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Good Grief Girdie
Oklahoma
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Interests: crafts, etc...
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Oh yeah......... Just feeling a little patriotic this morning..........have a great wednesday..........the 4th of July is right around the corner! Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Good Grief Girdie's blog
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Since I have been on a pin cushion roll I thought I would share with you this little cutie! When we were visiting our son and daughter in law in SLC I had the chance to have lunch and a little shopping with my dear friend Nan. Nan wanted to take me to her favorite little quilt shop and this little pattern was waiting for me ......... In fact they were kitting and packaging them while we were shopping so I grabbed one..........always in the back of my mind I think of always making more but this one is the... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Good Grief Girdie's blog
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Because June is my birth month I will be giving away one of these pin cushions along with a bag full of surprises...........starting today until next Sunday June 25 you have a chance to win my Big Birthday giveaway. I will only give you this photo because like all birthdays some things need to be a surprise!!!! Leave me a comment of how you like to celebrate your birthday! I will announce the winner on my birthday June 26! Hope you all are enjoying the weekend......have a great week! Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Good Grief Girdie's blog
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A little more hand stitching on these long warm summer evenings.......more pin cushion fun! Have a wonderful weekend.............. Continue reading
Posted Jun 16, 2017 at Good Grief Girdie's blog
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And what about a little Frida........ That is all I have today.....a little glimpse into my work table on this summer day! Continue reading
Posted Jun 14, 2017 at Good Grief Girdie's blog
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I couldn't help myself to cut a few from my yard yesterday........my hydrangeas aren't blooming at all this year! And finally ALL my hardware that was back ordered came in and we are all finished with these newly painted cabinets ........I really do love the satin gold finish. It makes everything look new and different even though we just painted and changed out the hardware. It only took from February when we started..........now you know why I don't even want to start the remodel on the master bathroom......... since I have been on a sewing kick I have tried several... Continue reading
Posted Jun 13, 2017 at Good Grief Girdie's blog
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Well it's been to long since I share a favorite recipe....so today I have the best Cookie recipe.......we all have our favorite Chocolate Chip recipe but this one will be at the top of your list! BROWN BUTTER & SEA SALT CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES........ 2 1/4 cups flour 1 tsp. baking soda 1/2 tsp of sea salt 2 sticks unsalted butter 1 1/2 cups packed dark brown sugar 1/4 cup granulated sugar 1 large egg plus 1 egg yolk 2 tsp. vanilla 1 tbls. plain greek yogurt ( I had vanilla greek and it is fine to use) 3/4 cup... Continue reading
Posted Jun 12, 2017 at Good Grief Girdie's blog
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Because I have been trying to get this computer to work since the morning of the winner revel for the June giveaway I have decided to pick two winners............(Thanks to the IT guy at the dealership who just left the house and for the hours with the typepad people I am up and running once again. ) Thank You for your patience and hopefully understand why I am so late to Congratulate the winners! Congratulations to Nancy H. You have won the original ............ Congratulations to Nancy ( I think it is Nancy Knox) you have won the extra one.... Continue reading
Posted Jun 9, 2017 at Good Grief Girdie's blog
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Here is my giveaway for the month of June..............I have used several pieces of fabric from my road trip stash.......Thanks to my friend Becky who had the great idea of cutting up dish towels........now every time I see one I imagine how this will cut up and use the images on binder covers ........and this is exactly what I have done.....I found this darling towel at Anthropologie with houses and girls riding on bikes!!! You will never look at another dish towel in the same way again! Thanks Becky for the great idea!!! Anyway back to the giveaway......starting today until... Continue reading
Posted Jun 1, 2017 at Good Grief Girdie's blog
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Since I have kind of been on a fabric run lately I tried to hit as many stores I could find along the way on our road trip.......SLO has one of the original fabric stores my mom use to buy fabric when she sewed for us growing up called Betty's......Betty's was in several surrounding towns on the coast but think they are all closed except the one in San Luis! I did find several pieces....then the one I always look forward to in Morro Bay (where I once discovered the velvet that the Paper Crown now carries) is no longer... Continue reading
Posted May 30, 2017 at Good Grief Girdie's blog
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Well it's not anywhere exotic or international but it is Central California Coast, Pebble Beach and it's just as gorgeous ..........My husband had a business meeting there so we decided why not take a few extra days and hit San Luis Obispo where I was raised and thing swing by Salt Lake City on the way home to see the kids.......so we did! Because we drive and see along the way we had the best time and gone 2 weeks!!!! Yes 2 weeks. A record for us and had not taken that long of time off since Adam was 10... Continue reading
Posted May 29, 2017 at Good Grief Girdie's blog
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I have returned from a two week vacation with Tom and I have so many photos to share.......for now these are just a few!!!!! Have a great holiday weekend and I will be back Monday with so many more............. Continue reading
