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Good Grief Girdie
Oklahoma
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Interests: crafts, etc...
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I am working on this "Noodle and Lou" Cowgirl..........I needed a little Noodle and Lou lift!! Hope to keep stitching along and adding to the others........I've got a ways to go but it's a happy diversion for sure........ When complete she will stand together with her sisters.............. Hope you all are safe and creating..........HAPPY APRIL FOOL'S DAY AND WEDNESDAY............... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Good Grief Girdie's blog
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This morning when I flipped the calendar to April this is the sweet image that appeared........Norman Rockwell is still a favorite to all ......... Have a great day............. Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Good Grief Girdie's blog
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It's Red Bud season in Oklahoma and they are showing off in their bright pink color............something about this time of year these beautiful pink trees welcomes springtime and hopefully this year especially when so much is going on in the world......hope this brings a smile to you today from Oklahoma....... Enjoy this monday all day............ Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Good Grief Girdie's blog
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Last week I blogged about this journal........on the front cover is this sweet little gold leaf bird card( I have been saving it for years for something special).........I did not make this one but decided to try and see if I could figure out how in the world to duplicate it.........I first used some watercolor paper to sketch out the images I wanted.......I then filled them in with my copic markers, then brushed the gold leaf glue, let it dry and then applied the gold leaf and the photos below are the end results. Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Good Grief Girdie's blog
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Bar-b-que Mustard Chicken in the Crock Pot...... I cut up some orange, yellow and red peppers along with an onion.....depending on if you are making a big meal or just two people I usually use one big boneless chicken breast or today I have 3 chicken tenderloin strips......on top of the peppers and onions lay the frozen chicken pieces and pour over the honey mustard sauce and then the barbque sauce........ close the lid , turn it on high and in a few hours dinner is ready......this is so easy and really good! I would never use my crock pot... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Good Grief Girdie's blog
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We are all trying to stay calm and carry on.......one way is to be creative and use all the materials we have in our stash..........if your like me I have so much that I thought to compile a journal and make some signatures to include positive sayings and be creative at the same time . But for now here is a little bit in the book that I started. I used some good paper so I could doodle on but also inserted some scrapbook paper to make things bright and cheery. I used magazine pages and cut up, old ephemera,... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Good Grief Girdie's blog
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While we are all home trying to keep busy and being creative I thought I would offer you a free pattern........just email me at jpeter@cox.net with your initial and if you want flowers or polka dot and an address to send it. .......... and I will send you this pattern at no charge.......it's the least I can do........it will just be the pattern.......have a great day Continue reading
Posted Mar 25, 2020 at Good Grief Girdie's blog
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Found these cute little faces yesterday while I was trying to find something else and thought I needed to make them up and enjoy........and I may try to make more but for now these were ready to sew up and dress. I used some old lace and handkerchiefs, buttons and a few little odds and ends for their baskets........kind of a fun project with stuff I have around and you may too. Everyone has those cheap plastic eggs somewhere........I just punched a couple holes on two sides to put a wire for the handle, I used glue to add the... Continue reading
Posted Mar 25, 2020 at Good Grief Girdie's blog
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Being in the situation we are all in right now and what is going on in the world I haven't known what to blog about that would be significant ............but I do know we all like to have a new recipe so here is what I have for you today......I found this one on line........if you have some bananas that are just turning and you want to use them up here is a great way to use them ( I DO NOT LIKE MUSHY BANANAS to eat) and I used regular size chocolate chips because I did not have the... Continue reading
Posted Mar 22, 2020 at Good Grief Girdie's blog
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I took a little Doodling diversion and picked up thread, needle and a kit that was a gift from Jenn ( aka Noodle and Lou) a few months back........Since it was to be "Stitch Texas" I thought I would put the "Oklahoma Stitch" on it........I had some other photos from another time that I am incorporating..........in these days of staying home and finding ways to keep our minds off the news this is what I have on my worktable, or should I say lap!!!! a work in progress...... Hope all is well and safe in your part of the world... Continue reading
Posted Mar 17, 2020 at Good Grief Girdie's blog
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On my walk today in the neighborhood I took some photos on my phone........pretty colors are popping up all over the place.......no wonder everyone is having allergy problems....... I love this time of year when everything starts to pop out after the dull winter months.........hope your enjoying this wonderful 72 degree weather today like we are here in Oklahoma! Enjoy your Wednesday......... Continue reading
Posted Mar 11, 2020 at Good Grief Girdie's blog
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Just decided to take an online class with artist Danielle Donaldson ....... I have always loved her watercolors.......she is so talented and a great teacher. I recommend her highly. Here is just a few snippets of " The Adventures of Pippity Poe" and the rainbow class......I haven't finished but it was really fun and a distraction from stitching and doodling...... Happy Tuesday Continue reading
Posted Mar 10, 2020 at Good Grief Girdie's blog
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Baby Charlotte ( aka Charlie is what they will call her) shower is this weekend....... made this small diaper bag that will be good for just short little trips........the colors of the nursery are deep green ( heart and polkadots) gray and soft rose color.......hard to tell the green but its a really dark dark green.........anyway baby showers are so much fun and this is a great nephew and wife's first baby and we are so excited for this sweet couple.......I also bought a few outfits and went crazy..(I would have a hard time putting limits on buying for a... Continue reading
