’m commenting too. Knitting is the next thing on my list of things to learn. Actually learning to knit is on my list this weekend!

  34. Heather Burke says:

    I have “liked” the facebook page previously and left a post. I would love to win this warm shawl.

  35. Louise Daigle says:

    Liked MJF on facebook, Huge Fan! Please enter me to win this awesome shawl 😀

  36. Karla Reinhart says:

    I love this shawl, I followed the steps. What really makes me love this is you mention being on an airplane, well for my job I travel often 3-4 times a month, so am on airplanes a lot and yes they are chilly. This would be such a fun addition for my trips.

  37. FJ Wilson says:

    I did the like thing on your FB page, I love the pics and your magazine.

  38. FJ Wilson says:

    Love your pics on FB and your magazine.

  39. Traci Hacker says:

    I already “like” your fb page… and I truly love it as well! It is always a nice pick me up in an extremely busy day at work!

  40. Christina says:

    Congratulations Mitchie!

  41. Martha Lott says:

    I am not on fb, but would love to have the shawl. I am a knitter, so will try the pattern. Hope I am not too late to enter the “shawl draw”. I would love to get your email ideas also.

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Giveaway: Glamper’s Calendar

Glamper calendars? Check.

Helping victims of Hurricane Sandy? Check. (If I recall correctly, more than $1,000 was raised.)

Giving away extra calendar. Check.

Loving the nature of a helping hand. Priceless.

I first heard about the Glamper’s Calendar from Kelle Arvay, Farmgirl Sister #4447, of Little Vintage Trailer. You may remember Kelle streaming in during my mother’s visit to the Hallmark Home & Family show last year. (Here is the video.) Kelle added her efforts to promote the calendar last November to help those that were caught in the wake of Hurricane Sandy. Her picture (below) is one of the photos for the month of April. Va-voom, lady!

Unfortunately, the date to purchase the calendar has passed. However, lucky for one of you, we have an extra calendar to give away so you won’t have to miss all the lovely contributors and their vacations-on-wheels. Glamper chic!

To be entered to win, e-mail us a picture of your version of glamping to We’ll post some pics and from there we’ll pick a winner to receive the calendar.

  1. Laurie Dimino says:

    I just sent you an email of my glamping tent! You have truly inspiried me to do things that make life FUN! I belong to a bingo group, and in June I am hosting at my house and the theme is “glamping”. Its sure to be a hoot, and I cant wait to show others, how much fun glamping is!

  2. CJ Armstrong says:

    Dear Mary Jane,
    Just emailed one of my very favorite “glamping” photos . . . doing it in style with my daughter, my best friend, my glamping partner.
    Looking forward to more and more!

  3. paulette VanTress says:

    Got me a1966 kit last fall so waiting for spring get back to working on it. Love all the books I have found to help me on the way

  4. This is such a fun site. Paulette Van Tress, I have a 15′ 1965 Kit Companion named Thelma Lou! I have 3 trailers that I am loving back to life. A 1963 Aristorcat LoLiner 13′ I call Roxy, and an 8′ 1969 Fireball named Lucille.
    I love following the excursions of other vintage gals, and inspiring others to do more than dream…but LIVE the dream.

  5. I tried to send a photo,,, but for some reason my computer is kickuping.. I will try again using the cut-paste method.
    Wish me luck!

  6. Wahoo! I think I did it… sent a photo…
    Happy Trails!

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  1. Winnie Nielsen says:

    I am so loving these snowy photos from your farm. It feels like how January really looks; all blanketed in white so that the earth gets a proper rest. With our sudden burst of above normal temps, we are seeing all of the flowering trees and azaleas move to blooming. It is about 4 weeks too early! If spring comes in January, will summer be here by April???

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Great Find (& not a Giveaway)

Molly, one of my graphic designers, SCORED big time. This purse, her satchel, cost her only $30 in a secondhand store in Portland over Christmas break. Good FIND, Molly. Covet. Love it.


