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JojoNH Posted - Feb 17 2010 : 08:02:34 AM
I am busy making samples for a couple of different companies, then back to my patterns.

What about you? What are you working on?? Any pictures??

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nndairy Posted - Feb 23 2020 : 12:36:10 PM
Love the mushroom and table toppers Grace! My mother in law would go nuts for the mushroom. Your hubby could easily sell them!

Vanessa - I love the ribbon frame! What a great idea. Sure beats searching though a bag everytime I'm looking for a little piece of ribbon.

I made a bunch of hair scrunchies for my niece's birthday and myself:


I had a fuzzy lined sweatshirt that the zipper broke on so I made a couple pair of mittens from it:


Not sewing/craft related but here's the birthday cake topped with little debbies - my niece LOVED it!


It's got hearts around the bottom and on the top with swiss cake rolls around the top layer. The other side of the sign says happy birthday Paige since there's no room for writing with icing on top.

~Heather
Farmgirl Sister #4701
September 2014 Farmgirl of the Month


"The purpose of life is to enjoy every moment" - Yogi teabag
katmom Posted - Feb 22 2020 : 4:46:07 PM
I decided to play around with my new embroidery machine ( I had an hour to kill before heading over to our daughter's house.)
Here is what I made...

I do practice runs and write notes next to the design for future reference..

Then I made this little mini table topper...

sorry, Kiki wanted to have a photo OP moment!
here is a close up...

I made another one the other day, but used lilac colored thread.. and mailed it to an old friend of mine.



>^..^<
Happiness is being a katmom and Glamping Diva!

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katmom Posted - Feb 22 2020 : 10:49:39 AM
OMGeepers! Vanessa,, I luv your frame idea!!!!
and glad you can use the bits-n-pieces...
>^..^<

>^..^<
Happiness is being a katmom and Glamping Diva!

www.katmom4.blogspot.com & http://graciesvictorianrose.blogspot.com

Audra Rose Posted - Feb 22 2020 : 05:07:31 AM
Grace, I have to give a shout out to you for the box you sent. They may have been little odds and ends you couldn't use but I can! This is how I repurpose ribbons (and show them off). I used push pins and tape to attach to the back of the frame. When I have a need for a ribbon it's easy to remove.
http://www.maryjanesfarm.org/Snitz/Images/2020/02/20200222_075015.jpg?v=56275641



Farmgirl Sister #6754
Doxie Mom - Everyone loves a Weiner!

There's no place like home!
Dorothy Gale

Nature speaks in symbols and in signs.
John Greenleaf Whittier
HealingTouch Posted - Feb 21 2020 : 10:27:51 PM
Grace, I like to see and then do myself. I just don't get the instructions. I'm not that computer savvy either. As you know, I haven't posted a picture. One day I'll learn! I'll have to check some machines out one day.
You don't seem like you have a learning problem to me with all the beautiful things you whip up.
I better get to bed. It's almost 1:30! Catch you later!

Be Blessed and Be a Blessing,
Darlene
Sister 1922
October 2016 Farmgirl of the month

John 11: 35 Jesus wept.

When Satan's knocking at your door, just say "Jesus will you get that for me?"

When it gets to hard to stand, Kneel!







katmom Posted - Feb 21 2020 : 9:48:10 PM
Darlene,, Yes & No...

I have a learning challenge,, in that, unlike most people,, I have difficulties learning.. my brain does not process things I
read (1 dimensional).. I learn by seeing... I have to visually see how something is done and then commit to memory.
Trying to read the guide book was like trying to read Greek.. So I stopped in at several shops that sold embroidery machines and they gave me 'mini' lessons..

I also had to just sit down and start pushing buttons ... I am getting better,,, and very comfortable with my machines.
I recently bought a new embroidery machine, that stitches up to a 5x7 design,, but it operates different then my other machine,, so I am learning all over again... lol!

If you are interested I would suggest the Brother PE500, it is simple to use, but only does a maximum 4x4 size design.. but is under $400
I had a Bernina Deco embroidery machine that I luv'd,,, but sold it recently. (it needed reader cards)..
The machine I just bought,, I can down load patterns on a stick and then plug into my machine..
My PE500 I have to down load the pattern and send it over via a USB cable..
I luv being able to whip up little quickie gifts..


