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firecatinc
True Blue Farmgirl

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Lenora
Fulks Run VA
USA
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Posted - Jul 30 2017 :  6:50:17 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
When I received my copy of the Idea Book, I was skimming through it and reading a few of the side stories. I came across the one on the shillyshally. It caught my eye. I have made several shillyshallies. The one I kept for myself has come in very handy this summer. I have used it wet to cool off my neck when it's been very hot working outside. I have used it to hold the ice bag on my foot when I sprained it coming out of the chicken coop one evening. And I use it instead of newspaper to put my beans on as I string and break them. As Maryjane said in her article it can be used for almost anything.

Nora
Farmgirl Sister #7131
Farmgirl of the Month, January 2017
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suny58
True Blue Farmgirl

2328 Posts

Dianna
Jack Al.
USA
2328 Posts

Posted - Jul 30 2017 :  8:24:12 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
That's pretty cool Nora! I think I've just been inspired!

Farmgirl #7703
Dianna
"Blessed are they that see beautiful things in humble places, where other people see nothing." Pissarro
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forgetmenot
True Blue Farmgirl

3602 Posts

Judith
Nora Springs IA
USA
3602 Posts

Posted - Aug 02 2017 :  11:58:21 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Fun to hear the Shillyshally word again and the uses.

Farmgirl sister #3926

"Courage is not the absence of fear, but the belief that something is more important than fear." Ambrose Red Moon
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HodgeLodge
True Blue Farmgirl

662 Posts

Tiana
Berkeley Springs WV
USA
662 Posts

Posted - Jan 14 2018 :  05:44:28 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I will have to look for this book, I am not sure what a Shillyshally is.

Tiana ~ Farmgirl #4817

"If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need."~ Marcus Tullius Cicero
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Tumbleweed
True Blue Farmgirl

956 Posts

Nancy
Texas
USA
956 Posts

Posted - Jan 14 2018 :  3:06:50 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi Tiana,
A shillshally is a three foot square of 100% cotton fabric. It can be used a dozen different ways. Wet it and wear it around your neck to cool down or as a bandana when you are having a bad hair day. Etc.

TW

The best way to avoid housework is to live outside! Sandra Blacksmith 1900.

Edited by - Tumbleweed on Jan 14 2018 4:23:51 PM
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HodgeLodge
True Blue Farmgirl

662 Posts

Tiana
Berkeley Springs WV
USA
662 Posts

Posted - Jan 14 2018 :  6:01:27 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks Nancy, I googled it and didn't really find anything. :)

Tiana ~ Farmgirl #4817

"If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need."~ Marcus Tullius Cicero
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levisgrammy
True Blue Farmgirl

7332 Posts

Denise
NJ
USA
7332 Posts

Posted - Jan 16 2018 :  06:28:30 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Shillyshally: an undecided or hesitating manner. That's according to a dictionary but maybe they just thought it would be cute and different.



~Denise~
Farmgirl Sister #43

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

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Edited by - levisgrammy on Jan 25 2018 06:02:54 AM
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YellowRose
True Blue Farmgirl

5241 Posts

Sara
Paris TX
USA
5241 Posts

Posted - Jan 16 2018 :  06:38:43 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
MaryJane called it that in her Ideal book on pg 318. I think she was having fun playing with words.

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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HodgeLodge
True Blue Farmgirl

662 Posts

Tiana
Berkeley Springs WV
USA
662 Posts

Posted - Jan 16 2018 :  12:42:01 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks Sara for the clear up. They are pretty cool items.


Tiana ~ Farmgirl #4817

"If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need."~ Marcus Tullius Cicero
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Red Tractor Girl
True Blue Farmgirl

4783 Posts

Winnie
Gainesville Fl
USA
4783 Posts

Posted - Jan 17 2018 :  3:25:57 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I need to look that page up again as I have forgotten all about ShillyShally! I love her Idea book and have enjoyed making many of the projects from it.

Winnie #3109
Red Tractor Girl
Farm Sister of the Year 2014-2015
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Tumbleweed
True Blue Farmgirl

956 Posts

Nancy
Texas
USA
956 Posts

Posted - Jan 18 2018 :  09:37:24 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
When I was a little weed I received a book titled "Make It Book". It had all kinds of ideas for kids crafts including sewing, knitting and even some wood working projects if I remember correctly. I made almost everything in that book. Mary Jane's Idea Book is for me a grownup gal's version of my Make It Book.



TW

The best way to avoid housework is to live outside! Sandra Blacksmith

The fun begins where the sidewalk ends. Shel Silverstein
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OneRedZinnia
True Blue Farmgirl

529 Posts

Debbie
Goodrich Texas
USA
529 Posts

Posted - Jan 24 2018 :  5:22:19 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I just received my idea book today and was just reading about the ShillyShally. Looks like something that will be handy around my house! These remind me of a baby receiving blanket, ya know the small ones back in the day and since I have a new grandson I can sure put a Shillyshally to good use!!

~ Deb ~
Farmgirl Sister #5585
...When life gives you a hundred reasons to cry, show life that you have a thousand reasons to smile...
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levisgrammy
True Blue Farmgirl

7332 Posts

Denise
NJ
USA
7332 Posts

Posted - Jan 27 2018 :  4:49:48 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Nancy,
What a great book that would have been to have as a child.

~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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