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LadyInRed
True Blue Farmgirl

6362 Posts

PeggyAnn
Vancouver WA
USA
6362 Posts

Posted - Nov 12 2012 :  01:04:13 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Judy...loved the fun coffee/tea/drink card. I had fun finding out what kind of person I am by
what I drink. It was pretty spot on. Well, you two Sisters have fun together. I am sure Patsy is there
and you are staying up late talking and laughing. Enjoy! But don't forget to check in and share
with us once in awhile.

Netty...I'm not sure of a Special Christmas Moment, other than the year my brother who was 5 decided
to open all the presants during the middle of the night to see what everybody got. Then when he was
all done he thought he might get in to trouble in the morning...so, he decided he would try his best
to wrap them all back up. Except he couldn't find any scotch tape...so he went out to the garage and got the
bailing wire (we lived on a farm). So, in the morning it was obvious what had happened but mom and dad
really didn't punish him...because it was so stinken funny: Imagine watching my dad open up a pretty nightie, and my mom getting dolls and us girls getting boy things for Christmas. LOL My family has laughed over that for many many years.

About 23 yrs ago...my husband and I decided to go home to visit my family in Spokane for the Holidays and so we bundled the kids all up and started our trip in the late evening. We always have loved to travel at night.
Mainly because the kids would eventually fall asleep and we didn't have to keep listening to "Are We There Yet?". For some reason we decided to take a more scenic route and go over White Pass because it was a way we didn't normally go to get to Spokane. Well, it started snowing really hard as we went over the Mountain...and we were the only car on the road. It was kind of hard to tell where the road was...so we had to go very slowly. My husband is
an excellant driver...so I wasn't worried. I knew he would get us there eventually. But as I looked out over the Mountain The Trees were heavily frosted with snow and it was all just sparkling beautifully in the Moonlight. It looked like a picture
postcard of a Currier and Ives Snow Scene. It was just Magical! My husband and I sang "Silent Night" together...as it just was the right song for that picturesque night. I still recall that night
each and every Christmas...and I don't think I have ever experienced anything more breathtaking in my life, before or since then.

Well hope you get to feeling better Netty! And thanks for getting us
to walk down "Christmas Memory Lane"!

Sweet Holiday Dreams,
peggy

Farmgirl #1326
http://ladyinredsite.blogspot.com

"Leave Your Cares Behind...Join Us On The Porch"

"I'm only as strong as the caffeine I drink, the hair-spray I use and the Girlfriends that I have."

When I was a lonely wallflower, Jesus asked me to dance. Then he asked me to be His!

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Cherime
True Blue Farmgirl

1222 Posts

Cherime
Wasilla Alaska
USA
1222 Posts

Posted - Nov 12 2012 :  08:12:27 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Silent Night is my favorite Christmas song but I love them all.
Netty, up here almost everyone gets the change of season crud. Mostly because the dry heat messes with sinuses like no body's business.
My DD's stuffed animals have felt eyes for the most part sewn on firmly so little teeth won't get little throats and tummies in trouble. All the eyes she uses are sewn on firmly. When I took the picture the lovely sea horse was already gone.
On the jewelry, here you are. I tend to industrial and steampunk stuff.
the really long dangle one are not really as heavy as they appear. I try to keep earrings light as I have pierced ears and know how heavy stuff can hurt.

CMF
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Netty
True Blue Farmgirl

379 Posts

Lynette
Hardy Nebraska
USA
379 Posts

Posted - Nov 12 2012 :  3:52:55 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Cherime....I really like your designs. I could never wear those long earrings, I have a very short neck. I do envy those that do have a long neck and can wear the dangle earrings. I really like the first picture with the necklace, so pretty.

Thanks for the close ups.

Netty
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Cherime
True Blue Farmgirl

1222 Posts

Cherime
Wasilla Alaska
USA
1222 Posts

Posted - Nov 12 2012 :  6:31:02 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Netty the spiral earrings with the little hearts are only about an inch and 1/2 long including the ear wires. The others are much longer. I make shorter ones just for that reason. Glad that you do like them. Photos do make it hard to tell sizes. I have been working on the display most of the day. Changed a few things around.


