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Annika
True Blue Farmgirl

5602 Posts

Annika

USA
5602 Posts

Posted - Apr 05 2010 :  09:59:51 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Gotta go to my Monday doctors appointments, come home, get dinner, feed all of the farm critters and THEN I will have some time to work on my mail art!

Annika
Farmgirl & sister #13
Palouse Prairie Girls Chapter
http://palouseprairiegirls.blogspot.com/
http://prairiegirlsjournal.blogspot.com/

Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication. ~Leonardo DaVinci
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maggie14
True Blue Farmgirl

6784 Posts

Hannah
Washington
USA
6784 Posts

Posted - Apr 05 2010 :  12:04:04 PM  Show Profile  Send maggie14 a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
Dish rags, dish rags, dish rags. lol I am going to compelet some orders today! YAY!
Hugs,
Channah

Farmgirl sister #1219


Friendship is not something that can be bought, it is earned.
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Betty J.
True Blue Farmgirl

1355 Posts

Betty
Pasco WA
USA
1355 Posts

Posted - Apr 07 2010 :  10:29:25 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
This message is for Joanna. I received your wonderful pattern for the farmgirl scarf yesterday. It's funny how things work out, but I really like that blue plastic bag you sent your fabric in. I also think I will make the scarf a little larger so that it will cover my ears when tied behind the head. I really don't want it under my chin! Thank you so much for your kindness and thoughtfulness for the pattern and the example. You are so right that it certainly helps to have an example to follow. I will go to the craft store to get the beads Friday after I have my CT scan to see how the chemo is working on my cancer.

Betty in Pasco
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countrynmore
True Blue Farmgirl

1973 Posts

Sharon
CA
USA
1973 Posts

Posted - Apr 07 2010 :  10:40:14 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I made more cobbler aprons. It is time to make some more fresh carrot juice and maybe some muffins.

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http:// www.qualityfabricsandsupplies.ecrater.com

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Betty J.
True Blue Farmgirl

1355 Posts

Betty
Pasco WA
USA
1355 Posts

Posted - Apr 07 2010 :  10:41:34 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Muffins sound yummy. I would like blueberry and bran. Thank you! LOL

Betty in Pasco
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countrynmore
True Blue Farmgirl

1973 Posts

Sharon
CA
USA
1973 Posts

Posted - Apr 07 2010 :  12:04:41 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I can't wait for our blueberries to ripen. My son has three blueberry bushes. Blueberry muffins sound so yummy. I think that I found a good recipe for the pulp. We will see if my dh likes them.

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JojoNH
True Blue Farmgirl

1970 Posts

Joanna
Dunbarton New Hampshire
USA
1970 Posts

Posted - Apr 07 2010 :  1:21:06 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Betty, I am so happy you like it!! As you can see, the pattern is very easy to make adjustments too. Some I cut the fringe on and others I don't. .just hem the edge instead and maybe add some embroidery. The ties can be made longer or shorter, I did add a little length to mine, the original design had stubby straps for the scarf to be pinned to your shirt. It is a versatile design, can be worn to cover your nose and mouth, around your neck as a scarf, over your head as a kerchief, that is why I love it so much!

Oh,the blue plastic bag, that is from an electrical supply outlet. They are static free bags for circuit boards and such. This company is like a dollar store, they buy items for resale rather than have them end up in the landfill.

Joanna #566
JojoNH
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www.CountryCents.com
http://CountryCents.Blogspot.com
http://Twitter.com/Eastwooddesigns
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textilelover
True Blue Farmgirl

557 Posts

Dianne
Middletown NY
USA
557 Posts

Posted - Apr 08 2010 :  03:54:40 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Just back from Orlando, FL and our eldest daughter's wedding! Everything was perfect. I sewed the ring bearer pillow cover and her garter (Superman for her new hubby). Now I get to work on mail art, cupcake pincushion, memory book for my nephew's first birthday, and my own stuff. The list goes on! Dianne

"Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication." --Leondardo da Vinci
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jclambert
True Blue Farmgirl

149 Posts

Judy
Stringtown Oklahoma
USA
149 Posts

Posted - Apr 08 2010 :  05:34:09 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I just finished a baby afghan and started a reversible pattern afghan. Have to put that aside until I get tote bags made for the swap.



