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debbieklann
True Blue Farmgirl

2611 Posts

Debbie
Madras OR
USA
2611 Posts

Posted - Jan 20 2020 :  2:29:30 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Darlene, your pictures are works of art!
Bonnie, I'm sorry about your back pain. I'm glad that you are happy doing your handwork...I bet you do some beautiful things! I have my husband's great grandmother's darning ..."thing"....the real name escapes me right now! haha The wooden tool that you use to darn socks. I guess that's what came to my mind when you said you enjoy mending. I do not enjoy mending jeans. They are so hard to maneuver underneath the sewing machine. My husband made a comment years ago about my mending job. I'm not sure what it was..something about the patch underneath being square. So, the next hole that I patched in his work jeans I cut into a heart shape and put a cute piece of fabric underneath that had bunnies on it! Not another piece of denim. It turned out really cute, if you ask me! haha He never complained again....ahahaha

Debbie Klann
Farmgirl Sister #770
2018 Farmgirl Sister of the Year
January 2020 FGOTM
"Well behaved women seldom make history"...
Laurel Thatcher Ulrich
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TexasGran
True Blue Farmgirl

5777 Posts

Marilyn
Stephenville Texas
USA
5777 Posts

Posted - Jan 20 2020 :  4:58:07 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I agree with you Debbie about patching jeans.
I have patched my husbands, but mostly my sons. He is such a big tall man, his jeans go on forever, or so it seems. When he was given several pair that had some stretch...well that was a nightmare! He finally has enough pairs of work jeans to last a week, plus his starched dress jeans. So he has not asked me to patch any recently. I remember darning socks as a young wife. I used a light bulb. Now if a hole should open up...wow I get a new rag or they go to the barn for my son's use.She
When Bay was a first grader she had a favorite pair of jeans. When she grew taller the jeans became capris, but she continued to grow taller. So I made a cuff, about five inches wide, with little round fabric knot buttons. I used several tiny prints and I thought they were pretty cute. Next she wore holes in the butt by the pockets, so I found my fabric scraps, some wonder under and light weight denim, and soon she had hearts on her hiney. Then in fifth grade she came to me and said the zipper had broken in her most favorite pair of jeans! Well, I told her that perhaps she should give up on them. But when I looked at her very sad face, I knew that was not the answer...So I put one very long shoe lace to work. It laced the jeans up and she was happy. Thankfully she gave them up before summer...She had finally gained a few ounces, and began to get a tiny bit of hips so she had to give up her favorite pair of jeans. And I told her I would save them, because someday she might have a skinny little girl, who would get a kick out of her mom's much loved jeans!

Texasgran

Edited by - TexasGran on Jan 20 2020 5:00:45 PM
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darlenelovesart
True Blue Farmgirl

5959 Posts

darlene
Loleta California
USA
5959 Posts

Posted - Jan 20 2020 :  9:08:47 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I have never patched anything, I love your story Debbie.

Well you saved money with her liking those jeans so much. That was a good pair of jeans, and she was happy to keep the

Nice!
Have a good night

Darlene


Farmgirl # 4943

Don't worry about anything; instead, pray about everything.
Tell God what you need, and thank him for what he has done.
Philippians 4:6

Just follow God unquestioningly.
Because you love Him so, for if you trust His judgment there is nothing you need to know.
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Bonnie Ellis
True Blue Farmgirl

859 Posts

Bonnie
Minneapolis Minnesota
USA
859 Posts

Posted - Jan 21 2020 :  8:40:34 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Debbie,, I guess you took care of him,,,lol. I have a Viking sewing machine and mending jeans is very doable. Not as fun as other mending but having a husband and boys I have mended my share. There is a group in Minnesota that takes their machines and go to nursing homes to mend for free. What a nice gesture.

grandmother and orphan farmgirl
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mbenton16
True Blue Farmgirl

180 Posts

Maryellen
Denver North Carolina
USA
180 Posts

Posted - Jan 23 2020 :  08:40:34 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Darlene Your coloring is awesome! I bet that brought you such peace. Maryellen

Maryellen Benton
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debbieklann
True Blue Farmgirl

2611 Posts

Debbie
Madras OR
USA
2611 Posts

Posted - Jan 23 2020 :  08:44:02 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Bonnie, what a nice thing to do for those nursing home residents!

Debbie Klann
Farmgirl Sister #770
2018 Farmgirl Sister of the Year
January 2020 FGOTM
"Well behaved women seldom make history"...
Laurel Thatcher Ulrich
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quiltee
True Blue Farmgirl

4605 Posts

Linda
Terrell TX
USA
4605 Posts

Posted - Jan 26 2020 :  2:54:57 PM  Show Profile  Send quiltee a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
Bonnie - so sorry to hear about your back pain. I hope you get some relief very soon.

