I am a farm girl, married to my high school sweetheart. We grew up on farms 9 miles apart and went through 12 years of school together. I liked him in grade school, but it took until we were Juniors in high school to get him interested in me as more than a friend. I have never lived more than 10 miles from home, except in college, but have travelled as far as France, Germany and Switzerland. We live on our own farm and have raised three of our six kids. The last three are growing up fast.
For girlfriend Christmas gifts, W. made jointed cardboard animals from a book we got in St. Louis, She also made scented soap with little toys embedded in them.
L. made framed descriptive words for each of her girlfriends. We used thrifted tiny frames and old dictionaries. She decided on a word that fit each friend and cut it out of an old dictionary. We dabbed Modge Podge in a line around the word and draped a piece of colored thread in it to highlight the chosen word and appropriate meaning. Trim to size and insert in a fun frame.