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Red Tractor Girl
True Blue Farmgirl

4230 Posts

Winnie
Gainesville Fl
USA
4230 Posts

Posted - Jul 12 2017 :  10:55:53 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
What fantastic crafting and sewing that has been going on here!! All of these projects are turning out wonderful. Two days ago, I tried my hand at crafting a basket again. About 30 years ago, I did a little basket making but didn't keep it up when I got so busy with my girls and working full time. Now that they are grown and I am retired, I purchased some basket supplies and a simple pattern and got busy. I felt like I was all thumbs and I made mu share of little mistakes that are only seen on the inside of this little basket. Anyway, here is my first attempt.



I plan to make a few more of this pattern soon before I forget what i need to do differently!! LOL!! I have some colored reeds in orange that I thought might look pretty for Fall and Halloween. WE shall see what happens as I repeat this pattern a few times and get the bugs worked out and my tension on the reeds more uniform.

Winnie #3109
Red Tractor Girl
Farm Sister of the Year 2014-2015
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Needle
True Blue Farmgirl

287 Posts

Judy
Kissimmee Florida
USA
287 Posts

Posted - Jul 13 2017 :  03:01:41 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Winnie, that's amazing. You did a great job

Farm Girl Sister #6566

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MaryJanesNiece
True Blue Farmgirl

3362 Posts

Krista
Utah
USA
3362 Posts

Posted - Jul 13 2017 :  11:52:46 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Great job Winnie! It turned out nice. You could make baskets and add little things inside to make a gift basket for Christmas! Can't wait to see your colored ones.

Last night I finished the taggie blanket I have been wanting to make for my son! I'm pretty excited with how it turned out and he loves it. That's all that counts right? My first sewing project in years.



Krista

Edited by - MaryJanesNiece on Jul 13 2017 11:56:37 AM
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sargesproudwife
True Blue Farmgirl

174 Posts

Christine Marie
NY
USA
174 Posts

Posted - Jul 13 2017 :  12:19:50 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
That came out awesome, Krista!

Christine, Sister #7295
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sargesproudwife
True Blue Farmgirl

174 Posts

Christine Marie
NY
USA
174 Posts

Posted - Jul 13 2017 :  12:21:03 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Winnie,

That came out fantastic!

Christine, Sister #7295
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Red Tractor Girl
True Blue Farmgirl

4230 Posts

Winnie
Gainesville Fl
USA
4230 Posts

Posted - Jul 14 2017 :  06:36:12 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Krista, your blanket turned out so nice! I bet the little guy is going to love snuggling up with it.

I will post more photos of baskets as I get them made. Since I need to sit on the floor, I have to use my kitchen floor because the basket reeds soak in water and I need to be on a surface that can take lots of moisture. Also the reeds are sometimes long, so I need space to lay everything out. But.........then I have to clean it all up so I can cook and we can use the kitchen again. I wish I had an outdoor shop where I could just keep everything and just leave it there when I am done and not have to totally clean up and then have to start over every time. However, a Farmgirl has gotta do what a Farmgirl has gotta do to plunge forward!! LOL!!

Winnie #3109
Red Tractor Girl
Farm Sister of the Year 2014-2015
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katmom
True Blue Farmgirl

12459 Posts

Grace
WACAL Gal WashCalif.
USA
12459 Posts

Posted - Jul 14 2017 :  08:58:06 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I hear ya Sista (winnie)...
My problem is.... "like a handbag.... we never have enough room for all our stuff! Lol!"




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MaryJanesNiece
True Blue Farmgirl

3362 Posts

Krista
Utah
USA
3362 Posts

Posted - Jul 14 2017 :  11:17:21 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thank you Winnie and Christine! He sure loves cuddling with his new blanket.

Krista
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MaryJanesNiece
True Blue Farmgirl

3362 Posts

Krista
Utah
USA
3362 Posts

Posted - Jul 14 2017 :  11:22:06 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Last night I finished another flower pot holder and started the matching square pot holder.


Krista
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quiltee
True Blue Farmgirl

5225 Posts

Linda
Lone Oak TX
USA
5225 Posts

Posted - Jul 14 2017 :  7:36:07 PM  Show Profile  Send quiltee a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
Yesterday and today and then tomorrow I am at my annual July quilt retreat with my quilt guild. I have been workinig on quilt tops, jeans aprons, little girls aprons, key rings, and other projects. I am getting a lot done.

Farmgirl hugs,
Farmgirl #1919
Farm Girl of the Month April 2017
Linda O
Lone Oak, TX

"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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quiltee
True Blue Farmgirl

5225 Posts

Linda
Lone Oak TX
USA
5225 Posts

Posted - Jul 14 2017 :  7:36:46 PM  Show Profile  Send quiltee a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
I love that potholder, Krista.

