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   Posted 9/5/2009 12:21 AM (GMT -6)   
Do you have any old fashion things you love to do in your life? I mean do you maybe bake bread, or hang your clothes on a line to dry? Maybe you still can fruits and vegetables or make your own jam. Do you sew? There are things that people call "old fashion" but many of us keep these time honored treasures alive. Do you have any old fashion things you do that make you just feel good?

I love baking bread and nearly everything I make is from scratch. It is not only much cheaper but it tastes so much better to me. I also enjoy hanging clothes out on the line to dry. I look at it and have a warm feeling....thinking back to when I was very young and I used to hang up the clothes for mom. And I used to watch my grandmother hang our her dresses and aprons. I'm never quite sure where she dried her "unmentionables" but they were never on the clothesline. It was just not appropriate. blush

What 'old fashion things do you still enjoy doing?
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   Posted 9/5/2009 10:14 AM (GMT -6)   
Oddly enough, I still knit. It was something taught to me by my grandmother and I still do it to this day.
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   Posted 9/5/2009 11:42 AM (GMT -6)   
What 'old fashion things do you still enjoy doing?
   Dear Chutz,
     When I asked hubby he said "You have an old fashioned nature" When I asked how? he said, "you make things"
       Men... Go figure rolleyes   
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   Posted 9/5/2009 5:39 PM (GMT -6)   
I bake cookies, if you can call that old fashioned! smilewinkgrin I just made a batch of chocolate chip cookies last night for vets & girls at work. They came out really good!!


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   Posted 9/5/2009 5:56 PM (GMT -6)   
I asked for a clothes line for my birthday this year and got it from my husband. I love stiff jeans and towels. Maybe this isn't old fashioned enough but I do still paint my own toe nails instead of going for pedicures like everyone is doing now.
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   Posted 9/5/2009 8:54 PM (GMT -6)   
Does using a dial up connection a not owning a cell phone count? LOL


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   Posted 9/5/2009 11:45 PM (GMT -6)   
I think all of those things qualify as old fashion and I love it! Sometimes newer isn't better!

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   Posted 9/6/2009 10:15 AM (GMT -6)   
I love to sew and machine embroider. That is my passion. My P word keeps me from it a lot though so I do it in stages. It takes forever for me to complete a project now, but I do the best I can.

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   Posted 9/6/2009 5:24 PM (GMT -6)   
I sew, paint, cross stitch, crochet, knit, and draw.
I've been called an "old" school marm, because I teach and never married.


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   Posted 9/6/2009 7:31 PM (GMT -6)   
I like to work with wood. There are few things that enjoy more than the smell of saw dust or seeing a pile of wood being transformed into something.

I am far from being a master craftsman when it comes to this. In fact I doubt I would qualify as anything more than an apprentice, but it really does not matter since I do it for me, not for anyone else.

Sometimes my projects comes out better than expected and other times they belong in the museum of great mistakes.

To date some of my most "impressive" (as in ones that I am most proud of) projects include:

Converting a window into a mirrored shadow box.

Building a hanging mirrored display case.

Making a changing table for my youngest son just before he was born.

Making a swing set for my little guy with a slide and a raised "fort".
2 confirmed herniated lumbar discs. Spinal Arthritis. Spinal Stenosis, diabetic peripheral nueropathy.

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