But, "Don't Let the Door Stop You" Blog hop is right here! Come on in!
Yall I really have to say a special Thank You to Mdm Samm of Sew We Quilt and Carla of Creatin' in the Sticks , our fabulous cheerleader, for making me get off my duff and make a presentable door stop instead of the old dusty Goose I had been using! He's a fine fella but I needed something not quite so old!
So this is what I came up with. I have had this farm scene fabric for a while and it fits this Quaker Oats cannister just right. Yall know how I like to repurpose items whenever possible. It is filled with an old sock full of beans. (Hey its all I had and I've been sick :) And it works. ) Anyway I decided to take my door prop outside to take some photos.
It really is very pretty fabric and just suits our farm!
But yall, I had the weirdest feeling like I was being watched the entire time I was outside!
I mean it really gave me goosebumps!
Even when I went out to the hay barn, I felt like I was being followed.
But I shook the feeling off and went about my merry way taking more pictures of my cannister!
I went inside to check my photos as I always do. Thats when I saw it! A varmit was photo bombing all my pictures!
Well that just wouldn't do. So I headed into town to get a trap!
When I got back home I set the trap up and put a big ripe Banana in it to see if I could catch the critter!!
I got him!
Now what to do?
Yall the poor little critter was shaking in his socks! He was scared to death and started talkin so fast I couldn't make heads or tails (if he had one) of what he was talkin about!
Best I could understand was that he had run away from the Circus because all the other animals made fun of him because his legs are too long! He begged and begged me to give him a home on the farm. So being the softie that I am, I told him to let's see what chores you can do and I'll talk to Mr Farmer about keeping him around. So we went to work!
First thing he wanted to do was drive MY tractor! I should have known better! He gave it a flat!
Then he fell over into the Bantie pen!
Helped Mr Farmer roll up some loose hay!
Straightened (ahem) up the hay rope!
Then spilled the chicken feed! I'd had enough!
So I gave him a good talking to and he promised to do better!
Well, it wasn't long before he had Lucy and Lily eating out of his hand!
Lucy liked him so much that she let him ride on her back!
But yall,he scared the other chickens so much that they plum stopped laying! I knew I had to do something, so I took him to the house to see if he could help me out up there! We sat down and had lunch and I asked him "What's your name anyway?"
He said "It's Sir Samuel Stopsalot. Pleased to meet you ma'am"
Aha, I had the perfect job for him!
Yep, he could stop the draft from coming under the kitchen door! Those long legs were just perfect!
When I told him he could stay, well he was happy, happy, happy!
So happy in fact he showed me how he could swing around the house, even from the doorknobs!
My feet are warm n' toasty now without a draft coming from under the door!
Yall, I am so glad I was able to offer Sir Samuel Stopsalot a home here on the farm!
He's a pretty good guy once I got him to stop monkeying around!
I hope yall enjoyed getting to meet him too :)!
And now here are the other fabulous ladies that I am sharing today with:
More Stars in Comanche
Buzzing and Bumbling
Sew and Sow Farm (that's me)
Purl Buttons Blog
Carretel E Agulha
The Quilting Queen
Pig Tales and Quilts
And tomorrow is the last day of the She who Sews hop!
threads on my socks
and then the last day of the Don't let the Door Stop you!
Made by Me in Red
A Passion for Applique
Living With Purpose
Sew We Quilt
So when you get a chance please go by and see what wonderful creations these ladies have in store for you!
Yall, I hope you have enjoyed meeting Sir Samuel Stopsalot and visiting with me here on the farm today!
I have certainly enjoyed talking with yall!
Now If you would like to enter my SURPRISE giveaway you may do so here! It is open to EVERYONE and the winners will be announced Feb 15th!
And I would also like to mention, if you haven't checked out the Grow Your Blog Hop you definitely should. Yall there are so many wonderful and talented bloggers out there that need our support! Some have quite a few followers and some have been blogging a year or more and have less than 50 followers! We need to show them some love! Not to mention their generosity and all the giveaways they are offering! So if you get the chance, check them out!
NOW, NEW BLOGGERS , if you really want to have fun, make lots and lots of new friends and find tons of inspiration, then yall need to check out "Sew We Quilt"! Friends, Mdm Samm of Sew We Quilt works very very hard to give us a platform on which to share our creativity and meet other like minded people! That's why it is called the "Sew and Show Blog"!
Thats what she does. And she has an entire list of bloggers that help as cheerleaders. Plus they always have sponsors where you can win some fabulous prizes! What you need to do is watch Sew We Quilt for an upcoming blog hop and sign up. Then prepare your project and blog post and be sure to have it posted on your day! There are guidelines posted to help you along! Easy peasy! Plus if you need help then the cheerleaders are always there for you! Sew, check it out! Be brave! Sign up for some hops! And get ready to make new friends! We're waiting!
Also yall I would love to give a very warm welcome to some of my newest friends and followers:
Welcome to the farm ladies! I am so glad you are here! Feel free to grab a tractor button from the sidebar for your blogs and plow along with us!
Yall If you get a chance go by and tell these ladies hi!
Tell them Sir Samuel sent you!
have fun yall! And good luck!
Oops! One last thing - My one year blog anniversary is coming up February 18th and I really would like to have a special giveaway then, so please be sure to stop back by!