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ceejay48
Farmgirl Legend/Schoolmarm/Sharpshooter

13368 Posts

CeeJay (CJ)
Dolores Colorado
USA
13368 Posts

Posted - May 13 2016 :  07:19:43 AM  Show Profile  Send ceejay48 a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
Cyrie,
Very nice work!
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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ceejay48
Farmgirl Legend/Schoolmarm/Sharpshooter

13368 Posts

CeeJay (CJ)
Dolores Colorado
USA
13368 Posts

Posted - May 13 2016 :  07:22:26 AM  Show Profile  Send ceejay48 a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
P.S. I see you're a farmgirl after my own heart. I know that origami bird template doesn't have the flowers and those are your extra touch.
I'm inclined to do things like that to my badges, too! Stitch a flower here or there, add a button here or there . . :D
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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ceejay48
Farmgirl Legend/Schoolmarm/Sharpshooter

13368 Posts

CeeJay (CJ)
Dolores Colorado
USA
13368 Posts

Posted - May 13 2016 :  07:25:29 AM  Show Profile  Send ceejay48 a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
Krista,
200 badges is a lot . . . 300 even more. I've been working on my badges since joining the sisterhood seven years ago.

Just take them as you can and enjoy the "ride"!

I'll never earn ALL of them because some things I don't/can't do and probably won't be able to.
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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rachelbee
True Blue Farmgirl

207 Posts

Rachel
Carmel IN
USA
207 Posts

Posted - May 13 2016 :  08:38:12 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I'm really excited to start working on some badges. In the next couple months I have a vacation and my best friend's wedding, so I'm starting with some of the easier ones (for me) that I've already made progress on:

1. Going Green: This might be difficult but will be worth it. I myself buy only organic cleaners and clean a large percentage of my house with water and Norwex cloths, but I'm living in my dad's house and he left a lot of old cleaners when he moved. We're on a septic/well so I don't want to dump them down the drain, and I can't in good conscience just send bags of harmful chemicals to our closest landfill... so I am hoping this task will inspire me to round up all those things and finally figure out a solution.

2. Homespun Christmas: I've already started on my gifts, because it's May so obviously I need to get working on them, haha! Last year I made our stockings and a garland of crocheted stars for the mantle, and I think it'd be nice to have some more homemade items on our tree in addition to our nostalgic ones. I figure it will be an easy plane craft if I take some yarn to crochet some ornaments.

3. UFOs: My craft room would horrify you. I need to do this so badly!

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MaryJanesNiece
True Blue Farmgirl

4002 Posts

Krista
Utah
USA
4002 Posts

Posted - May 13 2016 :  10:48:44 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Pixiedustdevil, your origami badge is really pretty! I can't wait to see more of your badges!

CJ, I agree! It's all about the enjoyment. It's so fun learning new things, but I know that I won't be able to have all badges either.

Rachel, those sound like some great badges to start with! I love using my Norwex cloths too. They are amazing on my glass items and I love not using any chemicals. I hope you can figure out what to do with the leftover cleaners. I would love to see your crochet stars garland. I have been learning to crochet and that sounds like something fun to make.

Krista
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Farmgirlquilting
True Blue Farmgirl

79 Posts

Angie
Ft Meade FL
79 Posts

Posted - May 13 2016 :  11:48:23 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Just wanted to see if anyone knows how long it takes to know if you earned your badge? I have submitted several but have not heard. I love looking at the awesome things that everyone is doing to earn the badges. Keep sharing!

Thanks-Angie


Angie Gordon
farmgirlquilting@gmail.com
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ceejay48
Farmgirl Legend/Schoolmarm/Sharpshooter

13368 Posts

CeeJay (CJ)
Dolores Colorado
USA
13368 Posts

Posted - May 13 2016 :  11:51:49 AM  Show Profile  Send ceejay48 a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
Angie,
The time it takes for badge approval varies and sometimes it can be up to two weeks or so. If you submitted more than two weeks ago I suggest you send Brian and email and ask him about them. If possible it would be good to provide him the info on which badge and level and the day you submitted it. If it's only be 2-3 days, I'd give it a bit more time.
Brian's email is:
brianogle@maryjanesfarm.org
CJ
Hope that helps!
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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ceejay48
Farmgirl Legend/Schoolmarm/Sharpshooter