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jan49829
True Blue Farmgirl

2422 Posts

Janet
Winter Haven Florida
USA
2422 Posts

Posted - Nov 12 2012 :  6:38:30 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I have not been on here since Saturday. Been sewing for 2 days, got alot of aprons made, now tomorrow I just need to do the finishing touches and then I am done with my sewing for awhile again. The sale is next weekend, we set up Wednesday before Thanksgiving, so I need to get going on pricing everything and filling up my crates to get ready to haul.
It rained yesterday all day, 51 degrees. Today it snowed and was only 21 for the high. Right now it is in the teens, even colder with the wind chill. I have been watching Christmas movies on Hallmark channel, so it is kind of putting me in the mood.
I will try to catch up with all of you tomorrow. Have a great evening,

Janet
Farmgirl Sister #3340

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LadyInRed
True Blue Farmgirl

6362 Posts

PeggyAnn
Vancouver WA
USA
6362 Posts

Posted - Nov 13 2012 :  12:03:06 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Cherime...thanks for giving us some close-ups! Very unique designs sister. The first necklace reminds
me of Steampunk Jewelry (with a clean-line twist). Very Nice!

Netty...hope you are feeling better. I am so glad to be over that crud.

Janet...Let it Snow, Let it Snow, Let it Snow!!! That will put anybody in a Christmas mood.
Sounds like you have been sooooooo busy the last couple of days. Getting all that Mrs. Santa's
workshop goodies priced and packed up will take you awhile too. Good luck on your sales!!!

Today, hubby and I got out and went to The Bookstore, Then out to lunch, then I took him home and I
went and got my locks cut professionally this time. I found a gal who is new at the Shop I go to...
and she is the first one where I haven't come home and redid my "DO". She did an amazing job...and
instead of using thinning shears (which I hate!) she actually was proficient with a razor. I could
have hopped off the chair and kissed her. Instead I gave her a good tip! LOL
After getting my hair done, I did a little bit of Christmas shopping and when I hit the wall about 3:00
(chronic fatigue)...I came home and took a nap. Everyone seemed in a really good mood today...and there
was actually that Holiday feel in the air. It was Nice!

I bought two books today to help get me in the real spirit of Christmas...1.The Gifts of Christmas/Chicken Soup for the Soul and 2.An Advent Book by Dietrich Bonhoffer (don't know if I spelled that right or not)
called God In A Manger. I have started the first one and like always I am never dissapointed by the Chicken Soup for the Soul books.

OK...off to read my Novel. Sweet Dreams My Lovelies,
peggy

Farmgirl #1326
http://ladyinredsite.blogspot.com

"Leave Your Cares Behind...Join Us On The Porch"

"I'm only as strong as the caffeine I drink, the hair-spray I use and the Girlfriends that I have."

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herblady55
True Blue Farmgirl

3364 Posts

Judy
Louisville Ohio(Stark Co)
USA
3364 Posts

Posted - Nov 13 2012 :  09:08:15 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi Gals! Got my layers on this morning...it's 39 and sunny. Thank goodness for sun. haha
Taking some time out of sissy-time to drop you a few lines.We are doing lots of hugging and giggling and chatting! lol
Cherime, Love the idea of a carousel just so people don't reach behind and knock things over.That's cool. You've got some great things there.
Netty, you poor thing. So sorry that you feel so punk. No fun being achy and miserable. Hope that stuff is gone soon. What a great memory for you and your Mom,watching snow fall together....mother&daughter...at the window. I tend to romanticize things I guess. *giggle*
My favorite holiday memories tend to be many. Sights, smells and sounds. Snow falling, birds at the feeder eating the homemade suet Mom put out for them,cookies baking in the oven and the house smelling heavenly when we came in from school, the smell of the tree and the way the bulbs smelled when they were lit,Moms big stereo playing Christmas 33 1/3 albums with her doing her thing in the kitchen making everything Merry&Bright! THAT was Christmas at our house!It Was Wonderful!!! I have no favorite song because I enjoyed them all...Gene Autry,Andy Williams, Bing Crosby,Burl Ives,Perry Como,Nat King Cole,the Ray Coniff Singers,Dennis Day(Christmas Is For the Family may have been my favorite of his songs and worth mention)Favorite movie(s)White Christmas,Scrooge-1951 with Alistair Sim and The Muppets Christmas Carol(Scrooge) with Michael Caine,just for the giggles...Oh and The Nutcracker with Barishnikov(sp)just because of hte mucic and I love ballet.
Peg, I can just see that picture thru your eyes. Thank you for sharing that beautiful scene.
Isn't it fun to get your hair cut professionally once in awhile if only because the massage and the fussing.It's relaxing!
Peg, you got some good reads there!
K Gals, catch you later!

