A Laugh A Day …. The 4 Old Ladies

If you need a good laugh today, then you have to listen to this! I heard this about 4 years ago, and every now and then I listen to it just for a good laugh. Everybody I know that has heard it has to grab a tissue to wipe their laughter tears. To hear “A guy witnesses a car accident” segment that was played on the Roger, Darren and Marilyn Show in Toronto Canada, March 2005, click the player control below.

A View From Our WindowMonday Madness

A serene snowy Monday morning

A serene snowy Monday morning

Okay … anyboy see what is wrong with this picture – that was taken today??!! Yes – once again it is snowing! I’m all about getting our trees and grasslands some moisture, but come on… isn’t this a bit riduculous? One of these days we may have a view of a fox, deer, and oh …. that idea called ‘Sunshine’ ..??

Moving on … a quick Monday Madness special. We are in the middle of our Sidewalk Sale right now, and for you bloggers, take an additional 20% off any of a Thimbleberries 6″ Roll. Just enter code VWBL04 to receive your discount. Click here to order.

A View from our WindowMonday Madness #2

Look close .. you may see Mrs. Nuthatch looking for the all clear!

Look close .. you may see Mrs. Nuthatch looking for the all clear!

I’m not so sure about the weekends around here … it seems that lateley we have been ‘deprived’ of some Spring weather. But, the birdies here (Mr. & Mrs. Nuthatch) didn’t have to wait long to get a jump on their nest building. Moments after this picture was taken this morning, the sun shined brightly on their birdhouse, and the snow fell right off in one big clump! Within the next few hours, the fields will be showing grass and pine needles for them to carry in for their nest. And, if they are lucky, they may even find some batting laying around. It’s only a matter of a few weeks, and we will be hearing some faint chirping from their home!

So, while we are in the midst of our Fab-Bake Sale, we thought we could still add a bit more of an enticement for our blog readers. For the entire day today, you can receive an additional 10% off on any kit that you order today! This special ends at midnight tonight, so be sure to get yours soon. The code for this extra discount is: MM9584 Click Here to see the Kits

Have a wonderful week!
Teresa and the Birdies!

The Fab-Pocket Monthly Drawing -The ‘Help Liz’ Campaign!

Today we launch our Fab Pockets Monthly Drawing!

Many of you are aware of the fun programs we provide for you at Homespun Hearth.  One of our favorite pastimes is reading all of your emails that thank us for the special Customer Care you receive!  If you have purchased from us anytime since November,  then you’ll probably recognize one of the special steps we have taken  for you – to give you a Fab Pocket filled with our signature bag of Good Earth Tea,  a little thank you note from us, and possibly a even a coupon or a special treat may have been included.

We have received hundreds of notes and letters from you all to us to let us know how special this is to you, so we are providing you not only the instructions on how to make these, but the opportunity to win a Deluxe Fab Winner’s Pocket! These only take a  minute, and are perfect to add to your own gifts.  Click Here for the Details
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Now, as you can imagine, we go through hundreds of these each and every week, and Liz has done a wonderful job keeping up with the orders.  However, we thought it would be fun to open this up to all of you … and give Liz a bit of a break.  So, any of you who would like to be entered into the  monthly drawing can do this.  Simply mail in 10 finished Fab Pockets and a 3 x 5 card with your detailed information.  Be sure to include your Name, Address Email, and Phone.

Plus, you can also include the Fab Pockets that we send to you with your orders – simply save up 10, and send them back!

Every month, on the 1st of the month, we will have a drawing from our … Fab Purse – just a giant version of our Fab Pocket!  You can submit as many Fab Pockets as you like – just be sure to send us a 3 x 5 card with each set of 10.  Your entry will stay in the bag – and hopefully someday your name will be drawn.

fabwinnerpocketAnd, what do you win, you ask?  This is the fun part – you will receive a  Deluxe Fab Winner’s Pocket that is filled with some fun goodies:
$25 Gift Certificate
Free Fat Quarter
30% Discount Coupon
Homespun Hearth Charm
Surprise Gift Valued at $3
Shout Out Here at Quilter’s Vine Blog
Homespun Hearth Charm
and More!

Only a couple of rules – please do your best to keep the size of your Fab Pocket within the guidelines.   These are the perfect size for our goodies.
Also, because we will be using these pockets to send to customers around the world, we have to be careful of their sensitivities, so we ask that these come from a non-smoking environment.
Be sure to use just your scraps.
Finally, limit 1000 entries per customer per day  :  Nothing like trying to generate excitement!
Click Here for Instructions and Drawing Information.

The Sound of Music A Night to Remember

Have you ever been driving down the road, meandering through a shopping mall, or just relaxing in your home when a song from the past hits the airwaves, and before you know it your mind drifts back in time to where you were, what you were doing, what your hair or clothing looked like, and who you loved? Perhaps you smiled, re-lived an incredible moment in your life, or realized that you just needed a tissue?  This is what music often does to me – it moves me from the center of my being, and brings me back to a time in my life that I had long since forgotten.  Because I love music so much, I decided to start a section in our blog where we can all share stories and our favorite tunes.  I hope you will join me  in this fun look at our lives through the sound of music!

singersHere’s my story.  It was 2004 and a very hot summer evening in Westwood, CA and I was walking through an exciting outdoor street fair where vendor’s sold their wares so they could put food on their own table – there were clowns, people selling handmade jewelry and hand pieced quilts, others selling the fruits and veges they had grown, plants,  henna tattoos, balloons, and every type of food you could imagine –  when I came upon a couple who were singing for tips.   Now, I am a musician, and I’m not proud to say that I sometimes find myself silently nitpicking other musicians,  (I am really comparing them to myself (lol)) –  but on this sticky summer evening there was no criticism at all.  This breath of fresh air literally stopped me dead in my tracks.   I cannot remember another time when I was in such ‘awe’ when listening to a couple of street singers – it was by far the most beautiful song I EVER heard!   It is a moment in my life that I will always remember the details –  the smells of blended foods, the colorful flowers, the friends I was with, and that one particular night and how life seemed to stand still because of this one song:  ‘The Prayer’ by Celine Dion and Andrew Borcelli.  I recently found this online, and I want to share it with you.   I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j3EoHz29guo
I also hope you will share your favorites with me!
Laura