Sunday, August 20, 2023

FQGS #7 REMINDER of midway point in August anything farm or country goes competition

 Thanks for coming out to the country and stopping at the general store! Howdy! 

 Come In. Take a Look Around. 

FarmQuest General Store challenge blog

What: FQGS #7 Reminder Post

When: Midway Point is August 21 and #7 ends on September 5 at 12am CT/Chicago or 6am UK. This is 1 hour earlier than what we've done previously.


DT inspiration  from DT/owner Becca S= 

[FQGS #7 anything farm or country topics = trees, butterfly, bird, branch, plaid, flowers]

I'm pleased with this collage paper section combined with the die-cut tag, 3 pieces of thread coiled, and the tree patterned paper! It's full of backyard nature themes! 

LINK to FQGS #7 main launch posting from August 7th=


So long. Fare thee well. Come back to the country real soon!

--FQGS DT members Kel, Nana Connie and Janis with owner Becca

Sunday, August 6, 2023

FQGS #7 August 2023 AF/CG Theme starts August 7

 Welcome to the country store!

FarmQuest General Store Challenge Blog is announcing its 7th challenge competition! 

Please drop off your AFCG theme projects between August 7-September 5, 2023 by 12:00am CST or 6am UK for some time references (new earlier time by 1 hour).

Bragging rights for Top Shelf recognition are waiting. 

If entries are at 25 or +, there will be a Blue Ribbon Winner selected. This craft artisan will not only have bragging rights but have an invite to be GD for the following month's reminder post. 


DT CALL= if anyone is interested in joining NanaConnie, Kel, Janis and I at FQGS, please contact me/Becca at with a brief message. If I'm not familiar with your work in blogland, send me a couple of sample projects' photos.


Design inspiration for #7= 

DT member Kel from Hawaii=

Kel's blog 

[AF/CG elements: pony, checked gingham print, farm scenes, wildflowers, ]


DT member Nana Connie from California=

Nana Connie's blog

[AF/CG elements: hay wagon, barn, dry grass/field]


DT member Janis from South Carolina=

Janis' blog

[AF/CG elements: hogs, textiles/embroidery]


DT member/owner Becca from Illinois=

[AFCG elements: leafy twigs and mountain scene]


Thanks gals for root, tooting, boot-scooting fantastic projects! 


Now it's time for you readers/customers to turn into vendors and deliver your goods to the general store by 12:00am CST September 5, 2023. (NEW time)

Use the Inlinkz tool address to help you make those deliveries.



Ya'll come back now ya hear! 

FarmQuest General Store Challenge Blog

DT member Kel, NanaConnie, Janis, and owner Becca S

Saturday, August 5, 2023

FQGS #6 July 2023 Top Shelf Picks Recognition Announcement and DT Call

  Top Shelf Picks Announcement for FQGS Theme #6

 Whoa! Theme #6 for FarmQuest General Store challenge blog is no longer accepting deliveries of crafted projects! :)

At 1:00am CT/Chicago or 7 am UK times on August 5, FQGS closed for business for challenge #5. We are excited to be having good participation for being a new challenge blog. Please help us grow! Let your craft blogging friends know about this fun blog!

Theme #1 had 10 entries!! #2 had 27. #3 had 16 entries. #4 had 18 entries! #5 had 19 entries! #6 had 12 entries! (average is 17)

 I'm loving the variety and glad our FQGS participants are embracing the broadness of rural topics we want to see!

Thank you to all the wonderfully talented artisans who took time to create and deliver projects to the store!


Congratulations to these 3 Top Shelf Picks: Brandi, Lisa J, and Janet!!!

In order of reverse entry:

#10 = Janet/Sweetpea (highland cow; holly)

#6 = Lisa J. (a yeti, hiker, and woods)

#1 = Brandi H. (wagon, wood paneling, plaid, and more)

(sorry; can't share her webpage photo but use the IG link to get to this entry)

The variety of country/outdoors/farm/ranch kind of topics was amazing! It was a very difficult time of decision-making selecting only 3 entries. Thanks for making it tough.


Ya'll come back now! Stay awhile at the country store!

The general store will open again at 12am CT/Chicago or 6am UK on August 7th. (new times)

From the gifted tippy-top shelf treasures,

FQGS DT members NanaConnie, Janis, Kel and owner Becca S


DT Call

Our talented farmhand Janis is stepping off the tractor on December 5, 2023. We would love to get another talented farmhand started before then. 

If you're interested in farm and country topics using our accepted formats creating a DT project 1x per monthly competition, being part of the commenting rotation, and sharing/linking your blog posts of your FQGS projects to other challenge blogs and FB groups then please send an inquiry email message to owner Becca S=


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