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RE: throw away society now milkweed pods

Bonnie: Bet I'll have a few of these worked up by week's end...want one?
Send me your mailing address off list and I'll make sure you get one.

Melody, IA (Z 5/4)

"The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious."    
--Albert Einstein

 --- On Tue 11/25, Bonnie & Bill Morgan < wmorgan972@ameritech.net > wrote:
From: Bonnie & Bill Morgan [mailto: wmorgan972@ameritech.net]
To: gardenchat@hort.net
Date: Tue, 25 Nov 2003 18:43:12 -0500
Subject: RE: [CHAT] throw away society now milkweed pods

Melody, Mother would split the pod in half and remove any remaining
seed.<br>She painted the outside of the pod in whatever color matched
the scheme she<br>was going after. Some of the prettiest were golds or
greens. She painted<br>the interior of the pod with white glue and shook
in glitter. When that all<br>dried, she would use jewelry findings
and/or the teeniest ornamental figures<br>(deer, a caroler, a Santa,
snow men, stars, a tiny nativity, etc.) and glue<br>that to the back of
the interior of the pod--all this before glue guns were<br>invented,
LOL! [One could us blue glitter as a background for silver stars<br>or
with a small crystal dangling from the top of the pod. Your
imagination<br>is the only limit.] She ran gold braid (very thin) or
some other thin trim<br>glued along the edges to make it look gilded,
with a loop of the trim above<br>the top edge of the pod large enough to
hang the ornament. She sometimes<br>put puffs of cotton on the interior
to mimic clouds or snow banks, too.<br>These days, I believe you could
paint the interior with a color and use one<br>of the translucent
glitters for more color variations. The down side? The<br>ones mother
made me only lasted 20 years. They just don't last forever.
:>)<br><br><br>Happy creations!<br><br>Blessings,<br>Bonnie (SW OH -
zone 5)<br><br>-----Original Message-----<br>From:
owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net] On
Behalf<br>Of Melody<br>Sent: Tuesday, November 25, 2003 6:33 AM<br>To:
gardenchat@hort.net<br>Subject: RE: [CHAT] throw away society now
milkweed pods<br><br>Ooh! Bonnie: Tell me more about these milkweed
ornaments...grow tons of<br>the stuff and have yet to figure out what to
do with those pretty pods.<br>Thanks in advance!<br><br><br><br>Melody,
IA (Z 5/4)<br><br>"The most beautiful thing we can experience is the
mysterious." <br>--Albert Einstein<br><br> --- On Sat 11/22, Bonnie &
Bill Morgan < wmorgan972@ameritech.net > wrote:<br>From: Bonnie & Bill
Morgan [mailto: wmorgan972@ameritech.net]<br>To:

gardenchat@hort.net<br>Date: Sat, 22 Nov 2003 09:06:31 -0500<br>Subject:
RE: [CHAT] throw away society<br><br>LOL!!! You're absolutely right.
Mother won a full blown art scholarship<br>in<br>high school, but her
mother wouldn't let her take it. Grandma<br>thought art<br>was nonsense
and the thought that mom might do better<br>than she had
really<br>galled her. <br><br>Mom was very creative with<br>all sorts of
things. She used to take milkweed<br>pods and make them<br>into the most
beautiful ornaments. I'm glad to be
owner-gardenchat@hort.net<br>[mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net] On
Behalf<br>Of Kitty<br>Sent:<br>Saturday, November 22, 2003 8:31
AM<br>To:<br>gardenchat@hort.net<br>Subject: Re: [CHAT] throw away
society<br><br>Ah!<br>Now we know where Bonnie got her creative
bent.<br>----- Original<br>Message ----- <br>From: "Bonnie & Bill
<gardenchat@hort.net><br>Sent: Friday,<br>November 21, 2003 6:12
PM<br>Subject: RE: [CHAT] throw away<br>society<br><br><br>> Pam, if I
remember right, the older albums were<br>made from bakelite (sp?)<br>>
rather than vinyl. I have some that go<br>back to Santa Bill's
grandfather's<br>> old Victrola. (We still have<br>that, too.) I
wouldn't play vinyl on the<br>> Victrola for fear of<br>tearing up the
vinyl. The old bakelite albums were<br>> also very<br>brittle and broke
easily.<br>><br>> I remember when I was little and<br>vinyl was
replacing bakelite, mother<br>would<br>> take any of the<br>broken or no
longer used bakelite albums and set them in<br>the<br>><br>oven to
soften them. She shaped them into all sorts of pretty shapes<br>and<br>>
painted them. Most became bowls for fruit or catch alls, but it<br>sure
was<br>> fun to watch her!<br>><br>> Blessings,<br>> Bonnie (SW OH<br>-
zone 5)<br>><br>> -----Original Message-----<br>>
[mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net]<br>On<br>Behalf<br>> Of Pamela

Evans<br>> Sent: Thursday, November 20,<br>2003 10:38 PM<br>> To:
gardenchat@hort.net<br>> Subject: Re: [CHAT]<br>throw away
society<br>><br>> I still have some albums and a record playe<br><br>r.
Some in mono too. The<br>> original recording of the Sound of
Music<br>and West Side Story are mono.<br>> Those albums are heavier
than the<br>newer ones too. Wonder why.<br>><br>><br>> ----------
Original Message<br>----------------------------------<br>> From:
Aplfgcnys@aol.com<br>><br>Reply-To: gardenchat@hort.net<br>> Date: Thu,
20 Nov 2003 21:44:43<br>EST<br>><br>> >In a message dated 11/20/2003
8:24:43 PM Eastern Standard<br>Time,<br>> >mtalt@clubhouse-designs.com
writes:<br>> ><br>> >> Annoys me<br>no end that they are phasing out
something that works<br>> >> perfectly<br>well -<br>> ><br>> >Like LPs.
Even audio tapes are becoming obsolete and<br>replaced by CDs. I<br>>
>wanted to make some tapes for my new grandson<br>from favorite old
records,<br>> but my<br>> >son tells me they don't<br>even have a tape
player any more - it's all CDs.<br>I<br>><br>> >guess<br>it shows my age
that I still have a record player - and even a few<br>><br>old 78s.<br>>
>I guess my large collection of LPs may be collectibles,<br>and I
was<br>planning<br>> to<br>> >make tapes of some of the
favorites,<br>but if everything has to be on CD<br>> >nowadays, what's
the use.<br>Auralie<br>>
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--<br>> Pam<br>Evans<br>> Kemp TX/zone 8A<br>><br>><br>><br>>
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