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Good Grief Girdie
Oklahoma
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Interests: crafts, etc...
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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 4 minutes ago 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 yesterday 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 yesterday 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 3 days ago 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 4 days ago 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
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(Thank You Lesa Dailey for your sweet chick center piece for this years table centerpiece!) Wishing you all a Blessed and Holy weekend..... Continue reading
Posted Apr 14, 2017 at Good Grief Girdie's blog
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hope you are having a great week................Happy Thursday! Continue reading
Posted Apr 13, 2017 at Good Grief Girdie's blog
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This is the sight over the weekend.........getting kits ready for Glitter Retreat and doing some more hand stitching in the evening......the obsession continues! this stitching thing is kinda like scrapbooking and doodling you just keep adding layers and layers.......I pick them up and add more stitches, buttons, and applique goodies....and I'm not finished......you will get tired of seeing this but I can't help it!!! And check out the new "Tula Pink" ribbons Cindy just got in.........so much fun! well that is it for this beautiful monday morning..............enjoy your day! Continue reading
Posted Apr 10, 2017 at Good Grief Girdie's blog
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The winner of the Easter tale memory book is Alice N........Congratulations Alice! I will have it for you when you arrive in OKC for Glitter Retreat! The second winner of the Bunny " A Joyous Easter" is Becky Paulson.....Congratulations Becky! I will take it up to the PC and you can pick it up next week at your convenience....... I just want to say thank you to all who left comments........it always means so much that you take out the time to even read my blog much less leave a comment so I thank each and everyone who stops by!... Continue reading
Posted Apr 7, 2017 at Good Grief Girdie's blog
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It's never to late to think about those long hot summer days.......... some classes are in the works!!!!! and those red cross little pins will show up somewhere this summer......... Remember you still have until tomorrow before noon to leave your comment about the April Easter giveaway......2 winners this time! Have a great day! Continue reading
Posted Apr 6, 2017 at Good Grief Girdie's blog
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Since April is Easter month this year I thought instead of one giveaway I would giveaway 2 .........so here it is. The first one is the Easter Tales memory book and the other is this Easter Egg on a silver pedestal.........you will have until Friday April 7 to leave me a comment about how you will be spending your Easter Holiday this year! Have a great week............ Continue reading
Posted Apr 3, 2017 at Good Grief Girdie's blog
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This has nothing to do with the giveaway coming on monday ..........I just wanted to share this unbelievable pinterest find!!!!! Love it! Check back on monday..........I have two giveaways!!!!! Really and it's not an April Fools......... Continue reading
Posted Apr 1, 2017 at Good Grief Girdie's blog
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Check it out.......this will be the 3rd project we will be creating this year......Jenn McGlon of Noodle and Lou will be teaching this and will be her first year to join us for Glitter Retreat ........we are so excited she accepted!!!!! Is this not the cutest ever....... You all will love her and her many many talents........ Continue reading
Posted Mar 30, 2017 at Good Grief Girdie's blog
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I was going for a red rose on the back side of the cover ........ just was playing around with getting several shades of dark reds and darker deep pinks to get a contrast of the velvet and felt together..........the more you play around with the two fabrics the more combinations of things you can do with it........sending each of you a red rose today!!!! Continue reading
Posted Mar 30, 2017 at Good Grief Girdie's blog
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Well here she is.....my Project for this years Glitter Retreat 2017! Hope you all are as excited as we are to our sold out retreat this year.....Cindy has always gone above and beyond to make this a really special weekend at the Paper Crown! You girls are in for another spectacular Retreat.......see you in a few weeks. This is Angie's project below......because of some health issues Jenn hasn't been able to work on her project but knowing how talented she is we know it will be awesome as usual....so as soon as we get a photo Cindy and I will... Continue reading
Posted Mar 29, 2017 at Good Grief Girdie's blog
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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 Mar 29, 2017 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 Mar 28, 2017 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 Mar 27, 2017 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 Mar 27, 2017 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 Mar 24, 2017 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 Mar 22, 2017 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