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quiltee
True Blue Farmgirl

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Linda
Terrell TX
USA
5963 Posts

Posted - Nov 11 2020 :  5:13:25 PM  Show Profile  Send quiltee a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
Nice poem!

In response to your question:
Great great something - Civil War (I have his enlistment papers)
Uncle, US Navy, WWII
Uncle, US Army, WWII
Husband, US Army, Viet Nam
Husband's cousin, US Army, Viet Nam
Ex-husband, US Navy, Viet Nam
Ex-husband, US Navy, Viet Nam


Farmgirl hugs,
Linda
Terrell, TX

Farm girl #1919
Farm Girl of the Month August 2015 and April 2017


"Women are Angels, and when someone breaks our wings, we simply continue to fly . . . on a broomstick - we're flexible, like that."

Edited by - quiltee on Nov 13 2020 1:25:05 PM
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JeanP
True Blue Farmgirl

405 Posts

Jean
Deary ID
USA
405 Posts

Posted - Nov 11 2020 :  8:48:27 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
And, I know we have sisters who have served too . . . . Step up and be counted here dear sisters . . .

"However difficult life may seem, there is always something you can do and succeed at."
. . . .Stephen Hawking
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StitchinWitch
True Blue Farmgirl

1288 Posts

Judith
Galt CA
USA
1288 Posts

Posted - Nov 11 2020 :  10:44:57 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Happy Veterans (Armistice) Day to all who served, including a few of my family.
Great Great Grandfather -- Civil War
Great Grandfather --Army -- Spanish American War
Great Uncle -- Army-- World War I
Uncle --Marines -- World War II
Ex husband -- Coast Guard -- Korean War
Husband -- Navy -- Vietnam
Son -- Air Force -- Desert Shield/Storm

Judith

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Happiness is Homemade
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JeanP
True Blue Farmgirl

405 Posts

Jean
Deary ID
USA
405 Posts

Posted - Nov 12 2020 :  7:51:34 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
LOL. Sara aka YellowRose commented yesterday on Sassoon haircuts . . . ah, I remember them well which brings to mind I've been having bad hair days lately . . . . Hmmmmmm, who am I kidding, I don't know about you, but it's been a bad hair year for me. Thinking back I went from Sassoon as a professional woman, to a Judy Dench style when I retired and now living through Coronamadness and not having had a haircut since January, I have progressed (or digressed) into a Doc Brown style . . . . Remember him from "Back to the Future"?On that note I think I'll have a little pre-dinner "leg lifter" dedicated to KatMom and enjoy an after dinner movie tonight . . . A Dan Brown thriller, "Inferno". Night Night . . . jean

"However difficult life may seem, there is always something you can do and succeed at."
. . . .Stephen Hawking
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StitchinWitch
True Blue Farmgirl

1288 Posts

Judith
Galt CA
USA
1288 Posts

Posted - Nov 13 2020 :  12:18:36 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Oh my -- Sassoon brings back some memories. Mostly bad.... 1970s. San Francisco. Mom and I were shopping and decided I needed a haircut for an upcoming whoop-de-do event for county officials (Ex was on the school board). I sat watching my hair get shorter; I wanted a short layered cut. It was looking pretty good. The gal whirled the chair around so I couldn't see the mirror and did some more snipping. She them turned me back to the mirror to see the finished product. I was totally speechless -- I looked like I had enlisted in the Marines or my wagon train had been attacked by Indians. My hair was perfectly layered -- each hair was 1/2 long. My husband wouldn't speak to me. The next day I drove to K-mart and bought a wig to wear to the whoop-de-do event. I had a job interview the next week. The wig stayed on for three months until my hair grew out somewhat.

Judith

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JeanP
True Blue Farmgirl

405 Posts

Jean
Deary ID
USA
405 Posts

Posted - Nov 13 2020 :  12:33:11 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Oh, Judith, hilarious story. Thanks for sharing. I can just picture it.
jean


"However difficult life may seem, there is always something you can do and succeed at."
. . . .Stephen Hawking
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quiltee
True Blue Farmgirl

5963 Posts

Linda
Terrell TX
USA
5963 Posts

Posted - Nov 13 2020 :  1:46:50 PM  Show Profile  Send quiltee a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
I definitely have Coronavirushair - I need it trimmed. It is too long and stringy. LOL! Scared to go into a salon - wish I could find a hairdresser who does house calls.


