Thursday, July 30, 2009

Sleepy hollow pattern available!1

A great way to illustrate one of America's timeless folk tales. This pattern features the pumpkin headed horseman riding a dark horse. It also has a prim sign pointing the way to Sleepy Hollow and a pumpkin on which the rider and horse are balanced. Fun and great for the autumn, Halloween and year round. Folk tales are seasonless.

Create and enjoy this timeless part of American Folk Literature.

Monday, July 27, 2009

Great pattern for those ocean lovers !!!!

These life preserver ornies are a great addition to any home that has a "by the ocean, seaside or lake" theme. They can be aged for that old, worn look or left un-aged for a shabby chic look.

Years ago, this Midwestern girl was fortunate enough to spend some summers with my parents, visiting the New England area, where my father grew up. The family farm in Maine, which was close to the ocean,has been in the family for years and is a piece of history that I hold dear.

This series of patterns has been created in memory of those wonderful summers exploring the rural and coastal areas of Maine looking for blueberries and going out onto Uncle Stuarts fishing boat.

Hope you have fun making these ornies and make happy memories of your own.

Hugs, Barb

Hello ad Welcome to my new blog!

I decided to do a blog that would feature new patterns being created here on the farm by me. tada!

I love living in my 100 year old barn and trying to work to make it a beautiful and warm place to come home to. My children are nearly grown and, to put it simply, I need things to do. I love to paint and sew and the inspiration for everything I do is what I am surrounded by.

My farm lies on the gently rolling hills of north western Illinois, just sought of where the glaciers stopped way back when.

Our weather is a little harsh at times. Once in a great while, the sheriff has been know to get on his snow mobile to close roads during really tough snowstorms. There are the occasional tornado warnings. To put it simply, we respect nature. Amish live north of us in Wisconsin and when I go to the bulk food store there, we give each other hugs. I have learned a lot form them.

My goal in everything I do is to keep it simply and inviting. Make people feel at home so that my home is a place of comfort and love. I hope that is reflected in what I do.

I also respect those who have come before us. My great grandfather, Julius Martin Kringel, homesteaded in both Minnesota and Iowa. It is his kindness and respect for people and his work ethic that have influenced me immensely.

New patterns will be announced here as well as featuring customer favorites.

Welcome to Prairie Harvest Arts.