WiNNeR!!!! Chenille Bedspread GIVEAWAY

Speaking of flowers, for this awesome flowery GIVEAWAY, we didn’t really use a hat to hold the names, and guess whose meant-to-be name came leaping from the jar?


Terry Steinmetz!!!!!

Terry said on April 10, 2014:

“Looks like you girls had F-U-N in NYC! Central Park was a wonderful place to visit & walk. My favorite piece of material is my first quilt that I made in my first quilting class. It is proudly displayed above my fireplace.”

Congratulations Terry! Watch for an email from the farm so my sis and I can send you a bedroom full of colorful chenille flowers.


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  1. Julie Knapp says:

    My favorite fabric in my home is a white chenile bedspread that I found at a garage sale several years ago for 3 dollars. It was owned by a lady, who I believe also loved vintage fabrics as I do. I only put it on my bed in the summer time as the fabric has become so thin, and the knots and tassles along the edges are fragile. I love it because it reminds me of my grandmother and summer time.

  2. Mary Jo Boyd says:

    Sure looks you gals are having a wonderful time. My favorite piece of fabric in my house is my laundry room curtains I made two years ago. They are adorable!!!

  3. Jocelyn says:

    I have a scrap quilt that my 86-year old mother made for me using many of the fabrics from clothing that my sisters and I wore. I love feeling the fuzzy red velour and the aqua double knit. Love those chenille bedspreads.

  4. Winnie Nielsen says:

    What a fun trip it looks like everyone had in New York! But then, it is hard not to love the Big Apple with so much to see and do. I must say those ice cream sundaes look absolutely fantastic! A total meal for sure.

    Let’s see, my favorite piece of fabric in my home would be a small quilt that was hand pieced and hand stitched by my Aunt Ellen some 60 or 70 years ago. It is a small quilt that would be just big enough to pull up and snuggle under for a nap. I have it draped over a door of an old wooden cabinet in our family room so that Aunt Ellen is with me everyday! The new chenille bedspread is stunning in the photo. Wow, the colors!!

  5. shawna m says:

    My favorite fabric in the house is the throw blanket on the couch that I cuddle up with when the weather is cold.

  6. kelli says:

    I have my blanket that was on my bed when I was a child. It is pink and soft. I miss the old blankets that were soft. Now my kitty also loves it! Another favorite is my Mary Jane Organic sheets. They are so wonderful to sleep on!

  7. Deborah McKissic says:

    Looks like a wonderful time to be had by all in NY! What a beautiful bedspread! It reminds me of my favorite afghan…crocheted with left over yarns by my grandmother…lilacs, yellows, pinks, oranges, greens…she called it “grandmothers garden” afghan…it is at least 37 years old now..I have taken pictures of my grandkids when they were born..laying on it in my colorful behind them..I never learned to crochet from my grandmother but we shared the joy of gardening together and the plants she shared with me still grace my gardens…

  8. Terry Steinmetz says:

    Looks like you girls had F-U-N in NYC! Central Park was a wonderful place to visit & walk. My favorite piece of material is my first quilt that I made in my first quilting class. It is proudly displayed above my fireplace.

  9. Cathy R says:

    What a FUN trip! I have several vintage pieces that my Mom and Grandmother made that are very dear to me. Right now my favorite would be the quilt Mom made with several of her cross-stitch designs that we are using on our bed. Love the chenille bedspread! Thanks for your generosity! Spring blessings to all of you! Cathy

  10. CJ Armstrong says:

    What a fun trip! Thanks for sharing it all!
    My favorite fabric is a farm animal print on my “Certified Farmgirl” Apron. It has horses, chickens, cows and sheep!
    Thanks for the opportunity!

  11. Connie-Killarney says:

    Nothing gets all 5 senses going at once! like NYC! I have been there several times! The food, the Lights, The people! Broadway!

    My” Favorite Fabric” is my Quilt, that my Granny hand sewed every stitch! Nothing is softer or warmer! When I get so tired and weary of the world, I get a cup of tea and wrap up in my Granny’s quilt and it is a peace that there no words for!

