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YellowRose
True Blue Farmgirl

5349 Posts

Sara
Paris TX
USA
5349 Posts

Posted - Jun 12 2020 :  2:36:43 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Somehow I was chosen to do an expense surrey for the 2020 census. For two weeks I have to record all my expenses on-line. I checked to see if I could use it for a badge but can't. Since I started doing badges again I look at everything I do to see if it can be used for a badge.

Sara~~~ FarmGirl Sister #6034 8/25/14
FarmGirl of the Month Sept 2015. & Feb 2019

Lord put your arm around my shoulders and your hand over my mouth.

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MaryJanesNiece
True Blue Farmgirl

4095 Posts

Krista
Utah
USA
4095 Posts

Posted - Jun 12 2020 :  3:25:56 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
That's so true, Sara. I remember awhile ago I had joined Weight Watchers and had started up exercising and later found out that it could have been applied to a badge. Always check what you are doing because it may be a badge!

Krista
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jillyd
True Blue Farmgirl

669 Posts

Jill
Saanichton British Columbia
Canada
669 Posts

Posted - Jun 16 2020 :  11:15:07 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Which badge was that Krista?

Jill
Farmgirl #6748

"When life gets super crazy, do your art. It helps you remember the exquisite, imaginary, delightful, lovely side of what is otherwise sometimes a bit much" Sylvia Olsen
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churunga
True Blue Farmgirl

3325 Posts

Marie
Minneapolis MN
USA
3325 Posts

Posted - Jun 16 2020 :  11:55:00 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Let's Get Physical badge

Marie
Sister #5142
Farmgirl of the Month May 2014

Try everything once and the fun things twice.

Edited by - churunga on Jun 16 2020 11:55:17 AM
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jillyd
True Blue Farmgirl

669 Posts

Jill
Saanichton British Columbia
Canada
669 Posts

Posted - Jun 16 2020 :  12:14:54 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks Marie :)

Jill
Farmgirl #6748

"When life gets super crazy, do your art. It helps you remember the exquisite, imaginary, delightful, lovely side of what is otherwise sometimes a bit much" Sylvia Olsen
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Red Tractor Girl
True Blue Farmgirl

4867 Posts

Winnie
Gainesville Fl
USA
4867 Posts

Posted - Jun 17 2020 :  12:59:57 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
This Summer, I am working on my Weather badge and the Trees badge. The weather one has been really cool and I love learning all the details about how our weather happens. I am a true blue weather bug and have been since childhood.It all fascinates me. My last skill for this badge is a month long weather log so I have that set up and I started with today's stats.

I am also going to start my tree badge and now that my field guide has finally arrived, I am ready to go. Trees are another topic that I want to learn more about and widen my appreciation for the many varieties and their contributions to everyone. When I was a child, I remember doing the Girls Scout tree badge and a leaf identification project for our 9th grade biology class. In those days, I loved in Virginia so now I am excited to learn more about Florida where I have been living for over 40 years. It is about time I learned about the trees around here!! LOL!!!

Winnie #3109
Red Tractor Girl
Farm Sister of the Year 2014-2015
FGOTM- October 2018
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MaryJanesNiece
True Blue Farmgirl

4095 Posts

Krista
Utah
USA
4095 Posts

Posted - Jun 17 2020 :  2:15:38 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thank you Marie. Yes Jill the Lets Get Physical Badge.

Winnie, those sound like some nice badges to start. Iím excited to hear all that you learn and hear how your badges go.

Krista

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debbieklann
Sharpshooter/Schoolmarm

365 Posts

Debbie
Madras OR
USA
365 Posts

Posted - Jun 17 2020 :  2:33:39 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
That's true, Sara...and sometimes something you are working on can be part of another badge requirement...you never know!

Debbie Klann
Farmgirl Sister #770
2018 Farmgirl of the Year

"Well behaved women seldom make history"....Laurel Thatcher Ulrich
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jillyd
True Blue Farmgirl

669 Posts

Jill
Saanichton British Columbia
Canada
669 Posts

Posted - Jun 18 2020 :  2:36:08 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Those sound like ones I would like Winnie! Good for you!