Sister-chick# 905(Sept.14th 2009)
Judy
French-Hugs&Squeezles!
"Hey...Don't Make Me Put My Hands On My Hips!"
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Bearclover
True Blue Farmgirl

2376 Posts

Bunny
The Dalles OR
USA
2376 Posts

Posted - Nov 13 2012 :  09:57:57 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Sorry everyone but I just can't get into the Christmas mood anymore. I can't spend it with my kids and well, mom is just a bore. No one buys presents anymore (not that she ever did). I get a bit depressed and just want to hide in my sewing room. last year I was working and in so much pain I really didn't care. I'm thinking I might try to help out serving dinner somewhere. It would be a better use of my time. We'll see. But Christmas was always special even if we couldn't afford presents. I'm thankful I get to at least spend Thanksgiving with my oldest. My youngest has to work. I hate that retail puts profit before people and family.

Anyway, enough doom and gloom. School is doing well. I'm keeping up and figure I have at least 3 A's and 2 B's. The library is great to work in except for all the up and down. My knees are taking a beating. But it is pretty low key otherwise. Mom is headed for Utah on Sunday so I'll have about 2 weeks to myself.. yea! I'll still be doing homework most of the time.

Not much else going on. Hope everyone stays safe and warm and healthy!!

Bunny

Farmgirl number 3738
My blogs:
www.curiousorangecat.com
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Lieberkim
True Blue Farmgirl

839 Posts

Kimberly
Sunnyside WASHINGTON
USA
839 Posts

Posted - Nov 13 2012 :  10:06:50 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote


Our first skiff of snow came but it didn't slow my flowers down any!!! They're still blooming like winter is never going to come!!!

I LOVE Christmas. Love it. Christmas for the gift of our Lord, Easter for the gift of His salvation. Christmas is extra special somehow because it is just so magical. I remember one winter sitting in my parents house and the one side is all windows. There was a heavy snow fall falling. The kind where the snow flakes are big enough to fell a cow. And I was looking outside at the winter wonderland when I saw a buck and some does (white tail) grazing on our lawn. It was the most peaceful thing watching them out in the snow eating while the fire was burning brightly within and I remember thinking, this is a gift straight from heaven. It was the kind of picture you'd see on a Christmas card and I got to see it in the living, breathing version and even be in it.

My favorite Christmas songs are to many to mention them all but I do love Little Drummer Boy, Stille Nacht, Away in a Manger, SilverBells.....well you know, all of them!!! And I am hooked on Christmas movies. As soon as Christmas is anywhere near I am watching Christmas movies.

Things are happening here. I was able to have a good talk with my hubby. No we didn't work out all our problems but atleast we talked and I think a bridge is being built between us. We just have to keep praying our way through it, step by step. The wonderful news is he went to Church with us and even to the evening event which was a thanksgiving dinner. We even went and visited some friends of mine as a family. It was a glorious day. Not because we didn't anything huge but just because of the attitudes and actions of the day. Praise God. I'm hoping it's not a one time thing but that it grows. Thank you for your prayers, please don't stop. :)


Excuse the mess & the noise, my children are making happy memories

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Bearclover
True Blue Farmgirl

2376 Posts

Bunny
The Dalles OR
USA
2376 Posts

Posted - Nov 13 2012 :  11:00:54 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thought I would share these pictures for fun. This is what I hope to live in someday. When I get a job, all my money will be saving up for this. My son says he can build it for me. I will just need a place to park it. It will cost about $40,000 to have him build it. That will included a full bathroom (sawdust composting toilet), washer dryer combo and a skinny apartment fridge. I plan on also having satellite internet and cable.




