Saturday, January 24, 2015

Grow Your Blog (Giveaway Closed)

2 Bags Full

Hello! Welcome to my blog!

This is my first time participating in the "Grow Your Blog" event hosted by Vicki. I can't wait to "meet" some new blog friends!

Have a look around my blog to see if you'd be interested in following. :)

A little about me...

My name is Jessica. I am a Christian mom. I am 36 years old. I homeschool our 10 yr old daughter and 14 year old son. I take lots of pictures of our kids and pets. Hubby and I have been married for 18 years.

We are a natural and organic family. We're pro raw milk and pasture raised meat. Someday we hope to move to a small farm where we can raise and grow our own food. We're not hippies, but we are pretty crunchy!

I love to cross stitch, sew, and make primitive and country crafts. I also enjoy being outside and working in the yard. I do not sell anything, or design my own patterns, but that may change in the future.

Life is not normal for us right now. We live in my grandmother's house in California. Everything we own is in Colorado waiting for us to return. We flew out here for a family emergency in July of 2013, and we're still here. We are hoping to return to Colorado this summer.

So, that's me (us!) in a nutshell!

GIVEAWAY CLOSED ~ Thank you everyone who participated!

Now for the giveaway. This is open to everyone!

To enter, leave a comment on this post letting me know you want in on the giveaway. (If you want to comment and not enter, then don't mention the giveaway! Simple as that. :) ) Please be sure I have a way to contact you! If you are a no-reply blogger, you must leave your email in your comment. I am giving away one of my handmades. This is a small cross stitched pillow tuck, with optional hanger. Once you get it, you can leave the hanger on to hang it or take it off to display in a bowl, on a shelf, or wherever! I don't recommend it for a pinkeep because it is stuffed with scraps. Pattern is from HERE.

Back: (missing the hanger)

Wrapped and ready to go!

Winner will be drawn on February 15, 2015. I will email the winner.


Good luck and thank you for visiting!!

Friday, January 23, 2015

Operation Sparrow

Passing along something good that you can do for others!

Stitch or applique this sweet sparrow pattern for a worthy cause. (You can use the pattern for personal use too, of course.)

Click the picture and read all about it on Jenny's blog! Or click HERE.

Friday, January 2, 2015

Pay It Forward 2015


I would love it if FIVE of you out there would sign up for my Pay It Forward (PIF) for 2015!

I will send you something handmade in the mail sometime during the year. It will be a surprise, and I will not tell you when it is coming!

First, leave a comment on this post. Then email me your mailing address.

My email is in the sidebar, it's the little brown square with a crow that says Email. (I use an encrypted code that keeps spam-bots from using that link to email me.)

After five people leave a comment & email me, I will close the comments.

Don't be shy! Please sign up!

I know that I have blog friends in other countries, and yes, you can sign up too!

You can copy me (feel free to change the amount you want to do) and post to your blog or facebook, OR go out and spread some kindness in your community! Just pay it forward somehow during the year, go out of your way to make someone else's day a little bit brighter!

I pray your 2015 is blessed!!


Signed up!

1. Francine
2. Randa
3. Jaana

Thursday, January 1, 2015


We spent New Year's Eve at home, eating snacks and appetizers all night. It was fun!

We will be spending the first day of 2015 with hubby's side of the family. The cousins love being able to play together!

Praying you have a blessed and happy new year!