Farmgirl hugs,
Linda
Terrell, TX

Farm girl #1919
Farm Girl of the Month August 2015 and April 2017


"Women are Angels, and when someone breaks our wings, we simply continue to fly . . . on a broomstick - we're flexible, like that."
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quiltee
True Blue Farmgirl

5963 Posts

Linda
Terrell TX
USA
5963 Posts

Posted - Nov 13 2020 :  1:56:37 PM  Show Profile  Send quiltee a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
OMG Judith! That's the trouble with some of those high-end salons. They do what they think you might want - they don't ask first. That was funny, but so sorry you had to go through it.

Farmgirl hugs,
Linda
Terrell, TX

Farm girl #1919
Farm Girl of the Month August 2015 and April 2017


"Women are Angels, and when someone breaks our wings, we simply continue to fly . . . on a broomstick - we're flexible, like that."
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nubidane
True Blue Farmgirl

2692 Posts

Lisa
Georgetown OH
2692 Posts

Posted - Nov 13 2020 :  4:30:30 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Being a figure skater, I had the Dorothy Hamill cut
I remember that Sassoon cut too!

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JeanP
True Blue Farmgirl

405 Posts

Jean
Deary ID
USA
405 Posts

Posted - Nov 13 2020 :  7:22:50 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
November 13
A snowy, blowy day here in Northern Idaho. Toasty fire going and staying busy in my mini-Santa’s workshop studio. Frustrating day working on a machine embroidery project – some projects just go easier than others. Thinking a lot about the upcoming holidays – no friends or family with us this year and that brings to mind traveling. I got my monthly report from Google GPS today. It showed that I traveled all of 22 miles last month. Oh yes, we went to the Troy clinic to get our flu shots. Woo Hoo . . . what exciting trip should I plan for this weekend I wonder . . . . jean


"However difficult life may seem, there is always something you can do and succeed at."
. . . .Stephen Hawking
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JeanP
True Blue Farmgirl

405 Posts

Jean
Deary ID
USA
405 Posts

Posted - Nov 14 2020 :  6:00:54 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
November 14, 2020
My friend, Barbie, in South Carolina, does an envelope swap twice a year. I have been participating for about 10 years now and have thoroughly enjoyed it. The deal is – I make 10 hand-decorated and/or made envies. They can be all the same or all different. I send them to her before the deadline date with a return postage fee. In return I receive 10 all different ones. Great fun and folks are sooooo creative. Some excel at stamping, others at embossing or collage. Personally, I am kind of hooked on construction and dimensional projects. I have a large shoebox full of them and have been using them for some of my Farmgirl swap notes. I’m not in competition with any of the other swappers. I just always try to do my very best work and ask myself “Would I be happy to receive this?” These are the ones I received this week for the Fall swap. jean


"However difficult life may seem, there is always something you can do and succeed at."
. . . .Stephen Hawking
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Blessed in Colorado
True Blue Farmgirl

4395 Posts

Debbie L.
Oregon
USA
4395 Posts

Posted - Nov 15 2020 :  11:00:40 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Oh wow Jean those are awesome. Such a wonderful variety. I would not use them but display them’
Been rainy, windy and chilly but just fine. Actually was able to go to the beach, it was wonderful. I will never get tired of the beach.

Big Hugs,
Debbie
#1582
Blessed in Oregon
Farmgirl of the Month September 2012 and February2018
“My altars are My Mountains
and the ocean.” Lord Byron”

Women are Angels, and
when someone breaks our wings we simply continue to fly on our Broomsticks. We’re flexible like that.
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JeanP
True Blue Farmgirl

405 Posts

Jean
Deary ID
USA
405 Posts

Posted - Nov 15 2020 :  11:08:47 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi Debbie, I chuckle to myself every time I see a message from you, aka Blessed in Colorado aka Blessed in Oregon. I can relate -- after I registered for the Connection chatroom I thought of a different user name that I would much rather have used. But, alas, once you are registered, you can't change your user name. Boo Hoo. Just don't move out of state again . . . . we'd never find you. LOL.
Farmgirl hugs, jean

"However difficult life may seem, there is always something you can do and succeed at."
. . . .Stephen Hawking
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JeanP
True Blue Farmgirl

