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FieldsofThyme
Farmgirl Guide & Schoolmarm / Chapter Leader

4928 Posts



USA
4928 Posts

Posted - Jan 08 2012 :  06:04:31 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by tribalcime

Kristina..your scarf is so pretty . I love granny squares.
The Borax will dry them out and so will salt of any kind.......Th hard part is plucking the feathers and taking the wings. I feel bad but the birds are shot for the meat and otherwise the feathers would go to waste .

http://www.tribalhorsedesigns.com
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I think that's great that you use the feathers and the meat. Over shotgun week in our area, I heard from people on how they found deer shot, and heads or antlers cut off, and the entire bodies just left behind. I've cooked pheasant once in my life, and that was a looong time ago. I'd like to supplement our meat by hunting and fishing more this year. I'd love tips on cooking pheasant too (funny how this thread came to this, ha ha!). I remember mine being a bit dry.

Will you be making more head pieces with the feathers?

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Montrose Girl
Farmgirl Legend/Schoolmarm

1360 Posts

Laurie
Montrose CO
1360 Posts

Posted - Jan 08 2012 :  07:24:27 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I finished a book cover for mom. She's an avid reader and it has a book mark built in along with handles so she carries it wherever she goes. Made a bunch of Thank You cards and a few birthday cards to get my supply ready for the year. I think the summer will be too busy to let me work on such projects, so winter is a good time to stockpile. I'm still working on the first shawl and my cousins quilt. I'm taking everything in stages, but I hope to complete the quilt this week.

Laurie

http://www.inntheorchardbnb.com/
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tribalcime
True Blue Farmgirl

2963 Posts

lisa
lexington ky
USA
2963 Posts

Posted - Jan 08 2012 :  07:47:41 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Kristina...... pheasant is really good if cooked in a crock pot or in a cooking bag . I have several recipes if you would like them. That is horrible about the killing and leaving the animals .Not responsible at all . I love to fish but I dont eat fish so I throw them back .
I enjoy making the head pieces and worked on 6 yesterday . I am dog sitting my friends bird dog this weekend and he has been a hoot. If i drop a feather he so very very carefully picks it up and gives to me.
I made him a headband yesterday even ... here is pic of him wearing it .

I am relearning to walk after an injury and wear a leg brace and the dog goes and gets stuff for me . I watch him for a week every month since summer and he has really bonded to me.

http://www.tribalhorsedesigns.com
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Edited by - tribalcime on Jan 08 2012 07:48:28 AM
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forgetmenot
True Blue Farmgirl

3587 Posts

Judith
Nora Springs IA
USA
3587 Posts

Posted - Jan 08 2012 :  10:12:27 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
What a sweet dog, and sweet headband. Looks like her doesn't even mind wearing it. Last year I dried a turkey wing using the borax. It came out just fine. Visited a furrier/taxidermist. He told me I should have removed the bones first. Well, I just followed the instructions from an internet site, and it worked fine. The turkey was roadkill in front of our place. I made my husband cut the wing..I am a woose. But, I had to say a prayer before we cut the wing, because that is what you do.

"Courage is not the absence of fear, but the belief that something is more important than fear." Ambrose Red Moon
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FieldsofThyme
Farmgirl Guide & Schoolmarm / Chapter Leader

4928 Posts



USA
4928 Posts

Posted - Jan 09 2012 :  04:29:46 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Awwww, Lisa, that dog sounds incredible.

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ceejay48
Farmgirl Legend/Schoolmarm/Sharpshooter

13362 Posts

CeeJay (CJ)
Dolores Colorado
USA
13362 Posts

Posted - Jan 09 2012 :  05:30:06 AM  Show Profile  Send ceejay48 a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
Lisa . . that headband for the dog is gorgeous! And he looks like a "cool" friend to have. I know how much I love my doggie friends . . past AND present.
CJ

..from the barefoot farmgirl in SW Colorado...sister chick #665.
2010 Farmgirl Sister of the Year
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FieldsofThyme
Farmgirl Guide & Schoolmarm / Chapter Leader

4928 Posts



USA
4928 Posts

Posted - Jan 09 2012 :  10:15:58 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
go to my blog to see more things I finished over the weekend: http://pioneerwomanatheart.blogspot.com/

Farmgirl #800
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From my Camera: http://www.flickr.com/photos/pioneerwomanatheart/
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FarmDream
True Blue Farmgirl

1085 Posts

Julie
TX
USA
1085 Posts

Posted - Jan 10 2012 :  8:51:36 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I read back a few posts, Kristina. Nice job on those hats and I hope you get some more yarn!

~FarmDream is Farmgirl Sister #3069

Live Today, Cherish Yesterday, Dream Tomorrow

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sidavis
True Blue Farmgirl

125 Posts

Susan
Vero Beach Fl
USA
125 Posts

Posted - Jan 11 2012 :  04:38:06 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thank you to all my farm girl sisters who have sent me cards in the mail. I am over whelmed with the out pouring of care from you. Wish I could thank you personally. Am starting to go through Mom;s things and getting ready to donate her things. She was a pack rat to be sure! Then on to Dave's things which will be a little easier I think. I have given his children and grandchildren the things that mean a lot to them. Thank goodness that this part of my life is over (is it ever really over?) and I can move on a bit. After 3 years of caring for someone you love, where do you begin? I sold the camper (sad), the truck and my PT Cruiser (which I loved) and bought a 2012 Nissan "Juke". A more dependable car , or so I was told. Sure is sporty and rides like a dream. Time to move on.

