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nndairy
True Blue Farmgirl

2424 Posts

Heather
Wapakoneta Ohio
USA
2424 Posts

Posted - Mar 26 2021 :  7:00:10 PM  Show Profile
Debbie - I'm so glad you like your apron and other little things I made. I actually got my package from you today. What a treasure!!!! I love the lap quilt you made with all the little buttons to embellish it. And the second feed sack on the back with your signature makes it extra special. The "ditty" bag is wonderful too! I can always use yarn and buttons. The wrist pin cushion is a great idea. I can't wait to try it out tomorrow :) I can't believe we've never been swap partners before!!!!! I'm very happy we were partners for this swap. Thank you so much for such a wonderful swap :)

Here's some pictures for everyone to see:


some up close pictures of the embellishmenst:






The chicken feed sack on the back:


And the ditty bag:


Thanks again Debbie!!

~Heather
Farmgirl Sister #4701
September 2014 Farmgirl of the Month


"The purpose of life is to enjoy every moment" - Yogi teabag
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katmom
True Blue Farmgirl

15724 Posts

Grace
WACAL Gal WashCalif.
USA
15724 Posts

Posted - Mar 27 2021 :  5:12:38 PM  Show Profile
Oh My goodness,,, Heather what sweet hand crafted goodies you received from Debbie..

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Happiness is being a katmom and Glamping Diva!

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Blessed in Colorado
True Blue Farmgirl

5219 Posts

Debbie L.
Oregon
USA
5219 Posts

Posted - Mar 28 2021 :  10:27:15 AM  Show Profile
Oh Heather I am so happy you like your Lap Quilt, I was just so unsure if I could pull it off. It was my joy to make it for you, it really was.
I too could not believe we had never been swap partners over the years. I am happy we finally got to be partners and hope we will be again.

Such a fun and informative swap, I have learned so much.
Thank you Jean for being our hostess.

Thank you again Heather for my Apron, bookmark and mug rug.
Glad you are back Grace I missed you.


Big Hugs,
Debbie
#1582
Blessed in Oregon
Farmgirl of the Month September 2012 and February 2018

“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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doctordar
True Blue Farmgirl

147 Posts

Darlene
Newport WA
USA
147 Posts

Posted - Apr 12 2021 :  09:49:10 AM  Show Profile
Hi Niki! Your package went to the post office on Saturday. You should receive it on Wednesday. Enjoy!!!

Dream - Believe - Manifest
She believed she could...so she did!
Farmgirl #7049
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JeanP
True Blue Farmgirl

1030 Posts

Jean
Deary ID
USA
1030 Posts

Posted - Apr 15 2021 :  11:00:36 AM  Show Profile
Hi Joan. Just checked thee tracking. Your package is "out for delivery". So you should get it today. Yaaaaaaaaay. Now to get to work on my "make-up" project.
jean


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

378 Posts

Joan
Lansing North Carolina
USA
378 Posts

Posted - Apr 15 2021 :  8:41:35 PM  Show Profile


Jean, I am speechless. The quality of your work is amazing! The table runner, the roll holder, the coasters, and the chicken are gorgeous, not to mention the Feed Sack is as well! I love everything, including the jar of buttons & the Depression Cookbook. You are truly inspiring! Thank you so much!

Today is my birthday & your package made my day!


Joan P.
Farmgirl Sister #8056

"You've gotta dance like there's nobody watching,
Love like you'll never be hurt,
Sing like there's nobody listening,
And live like it's heaven on earth." - William W. Purkey

I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.
Phillippians 4:13
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jmpiercy
True Blue Farmgirl

378 Posts

Joan
Lansing North Carolina
USA
378 Posts

Posted - Apr 15 2021 :  8:42:55 PM  Show Profile
And I forgot to include the Roll mix. Thank you, Jean!

Joan P.
Farmgirl Sister #8056

"You've gotta dance like there's nobody watching,
Love like you'll never be hurt,
Sing like there's nobody listening,
And live like it's heaven on earth." - William W. Purkey

I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.
Phillippians 4:13
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quiltee
True Blue Farmgirl

6708 Posts

Linda
Terrell TX
USA
6708 Posts

Posted - Apr 16 2021 :  5:05:48 PM  Show Profile  Send quiltee a Yahoo! Message
I love that roll holder - still need to make ME one. LOL! Cute table runner. Great swap!

