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JojoNH
True Blue Farmgirl

1963 Posts

Joanna
Dunbarton New Hampshire
USA
1963 Posts

Posted - Apr 17 2010 :  04:52:54 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Welcome to Jenny and Melanie!!!
So happy your here and your projects sound wonderful! I fully encourage you to post pictures whenever you can. . . we LOVE pictures!!

I have been busy with several interesting orders this week. Baby blankets, purses, tote bags to name a few. Now that the weekend is here, will be working on my own things. . . finished my Signature Blocks for the "swap" I am part of, Starting a signature quilt for my BF's Mom for Mother's Day and will work on a variety of " things in the works" . . . after all. . . it is snowing like crazy right now, 5" of the lovely white stuff and lots more to come. I'm ready for spring!



Joanna #566
JojoNH
http://www.etsy.com/shop/CountryCents
http://CountryCents.Blogspot.com
http://Twitter.com/Eastwooddesigns
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JojoNH
True Blue Farmgirl

1963 Posts

Joanna
Dunbarton New Hampshire
USA
1963 Posts

Posted - Apr 17 2010 :  06:35:40 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Okay, here is a picture of the Signature Blocks I just finished for our Friendship Quilt Block swap:



These are supper easy! I highly recommend these to anyone who wishes to try something like this.

Joanna #566
JojoNH
http://www.etsy.com/shop/CountryCents
http://CountryCents.Blogspot.com
http://Twitter.com/Eastwooddesigns

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horseychick
True Blue Farmgirl

140 Posts

Melanie
Clarkston MI
USA
140 Posts

Posted - Apr 17 2010 :  09:25:48 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Sheri, Your boxes are beautiful I think they would sell well on Etsy. I just started two shops. The whole process has been very overwhelming to me! The creating/photographing/listing etc. process takes longer than I anticipated. I read a lot on the forums before I started. Use all the tips that veterans offer. At some point you have to plunge in.


Tabitha, I too love the Tattered book. It's one of my recent favorites. I have made a few cuffs also. It's like having a blank canvas. The sky is the limit. I have made fabric pins, as well which only sold so-so at my local craft shows. I think they would sell better on Etsy. I have yet to get around to listing them. I seem to have trouble getting stuck doing all of my wife/mom "shoulds" when what I really want to do is create. It's hard to find that balance without the guilt! Your blog is lovely. That's another thing I'm trying to get around to - a blog and getting on Facebook. I need about two weeks without my family being home!
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Sheep Mom 2
True Blue Farmgirl

1534 Posts

Sheri
Elk WA
USA
1534 Posts

Posted - Apr 17 2010 :  09:39:47 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thank you so much for the compliments on my boxes. I still have one lining to complete and then they are ready for final photos. It's difficult to get good photos and the photo is pretty much everything. I still have a bit of research to do to figure out the etsy thing. I have been side tracked with car issues that lasted a whole month and trying to get all my plants started. Today if the weather cooperates it's the big vegetable garden clean-out with my son and DIL - but right now it's raining a bit so we may have to put it off till tomorrow. The sheep finally get sheared on Thursday so then it will be processing the fleeces for spinning.

Joanna - your quilt blocks are lovely as well as your other projects.

Blessings, Sheri

"Work is Love made visible" -Kahlil Gibran
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JojoNH
True Blue Farmgirl

1963 Posts

Joanna
Dunbarton New Hampshire
USA
1963 Posts

Posted - Apr 18 2010 :  07:55:50 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Well, today it is S-T-I-L-L snowing. . . looks like the middle of January not April! A little disappointing, however, a good excuse to be inside working on quilting projects.

So, today I am finishing my "un-quilting" project. Had started to hand quilt a small quilt a while ago. Was not happy with the overall effect of the design choice. Pondered it, shared it with lots of folks. . then yesterday after looking it over decided to take out the hand quilting and start over from scratch. Soooooo, I have the last section to "undo" and then I can begin again!