OK, I'm ready-Let's go.
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sidavis
True Blue Farmgirl

125 Posts

Susan
Vero Beach Fl
USA
125 Posts

Posted - Jan 11 2012 :  04:39:39 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
PS We were married for 15 years with the last three being a care taker.

OK, I'm ready-Let's go.
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tribalcime
True Blue Farmgirl

2963 Posts

lisa
lexington ky
USA
2963 Posts

Posted - Jan 11 2012 :  04:55:43 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Ceejay ..I gotta have my doggie friends :) I keep thinking of getting another German Shepard since Sadie has been gone 3 years but I dog sit for several friends and so far that keeps me happy.
Judith .how sweet of your hubby :)
Kristina.the hats are nice and the prayer shawl is so pretty..
I worked last night on washing and blow drying and brushing feathers ......... The patterns and colors and textures are so pretty.
Takes about 4 hrs for a shoebox full to be done. It is just a start of them all.

Here is photo of one simple design I made with them . You really cant see it but there is a tiny owl in middle top of design.

I worked a bit on creating "Word" jewelry. I mod podged the words to the metal pieces last night . Hoping to work up a few in couple of necklaces later today .



It is pouring rain all day so i will spend the day at my work table :)


http://www.tribalhorsedesigns.com
My webstore is http://www.etsy.com/shop/TribalHorseDesigns?ref=si_shop

Edited by - tribalcime on Jan 11 2012 05:00:23 AM
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FieldsofThyme
Farmgirl Guide & Schoolmarm / Chapter Leader

4928 Posts



USA
4928 Posts

Posted - Jan 11 2012 :  07:40:57 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Lisa, I love that green feather with the hair clip. My kids would love your items with words too.

Susan, continued prayers.

Today, I am working on a ripple lap blanket that I started last spring......I have a list I intend to finish before gardening starts. I also finished a surprise item for another farmgirl (can't post a picture until she gets it- tee he he).


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http://scrapreusedandrecycledartprojects.blogspot.com/

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From my Camera: http://www.flickr.com/photos/pioneerwomanatheart/
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forgetmenot
True Blue Farmgirl

3587 Posts

Judith
Nora Springs IA
USA
3587 Posts

Posted - Jan 11 2012 :  07:53:38 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Lisa, thank you so much for sharing pics of your work place and your feathers drying. I could almost feel my hands on the feathers. I am not very creative (artistic) but I love your final creations. I have a red haired 15 yr. gd that just loves the feathered earrings and hairpieces. I'll have to remember your etsy site for her.

"Courage is not the absence of fear, but the belief that something is more important than fear." Ambrose Red Moon
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FieldsofThyme
Farmgirl Guide & Schoolmarm / Chapter Leader

4928 Posts



USA
4928 Posts

Posted - Jan 11 2012 :  08:03:28 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Here is the ripple lap blanket I am crocheting:



It's in "sherbet" colors.

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Betty J.
True Blue Farmgirl

1349 Posts

Betty
Pasco WA
USA
1349 Posts

Posted - Jan 11 2012 :  08:57:28 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Kristina, your sherbet afghan is beautiful. I would do something like that if I didn't already have so many UFO's to finish. I finished three quilts for Christmas and am getting ready to finish another top or two. Thank you for sharing.

Betty in Pasco
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ruthie218
True Blue Farmgirl

1187 Posts

Ruthie Ann
Indiana
USA
1187 Posts

Posted - Jan 11 2012 :  10:49:50 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote

Kristina,
Love your afghan. Im working on a prayer blanket and some crocheted dishcloths.

http://simpleindianagirl.blogspot.com/
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prayin granny
True Blue Farmgirl

1874 Posts

Linda
Kansas
1874 Posts

Posted - Jan 11 2012 :  12:37:32 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi ladies!
Working on knitted slippers for gkids!
Enjoy everyone!

Blessings,
Linda
www.scatteredlittleblessings.blogspot.com

Country at Heart
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ceejay48
Farmgirl Legend/Schoolmarm/Sharpshooter

13362 Posts

CeeJay (CJ)
Dolores Colorado
USA
13362 Posts

Posted - Jan 11 2012 :  3:29:39 PM  Show Profile  Send ceejay48 a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
Trying to S-T-R-E-T-C-H and cut six server aprons out of what fabric I have for servers for a local restaurant.
The ONLY place here to get fabric is Walmart and that's not saying much. I HAVE been able to get more of this fabric in the past . . none today and I need to get 'em done and delivered Friday. I have enough to do the job if I make pockets from something else.
CJ

