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Sobyn
True Blue Farmgirl

752 Posts

Sabrina
Kansas
USA
752 Posts

Posted - Feb 11 2016 :  12:32:37 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Post a picture of your final washcloth!!! I'm sure it will be great! I am currently working on a crochet blanket/dragon costume for my youngest and the edges are annoying me!! So even someone who crochets a lot struggles with them! I am ready to go back to rounds!!

CJ-I am planning to create a crochet tutorial on youtube soon, I'd love to know what you find tough about it so maybe I can address that if you care to contribute (there is actually a survey on my blog to see what people would like from a tutorial) if you are interested in trying again anyway! :)

I need to see which badge I'm going to focus on next....tomorrow is "badge day" in my house when the girls and I focus on working on MJF and AHG badges so we will be making some plans then.

Sabrina

Farmgirl Sister #3275
http://kidscrunchandchrist.com

Norwex www.sabrinascheerer.norwex.biz
Usborne Books and More! https://j4070.myubam.com


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MaryJanesNiece
True Blue Farmgirl

4012 Posts

Krista
Utah
USA
4012 Posts

Posted - Feb 11 2016 :  12:37:09 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Oh dear, CJ. You make me laugh! I say that you give it at least one more try before throwing it aside completely. Good catch on the badge sizes.

Krista
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MaryJanesNiece
True Blue Farmgirl

4012 Posts

Krista
Utah
USA
4012 Posts

Posted - Feb 11 2016 :  1:06:04 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Ok Sabrina! I'll work on it this weekend. It makes me feel better to hear that. Sometimes I can be such a perfectionist.

Krista
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ceejay48
Farmgirl Legend/Schoolmarm/Sharpshooter

13368 Posts

CeeJay (CJ)
Dolores Colorado
USA
13368 Posts

Posted - Feb 11 2016 :  2:41:26 PM  Show Profile  Send ceejay48 a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
Maybe someday Krista . . . .but not now and especially not this winter! We'll see in the future!
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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MaryJanesNiece
True Blue Farmgirl

4012 Posts

Krista
Utah
USA
4012 Posts

Posted - Feb 12 2016 :  12:00:45 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Sounds good CJ!

Krista
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MaryJanesNiece
True Blue Farmgirl

4012 Posts

Krista
Utah
USA
4012 Posts

Posted - Feb 12 2016 :  12:51:28 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I played around last night and figured out how to put an edge on my dishcloth. It makes it look so much better. No more wavy edges.

Krista
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levisgrammy
True Blue Farmgirl

7337 Posts

Denise
NJ
USA
7337 Posts

Posted - Feb 12 2016 :  4:35:50 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
My daughter Leslie has really been going to town on her badges. Glad to have gotten her involved!
Still working on my knitting project. I think as difficult as it is and as long as it is going to take me, I am going to use it to apply for my Expert level and do something else for Intermediate.

~Denise~
Farmgirl Sister #43

"Thy Word is a lamp unto my feet and a light unto my path." Psalm 119:105

http://www.ladybugsandlilacs.blogspot.com/
http://www.torisgram.etsy.com
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Kangaroo Kate
True Blue Farmgirl

253 Posts

Teresa
Red Oak Texas
USA
253 Posts

Posted - Feb 12 2016 :  5:06:25 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
congradulations
C.J on earning your collect it , ufo and apples merit badges!

leslie on earning your crochet and quilting merit badges!

you girls have been busy!

Teresa
sister #1506



Dance Like No One Is
Watching.
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Kangaroo Kate
True Blue Farmgirl

253 Posts

Teresa
Red Oak Texas
USA
253 Posts

Posted - Feb 12 2016 :  5:07:45 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Krista
I can tell a difference in the washcloth
looks great !!

Teresa
sister #1506

Dance Like No One Is
Watching.
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ceejay48
Farmgirl Legend/Schoolmarm/Sharpshooter

13368 Posts

CeeJay (CJ)
Dolores Colorado
USA
13368 Posts

Posted - Feb 12 2016 :  6:08:45 PM  Show Profile  Send ceejay48 a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
Thanks Teresa!
Congratulations on the badges you earned too!
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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Kangaroo Kate
True Blue Farmgirl

253 Posts

Teresa
Red Oak Texas
USA
253 Posts

Posted - Feb 12 2016 :  9:44:17 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks CJ

I am taking a break from working on badges for a bit
got a lot of outdoor stuff now needs doing.
actually some of it may count toward a badge if I
checked. ha ha

Teresa
sister #1506

Dance Like No One Is
Watching.
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Sobyn
True Blue Farmgirl

752 Posts

Sabrina
Kansas
USA
752 Posts

Posted - Feb 13 2016 :  01:09:21 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Wow congratulations to the new badge earners. CJ you are like the badge queen!!

