MaryJanesFarm Farmgirl Connection
Join in ... sign up
 
Home | Profile | Register | Active Topics | Members | Search | FAQ
Username:
Password:
Save Password        REGISTER
Forgot your Password?

 All Forums
 Farmgirl Sisterhood
 Merit Badge Chit Chat
 Just a bit of merit badge chit chat
 New Topic  Reply to Topic
 Printer Friendly
Previous Page | Next Page
Author Merit Badge Chit Chat:  Just a bit of merit badge chit chat Next Topic
Page: of 49

shennandoah
True Blue Farmgirl

76 Posts

Shennandoah
La Vernia TX
USA
76 Posts

Posted - Feb 18 2024 :  6:51:24 PM  Show Profile
God job Krista and Denise! Krista, I have several UFOs I need to work on. One in particular is for my mom. Been trying to knit her this sweater vest cardigan for a few years. It's a complicated pattern that requires three separate row counters to manage. Every time I set it down I can't figure out how to get going again. Denise, I'm working on my sampler. Hopefully I can get it finished soon.
Go to Top of Page

jillyd
True Blue Farmgirl

715 Posts

Jill
Saanichton British Columbia
Canada
715 Posts

Posted - Feb 19 2024 :  08:53:25 AM  Show Profile
Good work everyone! You've all been so busy. I did attend the chocolate webinar and I have the book on an inter-library loan right now for Level One Carpe Cocoa. It's going to have to go back soon, so I'll have to hurry up with it. I see there is a similar book in a local bookstore, so I may pick that up. I'm not sure it's good for me , but I'd really like to learn to make chocolates. They would be lovely gifts. All I've done before this is take the big blocks that you can buy and melt it to fill molds. Fun but really doesn't take much knowledge.

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
Go to Top of Page

MaryJanesNiece
True Blue Farmgirl

6789 Posts

Krista
Utah
USA
6789 Posts

Posted - Feb 19 2024 :  2:11:16 PM  Show Profile
Great job Denise! I was thinking of maybe trying that badge this year.

Shenandoah, I know what you mean. I have a UFO like that too. I think I finally figured out the correct technique. I just haven't had the desire to rip it all out and start again lol!

Jill, that is awesome! I would love to learn how to make chocolates too!

Krista
Go to Top of Page

JoanneMS58
Farmgirl in Training

35 Posts

Joanne
Los Angeles CA
USA
35 Posts

Posted - Feb 21 2024 :  11:02:54 AM  Show Profile
I had an idea come to me yesterday as to how to display my badges . I am going tp embroider them and then sew them to a vintage or interesting fabric . Then I will attach the base fabric to an old Antique Wooden Spool. Make a type of sewing roll. That way I can add more badges as I earn them . I also want to embellish the roll with whatever is moving me creatively. If that makes any sense. Pictures of what I mean to be posted at a later time. Here is a photo of several of my antique wooden spools.
Go to Top of Page

MaryJanesNiece
True Blue Farmgirl

6789 Posts

Krista
Utah
USA
6789 Posts

Posted - Feb 21 2024 :  1:04:03 PM  Show Profile
Joanne, that is a neat idea! I look forward to seeing yours as you make it!

Krista
Go to Top of Page

MaryJanesNiece
True Blue Farmgirl

6789 Posts

Krista
Utah
USA
6789 Posts

Posted - Mar 11 2024 :  12:47:58 PM  Show Profile
I applied for another badge! I applied for the families forever beginner badge. Now on to my next badge. I am thinking either mosaics or macrame. And then it will be time to start on the outside badges.

Krista
Go to Top of Page

levisgrammy
True Blue Farmgirl

9270 Posts

Denise
Beavercreek Ohio
USA
9270 Posts

Posted - Mar 11 2024 :  4:03:18 PM  Show Profile
Joanne, what a great idea! I like the idea of embellishing along the way! Looking forward to seeing yours as you go along.

I have some of those spools and have lace wrapped on all of mine. The shorter one in the front with the black ribbon on it is not actually a spool but a hog scraper I found in an antique store.



