Welcome to Deb Strain's studio...

Welcome to Deb Strain's studio...

Saturday, October 15, 2011

And the winner is....

Hello Dear Friends!

Thank you so much for visiting my blog and leaving your inspiring comments.  I've added many of your bucket list items to mine!

Just wanted to announce the winner of the "Nature's Gift" package......

It is Kris Gray!  
Please make sure you send me your address Kris,
so that I can send your prize right out.

Thanks to everyone who stopped by.
Have a wonderful weekend!


Monday, October 10, 2011

The Big Jump!

Hello Dear Friends,

During Moda's Country Fair Blog Hop, we were asked what was on our bucket lists.  I have always wanted to sky-dive and with this being a big birthday year (Can I say 29 again?), I decided it was time to start working on that list!
Yes! I jumped!
My 18 year old son who was leaving for college, wanted to take the
with me and how could I refuse that face?

Can you tell who was more nervous?

We both jumped tandem, which means an experiened sky-diver was attached to us and
basically did all the work.

Taylor wanted to go first.....

Then my turn....
(That's Trev, my tandem partner.  He must have sensed
my hesitation, because about when this picture was taken,
he whispered, I've done 3500 of these.  Talk about
being reassured!)

The free-fall only lasted a few moments, but wow! it was incredible!

Once the parachute opened, it was amazing! 

It was so peaceful and beautiful up there....
The sensation must feel just like a bird does when flying.

I even got to steer!

Taylor and I both had a perfect landing....

 (Did I grow antennae?)

A successful check off the bucket list!

Thanks to everyone who left a comment on my blog about taking the plunge.  You encouraged
me and genuinely made me feel that I had alot of support!

Now for the drawing!

Leave a comment by the end of the week, telling me what is on your
bucket list and
one winner will win this Holiday package!
It includes a panel and layer cake from "Nature's Gift",
as well as a matching photo binder and box of Christmas
I will use random.org Friday evening (Oct. 14th) to choose the
lucky winner! 

Good Luck and thanks again for visiting
my blog.


Monday, October 3, 2011

An Inspiring Weekend

Hello Dear Friends,
A couple of weekends ago, my dear friends,  Anne McKinney and  Rochelle Cooper and I
exhibited at the Country Living Fair!  It is put on by Country Living magazine and 
held annually at the Ohio Historic Village in Columbus, Ohio.
  What a inspiring weekend!

The weather was beautiful and it was a wonderful way to get in the
mood for fall.  This is part of our booth.

Unique items from antiques to olive oil were on display and
being sold.  Each booth provided inspiration
for soooo many ideas!

And if you wanted ideas for a Fall display,
they were everywhere!  Country Living does a
beautiful job of decorating the Village.

Especially their annual 
"Great Pumpkin Patch",
which I look forward to seeing every year.

If you get a chance to visit Ohio in
September sometime, be sure to 
stop  by!

Happy Fall!

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Winners of Country Fair Drawing!

Hello Dear Friends,

Has fall arrived where you live?  It certainly has here in Ohio!  The days are chilly and our leaves are beginning to turn.  They really are beautiful in autumn.  I'll post a picture of the trees around our home when they are at their best.

The Moda Country Fair blog hop has been so much fun!  Lissa Alexander, from Moda, certainly comes up with the most creative ideas.  I've learned a lot about all the designers and collected some delicious recipes.  The projects have all been so creative and fun... can't wait to try a few!

I just want to thank everyone who stopped by my blog.  Your kind words and encouragement have meant more than I can say.  What a wonderful group of people you are!!  Be sure to stop back on Oct. 10th to see if I "take the big jump!" (Do I sound nervous???)

And now for the winners of the prizes I mentioned on my blog day!  Thank you to Moda for generously providing these......
Prize #1 Boy and Girl Fat Quarter Bundles
from "Meadow Friends"

Congratulations  Chiska! who commented on September 22 at 6:31am.
You are the winner of prize #1.  Please make sure you e-mail me your address and I
will get your prize right out.

Prize #2 Fat Quarter Bundle of "Coming Home" fabric
and my 2012 "Coming Home" calendar

Congratulations Sharrieboberry, who commented on Sept. 22 at 7:42am,
you are the winner of Prize #2! Again, please make sure you e-mail
your address, so that I can send your prize right out.

(Winners were randomly chosen, using Random.org.)

The Blog Hop still continues!  Be sure to visit Kathy Schmitz today and 
Liz Scott, tomorrow.

Happy Fall Everyone,
Deb Strain