Darlene - Glad to hear you are home for a while. Hopefully surgery will get scheduled soon and you can get back on your feet. I know several people with recent knee surgeries and they were both up and walking with no pain very quickly. I pray you have a quick recovery, too.

Linda B
quiltee
Farmgirl #1919
FGOTM for August, 2015 and April, 2017
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TexasGran
True Blue Farmgirl

5777 Posts

Marilyn
Stephenville Texas
USA
5777 Posts

Posted - Jan 26 2020 :  3:44:32 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote

It is amazing how quickly people recover these days! My brother in law had a massive stroke at 6pm last Thursday. My sister immediately knew what was wrong due to the jibberish coming from his mouth. They live in Dallas, the ambulance drivers took him to big Baylor...a level 1 trauma hospital. A cat scan showed he had two large clots blocking the right side of his brain. The doctor went in and was able to remove 60% of the clot. He sounded very normal Saturday morning and was looking forward to going home that afternoon! Crazy!!!

Texasgran
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StitchinWitch
True Blue Farmgirl

1132 Posts

Judith
Galt CA
USA
1132 Posts

Posted - Jan 26 2020 :  5:05:05 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Medicine has come a long way.Many surgeries that used to require a two week hospital stay are now done outpatient. My mother was in the hospital two weeks when I was born; my daughter was home the next day after my granddaughter was born.

Judith

7932
Happiness is Homemade
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darlenelovesart
True Blue Farmgirl

5959 Posts

darlene
Loleta California
USA
5959 Posts

Posted - Jan 26 2020 :  10:49:18 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
That is so awesome,plus she knew the symptoms and didnít wait to call for help

Thanks Maryellen, it has helped and I am doing one for our Church! Too I will send a photo when I finish it. It has a dragon fly. And lady bug on it.
Hugs
Darlene

Farmgirl # 4943

Don't worry about anything; instead, pray about everything.
Tell God what you need, and thank him for what he has done.
Philippians 4:6

Just follow God unquestioningly.
Because you love Him so, for if you trust His judgment there is nothing you need to know.

Edited by - darlenelovesart on Jan 26 2020 10:52:30 PM
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TexasGran
True Blue Farmgirl

5777 Posts

Marilyn
Stephenville Texas
USA
5777 Posts

Posted - Jan 27 2020 :  04:58:27 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I talked to my sister last night. Jim did come home Saturday afternoon. The doctor was able to remove the clotted blood, not with surgery...Like I was thinking, but by going through his artery.
Thank God.
She said that now she is afraid to be too far from a trauma, level 1 hospital. They travel a lot, but always in the states. Climbing mountains in Utah may not be a return visit for them. She said that she never dreamed that when they make future vacation plans...the number 1 item on the list will be availability of the life saving health care he got at big Baylor.
He takes a blood thinners and they were told that even with the medication...He could stroke again...it seems that after one, the possibility of another is quite high!

Texasgran
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debbieklann
True Blue Farmgirl

2611 Posts

Debbie
Madras OR
USA
2611 Posts

Posted - Jan 28 2020 :  08:18:22 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
That is wonderful news about your brother in law, Marilyn. I hope they can get him on a proactive/preventative plan that will keep him as healthy as possible.

Debbie Klann
Farmgirl Sister #770
2018 Farmgirl Sister of the Year
January 2020 FGOTM
"Well behaved women seldom make history"...
Laurel Thatcher Ulrich
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StitchinWitch
True Blue Farmgirl

1132 Posts

Judith
Galt CA
USA
1132 Posts

Posted - Jan 28 2020 :  10:07:11 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
So happy about your brother-in-law.

Judith

7932
Happiness is Homemade
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TexasGran
True Blue Farmgirl

5777 Posts

Marilyn
Stephenville Texas
USA
5777 Posts

Posted - Jan 28 2020 :  11:07:22 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
My sister married him 2 and 1/2 years ago. He takes zeralto a blood thinner for a heart issue. But he was scheduled for a biopsy last Friday...so he had not had the thinner in a week. To me that is scary that a person could develop two large c lots in less than a week. So the heart doctors told him he could only be off the thinner for two days in the future. They also said to be very attentive to any changes in the way he feels, because he could stroke out again. He rides his bike daily and loves to hike when they travel. He seems to be a very nice man.

