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LadyInRed
True Blue Farmgirl

6429 Posts

PeggyAnn
Vancouver WA
USA
6429 Posts

Posted - Nov 18 2013 :  11:20:52 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Sharon and Betty...I have rarely seen good things come out of the death of a parent...where the siblings are concerned.
My sister said she wanted NOTHING when are parents died and my brother wanted everything...but they both died ahead of
my mom. I go to her house in Spokane where she has lived for 50+ years and I know I will probably be left to deal with
all that STUFF and I just want to blow the whole place up and be done with it. She has a couple of pieces of Jewelry
that I might want to keep in the family but that is it. I wonder why more people don't pass along things to their kids
while their children are still young enough to enjoy it and want it. I'm 62 and I have down-sized 3 time since turning
55 and I know my kids will Thank Me Someday. And I have given my boys keep sake pieces already. I have even given my
favorite Aunt and My own Mother several rings that they admired. I look at it a bit differently than most people...I'm
sure but it's just stuff and it isn't going with us when we die...so let people have it NOW. I even had a friend who
admired a painting that I had of The Shepherdess and she use to say..."Will" that to me when you die will you...I love that
picture. So last year I just gave it to her. What is one less painting on my walls??? And another girlfriend always admired an antique bracelet I wore alot...so I gave it to her. Anyway, I am all about spreading the Joy and Love now...so no one fights over it later.


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."

"Believe in yourself and let the glitter fly!" P.Smith Mail Art Hostess

Edited by - LadyInRed on Nov 18 2013 11:25:34 AM
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needy
True Blue Farmgirl

275 Posts

Juanita
Exmore Virginia
USA
275 Posts

Posted - Nov 18 2013 :  12:40:02 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi Peggy, I'm with you and I have so much stuff and I am giving it away also. Charlie and I have enough stuff to contend with. He will be 80 on Sat 23rd and I will be 70 in January and Its about time and over due, I think. When we married he lived in his house for 40 years and I lived in mine for about 35 years and the stuff was unbearable to sort through. His kids didn't want but a few things of their Moms and My kids have different taste then I have, sooooooo I say get rid of the stuff. I gave my granddaughter her G-G-grandmothers diamond ring after she graduated from college last Spring and she loves it. I know she will take care of it. Any way I will get off my soap box now.

It was good to write you again. I look at the pictures every now and than. Thanks and have a great Thanksgiving and Christmas.

Juanita Massey
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bobbinrobin
True Blue Farmgirl

590 Posts

Sharon
Newman Lake WA
USA
590 Posts

Posted - Nov 18 2013 :  1:06:09 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
It wasn't about the "stuff". More about sharing her finances with the grandchildren as was her wishes and what she and my dad had specified in their will. None of the 6 of them got a penny because my brother had control of it all. My mother would be so sad


How beautiful a day can be when kindness touches it. -G. Elliston

www.sharnymcclarny.etsy.com
www.bobbinrobin.etsy.com
www.sharnymcclarny.blogspot.com
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churunga
True Blue Farmgirl

3067 Posts

Marie
Minneapolis MN
USA
3067 Posts

Posted - Nov 18 2013 :  5:19:04 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I have something new on my dressmaker model which I am considering for restyling.



I believe it was once an underdress worn by a Somali woman. I found it in the alley. I am looking for ideas for restyling this garment.

Marie, Sister #5142

Try everything once and the fun things twice.
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LadyInRed
True Blue Farmgirl

6429 Posts

PeggyAnn
Vancouver WA
USA
6429 Posts

Posted - Nov 18 2013 :  6:02:18 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Sharon...no, I totally get what you were saying and I'm sorry I kind of muddled all that together.

When I was younger my Grandmother always promised me her ruby ring when she died. When I was 17 she died
and when my folks went to Portland for the funeral I reminded my Mother about that ring. So, when she got
home I asked her if she brought it home to me. She said, "No, there was a big fight about it...so we
buried her with it." What????? I was so hurt and so upset...but I got over it eventually but it taught
me an early lesson about Family squabbles and stupidity when some one dies. I have seen it too many times...
whether it is money or things someone seems to get it all and everyone else gets Nothing.

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."

"Believe in yourself and let the glitter fly!" P.Smith Mail Art Hostess
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Daizy
True Blue Farmgirl

930 Posts

Daizy
Talladega Alabama
USA
930 Posts

Posted - Nov 19 2013 :  06:18:52 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Today, I'm on Chicken watch. I had to close my girls up for several days because I was losing one every two days to a fox, coyote, or hawk. They didn't like it but kept giving eggs. I have put them out today because I intend to stay around the house til lunch.... they may never go back into the coop !!! I wish them well but I'm down to 16 and one rooster. I can't stand to count at night and be minus one. It just kills me. Am I the only one that gets so attached???