  1. Katy says:

    What a great find! Love it! 🙂

  2. Ellen says:

    What a beautiful bag! I love the toolworking on it. Treasure-hunting is the best and a great way to recycle.

  3. Winnie Nielsen says:

    Fabulous find for the amazing price!

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WINNER! Giveaway: Glamping Fabric Apron

How was your holiday? We had a spectacular time communing with friends and family. Coconut macaroons = devoured. Now that we are all back to work—it’s time to pick the winner of the apron giveaway! Thanks to all who entered and became new fans of the International Glamping Weekend FB page.

The glamping apron, above, was made by our very own Project F.A.R.M. (First-class American Rural Made) Elaine Forster of “Fit to be Tied Aprons.” The lady who wins this is a lucky duck.

And the winner of the eye-catching cooking companion is ...

S Rachel H Perry

She said:

“For sure “Liked” it … me and my gals have our Glamping Weeks planned for the summer in the hills of Tennessee. Can’t wait! I wear my aprons daily especially when packing up for camping and setting up when I get there.”

Thanks to all who entered. And Rachel, keep your eyes on your inbox for an incoming email shortly.

  1. Adorable fabric and apron!

  2. Kat Tylee says:

    Yep, I “liked” it. What a cute apron. I don’t have my own trailer but I can always glamp in a tent or the back yard. 🙂

  3. I not only “like” the International Glamping Facebook page, I LOVE it!!

  4. Oooh, the Giveaway Glamping Fabric Apron is great. It is a very pretty Glamping Apron and the fabric is adorable!

  5. P.S. I have been a fan of the International Glamping Facebook page for several months…love it!

  6. Nan says:

    I liked the FB glamping page. It is a nice page. BUt what is the fan page I leave a comment on? Is that different from the FB page? I do like this apron.

  7. Vivian Varela says:

    Just “liked” the FB site, oh how I wish I could attend the glamping weekend 🙁

  8. Cheryl Chance says:

    I “Liked” the FB International Glamping Weekend page–thanks for the opportunity to enter the apron contest. 😉

  9. Tanya says:

    done! 🙂

  10. Judy Cook says:

    I “Liked” the FB International glamping page!! Would love to win the apron!! BTW, I love your mag and your blog!! So inspiring and lovely!! Thanks!!

  11. Kendra P. Chubbuck says:

    Loved the Glamping Page! Happy Holidays to Everyone! Peace and Joy to All! The apron is awesome!

  12. Laurie Dimino says:

    I LOVE the apron, but alas, do not have a facebook account. Would love to still be entered in the giveaway, but totally understand if I cant be.
    Merry Christmas to all!

  13. missy says:

    I did indeed :LIKE” it. If possible I would have “LOVE” it. 🙂

  14. Tami says:

    Done! Awesome apron and fun idea for a late Christmas.

  15. HeatherB says:

    I just spent the entire afternoon with a cup of tea and “Glamping with Mary Jane.” I love it! I liked the Facebook page and I love the book!

  16. Kelly says:

    I love the apron and would love to go glamping one of these days. Love all the super fabric used in the apron designed.

  17. Sandy Monk says:

    Love the glamping site and the apron. I have my eye on some of the new fabric when it comes out in March. I just need a glamper. I could lie out under the stars wearing the glamping apron.

  18. Terrie R. says:

    I’m already a fan of the International Glamping Weekend facebook page, and a huge fan of your glamping fabric. What a great way to show off the fabric but in a cute apron. Love it! {{crossing my fingers}}

  19. Heather Burke says:

    I just love the new fabric! The apron is oh sooooo cute! I’m thinking I may have to do a redo on the interior of my 68 Security Traveler travel trailer. “liked” the glamping page.

  20. Karla Reinhart says:

    I liked it what a fun site. This would be so cute for me to wear in our trailer on our glamping adventures.