If you really want to drool over some cool tiny houses, check out these sites:
www.tinytexashouses.com

www.reclaimedspace.com

Bunny

Farmgirl number 3738
My blogs:
www.curiousorangecat.com
Handmade stuff http://www.etsy.com/shop/CuriousOrangeCat?ref=ss_profile

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Lieberkim
True Blue Farmgirl

839 Posts

Kimberly
Sunnyside WASHINGTON
USA
839 Posts

Posted - Nov 13 2012 :  12:44:04 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Bunny, I've seen those tiny houses. Some of them are really well thought out and designed. The one you showed pictures of looks like a gypsy trailer from way back. Very cute. Where are you going to put all your crafts and sewing??? At this stage in my life I can't imagine living in something that small but I think as you hit different stages different things appeal. My parents have a motorhome which my Dad says he'd be completely content living in but then he is a bit of a gypsy soul!! :)

Excuse the mess & the noise, my children are making happy memories

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Bearclover
True Blue Farmgirl

2376 Posts

Bunny
The Dalles OR
USA
2376 Posts

Posted - Nov 13 2012 :  1:48:08 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Kimberly, I'm going to have to downsize big time. I have over 200 bolts of fabrics left over from my quilt shop that I'm trying to sell. I also have most of my furniture in storage in Calif. and plan on just selling most of it or giving it to my sons if they ever get a place of their own. I have been faced with homelessness and may face it again if I don't get through school and get a job in the next year or so. It is very scary and a home like this would solve that problem.

Farmgirl number 3738
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Handmade stuff http://www.etsy.com/shop/CuriousOrangeCat?ref=ss_profile

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Bearclover
True Blue Farmgirl

2376 Posts

Bunny
The Dalles OR
USA
2376 Posts

Posted - Nov 13 2012 :  1:49:07 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
This gypsy wagon is actually a bed and breakfast inn in France. They have a bunch of these all over the place for people to stay in.

Farmgirl number 3738
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Handmade stuff http://www.etsy.com/shop/CuriousOrangeCat?ref=ss_profile

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Lieberkim
True Blue Farmgirl

839 Posts

Kimberly
Sunnyside WASHINGTON
USA
839 Posts

Posted - Nov 13 2012 :  4:09:14 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote


My children going to do chores in the morning. The horse sweater my daughter is wearing was made for me when I was little. I remember being so excited while it was being made.

Excuse the mess & the noise, my children are making happy memories

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jan49829
True Blue Farmgirl

2422 Posts

Janet
Winter Haven Florida
USA
2422 Posts

Posted - Nov 13 2012 :  6:20:39 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Kim, what a cute picture of your children. That sweater is darling. I am sure she loves it as much as you did. How nice to still have flowers blooming. Our ground is frozen here, and nothing is growing. Now we must wait until April or May to see anything pop up out of the ground. When everything comes back to life.

Janet
Farmgirl Sister #3340

http://hardatworkcrafts.blogspot.com

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LadyInRed
True Blue Farmgirl

6362 Posts

PeggyAnn
Vancouver WA
USA
6362 Posts

Posted - Nov 14 2012 :  12:50:24 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Judy girl...glad you took a sissy-break and hopped on here to give us a little update. I am sure you guys are having a fabulous time.
What did Patsy think of Mama's new place?
Did she appreciate all that painting of your rooms? I bet she didn't even give a hoot or a holler. LOL She came to see YOU not your fresh paint.

Your Holiday Memories were very special. Thanks for sharing them. My mom baked alot too at the Holidays (much more than I ever did). I would bake just one or two batches of my favorite things. But I remember my mom baking for a couple of weeks straight. And she had these really huge tin cans
(bigger than the Holiday Tins of Popcorn). I don't know where she got them as I have never seen any that big before. But she had a couple of them...and she would fill those full of all kinds of wonderful cookies and candies. It always smelled great at our house when she baked up a storm like that.