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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doctordar
True Blue Farmgirl

147 Posts

Darlene
Newport WA
USA
147 Posts

Posted - Apr 20 2021 :  3:25:43 PM  Show Profile
Niki, did you receive the package? It was supposed to have been delivered to you last Wed. Haven't heard anything and want to make sure you received it. Please let me know.

Dream - Believe - Manifest
She believed she could...so she did!
Farmgirl #7049
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JeanP
True Blue Farmgirl

1030 Posts

Jean
Deary ID
USA
1030 Posts

Posted - Apr 20 2021 :  3:31:48 PM  Show Profile
Hahahaha Linda . . . me too. Have made several now for gifts and swaps, but I don't have one. What's that old story about the shoemaker's kids going barefoot LOL.
jean

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

223 Posts

Kathy
Salina KS
USA
223 Posts

Posted - Apr 25 2021 :  2:23:27 PM  Show Profile
I found this interesting poem about feed sacks to be really enlightening. Some of the uses I didn't know about. I never thought about them. Such as diapers, milk strainers and etc. But during that era I suppose you used anything you could get your hands on.

The 1930’s Flour Sack, by Colleen B. Hubert

In that long ago time when things were saved,
when roads were graveled and barrels were staved
and there were no plastic wrap or bags,
and the well and the pump were way out back,
a versatile item, was the flour sack.

Pillsbury’s best, mother’s and gold medal, too
stamped their names proudly in purple and blue.
The string sewn on top was pulled and kept
the flour emptied and spills were swept.
The bag was folded and stored in a sack
That durable, practical flour sack.

The sack could be filled with feathers and down,
for a pillow, or t’would make a nice sleeping gown.
it could carry a book and be a school bag,
or become a mail sack slung over a nag.
It made a very convenient pack,
That adaptable, cotton flour sack.

Bleached and sewn, it was dutifully worn
as bibs, diapers, or kerchief adorned.
It was made into skirts, blouses and slips.
And mom braided rugs from one hundred strips
she made ruffled curtains for the house or shack,
from that humble but treasured flour sack!

As a strainer for milk or apple juice,
to wave men in, it was a very good use,
as a sling for a sprained wrist or a break,
to help mother roll up a jelly cake,
as a window shade or to stuff a crack,
we used a sturdy, common flour sack!

As dish towels, embroidered or not,
they covered up dough, helped pass pans so hot,
tied up dishes for neighbors in need,
and for men out in the field to seed.
They dried dishes from pan, not rack
that absorbent, handy flour sack!

We polished and cleaned stove and table,
scoured and scrubbed from cellar to gable,
we dusted the bureau and oak bed post,
made costumes for October (a scary ghost)
and a parachute for a cat named jack.
From that lowly, useful old flour sack!

So now my friends, when they ask you
As curious youngsters often do,
“before plastic wrap, elmers glue
and paper towels, what did you do?”
tell them loudly and with pride don’t lack,
“grandmother had that wonderful flour sack!”

“Kindness is Free, Sprinkle that Stuff Everywhere.”

"I was cut out to be rich but I was sewn up wrong"
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JeanP
True Blue Farmgirl

1030 Posts

Jean
Deary ID
USA
1030 Posts

Posted - Apr 25 2021 :  3:31:51 PM  Show Profile
Oh, Kathy, that poem is simply precious. What a wonderful addition to this Feed Sacks Live On page. Thank you so much for finding it and for sharing it. I'm sure everyone else will enjoy it as much as I did.
Farmgirl hugs,
jean


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

4891 Posts

Marilyn
Stephenville Texas
USA
4891 Posts

Posted - Apr 25 2021 :  7:41:39 PM  Show Profile
Oh my yes indeed! Flour sacks were treasures FOR SURE!
My grandma made panties for her little girls, slips and bras as they grew into teens.

My grandma had her ball of string, and so do I...only mine is from chicken feed sacks.

As a child when we went to grandmas we always slept on sheets made from flour sacks. Never fear, she had real sheets in their original packages...up in the cabinet above her big old chest freezer. As far as I know they were never used. Grandma loved her very own homemade sheets.

TexasGran
#6389
Let God's light shine through you every day.

Amazon Children's Books, look for my name:Marilyn Robinson Godfrey
Craftsy: patterns for farm stick animals under my name.

Edited by - TexasGran on Apr 25 2021 7:42:57 PM
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katmom
True Blue Farmgirl

15724 Posts

Grace
WACAL Gal WashCalif.
USA
15724 Posts

Posted - Apr 28 2021 :  11:46:39 AM  Show Profile
Marilyn,, what a sweet memory of your granny...

