Seven Sisters Treasures

Quote of the Week

The way you respond and show love to others flows directly from your relationship with Jesus Christ.”


The Bookshelf

“If I Perish” by Esther Ahn Kim





please note:  one chapter of this book may not be suitable for younger readers.


Videos of the Week


An encouraging video 🙂  We know that dressing modestly helps our brothers in Christ, but is encouraging to hear how much it helps.  The first few seconds of  the music on the video is very loud…just to warn you 😀  It’s better after that.



Farmgirl Favorites


Modesty Matters

I was so excited to find this place!  I met them at a homeschool conference and couldn’t wait to spread the news about their “You CAN Sew” curriculum 😀  Mrs. Carmichael told me that two different girls knew absolutely nothing about sewing, and from these tutorials and dvds, each made a dress for 4H and both won a blue ribbon at their State Fair!   If you’ve always wanted to sew, I highly recommend their dvds!         ~Jessica



Do you want to learn how to use Photoshop?  How to edit photos?  How to add textures?  Kim Klassen is offering a free mini-ecourse on how to do all of these things.  I did the one she had last month and learned and enjoyed it so much!  She provides free downloads and everything.  If you don’t have Photoshop, I found that the tutorials worked fairly well for Gimp, which is what I have 🙂  The picture above is one I did in her class 😀    Jessica



We found this on another blog: 🙂

When NASA first started sending up astronauts they quickly discovered that ball-point pens would not work in zero gravity. To combat the problem, NASA scientists spent a decade and $12 billion to develop a pen that writes in zero gravity, upside down, underwater, on almost any surface — including glass — and at temperatures ranging from below freezing to 300*C.
The Russians used a pencil.


Cute Quotes


Leah told Isaiah to wash his face, and he asked her why. She told him, “because you have chocolate on your face.”

He looked in the mirror and said, “nuh uh, that’s oreo sugar!” (he had eaten an oreo 🙂 )

Isaiah was asking Anna where we were during the flood. She said, “nowhere…we weren’t here yet.”

Isaiah: “You mean God didn’t build us yet?”

When Daddy heard about it he said, “a contractor’s son!” 😀

We were eating graham crackers in the van on the way home from church one day and Isaiah took Leah’s braid and said, “I’m getting it all crumbsy!” 🙂

Note: The Seven Sisters Treasures is a {almost} weekly post where we share some of our favorite things. Hope you enjoy! ~the Farmgirls

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14 thoughts on “Seven Sisters Treasures # 71

  • April 22, 2011 at 7:28 pm

    i love the picture of the boys =)! I do NOT like the slobbering dog…it’s very weird =) and I am not gonna get a cat…I still want a dog =P. I love the farm dance song =)….
    have a great night!
    oh yes Jessica…I CAN NOT wait till you come!!! we filled you your own huge candy easter egg with lots of butterfinger =)….we filled 239 eggs =)….
    mary <3

    • April 22, 2011 at 7:33 pm

      Oh my! That is a lot of eggs 😀 I can’t wait to come, too!!! Looking forward to it!


  • April 23, 2011 at 7:13 pm

    Okay M’Dear, how did you know that the Barn Dance is the national anthem for rednecks:) That dog is gross. At first I was like Awhhh that is so cute and then I started to see these long strings of slobber flying everywhere and I decided that I was soooooo glad that there was a computer between me and him because that was nasty!!!! Man I need to find my boots and go a square dancing……….well isn’t square dancing where you dance over a square……um…….I’m a bad southerner….. I should know this!!!!…..Anyway….. It sounds like tons of fun. Maybe Yall could come down here and we could break yall in southern style. First with a huge pot of boiling crawfish!!! yummy< Dad has 68 ibs boiling outside. They are sooooo goooood!!! Then we could take you down to the sale barn to see a guy who talks faster than I do ( which is an amazing talent considering8D). Then we could go crabbing and maybe go frogging. LOL can you imagine the title of that post " here froggy, froggy" hahaha:) By the way If your huge egg filled with butterfinger goes missing, I didn't do it. well….maybe.. nah….. Madison did it!!!! Yep the Old Maid has struck again. lol.

    The Well Grounded Southern Spinster

    • April 23, 2011 at 7:19 pm

      ROFL! You are so funny Kelsye! Hehe! We love the barn dance, and it has been playing multiple times on the computer as we all sit and sew our matching dresses 😀 I’ve never had crawfish, and I can hardly bring myself to hold a squirming frog–I really do need broken in, don’t I?! Now some of my sisters on the other hand have no problem at all with it 😀

      I agree with you on that dog…yuck, yuck, yuck! lol!

