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JojoNH
True Blue Farmgirl

1968 Posts

Joanna
Dunbarton New Hampshire
USA
1968 Posts

Posted - Aug 26 2010 :  11:17:24 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi Peggy, well, I don't own a light box so what I do is this:
I have a piece of glass ( from a table top I think) and I place it centered between two file cabinets. Place a lamp (without the lampshade) on the floor underneath the glass. Now lay out whatever I am tracing and then the fabric over that. Works great and I am not limited by size. . . which is a good thing for me

Joanna #566
"Keeping Traditions Alive A Stitch At A Time"
JojoNH
http://www.etsy.com/shop/CountryCents
http://CountryCents.Blogspot.com
http://www.Eastwooddesigns.com "For all your Promotional Needs"
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LadyInRed
True Blue Farmgirl

6655 Posts

PeggyAnn
Vancouver WA
USA
6655 Posts

Posted - Aug 26 2010 :  11:26:47 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
CooL Idea! Or maybe I should say "HOT" Idea! LOL

Will keep that in mind! Thanks for the helpful tips!

Smiles & Hugs,
~peggy

Lady In Red
http://ladyinredsite.blogspot.com

A "SMILE" Should Be A Woman's First Accessory, Then Her Purse, Shoes, and Bling! ~p.smith
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Cherime
True Blue Farmgirl

1222 Posts

Cherime
Wasilla Alaska
USA
1222 Posts

Posted - Aug 26 2010 :  11:27:42 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
The homemade light box trick. I have done that one a time or two myself. I like to do punch needle stuff when I can get the time.

CMF
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JojoNH
True Blue Farmgirl

1968 Posts

Joanna
Dunbarton New Hampshire
USA
1968 Posts

Posted - Aug 27 2010 :  03:53:24 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I like the large surface area, it makes transferring a quilting design onto a quilt top so much easier ( a whole cloth style top)

Joanna #566
"Keeping Traditions Alive A Stitch At A Time"
JojoNH
http://www.etsy.com/shop/CountryCents
http://CountryCents.Blogspot.com
http://www.Eastwooddesigns.com "For all your Promotional Needs"
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Karrieann
True Blue Farmgirl

1900 Posts

Karrieann
Northeast Georgia
USA
1900 Posts

Posted - Aug 27 2010 :  04:19:50 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
...heading out to the Palmetto's Tatting Guild's Tat Days..... whooohoooooooooo! Catch up with you Gals in a few days!

Karrieann ~ Farmgirl Sister #766 (29 Sept 2009)

My Blog: ...following my heart, dreams and Jesus
...http://karrieann-followingmyheartandjesus.blogspot.com/
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star-schipp
True Blue Farmgirl

942 Posts

Starletta
Middletown Indiana
USA
942 Posts

Posted - Aug 27 2010 :  10:54:12 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Today, I'm working on crocheted sweaters to send to the LOWO which is a child protective service agency for the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota working with the Oglala Sioux Tribe. I found the information in the Sept. 2010 issue of Crochet! magazine. Let me know if you would like any information.

We can do no great things; only small things with great love - Mother Teresa

farmgirl sister #1927
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shunger
True Blue Farmgirl

224 Posts

Suzanne
Helena MT
USA
224 Posts

Posted - Aug 28 2010 :  07:07:51 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
That's a great light table trick. I'm working on dishclothes still -- all I can handle right now after long days at work -- weekend is here though. I am teaching myself to knit and just did some sampler dishclothes using knitting and purling. I'm thrilled that I didnt' add or lose any stitches. Suzanne
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treelady
True Blue Farmgirl

1894 Posts

Julie
Medina ND
USA
1894 Posts

Posted - Aug 30 2010 :  08:38:53 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Starletta, I would love more information on the LOWO, it sounds very worthwhile and I have alot of yarn on hand.

Julie

With the new day comes new strength and new thoughts.
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Karrieann
True Blue Farmgirl

1900 Posts

Karrieann
Northeast Georgia
USA
1900 Posts

Posted - Aug 30 2010 :  09:48:17 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
...back from the Tat Days.. it was amazing! It sure did build up my confidence in my skills for tatting! As I complete few of the projects that got started over the week-end.. I'll add them to my blog. My brain was spinning! Whew!

*update: I added some to the blog but will finish it later.

