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frannie
True Blue Farmgirl

2246 Posts

fran
bonham texas
USA
2246 Posts

Posted - Oct 12 2010 :  1:48:05 PM  Show Profile  Send frannie a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
i have mentioned on another post how much i have enjoyed the maryjane farmgirl magazine for oct-nov.
it is full of so many ideas and crafts, and i was really inspired by the baskets on pg. 75.
i have had these scrap baskets before, and have always meant to make some, and the pics and instructions provided in the magazine really got me motivated. these baskets are small, but i hope to make them in all different sizes.



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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Karrieann
True Blue Farmgirl

1900 Posts

Karrieann
Northeast Georgia
USA
1900 Posts

Posted - Oct 12 2010 :  3:22:19 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
... I have made these type of baskets years and years ago.. love'd them then.. still lov'em! They fun! Those are cute, Frannie!!!!

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 - Oct 12 2010 :  3:26:42 PM  Show Profile  Send frannie a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
thanks, karrieann, i am having fun with them, not getting much housework done, though,hehehehe.
have you done any more of your pretty tatting. wish i could do that!

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

6657 Posts

PeggyAnn
Vancouver WA
USA
6657 Posts

Posted - Oct 13 2010 :  12:25:00 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Frannie...I have made those years ago too and just loved them. Gave them as gifts and do you know I didn't keep one for myself. May just have to make myself another one! Yours are just Lovely! Great Color combinations!
When I saw those in the magazine this time...it brought back some very pleasant memories of working on those.

Thanks for showing us your talent and how great they turned out. Very Inspiring!

Hugs & Blessings,
~peggy

Lady In Red
http://ladyinredsite.blogspot.com
http://pegsmiles7.wordpress.com

"I'm only as strong as the caffeine I drink, the hair-spray I use and the Girlfriends that I have."

Edited by - LadyInRed on Oct 13 2010 12:26:11 AM
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frannie
True Blue Farmgirl

2246 Posts

fran
bonham texas
USA
2246 Posts

Posted - Oct 13 2010 :  07:56:55 AM  Show Profile  Send frannie a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
thanks ladies, i am having great fun making these, but as i said, not so good on the housework. there are alot, ALOT of wonderful items in the magazine this time. lots of inspiration there for sure.

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

6657 Posts

PeggyAnn
Vancouver WA
USA
6657 Posts

Posted - Oct 13 2010 :  08:22:58 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Oh Frannie...house work is always there waiting for us! Creativity must be used while one is inspired!
So, no guilt Farmgirl Friend! Enjoy, and continue to inspire others through your talents.

Hugs,
~peggy

Lady In Red
http://ladyinredsite.blogspot.com
http://pegsmiles7.wordpress.com

"I'm only as strong as the caffeine I drink, the hair-spray I use and the Girlfriends that I have."
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frannie
True Blue Farmgirl

2246 Posts

fran
bonham texas
USA
2246 Posts

Posted - Oct 13 2010 :  09:48:44 AM  Show Profile  Send frannie a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
thanks peggy, i love your attitude!

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

6657 Posts

PeggyAnn
Vancouver WA
USA
6657 Posts

Posted - Oct 14 2010 :  12:25:20 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi Juanita...good to hear from you. Tell your Stepson that we APPRECIATE HIS SERVICE for our Country! We know those men and women are going through a lot of tough stuff over there for our Freedom over here.

Hope you and Charlie have a great Vacation. Relax and enjoy each other and whatever you are going to do.
My DH, myself, my youngest DS and his girlfriend are headed to the Oregon Coast in one more day...we are
all looking forward to enjoying each other's company and the Ocean.

Blessings dear friend,
~peggy

Lady In Red
http://ladyinredsite.blogspot.com
http://pegsmiles7.wordpress.com

"I'm only as strong as the caffeine I drink, the hair-spray I use and the Girlfriends that I have."

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violetrose
True Blue Farmgirl

960 Posts

Ruth
Epworth GA
USA
960 Posts

Posted - Oct 14 2010 :  3:36:24 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Karrieann, That tatted doily is beautiful! You do amazing work, you really do. I am blessed to have a little piece of it too! Thanks so much
Hugs, Ruth

Farmgirl Sister # 1738

God loves each one of us as if there were only one of us!

