Friday, March 15, 2013


Welcome to the 100th Farmgirl Friday Birthday Bash GIVEAWAY

Farmgirls love anything to do with homesteading, keeping chickens, embroidering, sewing, knitting, spinning, quilting, natural home remedies for health care and cleaning, horses, goats, cows, organic gardening and cooking, caring for their loved ones and friends and are community minded. Re-purposing and UP-cycling are high on their list of "fun things" to do too! Our resident "FARM-BOYS" (Clint the Redeemed Gardner and Rob of Bepa's Garden) bring wheelbarrows full of good organic gardening tips to this hop and we are honored to have them join in the fun each week! 
Let's get right to our giveaway items. 

What does every farmgirl need on her suburban homestead, city garden scape, or backyard farm yard besides a small patch of dirt? What makes her day go smoother and keeps her cleaner as she goes about her daily rounds?

Why, an APRON of course! Deb, Dolly and I are giving away one apron each as our way of saying thank you for all of your wonderful posts and your continued participation in our weekly hop! 

Each of these aprons comes with a story.  

Here's mine.
The apron's body is made from a muted sky blue and white floral print with large cabbage roses and tree blossoms on it. It's a full length apron featuring a lovely contrasting red and white polka dot ruffle around the waist, skirt, ties, and front left pocket. This design/print was the first MaryJane's Farm apron I ever bought. I still have my original one. It's very special to me. It reminds me of my Grandma Pearl. I was so excited to find this apron again that I got two- one for my "stash" and one for the Original Farmgirl Friday blog hop's 100th Birthday Bash Giveaway!!!

Now take a gander at Deb's wonderful apron.

"The vintage apron I'm giving away came from the Queen Bee herself, sister # 1 Mary Jane Butters!
Being the generous farmgirl she is she donated a big box of vintage aprons to me to sell in my booth and I kept one very special apron out for this occasion.

This vintage apron is made with a delicate crisp blue and red cotton flower print edged in white rick-rack. It's in perfect wearable condition with two pockets for collecting eggs, or garden gloves. Ready to wear or add to your apron collection!"

Wow!  Dolly is giving away an apron designed after one her Grandmother Me Maw used to wear. This one is called Daisy and she comes with a set of three Me Maws knitted dish cloths.  If you don't already know, Dolly is an amazing fabric artist.  I have two of her handmade aprons in my own collection and I LOVE them!

To enter each giveaway simply leave a comment on each of our 100th Farmgirl Friday Birthday Bash Posts! SIMPLE! 

If you're reading this line you've already found my post.  Deb's post can be found HERE and Dolly's post can be found HERE!  Happy Hunting!

Deb, Dolly and I wish you the best of luck. 

Your Farmgirl Friday Hostesses~ 
Farmgirl Friday founder and MJF Beach Farmgirl blogger Deb of Deborah Jean's Dandelion House blog, and me of course!

Here's what our loyal blog hop participants have to say about the Farmgirl Friday Blog Hop!

Bonnie K - I love the blog hop! I have gathered so many ideas and recipes. I wish I had kept better track of the things I have learned from the hop. Most of the blogs I follow are through the hop. I haven't met anyone in person, but it has been fun following people that live pretty close to me. I appreciate that you host the hop. It is a great resource and much more fun than watching tv!

Junebug -The blog hop has turn into my Friday night comfort reading. It allows me to take off into dreamland! I have a statement currently on my chalkboard that states, "Don't Stop Dreaming, Start doing"! I read it every morning as I sit and drink my coffee. I may not be able to have the dream farm but I am turning my little backyard into my mini dream! I have met several gals from blogging and feel so lucky and blessed to call them friends now! As far as new hobbies, it's more renewed my interest in hand work like embroidery. I've always had a garden and my "girls", hens!!!

Deb, I feel so blessed to have found your blog!!! From the bottom of my heart, THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!

Yours in farmgirl spirit and a HUGE thank you to all who participate in the Original Farmgirl Friday Blog Hop each week!

Deb, Heidi, and Dolly!


  1. All of the aprons are so lovely. Happy 100th birthday!

  2. ~*~*~*~*~Happy 100th to you~*~*~*~*~

  3. Thanks Alison!
    Thanks Kristi!
    Thanks Dancing Aspens Farm!

    Your comments entered you in my apron giveaway. Good luck to each of you!


  4. !00 Hops! Amazing! You are so dedicated!


    Anna Pearls Attic

  5. Hi Anna Pearl! Thanks for stopping by to enter my apron giveaway. Good luck!

  6. lovely aprons and congratulations on the accomplishment!


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  7. I LOVE aprons! What a wonderful giveaway!

  8. Lovely! Thanks for the chance.

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