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nndairy
True Blue Farmgirl

2422 Posts

Heather
Wapakoneta Ohio
USA
2422 Posts

Posted - Jan 02 2022 :  08:35:10 AM  Show Profile
After talking with some farmgirls I wanted to let everyone know I'll be doing a pot holder swap in Feb. and an apron swap in March. I know some of you are snowed in (lucky girls!) and are looking for something to do.

This is NOT where you sign up - that will come later. This is just an FYI if you wanted to start working on some early.

~Heather
Farmgirl Sister #4701
September 2014 Farmgirl of the Month


"The purpose of life is to enjoy every moment" - Yogi teabag

JeanP
True Blue Farmgirl

1025 Posts

Jean
Deary ID
USA
1025 Posts

Posted - Jan 02 2022 :  10:24:12 AM  Show Profile
Woo Hoo, you betchum Red Ryder . . . starting on pot holders as we speak and thinking about an apron idea. . . it's really, really "different". I'm so happy to have some fun swaps to work on. I've missed them. So here it is only January 2 and we have our plans in the works for "The Year of the Pansy Potholders" . . . Yiippie Kai Yaay off to plant a little pot of Johnny Jump Ups to sit in my my kitchen window !!
Farmgirl hugs,
jean




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

6567 Posts

darlene
Loleta California
USA
6567 Posts

Posted - Mar 20 2022 :  10:53:39 PM  Show Profile
Are there any new tea swaps going on?

Darlene

Trust in your faith, not your emotions, when it comes to making lifeís decisions.
I have learned that to have a good friend is the purest of all God's gifts, for it is a love that has no exchange of payment.
by Frances Farmer
Just. follow God unquestionably Because you love Him so, for if you trust His judgment there is nothing you need to know.

I TRUST IN YOU JESUS

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churunga
True Blue Farmgirl

3777 Posts

Marie
Minneapolis MN
USA
3777 Posts

Posted - Mar 21 2022 :  08:10:21 AM  Show Profile
The participation at the last tea swap was very low. I didn't start another one.

Marie
Sister #5142
Farmgirl of the Month May 2014

Try everything once and the fun things twice.
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GailMN
True Blue Farmgirl

461 Posts

Gail
Hutchinson Minnesota
USA
461 Posts

Posted - Mar 21 2022 :  08:15:45 AM  Show Profile  Send GailMN a Yahoo! Message
This is not a complain, just an observation. I love the tea swap but quit participating, because I only buy loose teas and was asked to only include packaged tea bags. Again not complaining, I understand the reasoning I think, just not workable for me.

Farmgirl Sister #506
Aim high; shoot for the moon and if you miss it, grab a star.
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churunga
True Blue Farmgirl

3777 Posts

Marie
Minneapolis MN
USA
3777 Posts

Posted - Mar 21 2022 :  10:23:43 AM  Show Profile
Yes, I know. I buy a lot of Celestial Seasonings which do not have covers for individual tea bags. I have put them in small zip lock bags labeled with the tea's name. I hope we can find a solution for the loose tea problem.

Marie
Sister #5142
Farmgirl of the Month May 2014

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JeanP
True Blue Farmgirl

1025 Posts

Jean
Deary ID
USA
1025 Posts

Posted - Mar 21 2022 :  11:25:53 AM  Show Profile
Hmmmmm, maybe consider a "Tea Time" swap where one could send 4 tea bags OR a mug rug OR a tea cozy OR some little tea tool OR some honey sticks OR . . . . just as long as it is tea related . . . just a thought. And, boy do I have a new embroidery project that will fit right in and blow your mind. And, of course, we can always stash the teas we get for future swapping. For instance, I will confess, so take away my birthday -- I cannot abide green tea at all, so I stash it and use it to send out. No biggie . . . problem solved.
Any other ideas to brighten up and resurrect the tea swaps? I don't enter every month, but enjoy them when I do.
jean

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

3777 Posts

Marie
Minneapolis MN
USA
3777 Posts

Posted - Mar 21 2022 :  12:33:37 PM  Show Profile
I confess that I also regift teas.