  12. Gail McGeough says:

    What a wonderful trip you had! Thank you so much for sharing about it! My favorite piece of fabric is a blanket, too! It is a crazy quilt made by my Grandma with scraps from all the dresses she made my mom and 4 aunts. It was a wedding gift from almost 31 years ago.

  13. karen england, farmgirl #89 says:

    Gosh, this stirred my memory; I had a chenille bedspread as a kid. It was a daisy like pattern of white chenille on baby blue fabric and when I would nap on top of my bed I would have a daisy like pattern embossed on my skin upon waking…

  14. My favorite fabric in our house is German Flannel of our sheet sets.

  15. manda says:

    My pillowcase. Soft. 🙂

  16. Karlyne says:

    My grandmother made me a small blanket backed in yellow flowered flannel. She worked the pieces, made of old sweaters and skirts, in adorable embroidery stitches. I keep it at the foot of my bed, cuz it’s warm and fuzzy, just like my memories of her!

  17. Sherrie Cremeans says:

    My favorite fabric is my old 1980’s Laura Ashley old country roses curtains in my sun room. They are so cheery and I love them. I had some and have search ebay to get enough for 7 windows. I love things that look soft and feminine.

  18. Judy Nance says:

    My favorite fabric is french terry cloth. I have a little baby blue zip jacket made from it that I love to snuggle up in.

  19. judy craig says:

    My favorite piece of fabric is a handkerchief my Mom made .

  20. Aimee Colby says:

    My favorite piece of fabric? More like pieces. When I was in high school, my grandma made several quilts-one for each grandkid. I can count the squares and tell where each came from-Grumpy’s favorite shirt, my favorite pillowcase when I visited, a dress when I was 5… Almost 30 years later, grandma is gone, but that quilt will always be here, my favorite.

  21. Fran Williams says:

    My favorite piece of fabric is my son’s baby blanket. It’s a soft yellow with a satin binding. We lost our son a day before his 34th birthday this past December, so this blanket is more precious to me than gold.

  22. Carmen Anderson says:

    My favorite piece of a quilt..ok so larger than a scrap of fabric, however, my grandma made all her quilts by hand…the cutting, piecing,the stitches placed with love and hard work. This is one of a handful of quilts she made late in life, for all her granddaughters, she wanted each of us to have one before she passed away. I recognize dresses, shirts of my grandfather who passed away when I was a child, other pieces of clothing etc she either wore or saved for that special project. Her hands were arthritic and how she ever held a needle to sew is beyond me…so each time I run my hand over the quilt, wrap it around me, or just smile when I look at it, it brings to mind a lifetime of love and sacrifice….

  23. Kris Call says:

    My favorite piece of fabric is a blanket my grandmother knitted. Beautiful colors & intricate detailing.

  24. My favorite fabric in my home is a hand made vintage afghan made of crochet cotton. The hours that must have gone into making it seems unreal to me. Just the amount of crochet cotton it took to make it is amazing. It was my mother’s and after she passed it was given to me. Great memories.

  25. Julie Mink says:

    My favorite fabric in my house is a flannel comforter I found in a thrift store. Very cozy!

  26. Vivian V says:

    I have a piece of Dupioni silk in royal blue. I love it so much I’ve not found the PERFECT pattern to cut into it 😉

  27. My 800 thread count sheets in a sea glass blue

  28. Lisa Mitchell says:

    My favorite piece of fabric for years was an embroidered wall hanging I bought in Turkey when I was 21 and doing the backpack across Europe thing. That has been surpassed though since my dear Mimi (my grandmother) died last August and I inherited a stack of crochet doilies and table runners made by my great great grandmother, Nana. The most beautiful piece, and my new fave, is a crochet tablecloth she made in the 30’s which my mom and aunt told me only came out at Easter every year. I’m hosting Easter for the first time this year and Nanas tablecloth will once again be used for it!