Jill
Farmgirl #6748

"When life gets super crazy, do your art. It helps you remember the exquisite, imaginary, delightful, lovely side of what is otherwise sometimes a bit much" Sylvia Olsen
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YellowRose
True Blue Farmgirl

5349 Posts

Sara
Paris TX
USA
5349 Posts

Posted - Jun 24 2020 :  08:55:05 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I'm on page 9 of my new cozy mystery. Eleven more pages and I can summit for expert badge. So far I really like this story and where it's going. Since I am only able to write for short periods of time it does seem like it takes me forever to finish a chapter.

Sara~~~ FarmGirl Sister #6034 8/25/14
FarmGirl of the Month Sept 2015. & Feb 2019

Lord put your arm around my shoulders and your hand over my mouth.

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MaryJanesNiece
True Blue Farmgirl

4095 Posts

Krista
Utah
USA
4095 Posts

Posted - Jun 24 2020 :  11:44:09 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Sara, that is so amazing! You are kicking butt with your badges! You are finishing your chapters faster than I would, so donít get discouraged.

Krista
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YellowRose
True Blue Farmgirl

5349 Posts

Sara
Paris TX
USA
5349 Posts

Posted - Jun 24 2020 :  12:14:17 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks Krista, your encouraging words keep me going.

Sara~~~ FarmGirl Sister #6034 8/25/14
FarmGirl of the Month Sept 2015. & Feb 2019

Lord put your arm around my shoulders and your hand over my mouth.

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jillyd
True Blue Farmgirl

669 Posts

Jill
Saanichton British Columbia
Canada
669 Posts

Posted - Jun 24 2020 :  1:50:20 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I just submitted for my beginner "Let's Get Physical" badge. It feels so good to be back doing badges again.

Jill
Farmgirl #6748

"When life gets super crazy, do your art. It helps you remember the exquisite, imaginary, delightful, lovely side of what is otherwise sometimes a bit much" Sylvia Olsen
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MaryJanesNiece
True Blue Farmgirl

4095 Posts

Krista
Utah
USA
4095 Posts

Posted - Jun 26 2020 :  1:23:52 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Way to go Jill! Iím glad your back at it too. I have been missing hearing what you are working on.

Krista
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YellowRose
True Blue Farmgirl

5349 Posts

Sara
Paris TX
USA
5349 Posts

Posted - Jun 26 2020 :  1:51:13 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Jill, well done submitting for the badge.

Sara~~~ FarmGirl Sister #6034 8/25/14
FarmGirl of the Month Sept 2015. & Feb 2019

Lord put your arm around my shoulders and your hand over my mouth.

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MaryJanesNiece
True Blue Farmgirl

4095 Posts

Krista
Utah
USA
4095 Posts

Posted - Jun 29 2020 :  1:15:17 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Over the weekend I decided to start on a new badge. At the first of this year I ordered me a learn to cross stitch kit and decided it was finally time to check it out and learn. I only have a little bit done and have been working on it here and there. It will be a unicorn when itís finished. So far it doesnít seem to complicated just a bit small and tiresome for my eyes.



Krista
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YellowRose
True Blue Farmgirl

5349 Posts

Sara
Paris TX
USA
5349 Posts

Posted - Jun 29 2020 :  1:22:11 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Krista, happy crossing stitching.

I've been working on mapping out who-done-it and why for my cozy mystery. Not quite there yet. Got some loose ends to tie up then I can tell the story. I started writing the story when I hit on a title I like. That's not the best way to begin but I think it'll all work out in the end.

Sara~~~ FarmGirl Sister #6034 8/25/14
FarmGirl of the Month Sept 2015. & Feb 2019

Lord put your arm around my shoulders and your hand over my mouth.

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jillyd
True Blue Farmgirl

669 Posts

Jill
Saanichton British Columbia
Canada
669 Posts

Posted - Jun 29 2020 :  3:29:25 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
You're off to a great start, Krista! Your cozy mystery sounds very intriguing Sara!

