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Good Grief Girdie
Oklahoma
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Interests: crafts, etc...
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With 3 sisters growing up our mom would make all our dresses........if it was checked one would get the pink check, the other blue check, and so on and so on.......whether it was check, polka dot, swiss dot we each had the same fabric but in a different color! So when I was cutting these out it reminded me of all those cute little dresses! I have added pockets and hearts to these......... Happy Spring wednesday everyone... Continue reading
Posted 1 hour ago at Good Grief Girdie's blog
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Last summer when I cleaned my room I usually put things in a place that I don't remember where I put them........and if I just don't let it eat at me I usually come across it when I am looking for something else......I have had these red cross little pins for a couple years and wanted to use them last summer but could not find them, until today when I was looking for something for our upcoming Glitter Retreat and found that tooooooooo.......if I don't go into panic mode I know I will find it sooner or later.......do any of... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Good Grief Girdie's blog
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Well you know how much I hate canceling a class but we will have to cancel this one........I am SO SORRY! Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Good Grief Girdie's blog
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Well you can see the stitching from last weekends Stephanie class has continued......I have used up scraps of velvet and felt to make a few little flower and heart appliques to go on whatever! I don't have a clue right now what I will use them for but one of these days it will hit me but for now I am stitching away with all those little bits of scraps that usually go into the trash! For those of you who want to take this Egg class this coming thursday March 30 we have a few seats left.....call the store... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Good Grief Girdie's blog
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Another great class with fun gals.......we laughed and carried on all evening and it was good to be back in the classroom once again. Thanks girls..... you all did an amazing job and I hope you enjoy filling your Easter album with memories gone by or future ones! Sorry Becky you had to leave early but I did snap this of you working away! Apricot Bars ( Pioneer Women recipe) 1 1/2 cups flour 1 1/2 cups oats 1 cup brown sugar 1 tsp. baking powder 1/2 tsp. salt 1 3/4 sticks butter cut into pieces 1 jar apricot preserves... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Good Grief Girdie's blog
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For those of you in this class thursday evening March 23 this is your supply list: sand paper stapler paper trimmer crop a dile corner rounder gold leaf pen distressed ink in spun sugar or whatever color you like to distress basic class kit if you are using this as a past memory Easter photo book bring your photos of course any Easter paper, ephemera bring those for you to add I think that is it.......see you all at 5:30 thursday! I did get my rope enclosure finished but I don't think it's the right way but I went with... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Good Grief Girdie's blog
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As you can see I am not finished with the cover of my journal but just thought I would give you a glimpse of what we did in Stephanie's class on saturday.......this journal cover started with a blank journal and a long rectangle piece of felt.....in our kits we had a starter piece of scrap pieces of fabric already sewn together.....we then started to add to that piece all kinds of sizes and shapes to add on to the long piece of felt.......this is not something that you can finish in a short amount of time and I have spent... Continue reading
Posted Mar 21, 2017 at Good Grief Girdie's blog
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I don't know about you but I am loving this springtime weather and the sight of color all around............ Happy Monday.......... Continue reading
Posted Mar 20, 2017 at Good Grief Girdie's blog
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Stephanie taught this fun wooden tag class friday evening where we layered each one with paper, tissue, napkins, washi tape, words and paint......we each had 6 tags and 6 hearts to create some whimsical art on these fun pieces of wood.........everyone had different colors and styles which they took the basic concept from Stephanie and then just did what they wanted and they all looked amazing. I didn't get a photo of everyones but these are just a few..... We all had so much fun and went away with 6 sweet wooden tags to hang onto or giveaway...........Thanks Stephanie for... Continue reading
Posted Mar 19, 2017 at Good Grief Girdie's blog
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Well I have been so into this remodeling job I had forgotten I ordered these whimsical stamps right after Christmas.........so yesterday I decided to get back into my room and do a little creating with them........I don't order a lot of things but when I saw these on Danielle Donaldson's blog I knew I needed them.........I have followed Danielle Donaldson's blog for a while because I love watercolors and she is a master.......the soft touch she has is so beautiful and I love that look.....so here they are! I made them into tags, of course because I love to tie... Continue reading
Posted Mar 17, 2017 at Good Grief Girdie's blog
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I loved reading all of the comments about Day Light savings and I think most of us would like it to stay light a lot longer and the days a little warmer, at least I do! Anyone who stops by this blog no matter if you leave a comment or not I appreciate all of you. It what makes me keep on posting and trying to find ways to keep you all interested in what is going on.......so a huge Thank You! Congratulations to Teresa you have won the March giveaway. Please email me at jpeter@cox.net and we can see... Continue reading
Posted Mar 16, 2017 at Good Grief Girdie's blog
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I have been working and stitching a lot lately and I have this thing for the red cross looking x......I have used it in several mediums such as fabric, felt, velvet, paper, stencil and even washi tape.......Don't ask me why but I love the little x! I even bought some little lapel pins and have misplaced them somewhere......I got enough to share for a class if I ever come across them again. Oh well they will show up someday........just wishing you all a great spring break wednesday! Continue reading
Posted Mar 15, 2017 at Good Grief Girdie's blog
