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MaryJane
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MaryJane
Moscow Idaho
USA
12824 Posts

Posted - Nov 07 2014 :  4:24:57 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
This week, I was thrilled to get a box from my dear friend and fellow farmgirl April Choate (Sister #658, sonshine4u). Enclosed were supplies for a project, a video CD, and the following handwritten letter:

Dear MaryJane and Meg,

I'm sitting on the floor in my craft room, buried by my current project of making aprons. It's a glorious place to be! Thread bits and fabric cuttings, hissing iron and shiny shears. I'm having a blast!

The reason I'm writing has nothing to do with aprons, but it does have to do with being a farmgirl. You see, I have had this special project in various stages for over a year. In fact, I was inspired a month after I saw you in Kansas. Anyway, I finished it and can now share it with you.

I made a video tutorial for you, and have some of the supplies for you in the package. The rest, I'm pretty sure you'll have around the farm. Open the package to find out what the fun is!

Much love,
April

I first met April a few years back when I was asked to be the keynote speaker at the Creative Connection Event in Minneapolis. After the event, Megan and I took a hired car and drove for about 45 minutes to April's house, where she hosted a farmgirl chapter get-together that included Farmgirl Beer served by her husband! (I had no idea there was such a thing so I brought the bottle home in my suitcase.)



Here's a video of the festivities. (But don't get distracted from making it all the way to the bottom of this post to watch April's surprise video:)



We met up again in 2013 when April hosted a Glampin’ Farmgirls on the Loose event that fell on the weekend of my birthday. I like to say I celebrated my 60th the best way possible—with my Sisters! (Read about that here and here.)

And now ... here is April's farmgirl genius video so you can see what all the henquarters cackling is about.




MaryJane, Farmgirl #1 Plowin' Thru ~ giving aprons a good wrap for 45 years and counting ~

YellowRose
True Blue Farmgirl

3882 Posts

Sara
Paris TX
USA
3882 Posts

Posted - Nov 07 2014 :  5:00:53 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
***WOW!***

Sara
Walk in Peace - Live with Joy
FarmGirl Sister #6034 Aug 25, 2014
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Pearlsnjeans
True Blue Farmgirl

246 Posts

Vicki
West Haven Utah
USA
246 Posts

Posted - Nov 07 2014 :  6:45:24 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Very creative idea! and the tutorial is great!


Vicki
Farmgirl Sister #120
Nature never repeats herself, and the possibilities of one human soul will never be found in another - Elizabeth Cady Stanton
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Killarney
True Blue Farmgirl

3626 Posts

Connie
Arlington TN
USA
3626 Posts

Posted - Nov 07 2014 :  8:04:39 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
What Fun!! I loved watching all the Farm Sisters show their Aprons! Mary Jane your Quilt was beautiful!! April, Great tutorial!! I will ask Santa for one of those Clocks!

Connie
Imagine....#3392
Farmgirl of the Month, August 2014
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Dapple Grey Lady
True Blue Farmgirl

626 Posts

Betty
Goodrich Texas
USA
626 Posts

Posted - Nov 07 2014 :  9:06:21 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Unique badge display! What a great idea! The apron stories are delightful too!

~ Betty ~
Farmgirl Sister # 5589
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Red Tractor Girl
True Blue Farmgirl

3833 Posts

Winnie
Gainesville Fl
USA
3833 Posts

Posted - Nov 08 2014 :  06:25:09 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
April's idea for the badge clock was fantastic! The cutest ever and so practical!!

Winnie #3109
Red Tractor Girl
Farm Sister of the Year 2014
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notathreatinsight
True Blue Farmgirl

626 Posts

Erin
Monroeville IN
USA
626 Posts

Posted - Nov 10 2014 :  06:43:44 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Love it! :)

Erin
Farmgirl #3762

~ Let our lives be full of both Thanks and Giving ~

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sonshine4u
Chapter Guru

1205 Posts

April
New Prague MN
USA
1205 Posts

Posted - Nov 30 2014 :  5:43:36 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Glad you liked the idea! Hope you have fun making one!

Farmgirl Hugs!

~April
River Valley Farmgirls
Chapter Leader

~Playing in the Sonshine~
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auntsmelly
True Blue Farmgirl

559 Posts

Jenny
Pitman NJ
USA
559 Posts

Posted - Feb 22 2015 :  2:28:33 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I love this idea. So clever.


God has a bigger plan for me than I have for myself.
Jenny,
Blessed Farmgirl #4359
FGOM October 2013
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ddmashayekhi
True Blue Farmgirl

3960 Posts

Dawn
Naperville Illinois
USA
3960 Posts

Posted - Feb 23 2015 :  06:10:11 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Great idea! Great video!

Dawn in IL
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