Sunday, December 28, 2008

Happy Moo Year!

The next year is just a few days away, and CPLG is going to be giving away a surprise each month. I've been thinking about the new year with Rose Colored Glasses if you'll excuse the mixed metaphor, so let's go with the grass is always greener on the other side! Now greener can have all kinds of meanings, and one that I certainly hope applies will be the reusing of wonderful items. I call it upcycling(now) when the idea was new to me it was called recycling, and in the olde days, there was a saying "Use it up, Use it Out or Do without". So while the words change and the ideas transform, a good trait(thrifty ~ use/reuse of things with value) endures.

To kick off our year of giving, I'm offering a cow which I hope will bring you a year of prosperity. It is made from a "cutter quilt" in the pattern known as Grandmother's Flower Garden. This one seems unusual to me in the use of the brown fabrics. It immediately suggested cows to me. How now brown cow, and all that jazz...

To win this cow is simple. Leave a positive comment about one of the two following topics.

  1. upcycling
  2. coming new year

How easy is that? Well, honestly, if you are not a member of cplg it gets even more probable!!!
I'll draw from available names, with a preference for non group members. If none exist, then ladies in the group will be most likely to win! I'll need to ship this item to the winner, so if you are interested, please keep reading the blog for an announcement. Winner to be chosen on January 15th, the last day of our Valentine Launch. Y'all make a comment on the CPLG BLOG at and come on back now! Here and there!!!

Please note, the comments must be left on CPLG blog to qualify for the giveaway!

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

One Year Ends and Another Begins!

Although it is just a little over a week until the end of this year, my CPLG(Country Primitive Ladies Group) is planning a launch of handmade Valentine Treasures beginning in Early January. It may actually be more like the 2nd or 3rd than the 1st ;). But one of the more productive members could have something up by New Year's Eve as far as that goes!

I'm planning to do a couple of Makedo s with old doorknobs or bedsprings, and some embellished hearts in wool, so if that sort of thing appeals to you please check our listings. I plan to switch my ebay id from SwimminginFabric, to CottonEyedJo if that is available, so that my name will be the same at Ebay and Etsy. I've loved my old username, it so tells the truth about my sewing room, but I plan to keep using my templates, so you may still be able to find me under either name... Hope you'll drop by, and check out our Tokens of Love!