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Hope you all enjoyed your weekend..........I have been working on several little projects since Christmas and this is the beginning of one of them.........With all of those wonderful velvets and wool felt Cindy has at the store I have tried to incorporate them in my upcoming and past classes....... Still hanging up pictures, mirrors, shower curtains and more.......... Just thought I'd throwback this one.......our 25th wedding anniversary photo!!!!! And a few more photos of the redecorating still going on around here......the last 3 are of my room..... Happy Monday.......... Continue reading
Posted Mar 13, 2017 at Good Grief Girdie's blog
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Here is the March Giveaway........This Living Artfully by Sandra Magsamen book, fabric bracelet, rabbit paper doll and one of my new Easter tags....just leave me a comment about why you love or don't love march and day light saving............of course it's my favorite time of year because the day light stays around much longer .....we did reach 82 yesterday, but today it decided to cool off a bit but that is okay with me because I know the spring and summer weather is just around the corner........and you know how much I love warm weather.......You will have until next wenesday... Continue reading
Posted Mar 10, 2017 at Good Grief Girdie's blog
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You all know how much I love Paper Whimsey and through the years have used several of their images for classes.....Gale has always worked with us and made ordering her products so easy and really special. Since Easter is not far off I decided to use a few of my images and made some tags..........If you come back tomorrow I am going to have my March Giveaway and one of these will be in the March package........ Happy Thursday!!!!!! Continue reading
Posted Mar 9, 2017 at Good Grief Girdie's blog
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Well it seems like my creative time has taken a back seat with this house remodeling.......now that we are just about finished I hope to get back into the swing of things....I did get my sample ready for Glitter Retreat and I know the other two teachers are working on theirs so we can all show you at the same time.....very soon! I am hoping to start on late spring and early summer class samples but it won't be until after Glitter Retreat which is the last of April. I do like your feed back because it always helps to... Continue reading
Posted Mar 6, 2017 at Good Grief Girdie's blog
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Every day I look at this paint and sometimes it looks Grey and sometimes it gives off a blue cast depending on if it's sunny or cloudy outside.........it still has me scratching my head! Of course I don't want it to have a blue color at all because it's not the look I want but I am going to just have to live with it and keep saying it's grey.........I am still hanging pictures looking for certain mirrors, going to make new pillows and I got the hardware ordered for the kitchen/butlers pantry so I will keep showing you photos... Continue reading
Posted Mar 4, 2017 at Good Grief Girdie's blog
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March 23 5:30-9:00 Easter Tale memory book for those special Easter Days gone by or new memories......filled with all kinds of springtime fun! March 30 5:30-9:00 Easter Egg........I asked you all what you wanted and this is one of the suggestions.......so we will be making this fun Easter Bunny Egg. ( You will need to provide you own cup/candlestick) Well that is it for the month of March. Hope to see you for one or both of these springtime classes! Happy thursday! Continue reading
Posted Mar 2, 2017 at Good Grief Girdie's blog
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I can now say every wall in my house has been painted ( except my two guest rooms) Wow does it ever feel good and clean.........now to put everything back is another story but I am getting there and when I do I will have better photos to share......in my studio/art room I went to a completely different color so it will be brighter and I love it! It is a Benjamin Moore color called Classic Grey! It is so much softer.......... I have come across things made over the years either with a group for a round robin or... Continue reading
Posted Feb 28, 2017 at Good Grief Girdie's blog
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Yesterday Colleen Moody was at the Paper Crown teaching one of her wonderful paper clay sculpture classes......need I say more. What a fun class and something I have never tried before. I think we all went away with a new form of art and one we think maybe we can do again. Until I try something it always looks more difficult than it actually is............so if you have an excellent teacher like Colleen then it all makes learning something new a little easier.......Thank You Colleen for making the trip to Oklahoma just to teach us Okies,( ha ha) and oh... Continue reading
Posted Feb 27, 2017 at Good Grief Girdie's blog
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Four weeks into painting and I can see the light at the end of the tunnel.........today they are finishing up the woodwork in the bathroom and touches of trim in the other parts of the living area.....the doors will be painted over the weekend and maybe put back on next week.........over the weekend though I have to clear out my ROOM so they can paint.........I am really not looking forward to that but it has to be done so they can paint on monday........I am still going back and forth on my hardware.......I know what I like but it's just... Continue reading
Posted Feb 22, 2017 at Good Grief Girdie's blog
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While I am in the deep of painting and cleaning out everything in my house I need to let go of some things..........this set of dishes need to go to a new home and if anyone is interested please email me at jpeter@cox.net here is what I have bow china 12 dinner plates 12 salad plates 12 bread and butter 11 saucers 12 cups 12 cereal bowls plain with blue rim 8 dinner plates 8 salad plate 8 cereal bowls 8 bread and butter plates 8 cups and saucers 2 sets of salt and pepper shakers 2 sugar with lids... Continue reading
Posted Feb 20, 2017 at Good Grief Girdie's blog
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Many of you know I am not a big gadget person........when I find something that I think will be used a lot I will indulge and buy it.........so when Terri Brush was here a couple weeks ago to teach her weekend long classes we were introduced to this awesome Rhinestone Setter and I went crazy.......I know some of you are probably saying those things aren't new but this was the first time I had ever used one........one thing about this thing is you can use it on multiple surfaces.........the first class we made leather bracelets and the rhinestones worked perfectly... Continue reading
Posted Feb 19, 2017 at Good Grief Girdie's blog
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Here is another class sneak peek........more details later on! Have a great weekend........ Continue reading
Posted Feb 18, 2017 at Good Grief Girdie's blog
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no sign up yet but will let you all know about the date later........ I will have one more sneak peek with the other class in March next week...... have a great thursday......... Continue reading
Posted Feb 16, 2017 at Good Grief Girdie's blog