Joanna #566
JojoNH
http://www.etsy.com/shop/CountryCents
http://CountryCents.Blogspot.com
http://Twitter.com/Eastwooddesigns
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Betty J.
True Blue Farmgirl

1349 Posts

Betty
Pasco WA
USA
1349 Posts

Posted - Apr 18 2010 :  11:38:10 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I just love signature quilts. That one will end up being a treasure.

Today, in spite of exhaustion from chemo (don't feel sorry for me please), I've been busy doing yard work. DS & DDIL are supposed to come over and mow for me, provided they can get the lawn mower started. I've done the weed eating and also have been pulling yards. Now is the time for a little rest.

Have a wonderful day everyone,
Betty in Pasco
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jclambert
True Blue Farmgirl

149 Posts

Judy
Stringtown Oklahoma
USA
149 Posts

Posted - Apr 18 2010 :  3:15:18 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I've been working on a tote bag for a swap. Just have to get the straps sewn on. Also working on an afghan. It's raining today so I've had a chance to stay in and get some things done. Betty J. Hope all goes well for you. Thoughts and prayers will be going out for you. I have an aunt, 80 years old, that started chemo 2 weeks ago and she was out working in her yard this week. Country gals are tough when they have to be.



Judy

*Love one another*
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JojoNH
True Blue Farmgirl

1963 Posts

Joanna
Dunbarton New Hampshire
USA
1963 Posts

Posted - Apr 19 2010 :  09:41:15 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Okay, here is a picture of one project I am working on. Started it last night while watching tv. . . these are mini Dresden plates measuring 4"in diameter at this stage. All done by hand too.


Lots of fun, cannot believe how quickly they work up!

Joanna #566
JojoNH
http://www.etsy.com/shop/CountryCents
http://CountryCents.Blogspot.com
http://Twitter.com/Eastwooddesigns
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Betty J.
True Blue Farmgirl

1349 Posts

Betty
Pasco WA
USA
1349 Posts

Posted - Apr 19 2010 :  10:07:34 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Joanna, I have never made Dresden plates. I am hesitant because of the curves and besides I don't do handwork unless I have to. I just finished a top for my sister for her birthday--table runner that turned out especially well, matching points and all. So sorry to hear about your snow, but at least it isn't volcanic ash. I had that problem with the 1980 blowing of Mt. St. Helens. It was all over the place.

Keep up the busy work Joanna. What kind of samples do you make and how do you get started on a project such as that? I'm going back to finish mowing my lawn and then on to some embroidery work on a pair of pillowcases. Don't like French knots much, but that's all I have left to do on one case. Then I think I might see if I can find some more luxurious lace to put on the trim.

Betty in Pasco
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JojoNH
True Blue Farmgirl

1963 Posts

Joanna
Dunbarton New Hampshire
USA
1963 Posts

Posted - Apr 19 2010 :  2:15:51 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi Betty, Well the Dresden plates are super easy to do and the bigger the pieces the easier. . . doing these little guys can be tedious on the hands since they are so tiny.

For the sample work, I have lots of folks always looking for that sort of thing. . find them through online postings, word of mouth and lots of referrals. Love the work since it is ever changing. . . keeps one from being bored.

I also design, folks will send a sketch or a finished item and want me to create something new for them with all the "features" they want.
Today I just did a sample wrist-let and a handbag. Created the pieces and the patterns. Now the customer will be able to hire several people to make these for her and they will all come out exactly the same.

Joanna #566
JojoNH
http://www.etsy.com/shop/CountryCents
http://CountryCents.Blogspot.com
http://Twitter.com/Eastwooddesigns
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mrsamy
True Blue Farmgirl

167 Posts

Amy
Milwaukee WI
USA
167 Posts

Posted - Apr 19 2010 :  2:38:07 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Oh, those little dresden plates are precious. I just finished turning a pair of (fifty cent) women's wool size 16 pants into a pair of size 10 little boy wool pants for a play he's in next week. Now I'm going to turn an old pair of jeans into a skirt and another old pair of jeans into a couple of aprons. Not sure WHO is going to be wearing these aprons because I've been on an apron making bender lately. I have a favorite garden apron and another I like to wear around the house, but not sure I can use many more in my dinky house.

