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quiltee
True Blue Farmgirl

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Linda
Terrell TX
USA
6415 Posts

Posted - Aug 25 2021 :  09:03:05 AM  Show Profile  Send quiltee a Yahoo! Message
That's such a cute rain chain. You sure do have a lot of junque! Good junque!

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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katmom
True Blue Farmgirl

15114 Posts

Grace
WACAL Gal WashCalif.
USA
15114 Posts

Posted - Aug 25 2021 :  09:46:08 AM  Show Profile
Oops, quiltee, my bad!! I didn't space
My photos so it looks like a rain chain, but it is actually a melodic wind chime.


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Happiness is being a katmom and Glamping Diva!

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

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StitchinWitch
True Blue Farmgirl

1662 Posts

Judith
Galt CA
USA
1662 Posts

Posted - Aug 25 2021 :  11:55:22 AM  Show Profile
Nice windchimes -- how do they sound? Dad used to go to flea markets and buy old silverware and make things with it like wind chimes and napkin holders. When he passed us girls got boxes of old silverware. My daughter and I cleaned up ours and use it. Fun to eat with mismatched silver; we each have our favorites in patterns.

Judith

7932 FGOTM 6/21
I'm old and I do wear purple
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katmom
True Blue Farmgirl

15114 Posts

Grace
WACAL Gal WashCalif.
USA
15114 Posts

Posted - Aug 25 2021 :  5:03:12 PM  Show Profile
Judith, it sort of sounds like the bamboo wind chimes,,. Only tinny...
But it does look cute hanging from the Cherry tree and it doesn't scare off the deer or birds...

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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 - Aug 27 2021 :  07:15:03 AM  Show Profile
Krista, Love your wall hanging Your nephew will love gazing at it

There is never a road so long that there isn't a curve in it.
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atkinst2
True Blue Farmgirl

724 Posts

Theresa
Canal Winchester OH
USA
724 Posts

Posted - Aug 27 2021 :  07:18:37 AM  Show Profile
Grace, that is awesome. I love those type of chimes.

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

5404 Posts

Winnie
Gainesville Fl
USA
5404 Posts

Posted - Aug 27 2021 :  11:04:18 AM  Show Profile
WOW, I just looked at this post and marveled at all the creative handwork and creations! Earlier this Summer, I redid an old porch chair that was in need of some TLC immediately. Here is where I started.



Next, I scraped off all the layers of paint and sanded the surfaces down. Next, I repainted it a warm white that has a hint of yellow. Here it is on the front porch again all repainted and hopefully protected. The chair is really nicely made by hand and I didn't realize how nice it was until I removed all the old paint layers and sanded it back up.



Winnie #3109
Red Tractor Girl
Farm Sister of the Year 2014-2015
FGOTM- October 2018
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StitchinWitch
True Blue Farmgirl

1662 Posts

Judith
Galt CA
USA
1662 Posts

Posted - Aug 27 2021 :  11:15:29 AM  Show Profile
Great job Winnie! You gave that chair a new life. It looks nice with the basket on it.

Judith

7932 FGOTM 6/21
I'm old and I do wear purple
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quiltee
True Blue Farmgirl

6415 Posts

Linda
Terrell TX
USA
6415 Posts

Posted - Aug 27 2021 :  11:18:42 AM  Show Profile  Send quiltee a Yahoo! Message
I love your chair, Winnie! Great job.

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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atkinst2
True Blue Farmgirl

724 Posts

Theresa
Canal Winchester OH
USA
724 Posts

Posted - Aug 27 2021 :  11:25:13 AM  Show Profile
Great job Winnie. Looks great

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 - Aug 27 2021 :  2:27:18 PM  Show Profile
Awesome Winnie . . . I want one . . .

"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 - Aug 27 2021 :  9:51:11 PM  Show Profile
Oh Wowzers! Winnie,, cuteeeeee!!!!

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katmom
True Blue Farmgirl

15114 Posts

Grace
WACAL Gal WashCalif.
USA
15114 Posts

Posted - Aug 28 2021 :  4:07:42 PM  Show Profile
Almost done, just need to buy some snow flakes shaped buttons to add to it the top.
This idea came to me from my dear friend Jutta, who lives in Berlin Germany,,, she is an avid cross stitcher, quilter and Gardener.
Her blog is called" Stopf und Nadel. ".

They are sew easy to make... 2 PC of fabric, a solid and a print. Using a plate trace the circle. Cut out the circle then fold in half to get a center line and cut. Now you have 2 sets of 1/2 circles. Sew all the way around one set leaving a 2-3" opening on the straight edge side. Fold right side out, press. It is a bit tricky the first time you try to fold, I use a ruler to help.. solid side up fold over so print side shows then fold back and the over again.
I used the ruler to be my guide
for the fold line.
Pin and press
Then make a few hidden tack stitches to keep each fold in place

If you want to be a bit creative,, tack down using clear or color seed beads to look like ornaments on the tree.
A star or snow flake button on top and a bit of gold or... String trim to hang it with.