  29. Michele Bowman says:

    My favorite fabric in my home is one of my husband’s old shirts. I’m not even sure what you’d call it. It’s a plummy mauve colored cotton, velveteen maybe? It is super soft. It is way too ratty for him to wear anyplace any more but he still wears it around the house. I keep hoping it will shrink enough that he will give it up, so I can wear it for a little while, before it falls apart completely. Then I’ll make it into a pillow!

  30. Wendy Curling says:

    I just love my quilts, all of them, because the pieces come together like the words of beautiful stories that can be told over and over, never wearing out but becoming softer and sweeter as time goes by.

  31. Sheila Weakley says:

    My favorite would be a tie…no, not really a tie, but I have so many favorites I have to pick two! One is the fan quilt my grandma made, and the other(s) would be her aprons that I saved!

  32. Debi Olson says:

    My favorite piece of fabric is the fabric I am currently doing my embroidery project on. It’s a soft natural muslin. Can hardly wait till it becomes a table topper.

  33. BarnChickCecily says:

    My favorite piece of fabric in our house is a baby blanket that my great grandma made for me when I was pregnant with my first baby 🙂 Both my boys used it and it is so sweet and snuggly. They still love it and so do I.

  34. Darleene Boller says:

    My favorite piece of fabric is actually a quilt I made last summer on a treadle machine with an oil lamp close by for when it got dark. No electricity whatsoever. I was very much into the moment and thoroughly enjoyed the experience – my first time using a treadle.

  35. Heather Coffel says:

    My favorite fabric is a my blankie too. It is a pink doggie blankie that use to have a silver satin edge. The edge didn’t make it through my childhood. My 12 year old daughter used it and now my 11 month old daughter has inhereited it. Such a wonderful history

  36. Rebekah Chappel says:

    My favorite piece of fabric in my house is my sage green blanket for 2 that is on my sectional. It’s perfect to curl up under when I’m reading, knitting/crocheting, or snuggling my boys.

  37. Penny Frazier says:

    The American flag that was draped across my daddy’s casket…

  38. Christy says:

    My favorite fabrics are a quilt my mom made for me out of flannel when I left home for collage.

  39. terri jones says:

    favorite piece of fabric is a red/white gingham tablecloth my grandma embroidered on around the edges.

  40. Carol Kincaid says:

    My favorite is the quilt I made that has chenille in it.. I just wish I would have made it for my king size bed and not a twin bed..

  41. Theresa Pierce says:

    My favorite thing is a pillowcase. It’s soft and comfortable and I love it. Its also embroidery.

  42. Dolly says:

    My favorite piece of material honestly is a MaryJane Butter’s fabric that has her face on it and I’m waiting to make that special something for several people with it. I have a few yards of it. Truthfully that is my favorite piece of fabric in the sewing room. Please enter me because that beautiful bedspread reminds me of the kind my Grandmother Goldie used to have on her beds. She had a beautiful home and we loved to look not touch all of her pretty things…I had to touch that bedspread though..Thanks for giveaway!

  43. jaylyn morehouse says:

    I would have to choose my “American” scarf. It’s red, white, and blue. But the blue has polka dots. I admit it. I’m a scarf hoarder. But a majority of them were passed down to me from my grandma! Oh yeah, rockin the vintage scarves!

  44. Terrie Coleman says:

    My favorite piece of fabric in my house is a Dutch Doll Quilt made by my sweet grandmother (Mammaw) in the 1970’s. It is hanging on a home made wooden quilt rack made by my wood working aunt in the 1980’s (I think it was then.). Sweet memories.

  45. maria lawrence says:

    I have many favorites but right now it’s my blue & red calico apron that I embroidered “farmgirl ” across the top!

  46. Debbie says:

    My toile quilt is my favorite,

  47. teresa napier says:

    my favorite piece of fabric is a table runner that is needle point made by my great grandmother.

  48. My favorite piece of fabric is my giraffe chenille child’s blanket!
    Thanks for a chance to win!

  49. LeAnne Litka says:

    My favorite piece of fabric is a doll quilt my great grandmother made for me in the late 60’s. She always made round the world quilts with red squares as her base. The quilt has scraps of pjs she made for me (I didn’t know pajamas could be purchased until I was older). Wherever I have lived, I have always used this doll quilt on a dresser somewhere in my house.

