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JeanP
True Blue Farmgirl

1025 Posts

Jean
Deary ID
USA
1025 Posts

Posted - Sep 06 2021 :  12:51:05 PM  Show Profile
Earlier this year we did a couple of fun Feedsack Swaps. I wish we could do another one, but alas, I have no more feedsacks to share. But I did want to share this very good article that I came across today -- "Sewing During the Great Depression". I thought y'all might enjoy it as much as I did. I'm not sure if the link will work. If not, then cut and paste the address into your browser. It's worth taking a few minutes to read about this part of our history.

https://www.allfreesewing.com/Miscellaneous-Clothing/1930s-Sewing-Patterns-Sewing-and-the-Great-Depression

hugs,
jean

"However difficult life may seem, there is always something you can do and succeed at."
. . . .Stephen Hawking

Edited by - JeanP on Sep 06 2021 12:55:26 PM

quiltee
True Blue Farmgirl

6706 Posts

Linda
Terrell TX
USA
6706 Posts

Posted - Sep 06 2021 :  1:20:16 PM  Show Profile  Send quiltee a Yahoo! Message
Super article, Jean. I love all the older patterns and fabrics and still use them in crafts today. Thank you for sharing.

Farmgirl hugs,
Linda
Terrell, TX

Farm girl #1919
Farm Girl of the Month August 2015 and April 2017


"Women are Angels, and when someone breaks our wings, we simply continue to fly . . . on a broomstick - we're flexible, like that."
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TexasGran
True Blue Farmgirl

4889 Posts

Marilyn
Stephenville Texas
USA
4889 Posts

Posted - Sep 07 2021 :  08:46:54 AM  Show Profile
Jean, your feed sacks swaps were so much fun. I just wanted you to know that they were really fun for me. I never knew, even though, as a young child I wore some and slept between the sheets at grandma's house, that they came in such bright pretty prints.

TexasGran
#6389
Let God's light shine through you every day.

Amazon Children's Books, look for my name:Marilyn Robinson Godfrey
Craftsy: patterns for farm stick animals under my name.

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jmpiercy
True Blue Farmgirl

377 Posts

Joan
Lansing North Carolina
USA
377 Posts

Posted - Sep 07 2021 :  8:35:26 PM  Show Profile
Jean, loved the article! I printed a few patterns. Now to pull fabric together & make them.............

Joan P.
Farmgirl Sister #8056

"You've gotta dance like there's nobody watching,
Love like you'll never be hurt,
Sing like there's nobody listening,
And live like it's heaven on earth." - William W. Purkey

I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.
Phillippians 4:13
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suny58
True Blue Farmgirl

3714 Posts

Dianna
Jack Al.
USA
3714 Posts

Posted - Sep 19 2021 :  08:46:13 AM  Show Profile
Thank you Jean for sharing this article! I learn something new all the time! I too loved these patterns and downloaded one. The feedback swaps were terrific. I adore the beautiful patterns and colors! It seems like our music, our tastes and materials were all so fresh, colorful and unique! I don't see much of that now.

Farmgirl #7103
FGOTM January 2018
Dianna
"Blessed are they that see beautiful things in humble places, where other people see nothing." Pissarro
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jmpiercy
True Blue Farmgirl

377 Posts

Joan
Lansing North Carolina
USA
377 Posts

Posted - Jan 03 2022 :  2:02:31 PM  Show Profile

Hello, Farmgirl Sisters,
I have been going through tons of things trying to pack for my move to Richmond. I came across this picture of my mother's sisters' Mary and Dee. They are wearing feedsack dresses that my Grandma Mellie (their mother) made for them. This picture was taken around 1948 or 1949 (the year I was born). I just thought you might enjoy seeing the dresses. Sadly, Aunt Dee is the only one left now.

Happy New Year to everyone!