Posted May 26, 2017 at Good Grief Girdie's blog
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For a while I am taking a Blogging Break.......don't know how long but for now I am just going to be lazy! Continue reading
Posted May 8, 2017 at Good Grief Girdie's blog
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Congratulations to Suzy Smith for this May giveaway.......(please email me @ jpeter@cox.net) Once again I want to thank all of you who stop by this ole blog to leave comments and read all the little bits and pieces of what goes on around here and the Paper Crown! Without you all there would not be this blog........we all know that blogs are kind of fading fast in the social media world.......it's all instagram and FB and I don't do either.......and if my viewers get fewer and fewer I may not even be blogging so thanks for you loyal blog reading... Continue reading
Posted May 5, 2017 at Good Grief Girdie's blog
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This is the last day for you to leave a comment to be in the May giveaway for this wooden doll.........leave me a comment here or the original post! You have until midnight tonight and the winner will be announced tomorrow morning! You still have time to sign up for the Swan class this saturday May 6 from 10:00-1:00 and don't forget about the Stitch night at the PC monday May 8 from 6:00-8:30/9:00.......... O Happy day............ Continue reading
Posted May 4, 2017 at Good Grief Girdie's blog
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The Paper Crown is starting a new evening get together this summer and it's all about STITCHING! The second monday of every month we will have a fun evening just sitting around stitching........ no formal class just fun talking and stitching.........if you have been a little scared to start the process there will be several of us to help get you started.....here is a few basic supplies you might bring with you.....scissors ( I like a small and large pair) needle, pens and any kind of scrap fabric, felt, ribbons, velvet and if you don't have any of these Cindy... Continue reading
Posted May 3, 2017 at Good Grief Girdie's blog
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Many of you know that one of our Paper Crown favorite special teachers is the talented Lesa Daley.... and we are so excited she is returning to teach this darling Swan....if you all attended the Glitter Retreat a couple weeks ago you will remember these cute centerpieces we used for the table decorations......if you would love to make one Lesa is coming this Saturday May 6 to teach us all how to make these.......and we all LOVE Swans!! Call the store today before it's to late because you will be sorry if you missed out 405-848-2389 class is from 10:-1:00.... Continue reading
Posted May 2, 2017 at Good Grief Girdie's blog
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It's Mother's Day month and I thought since I had an extra Doll I made for Glitter Retreat I wanted to give one away ..........Leave me a comment starting today until thursday May 4 and I will announce the winner on friday May 5. Let me know what your plans are for this year's Mother's Day......or anything you want! The sun is shining and it's going to be a great day.........eNjoY!!!!! Continue reading
Posted May 1, 2017 at Good Grief Girdie's blog
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I cut the only 3 blooms of my peonies before the storm hits this weekend........... Happy weekend and stay safe! Continue reading
Posted Apr 28, 2017 at Good Grief Girdie's blog
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I made a huge mistake........the stitch nights are going to be on the second MONDAY night of each month not tuesday like I mentioned in the last post.....sorry!!!!! Continue reading
Posted Apr 27, 2017 at Good Grief Girdie's blog
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Well I know I get a little carried away but when something just clicks you just go for it Thanks to our dear friend Stephanie Ackerman...... her idea sparked something for several of us and now we can't stop.......to me it is relaxing to just sit and stitch. I think that is why I have always loved making quilts and instead of machine stitching I always loved to hand stitch the quilt.....call me crazy! So I think that is why I love making these........and they are smaller to work on than a quilt. I still have several in these pictures... Continue reading
Posted Apr 27, 2017 at Good Grief Girdie's blog
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Dinner fit for a Queen or should I say Queens............the tables were set with beautiful settings and centerpieces with fresh flowers........Queen Girdie photo with Banners and Crowns Each chair draped with sashes and adorned with multiple charmed ribbons....... I can't tell you or these pictures don't even come close to how beautiful the room looked with the lights off and the candles lit......what better way to end the first day and waiting to see what happens in this room on saturday........ the lighting isn't the best at the top of the stairs but we had two of these greeting the... Continue reading
Posted Apr 25, 2017 at Good Grief Girdie's blog
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Cindy pulled it off once again.............Glitter Retreat 2017 went off without a hitch ( except for the first morning I forgot to put the coffee in the pot).......Anyway it was the best Glitter Retreat yet!!!!! We had gals from several states including 5 from California, New Jersey, Georgia, Texas and the rest from Oklahoma! What a great group of gals to spend the weekend with to create, laugh, talk, eat ,create new friendships that will last forever and memories to take us far! So here are a few of the 400 photos I took while the weekend was going on........... Continue reading
Posted Apr 24, 2017 at Good Grief Girdie's blog
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We are so excited for this coming weekend at the Paper Crown.......see you all thursday evening for the kick off! Safe travels to all who are coming from out of town...... Continue reading
Posted Apr 17, 2017 at Good Grief Girdie's blog