Karrieann ~ Farmgirl Sister #766 (29 Sept 2009)

My Blog: ...following my heart, dreams and Jesus
...http://karrieann-followingmyheartandjesus.blogspot.com/

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frannie
True Blue Farmgirl

2246 Posts

fran
bonham texas
USA
2246 Posts

Posted - Aug 30 2010 :  7:22:40 PM  Show Profile  Send frannie a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
wow karrieann, cant wait to check out your tatting.
i have been regrouping in my craft room and trying to reorganize, clean and just add some dos and dads.
i have been making and adding some shelf liners made of paper.





i have found that each day i seem to feel better and better and i know i will be crafing more and sleeping less as the fall turns to winter. well, by spring i am hoping to be a new and improved version of myself.
if there is one thing this cancer journey teaches you it is surely patience.

love
frannie in texas
home of "green"crafts,
where no scrap is left behind
(http://abunnystale.wordpress.com/)
www.angeltree.etsy.com


check out the farm at:
www.localharvest.org/farms/M24434
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LadyInRed
True Blue Farmgirl

6655 Posts

PeggyAnn
Vancouver WA
USA
6655 Posts

Posted - Aug 30 2010 :  11:14:20 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Frannie...Nice Job! Looks really fun as well as organized!

Blessings,
~peggy

Lady In Red
http://ladyinredsite.blogspot.com

A "SMILE" Should Be A Woman's First Accessory, Then Her Purse, Shoes, and Bling! ~p.smith
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shunger
True Blue Farmgirl

224 Posts

Suzanne
Helena MT
USA
224 Posts

Posted - Sep 01 2010 :  07:53:28 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I love the shelf paper with lace. Wow. I need to get into my stitching room and re-do things.

I started a furry bright red scarf out of fur yarn. I saw them at the farmers' market and realized that I could make them with my simple knit stitch. I am trying to branch out but always come back to the simple thing.

I finished an angel doll and it's on it's way to a very special person. Suzanne
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frannie
True Blue Farmgirl

2246 Posts

fran
bonham texas
USA
2246 Posts

Posted - Sep 01 2010 :  09:00:40 AM  Show Profile  Send frannie a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
today i have promised myself that i will work part time on clean up and parttime crafting.
aprons or pincushions, i think.

love
frannie in texas
home of "green"crafts,
where no scrap is left behind
(http://abunnystale.wordpress.com/)
www.angeltree.etsy.com


check out the farm at:
www.localharvest.org/farms/M24434
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Cherime
True Blue Farmgirl

1222 Posts

Cherime
Wasilla Alaska
USA
1222 Posts

Posted - Sep 01 2010 :  09:21:17 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I need to spend some time in my sewing room and my garage. A couple of teenagers came along with their dad to help with the remodel and they made a real mess of my sewing room moving shelves and all my containers of fabric and even moved my small loom with a project on it to get to the dart board. The garage is my own mess part of the price of the remodel.

CMF
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LadyInRed
True Blue Farmgirl

6655 Posts

PeggyAnn
Vancouver WA
USA
6655 Posts

Posted - Sep 01 2010 :  09:28:13 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Cherime...isn't if amazing how you can practically mess up the whole house to improve one room?
And it takes three times longer getting it all put back together as it did messing it
up. ~ That is how I craft or do Multi-Media Art, as I live in a small Apartment...it
seems like I am messing up every room while working on projects then takes me a whole
day to find the place again! LOL

Blessings,
~peggy


Lady In Red
http://ladyinredsite.blogspot.com

A "SMILE" Should Be A Woman's First Accessory, Then Her Purse, Shoes, and Bling! ~p.smith
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frannie
True Blue Farmgirl

2246 Posts

fran
bonham texas
USA
2246 Posts

Posted - Sep 01 2010 :  09:40:58 AM  Show Profile  Send frannie a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
oh my, peggy, we must have read the same book on housecleaning. i always make a mess before i clean it up.

love
frannie in texas
home of "green"crafts,
where no scrap is left behind
(http://abunnystale.wordpress.com/)
www.angeltree.etsy.com


check out the farm at:
www.localharvest.org/farms/M24434
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MerryHeartSister
True Blue Farmgirl

158 Posts

Christy
Tuscaloosa Alabama
USA
158 Posts

Posted - Sep 01 2010 :  11:28:16 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I'm recovering from surgery so I have a whole few days to work on a crocheted kerchief, crocheted facial scrubbers and yo yo barrettes without a dab of guilt.