Posted Mar 7, 2020 at Good Grief Girdie's blog
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We even had a little doodler........Miss Lyla.......so darling and the best baby.......she even had her own name tag to match her mama's but didn't get a photo! As you can see these girls just took off and hopefully will never say again that they can't..........well they did and they CAN............. Here these proud students of their art work........GOOD JOB!!! Hopefully they will fill up their journals with many pages of lines and circles........ So much fun to teach or should I say just give a few little instructions and off they go........it's something that we all have done for years... Continue reading
Posted Mar 6, 2020 at Good Grief Girdie's blog
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When Joann's fabric first put out some spring merchandise these straw bags caught my eye.......thought why not grab one and see if I can figure out how to incorporate a little punch needle design and make it a little more attractive and not so plain.......I'm not sure if I like this particular piece but haven't sewed it on yet. I might do something in the round and make it brighter.....but for now this is what it looks like...........Happy Tuesday! Continue reading
Posted Mar 3, 2020 at Good Grief Girdie's blog
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Thursday March 5 is the reschedule of the Doodling Class.........see all of you that have signed up........if you have any questions please email me at jpeter@cox.net if not see you at 6:00 for a couple hours of fun.................... Friday March 27 is the All Day Mother's Day Stitch Class........ this class will start at 9:00 am and will go until 3:30........morning coffee and snack, lunch and afternoon snack......all materials will be included in class ( if you have extra ribbon, lace, ribbon, fabric or little pieces of whatever please bring those) to add into this Mother's Day treasure......seats are limited... Continue reading
Posted Mar 2, 2020 at Good Grief Girdie's blog
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Do you remember the Letter Jackets guys wore years ago and maybe they still do for the sport they played.......well this is an updated version of those old letter jackets (in denim) and I will call them Letter Jacket Patterns.........I have been working on these since I have been trying to recoup ..........I have letters but not really thrilled with the colors so I am going back to the drawing board and redo ........and hopefully show those to you all soon....but for now here is the Okie and if anyone is interested in the pattern you can contact me at... Continue reading
Posted Feb 27, 2020 at Good Grief Girdie's blog
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Hopefully I am back and ready to get these classes up and samples completed........Sorry for the delay. With some health issues that came up last week it sorta knocked me for a loop but I am feeling better and my energy level is coming back so if you all will hang on a little longer I promise to have some dates and photos soon........but for now I will show you these two photos of what is to come........... Happy Tuesday all Continue reading
Posted Feb 25, 2020 at Good Grief Girdie's blog
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Wishing you all a Happy Valentine's Day and holiday weekend.............love to all!!!!!! Continue reading
Posted Feb 14, 2020 at Good Grief Girdie's blog
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If you love to draw circles and lines you can make some fun doodling art.........really that is all it is......circles and lines! And a few hearts here and there......most of the time it's all free hand but I do use different size circle's if I want a perfect one, using lids, coasters or anything that I can find......I keep a ruler or straight edge also around if I want straight lines but most of the time I just wing it.......since it is doodling ...........This class is next Tuesday night from 6:00-8:30 ........these girls will hopefully have fun coming up with... Continue reading
Posted Feb 12, 2020 at Good Grief Girdie's blog
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Hope you all are enjoying the beautiful February weekend..........HaPPY weEkenD............. Continue reading
Posted Feb 8, 2020 at Good Grief Girdie's blog
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They got it right this time and did it ever snow and is still coming down this morning........... Thanks to my friend and super helper Nan for taking these photos.......... I always say I have some of the sweetest people who take the time out of their lives to take one of my classes ...... I so appreciate each and everyone who has ever signed up to take one.....I love teaching and I love that you all are so creative ..........The sweet lady on the left is a very dear friend and someone who I have known for 35 years... Continue reading
Posted Feb 5, 2020 at Good Grief Girdie's blog
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The upcoming Mother's Day class will be sometime in the Spring , this is an all day stitch project..........more details later on .........just thought you would like to see what I have been working on and hopefully the samples soon........ This second one is a beginner embroidery class but anyone can join in on the fun..........I associate spring and tea together so this is why I have combined the tea cup with the flowers and bird perched inside the cup......I know these photos are full of pins and looks like one big mess but haven't had time to finish the... Continue reading
Posted Feb 4, 2020 at Good Grief Girdie's blog
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Have you ever received a gift and had questions if you would really like or enjoy the gift..........Well I am here to tell you about a gift I received for Christmas and absolutely LOVE it. Have already had to buy more........this Dr. Teal's soaking salts are my favorite! I have also given it for gifts to a few friends........what is so amazing is you can buy it at Target or Bed Bath and Beyond and I am sure other places and it's very affordable. You can really soak up all the good stuff and just watch the salts kinda foam... Continue reading
Posted Feb 2, 2020 at Good Grief Girdie's blog
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Have you ever wanted to learn how to DOODLE.........I am having a beginner Doodling class in February and would love for all you doodlers to come join in on the fun......it might look complicated but it's just circles, polkadots, lines and a little bit of curvy lines.........you will be addicted to this fun art form and hours of relaxing while you are drawing circles and lines. If you are interested please email me at jpeter@cox.net............the date will be February 18 6:00-8:30. $ 30.00.........hope you all can come and we will doodle the night away! Happy Monday........... Continue reading
Posted Jan 27, 2020 at Good Grief Girdie's blog