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debbieklann
Sharpshooter/Schoolmarm

701 Posts

Debbie
Madras OR
USA
701 Posts

Posted - Jul 20 2020 :  06:56:11 AM  Show Profile
Krista, your cross stitch turned out great! Hope your new supplies arrive today...exciting!

Debbie Klann
Farmgirl Sister #770
2018 Farmgirl of the Year

"Well behaved women seldom make history"....Laurel Thatcher Ulrich
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MaryJanesNiece
True Blue Farmgirl

5961 Posts

Krista
Utah
USA
5961 Posts

Posted - Jul 20 2020 :  12:09:13 PM  Show Profile
Debbie, Iím still waiting... but I have been checking my front door every half hour to see if it has arrived lol!

Sara, I am drawn into your story and like Winnie, I would love to read it once itís completed. Iím already curious as to who done it!

Terri, thank you! Iím excited to share my progress with my next cross stitch. Iím also eyeing the origami badge. I may start that one as well.

Great job Winnie! Iím intrigued by the sounds of the weather badge. Iím going to grab my book out and see what itís all about.

Krista
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jillyd
True Blue Farmgirl

698 Posts

Jill
Saanichton British Columbia
Canada
698 Posts

Posted - Jul 21 2020 :  12:48:36 PM  Show Profile
Great work everyone! Krista, I love your unicorn. I did one for one of my daughters years ago as one of my first cross-stitch projects. Sara, I would love to read your book, once you are finished writing. It sounds intriguing so far! Well done on your weather badge Winnie! I'd like to do that one too, there's so many that I would like to do if only I had the time. I think I could finish the intermediate fitness one now.


Jill
Farmgirl #6748

"When life gets super crazy, do your art. It helps you remember the exquisite, imaginary, delightful, lovely side of what is otherwise sometimes a bit much" Sylvia Olsen
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MaryJanesNiece
True Blue Farmgirl

5961 Posts

Krista
Utah
USA
5961 Posts

Posted - Jul 22 2020 :  1:01:34 PM  Show Profile
I finally got my package and started on my next cross stitch project. It took me a minute to get my hoop around the fabric and make sure it was correct. After starting a few stitches I found that I needed to fold the pattern paper up to the section Iím working on because I kept losing my place. This project wonít be simple, but Iím excited to work on it.

Krista
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YellowRose
True Blue Farmgirl

6428 Posts

Sara
Paris TX
USA
6428 Posts

Posted - Jul 23 2020 :  05:17:16 AM  Show Profile
Had laptop problems but now I'm up and going again. Winnie, Krista, and Jill thanks for your sweet and encouraging words. Hope to write a little today.

Krista, have fun with your new cross-stitch project.

Jill, let us know when you finish the intermediate fitness badge Good luck.

Sara~~~ FarmGirl Sister #6034 8/25/14
FarmGirl of the Month Sept 2015. & Feb 2019

Lord put your arm around my shoulders and your hand over my mouth.


Edited by - YellowRose on Jul 23 2020 05:17:55 AM
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MaryJanesNiece
True Blue Farmgirl

5961 Posts

Krista
Utah
USA
5961 Posts

Posted - Jul 24 2020 :  11:59:51 AM  Show Profile
This cross stitch project has so many colors that are very similar in shade that I am struggling to keep track of what Iím doing. So my progression is very slow. This project may have been to hard for my next level. But I will make sure I finish it.

Krista
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jillyd
True Blue Farmgirl

698 Posts

Jill
Saanichton British Columbia
Canada
698 Posts

Posted - Jul 24 2020 :  5:17:58 PM  Show Profile
Krista, you may have already thought of this, but when I was doing hard patterns I would use a highlighter to cross out the stitches I had completed. I also did all of one colour at a time and that way, didn't have to keep changing colours as often. Good luck! What is the image this time?

Jill
Farmgirl #6748

"When life gets super crazy, do your art. It helps you remember the exquisite, imaginary, delightful, lovely side of what is otherwise sometimes a bit much" Sylvia Olsen
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churunga
True Blue Farmgirl

3877 Posts

Marie
Minneapolis MN
USA
3877 Posts

Posted - Jul 24 2020 :  6:16:10 PM  Show Profile
Many kits have a colour name and the number of pieces. If there is confusion, check that. To keep them separated and neat, punch as many holes about 1" apart on the edge of a piece of card, draw the colour symbol next to a hole and store the appropriate floss next to it. This takes some time and is so worth it.

