Sunday, December 9, 2012

Blog Hop Party Giveaway...

Welcome to A Farm Wife's Journal!  

My family and I live, work and play on a small farm in Ohio.
I have been blogging for less than a year and have thoroughly enjoyed meeting such wonderful people.  
I am constantly amazed at the generosity, thoughtfulness, and creativity of the blogging community.   

I am so excited to join the Quilters Blog Hop Party hosted by 
Michele Foster at Quilting Gallery.  It is their 5th Birthday! 
Happy Birthday Quilting Gallery!

Blog Hop Party

I love quick homemade projects. 
They are especially helpful this time of year!

My giveaway is a bunch of Quick Quilty Gifts you can
sew together in jiffy! 

 It includes two Christmas kits and a Mini Charm Pack. 
 All are great for gifts in a pinch!

I gave several of these last Christmas!

I bought the Christmas Kits HERE when I was 
visiting my family in Utah last December.  
I love this quilt shop!

The first kit is a Quiet Play Maze. 
  This fabric and ric rac are so yummy!

 The second kit is a Red Bird Christmas Pillow.  
 This is so sweet! 
 Isn't that little felt bird adorable?

Patterns are included in both kits. 
You can make more using fabrics from your stash!

And this Mini Charm pack JOY by Moda.  
 Some fun ideas for quick gifts using a mini charm pack:
  mug rugs, gift bags, zipper pouch, table topper, mini tree skirt, 
hand warmers, a table runner, pincushion...  

To enter this giveaway leave a comment on this post. 
I would love to hear about your homemade quick gift ideas.
For a second chance to win become a follower.

This giveaway is begins Dec 9, 2012 and is open to everyone.
 I will email one random winner on Dec 17, 2012.  
Please make sure that I have a way to contact you.

Thank you for visiting 
Merry Christmas and Good Luck!


P.S. Check out all of the wonderful blogs participating in the 
Blog Hop Party!  There are over 150!  That is a lot of partying!!!

Saturday, December 1, 2012

All is Merry and Bright...

I love decorating for Christmas!

I couple of weeks ago my parents and youngest sister visited our little farm.  
We really enjoyed spending time with them.
One of our fun day trips was to an Antique Mall.  
We found these cute little vintage salt and pepper shakers.  
They remind me of a set of kissing Mr and Mrs Clause my family had when I was growing up. 
Awww... they are so cute!

See that bright and happy table runner?  

My Mom made the top for my birthday last year.  
I worked on it and had it almost finished before their visit.  
I love how it turned out. 
Do you want to make one too?

Snowball Table Runner

For the Table runner you will need:
1 holiday charm pack
1 yard white fabric for blocks and back
1/2 yard for binding

The table runner is made up of snowball blocks.  
Mom said that she used 2 inch squares of the white fabric to make her snowballs.  
If you need a tutorial check out this site.

I quilted the table runner using big stitches around the the snowballs.  
I like the way it created a secondary pattern. 

I then used a straight grain stripe fabric for the binding.  

I am so excited to add these fun decorations to our little farm house.
I hope your holidays are Merry and Bright!


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