Marie
Sister #5142
Farmgirl of the Month May 2014

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levisgrammy
True Blue Farmgirl

8337 Posts

Denise
Beavercreek Ohio
USA
8337 Posts

Posted - Mar 21 2022 :  4:43:57 PM  Show Profile
I re-gift things. There are things I receive that I can't use due to allergies. Certain candy, or certain scents. I would think it nicer to do that.

~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

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darlenelovesart
True Blue Farmgirl

6567 Posts

darlene
Loleta California
USA
6567 Posts

Posted - Mar 21 2022 :  6:31:47 PM  Show Profile
Maybe we should mention the kind of teas we like or allergies if there are any to of them. When we sign up.
Sounds reasonable to me. I find teas that sound good to me and then I want to share but if someone is allergic or don't like them we could know that or find out what flavors are liked because there are so many new ones that come out. They sound good to me but maybe someone else don't like those flavors. I don't mind if the ones I send are shared with others.
Darlene

Trust in your faith, not your emotions, when it comes to making lifeís decisions.
I have learned that to have a good friend is the purest of all God's gifts, for it is a love that has no exchange of payment.
by Frances Farmer
Just. follow God unquestionably Because you love Him so, for if you trust His judgment there is nothing you need to know.

I TRUST IN YOU JESUS

#4943 - March 2013
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Audra Rose
True Blue Farmgirl

1803 Posts

Vanessa
Brooksville KY
USA
1803 Posts

Posted - Mar 22 2022 :  4:35:23 PM  Show Profile
I realllllly miss the tea swaps. I'm an adventurous person - I even tried the Aloe Vera tea Marie sent (it tasted about how you'd think :<). The different flavors I receive expand my tea tasting horizon.
That said, I have a bunch of sleep inducing tea because I don't need it.

Vanessa
Farmgirl Sister #6754
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darlenelovesart
True Blue Farmgirl

6567 Posts

darlene
Loleta California
USA
6567 Posts

Posted - Mar 23 2022 :  02:09:48 AM  Show Profile
Me too Audra! I some times put 3 different flavors in a Pyrex measureing cup and microwave them together. Itís pretty tasty! Then add lemon as well.
I like my tea strong. It depends on the flavors though..
Darlene

Darlene

Trust in your faith, not your emotions, when it comes to making lifeís decisions.
I have learned that to have a good friend is the purest of all God's gifts, for it is a love that has no exchange of payment.
by Frances Farmer
Just. follow God unquestionably Because you love Him so, for if you trust His judgment there is nothing you need to know.

I TRUST IN YOU JESUS

#4943 - March 2013
FGOTM June 2013
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Edited by - darlenelovesart on Mar 23 2022 02:15:08 AM
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Audra Rose
True Blue Farmgirl

1803 Posts

Vanessa
Brooksville KY
USA
1803 Posts

Posted - Mar 23 2022 :  04:59:40 AM  Show Profile
Oh yes, the second run on a teabag is so weak! At work I drink at least 3 cups a day. Keeps me going to the restroom too.

Vanessa
Farmgirl Sister #6754
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TexasGran
True Blue Farmgirl

4888 Posts

Marilyn
Stephenville Texas
USA
4888 Posts

Posted - Mar 23 2022 :  07:03:43 AM  Show Profile
Marie, are you going to start the tea swap up again?

TexasGran
#6389
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darlenelovesart
True Blue Farmgirl

6567 Posts

darlene
Loleta California
USA
6567 Posts

Posted - Mar 23 2022 :  07:38:38 AM  Show Profile
Audra, Oh yes I agree with that one!

Hugs
Darlene

Trust in your faith, not your emotions, when it comes to making lifeís decisions.
I have learned that to have a good friend is the purest of all God's gifts, for it is a love that has no exchange of payment.
by Frances Farmer
Just. follow God unquestionably Because you love Him so, for if you trust His judgment there is nothing you need to know.