>^..^<
Happiness is being a katmom and Glamping Diva!

www.katmom4.blogspot.com & http://graciesvictorianrose.blogspot.com

HealingTouch Posted - Feb 21 2020 : 7:48:51 PM
Grace and Krista, that little boy took my breath away! It makes me cry now when I think about him! We have a lot to be thankful for, don't we?
Healthy kids and grands!
Grace, is it hard to learn the machine embroidery? I had a friend that had a really hard time with her machine. Yours looks beautiful.

Be Blessed and Be a Blessing,
Darlene
Sister 1922
October 2016 Farmgirl of the month

John 11: 35 Jesus wept.

When Satan's knocking at your door, just say "Jesus will you get that for me?"

When it gets to hard to stand, Kneel!







MaryJanesNiece Posted - Feb 21 2020 : 2:59:32 PM
Grace, your mushroom is so cool! Your husband did an excellent job! I canít wait to see your fairy garden.

Darlene, that brought tears to my heart. Children are so sweet and innocent. It terrible to see them go through cancer. I was blessed that I never seen any kids in our office. That would have made it so much harder.

Krista
katmom Posted - Feb 21 2020 : 2:02:35 PM
Darlene,, embroidery by machine..
Oh what a sweet blessing the child's hug must have been to you...

>^..^<
Happiness is being a katmom and Glamping Diva!

www.katmom4.blogspot.com & http://graciesvictorianrose.blogspot.com

HealingTouch Posted - Feb 20 2020 : 10:10:33 PM
Krista, working in the Oncology office, I guess you've seen it all too! I know how it felt as an adult but the poor little kids just break my heart. They
don't even have the words to explain some of the side effects! One day I was waiting for a friend toget a biopsy and I had taken blankets and pillows
for the kids. While I was sitting there a little boy and his mother came out and the girl asked him if he wanted a blanket or pillow. He took both. She
then said, the lady that made them is over there. He came running over and hugged and thanked me. That's the first time I saw a child recipient. What
a tear jerker that was!

Grace, did you embroider by machine or hand? Very nice! Your hubby did a good job on the mushroom!
Here's the organization for the chemo group:
http://www.chemoangels.com/


Be Blessed and Be a Blessing,
Darlene
Sister 1922
October 2016 Farmgirl of the month

John 11: 35 Jesus wept.

When Satan's knocking at your door, just say "Jesus will you get that for me?"

When it gets to hard to stand, Kneel!







Bonnie Ellis Posted - Feb 20 2020 : 7:58:32 PM
Grace, that mushroom is awesome! He could sell those.

grandmother and orphan farmgirl
katmom Posted - Feb 20 2020 : 1:52:23 PM
I didn't make it, but I asked my DH to make me a mushroom for my teenie Gnomes.. I luv the way it turned out, so I asked him to make a few more for my soon to be 'Fairy Garden'...

I see lots of 'organic' mushrooms in my future to have fun with.

>^..^<
Happiness is being a katmom and Glamping Diva!

www.katmom4.blogspot.com & http://graciesvictorianrose.blogspot.com

katmom Posted - Feb 20 2020 : 1:48:01 PM
Just embroidery stitched up a T-shirt for my grand-son,,, he loves Legos,, so I will buy a box of Legos to go with the T-shirt..

next time, I won't use this verigated thread on a blue fabric..


>^..^<
Happiness is being a katmom and Glamping Diva!

www.katmom4.blogspot.com & http://graciesvictorianrose.blogspot.com

katmom Posted - Feb 20 2020 : 08:44:39 AM
Oh Darlene,, what a sweet idea...

I will check in with out Local Oncology/chemo facility next to Sacred Heart Hospital,, and see if they have such a program..

I make neck scarves from recycled cashmere sweaters.. I will check to see if they have guide lines as to what 'yarns' are ok to use.

I know wool has lanolin and for some it can be irritating,, hopefully cashmere or mohair will be ok.

What a great idea,,, Thanx for sharing it with us.

>^..^<
Happiness is being a katmom and Glamping Diva!

www.katmom4.blogspot.com & http://graciesvictorianrose.blogspot.com

MaryJanesNiece Posted - Feb 19 2020 : 9:48:34 PM
Darlene, that is very sweet of you. I use to work in an oncology office. It was so heartbreaking to see how many people are affected by cancer. And itís even sadder when you see the ones who donít have a support system. Those little things you are doing, are really making a difference in someones life. That is truly an amazing thing you are doing.