Yep, Christmas is just around the corner, time to get started on our holiday Saco crafts!
Heeheehee... Or should I say HO HO HO...



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

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


Edited by - katmom on Aug 28 2021 4:11:46 PM
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quiltee
True Blue Farmgirl

6415 Posts

Linda
Terrell TX
USA
6415 Posts

Posted - Aug 28 2021 :  4:26:52 PM  Show Profile  Send quiltee a Yahoo! Message
Very cute idea for ornaments, Grace.

This is the same thing I have done with a 18-20" circle and used as napkins. You do not tack them down, since they are used as a half circle on your lap.

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."

Edited by - quiltee on Aug 28 2021 4:28:16 PM
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VT Oma
True Blue Farmgirl

129 Posts

Sheila
Vermont
USA
129 Posts

Posted - Aug 28 2021 :  4:46:21 PM  Show Profile
Thanks everyone for the suggestions for wedding needle point that I wanted to make for a wedding gift for my nephew and soon to be wife. Well I did not find a needle point but I found a printed cross stitch, I have never done cross stitch I am hopping that it is not too hard. I thought the printed one would be easier . I found it from Hershners (not spelled right) web site. I also got a small needle point of a hummingbird to work on for one of my sisters Christmass. so as soon as I get them I will start .


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quiltee
True Blue Farmgirl

6415 Posts

Linda
Terrell TX
USA
6415 Posts

Posted - Aug 28 2021 :  5:49:11 PM  Show Profile  Send quiltee a Yahoo! Message
My mother did LOTS of needlepoint and cross-stitch pieces. I have a lot of them. I have donne some of both, too, and you shouldn't have trouble with them.

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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katmom
True Blue Farmgirl

15114 Posts

Grace
WACAL Gal WashCalif.
USA
15114 Posts

Posted - Aug 28 2021 :  9:31:23 PM  Show Profile
VT Oma,,, Both Herschners and Mary Maxim were the go-to catalog for women who loved to knit, crochet, needle point, cross stitch..and in the 1970's even a few macrame kits.

My first experience with stitchery was on printed cross stitch,, then I fell in love with counted cross stitch, now my eye vision is terrible even with reading glasses, that I have to use a magnifier.. but my eyes tire easily. Buggers!!!!
Have fun stitching and show us a photo of your finished projects.


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

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

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Red Tractor Girl
True Blue Farmgirl

5404 Posts

Winnie
Gainesville Fl
USA
5404 Posts

Posted - Aug 29 2021 :  05:08:52 AM  Show Profile
Grace, I love these darling ornaments you are making! I am guessing you add a loop so they hang on the tree? I can’t wait to see how you finish them off with the ideas you have of beads or snow flakes. So CUTE!

Winnie #3109
Red Tractor Girl
Farm Sister of the Year 2014-2015
FGOTM- October 2018
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atkinst2
True Blue Farmgirl

724 Posts

Theresa
Canal Winchester OH
USA
724 Posts

Posted - Aug 29 2021 :  08:33:57 AM  Show Profile
Grace, those ornaments a awesome! I don't know where you get the energy to do all you do. You are amazing

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 - Aug 29 2021 :  10:43:55 AM  Show Profile
Awesome Ornaments, Grace! And, starting with larger circles . . . 18 inches or larger -- use the same folding formula and voila delightful napkins for holiday dinners.

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

Edited by - JeanP on Aug 29 2021 10:46:56 AM
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atkinst2
True Blue Farmgirl

724 Posts

Theresa
Canal Winchester OH
USA
724 Posts

Posted - Aug 30 2021 :  05:25:01 AM  Show Profile
Finished 2nd try at learning micro macramé. Not sure I like the closure but a step closer to what I want to try.....




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 - Aug 30 2021 :  2:12:16 PM  Show Profile
Winnie, I love your chair! That turned out great! It looks brand new. You would never know what it use to look like.

Grace, your trees are so cute! I can’t wait to see how you decorate them. My kids are starting to long for the holidays as well. They are coming up fast.

Theresa, your bracelet turned out so cute! What are you going to try next?

Krista
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atkinst2
True Blue Farmgirl

724 Posts

Theresa
Canal Winchester OH
USA
724 Posts

Posted - Aug 31 2021 :  06:03:30 AM  Show Profile
Krista, something like this....



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Red Tractor Girl
True Blue Farmgirl

5404 Posts

Winnie
Gainesville Fl
USA
5404 Posts

Posted - Aug 31 2021 :  4:43:44 PM  Show Profile
Theresa, your bracelet turned out really pretty. It looks hard to make too!

Winnie #3109
Red Tractor Girl
Farm Sister of the Year 2014-2015
FGOTM- October 2018
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StitchinWitch
True Blue Farmgirl

1662 Posts

Judith
Galt CA
USA
1662 Posts

Posted - Aug 31 2021 :  6:19:47 PM  Show Profile
The past and future bracelets are both so beautiful.

Judith

7932 FGOTM 6/21
I'm old and I do wear purple
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