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Thanks for Stoppin’ By!

Thanks for Stoppin’ By!

Thanks for droppin’ in at the Old Gettin Place.

The Old Gettin Place is about old-fashioned know-how in a new-fangled world.  We’re all about sewing, quilting, crafting, party planning and DIY (do-it-yourself) things.  There are great how-to’s and inspirations on this website and great products in the Old Gettin Place Shop.

We’re one of those virtual, Internet places.  We don’t have an actual store with walls, windows and a welcome sign.  And we don’t have a door chime that lets us know that we’ve got a visitor. You can only find us online.

Want to learn HOW-TO or be INSPIRED?
Looking for a special product or novelty themed gift?

We carry a variety of specialty items for sewing, quilting and crafting.  Some of the brands we carry include Apliquick, Quilt Sticks, Marti Michell, JanlynnZenbroidery and Design Works.  We also have our own unique designs on t-shirts, mugs, totes and hoodies.

There are Old Gettin Place items for sale in our shop and on Amazon, eBay and Etsy.

Do you have topic you’d like to know more about?
  • A special interest with sewing, quilting, crafting and DIY?
  • Help with a specific project?
  • Looking for a DIY-kind of product and can’t find it?
  • Inspirations to help celebrate a holiday or special event?

If there’s something you’d like for us to write about or something you’d like for us to offer in the store, please drop us a line.  We’d love to hear from you.

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We hope you enjoy your visit.

Please take your time — browse — learn — shop.  Come back and visit us anytime.

Turkey Tails in Our Own Back Yard

Turkey Tails in Our Own Back Yard

Watch these turkey tails as they get bigger and smaller as the turkeys strut in the snow.  The turkeys visited our Indiana yard many times last year. I happened to catch them while they were strutting their stuff by fluffing their tails.

All of the turkeys were male — note the long turkey beards.  They sort of reminded me of a bunch of guys trying to prove who is the most macho.

On a personal note, I really enjoy watching the birds and animals around our house.  We have a small yard that’s surrounded by a woods.  Our house is on a tall hill with a creek at the bottom.  In addition to the turkeys, there are often the normal Indiana creatures:  deer, squirrels, raccoons, and chipmunks.  A few years ago, there was a red fox that scampered across our front yard.  Another time there was a bat hanging upside down attached to a tree trunk.  There is the occasional groundhog that wanders into our yard to eat grass in the late afternoon.

We also have bird feeders available for the birds (and hopefully not the squirrels and raccoons) during the summer.  In addition to watching the birds eat seeds and suet, I also love watching the hummingbirds.  One year, they were so accustomed to us that they literally drank nectar out of my hand.  What an experience!

Hope you enjoy watching this video as much as I do. Continue reading “Turkey Tails in Our Own Back Yard”

Alphabet Book – Baby Shower Game

Alphabet Book – Baby Shower Game

This Alphabet Book is a baby shower game – a great activity for a either a baby girl shower  or a baby boy shower. Each page of the Alphabet Book has either a letter or a number.  Each person attending the shower will pick a page, draw a picture related to the letter or number, write the word for the picture and sign her name. Continue reading “Alphabet Book – Baby Shower Game”

Favorite Pin Holder

Favorite Pin Holder

What do you use as a straight pin holder?  These are metal, magnetic dishes primarily used to hold nuts and bolts.  I use them for straight pins and 2 sizes of safety pins.  The magnetic parts holders come in multiple sizes.  I prefer the 4-inch size.

By far my favorite pin holders!  Why?   Continue reading “Favorite Pin Holder”

Should I Be an Entrepreneur?

Should I Be an Entrepreneur?

In my continuing saga of finding a way to provide income for our household (find a J.O.B.), I decided to pursue the idea of having my own online business.  As I explained in my What Do I Want To Be post, Dan Miller suggested that I learn more about having an online business from this guy named Jim Cockrum. Specifically, Dan Miller recommended that I start with Jim Cockrum’s book, Silent Sales Machine.

When I Googled “silent sales machine”, I found 2 things of interest. Continue reading “Should I Be an Entrepreneur?”