Krista
HealingTouch Posted - Feb 18 2020 : 6:53:46 PM
I made 3 Lacey scarfs and one more to make. They will go to a local chemo center. I am on a site that I am a chemo card angel. I send a card and tuck ins
every week to encourage her until she finishes chemo or doesn't. My prior lady passed away before Thanksgiving. It's very rewarding being able to help some
one. Especially, when you know how it feels. If anyone would like to do this I will give you the info.

Be Blessed and Be a Blessing,
Darlene
Sister 1922
October 2016 Farmgirl of the month

John 11: 35 Jesus wept.

When Satan's knocking at your door, just say "Jesus will you get that for me?"

When it gets to hard to stand, Kneel!







MaryJanesNiece Posted - Feb 17 2020 : 1:12:04 PM
Thanks Darlene. That is so sweet of you to make baby blankets. Those sorts of things mean so much to mothers. I agree. This group of Farmgirls is very generous. I know I could be more generous. I have some ideas of things I would like to give this year.

Krista
katmom Posted - Feb 16 2020 : 7:24:11 PM
Darlene,, I so agree....
When I lived in California,, I loved our little group "Covers of Love",,, we would meet up once a month to chat, and work on lap blankets, and then, when we had a good supply, we would go to either the NIC Unit at the Children's Hospital, or the Sheriff's dept., Veteran's facility and Women's shelter to drop off arm loads of hand knit/crochet and quilted lap and baby blankets.
It was a great way to spend time with like minded ladies....

>^..^<
Happiness is being a katmom and Glamping Diva!

www.katmom4.blogspot.com & http://graciesvictorianrose.blogspot.com

HealingTouch Posted - Feb 15 2020 : 5:44:06 PM
Grace, yes it is a good cause. I believe when we are blessed, we need to be a blessing. It doesn't always have to be money. Many people
are low on funds but high on many other given gifts. We farm sisters are such a generous group aren't we?

Be Blessed and Be a Blessing,
Darlene
Sister 1922
October 2016 Farmgirl of the month

John 11: 35 Jesus wept.

When Satan's knocking at your door, just say "Jesus will you get that for me?"

When it gets to hard to stand, Kneel!







katmom Posted - Feb 15 2020 : 1:18:05 PM
Darlene,, what a great idea,, "baby bottle piggy banks" .... what a great cause to give too.

>^..^<
Happiness is being a katmom and Glamping Diva!

www.katmom4.blogspot.com & http://graciesvictorianrose.blogspot.com

HealingTouch Posted - Feb 14 2020 : 9:15:17 PM
Krista, they are beautiful! You're like a machine, whipping things out so fast! I don't know how to post pictures. I'll have to learn!
I just got finished watching YouTube. So many ideas. So I went through my yarn and decided since I have baby blue yarn, I started
a baby blanket to give to the crisis pregnancy center. I either give them there or one of the hospitals. I have yellow, white, more baby
blue and baby variegated so I can make a few more of them. Every year our church collects baby bottles that we put money in to support
the center. Good cause. Helps mothers that decide to keep their babies and need the help and support.

ruthie218 Posted - Feb 14 2020 : 7:16:27 PM
I love these. Thank you for the wonderful gift.
Ruthie Ann



Farmgirl sister#4072
MaryJanesNiece Posted - Feb 14 2020 : 1:29:56 PM
Here is the crochet heart doily and bookmark I made. This was my first time using crochet thread and blocking afterwards. I really enjoyed it. I plan to make some more bookmarks.


Krista
MaryJanesNiece Posted - Feb 14 2020 : 1:07:49 PM
Darlene, your coloring is very pretty. I hope everything is ok with you from your hospital stay.

Darlene, one of my coworkers taught me the very basic stuff. How to hold the hook and yarn, how to start and do a chain, and how to single crochet. The rest is self taught from YouTube! Once I started I seriously canít stop! I came across another heart last night and decided to make it. I keep getting further behind on my other projects lol! Thank you. I would love to see your crochet heart!

Krista
HealingTouch Posted - Feb 14 2020 : 12:31:20 PM
Darlene, those are beautiful. They look like paintings. Is it pencil or crayons?

Krista, who taught you to crochet? You do beautiful work and you are the energizer bunny! LoL!
I have been watching YouTube and last night made my first crochet heart! Yikes, need more yarn!

Be Blessed and Be a Blessing,
Darlene
Sister 1922
October 2016 Farmgirl of the month

John 11: 35 Jesus wept.

When Satan's knocking at your door, just say "Jesus will you get that for me?"

When it gets to hard to stand, Kneel!








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