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churunga
True Blue Farmgirl

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Marie
Minneapolis MN
USA
3672 Posts

Posted - Jun 04 2021 :  6:41:19 PM  Show Profile
Embroidery is the best option especially for a small project. For a larger project, such as a blanket, I would make a chart and pick up the colors of the initials as one crochets.

Marie
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Farmgirl of the Month May 2014

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

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Krista
Utah
USA
4871 Posts

Posted - Jun 07 2021 :  1:43:44 PM  Show Profile
Marie, how would I embroider it on the crochet?

Krista
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churunga
True Blue Farmgirl

3672 Posts

Marie
Minneapolis MN
USA
3672 Posts

Posted - Jun 07 2021 :  2:04:12 PM  Show Profile
Just make an educated guess about where you want it and sew it on. Or if it is preferred, measure the area and sew on some evenly spaces grid lines with a contrasting color and follow a drawing or graph. It is also easy to count the rows on a finished project and mark off a space for the initials. I would use a chain stitch in yarn if it needs to be curly and a satin stitch to make block letters. Be aware that counting and measuring carefully is the key to a successful result.

Marie
Sister #5142
Farmgirl of the Month May 2014

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JeanP
True Blue Farmgirl

784 Posts

Jean
Deary ID
USA
784 Posts

Posted - Jun 14 2021 :  5:16:01 PM  Show Profile

I've been busy in my studio working on a patriotic bench pillow for the swing on my front porch. Seven blocks with top and bottom borders. Here are the first two blocks . . . only five to go
jean

"However difficult life may seem, there is always something you can do and succeed at."
. . . .Stephen Hawking
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churunga
True Blue Farmgirl

3672 Posts

Marie
Minneapolis MN
USA
3672 Posts

Posted - Jun 14 2021 :  7:07:54 PM  Show Profile
I'm working on a redo of the bathmat I made earlier. To make the spiral lay flat and not come apart, I used t-shirt yarn to make slip stitches all the way around the braid. Using these as a foundation, I am now single stitching the braid into a spiral.



Marie
Sister #5142
Farmgirl of the Month May 2014

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Dreamer42
True Blue Farmgirl

1787 Posts

April
Central Oregon
USA
1787 Posts

Posted - Jun 15 2021 :  4:43:50 PM  Show Profile
Jean! Darling quilt blocks! Please share a photo of your porch when all complete and decorated!

Marie, Very creative, love the soft colors of your bath mat too! I've seen this on pinterest, was wondering how to make one!!

Dreamer42
Farmgirl Sister #7038
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katmom
True Blue Farmgirl

15114 Posts

Grace
WACAL Gal WashCalif.
USA
15114 Posts

Posted - Jun 15 2021 :  10:20:52 PM  Show Profile
Everyone has been having fun being creative..

,, I did manage to deco some T-shirts for my grands..

I machine embroidered their t-shirts and for the girls, I fringed the hem a la 1970's...

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

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quiltee
True Blue Farmgirl

6415 Posts

Linda
Terrell TX
USA
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Posted - Jun 15 2021 :  10:27:23 PM  Show Profile  Send quiltee a Yahoo! Message
Cute blocks, Jean. I love patriotic blocks. Are you designing them yourself?

Farmgirl hugs,
Linda
Terrell, TX

Farm girl #1919
Farm Girl of the Month August 2015 and April 2017


"Women are Angels, and when someone breaks our wings, we simply continue to fly . . . on a broomstick - we're flexible, like that."
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levisgrammy
True Blue Farmgirl

7889 Posts

Denise
Ohio
USA
7889 Posts

Posted - Jun 16 2021 :  07:14:33 AM  Show Profile
Jean those blocks are adorable!
I just love Patriotic and Americana things! Your bench will look fabulous.

~Denise
Sister #43~1/18/2007

"I am a bookaholic and I have no desire to be cured."

"Home is where we find comfort, security, memories, friendship, hospitality, and above all, family. It is the place that deserves our commitment and loyalty." William J. Bennett

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atkinst2
True Blue Farmgirl

724 Posts

Theresa
Canal Winchester OH
USA
724 Posts

Posted - Jun 16 2021 :  07:30:07 AM  Show Profile
I am so far behind on reading all the posts I may never catch up. You ladies are such a gift with all your talents. What wonderful projects.

This year has been incredibly painful for me that it has taken me this long to get it together enough to get back to my ole self. (not there yet but working hard on it) I do not wish to depress ya all, I'll just say it has been a year of loss. But I am getting there.

So, thank all of you for such inspiration.

There is never a road so long that there isn't a curve in it.
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MaryJanesNiece
True Blue Farmgirl

4871 Posts

Krista
Utah
USA
4871 Posts

Posted - Jun 16 2021 :  12:23:31 PM  Show Profile
Jean, those blocks look great. I canít wait to see them completed.

Marie, I hope your new bathmat is working out better.

Grace, those shirts are cute. I bet the grandkids will love them. Especially the fringe.

Theresa, Iím so sorry to hear itís been a rough year. I hope things get better soon. Sending you many hugs.

Krista
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katmom
True Blue Farmgirl

15114 Posts

Grace
WACAL Gal WashCalif.
USA
15114 Posts

Posted - Jun 16 2021 :  12:31:01 PM  Show Profile
Theresa,, sending you Hugz...

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

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

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katmom
True Blue Farmgirl

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Grace
WACAL Gal WashCalif.
USA
15114 Posts

Posted - Jun 16 2021 :  12:35:39 PM  Show Profile
Marie and Krista...

I spotted this cute book at the Library ...
This is so up your crocheting alley...