Marie
Sister #5142
Farmgirl of the Month May 2014

Try everything once and the fun things twice.
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StitchinWitch
True Blue Farmgirl

1974 Posts

Judith
Galt CA
USA
1974 Posts

Posted - Jul 26 2020 :  12:51:49 PM  Show Profile
I just found this section of the chat room. I guess this is where I'm supposed to share what I've learned. I've been working on badges a lot lately, taking a rest from sewing, although I've been doing the sewing badges too. I found more to do since getting the handy dandy badge planner. Today I'm enjoying working on the Languages/Culture badage. My influential person is the Mexican artist Frida Kahlo.
What a life she led, starting out with three strikes against her: scoliosis, spina bifida, and polio. She began drawing in childhood. In her teens she was in a horrible streetcar accident with a pole clear through her. She started painting laying in bed while recovering. Her sometimes surrealistic art often reflects her pain and some have pre-Columbian and religious influences. She paints in a bright colorful, folkloric style that is all her own and painted many self portraits. She married Diego Rivera, another Mexican artist and became involved in Socialism and Communism which influenced some of her paintings. I enjoy looking at paintings on the art gallery of the internet.

Judith

7932
Happiness is Homemade
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MaryJanesNiece
True Blue Farmgirl

5961 Posts

Krista
Utah
USA
5961 Posts

Posted - Jul 27 2020 :  1:31:12 PM  Show Profile
Actually Jill I hadnít thought of that. That is an excellent idea. Thank you for the tip.

Marie, I have already done that with little baggies, itís more of when they are already stitched on the fabric. They play tricks on my eyes.

Judith, thank you for sharing about Frida Kahlo. I will have to check out her artwork. It sounds beautiful.

Here is a current picture of my new cross stitch. Many many more stitches to go.



Krista
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KnyttWytch
True Blue Farmgirl

75 Posts

Hilary
Cambridge Cambridgeshire
United Kingdom
75 Posts

Posted - Jul 27 2020 :  1:39:10 PM  Show Profile
Sorry for the language on this - but this is my cross stitch at the moment! Ah apparently as it is rude it will not let me post it - shall we just say it is from Subverstive Cross Stitch and says "STAY THE FLIP HOME" only the word isn't FLIP



#6958 Disabled knitter and stitcher (lover of real food!)

Edited by - KnyttWytch on Jul 29 2020 10:06:29 AM
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churunga
True Blue Farmgirl

3877 Posts

Marie
Minneapolis MN
USA
3877 Posts

Posted - Jul 27 2020 :  1:55:51 PM  Show Profile
The Cross Stitch Guy has many patterns just like that one. He has a show on Love Crafts.


Marie
Sister #5142
Farmgirl of the Month May 2014

Try everything once and the fun things twice.

Edited by - churunga on Jul 27 2020 1:56:23 PM
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KnyttWytch
True Blue Farmgirl

75 Posts

Hilary
Cambridge Cambridgeshire
United Kingdom
75 Posts

Posted - Jul 27 2020 :  2:05:44 PM  Show Profile
quote:
Originally posted by churunga

The Cross Stitch Guy has many patterns just like that one. He has a show on Love Crafts.


Marie
Sister #5142
Farmgirl of the Month May 2014

Try everything once and the fun things twice.



oooh that could be good to know!

#6958 Disabled knitter and stitcher (lover of real food!)
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StitchinWitch
True Blue Farmgirl

1974 Posts

Judith
Galt CA
USA
1974 Posts

Posted - Jul 28 2020 :  1:09:38 PM  Show Profile
I'm working on the Cleaning Up badge and wold like to hostess a shopping bag swap if there is enough interest. These would be homemade reusable shopping bags. I know many places aren't letting you use your own bags during covid19 but it won't last forever and when it ends we could all be ready with pretty new bags.
Is anyone interested?

Judith

7932
Happiness is Homemade
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churunga
True Blue Farmgirl

3877 Posts

Marie
Minneapolis MN
USA
3877 Posts

Posted - Jul 28 2020 :  2:20:52 PM  Show Profile
I am. I have some beautiful fabric ready to go.

Marie
Sister #5142
Farmgirl of the Month May 2014

Try everything once and the fun things twice.