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

From my Hands - www.cjscreations-ceejay.blogspot.com

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mickib
True Blue Farmgirl

267 Posts

Michele
Coeur d'Alene Idaho
267 Posts

Posted - Jan 11 2012 :  4:18:03 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Kristina, what a pretty afghan. Good luck with your aprons, CJ.
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ceejay48
Farmgirl Legend/Schoolmarm/Sharpshooter

13362 Posts

CeeJay (CJ)
Dolores Colorado
USA
13362 Posts

Posted - Jan 12 2012 :  07:07:18 AM  Show Profile  Send ceejay48 a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
Well, I will HAVE those 6 server aprons!! They are cut and ready to sew, but this was a challenge of "Nifty Thrifty" and "Nellie-Make-Do" proportions!! Cost for supplies ended up being CONSIDERABLY LESS!!! Time involved in being a "Nellie-Make-Do" CONSIDERABLY MORE!! But the end product WILL BE PROFESSIONAL!!!!
But this is what Farmgirls do, isn't it?!?!
CJ

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

From my Hands - www.cjscreations-ceejay.blogspot.com

the "Purple Thistle" http://www.ceejay48.etsy.com

From my Heart - www.fromacelticheart.blogspot.com

Through my lens - http://ceejayscamera.shutterfly.com/

From my Hubby - www.aspenforge.blogspot.com
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forgetmenot
True Blue Farmgirl

3587 Posts

Judith
Nora Springs IA
USA
3587 Posts

Posted - Jan 12 2012 :  11:33:35 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Sherbet colors for that afghan..that's just what I was thinking too! Very pretty! CJ, you are a wizard! Would love to see a pic of those aprons when you are done! Today I am getting heart yo-yo's ready for swap, making valentines and pins, and still working on knitted hand and elbow warmers for self. Happy stitching/crafting Farmgirls! Oh..take a look at the swap site under January yo-yo swap. I posted pics of Ohioann's farmgirl journal. Beautiful!

"Courage is not the absence of fear, but the belief that something is more important than fear." Ambrose Red Moon
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ceejay48
Farmgirl Legend/Schoolmarm/Sharpshooter

13362 Posts

CeeJay (CJ)
Dolores Colorado
USA
13362 Posts

Posted - Jan 12 2012 :  3:05:53 PM  Show Profile  Send ceejay48 a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
OOPS! I didn't get a pic of those server aprons! But they are already in the hands of the restaurant people and I have some extra cash in my purse! YAY!!! They were VERY pleased with them . . I loved the expressions on their faces and they told me "you are SOOO good! These are wonderful and perfect!!"
But they were black waist aprons with a pocket row across the bottom divided into 3 sections, 24" wide and 12" long with square corners. Look pretty much like any basic server apron HOWEVER these have a "chic and classy" look to them and are sturdy. I used what I had of black duck canvas, a black linen curtain panel with two very long ties on it, a black sheet and black quilt binding and bias tape. Not all "shades" of black are black . . . if you get my drift.
Thanks for the encouragement! Now onto my next apron project!
CJ

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

From my Hands - www.cjscreations-ceejay.blogspot.com

the "Purple Thistle" http://www.ceejay48.etsy.com

From my Heart - www.fromacelticheart.blogspot.com

Through my lens - http://ceejayscamera.shutterfly.com/

From my Hubby - www.aspenforge.blogspot.com
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FieldsofThyme
Farmgirl Guide & Schoolmarm / Chapter Leader

4928 Posts



USA
4928 Posts

Posted - Jan 13 2012 :  06:03:01 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Today I am drilling the last holes in my truffle mold ornaments. They will be boxed up for Christmas today also - YAY!

I'm also working on another ornament, using up some wooden rings with hooks (a thrift store find). I have already crocheted cotton string around them, and have started on the center part of them. I'll post when those are completely finished too. I'm using old canning lids for it too.

The afghan project continues in the evenings while I chat with dh....

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http://scrapreusedandrecycledartprojects.blogspot.com/

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soapmommy60543
True Blue Farmgirl

2197 Posts

Ann
Oswego IL
USA
2197 Posts

Posted - Jan 13 2012 :  06:09:10 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
After cleaning my oven this morning (tried a recipe yesterday that made a huge mess), I will be retrying said recipe to help keep the house warm, then stitching up a bunch of pillowcases and dresses. Then I'll be cutting some fabric strips for an upcoming tutorial.

Happy Friday, girls - everyone stay warm!

Wife of terrific hubby and mom to 2 kiddos, 2 bunnies, 2 geriatric goldfish, and the best dog in the world!

Check out my blog: http://www.suburbanprairiehomemaker.com
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GirlwithHook
True Blue Farmgirl

922 Posts

Alyce
Madison WI
USA
922 Posts

Posted - Jan 13 2012 :  10:31:15 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Let's see...I'm spinning laceweight yarn to make an altar cloth. Last night I started crocheting a new scarf for the Man of the House out of Homespun, and I'm also sewing a new jacket for him. Unfortunately, that last has so much fine detail in it that I can only work on it when I'm wide awake (meaning, probably not today). He just had to have a fussy jacket, y'know?



A hook, a book, and a good cup of coffee....
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