I TRUST IN YOU JESUS

#4943 - March 2013
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LauraBell
True Blue Farmgirl

189 Posts

Laura
Kingsville TX
USA
189 Posts

Posted - Mar 23 2022 :  10:35:40 AM  Show Profile
I really enjoyed our tea swaps - I took a break for a few months since I knew I would be traveling a lot with my new grandbaby. I'd love to be a part of it again now that I can be a little more reliable mail-wise.

I didn't mind the loose teas - in fact they were some of my favorites!

I'll keep an eye out for any upcoming tea related swaps :)

Laura




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churunga
True Blue Farmgirl

3777 Posts

Marie
Minneapolis MN
USA
3777 Posts

Posted - Mar 23 2022 :  10:50:34 AM  Show Profile
I don't know if I want to start the tea swap again. To be honest, I haven't been feeling well --- not physically sick --- kind of heartsick. I may feel better about hosting a different swap such as a dish cloth swap. I get discouraged when less than 5 people sign up. <sigh> Nothing I can do about that.

Marie
Sister #5142
Farmgirl of the Month May 2014

Try everything once and the fun things twice.
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darlenelovesart
True Blue Farmgirl

6567 Posts

darlene
Loleta California
USA
6567 Posts

Posted - Mar 23 2022 :  11:19:30 AM  Show Profile
I would join in again now that I am home and not dealing with surgery so much on my knee

Darlene

Trust in your faith, not your emotions, when it comes to making lifeís decisions.
I have learned that to have a good friend is the purest of all God's gifts, for it is a love that has no exchange of payment.
by Frances Farmer
Just. follow God unquestionably Because you love Him so, for if you trust His judgment there is nothing you need to know.

I TRUST IN YOU JESUS

#4943 - March 2013
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FGOTY 2016

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LauraBell
True Blue Farmgirl

189 Posts

Laura
Kingsville TX
USA
189 Posts

Posted - Mar 24 2022 :  5:01:34 PM  Show Profile
So I have been missing our tea swaps and thinking a lot about them. I'm wondering if we could kick off interest with a "one-time" cuppa tea swap (with tea related goodies) and then use that to generate interest in restarting our monthly/possibly bimonthly tea bag swaps.

Let me know what you think or if you have any ideas - I would be happy to host the swap and see if we can get this restarted.

Laura


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JeanP
True Blue Farmgirl

1025 Posts

Jean
Deary ID
USA
1025 Posts

Posted - Mar 24 2022 :  6:24:09 PM  Show Profile
Sounds great, Laura . . .
jean

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

8337 Posts

Denise
Beavercreek Ohio
USA
8337 Posts

Posted - Mar 24 2022 :  6:58:47 PM  Show Profile
Sounds good to me Laura!

~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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LauraBell
True Blue Farmgirl

189 Posts

Laura
Kingsville TX
USA
189 Posts

Posted - Mar 24 2022 :  8:16:16 PM  Show Profile
Okay ladies - I took the plunge and posted "Time for a Cuppa Tea Swap" - let's see if we can get some tea drinking started up again :)

Laura


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darlenelovesart
True Blue Farmgirl

6567 Posts

darlene
Loleta California
USA
6567 Posts

Posted - Mar 25 2022 :  3:13:24 PM  Show Profile
I do want to be in this one Laura but I have a big commitment coming right during this time, I will be watching and join the next one!

Darlene

Trust in your faith, not your emotions, when it comes to making lifeís decisions.
I have learned that to have a good friend is the purest of all God's gifts, for it is a love that has no exchange of payment.
by Frances Farmer
Just. follow God unquestionably Because you love Him so, for if you trust His judgment there is nothing you need to know.

I TRUST IN YOU JESUS

#4943 - March 2013
FGOTM June 2013
FGOTY 2016

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