405 Posts

Jean
Deary ID
USA
405 Posts

Posted - Nov 15 2020 :  6:31:23 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
November 15, 2020
And so my “reign” as Farmgirl of the Month for November is half over. I have received so many blessings in getting to know many of you better. And, as we approach Thanksgiving, I am reminded that Christmas is but a few weeks away. Yesterday I saw a post from Nini in Pennsylvania that made me reflect on the stress we "Christmas Magicians" feel every year. It is starting to set in, isn’t it? This will be a very different Christmas for most of us this year. Covid19 has changed our world in ways we would never have imagined just a year ago. Trying to find the bright side in the darkness, perhaps it’s just the kick in the patootie that we need to think about turning off the Christmas Machine. Prior to the beginning of the 20th Century we were not bombarded with all the commercial hype and the holiday had a more spiritual and family-oriented focus that did not revolve around extravagant gift giving, extensive entertaining and over-indulging as we know it today. Was that a bad thing? I don’t think so.
When I first retired, I began putting on quilt retreats a few times a year. At the October retreats, I would feature a workshop called Unplug the Christmas Machine based on the book by that name written by Jo Robinson and Jean Coppock Staeheli. I still have all the training materials and have been thinking about starting a page on the Connection chatroom with the exercises. It would take a week to go through them. Let me know if there is any interest. There are seven exercises and, just so you know, there has never been any charge for them and these materials are freely available. If you think you’d be interested, let me know and advise me where you think I should post it. I promise you will come away feeling far less stress and more in control if you historically find this a stressful time with too much to do and not enough time to do it in.
jean


"However difficult life may seem, there is always something you can do and succeed at."
. . . .Stephen Hawking

Edited by - JeanP on Nov 15 2020 6:35:58 PM
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StitchinWitch
True Blue Farmgirl

1288 Posts

Judith
Galt CA
USA
1288 Posts

Posted - Nov 16 2020 :  10:59:23 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Jean -- Great idea -- I didn't know there was an actual program to de-commercialize Christmas. I unplugged Christmas about 25 years ago. I just got tired of three months of fuss for one holiday. You never used to see Christmas items in stores before Thanksgiving now they are there before Halloween. We are bombarded with the spend spend spend mentality. Too many people go in debt for it, forgetting the real meanings. We should remember that it is the spiritual meanings, and not only for Christians, of that time of year that is important. I no longer drive myself crazy shopping and now just enjoy getting together with my kids and grandkids. No more stress--it's wonderful. This year we have all decided to stay home and stay safe.

Judith

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JeanP
True Blue Farmgirl

405 Posts

Jean
Deary ID
USA
405 Posts

Posted - Nov 16 2020 :  7:33:50 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Happy Monday Farmgirls . . .
Spent all day working in the studio. I'm so tickled with the results. Wander on over to the "Stitching and Crafting" room and check out my post under" Handmade Christmas Gifts"
jean

"However difficult life may seem, there is always something you can do and succeed at."
. . . .Stephen Hawking
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JeanP
True Blue Farmgirl

405 Posts

Jean
Deary ID
USA
405 Posts

Posted - Nov 30 2020 :  5:42:31 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
November 30, 2020
This month has flown by and now as Andrea Bocelli sings, “Time to Say Goodbye”. Well, as far as Farmgirl for the month of November is concerned. You’ll not be getting rid of me that easily though, as I’ll be lurking around all over this wonderful chatroom. And, like many of you, participating in endless fun swaps in 2021.
As we begin the last month of 2020, I am reminded of how different my perspective is from just a year ago. This year has taught me many things about resilience and patience. I haven’t had a haircut or been to a restaurant since February And, you know what? That’s OK. Coronamadness has resulted in a very different holiday season – less elaborate decorations, and more handmade gifts. That’s OK too. But I haven’t seen my son or grandson this year either. And, that’s not OK. Which makes me contemplate that I am not alone in that. There are many of you dear Farmgirls out there who will be alone for Christmas and it may actually just be another day on an empty calendar for you. Has the Farmgirl Connection been a lifeline for you as it has been for me? See y’all around the chatroom . . . .
Big farmgirl hugs,
jean


"However difficult life may seem, there is always something you can do and succeed at."
. . . .Stephen Hawking
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nubidane
True Blue Farmgirl

2692 Posts

Lisa
Georgetown OH
2692 Posts

Posted - Nov 30 2020 :  6:07:24 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Jean, I have so enjoyed all of your posts. PLEASE stick around!
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katmom
True Blue Farmgirl

14438 Posts

Grace
WACAL Gal WashCalif.
USA
14438 Posts

Posted - Nov 30 2020 :  6:37:20 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Jean,,, we all need a good 'Lurk'... lololol.. or should I now be saying HOHOHO!

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

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

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StitchinWitch
True Blue Farmgirl

1288 Posts

Judith
Galt CA
USA
1288 Posts

Posted - Dec 01 2020 :  11:48:23 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Jean -- I have really enjoyed your month as Farmgirl of the Month and reading about your life. Good job.

Judith

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