Hi Bunny Girl...glad you are still lurking.
I feel terrible that you can't get into Christmas...but I certainly understand why. I think though even if I was all alone I would still decorate for Christmas and play lots of Christmas Music and try to make my surroundings festive.
And I would try to find someone even more down and out than me...and do something (anything really) to help make their Holiday better.
It is always in the giving (no matter how little) that we are lifted up and encouraged ourselves.

I love that little Gypsy House. That is one of the Cheeriest Tiny Houses I have seen. They really are adorable and I think I could totally live in one of them too. IF it was only me. Plus I think you have to be a very organized person to live in one of those and I am. I totally get everything having it's own place and purpose. ~ I think that would be cool to have your son build you one of those for you. And $4,000 dollars is not bad at all. Then you'd have to get yourself a little smart-car ...so you would have a tiny car to park in front of your tiny house.

Kimberly...those flowers still look beautiful even with the snow on them.

Loved your Christmas Memory.
Very Special when you get to be part of the Christmas Card Scene!

Your two kids look so adorable out walking to do the morning chores. Love the Horse Sweater. Did your mom make it?
I bet your daughter thinks it is pretty awesome too.
I also love how they are holding hands as they walk. So cute!

Janet...our temps would really have to drop to get to freezing. Right now as I type at 12:44 am it is still 54 degrees out. Makes the Apt. so warm...that I am sweating most of the time...just wearing a T-Shirt and Jeans.


Well girls. I finished knitting another gift tonight. I don't plan at this point to make any other Christmas Gifts...the rest will be store bought or gift cards.

Iam tired tonight...no nap today. My husband had another dizzy spell/and vomiting. I walked him back to bed. His health is just not that good. He is beginning to have lots of small issues besides his bigger health issues. Getting OLD is NOT FUN!

So, I will bid you all goodnight and sweet dreams,
peggy

Farmgirl #1326
http://ladyinredsite.blogspot.com

"Leave Your Cares Behind...Join Us On The Porch"

"I'm only as strong as the caffeine I drink, the hair-spray I use and the Girlfriends that I have."

When I was a lonely wallflower, Jesus asked me to dance. Then he asked me to be His!

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Bearclover
True Blue Farmgirl

2376 Posts

Bunny
The Dalles OR
USA
2376 Posts

Posted - Nov 14 2012 :  08:50:11 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Peggy, it will cost $40,000.00 to built that little house. Not $4,000.00. Still cheaper than anything other than a mobile home in a park with a space rental.

Farmgirl number 3738
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Handmade stuff http://www.etsy.com/shop/CuriousOrangeCat?ref=ss_profile

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LadyInRed
True Blue Farmgirl

6362 Posts

PeggyAnn
Vancouver WA
USA
6362 Posts

Posted - Nov 15 2012 :  01:05:46 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Bunny...I liked my figures better didn't you? LOL Wow, how could those little things cost soooooo
Much??? That is crazy! But like you said cheaper than a Mobile Home on a lot.

Love and Hugs,
Peggy

Farmgirl #1326
http://ladyinredsite.blogspot.com

"Leave Your Cares Behind...Join Us On The Porch"

"I'm only as strong as the caffeine I drink, the hair-spray I use and the Girlfriends that I have."

When I was a lonely wallflower, Jesus asked me to dance. Then he asked me to be His!
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Bearclover
True Blue Farmgirl

2376 Posts

Bunny
The Dalles OR
USA
2376 Posts

Posted - Nov 15 2012 :  1:06:14 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Peggy, consider the cost of a new RV made with cheaper materials. You can easily pay that and more. The tiny houses I'm looking at have real wood, insulation for cold climates and your own furniture instead of the generic RV decorating. Plus they are custom made. I could do it for half if my son builds it for me if I don't include solar right away.