  50. Christine Robertson says:

    My favourite piece of fabric is a throw pillow cover embroidered by my great aunt which incorporated embroidery thread from three generations. She originally made one for my grandmother and I so loved it I begged her to make something for me!

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WINNER! The Long, Long Trailer Movie GIVEAWAY

We pulled Jenny from our hat!

On March 29, Jenny said:

“Glamping with MaryJane has become one of my escapes from reality. The day I received it in the mail I read it cover to cover, in fact,  I carried it with me to my daughter’s karate class and several moms learned about glamping that day. I compare MaryJane’s book to my childhood favorite by Dr. Seuss I Had Trouble in Getting to Solla Sollew because both books allow me to dream big and focus on my future. Glamping is a dream for my future!”

Congrats Jenny. Watch for an email from the farm.

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Lucy and Desi … honeymooning in a glamper?!


In this 1954 classic, you’ll laugh at all the antics that ensue when Lucy and Desi decide to buy a 40-foot trailer for their first home. And you’ll relate while Lucy glams up her new home and Desi grumbles his way down the highway.

From the cover: “They quickly find that the interior of a moving trailer is ideal for tossing a Caesar salad—and everything else. That backing up their 40-foot, three-ton home is only a little more difficult than threading a needle wearing boxing gloves. And that trailer-park folks are neighborly sorts who turn the lovebirds’ rig into the wrong, wrong trailer by crashing the wedding night.”

If you like glamping, you’re going to love this DVD! Leave a comment telling us what you like most about my mother’s book, Glamping with MaryJane, and we’ll enter you in our giveaway. We’ll put your name in a hat and pull out the winner … stay tuned!


  1. jenny says:

    Glamping with MaryJane has become one of my escapes from reality. The day I received it in the mail I read it cover to cover, in fact, I carried it with me to my daughter’s karate class and several moms learned about glamping that day. I compare MaryJane’s book to my childhood favorite by Dr. Seuss I Had Trouble in Getting to Solla Sollew because both books allow me to dream big and focus on my future. Glamping is a dream for my future!

  2. Mary Jo Boyd says:

    I got her Glamping book for Christmas and I love it! I can’t wait to get a glamper to fix it up. She gives so many great tips from buying one to fixing it up! Thanks for the chance to win the DVD!

  3. Wanda Sue Aldridge says:

    When I saw Mary Jane’s clawfoot tub in her airstream, it was a lightbulb moment! She helps me think outside the box. When I find me a vintage camper, I won’ t stress over any damage, I can make it whatever I want!! Thanks Mary Jane!!

  4. Winnie Nielsen says:

    I loved all of the practical “how to” in the Glamper book. For someone with no knowledge about trailers and camping with them, this book goes into all kinds of ways to solve necessary problems like portable potties and renovations. It is a beautiful book of possibilities and ideas for a whole new way to vacation!

  5. Lisa A says:

    Glamping with Mary Jane is still on my wish list, but I’ve paged through it in the stores, everything looks great!

  6. Debbie Fischer says:

    The pictures and the stories they all have about their wonderful Glampers. Makes me want one, and I am looking, now to convince hubby:-)
    Thank you Meg for yet another fabulous MaryJane Giveaway, y’all are the best.

  7. Pamela Criswell says:

    What an Awesome Book it Gives the Warm and Fuzzy feeling one should get When Inspired.
    Thank You Mary Jane for the Inspiration !

  8. Margaret Howk says:

    Glamping with Mary Jane book has given me great inspiration to glamp up my husband’s hunter trailer. We have had so much fun restoring, painting, and making it a fun place to get much needed rest and relaxation. Thanks for the sharing your passions with us.

  9. BarnChickCecily says:

    I LOVE literally everything about this book! I look through it and just dream away! Someday, I will be a glamper!

