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BoopsieTN
McMinnville, TN

August 27, 2010
4:13 PM

Post #8065893

This old tire was at my daddy's house and I just couldn't stand the thought of it being thrown away-mama always planted some kind of flowers in it when she was alive. Its hard to see the plants but those Impatiens just came out of no where (I guess a bird flew by). Yes, I am a hillybilly since I was born and live in TN!

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dahtzu
Henderson, NC
(Zone 7b)

August 27, 2010
4:19 PM

Post #8065902

Hi Boopsie, welcome to the T t T forum. Haven't seen one of those unique planters in quite some time. Just wait until the plants fill it and spill over the sides, and you will have something pretty.
BoopsieTN
McMinnville, TN

August 27, 2010
6:58 PM

Post #8066190

Hi dahtzu, I have 2 more pictures to post that is made from a recycled item-I thought I posted them on this forum but I can't find where they ended up at. That's nothing new to me 'cause I never know if I'm coming or going; I've been working in Impatien seeds this evening after gathering 4 o'clock seeds. I am really enjoying Dave's Garden site and did my 1st seed this week-I'm wanting to have a area in my 2 acre yard next year that is just Columbines. This was not a good spring or summer for me and my plants as I had to be away from home alot due to my daddy's cancer but I am sure next year will be better.
digger9083
Dahlonega, GA

August 27, 2010
7:02 PM

Post #8066195

Boopsie , something your mother used and enjoyed is a blessing for you , kinda like she is there with you . (and who knows , maybe she is )
BoopsieTN
McMinnville, TN

August 27, 2010
7:10 PM

Post #8066203

Digger9083, I think she is 'cause she loved flowers and was very creative when it came to dealing with flowers. I'm still trying to find the other 2 pictures I posted this evening-don't know where they ended up at; I will just repost them tomorrow when I get my desktop computer going again. I'm still fighting with this laptop but atleast with it I can be in the same room with my family.
dahtzu
Henderson, NC
(Zone 7b)

August 27, 2010
7:11 PM

Post #8066204

Hi digger, so good to see you here.
Boopsie, I'm sorry about your Dad having cancer. That is such a scary disease. My baby Sister has cancer and we have just learned that it is growing. I'm scared of loosing her yet I know she is ready. Her words are "I'm ready to go to Heaven any time God wants me" I'm selfish and want to keep her here, she is so much in my heart, it hurts just thinking about her.
J2222
Southern California, CA

August 27, 2010
7:23 PM

Post #8066224

I like the cut arrow shaped edges. How was that done?
BoopsieTN
McMinnville, TN

August 27, 2010
7:52 PM

Post #8066268

Dahtzu, I know how you feel! Mama died from cancer in 2004, I found out I have Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia in 2006 (I'm in remission and still take a chemo pill daily), then in Feb. this year daddy was gonna get his esophagus stretched and it couldn't be done because of a tumor. He has had 35 radiation treatments, 2 chemo treatments (he just can't tolerate them because he is so small), the tumor is almost gone, he is up to 86 lbs. (reg. wt. is 105) we will find out Sept. 1, if any cancer cells are still in the small tumor. I have been with him more since mama died than I have my husband and yes I am always tired and sleepy.
BoopsieTN
McMinnville, TN

August 27, 2010
7:56 PM

Post #8066274

J2222, I'm sure my daddy cut the tire that way years ago-I will ask him tomorrow when I go to his house to do my daily caregiver tasks and I will let you know.
digger9083
Dahlonega, GA

August 28, 2010
12:29 AM

Post #8066559

Dahtzu , thinking bout you yesterday , wondered where you went . good to see you ,guess we've been on diferent threads . Have you done any glass painting ?
Boopsie , you have to take time somewhere for yourself , you can't get rundown .
kanuallc
Lorena, TX

August 28, 2010
8:20 AM

Post #8066891

Boopsie welcome and bless you...was my daddy's only caretaker and know the importance of taking care of yourself...course i learned the hard way as i learn most things!!
love your flowerpot..i embrace all things redneck...jiffy-pop hanging on kitchen wall (redneck fire alarm) to my bed made of "found" cedar-posts!!
if anyone offers to help you in any way...let them!! they get blessed, too.

Samigal

Samigal
(Pegi) Norwalk, CA
(Zone 10b)

August 28, 2010
12:27 PM

Post #8067233

I really like that tire pot planter. Maybe I should think about having one.

dahtzu
Henderson, NC
(Zone 7b)

August 28, 2010
6:49 PM

Post #8067759

LOL, digger you wouldn't believe this in a million years if you didn't know me. Just today my Sister( not the one with cancer) came over and I had some of the paint you sent to me out and told her where I got it. She had never seen glass paint. I have used many colors of the paint and will never ever see it without thanking you for sending it to me.
BoopsieTN
McMinnville, TN

August 28, 2010
7:00 PM

Post #8067779

J2222, daddy cut the tire himself years ago with a knife he said it was a hard job and it was before the tires started having belts in them. I hope he has more things over there that I can use for pots.
digger9083
Dahlonega, GA