There are other goodies in the book... wedding cake, fruits and Veggies.. and even an Olive! heeheehee!

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

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

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JeanP
True Blue Farmgirl

784 Posts

Jean
Deary ID
USA
784 Posts

Posted - Jun 16 2021 :  8:09:03 PM  Show Profile
Oh my, aren't those crochet treats just too adorable. Betcha see Krista turning out some of them soon.
Got two more blocks done for my bench pillow. Only three to go . . .

"However difficult life may seem, there is always something you can do and succeed at."
. . . .Stephen Hawking
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katmom
True Blue Farmgirl

15114 Posts

Grace
WACAL Gal WashCalif.
USA
15114 Posts

Posted - Jun 16 2021 :  10:56:22 PM  Show Profile
Jean,, just Adorbs!...
the big question.. will you let anyone 'sit' on them? hahaha!


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

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

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atkinst2
True Blue Farmgirl

724 Posts

Theresa
Canal Winchester OH
USA
724 Posts

Posted - Jun 17 2021 :  06:25:00 AM  Show Profile
Thank you Grace and Krista.

Jean, those blocks are just too darn cute! That pillow is going to be the bomb!

Grace, those crochet food are cute.... love the tomato!

There is never a road so long that there isn't a curve in it.
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JeanP
True Blue Farmgirl

784 Posts

Jean
Deary ID
USA
784 Posts

Posted - Jun 17 2021 :  09:07:05 AM  Show Profile
Thanks farmgirls. This bench pillow is so fun to make. Wait till you see it after its assembled, the embellishments added and the fairy lights put on. Kimberbell patterns are simply the greatest!!! Awesome patterns that come in two different processes --sewing version for those who don't have embroidery machines and machine embroidery versions. And Kimberbell has recently released a line of quilting patterns where each design comes in 28 different sizes. So I have been able to pre-quilt these blocks in the hoop before the applique and embroidery are done. Too too cool.
Dear Theresa . . . one of these projects might be good therapy for you. It certainly helps me make lemonade from those sour lemons. Hang in there girl . . .
Farmgirl hugs,
jean


"However difficult life may seem, there is always something you can do and succeed at."
. . . .Stephen Hawking

Edited by - JeanP on Jun 17 2021 09:11:45 AM
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isewbernina
True Blue Farmgirl

203 Posts

Kathy
Salina KS
USA
203 Posts

Posted - Jun 17 2021 :  11:52:04 AM  Show Profile
I am playing catch-up for my swaps. I have been really sick for the past week and a half. Hopefully this weekend will see it all finished. I hated not being on time but I am somewhat better now.
Kathy

ďKindness is Free, Sprinkle that Stuff Everywhere.Ē

"I was cut out to be rich but I was sewn up wrong"
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DesignsByJennMiller
True Blue Farmgirl

50 Posts

Jennifer
marlin Washington
USA
50 Posts

Posted - Jun 17 2021 :  4:18:58 PM  Show Profile
Hey everyone! I've been MIA for a long time, took a much needed unplugged hiatus. I missed interacting here so much! I've been quite busy working on many projects and wanted to share my most current one. This will be a gift for a friend when it is all finished. This is a original pattern from a pattern book circa 1983 from Hallmark so it lacks the finer detail of today's cross stitch patterns, but still fun and the recipient is a HUGE 80's stuff fan so he's going to love it!


Jenn M.
FarmGirl Sisterhood #6804
https://www.etsy.com/shop/DesignsByJennMiller
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MaryJanesNiece
True Blue Farmgirl

4871 Posts

Krista
Utah
USA
4871 Posts

Posted - Jun 18 2021 :  08:29:29 AM  Show Profile
Jennifer, isn't that rainbow Brite? Its so cute!

Jean, the old fashioned truck one is so cute!

Grace, those foods are so adorable! And I bet they would be so fun to make. I will definitely have to check something like that out!

Krista
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MaryJanesNiece
True Blue Farmgirl

4871 Posts

Krista
Utah
USA
4871 Posts

Posted - Jun 18 2021 :  09:09:27 AM  Show Profile
Jennifer, isn't that rainbow Brite? Its so cute!

Jean, the old fashioned truck one is so cute!

Grace, those foods are so adorable! And I bet they would be so fun to make. I will definitely have to check something like that out!

Krista
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atkinst2
True Blue Farmgirl

724 Posts

Theresa
Canal Winchester OH
USA
724 Posts

Posted - Jun 18 2021 :  10:38:04 AM  Show Profile
Jennifer, that is so cute! Please be sure to post a photo when done

Jean, Thank you so much for the encouraging words. Am working on some projects to help. I am taking art therapy to help and doing art surely does help.

There is never a road so long that there isn't a curve in it.
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churunga
True Blue Farmgirl

3672 Posts

Marie
Minneapolis MN
USA
3672 Posts

Posted - Jun 18 2021 :  3:06:21 PM  Show Profile
I finished the bathmat made from old towels and t-shirt yarn.



Marie
Sister #5142
Farmgirl of the Month May 2014

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atkinst2
True Blue Farmgirl

724 Posts

Theresa
Canal Winchester OH
USA
724 Posts

Posted - Jun 18 2021 :  6:15:47 PM  Show Profile
Very nice Marie. Was it hard to do?

There is never a road so long that there isn't a curve in it.
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churunga
True Blue Farmgirl

3672 Posts

Marie
Minneapolis MN
USA
3672 Posts

Posted - Jun 18 2021 :  7:04:01 PM  Show Profile
When I washed it the first time, it came apart. I rethought the construction and decided that this way would be more secure. I'll have to wash it again before I know for certain.

Marie
Sister #5142
Farmgirl of the Month May 2014

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