Judy

*Love one another*
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Candy C.
True Blue Farmgirl

823 Posts

Candy
Mescal AZ
USA
823 Posts

Posted - Apr 11 2010 :  08:55:54 AM  Show Profile  Send Candy C. a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
One of my Farmgirl Sisters and I hit a couple of garage sales yesterday and I found a book "55 Crochet Gifts For The Home" that is from 1993. I was SOOO excited because it has a lot of patterns for crocheted edgings, inserts and doilies! I have been looking for insert type patterns to gussy up the dishtowel for the Kitchen Angel Swap! YAY!! :)

Candy C.
Farmgirl Sister #977

Go confidently in the direction of your dreams.
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bluebellequilts
True Blue Farmgirl

72 Posts

Teresa
Georgia
USA
72 Posts

Posted - Apr 11 2010 :  6:12:46 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
During our recent quilt shop hop, the participating quilt shops gave each visitor a pack of 5 charm squares. Most of those charm squares (plus a few from my stash) and a border now make up a 51" square quilt top. I have to piece the backing and pin the quilt sandwich tomorrow. Hopefully, I can finish the quilt by next Monday to add to the collection of quilts being donated to charity by my quilt guild.
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kindred spirit
Farmgirl in Training

10 Posts

Robin
Myerstown Pennsylvania
USA
10 Posts

Posted - Apr 12 2010 :  09:53:03 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Tabitha,love the cuffs! I have to get Ruth Rae's book! Always looking for something to stitch!!!

Blessings,
Robin
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textilelover
True Blue Farmgirl

557 Posts

Dianne
Middletown NY
USA
557 Posts

Posted - Apr 12 2010 :  12:30:29 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Created mail art yesterday for a swap. Now I'm onto a cupcake pincushion (another swap) and embellished onesies for Haitian babies (also through this forum). Dianne

"Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication." --Leondardo da Vinci
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horseychick
True Blue Farmgirl

140 Posts

Melanie
Clarkston MI
USA
140 Posts

Posted - Apr 14 2010 :  12:26:31 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I'm new here and trying to find my way around. I also have an Etsy shop and just finished several nifty tassels to list. They are made with various ribbons, fibers, leather, beads and charms. I made them in various colors. I think they're pretty. Now I'll go on to some flower brooches/hair doodads. I am notorious for going on to new projects before I finish the previous 20 projects. I'm sure none of you suffer from that affliction!
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Jens Farm
Farmgirl at Heart

8 Posts

Jenny
Grand Marais MN
USA
8 Posts

Posted - Apr 16 2010 :  6:26:00 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I'm new here also and I have started my first sweater. This will be my spring/summer project, which I hope will be easy.



Farmgirl Sister #1339
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textilelover
True Blue Farmgirl

557 Posts

Dianne
Middletown NY
USA
557 Posts

Posted - Apr 17 2010 :  04:45:11 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Welcome Jenny and Melanie! Melanie, you would love the string of comments about "bad" sewing habits. I think it was titled "Do you ever do this?" It is hysterical...us creative types are all the same. Dianne

"Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication." --Leondardo da Vinci
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JojoNH
True Blue Farmgirl

1970 Posts

Joanna
Dunbarton New Hampshire
USA
1970 Posts

Posted - Apr 17 2010 :  04:52:54 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Welcome to Jenny and Melanie!!!
So happy your here and your projects sound wonderful! I fully encourage you to post pictures whenever you can. . . we LOVE pictures!!

I have been busy with several interesting orders this week. Baby blankets, purses, tote bags to name a few. Now that the weekend is here, will be working on my own things. . . finished my Signature Blocks for the "swap" I am part of, Starting a signature quilt for my BF's Mom for Mother's Day and will work on a variety of " things in the works" . . . after all. . . it is snowing like crazy right now, 5" of the lovely white stuff and lots more to come. I'm ready for spring!



Joanna #566
JojoNH
http://www.etsy.com/shop/CountryCents
http://CountryCents.Blogspot.com
http://Twitter.com/Eastwooddesigns
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JojoNH
True Blue Farmgirl

1970 Posts

Joanna
Dunbarton New Hampshire
USA
1970 Posts

Posted - Apr 17 2010 :  06:35:40 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Okay, here is a picture of the Signature Blocks I just finished for our Friendship Quilt Block swap:



These are supper easy! I highly recommend these to anyone who wishes to try something like this.

Joanna #566
JojoNH
http://www.etsy.com/shop/CountryCents
http://CountryCents.Blogspot.com
http://Twitter.com/Eastwooddesigns

Edited by - JojoNH on Apr 17 2010 06:36:15 AM
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horseychick
True Blue Farmgirl

140 Posts

Melanie
Clarkston MI
USA
140 Posts

Posted - Apr 17 2010 :  09:25:48 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Sheri, Your boxes are beautiful I think they would sell well on Etsy. I just started two shops. The whole process has been very overwhelming to me! The creating/photographing/listing etc. process takes longer than I anticipated. I read a lot on the forums before I started. Use all the tips that veterans offer. At some point you have to plunge in.