Kirsta-the washcloth looks great, glad the edging worked for you and that you are happier about it :).

Sabrina

Farmgirl Sister #3275
http://kidscrunchandchrist.com

Norwex www.sabrinascheerer.norwex.biz
Usborne Books and More! https://j4070.myubam.com


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YellowRose
True Blue Farmgirl

5261 Posts

Sara
Paris TX
USA
5261 Posts

Posted - Feb 13 2016 :  04:06:40 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I read all of MaryJane's postings of Merit Badge recipients. Congratulations to all of you who earned badges.

Just found out this week that my town is recycling - started in Jan - and one of the drop-offs is a couple of miles from me. So now I am recycling and will work on that badge too.

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

Lord put your arm around my shoulders and your hand over my mouth.
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ceejay48
Farmgirl Legend/Schoolmarm/Sharpshooter

13368 Posts

CeeJay (CJ)
Dolores Colorado
USA
13368 Posts

Posted - Feb 13 2016 :  10:51:30 AM  Show Profile  Send ceejay48 a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
Teresa,
I'd bet some of your "stuff" WOULD could go towards a badge . . certain worth checking out! Go for 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
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ceejay48
Farmgirl Legend/Schoolmarm/Sharpshooter

13368 Posts

CeeJay (CJ)
Dolores Colorado
USA
13368 Posts

Posted - Feb 13 2016 :  10:53:26 AM  Show Profile  Send ceejay48 a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
I'm going for my intermediate Collect IT! pretty soon . . . my angel collection is pretty well established and I DO add to it when I find one I really fancy!

My intermediate UFO has to wait until I can work on a project, (which I have identified) with my daughter/best friend. I am also happy to have identified my expert level badge, a project that's been waiting about four years to be finished!

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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MaryJanesNiece
True Blue Farmgirl

4012 Posts

Krista
Utah
USA
4012 Posts

Posted - Feb 15 2016 :  12:31:24 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thank you Teresa and Sabrina. I am glad you informed me and gave me the idea, Sabrina. I really like the shell look but need something bigger. I am thinking of trying the shell edge on a blanket.

Sara, I really like the recycling badge. I go out of my way to recycle as much as I can.

Denise, Iím sorry to hear that your project has been difficult but at least you can use it for your advanced project. What are you thinking of making for your intermediate badge now?

Krista
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AdeleHale
Farmgirl in Training

31 Posts

Jennifer
Columbus Georgia
31 Posts

Posted - Feb 15 2016 :  2:38:17 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hey y'all. I just submitted my application for beginner's Going Green today and I'm just about finished with beginner's Green Energy - I had no idea how little I really knew about where our electricity came from! Sure did learn a lot!

Jennifer
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ceejay48
Farmgirl Legend/Schoolmarm/Sharpshooter

13368 Posts

CeeJay (CJ)
Dolores Colorado
USA
13368 Posts

Posted - Feb 15 2016 :  3:17:05 PM  Show Profile  Send ceejay48 a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
Jennifer,
Over my years with this Connection and earning badges, I've learned a LOT about a LOT of things! And I'm a "senior citizen"!
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 Feb 15 2016 3:17:26 PM
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Dapple Grey Lady
True Blue Farmgirl

670 Posts

Betty
Goodrich Texas
USA
670 Posts

Posted - Feb 15 2016 :  3:44:23 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Another senior citizen here learning new things also! Currently working on writing a blog at lottdoefarms.com/blog It is not much but it's out there!

~ Betty ~
Farmgirl Sister # 5589

Edited by - Dapple Grey Lady on Feb 15 2016 3:44:55 PM
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AdeleHale
Farmgirl in Training

31 Posts

Jennifer
Columbus Georgia
31 Posts

Posted - Feb 16 2016 :  06:12:29 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
This is what I've learned about how energy is generated in my part of Georgia.