St. Augustine
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LadyInRed
True Blue Farmgirl

6657 Posts

PeggyAnn
Vancouver WA
USA
6657 Posts

Posted - Oct 14 2010 :  5:10:20 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Today I am working on "Forgiveness". It doesn't always look pretty while I am working on it
but usually the end result is breathtakingly Beautiful! A lot like Karrieann's Tatting!

Blessings,
~Peggy

Lady In Red
http://ladyinredsite.blogspot.com
http://pegsmiles7.wordpress.com

"I'm only as strong as the caffeine I drink, the hair-spray I use and the Girlfriends that I have."
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BarbaraJean
Farmgirl in Training

11 Posts

Barb
Olmsted Falls Ohio
USA
11 Posts

Posted - Oct 18 2010 :  07:22:02 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
HI Juanita...I am Crocheting a Blanket for a young man that just went to Iraq...He lived with us for a while and is like a son to me...I want to send it to him while he is away so he knows how much we love him...I wonder how you stay positive and not worry about your stepson all the time....
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kittykill
True Blue Farmgirl

608 Posts

Pam
Portland or
USA
608 Posts

Posted - Oct 25 2010 :  4:19:45 PM  Show Profile  Send kittykill an AOL message  Send kittykill a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
I've been working on Christmas cross stitches. Here are two that I just finished
http://www.flickr.com/photos/7528267@N02/5116019684/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/7528267@N02/5115420051/in/photostream/

www.fasterkittykill.blogspot.com

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knittinchick
True Blue Farmgirl

1854 Posts

Megan
Wisconsin
1854 Posts

Posted - Oct 25 2010 :  5:11:06 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I have been working on a new endeavor using yarn made of plastic bags. I'm making a recyled reusable shopping bag. It's in the beginning stages! I'm also crocheting an Italian flag for my Nana for Christmas.
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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LadyInRed
True Blue Farmgirl

6657 Posts

PeggyAnn
Vancouver WA
USA
6657 Posts

Posted - Oct 25 2010 :  9:01:01 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Like your cross stitch Pam!!!!

Megan I started saving plastic bags to make those...but they took up too much
space in my little Apt. so had to toss them all. Post a picture when you get
it done.

Today I have been answering phones all day. Lots of Birthday Wishes...which makes
me feel loved!

blessings,
~peggy

Farmgirl #1326
http://ladyinredsite.blogspot.com
http://pegsmiles7.wordpress.com
http://www.sunshinefarmgirlcoop.com/PeggySmithsStudio.html#
"I'm only as strong as the caffeine I drink, the hair-spray I use and the Girlfriends that I have."
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bellagirl
True Blue Farmgirl

129 Posts

Carmen
Holland MI
USA
129 Posts

Posted - Oct 26 2010 :  08:31:07 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Good Morning Ladies,
Due to horrific winds and thunderstorms today, I'm going to start an applique quilt called "Primitive Garden". Since I love to garden and can't at the moment due to foot surgery, I decided to garden on fabric!
Carmen
MJFG #1443

Blessings from Heaven and Earth
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bobbinrobin
True Blue Farmgirl

590 Posts

Sharon
Newman Lake WA
USA
590 Posts

Posted - Oct 26 2010 :  08:38:55 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I love appliquing Carmen. Please post a picture of your Primitive Garden during and after construction. Sounds like a good plan while the weather gets colder.

How beautiful a day can be when kindness touches it. -G. Elliston

www.sharnymcclarny.etsy.com
www.bobbinrobin.etsy.com
www.sharnymcclarny.blogspot.com
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jill skane
True Blue Farmgirl

690 Posts

jill lillian
stacyville maine
USA
690 Posts

Posted - Oct 26 2010 :  08:48:02 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Peggy, I find that flattening the bags, the folding them into 4ths the long way then folding them from the bottom up about 6 times the take up less space I put a rubber band to hold them all together. I recycle them for all kinds of things, the bottom of waste baskets, garbage, trash, my husband double bags his mice when he catches them to trow into trash.
Jill Lillian
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bellagirl
True Blue Farmgirl