Hugs and prayers,
Daizy
www.poorhouseparadise.blogspot.com

Daizy #1093
Poor House Farmgirl Chapter
A good day is when you find ALL your ear tags! I wonder how my cows would like my Farmgirl apron??
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churunga
True Blue Farmgirl

3067 Posts

Marie
Minneapolis MN
USA
3067 Posts

Posted - Nov 22 2013 :  2:52:04 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I went to a snow globe class last night. This is a picture of I have made so far.



I glued a base on the inside of the canning lid to raise the platform to the level of the canning ring. I made a tree from various leggo parts. I carefully glued every piece on to make sure that nothing would become dislodged. I glued the tree on the base. I then carefully glued a triceratops under the tree. I had to make certain that everything would fit in the jar before I started gluing. I haven't put the water and glycerin in the jar because many in the workshop were having difficulty with the mix of glycerin and water. I will be doing experiments at home to determine the proper proportion.

Marie, Sister #5142

Try everything once and the fun things twice.
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Quiltsister413
Farmgirl in Training

13 Posts

Mary Jo
Swanton OH
USA
13 Posts

Posted - Nov 23 2013 :  6:21:59 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I am working on a sample for our upcoming Quilt Bear Cafe Club. It is a table topper made with a charm pack. I just started quilting it, but here it is on my design wall two days ago.



Bear hugs,

Mary Jo - Farmgirl #5559
www.thequiltbear.com
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crafter
True Blue Farmgirl

2313 Posts

lori
Fort Atkinson Wisconsin
USA
2313 Posts

Posted - Nov 25 2013 :  08:08:19 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
It's wonderful, beautiful colors!!!


Lori

God has promised strength for the day, rest for the labor, light for the way, grace for the trials, help from above, unfailing sympathy and undying love.

We are here to love each other, serve each other and uplift each other.
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Daizy
True Blue Farmgirl

930 Posts

Daizy
Talladega Alabama
USA
930 Posts

Posted - Nov 25 2013 :  4:00:57 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Today I put out 8 rolls of hay in the freezing cold....but the rain held off. Now its dark and I am home with my paper work. I have high hopes of having all of it ready for the tax person by the end of January. I am always filing for an extension but not this year. Keep your fingers crossed. After I work here for an hour then I am going to do some hand sewing and then read in bed under the electric blanket and my mothers quilt.

Hugs and prayers,
Daizy #1093
www.poorhouseparadise.blogspot.com

Daizy #1093
Poor House Farmgirl Chapter
A good day is when you find ALL your ear tags! I wonder how my cows would like my Farmgirl apron??
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Marcy
True Blue Farmgirl

2487 Posts

Marcy
Tiverton Rhode Island
USA
2487 Posts

Posted - Nov 26 2013 :  09:47:03 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I just dropped off two knitted scarves, one shawl and fifteen knitted pairs of baby hats and booties to a local shelther. It's starting to get cold around here (I hate cold) I just hope that someone get's some use ut of them. Now my fingers are busy making more.

hugs
Marcy

Farmgirl #170

Since you get more joy out of giving joy to others, you should put a good deal of thought into the happiness that you are able to give...Eleanor Roosevelt

http://marcysworldofcreativity.blogspot.com/

https://www.etsy.com/shop/ImaginationsInClay?
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carolj
True Blue Farmgirl

244 Posts

Carol
Waynesboro Georgia
USA
244 Posts

Posted - Nov 27 2013 :  3:58:54 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I just finished crocheting a scarf for my mother for Christmas. I've also made 20 dish cloths in Christmas colors, which I am going to bundle around a small bottle of hand lotion to give to my fellow teachers. I think I might head over to the merit badge link after this. Happy Thanksgiving to all of you!


Blessings,

Carol
Farmgirl 1823

Sow what you want to reap.
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Betty J.
True Blue Farmgirl

1349 Posts

Betty
Pasco WA
USA
1349 Posts

Posted - Nov 27 2013 :  4:01:57 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I just finished a device to stuff plastic bags in. I found it on the Sew4Home website. They have some really neat things to quickly make. I don't know what I will do with it yet, but it will be gifted.

Betty in Pasco
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OregonGal
True Blue Farmgirl

510 Posts

Chris
No. IL
USA
510 Posts

Posted - Nov 27 2013 :  9:08:48 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I'm working on lots of knitted things too, but I've taken a knit break and am working on a pennyrug.
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katmom
True Blue Farmgirl

12684 Posts

Grace
WACAL Gal WashCalif.
USA
12684 Posts

Posted - Nov 29 2013 :  08:23:30 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
soon as the last of my house guests leave (on Sunday) I plan to hit the sewing/craft room hard & heavy...
I found some cute wool felt snowmen ornaments to make, so I am thinking that will be my lil gifts,,, personalized wool felt snowmen & women... :>)

In the mean time I will continue to peek in here to 'borrow' ideas! :>)

>^..^<
Happiness is being a katmom and Glamping Diva!

www.katmom4.blogspot.com & http://graciesvictorianrose.blogspot.com

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brightmeadow
True Blue Farmgirl