Kathy, luv that poem.

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Happiness is being a katmom and Glamping Diva!

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

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TexasGran
True Blue Farmgirl

4891 Posts

Marilyn
Stephenville Texas
USA
4891 Posts

Posted - Apr 28 2021 :  4:07:37 PM  Show Profile
Grace, thanks. My grandma was a very resourceful woman!
I only had one grandma, because my daddy's mother died when he was only ten.

TexasGran
#6389
Let God's light shine through you every day.

Amazon Children's Books, look for my name:Marilyn Robinson Godfrey
Craftsy: patterns for farm stick animals under my name.
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doctordar
True Blue Farmgirl

147 Posts

Darlene
Newport WA
USA
147 Posts

Posted - May 01 2021 :  12:11:00 PM  Show Profile
I have not heard anything at all from Niki. I haven't heard that she received my feedsack projects and I haven't received the ones from her. I really had fun making these items, so I thought I'd at least share them with the group. I hope she is ok. I will send her another email.





Dream - Believe - Manifest
She believed she could...so she did!
Farmgirl #7049
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Quiltwright
True Blue Farmgirl

345 Posts

Cristy
LAKE HAVASU CITY AZ
USA
345 Posts

Posted - May 01 2021 :  12:53:00 PM  Show Profile
Beautiful work Darlene!

Enjoying the day
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JeanP
True Blue Farmgirl

1030 Posts

Jean
Deary ID
USA
1030 Posts

Posted - May 01 2021 :  1:17:41 PM  Show Profile
Lovely work Darlene. Nikki has been very silent in another swap of mine also. Her partner in that one and I have tried several times to reach her by email to no avail. I know she has had some health issues lately, and I only hope they haven't escalated. If anyone out there has heard from her recently, please let us know.
hugs,
jean


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

147 Posts

Darlene
Newport WA
USA
147 Posts

Posted - May 01 2021 :  1:41:05 PM  Show Profile
Thank you! I really appreciated working with the feedsacks for these past two swaps. Thank you for sending them!!

Dream - Believe - Manifest
She believed she could...so she did!
Farmgirl #7049
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quiltee
True Blue Farmgirl

6708 Posts

Linda
Terrell TX
USA
6708 Posts

Posted - May 01 2021 :  3:35:46 PM  Show Profile  Send quiltee a Yahoo! Message
WOW! Darlene - great job on the swap items for Nikki. Thank you for sharing.

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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StitchinWitch
True Blue Farmgirl

1757 Posts

Judith
Galt CA
USA
1757 Posts

Posted - May 03 2021 :  5:40:36 PM  Show Profile
Darlene -- Adorable!

Judith

7932
Happiness is Homemade
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quiltee
True Blue Farmgirl

6708 Posts

Linda
Terrell TX
USA
6708 Posts

Posted - May 03 2021 :  6:31:37 PM  Show Profile  Send quiltee a Yahoo! Message
So cute, Darlene. Great job.


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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TexasGran
True Blue Farmgirl

4891 Posts

Marilyn
Stephenville Texas
USA
4891 Posts

Posted - May 03 2021 :  6:53:43 PM  Show Profile
Darlene have you ever heard from Nik?

TexasGran
#6389
Let God's light shine through you every day.

Amazon Children's Books, look for my name:Marilyn Robinson Godfrey
Craftsy: patterns for farm stick animals under my name.

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isewbernina
True Blue Farmgirl

223 Posts

Kathy
Salina KS
USA
223 Posts

Posted - May 04 2021 :  5:57:24 PM  Show Profile

I have received lovely gifts from Judith, who was my swap-mate from Feed Sacks. She made placemats, potholder and a cast iron pot holder. She did a lovely job and I thought the potholder was a wonderful idea. I am going to make some for Christmas gifts, Thank you so much Judith
Kathy

“Kindness is Free, Sprinkle that Stuff Everywhere.”

"I was cut out to be rich but I was sewn up wrong"
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TexasGran
True Blue Farmgirl

4891 Posts

Marilyn
Stephenville Texas
USA
4891 Posts

Posted - May 04 2021 :  7:45:11 PM  Show Profile
Soooo pretty.

TexasGran
#6389
Let God's light shine through you every day.

Amazon Children's Books, look for my name:Marilyn Robinson Godfrey
Craftsy: patterns for farm stick animals under my name.
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