Thursday, December 3, 2009

Our Gift Basket Winner Announced

On behalf of the members of the Old Farmhouse Gathering, I would like to extend our sincere apologies for the delay in announcing the winner of our Holiday Gift Basket here on our blog. On Thanksgiving Day our group founder and leader, Linda Foster (Prairie Rose), passed away from a sudden heart attack. We lost not only a leader and Artisan within our group, but a close friend and sister to all of us whose warmth and compassion made the Farmhouse a place we could all call "home".
Your light will forever shine in the Farmhouse....
and our hearts.
In loving memory of our dear Praire Rose
In our determination to keep this group moving forward in Linda's honor we have re-grouped over the past week and will continue to move forward and we sincerely hope you will follow along with us.
And now to announce the winner of our Holiday Gift Basket Giveaway.
The winner is... Jill from northern Illinois! Congratulations Jill! You can visit Jill at her blog "Back Home Again" and congratulate her too.
Blessings from all of us at the Farmhouse!


TeresaM said...

Congratulations Jill! Thanks for posting the picture of Linda......she will always be close to my heart!

Jody said...

Such a nice tribute...very well done Kim!

WoolenSails said...

I am sorry to hear about Linda and my thoughts are with all the members who will miss her dearly.

Congratulations to the winner.


Lynn @ Painting Thyme Needfuls said...

Very nice tribute....I didn't know Linda....but my thoughts are with her dear family and friends at this most difficult time.

Tins and Treasures said...

Thank you for publishing such a lovely tribute to Linda.

Congratulations to the winner of our team give-away. ~Natalie

Carol said...

Wonderful Kim:) Linda is proud.

Leslie Anne said...

I am so, so sorry to hear of Linda's passing. My sympathy and prayers go out to her family and friends at this time. I wish I'd been around long enough to get to know her. Leslie Anne

kris said...

Beautiful tribute! and congratulations to Jill!
Kris :)

basketsbyrose said...

Wonderful tribute and thank you for doing this for the group!

Sheila said...

Sincere condolences to all of you at OFG-May God's love continue to surround her family and those that where close to her during this difficult time.

Sheila said...

A very nice tribute to your Prarie Rose.
Sincere condolences to everyone at OFG.
May God continue to surround her family and friends with His love during this difficult time.

Valley Primitives Gift Shoppe said...

Congratulations Jill! Beautiful tribute Kim!


Great job Kim. The tribute to Linda is perfect!

Karen/My Colonial Home said...

What a wonderful tribute to her...she will be missed for sure.

Nancy Jacobs Basketmaster said...

I am so sorry about the loss of Linda. I hope you all find joy during this season.
Merry Christmas and blessings,

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Grama's Gourds and Primitives Linda Akin said...

I am so sorry to hear that. I am not a member but I was peekin in on the blog and well I just wanted to share my deepest sympathy to you all and her family.