13368 Posts

CeeJay (CJ)
Dolores Colorado
USA
13368 Posts

Posted - May 13 2016 :  11:53:40 AM  Show Profile  Send ceejay48 a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
P.S. Angie, it is rare but it has happened that sometimes an application doesn't go through, even if you get the "successful" message. I've had it happen and you just resubmit.
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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rachelbee
True Blue Farmgirl

207 Posts

Rachel
Carmel IN
USA
207 Posts

Posted - May 13 2016 :  12:45:50 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by MaryJanesNiece


Rachel, those sound like some great badges to start with! I love using my Norwex cloths too. They are amazing on my glass items and I love not using any chemicals. I hope you can figure out what to do with the leftover cleaners. I would love to see your crochet stars garland. I have been learning to crochet and that sounds like something fun to make.

Krista



OK, but you have to promise not to judge the contents of my mantle! My boyfriend likes to decorate it with the models he puts together. I took this when I was still working out the distance between them, and before I had the rest of my decorations up. Once they were properly hung and had the stockings up as well, it was much more Christmassy! The stars are basically modified granny squares, I used the instructions on this page: http://jellywares.blogspot.com.au/2012/11/jelly-xmas-star-tutorial-revisited.html




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Pixiedustdevil
True Blue Farmgirl

68 Posts


Temperate Rainforest Oregon
USA
68 Posts

Posted - May 13 2016 :  12:46:57 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I've been waiting for my Bread 1 and Disconnect to Reconnect 1 badges for awhile now. What I do is I copy and paste my written stuff into a folder, and save it. Then I write down which badge I applied for, including the start and finish dates. That way incase my application is lost, I don't have to re-type it or try and remember the dates.

C.J.: I thought the origami badge was a little bit plain, and most origami paper is patterned, so I added a simple starburst. I'm also adding the names of the badge on the badge itself. That way I'll remember what the badge is called. I write the name in tiny cursive and embroider it with 1 strand of floss, 2 strands makes it too chunky.

Too bad none of you leave near me, I would have done everything I could to help you get your badges.

I would like to see anybody's finished badges!

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Jack of all trades, master of none,
though oftentimes better than master of one.

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Pixiedustdevil
True Blue Farmgirl

68 Posts


Temperate Rainforest Oregon
USA
68 Posts

Posted - May 13 2016 :  12:51:41 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Rachelbee: I like those stars! They would make good ornaments too. Knitting, crocheting, and tatting are the only things I can't do.

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ceejay48
Farmgirl Legend/Schoolmarm/Sharpshooter

13368 Posts

CeeJay (CJ)
Dolores Colorado
USA
13368 Posts

Posted - May 13 2016 :  2:08:59 PM  Show Profile  Send ceejay48 a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
Rachel . . . I like your mantel!!!!

Cyrie, I write the name of the badge on with permanent fabric pen, fine point. Some of them are obvious, but not all of them are so it's good to have the name on it!

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

Edited by - ceejay48 on May 13 2016 2:10:04 PM
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MaryJanesNiece
True Blue Farmgirl

4002 Posts

Krista
Utah
USA
4002 Posts

Posted - May 16 2016 :  11:24:04 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Rachel, you are funny! I would never judge you by what's on your mantle! I think it looks very nice! I really like the garland and now I want to make some. I am thinking of few places that could use those as decorations. Thank you for sharing the instructions. I'll add that to my large list of things I want to make!!

I like the idea of putting the badge name on the badge. Good idea.

Krista
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hoosiercountry
True Blue Farmgirl

572 Posts

karla
north port fl
USA
572 Posts

Posted - May 17 2016 :  07:27:34 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Just saw where Cee Jay just completed earning her 300th Merit Badge.
CONGRADULATIONS! Farm Girl Sister. Hugs Karla
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Pixiedustdevil
True Blue Farmgirl

68 Posts


Temperate Rainforest Oregon
USA
68 Posts

Posted - May 18 2016 :  11:38:46 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Time to add a 2nd outline.


I don't know about you guys, but once I put in for a badge, I check my email a thousand times a day! (Ok, I exaggerate).