Texasgran
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Red Tractor Girl
True Blue Farmgirl

3409 Posts

Winnie
Gainesville Fl
USA
3409 Posts

Posted - Jan 29 2020 :  12:36:26 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Glad your BIL could get proper help quickly! Hopefully his health is going to stabilize better and doctors can also do any investigative tests that are needed. It is always tricky when you need to be on a bloodthinner.

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

3409 Posts

Winnie
Gainesville Fl
USA
3409 Posts

Posted - Jan 29 2020 :  4:16:08 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Oh my goodness, Maryellen! I received your adorable snow man that serves of life savers. It is so cute and you did a terrific job making what you saw on Pinterest. Thank-you for sharing one for me!! When the candy is gone, I am going to keep it as a Christmas tree ornament. Just adorable!!

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

1132 Posts

Judith
Galt CA
USA
1132 Posts

Posted - Jan 29 2020 :  5:27:45 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
MaryEllen -- Thank you for the cute little snowman. What a cute idea and you did a great job. It makes a wonderful winter decoration and has the added attraction of being edible. So nice of you to make it for me.

Judith

7932
Happiness is Homemade
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quiltee
True Blue Farmgirl

4605 Posts

Linda
Terrell TX
USA
4605 Posts

Posted - Jan 29 2020 :  5:39:52 PM  Show Profile  Send quiltee a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
I love the cute little snowman, Maryellen. Thank you so much! That's a neat idea.

Linda B
quiltee
Farmgirl #1919
FGOTM for August, 2015 and April, 2017
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TexasGran
True Blue Farmgirl

5777 Posts

Marilyn
Stephenville Texas
USA
5777 Posts

Posted - Jan 29 2020 :  6:52:48 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Maryellen, thank you so much for the cutest snowman ever! I love him and the life savers are my favorite. You were so sweet to think of us.

Texasgran
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sweettea59
True Blue Farmgirl

1233 Posts

Sherry
Longview Texas
USA
1233 Posts

Posted - Jan 30 2020 :  1:13:31 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I received the cutest little snowman in my mail today, Thank you so much Maryellen. What a cute idea. Know he is well loved.

Farmgirl Hugs & May all your Wishes come true.
Sherry
Farmgirl #2215
www.etsy.com/shop/markiebuck
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mbenton16
True Blue Farmgirl

180 Posts

Maryellen
Denver North Carolina
USA
180 Posts

Posted - Jan 30 2020 :  3:13:48 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thank you ladies for the kind words!Even though I do not post as much as I should I think of you ladies all the time. I know you are always just a chat away. If you did not get a little snowman in the mail it is coming. I mailed all of them the same day and I mailed one to everyone in our group so please let me know if you do not get one I would never leave anybody out. Hugs, Maryellen

Maryellen Benton
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treelady
True Blue Farmgirl

1175 Posts

Julie
medina ND
USA
1175 Posts

Posted - Jan 30 2020 :  4:35:54 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Maryellen, Thank you for the cute snowman in today's mail. He is just the cutest and now I think I have to make some for my bible study group for Valentines Day.

A little rain can straighten a flower stem. A little love can change a life.

Max Lucado
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darlenelovesart
True Blue Farmgirl

5959 Posts

darlene
Loleta California
USA
5959 Posts

Posted - Jan 30 2020 :  4:45:44 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I received this little cute snow man in the mail from Mary Ellen, so cute, you push on the hat and out comes a wintergreen lifesaver. Very creative! I love it! You have been busy!


I will keep your brother in my prayers Marilyn..

Have a good day everyone.

Darlene


Farmgirl # 4943

Don't worry about anything; instead, pray about everything.
Tell God what you need, and thank him for what he has done.
Philippians 4:6

Just follow God unquestioningly.
Because you love Him so, for if you trust His judgment there is nothing you need to know.
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debbieklann
True Blue Farmgirl

2611 Posts

Debbie
Madras OR
USA
2611 Posts

Posted - Jan 31 2020 :  2:48:43 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Darlene, I'm glad you posted a picture of Maryellen's snowman, I was just about to. Thank you, Maryellen! He is adorable!!!

Debbie Klann
Farmgirl Sister #770
2018 Farmgirl Sister of the Year
January 2020 FGOTM
"Well behaved women seldom make history"...
Laurel Thatcher Ulrich
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TexasGran
True Blue Farmgirl

5777 Posts

Marilyn
Stephenville Texas
USA
5777 Posts

Posted - Feb 01 2020 :  07:03:48 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Darlene, those are beautiful! Your fine motor skills are great...My hand's don't shake but tiny things are becoming more and more difficult.

Texasgran
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