Tabitha, I too love the Tattered book. It's one of my recent favorites. I have made a few cuffs also. It's like having a blank canvas. The sky is the limit. I have made fabric pins, as well which only sold so-so at my local craft shows. I think they would sell better on Etsy. I have yet to get around to listing them. I seem to have trouble getting stuck doing all of my wife/mom "shoulds" when what I really want to do is create. It's hard to find that balance without the guilt! Your blog is lovely. That's another thing I'm trying to get around to - a blog and getting on Facebook. I need about two weeks without my family being home!
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Sheep Mom 2
True Blue Farmgirl

1534 Posts

Sheri
Elk WA
USA
1534 Posts

Posted - Apr 17 2010 :  09:39:47 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thank you so much for the compliments on my boxes. I still have one lining to complete and then they are ready for final photos. It's difficult to get good photos and the photo is pretty much everything. I still have a bit of research to do to figure out the etsy thing. I have been side tracked with car issues that lasted a whole month and trying to get all my plants started. Today if the weather cooperates it's the big vegetable garden clean-out with my son and DIL - but right now it's raining a bit so we may have to put it off till tomorrow. The sheep finally get sheared on Thursday so then it will be processing the fleeces for spinning.

Joanna - your quilt blocks are lovely as well as your other projects.

Blessings, Sheri

"Work is Love made visible" -Kahlil Gibran
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JojoNH
True Blue Farmgirl

1970 Posts

Joanna
Dunbarton New Hampshire
USA
1970 Posts

Posted - Apr 18 2010 :  07:55:50 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Well, today it is S-T-I-L-L snowing. . . looks like the middle of January not April! A little disappointing, however, a good excuse to be inside working on quilting projects.

So, today I am finishing my "un-quilting" project. Had started to hand quilt a small quilt a while ago. Was not happy with the overall effect of the design choice. Pondered it, shared it with lots of folks. . then yesterday after looking it over decided to take out the hand quilting and start over from scratch. Soooooo, I have the last section to "undo" and then I can begin again!

Joanna #566
JojoNH
http://www.etsy.com/shop/CountryCents
http://CountryCents.Blogspot.com
http://Twitter.com/Eastwooddesigns
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Betty J.
True Blue Farmgirl

1355 Posts

Betty
Pasco WA
USA
1355 Posts

Posted - Apr 18 2010 :  11:38:10 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I just love signature quilts. That one will end up being a treasure.

Today, in spite of exhaustion from chemo (don't feel sorry for me please), I've been busy doing yard work. DS & DDIL are supposed to come over and mow for me, provided they can get the lawn mower started. I've done the weed eating and also have been pulling yards. Now is the time for a little rest.

Have a wonderful day everyone,
Betty in Pasco
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jclambert
True Blue Farmgirl

149 Posts

Judy
Stringtown Oklahoma
USA
149 Posts

Posted - Apr 18 2010 :  3:15:18 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I've been working on a tote bag for a swap. Just have to get the straps sewn on. Also working on an afghan. It's raining today so I've had a chance to stay in and get some things done. Betty J. Hope all goes well for you. Thoughts and prayers will be going out for you. I have an aunt, 80 years old, that started chemo 2 weeks ago and she was out working in her yard this week. Country gals are tough when they have to be.



Judy

*Love one another*
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JojoNH
True Blue Farmgirl

1970 Posts

Joanna
Dunbarton New Hampshire
USA
1970 Posts

Posted - Apr 19 2010 :  09:41:15 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Okay, here is a picture of one project I am working on. Started it last night while watching tv. . . these are mini Dresden plates measuring 4"in diameter at this stage. All done by hand too.


Lots of fun, cannot believe how quickly they work up!

Joanna #566
JojoNH
http://www.etsy.com/shop/CountryCents
http://CountryCents.Blogspot.com
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Betty J.
True Blue Farmgirl

1355 Posts

Betty
Pasco WA
USA
1355 Posts

Posted - Apr 19 2010 :  10:07:34 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Joanna, I have never made Dresden plates. I am hesitant because of the curves and besides I don't do handwork unless I have to. I just finished a top for my sister for her birthday--table runner that turned out especially well, matching points and all. So sorry to hear about your snow, but at least it isn't volcanic ash. I had that problem with the 1980 blowing of Mt. St. Helens. It was all over the place.

Keep up the busy work Joanna. What kind of samples do you make and how do you get started on a project such as that? I'm going back to finish mowing my lawn and then on to some embroidery work on a pair of pillowcases. Don't like French knots much, but that's all I have left to do on one case. Then I think I might see if I can find some more luxurious lace to put on the trim.

Betty in Pasco
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