I contacted our local power company, Diverse Electric, in LaGrange, Georgia. They are an electric cooperative that buys their power from Georgia Power. Georgia Power generates electricity through biomass, hydropower, natural gas, solar energy, coal, landfill gas, nuclear
energy and wind energy.

Biomass energy is created by burning low-grade wood waste like woodchips, wood pellets, tree limbs, agricultural crops, crop residues and farm animal wastes to generate steam, which is used to generate electricity. Georgia Power has 280+ megawatts of power purchase agreements with various biomass proxy qualified facilities.

Hydropower is flowing water that creates electricity by flowing through dams. It generates less pollution than fuel-burning power generation methods. It's a renewable source of energy and creates public recreational areas and new wildlife habitats. There are nineteen hydroelectric plants/dams in Georgia - six of those are on the Chattahoochee River which is the border between Georgia and Alabama, near where I live in Columbus.

Natural gas is removed from wells drilled into the ground. It is treated to remove impurities then piped to power plants. The power plants create electricity from natural gas in a boiler to produce steam; the steam is then used in a steam turbine to generate electricity. There is one natural gas power plant in Georgia, up in the mountains, and one pipeline that moves the natural gas nineteen miles to the power plant.

Solar energy is collected through electric power or thermal energy. Solar electric power is collected by photovoltaic cells on a roof or location with maximum sun exposure. There's a field of collectors in Richland, Georgia, which is on our way to visit our oldest son in Albany. Solar thermal energy is collected the same way as solar electric power, but stored in a storage system and used to heat homes by circulating heated water through the building using pumps. Georgia is creating initiatives and programs to get more people to use solar energy.

Coal is burned to heat water and create steam, which generates power and moves turbines to create electricity. Coal is not native to Georgia and is extracted in other states and transported to Georgia.

Landfill gas is a type of biomass energy categorized as waste energy. When organic materials decompose, the process generates methane gas. To produce power, gas wells slowly draw methane from the landfills and pipe it to a facility where it's burned to turn engines or turbines to create electricity. Superior Landfill in Savannah harvests methane for energy use.

Nuclear power plants use heat and steam to generate power. Nuclear energy is created from the splitting of uranium atoms in a process called fission. Fission releases energy that can by use to make steam and the steam is used to power a turbine to generate electricity. Georgia Power has two nuclear facilities, one of which is currently being expanded.

Wind power is when the wind turns the turbines to generate electricity. There are currently no wind farms in Georgia, although Georgia Power and Georgia Technical Institute are studying the idea of using wind power collected about five miles off the coast of Tybee Island. Georgia Power purchased wind energy from wind farms in southwest Oklahoma for the first time this year.

Jennifer
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MaryJanesNiece
True Blue Farmgirl

4012 Posts

Krista
Utah
USA
4012 Posts

Posted - Feb 16 2016 :  11:47:03 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Jennifer, I canít believe how many energy sources Georgia has and about half of them I have never heard of. A couple of years ago I was able to learn and see how the hydropower works and itís quite fascinating. It sounds like you were able to learn a lot about your energy sources in Georgia. Hopefully you can finish your Beginner Level Green Energy Badge soon.

Krista
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MaryJanesNiece
True Blue Farmgirl

4012 Posts

Krista
Utah
USA
4012 Posts

Posted - Feb 16 2016 :  5:49:26 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote

Already getting started on my Intermediate Level Crochet Merit Badge!!

Krista
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ceridwen
True Blue Farmgirl

762 Posts

Carole
Northeast New York
USA
762 Posts

Posted - Feb 17 2016 :  07:57:59 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Lots of wonderful work being shown! Just the boost I needed to look at my binder and continue where I left off! Cheers!


Carole
Farmgirl Sister 3610 - Nov 7/2011
http://www.carolesquiltingetc.com
http://www.fibrejunction.com
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ceejay48
Farmgirl Legend/Schoolmarm/Sharpshooter

13368 Posts

CeeJay (CJ)
Dolores Colorado
USA
13368 Posts

Posted - Feb 17 2016 :  10:37:13 AM  Show Profile  Send ceejay48 a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
Carole,
There are a few new ones as of the beginning of February. Don't forget to check those out too!
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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MaryJanesNiece
True Blue Farmgirl

4012 Posts

Krista
Utah
USA
4012 Posts

Posted - Feb 17 2016 :  11:33:42 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Carole, Iím glad to have you join us. I canít wait to see what badges you are working on.

Krista
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