~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

"Thy Word is a lamp unto my feet and a light unto my path." Psalm 119:105

http://www.ladybugsandlilacs.blogspot.com/

Edited by - levisgrammy on Mar 12 2024 05:09:21 AM
Go to Top of Page

levisgrammy
True Blue Farmgirl

9270 Posts

Denise
Beavercreek Ohio
USA
9270 Posts

Posted - Mar 12 2024 :  05:07:05 AM  Show Profile
I applied for and received my second in embroidery. Yesterday I applied for all 3 in recycling. Slowly working through my planner. I plan to work on my last embroidery and start the letter writing badges this week. I am enjoying all the fun I am having doing and accomplishing these badges.

~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

"Thy Word is a lamp unto my feet and a light unto my path." Psalm 119:105

http://www.ladybugsandlilacs.blogspot.com/
Go to Top of Page

Jokamartell
True Blue Farmgirl

1476 Posts

Karen
Kennewick WA
USA
1476 Posts

Posted - Mar 12 2024 :  6:37:13 PM  Show Profile
Great job, Denise!!



Karen :)

To quote one of my past preschoolers “Not one of those Karens, but a good Karen”! Haha
Go to Top of Page

jillyd
True Blue Farmgirl

715 Posts

Jill
Saanichton British Columbia
Canada
715 Posts

Posted - Mar 12 2024 :  7:06:15 PM  Show Profile
Wow, Denise, you're getting a lot accomplished. That must feel so good. Can we see pictures of your embroidery? That's on my to-do list.

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
Go to Top of Page

MaryJanesNiece
True Blue Farmgirl

6789 Posts

Krista
Utah
USA
6789 Posts

Posted - Mar 13 2024 :  1:56:11 PM  Show Profile
Denise, that is awesome! Keep up the great work!

Krista
Go to Top of Page

levisgrammy
True Blue Farmgirl

9270 Posts

Denise
Beavercreek Ohio
USA
9270 Posts

Posted - Mar 14 2024 :  04:49:18 AM  Show Profile
Jill,
For my second badge I just did simple stitching of fruit on a set of dish towels.


Go to Top of Page

jillyd
True Blue Farmgirl

715 Posts

Jill
Saanichton British Columbia
Canada
715 Posts

Posted - Mar 14 2024 :  10:32:10 AM  Show Profile
Those are gorgeous, Denise. I'm going to go away next week for a few days, I think I'll pack some embroidery with me(as well as my knitting, of course). Thanks for the inspiration.

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
Go to Top of Page

MaryJanesNiece
True Blue Farmgirl

6789 Posts

Krista
Utah
USA
6789 Posts

Posted - Mar 15 2024 :  3:39:45 PM  Show Profile
Denise, those look great! You have been super busy.

Krista
Go to Top of Page

MaryJanesNiece
True Blue Farmgirl

6789 Posts

Krista
Utah
USA
6789 Posts

Posted - Mar 15 2024 :  4:41:53 PM  Show Profile
I started working on the beginner macrame badge. I had some paracord on hand and decided to try the cobra weave. I have seen bracelets made out of this for years, but never learned how to make one. So I watched a video to learn and made 3. One for each of my older kids. I still have more time to invest, so I will make some keychains with macrame cord.


Krista

Edited by - MaryJanesNiece on Mar 15 2024 4:43:21 PM
Go to Top of Page

Blessed in Colorado
True Blue Farmgirl

6490 Posts

Debbie L.
Oregon
USA
6490 Posts

Posted - Mar 15 2024 :  5:12:26 PM  Show Profile
Great job Denise! So pretty. Will you use them, gift them or put them away?

Big Hugs,
Debbie
#1582
Blessed in Oregon
With Colorado on My Mind
Farmgirl of the Month September 2012, February 2018, September 2022
“My altars are My Mountains
and the Ocean.” Lord Byron”

When I am Old I Shall Wear Purple, I am Old now!!