  21. Christina says:

    I love all the MaryJane stuff. Love the apron. Glad to see there is a Glamping page on Facebook. Just liked it. Thanks so much for all the awesome magazines with all the wonderful ideas!

  22. Jerri Peterson says:

    Yes, I did like it. I really love it. I make some of my aprons but, I would love to wear this one. I love my Mary Janes Farm magazines.

  23. Terry Steinmetz says:

    Loved the website. And I love the apron. Count me in on the give away, please.

  24. Debbie Fischer says:

    I went to the facebook page and like it on the site. Great website by the way. I would love to win the apron so please add my name to your hat!

  25. Cathy R says:

    I “liked” it! What an adorable apron! Thanks for your generosity!
    Happy New Year, Cathy

  26. Mary Beth Schwarz says:

    I Liked the Int Glamping Weekend Facebook page and love the apron. Thanks for the give away! MB

  27. Eileen Stone says:

    The new fabrics are gorgeously inspiring! I wouldn’t mind having that cute apron to wear while baking!

  28. shelley Travis says:

    I love the apron and “like/love” the page. Thanks for a chance to win 🙂

  29. Linsey says:

    Cute!!! I just liked the Glamping on FB.

  30. Amy Clark says:

    I “liked” it, and I love it! <3

  31. Billie Jo Moffett says:

    I liked the International Glamping Weekend Facebook page. Love the page and all it’s information, especially the pictures. The apron is wonderful. I wear them a lot and would love to add this one to my “collection”.

  32. Brandy says:

    Fabulous apron! I liked the FB page.

  33. Elizabeth Colvin says:

    Oh my this is so stinkin’ adorable! Love the ruffled bottom! YES I LIKED your International Glamping fb page!

  34. S Rachel H Perry says:

    For sure Liked it…me and my gals have our Glamping Weeks planned for the summer in the hills of Tennessee. Can’t wait! I wear my aprons daily especially when packing up for camping and setting up when I get there.

  35. Amanda DeLong says:

    I “liked” it. Can’t wait to see all of the posts 😉

  36. Dara Bell says:

    Liked it ! And I love that apron!

  37. Denise Stevens says:

    I LOVE this apron!! I liked the International Glamping fb page………and I REALLY like all the pictures of the campers and the whole ‘Glamping’ thing!! 🙂 Looking forward to discovering more on your pages and website!! 🙂

  38. Denise Stevens says:

    I LOVE this apron!! I liked the International Glamping fb page….. Looking forward to discovering more on your pages and website!! 🙂

  39. Lisa Holderman says:

    I “liked” it and I “love” it. Wish I could join ya!

  40. Bev Kraker says:

    Just “liked” the International Glamping Weekend Facebook page. Love the vintage aprons!

  41. Jennifer A says:

    Thank you for giveaway…its an adorable apron!!
    Yes I liked your glamping page…cute glampers too!!!!

  42. Marie Clarke says:

    Love the apron I hope it looks as good on me as it does on Meg! I liked the Glamping page on FB! I’m ready to win haha! 🙂

  43. April says:

    I already liked it…and I already live your new fabric line! Can’t wait to get that fabric! I was dreaming of glamping last night!!!!

  44. Raynita says:

    Love the apron! Oh, and I *liked* it for a long time 😉

  45. Linda Lepage says:

    Yes! I liked it!! And I love the fabric. We have a travel trailer and love Glamping!!

  46. Janet Doran says:

    I liked it and am going back to read it now. Love the new fabric, and really love the apron!!!!!

  47. Sara says:

    “Liked” and love the apron!

  48. Diane Jones says:

    I “liked” it, I “liked” it. Pick me!! Pick me!! Thanks and happy glamping!!

  49. Kathy Woodington says:

    I “liked” and I love the apron:) Great idea!

  50. Cheryl Shipley says:

    I love Mary Jane’s Farm, Glamping, and aprons. I have a collection of them and would love to add this one to it 🙂

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