      Well, if my butterfinger egg goes missing, I’ll be suspicious of the both of you…how do I know you didn’t steal it together…hmmmm??? 😀

      The Flying Spinster

      • April 24, 2011 at 12:52 am

        Now this is something someone who knows me would never, never do is steal someone’s Butterfinger, or candy of any kind. 😀 First of all, I do not like chocolate candy at all. (I can hear you all now, in unified gasps)—-second, I do not eat refined sugar or fructose corn syrup. (Now I hear “Stone her! Stone her!!!!!”) 😀 I should I take into hiding now? But I certainly think that you ought to look into the possibility of Kelsye taking your egg. Someone who likes crawfish must be watched carefully.

        Ha ha ha! Jessica and Kelsye…the two original Spinsters. You two are a hoot! The three of us, seeming to have the same sense of humor…shall we start a comedy team? 😀

        • April 24, 2011 at 8:13 am

          Lol! Okay then, I will better know which Spinster to go after if my egg comes up missing 😀 Not like chocolate? *groan* How terrible! Lol 😀 However, I do commend you for not eating the high fructose corn syrup and refined sugar (though I do eat too much of it myself!) 😀

          The Spinster

          • April 24, 2011 at 8:24 pm

            *gasp* Madison how can you not like chocolate!! I to commend you for not eating sugar and high fructose corn syrup, mostly because that means that there is more for me :D! Somebody who doesn’t eat crawfish should be the one being watched. How can you not love those yummy little morsels of goodness! i guess it is just a cajun thing because the people about a hour north of us don’t eat them at all. I wonder if I could fed-ex you a steaming box of spicy hot crawfish covered with garlic ( see they have herbs on them so the must be healthy,lol) and mustard with a thick coating of Extra-Spicy crawfish boil powder on them. My favorite way to eat them is when they are so hot your mouth is burning and your nose gets cleared out from all of the running( see perfect if you have a stuffy nose :D) I’m sure that I could convert you:) Madison we should start a comedy team ” The Three Spinsterettas” yep, that has a nice ring to it. Seriously I am checking it out if I could send them to you……or maybe even me and them because I know that I would have to teach you how to peel them. It is something that norther’s have been scientifically proven to be unable to do in a reasonable amount of time. When the fed-ex man arrives at your house some time tomorrow, get ready because that box he is holding just might surprise you:)

            The Well Grounded Southern Spinster

            • April 24, 2011 at 8:30 pm

              Perfect! We’ll have a contest! I peel a crawfish and you skin a chicken and we’ll see who wins 😀

              Madison, go to this website and study how to peel one…so we can kind of know what we’re getting into! 😀

              I especially like this line:

              “While using the professional Cajun grip as described above, keep your left hand still and twist clockwise, one quarter turn, with your right hand. It’s all in the wrist, like using a screwdriver. (Side note: Well-to-do women have been observed deviating from this method by twisting counterclockwise while keeping their pinky finger pointed up to the sky.)”

              Hee hee!


            • April 24, 2011 at 10:55 pm

              Once again…ROFL! You are so funny! I like the name “The Three Spinsterettas” it has a lovely roll to it 😀 Susannah, she probably already knows how to skin a chicken…we’ll have to come up with something especially northern to make the contest fair, lol! I don’t know what, though!

              The Flying Spinster

  • April 26, 2011 at 4:36 pm

    “The Three Spinsterettas”. I like it! 😀 I wonder how we would do?

    So the contest is set with chicken skinning, crawfish peeling (yech!) and salmon gutting? You two -no, three, I guess Susannah is one-are too funny! 😀

    Okay, someone explain the box I got in the mail today. I’ts pretty big, has a big picture of a lobster-ahem, crawfish on it, and overlooking the big burned patches, there is steam coming out the seams. Explanation, please? Kelsye? Oh, me, oh, my!!!!
    Kelsye is in the box!
    Now what?

    • April 26, 2011 at 7:05 pm

      Oh dear! I hope Kelsye wasn’t too burned herself?!!! 😀 Not to mention the little creatures clawing at her–um…do crawfish have claws? Okay…I need to get educated about these little creatures 😀

      The Flying Spinster

  • April 26, 2011 at 8:08 pm

    No, I don’t think she was burned. It’s just that she put too much of that hot seasoning on her crawfish! 😀 Ha ha! She can keep it all, and I shall ‘return to sender’—-unless you want her so you can try those *tasty* little morsels.

  • May 12, 2011 at 12:05 am

    Thanks for mentioning Kim Klassen’s Photoshop classes. I’m going to sign up!


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