Go to Top of Page

levisgrammy
True Blue Farmgirl

9270 Posts

Denise
Beavercreek Ohio
USA
9270 Posts

Posted - Mar 16 2024 :  12:54:28 PM  Show Profile
Those are great bracelets Krista. I love macrame. My sister taught it to me when I was around 12.

Debbie,
I will be gifting them.

~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

"Thy Word is a lamp unto my feet and a light unto my path." Psalm 119:105

http://www.ladybugsandlilacs.blogspot.com/
Go to Top of Page

jillyd
True Blue Farmgirl

715 Posts

Jill
Saanichton British Columbia
Canada
715 Posts

Posted - Mar 17 2024 :  2:24:51 PM  Show Profile
Those look great Krista, another skill I'd like to revisit. We did a unit on macrame in grade 8 art class, but I haven't tried since then. I have two glass floats and bought the yarn to make supports to hang them, but it's going to have to wait for me to clear my plate a bit.

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
Go to Top of Page

MaryJanesNiece
True Blue Farmgirl

6789 Posts

Krista
Utah
USA
6789 Posts

Posted - Mar 18 2024 :  12:33:20 PM  Show Profile
Thank you Denise and Jill.

Jill I helped my dad make a macrame plant holder back when I was in middle school. I don't remember anything from it, so I am relearning. It has been fun.

Krista
Go to Top of Page

MaryJanesNiece
True Blue Farmgirl

6789 Posts

Krista
Utah
USA
6789 Posts

Posted - Apr 10 2024 :  2:29:11 PM  Show Profile
I now have my macrame cord! I am hoping to sit down this weekend and learn some new stitches and make the keychains. I'm also down to only 40 pages left in my book and I can apply for another badge. How are your badges coming along?

Krista
Go to Top of Page

Nancy Joplin
True Blue Farmgirl

184 Posts

Nancy
Ontario California
USA
184 Posts

Posted - Apr 11 2024 :  12:00:39 PM  Show Profile
Hi, All! Those are some really great projects...they are inspiring me to keep working on my Badges!
I have a question. Is anyone else having problems getting their certificates and badges emailed? I was, but I thought that it had been fixed. I was awarded two badges on April 2nd, and I have not received an email. I saw that the two badges were posted, so I have been looking for my email. I checked my Junk mail because that was the problem last time.

Nancy 8352
Go to Top of Page

MaryJanesNiece
True Blue Farmgirl

6789 Posts

Krista
Utah
USA
6789 Posts

Posted - Apr 12 2024 :  2:12:40 PM  Show Profile
Nancy, I am sorry that happened. I personally haven't had that happen. Have you tried sending an email to the Farm?

Krista
Go to Top of Page

levisgrammy
True Blue Farmgirl

9270 Posts

Denise
Beavercreek Ohio
USA
9270 Posts

Posted - Apr 13 2024 :  2:44:54 PM  Show Profile
I just got my three levels for the My Fair Farmgirl badge. I'm working on reading a book and doing some handwork. As soon as I finish I will get those applied for too.

~Denise
Sister #43~

"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

"Thy Word is a lamp unto my feet and a light unto my path." Psalm 119:105

http://www.ladybugsandlilacs.blogspot.com/
Go to Top of Page

Nancy Joplin
True Blue Farmgirl

184 Posts

Nancy
Ontario California
USA
184 Posts

Posted - Apr 13 2024 :  6:13:31 PM  Show Profile
Thanks, Krista! That is my next step. I thought that the problem was fixed because the last two times I did receive my emails.

Nancy 8352
Go to Top of Page

nndairy
True Blue Farmgirl

3033 Posts

Heather
Wapakoneta Ohio
USA
3033 Posts

Posted - Apr 14 2024 :  07:55:16 AM  Show Profile
I need to sit down and apply for some more - always the hardest part for me :)

~Heather
“I would rather be on my farm than be emperor of the world.” — George Washington

Go to Top of Page
Page: of 49 Merit Badge Chit Chat:  Just a bit of merit badge chit chat Next Topic  
Previous Page | Next Page
 New Topic  Reply to Topic
 Printer Friendly
Jump To:
Snitz Forums 2000 Go To Top Of Page