Farmgirl number 3738
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Handmade stuff http://www.etsy.com/shop/CuriousOrangeCat?ref=ss_profile

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Netty
True Blue Farmgirl

379 Posts

Lynette
Hardy Nebraska
USA
379 Posts

Posted - Nov 15 2012 :  10:16:12 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I sure am missing you all. I have been busy doing the book work for the farm and my husband has been driving me crazy with it. Don't know how many of you know about farming and tax time, but we have to have ours taxes done befor March. So I have to keep the books up to date or DH gets in a up roar. We don't get to wait till April like the rest of the world.

You all take care and also I am feeling a lot better. Thanks for the good wishes.

Netty
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LadyInRed
True Blue Farmgirl

6362 Posts

PeggyAnn
Vancouver WA
USA
6362 Posts

Posted - Nov 16 2012 :  12:14:39 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Quiet On The Porch...

I can hear the Wind blowing it is so deathly quiet! If it weren't for Bunny, Netty and Janet...I would feel
like I was talking to myself!! LOL Thanks girls for keeping me company.

This morning My youngest son and I went shopping. We were looking for Thanksgiving type food. Even though we are going out for dinner both families want some left overs to enjoy. I think I will probably cook my small turkey up earier in the week and then have it all ready so all I have to do is heat up left overs that night. We were listening to Christmas Music and it was sunny and bright outside...so much so that I felt like we were listening to Christmas songs in March or April. But when we did get out of the car...the East Wind was blowing and it was bitter cold outside. It felt right but look wrong...if you know what I mean. LOL

Came home and tried to take a nap but it was one of those days that I had to fight inbetween interuptions to get any rest. First the Maintenance guy came by to bring me a battery for the smoke alarm. I asked that he just leave it at the door and I would put it in myself. He forgot and pounded on the door...then laid it on the threshold and left. I just fell back to sleep and my husbands alarm clock went off...and he wasn't even home. So, got up and shut it off and went back to lay down...then just fell asleep and 2 mothers and their children decided to talk and visit right outside my door. Grrrrrr!!! OK...I just gave up and got up. It just wasn't meant to be I guess.

Had Bible Study tonight. The gal who Hostesses it got sick so we had to change meeting locations but that all worked out fine. We had a really good evening together. It was fun, the fellowship sweet and the study very convicting.

Well...I am going to hop off early and try to get to bed earlier tonight. My gal who does my floors and bathrooms comes in the morning.

Hope everyone is busy getting their Thanksgiving Plans all arranged. In all the hustle and bustle...don't forget to Count your Blessings and Remember The Giver of All those Gifts. He is Who we should be most Thankful for.

Love and hugs,
peggy

Farmgirl #1326
http://ladyinredsite.blogspot.com

"Leave Your Cares Behind...Join Us On The Porch"

"I'm only as strong as the caffeine I drink, the hair-spray I use and the Girlfriends that I have."

When I was a lonely wallflower, Jesus asked me to dance. Then he asked me to be His!

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DEW
True Blue Farmgirl

317 Posts

Dianne
Weiser Idaho
USA
317 Posts

Posted - Nov 16 2012 :  07:59:37 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi Everyone
A minute in the porch. I really need one. Someone pass me the tea. I need a good cup of tea. Here are some brownies. I hope you all like chocolate. LOL

I get to pick up my spinning wheel today. Woo Hoo! I am so excited. That is part of what has been keeping me busy. I have lots of alpaca to clean and card so it will be ready to spin.

Also my friends Jennifer and Kirstan decided they wanted to do some craft shows this Holiday Season. Guess who got drafted to help? LOL It has been a lot of fun. It is interesting to see what sells and what does not. People will buy what they love. No matter the price. We have been very big on touch it feel it try it on. That more than anything seems to sell the hand crafted items. we have a mirror for people to see how they look in the scarves, hats, and other items. Lots of fun!! Who does not like to try on one of a kind items?

I will never get caught up so I am just going to jump back in. I have been praying for all of you even if I do not get a chance to sit and chat.

I did read back over a few pages. Cheime I love the Jewelry. I love the long dangly earings.

Janet you have been so busy. You have a wonderful display.

Bunny enjoy your time. Don't do homework all the time.

Kimberly I love Christmas time too. I love the music, the lights, the joy. It is a busy time but fun.