2040 Posts

Brenda
Ray Township Michigan
USA
2040 Posts

Posted - Nov 30 2013 :  2:39:26 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I've been working on dyeing yarn from black walnut hulls. I took it out of the dyepot today, it's been steeping for 7 days. You can see pictures and follow along on my blog at http://brightmeadowknits.blogspot.com/2013/11/dye-lot-26-continued.html


You shall eat the fruit of the labor of your hands - You shall be happy and it shall be well with you. -Psalm 128.2
Visit my blogs at http://brightmeadowfarms.blogspot.com (farming) http://brightmeadowknits.blogspot.com (knitting) or my homepage at http://home.earthlink.net/~brightmeadow
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ceejay48
Farmgirl Legend/Schoolmarm/Sharpshooter

13365 Posts

CeeJay (CJ)
Dolores Colorado
USA
13365 Posts

Posted - Dec 03 2013 :  5:48:38 PM  Show Profile  Send ceejay48 a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
"HANKIE BUNTING" I made for our little glamper, using some that had belong to my late sister-in-law and my late mother-in-law.
Made it so that I didn't cut up or do something permanent with the hankies in case I want them to be hankies again.
CJ





..from the barefoot farmgirl in SW Colorado...sister chick #665.
2010 Farmgirl Sister of the Year
Mother Hen: FARMGIRLS SOUTHWEST HENHOUSE

my aprons - http://www.facebook.com/FarmFreshAprons

living life - www.snippetscja.blogspot.com

from my heart - www.fromacelticheart.blogspot.com

from my hubby - www.aspenforge.blogspot.com
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grammytammy
True Blue Farmgirl

585 Posts

Tamara
Binghamton ny
USA
585 Posts

Posted - Dec 03 2013 :  6:01:07 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
CJ so charming

FarmGirl 2495
God loved us so much He gave His only son to die in our stead.
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LadyInRed
True Blue Farmgirl

6429 Posts

PeggyAnn
Vancouver WA
USA
6429 Posts

Posted - Dec 03 2013 :  6:10:03 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
THAT LOOKS VERY SWEET C.J.!!!

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."

"Believe in yourself and let the glitter fly!" P.Smith Mail Art Hostess
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needy
True Blue Farmgirl

275 Posts

Juanita
Exmore Virginia
USA
275 Posts

Posted - Dec 03 2013 :  6:14:07 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I have been making the ruffle scarfs and some dish cloths and also some aprons. This year I have done some strawberry jelly and some grape jelly, pepper jelly. I plan on having a real home made Christmas. I am making some fleece blankets also. These are nice to cozy up with in winter. I will be making some Table runners. All this is for Christmas. I really think that Christmas is for sharing the love of God with the family and friends, its to commercial for me.

My 7 year old great grandson told me tonight that Christmas is for celebrating Jesus Birthday not for getting gifts, I guess taking him to church since he was a little baby is proving to be rewarding. Bless him. Farm sister #1020 Juanita
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brightmeadow
True Blue Farmgirl

2040 Posts

Brenda
Ray Township Michigan
USA
2040 Posts

Posted - Dec 04 2013 :  07:22:11 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I finished a project yesterday! It is a knitted market tote.



You shall eat the fruit of the labor of your hands - You shall be happy and it shall be well with you. -Psalm 128.2
Visit my blogs at http://brightmeadowfarms.blogspot.com (farming) http://brightmeadowknits.blogspot.com (knitting) or my homepage at http://home.earthlink.net/~brightmeadow
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prayin granny
True Blue Farmgirl

1874 Posts

Linda
Kansas
1874 Posts

Posted - Dec 04 2013 :  08:21:06 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
This is my stash from Joann's! Making theme pillows for each of my grandkids.
Looking forward to beginning........great thing since snow in the forecast ;)

Blessings,
Linda

http://grannysbirds.blogspot.com/
Country at Heart
'For I know the plans I have for you......'
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prayin granny
True Blue Farmgirl

1874 Posts

Linda
Kansas
1874 Posts

Posted - Dec 04 2013 :  08:21:44 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
My pic didn't work :(

Hugs!

http://grannysbirds.blogspot.com/
Country at Heart
'For I know the plans I have for you......'
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Yart
True Blue Farmgirl

142 Posts


MI
USA
142 Posts

Posted - Dec 04 2013 :  09:26:17 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Trying to get a couple quick things done for myself... The first leg warmer... Good thing these come together quickly... Or I might loose interest




FarmGirl Sister #1081

www.mythirtyone.com/224740
Vegetables are a must on a diet. I suggest carrot cake, zucchini bread, and pumpkin pie. ~Jim Davis
http://urban-eco.blogspot.com/
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proseharley
True Blue Farmgirl

96 Posts

ROSE
dover ohio
USA
96 Posts

Posted - Dec 07 2013 :  2:32:25 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
all the work done fro my tree, angel, ornaments, roping... I love my angel.

Rose #5393
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