Prayer costs nothing, but is worth the most.
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JojoNH
True Blue Farmgirl

1963 Posts

Joanna
Dunbarton New Hampshire
USA
1963 Posts

Posted - Apr 19 2010 :  3:28:11 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
You can never have enough aprons around the house. . . you never know who is going to drop in and need one! Funny, I make aprons all the time and only have one I wear that I made. . . all the rest end up going home with someone!

Love to see pictures of all the things you are making. . Hint. . Hint

Joanna #566
JojoNH
http://www.etsy.com/shop/CountryCents
http://CountryCents.Blogspot.com
http://Twitter.com/Eastwooddesigns
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pgngrl
Farmgirl in Training

17 Posts

Laurie
New Berlin WI
USA
17 Posts

Posted - Apr 21 2010 :  09:47:47 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
It's spring and I'm still catching up on knitting and crocheting!! Just finished a crochet baby blanket, and a hat/mitten/blanket set for 2 co-workers, received an order for another crocheted baby blanket, currently have 3 projects on needles (a cabled scarf for me, a knit-a-long sweater with my Mom, and 2 other cabled scarves I'm doing at the same time!). The Pup-a-lups are out of cookies so I will be baking those tonight, AND I need to start some seeds (papertowel method), and the Hubby comes home from Tulsa tomorrow, so I have to straighten up! I have more fun things to do at home - why the heck am I working?!?


Jamie snorted briefly and picked up a needle and a ball of yarn.
“It’s no verra difficult, Sassenach. Look- this is how ye cast up your row.”
Drawing the thread out through his closed fist, he made a loop round his thumb, slipped it onto the needle, and with a quick economy of motion, cast on a long row of stitches in a madder of seconds. Then he handed me the other needle and another ball of yarn. “There – you try.””
-- Diana Gabaldon, Drums of Autumn*
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pgngrl
Farmgirl in Training

17 Posts

Laurie
New Berlin WI
USA
17 Posts

Posted - Apr 21 2010 :  09:53:22 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
And here is a pic..
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JojoNH
True Blue Farmgirl

1963 Posts

Joanna
Dunbarton New Hampshire
USA
1963 Posts

Posted - Apr 21 2010 :  12:55:27 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Oh Laurie, those are beautiful!! Not only do I love your work, the colors are wonderful too!

Joanna #566
JojoNH
http://www.etsy.com/shop/CountryCents
http://CountryCents.Blogspot.com
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pgngrl
Farmgirl in Training

17 Posts

Laurie
New Berlin WI
USA
17 Posts

Posted - Apr 21 2010 :  1:09:29 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
JojoNH - Thank you!! They are Wool-Ease in Dark Rose Heather and Forest Green Heather. I figured if I did the 2 at once, I would be able to go right on to another pattern when I finish. I have a hard time doing the same patter one after the other, I get bored too easy! That is probably why I only have one pair of socks I made (the 1st pair) that match both color and pattern!! I haven' gotten the hang of doing 2 socks at a time. I usually just grab whatever socks I've made out of the drawer now - i may try to at least get the same TYPES of colors. The girls at work are used to my 'fun socks' and don't give me too much grief any more.