Jill
Farmgirl #6748

"When life gets super crazy, do your art. It helps you remember the exquisite, imaginary, delightful, lovely side of what is otherwise sometimes a bit much" Sylvia Olsen
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MaryJanesNiece
True Blue Farmgirl

4095 Posts

Krista
Utah
USA
4095 Posts

Posted - Jul 01 2020 :  12:06:01 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Sara, have you been able to figure it out?

Thanks. I havenít had a chance to work on it again. Been trying to finish up some 4th of July stuff. But every time I walk by I can see it calling my name! Iíll just stay up an extra half hour tonight so I can work on it!

Krista
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YellowRose
True Blue Farmgirl

5349 Posts

Sara
Paris TX
USA
5349 Posts

Posted - Jul 02 2020 :  11:40:00 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks for asking, Krista. I've got the red herring set in my mind but haven't figure out how to weave it into my story. The murderer is taking shape also. I started the storyboard yesterday so it'll help me keep the storyline and timeline in order. Should have done a storyboard at the beginning of the story instead of on page ten. I guess it's better late than never.

Sara~~~ FarmGirl Sister #6034 8/25/14
FarmGirl of the Month Sept 2015. & Feb 2019

Lord put your arm around my shoulders and your hand over my mouth.

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debbieklann
Sharpshooter/Schoolmarm

365 Posts

Debbie
Madras OR
USA
365 Posts

Posted - Jul 03 2020 :  07:38:04 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Krista, your cross stitch looks great! You'll probably find yourself saying...just one more row and then I'll quit...haha!

Debbie Klann
Farmgirl Sister #770
2018 Farmgirl of the Year

"Well behaved women seldom make history"....Laurel Thatcher Ulrich
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MaryJanesNiece
True Blue Farmgirl

4095 Posts

Krista
Utah
USA
4095 Posts

Posted - Jul 03 2020 :  2:05:29 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Sara, Iím glad you are getting it figured out. I hope to read it once you have finished it.

Debbie, I already do that with my crochet and diamond painting so I know I will with cross stitch as well. Itís very exciting so it draws me in!

Krista
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MaryJanesNiece
True Blue Farmgirl

4095 Posts

Krista
Utah
USA
4095 Posts

Posted - Jul 03 2020 :  2:33:11 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Also, I just ordered my Merit Badge Binder! Iím so excited for it to arrive!

Krista
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YellowRose
True Blue Farmgirl

5349 Posts

Sara
Paris TX
USA
5349 Posts

Posted - Jul 07 2020 :  11:12:18 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Krista, how's the cross stitching coming along?

I'm a couple of pages further along on my story.

I started another beginner badge today. "Stitching & Crafting Nellie Will-Do". I find I like to mix up writing with a little hand work. I ordered a wool applique kit for 6 winter bowl pillows. Beginner badge calls for 25-hour investment of time so hopefully I can finish them by then. Speedy I'm not.

Sara~~~ FarmGirl Sister #6034 8/25/14
FarmGirl of the Month Sept 2015. & Feb 2019

Lord put your arm around my shoulders and your hand over my mouth.

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Red Tractor Girl
True Blue Farmgirl

4867 Posts

Winnie
Gainesville Fl
USA
4867 Posts

Posted - Jul 07 2020 :  11:59:28 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Yesterday, I submitted my paperwork for all three levels of the Tree Badge, Speaking to the trees in the Outpost section. It was a joy to complete and I had a lot of fun learning the names for many of our common trees in my yard, neighborhood, and the greenway park that I visited. This badge opened my eyes to all the diversity of my area in north central Florida. For awhile, I kept saying to myself that I really needed to get a tree guide book and learn the names of the many oaks that are here as well as many of the types of pines. The tree badge allowed me to have a structure to do all of those pursuits and also make me a project that had to be done outside. I combined gathering leaves during my morning walks and then used my tree guide to determine what they all were named.



I have about a week to go to finish all three levels of the Weather badge, which has also been a lot of fun and very informative. The last requirement is a daily weather log for one month and it has been a great way to see trends of local weather when we had the Saraha sands arrive, and now a series of low fronts churning in the Gulf dragging hot, humid, and thunderstorm filled days.

Winnie #3109
Red Tractor Girl
Farm Sister of the Year 2014-2015
FGOTM- October 2018
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