  10. Karen says:

    I love to camp even if it is a short drive to the coast, but I also love to be surrounded by beauty and comfort. MaryJane pulled this together in ine book. Thanks !

  11. julie hovde says:

    Actually my husband fell in love with this book, When he finished it, we started to look for our own glamper. This book gave us great ideas to use while restoring and also what to look for when buying. We now have our own little glamper and started to restore. This book was the greatest!!! Thank you for putting the glamper bug into my husband 🙂

  12. Terry Steinmetz says:

    I love the part of her describing how to re-do the trailer. It was so encouraging to me! I think I can now handle what little needs to be re-done in my own glamper. Thank you Mary Jane!

  13. Jan Sturgill says:

    The whole glamping theme started by Mary Jane gave me a new way to look into the future! It has ignited another creative endeavor that puts a smile on my face and a song in my heart…This book is part of my camping library, along with many old novels including those by Zane Grey. I appreciated the practical side of ‘Glamping with Mary Jane’, especially when it comes to safety issues and choosing your first project. When I saw the blogs by Shery Jesperson, I just had to take the plunge! Our first trailer is a 1965 Idea…
    I can remember watching ‘The Long Trailer’ when I was a child. I was born in 1954!

  14. BarnChickCecily says:

    Did anyone win yet? I REALLY want to win this!

  15. Winnie Nielsen says:

    Jan’s the lucky winner! Have fun with this classic which will hopefully be soon on a camping trip!

  16. BarnChickCecily says:

    Yay! So happy for you Jenny! You will really enjoy this movie!! Congratulations!

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  1. Winnie Nielsen says:

    This is some sort of soft boiled egg maker but I am not sure how it works. I do love eggs sitting in egg cups for breakfast. Plus egg cups come in so many beautiful patterns and formats like wood, fine china, glass etc. Eggs in pretty cups would make a lovely table setting for Easter morning breakfast!

  2. Teri Gregg says:

    I have the identical item. It’s great for lifting the eggs out of the pan. It also whistles like a tea kettle through the hole just below the black knob when the water comes to a boil.

  3. Rhonda Tornow says:

    I have one of these, I knew it had something to do with eggs but I have no idea what it’s for!

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WINNER! Rich Herbal Cream GIVEAWAY

The WINNER! of Amy’s Rich Herbal Cream is …

Sue D.

On March 29, Sue said:

“Love the fact that hand-collected rainwater is used. I’ve never heard of that before!”
Congrats Sue. Watch for an email from the farm.
And the original GIVEAWAY post was :

Big WELCOME to the business, Del Jardin, from San Saba, Texas, that has joined our Project F.A.R.M. (First-class American Rural Made).

Amy’s rich, herbal creams, containing sesame and olive oils, rainwater, comfrey, rose, calendula, and natural essential oils, along with a natural sunscreen with Vitamin E, are created with an extra dose of love—the very best ingredient! Visit her lovely website here.


Amy (left), Bob, and Hannah

Del Jardin is based in the beautiful Texas Hill Country on the J.G. Ranch in Cherokee, where Amy grows the herbs she uses in her products, wildcrafting some also. “Being a cowgirl out in the Texas sun and wind, I needed products that protect and heal the skin. After years of perfection, I offer you my healing creams.”
Amy has 13 stores, salons, and spas that sell her products. She also packages them in larger quantities … massage therapists love them! Leave a comment and we’ll toss your name into our Giveaway hat for a free bottle of Amy’s healing cream.



  1. Michelle Kirby says:

    Will have to check this out!

  2. Deborah Lawrence says:

    I would just love to try this cream. Seems to have the right ingredients.

  3. Mary Jo Boyd says:

    This sounds heavenly! Pick me!

  4. sounds lovely! sure hope I can win!! : )

  5. Lisa A says:

    Right up my alley!

  6. Would love to know more about this product.

  7. Debbie Fischer says:

    I have Psoraisis therefore extremely dry skin, I know this Healing Cream will help to keep my skin moist. So please put my name in yur hat for the give away.
    Thank you Mary Jane for yet another great give away.