BB
~L

Ravelry: pgngrl (friend me!)
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countrynmore
True Blue Farmgirl

1973 Posts

Sharon
CA
USA
1973 Posts

Posted - Apr 21 2010 :  1:44:19 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Joanna, nice work. I have been working on making more items for my online store.

www.countrynmore.com
www.countrynmore2.etsy.com

http:// www.qualityfabricsandsupplies.ecrater.com

www.countrynmore.blogspot.com

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JojoNH
True Blue Farmgirl

1963 Posts

Joanna
Dunbarton New Hampshire
USA
1963 Posts

Posted - Apr 22 2010 :  4:53:05 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thank you for all the compliments! I will take a picture of my latest design I just completed for a gal in Connecticut and another picture of my progress on the Dresden Plates. Hope to post them tomorrow. . . just to darn tired tonight Anyone else have pictures to post??? Hint. . . Hint

Joanna #566
JojoNH
http://www.etsy.com/shop/CountryCents
http://CountryCents.Blogspot.com
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brandyanne
True Blue Farmgirl

81 Posts

Debra

81 Posts

Posted - Apr 22 2010 :  5:02:58 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
You ladies sure do beautiful work- I do not have the patience to do any quilt work by hand. I have been working on making a denim tutu today.
Deb

http://fairiesflowersandfireflys.blogspot.com

http://oldesaltboxscents.blogspot.com

http://pilgrimsandpioneers.blogspot.com

http://brandyannessoycandles.blogspot.com
http://pilgrimsandpioneersprimitives.blogspot.com

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Aunt Jenny
True Blue Farmgirl

11381 Posts

Jenny
middle of Utah
USA
11381 Posts

Posted - Apr 22 2010 :  6:06:56 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Laurie..beautiful work!!! I love the Jamie Quote too!!
I am knitting on a pair of simple socks today. The yarn is awesome and I am loving the self patterning. Mindless knitting for a busy day. But these socks will be for ME!

Jenny in Utah
Proud Farmgirl sister #24
Inside me there is a skinny woman crying to get out...but I can usually shut her up with cookies
http://www.auntjennysworld.blogspot.com/ visit my little online shop at www.auntjenny.etsy.com
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JojoNH
True Blue Farmgirl

1963 Posts

Joanna
Dunbarton New Hampshire
USA
1963 Posts

Posted - Apr 23 2010 :  07:05:56 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Just posted a couple of pictures on my blog. They show the handbag I needed to design the pattern for. Just love my job!!

Joanna #566
JojoNH
http://www.etsy.com/shop/CountryCents
http://CountryCents.Blogspot.com
http://Twitter.com/Eastwooddesigns
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lovingewe
True Blue Farmgirl

212 Posts

marlyn-neleh
norwood Ontario
Canada
212 Posts

Posted - Apr 23 2010 :  08:56:36 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I just posted some of the smocking I have done on my blog.

http://sweetlocuslane.blogspot.com
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Betty J.
True Blue Farmgirl

1349 Posts

Betty
Pasco WA
USA
1349 Posts

Posted - Apr 23 2010 :  10:02:09 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
You ladies are so creative. I love the smocking. Did you do the smocking too as well as the creative scenery?

Betty in Pasco
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JojoNH
True Blue Farmgirl

1963 Posts

Joanna
Dunbarton New Hampshire
USA
1963 Posts

Posted - Apr 23 2010 :  1:31:15 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Your smocking is beautiful. . . that must have taken quite some time.
I adore the little pig!

Joanna #566
JojoNH
http://www.etsy.com/shop/CountryCents
http://CountryCents.Blogspot.com
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LadyInRed
True Blue Farmgirl

6360 Posts

PeggyAnn
Vancouver WA
USA
6360 Posts

Posted - Apr 23 2010 :  1:57:50 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote

Hey JoAnna..I went to your blog site. Love the Handbag! We have so much talent among us Farm Chics I could spend all day just looking at everyone's work and creativity. BUT alas...my own craft project is calling my name. I am Knitting Matching Poncho's for my 2 yr. old Grand-daughter and her Mommy. One done and one to go!
Blessings,
~peggy

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Originally posted by JojoNH

Just posted a couple of pictures on my blog. They show the handbag I needed to design the pattern for. Just love my job!!

Joanna #566
JojoNH
http://www.etsy.com/shop/CountryCents
http://CountryCents.Blogspot.com
http://Twitter.com/Eastwooddesigns



Lady In Red

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