129 Posts

Carmen
Holland MI
USA
129 Posts

Posted - Oct 26 2010 :  09:40:45 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi Sharon,
I would love to post a picture,however my digital camera died. I'm hoping Santa will bring me a new one. Then if I can figure out how to post it....will be another issue. LOL
Carmen
MJFG #1443

Blessings from Heaven and Earth
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Karrieann
True Blue Farmgirl

1900 Posts

Karrieann
Northeast Georgia
USA
1900 Posts

Posted - Oct 26 2010 :  10:11:44 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
... still tatting away here. Just about finishing up on this one. It is the largest one that I have created so far... plus thread size does play in that role. Using size 10, where as I was using size 20 prior. This doily will be going to a Farmgirl.. since it is part of our barter agreement.


I enjoy reading everyone's "doings" Everyone is talented!!!!

Karrieann ~ Farmgirl Sister #766 (29 Sept 2009)

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

129 Posts

Carmen
Holland MI
USA
129 Posts

Posted - Oct 26 2010 :  10:33:00 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi Sharon,
To view the "Primitive Garden" finished quilt go to: www.cottonpatchfabrics.com
Click on: on-line store, scroll down to the 24th row, go to the box labeled "BOM patterns only" 3rd from the left, click to open. It's in the second row, 1st pattern. Click to open for a larger view.
Carmen
MJFG #1443

Blessings from Heaven and Earth
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bobbinrobin
True Blue Farmgirl

590 Posts

Sharon
Newman Lake WA
USA
590 Posts

Posted - Oct 26 2010 :  10:40:59 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks Carmen ... I will try to follow your directions. Just listed this "hogettes chorus line" tea towel in my sharnymcclarny etsy shop.


How beautiful a day can be when kindness touches it. -G. Elliston

www.sharnymcclarny.etsy.com
www.bobbinrobin.etsy.com
www.sharnymcclarny.blogspot.com
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LadyInRed
True Blue Farmgirl

6657 Posts

PeggyAnn
Vancouver WA
USA
6657 Posts

Posted - Oct 26 2010 :  3:24:23 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Jill...Some People are just so smart...I never would have thought of folding them down like that. dah! That would definitely be a space saver. (now that I've thrown them all away) but I guess there are plenty more where those came from. Though I have mostly switched over to the big shopping bags now...that you purchase at most stores. They are very sturdy and I like knowing I am not mucking up our land-fills any more than we already do. But I did want to try making one of those bags...so who knows maybe I still will.

Sharon...love your little piggy chorus line!!! I so want to get into some more embroidery work...but right now I am making Christmas Ornaments for the Women in my Sr. Estates. A couple of us like to make everyone a little something each Christmas! So they know someone truly cares. I am making a plastic canvas star...that has sort of a quilted affect when I am done with it. They are cute and country looking!

The weather is lending it's self beautifully to crafting and not much else. Wet and wild here! Lots of snow in the Mountains. Which will make the Skiers Happy!

Blessings,
~peggy

Farmgirl #1326
http://ladyinredsite.blogspot.com
http://pegsmiles7.wordpress.com
http://www.sunshinefarmgirlcoop.com/PeggySmithsStudio.html#
"I'm only as strong as the caffeine I drink, the hair-spray I use and the Girlfriends that I have."
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treelady
True Blue Farmgirl

1895 Posts

Julie
Medina ND
USA
1895 Posts

Posted - Oct 27 2010 :  08:54:49 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Oh Sharon, I love your towel! Where did you find the cute transfer!!! The weather is keeping me inside today so hope to finish up my turkey dishclothes.


Julie

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

590 Posts

Sharon
Newman Lake WA
USA
590 Posts

Posted - Oct 27 2010 :  2:09:41 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi Julie ~ The pig design was one I found years ago. Can't even remember when. I enlarged it, put it on the light table and traced it three times with a disappearing pen. S

How beautiful a day can be when kindness touches it. -G. Elliston

www.sharnymcclarny.etsy.com
www.bobbinrobin.etsy.com
www.sharnymcclarny.blogspot.com
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knittinchick
True Blue Farmgirl

1854 Posts

Megan
Wisconsin
1854 Posts

Posted - Oct 27 2010 :  7:30:24 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Sharon, that is the cutest towel! Haven't had time to do knitting, but have been able to crochet a little bit here and there!
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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