Farmgirl #1951
http://merryheartcreativeartsacademy.blogspot.com/
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frannie
True Blue Farmgirl

2246 Posts

fran
bonham texas
USA
2246 Posts

Posted - Sep 01 2010 :  12:01:56 PM  Show Profile  Send frannie a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
hope you have agreat recovery, christy

love
frannie in texas
home of "green"crafts,
where no scrap is left behind
(http://abunnystale.wordpress.com/)
www.angeltree.etsy.com


check out the farm at:
www.localharvest.org/farms/M24434
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Betty J.
True Blue Farmgirl

1355 Posts

Betty
Pasco WA
USA
1355 Posts

Posted - Sep 01 2010 :  3:34:37 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Frannie, that cancer journey teaches you a lot about patience--yours and the caregivers. The caregivers at the Tri-Cities Cancer Center gave me wonderful care and answered all my questions. They were there anytime I needed them to be.

My journey is almost over. I got the all clear (PET scan) and now I get to travel to visit with my 1-1/2 year old granddaughter next month. I'm so excited.

Take care of yourself.

Betty in Pasco
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Rivergirl_2007
True Blue Farmgirl

332 Posts

Shirley
Karnak IL
USA
332 Posts

Posted - Sep 01 2010 :  8:33:02 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I've been doing some "Spring Cleaning" as well. I had sewing and crafting projects and supplies spread out over three rooms and decided to get it all organized. Wow, what a job! Fran - your area looks great. I am turning one end of a sunroom into my "play house" as my DH call it.

I finally finished my duster. I am so glad it redid it. I would never have been happy with that mistake in it and probably would never have worn it. I also made a beret to match. If I can get a picture of it downloaded, and can figure how to post it, I will. It was my first attempt at a garmet with sleeves. The biggest I have done in the past was shawls.
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LadyInRed
True Blue Farmgirl

6655 Posts

PeggyAnn
Vancouver WA
USA
6655 Posts

Posted - Sep 01 2010 :  9:57:27 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Frannie and Betty Jo ... I am glad that you are both doing so much better with your cancer. You are so amazing! And I love your strength and positive energy. It is a testimony to us all on survival and life. Thank You...you have touched my heart in ways you can't know.

blessings,
~peggy

Lady In Red
http://ladyinredsite.blogspot.com

A "SMILE" Should Be A Woman's First Accessory, Then Her Purse, Shoes, and Bling! ~p.smith
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frannie
True Blue Farmgirl

2246 Posts

fran
bonham texas
USA
2246 Posts

Posted - Sep 01 2010 :  11:44:24 PM  Show Profile  Send frannie a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
betty, you are so right, ah patience. please keep us posted on your trip to visit your grandaughter. that visit will be the best medicine of all.
shirley, cant wait to see some pics. i use photobucket to post my pics here and once you do it , it is pretty easy.
peggy, thanks for the sweet words, and you touch my heart as well.
this site as been a very big blessing to me, before and during,my illness.

love
frannie in texas
home of "green"crafts,
where no scrap is left behind
(http://abunnystale.wordpress.com/)
www.angeltree.etsy.com


check out the farm at:
www.localharvest.org/farms/M24434
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kittykill
True Blue Farmgirl

608 Posts

Pam
Portland or
USA
608 Posts

Posted - Sep 02 2010 :  7:01:57 PM  Show Profile  Send kittykill an AOL message  Send kittykill a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
Here is the jacket I did for my friend. I wanted the border to look like a frame.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/7528267@N02/4953073670/

I just finished another craft video too.
http://www.craftster.org/blog/?p=10620

www.fasterkittykill.blogspot.com


Edited by - kittykill on Sep 02 2010 7:05:27 PM
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knittinchick
True Blue Farmgirl

1854 Posts

Megan
Wisconsin
1854 Posts

Posted - Sep 02 2010 :  7:28:43 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Okay, I know it's been a while since I posted on here, but I'm going to try and start posting and working more often! Today I'm trying to figure out what I'm making for Christmas gifts.
God's Blessings,
Megan aka Loretta Rae

At heart, I am both a sassy city girl and a down-home country gal.

The dictionary is the only place where success comes before work.
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gentlewoman farmer
True Blue Farmgirl

66 Posts

Judy
Bakersfield Ca
USA
66 Posts

Posted - Sep 02 2010 :  10:41:34 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
KittyKill, I love the pocket. Where could I get the embroidery pattern? Do you color the cloth in some places? If so, what do you use. I have wanted to do something like this for a while. Yours looks great. Also, to my farm sisters recovering from cancer, hang in there. I just completed my second breast cancer bout in 10 years. The second time was easier, and this time I am not wasting my time being sad because I am so tired all the time I will get stronger, and so will you. Just let you heart go and craft anything you mind can think of, even if you have no place to put it or any use for it. Just GOOOOO!

Be good to yourself and be good to this earth.
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