Joan P.
Farmgirl Sister #8056

"You've gotta dance like there's nobody watching,
Love like you'll never be hurt,
Sing like there's nobody listening,
And live like it's heaven on earth." - William W. Purkey

I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.
Phillippians 4:13
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JeanP
True Blue Farmgirl

1025 Posts

Jean
Deary ID
USA
1025 Posts

Posted - Jan 03 2022 :  3:09:28 PM  Show Profile
What adorable little girls in their adorable feedsack dresses . . .
Good luck on your move to Richmond, Joan. Be sure to keep us updated.
hugs,
jean

"However difficult life may seem, there is always something you can do and succeed at."
. . . .Stephen Hawking
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windypines
True Blue Farmgirl

3426 Posts

Michele
Bruce Wisconsin
USA
3426 Posts

Posted - Jan 03 2022 :  3:39:49 PM  Show Profile
I enjoyed the article very much. I have quite a few feed sacks from my grandma. Amazing what they did with them. Thank you

Farming in WI

Michele
FGOTM June2019

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jmpiercy
True Blue Farmgirl

377 Posts

Joan
Lansing North Carolina
USA
377 Posts

Posted - Jan 04 2022 :  07:28:07 AM  Show Profile
Thanks, Jean. I will stay in touch.

Joan P.
Farmgirl Sister #8056

"You've gotta dance like there's nobody watching,
Love like you'll never be hurt,
Sing like there's nobody listening,
And live like it's heaven on earth." - William W. Purkey

I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.
Phillippians 4:13
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LauraBell
True Blue Farmgirl

189 Posts

Laura
Kingsville TX
USA
189 Posts

Posted - Jan 04 2022 :  11:10:01 AM  Show Profile
Hi Jean:

I'm sending you a message :)

Laura


Happy to be Farmgirl Sister #7286
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Dreamer42
True Blue Farmgirl

2069 Posts

April
Central Oregon
USA
2069 Posts

Posted - Jan 04 2022 :  11:28:00 AM  Show Profile
Darling photo! I just love the good ole' times where we made do and things were hand made... heart warming. Not that life was easier by any means, but definately more "quality" in every aspect of life than the current day in which we live. I remain grateful to MJF for keeping us all together and sharing the good things together! And, I remain grateful to my mama for teaching me that hand made, heart felt and hard work provides the true gifts in life!

Dreamer42
Farmgirl Sister #7038
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jmpiercy
True Blue Farmgirl

377 Posts

Joan
Lansing North Carolina
USA
377 Posts

Posted - Jan 04 2022 :  1:09:30 PM  Show Profile
Thank you, April! I totally agree with your entire message!
Take care!

Joan P.
Farmgirl Sister #8056

"You've gotta dance like there's nobody watching,
Love like you'll never be hurt,
Sing like there's nobody listening,
And live like it's heaven on earth." - William W. Purkey

I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.
Phillippians 4:13
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quiltee
True Blue Farmgirl

6706 Posts

Linda
Terrell TX
USA
6706 Posts

Posted - Jan 04 2022 :  1:37:44 PM  Show Profile  Send quiltee a Yahoo! Message
Nicely said, April!


Farmgirl hugs,
Linda
Terrell, TX

Farm girl #1919
Farm Girl of the Month August 2015 and April 2017


"Women are Angels, and when someone breaks our wings, we simply continue to fly . . . on a broomstick - we're flexible, like that."
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Red Tractor Girl
True Blue Farmgirl

5672 Posts

Winnie
Gainesville Fl
USA
5672 Posts

Posted - Jan 04 2022 :  4:16:47 PM  Show Profile
April, I agree with you whole heartedly! Today's fast pace causes us to scramble to keep up and thus lose a lot of just "being in the moment" and enjoying what is actually happening around us.

Joan, the photos of your Mom's sisters in their feedback dresses is priceless! My Mom, born 1914, grew up dressing and using feedback for everyday needs. When she was 15, her family moved to a farm and the Great Depression hit. Feedsack was all that was affordable during her remaining teen years. There are a few of her pieced quilt squares that I have but were never made into a quilt . They are full of lots of feedback scraps and I love to look at them and wonder what the feed stores must have looked like with various feeds sporting a new or different print. This day and age, we got shopping for fabric in stores that many, many different types of fabrics and prints and plain cloth to choose from. Amazing!!

Winnie #3109
Red Tractor Girl
Farm Sister of the Year 2014-2015
FGOTM- October 2018
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levisgrammy
True Blue Farmgirl

8337 Posts

Denise
Beavercreek Ohio
USA
8337 Posts

Posted - Jan 04 2022 :  5:47:55 PM  Show Profile
April, Well said!

Great article too!

~Denise
Sister #43~1/18/2007

"I am a bookaholic and I have no desire to be cured."