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ceejay48
Farmgirl Legend/Schoolmarm/Sharpshooter

13368 Posts

CeeJay (CJ)
Dolores Colorado
USA
13368 Posts

Posted - May 19 2016 :  06:29:13 AM  Show Profile  Send ceejay48 a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
Yes, Cyrie, the response will come. Brian is very good, but he's also very busy at the farm!
Hang in there!
By the way, the badge is looking great!
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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Pixiedustdevil
True Blue Farmgirl

68 Posts


Temperate Rainforest Oregon
USA
68 Posts

Posted - May 19 2016 :  2:34:24 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I know he's busy and that I will get a response. I was implying that I need to be more patient. :P

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Jack of all trades, master of none,
though oftentimes better than master of one.
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rachelbee
True Blue Farmgirl

207 Posts

Rachel
Carmel IN
USA
207 Posts

Posted - May 19 2016 :  2:37:22 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Pixiedustdevil
I don't know about you guys, but once I put in for a badge, I check my email a thousand times a day! (Ok, I exaggerate).



I've been doing the same thing! I don't think I've gone 30 minutes in the last two days without checking my email

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Edited by - rachelbee on May 19 2016 2:37:58 PM
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MaryJanesNiece
True Blue Farmgirl

4002 Posts

Krista
Utah
USA
4002 Posts

Posted - May 19 2016 :  5:53:42 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
It's so exciting when you get the email! I got mine last night and I was super excited. It's like Christmas!

Krista
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Pixiedustdevil
True Blue Farmgirl

68 Posts


Temperate Rainforest Oregon
USA
68 Posts

Posted - May 19 2016 :  6:03:08 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by MaryJanesNiece

It's so exciting when you get the email! I got mine last night and I was super excited. It's like Christmas!

Krista



Exactly!

By the way; does anyone have the 'Greatest Generation' badge done? I'm not sure how to color mine. Any pictures would be appreciated.

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Sisterhood #6941

Jack of all trades, master of none,
though oftentimes better than master of one.
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ceejay48
Farmgirl Legend/Schoolmarm/Sharpshooter

13368 Posts

CeeJay (CJ)
Dolores Colorado
USA
13368 Posts

Posted - May 19 2016 :  8:14:23 PM  Show Profile  Send ceejay48 a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
Cyrie,
I've finished my Greatest Generation badge, some time ago. I'll have to get it out! See if I can get a pic to you!
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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Pixiedustdevil
True Blue Farmgirl

68 Posts


Temperate Rainforest Oregon
USA
68 Posts

Posted - May 19 2016 :  8:48:51 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks!

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NAGarcia
True Blue Farmgirl

101 Posts

Natalie
Ogden UT
USA
101 Posts

Posted - May 20 2016 :  08:19:42 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Just put in my Sisterhood membership and am super excited to start working on my Merit Badges!! Trying to pick my first one or two...

Natalie

^*^ We are the weirdos, mister. ^*^
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ceejay48
Farmgirl Legend/Schoolmarm/Sharpshooter

13368 Posts

CeeJay (CJ)
Dolores Colorado
USA
13368 Posts

Posted - May 20 2016 :  11:20:02 AM  Show Profile  Send ceejay48 a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
Here is my "Greatest Generation" badge. I chose simple colors, thinking of pioneer women! I sewed a tiny heart button at the center of the collar. The three heart buttons are for the three different levels. That is how I have done all of my badges for the different levels . . . by sewing buttons on that same area of the badge. Just my way of doing it

Cyrie, don't forget that how you color your badge is entirely personal choice! Just sharing mine! And, I'm not fond of doing faces so they don't usually come out too good . . .
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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ceejay48
Farmgirl Legend/Schoolmarm/Sharpshooter

13368 Posts

CeeJay (CJ)
Dolores Colorado
USA
13368 Posts

Posted - May 20 2016 :  11:24:32 AM  Show Profile  Send ceejay48 a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
These are my most recent badges. I haven't decided on a final way to display them yet, but thought I could do this for a few. I tied grosgrain ribbon along the bottom of shelf on my baker's rack and just used mini-clothespins to clip them on. I can move them around, change them out and display different ones. As you can see my baker's rack is a display for kinds of stuff, much of it antique and some things from our farm. Probably too many treasures . . .
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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