Kids are coming in so I better get off the porch and get to work.

Dianne
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AliciaNak
True Blue Farmgirl

405 Posts

Alicia
Elko Nevada
USA
405 Posts

Posted - Nov 16 2012 :  08:17:27 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
A moment on the porch before milking time.

Diane, have fun with all your crafts and crafter's fairs! Weiser..you may know my husband's grandparents and cousins. The Nakamuras. Shiz, Grandma Nakamura, worked at one of the schools for years. We go visit a few times a year. The cousins farm. Did well in Onions a few years back.

Bunny, that little Gypsy cottage looks darling! It would be extra special to have one built by your son, too.

Peggy, Hope you get some more quiet time today. Everyone needs a little.

No snow here yet. We had one little dusting, the boys got excited, and by the end of the day it was melted and gone. Back in the 50's during the day now, although nights dip down to freezing or 20's. I'm enjoying these days of no snow for now. We really need the water tho. I don't mind not having to fight frozen hoses for animal water. I've been hand milking Sunny in front of the barn/milking parlor so we can both soak up these last few days of sunshine. It's supposed to start with some weather on Sunday. Good, it's after we run to Homedale, Idaho to pick up Jersey cow number 3. Some days I wonder if I haven't gone totally crazy!

Enjoy your day ladies. 6 more sleeps until Thanksgiving!

Alicia
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Posted - Nov 16 2012 :  4:40:49 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Peggy, I try to take a nap, maybe every other year, and lo and behold, as soon as I lay down, the phone rings, or someone is knocking on the door. Never happens when I am up, so I do not nap at all. Hopefully you can get some naps in without interrupion. We went Sunday and got a turkey, went again today and got another one. I like to try to get 5 or 6 of them for the freezer. We have turkey every 2-3 months. You have to buy $25.00 to get a turkey, limit 1 for 49 cents a lb., so we go get a few things at a time. Will get another one on Sunday, then 2 or 3 more during the week.
Dianne, Have fun with your new spinning wheel. I have had mine for 2 years now and will practice with it after craft sale next week. There is nobody around here to learn from, so I am on my own. I just need the time to practice.
I worked today and will be working tomorrow, my son has an auction to go to. I am busy cleaning and arranging things in some sort of order, I got half done today and will finish tomorrow while working.

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Posted - Nov 16 2012 :  9:17:28 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hey girls,

We are having really nice weather here like some of you girls. Sun out fairly warm during the day (50's) and then down in the 30's and 40's in the night.

You girls talking about Christmas is getting me into the mood. I do believe Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays due to the fact you get together with family and friends and visit and just enjoy one another. No other stressers you just get together and be thankful.

Kim....am so happy your life has started to come around some for you. I think it is so great that you and your husband are starting to talk. My mama always told me that communication is a main factor in a marriage and boy is she ever right. Life can be so odd at times, but we must believe and have faith that God has everything in control. Is hard sometimes, but he always does such a better job about things then we do. The picture of the kids walking away from the camera is so cute. They sure act like they get along so well with one another.

I had to go and sub. today at school and I had such a great time. I get so tickled with the kids and I love to praise them when they do well so, sometimes I get a little carried away, the kids love it, but the teachers I think sometimes think that I am a little looney. I just keep on doing what I do best and that is to have fun and try and make it fun for the kids while they are learning.

Peggy....I know how you feel sometimes about the naps. It seems like when I really want to get some rest someone has to bug me. So I get up and then no one calls or nothing. Go figure!

Our grocery store has a deal if you spend so much you can get a fee turkey. So maybe tomorrow I will go in and get it so that it will be good and thawed out by Thursday. My folks and brother with his family come to our place for the holidays so I will have to put up my sewing for now and get ready for turkey day.
I am one of those people that love to dress up a table. My mom always did that for special holidays. Get the good dishes out and silverware and have a pretty table cloth, so it rubbed off onto me
to do the same. My SIL would use paper plates and plastic cups if it were up to her, I am not saying that is all bad, it's just not my thing. My way is a lot of work, but I really love the out come.

Got to go for now, getting really sleepy. You all take care

Netty
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