Wednesday, September 20, 2023

FQGS #8 Midway Reminder of AFCG theme on 21 September 2023

  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 #8 Reminder Post for anything farm or country goes theme(s)

When: Midway Point is September 21 and #8 ends on October 5 at 12am CT/Chicago or 6am UK. This is 1 hour earlier than what we've done previously before August 2023.


DT inspiration  from DT/owner Becca S= 

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scanned and cropped photo 2 shows the depth of the flower clip:

[FQGS #8 anything farm or country topics = mushrooms/fungi, flowers, burlap ]

I discovered this mushroom variety page in an adult coloring book of gardening topics!!! I tried to coordinate it with colors and prints that look outdoors, woodland. And the layered burlap flower accent is a hidden paperclip base was plain when received as an extra during a recent swap from a junk journaling FB group. I added orange and red ink to the burlap petals and then used a white paint marker pen to add dots to the floral center.  

LINK to FQGS #8 main launch posting from September 7th=


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

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

Wednesday, September 6, 2023

FQGS #8 Theme AFCG for 7 September 2023 and DT Call

 Welcome to the country store!

FarmQuest General Store Challenge Blog is announcing its 8th challenge competition! AFCG or AF-CG stands for anything farm or country goes topics.

Please drop off your AFCG theme projects between September 7- October 5, 2023 by 12:00am CST or 6am UK for some time references.

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 Kel, NanaConnie, 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 #8=

DT member Kel:

[AF/CG elements: cow print, dairy pun, and pink/white checked gingham]


 DT member Janis:

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[AF/CG elements: cows, cow hide print, plaid, counted cross stitch patterns, cow sound word and pun]


DT member NanaConnie:

[AF/CG elements: apples, bushel basket, wildflowers, barn siding print, floral fabric]


owner Becca S:

[AF/CG elements: wildflowers, canning jar, ]

Wow! Great variety of farm topics and countryside charm inspiration from the team! Thanks!


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

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


Tuesday, September 5, 2023

FQGS #7 Top Shelf Picks Announcement for August 2023 and a DT Call

 Top Shelf Picks Announcement for FQGS Theme #7

 Whoa! Theme #7 for FarmQuest General Store challenge blog is no longer accepting deliveries of crafted projects! :)

At 12:00am CT/Chicago or 6 am UK times on September 5, FQGS closed for business for challenge #7. We are excited to be having steady 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! #7 had 11 submissions!

 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: Maxine D, Karen C, and Deanna M!!!

In order of reverse entry:

#11 by Karen C

#3 by Maxine D

#2 by Deanna M

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 September 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 leaving us after 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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