August 28, 2010
7:36 PM

Post #8067812

Boopsie , get as many of those memories as you can .
Dahtzu , Post us a pic of something .Would love to see it . I offered an item to another D G er in graditude for help on a thread and it was in line with something they were intrested in , I thought, and never even got an ans back from my offer . Rude , but it's their loss, right ?
J2222
Southern California, CA

August 29, 2010
4:31 PM

Post #8069275

BoosieTN: Thank you for asking your Daddy about the tire. He did a great job!
dahtzu
Henderson, NC
(Zone 7b)

August 29, 2010
6:30 PM

Post #8069549

digger I cannot imagine anyone not answering. You are so right, it her loss. She has no idea how generous you are. On DG, I think there are many friendly, generous people. I love sharing what I have with others. LOL maybe I will postthe thingy I painted...if I can muster up the courage.
Hugs, Faye
digger9083
Dahlonega, GA

August 29, 2010
6:40 PM

Post #8069570

Do it , nobody on here is Michel Angelo .Might give me some inspiration to get started again.
BoopsieTN
McMinnville, TN

August 29, 2010
6:49 PM

Post #8069588

Come on Dahtzu show us what you painted! I am waiting to see it and enjoy all my new friends at DG.
dahtzu
Henderson, NC
(Zone 7b)

August 30, 2010
8:46 AM

Post #8070477

LOL, OK, you asked for it and if I can dig it out from it's hiding place, I will take a pic.
going to start digging...
dahtzu
Henderson, NC
(Zone 7b)

August 30, 2010
10:53 AM

Post #8070682

I found it in the closet.
Faye's masterpiece...drum roll. lol
This was a framed piece of clear glass, could have been used as a table top. I got the piece fron a yard sale so this is what I chose to paint on. It is not free hand. I put the pattern on the top of the glass and painted the underside.

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digger9083
Dahlonega, GA

August 30, 2010
11:39 AM

Post #8070778

I can't believe you had THAT in a closet . It should be hanging in a window , or out on your patio . If you don't like that , then you can send it to me , I'll proudly display it , it's beautiful . What were you thinking , girlfriend ?
dahtzu
Henderson, NC
(Zone 7b)

August 30, 2010
1:50 PM

Post #8070991

Thank you digger, I really have no place I could hang it.
GAgirl1066
Blackshear, GA

August 30, 2010
2:06 PM

Post #8071021

Faye, that is beautiful!!! I will take it also. Digger and I can share it.Did you do it with just glass paint?
dahtzu
Henderson, NC
(Zone 7b)

August 30, 2010
2:10 PM

Post #8071024

Yes, it is glass paint that a very special friend gave me. I forgot to say that the white background is a pillow.
digger9083
Dahlonega, GA

August 30, 2010
2:49 PM

Post #8071088

Don't think twice about tracing the pattern , That's the way most all designs are made .
All that black lining , whew, that was a lot of work .
P S my birthday is day after tomorrow , hint , hint .
GAgirl1066
Blackshear, GA

August 30, 2010
2:59 PM

Post #8071102

Now Digger, that is too funny..so is mine. Sept 1. Happy Birthday to us!!! LOL Faye just needs to get busy and mail us both one, I don't mind waiting if its late.LOL
digger9083
Dahlonega, GA

August 30, 2010
5:17 PM

Post #8071328

She should make us both something , as talented as she is . That was a big project . She could sell those at the markets . Happy birthday to you ,Happy birthday to you , Happy birthday dear GA girl ,Happy birthday to you . Yea , looks like we made another one .
BoopsieTN
McMinnville, TN

August 30, 2010
5:23 PM

Post #8071336

Dahtzu, it is beautiful and I love hummingbirds! You need that hanging on the wall so everyone who see it can enjoy it.
My grannys birthday is Sept.1 she died in 1990 and I miss her so much, I was her favorite!

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Samigal

Samigal
(Pegi) Norwalk, CA
(Zone 10b)

August 30, 2010
5:30 PM

Post #8071341

You just have to find a place to hang it!! So beautiful and needs a place of its own to be seen and enjoyed. DON"T put it back in the closet either!
dahtzu
Henderson, NC
(Zone 7b)

August 31, 2010
3:10 PM

Post #8073234

Happy Birthday to two very dear "Dave Garden Friends" Sure hope you have the best day ever.
http://www.passionup.com/love-poems/poetry5380.htm.
Love and Hugs, Faye
sherryberry1942
Brady, TX
(Zone 8a)

August 31, 2010
6:15 PM

Post #8073550

Happy Birthday tomorrow to the birthday girls...

And I have plenty of places to put that gorgeous glass painting...

Your families will go on my prayer list, Fay and Boopsie. Your sis has a wonderful attitude; tears should never be shed for the departed; just for those left behind to miss them...

Again I am blessed by this website, Sherry
dahtzu
Henderson, NC
(Zone 7b)

September 2, 2010
4:37 PM

Post #8077130

Sherry in the short time you have been with us, I for one have already been blessed by you. Thank you for your prayers. My baby Sister has to be the closest thing to an angel that I've ever seen.

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