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C.C. Rice posted photos
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randy storm commented on randy storm's photo


"yes, the quality has been pretty good. thanks Helen , I have gotten better at choosing the front and then getting lines to make the gourd look symmetrical though as we know seldom are gourds that way"
59 minutes ago
Barbara Van Vleck commented on Kay Lovingood's photo


"Wow, this is terrific!  Wish I had it.  Great ideas throughout."
4 hours ago
randy storm commented on randy storm's photo


"thanks Helen , you are always kind"
5 hours ago
Gary Waldele posted a discussion

How to remove the waxy outer layer

What is the easiest way to remove the waxy outer layer/shiny coating that is on the gourd after you wash it?  Can this be done to even out the surface of the gourd, to remove some of the blemishes?Thank YouGarySee More
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Kathy Schmad posted photos
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Kay Lovingood posted photos
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Brenda Jamison commented on Brenda Jamison's photo

Fur War Shirt

"Thanks a lot Judy"
9 hours ago
Brenda Jamison commented on Brenda Jamison's photo

Gold Red Antlers4

"Thank you so much Judy"
9 hours ago
Brenda Jamison commented on Brenda Jamison's photo

Fur War Shirt

"Thanks Jody"
9 hours ago
Jody Neugebauer commented on Brenda Jamison's photo

Fur War Shirt

"Lots of work on the beading! nice job! "
13 hours ago
Jody Neugebauer commented on Jody Neugebauer's photo


"Thanks everyone! Most of our hay bale strings are not pretty also, but we bought a few bales that had these lovely blue ones!! So I saved them not knowing what I would do with them!!"
13 hours ago


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