Edited by - churunga on Jul 28 2020 2:21:48 PM
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StitchinWitch
True Blue Farmgirl

1974 Posts

Judith
Galt CA
USA
1974 Posts

Posted - Jul 28 2020 :  6:53:28 PM  Show Profile
Hi Marie -- I think I'll do it when I get the found word swap off the ground this weekend. At the very least there will be two of us :-)

Judith

7932
Happiness is Homemade
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MaryJanesNiece
True Blue Farmgirl

5961 Posts

Krista
Utah
USA
5961 Posts

Posted - Jul 29 2020 :  11:58:33 AM  Show Profile
Jill, I took a highlighter to my pattern yesterday and crossed out what I had already done and then continued to use it as a progressed. Made a huge difference for me. Felt like I was moving smoothly along. Thank you so very much.

Krista
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KnyttWytch
True Blue Farmgirl

75 Posts

Hilary
Cambridge Cambridgeshire
United Kingdom
75 Posts

Posted - Jul 29 2020 :  12:28:31 PM  Show Profile
Does anyone know if needlepoint is included in any of the crafting badges?

#6958 Disabled knitter and stitcher (lover of real food!)
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StitchinWitch
True Blue Farmgirl

1974 Posts

Judith
Galt CA
USA
1974 Posts

Posted - Jul 29 2020 :  12:37:57 PM  Show Profile
I don't see a separate needlepoint badge but I think you could use the Nellie-Will-Do badge for needlepoint

Judith

7932
Happiness is Homemade
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StitchinWitch
True Blue Farmgirl

1974 Posts

Judith
Galt CA
USA
1974 Posts

Posted - Jul 29 2020 :  12:40:22 PM  Show Profile
That brings up another question: Can you do several Nellie badges for different needlework activities that aren't covered elsewhere, like needlepoint, rug hooking, upholstery, etc.?

Judith

7932
Happiness is Homemade
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KnyttWytch
True Blue Farmgirl

75 Posts

Hilary
Cambridge Cambridgeshire
United Kingdom
75 Posts

Posted - Jul 29 2020 :  1:10:44 PM  Show Profile
quote:
Originally posted by StitchinWitch

I don't see a separate needlepoint badge but I think you could use the Nellie-Will-Do badge for needlepoint

Judith

7932
Happiness is Homemade



Thank you! I didn't even think about looking at that one

#6958 Disabled knitter and stitcher (lover of real food!)
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YellowRose
True Blue Farmgirl

6428 Posts

Sara
Paris TX
USA
6428 Posts

Posted - Jul 30 2020 :  05:52:57 AM  Show Profile
Congratulations Winnie on achieving all three weather badges. Well done.



Sara~~~ FarmGirl Sister #6034 8/25/14
FarmGirl of the Month Sept 2015. & Feb 2019

Lord put your arm around my shoulders & your hand over my mouth.
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jillyd
True Blue Farmgirl

698 Posts

Jill
Saanichton British Columbia
Canada
698 Posts

Posted - Jul 30 2020 :  11:18:50 AM  Show Profile
I just submitted for the beginner level Farmgirl grammar. It sounds dull, but at this late point, I'm getting interested. In school, I hated doing grammar and could see no point as I could write clearly. Now that I am teaching ESL and having to explain it to students, I'm having to look things up to be able to explain clearly and am learning a lot that either I was never taught, or didn't learn. I used a word a day app to come up with uncommon words. I've been creating sentences with those words.

Jill
Farmgirl #6748

"When life gets super crazy, do your art. It helps you remember the exquisite, imaginary, delightful, lovely side of what is otherwise sometimes a bit much" Sylvia Olsen
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Tchr66
True Blue Farmgirl

435 Posts

Terri
Clarington Ohio
USA
435 Posts

Posted - Jul 30 2020 :  12:07:30 PM  Show Profile
I am working on the Readin, 'Writin', and Rythmatic badge now. I got the Readin' part finished. I never thought the writin' part would be such a challenge. But I am moving along ever so slowly. With the help of the sisters here, I received the nudge I needed,

As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord
Joshua 24:15
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jillyd
True Blue Farmgirl

698 Posts

Jill
Saanichton British Columbia
Canada
698 Posts

Posted - Jul 30 2020 :  4:09:06 PM  Show Profile
I just put in for my beginner spinning badge too. I've been carding and spinning wool for years, so it was just a matter of writing it up.

Jill
Farmgirl #6748

"When life gets super crazy, do your art. It helps you remember the exquisite, imaginary, delightful, lovely side of what is otherwise sometimes a bit much" Sylvia Olsen
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