"Home is where we find comfort, security, memories, friendship, hospitality, and above all, family. It is the place that deserves our commitment and loyalty." William J. Bennett

"Thy Word is a lamp unto my feet and a light unto my path." Psalm 119:105

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JeanP
True Blue Farmgirl

1025 Posts

Jean
Deary ID
USA
1025 Posts

Posted - Jan 04 2022 :  5:54:28 PM  Show Profile
Well, well, well . . . clearly farmgirl interest in feedsacks is alive and well. And, it pleases me no end to report one of our farmgirls has recently come into a feedsack stash and has most graciously offered them for another feedsack swap. What do y'all think? Are you ready to re-visit your roots with me? When I have a handle on quantities and sizes, I will put on my thinking cap and see if I can come up with something fun for us all. In the meantime, keep your stories coming and send me your thoughts for a new swap.

farmgirl hugs,
jean


"However difficult life may seem, there is always something you can do and succeed at."
. . . .Stephen Hawking
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TexasGran
True Blue Farmgirl

4889 Posts

Marilyn
Stephenville Texas
USA
4889 Posts

Posted - Jan 05 2022 :  09:27:21 AM  Show Profile
Joan those little dresses are so cute!!!
When my aunt Tillie moved back to Texas, from Maine, with her growing family, my grandma's friends and neighbors soon pitched in. Many ladies donated their out grown floral print dresses and skirts. My aunt ordered some pretty ric rac and bias tape. Then she decorated her home and made her little daughters summer wardrobe! Seems like she had three or four at the time...but her family grew and grew as she had babies. 12 total! Her husband built their living room furniture...adorondike chairs and a setee, with small tables and a coffee table as well and painted them white!. Then Tillie made floral cushions with ruffels. . . it was adorable... And I have always wished for that look...instead of heavy upholstered sofas and chairs. Anyway when I saw her little girls dresses I was in awe, although only 14...I made mental notes for the future. . .which has never come...I could not dress my son that way...then I could not put ruffles and lace on my grand daughters...because of their mother. So I continue to keep my memories and sometimes I get to remember and share!

TexasGran
#6389
Let God's light shine through you every day.

Amazon Children's Books, look for my name:Marilyn Robinson Godfrey
Craftsy: patterns for farm stick animals under my name.

Edited by - TexasGran on Jan 05 2022 09:27:52 AM
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TexasGran
True Blue Farmgirl

4889 Posts

Marilyn
Stephenville Texas
USA
4889 Posts

Posted - Jan 05 2022 :  09:38:23 AM  Show Profile
Well Jean, I'm up for another feed sack swap. I think I used up every snippet of the feed sack fabric I received for the first two swaps.
Hopefully the internet will be working well, and I will not miss out!

TexasGran
#6389
Let God's light shine through you every day.

Amazon Children's Books, look for my name:Marilyn Robinson Godfrey
Craftsy: patterns for farm stick animals under my name.
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quiltee
True Blue Farmgirl

6706 Posts

Linda
Terrell TX
USA
6706 Posts

Posted - Jan 05 2022 :  3:37:34 PM  Show Profile  Send quiltee a Yahoo! Message
Love the feedsack fabrics. Have more ideas for another swap.

Farmgirl hugs,
Linda
Terrell, TX

Farm girl #1919
Farm Girl of the Month August 2015 and April 2017


"Women are Angels, and when someone breaks our wings, we simply continue to fly . . . on a broomstick - we're flexible, like that."
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jmpiercy
True Blue Farmgirl

377 Posts

Joan
Lansing North Carolina
USA
377 Posts

Posted - Jan 05 2022 :  9:44:19 PM  Show Profile
I would love another feedsack swap!

Joan P.
Farmgirl Sister #8056

"You've gotta dance like there's nobody watching,
Love like you'll never be hurt,
Sing like there's nobody listening,
And live like it's heaven on earth." - William W. Purkey

I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.
Phillippians 4:13
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suny58
True Blue Farmgirl

3714 Posts

Dianna
Jack Al.
USA
3714 Posts

Posted - Jan 06 2022 :  05:36:30 AM  Show Profile
Happy New Years ladies! Its been quite busy here at the Hauf homestead as our temps have been near the 80s( except last couple days)!
Joan, your picture of your aubts are so precious and beautiful! I love the dresses!! All the best on your move! I'd help if I were near!!! :)
April, I so so agree with you and am very thankful for all that my mom taught me too! I'm trying to pass on the things she has taught me as well as the amazing things I've learned from all the ladies here at aryJabes and MaryJanes magazines. Some of it Sara wants to learn but most is in competition with her phone. Sad to say. But boy oh boy, when her friends come over I sure do get excited to share with them the amazing things they could learn! Lol, Sara is like "oh mom"! Mamma D wants to start a club for the local girls around who DO want to learn!! Wish me luck and prayers as that is my quest for this new year 2022. These teen girls need a safe place and some good old fashioned skills that they can take with them into the next generation before everything gets erased!