  8. kelli says:

    would love to try this!

  9. Karlyne says:

    I think my skin neeeeeds this!

  10. Denise Brice says:

    Sounds like just the thing for my daughter’s sensitive skin.

  11. Nancy says:

    Sounds wonderful! Thanks so much for a chance to win 🙂

  12. Cathy R says:

    Just back from a visit to TEXAS. The cream sounds wonderful. Will have to check it out! Thanks for your generosity!

  13. Terrie Coleman says:

    This cream sounds wonderful. I bet it smells yum, too.

  14. MS Barb says:

    This sounds wonderful! What a great SPRING Giveaway!

  15. Vivian V says:

    Love the ingredient list for this!

  16. CJ Armstrong says:

    Sounds like a product I would LOVE!!!! Thanks for the opportunity!

  17. jaylyn morehouse says:

    Hi! That stuff looks like it would work great on my hands after a day like today! We worked in the backyard from breakfast until dusk! Soreness…..

  18. Sue D. says:

    Love the fact that hand-collected rainwater is used. I’ve never heard of that before!

  19. Toni Merka says:

    I think that bottle should make its way to Tennessee! You all look great – miss seeing you! xoxo

  20. Hesa Duncan says:

    Looks wonderful! Is it available for purchase online? I can’t seem to find it on the MJF website – sure it’s my error if it’s there. Thank you!

  21. Pamela Beemer says:

    would love to try 🙂

  22. Chrissy says:

    A masssssagggge sounds heavenly with heavenly products!

  23. Tracy Hall says:

    Sounds wonderful!

  24. Kimberly Noah says:

    Love the packaging, can’t wait to try it!

  25. Daniele says:

    Bring it on!
    I live in the hot, dry, wind blown hell of Las Vegas!!!!!!
    I’d love to try it…

  26. Laurie Dimno says:

    My skin is calling for this after a VERY long winter here in the Northeast! Please add my name to the hat for a chance to win this great prize, and thank you Mary Jane for the chance!
    Hugs XOXO

  27. Would love to win! Sounds fabulous !

  28. BarnChickCecily says:

    Would love to win this!

  29. melissa says:

    I’d love to give it a try. My skin is need of nourishment after this long dry winter.

  30. Heather Sandoval says:

    I have just started making crockpot soap and I am amazed at the wonderful things that can be created from such simple ingredients. Her Herbal Cream sounds wonderful. Please count me in!

  31. Amanda Y says:

    This sounds wonderful!! I would love to win it, and I will also have to check out the website.

  32. Marti says:

    I first met Amy 25 yr ago. I’ve watched her thru the years. Everything she has ever done is always with pure intent, a loving heart, and of the highest quality. I wish her and Del Jardin much success.

  33. Winnie Nielsen says:

    Congrats Sue on your win! What a nice way to start a week. This product sounds wonderful so enjoy!

  34. Teresa Garza says:

    You make the best Oatmeal Mask I have ever used! I have been without for way too many years! Used to purchase at Room 5 at least 10 years ago! Please help me get some more! Also need face cream for someone with very dry skin and over 60!! Oh no, that’s me! XOXO <3

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Mountain Rose Herbs Pin Party

Our friends at Mountain Rose Herbs are hosting a Grand Giveaway called

“My Herbal Spring Pin Party.”


Photo by Dwight Sipler via Wikimedia Commons

If you’ve never participated in a Pinterest pin party, this is a perfect place to start! It’s not only easy-as-pie, it’s a whole lot of fun—and you may win an Herbal Facial Kit, Tea-To-Go Glass Infusers with Hibiscus High Tea, or a $50 gift certificate to buy a gaggle of goodies at Mountain Rose Herbs.

Here’s the lowdown:


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Three winners will be chosen at random and announced on April 7.

Good luck, and happy herbal pinning!

  1. Winnie Nielsen says:

    Such a different and fun Spring party. Everyone loves Pinterest boards!

  2. Marsha says:

    I found some really great ideas for my board!

  3. I must start following these pinning parties, I am hooked on Pinterest!

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