Farmgirl #7103
FGOTM January 2018
Dianna
"Blessed are they that see beautiful things in humble places, where other people see nothing." Pissarro
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Dreamer42
True Blue Farmgirl

2069 Posts

April
Central Oregon
USA
2069 Posts

Posted - Jan 06 2022 :  4:24:42 PM  Show Profile
Dianna, I think your girls club idea is FABULOUS!! Keep us posted!!

Dreamer42
Farmgirl Sister #7038
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levisgrammy
True Blue Farmgirl

8337 Posts

Denise
Beavercreek Ohio
USA
8337 Posts

Posted - Jan 06 2022 :  4:43:53 PM  Show Profile
Can someone tell me what the feedsack swap requires?

~Denise
Sister #43~1/18/2007

"I am a bookaholic and I have no desire to be cured."

"Home is where we find comfort, security, memories, friendship, hospitality, and above all, family. It is the place that deserves our commitment and loyalty." William J. Bennett

"Thy Word is a lamp unto my feet and a light unto my path." Psalm 119:105

http://www.ladybugsandlilacs.blogspot.com/
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JeanP
True Blue Farmgirl

1025 Posts

Jean
Deary ID
USA
1025 Posts

Posted - Jan 06 2022 :  5:24:59 PM  Show Profile
Hahaha, Denise . . . it requires nothing as there is no feedsack swap at this point. There has just been renewed chit chat on the subject. However, Farmgirl LauraBell, has recently acquired some feedsacks and is graciously donating them for another swap as the first two were so popular last year. I should receive them on Monday. When I see what is available I will determine just how to proceed and will post a new feedsack swap with guidelines. Be patient, m'dear. Hopefully I will get this all put together for us all next week.
In the meantime, do read the article posted above and if you have time wander back to the pages for the first two feedsack swaps to familiarize yourself with the resources, guidelines and wonderful farmgirl stories that were shared.

Farmgirl hugs,
jean


"However difficult life may seem, there is always something you can do and succeed at."
. . . .Stephen Hawking

Edited by - JeanP on Jan 06 2022 5:27:49 PM
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jmpiercy
True Blue Farmgirl

377 Posts

Joan
Lansing North Carolina
USA
377 Posts

Posted - Jan 06 2022 :  7:49:42 PM  Show Profile
Winnie and Marilyn,
With my mother, grandmothers, and aunts all gone, except for Aunt Dee, I really miss all the time we spent doing things together and learning so much from each other. All of us sewed and quilted. My grandmothers, mother and Aunt Dee also crocheted. Having both of you share your memories with all of us means so much to me. I feel like I am with family, and I thank you both for that.

Dianna, I wish we were closer so I could help you with your club. It sounds exciting! I will email in the next couple of days.

Hugs to all my Farmgirl Sisters!

Joan P.
Farmgirl Sister #8056

"You've gotta dance like there's nobody watching,
Love like you'll never be hurt,
Sing like there's nobody listening,
And live like it's heaven on earth." - William W. Purkey

I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.
Phillippians 4:13
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levisgrammy
True Blue Farmgirl

8337 Posts

Denise
Beavercreek Ohio
USA
8337 Posts

Posted - Jan 07 2022 :  10:57:46 AM  Show Profile
Jean, that's what I wanted to know, just what was involved in these particular swaps. I will try to find the other swaps that were going on.

~Denise
Sister #43~1/18/2007

"I am a bookaholic and I have no desire to be cured."

"Home is where we find comfort, security, memories, friendship, hospitality, and above all, family. It is the place that deserves our commitment and loyalty." William J. Bennett

"Thy Word is a lamp unto my feet and a light unto my path." Psalm 119:105

http://www.ladybugsandlilacs.blogspot.com/
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