Farmgirl hugs,
Farmgirl #1919
Farm Girl of the Month April 2017
Linda O
Lone Oak, TX

"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

551 Posts

Theresa
Canal Winchester OH
USA
551 Posts

Posted - Jul 15 2017 :  4:06:35 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi everyone! I've been gone for a while. This has been a very hard year. Lost my sister-in-law in August, my brother in January and my Mom in May. Have been dealing with estates and the such so have not been working on much of anything else. Things are letting up and I am excited to get started in my craft room. I am still working on my quilt. Looks like it will be winter of 2019 before it is done but am glad to be back at it. Tomorrow I am going to brave the UFO's in my craft room and see what else I can get working on. The projects everyone here have finished is a real inspiration to me. I am so glad to be back!

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

831 Posts

Denise
Shoreview MN
USA
831 Posts

Posted - Jul 16 2017 :  06:38:47 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Welcome back Theresa!
Sorry to hear of all the losses you have had over the year.
Sometimes quilts need to age a little before they are ready to be finished, at least thats what I tell myself.

Take care, will be sending good thoughts your way

Denise Ann
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atkinst2
True Blue Farmgirl

551 Posts

Theresa
Canal Winchester OH
USA
551 Posts

Posted - Jul 16 2017 :  07:07:02 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thank you Denise Ann. That is so true. I've been working on this quilt for a couple of years already but when it is done it will wrap my grandson in the warmth of love.

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

12459 Posts

Grace
WACAL Gal WashCalif.
USA
12459 Posts

Posted - Jul 16 2017 :  08:52:34 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Theresa...
Welcome back and Hugz....

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

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

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atkinst2
True Blue Farmgirl

551 Posts

Theresa
Canal Winchester OH
USA
551 Posts

Posted - Jul 16 2017 :  3:17:40 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks Grace. Glad to be back

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

12459 Posts

Grace
WACAL Gal WashCalif.
USA
12459 Posts

Posted - Jul 16 2017 :  7:28:42 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Sew,,, today it was to bloody hot to garden,,, ...sew, I worked on a Banner for my 6 y/o grand son.
He is into Mickey Mouse...

I haven't strung them up yet,,, I need to get some cording or ribbon or bias tape...

this will look cute up on his wall over his bed...

I have made several banners,, but they are always girlie girlish,,, this is my 1st boyish one...

and... a great way to use up bits of ric rac trim....

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

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


Edited by - katmom on Jul 16 2017 7:31:02 PM
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Needle
True Blue Farmgirl

287 Posts

Judy
Kissimmee Florida
USA
287 Posts

Posted - Jul 17 2017 :  02:41:01 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Krista, cute blanket! I love the potholder. That looks complicated.
Grace, the banner is really cute. I bet it will look great hung up in his room.
I've been working on the embroidery for a reproduction jacket. It's been a project! Hopefully it will be done soon.

Farm Girl Sister #6566

The road of life is made smoother when traveled with someone you love.
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Red Tractor Girl
True Blue Farmgirl

4230 Posts

Winnie
Gainesville Fl
USA
4230 Posts

Posted - Jul 17 2017 :  06:53:22 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Wow, the beautiful projects just keeping coming and coming from Farmgirls across the states! You all are such an inspiration to me. The creativity and perfection of these projects keep filling up pages and pages here!! Whenever I need a boost to get myself moving on working on something, I always come to this spot to see what others are doing. You know the old saying: Success breeds success!!

Winnie #3109
Red Tractor Girl
Farm Sister of the Year 2014-2015
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MaryJanesNiece
True Blue Farmgirl

3362 Posts

Krista
Utah
USA
3362 Posts

Posted - Jul 17 2017 :  12:28:34 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Very much agreed Winnie! Everyone's projects are always fabulous and they drive me to try and do more.

Grace, your Mickey Mouse banner is adorable. He will love it. We love Mickey Mouse here too.

Welcome back Theresa. Sorry to hear of all your loss. I hope your crafting can help you feel better. Good luck with your UFOs.

Linda, how was your quilt retreat?

Thank you Judy!

Krista
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Marcy
True Blue Farmgirl

2466 Posts

Marcy
Tiverton Rhode Island
USA
2466 Posts

Posted - Jul 19 2017 :  07:50:33 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I've been playing in the clay again. I made two what I call Mermaid's Tears pendants.



And a Fairy House made from a recycled glass bottle. I saw the houses on Pinterest and I fell in love with them. I most certainly did not fall in love with how long it took me to make it. In fact, I sat there thinking 'oh my goodness why did I EVER start this?! And. am I ever going to finish it?' It took me around five hours from start to finish to make the blasted thing! I'm glad that I made it, I really do like it. But I think it's going to be a VERY long time before I make another one.


This is the front


This is a side


And this is the back.

I'd like to say thank you to everyone who shares what they are working on. I'm always so inspired when I check out this board. Everyone is so talented.

hugs and love,
Marcy

Farmgirl #170

FGOTM August 2012

Since you get more joy out of giving joy to others, you should put a good deal of thought into the happiness that you are able to give...Eleanor Roosevelt

http://marcyscreativeworld.blogspot.com/

Edited by - Marcy on Jul 19 2017 07:53:44 AM
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katmom
True Blue Farmgirl

12459 Posts

Grace
WACAL Gal WashCalif.
USA
12459 Posts

Posted - Jul 19 2017 :  09:15:04 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Oh Marcy,,, you crack me up,,, at least your Fairy Jar house didn't end up a UFO,,, which most likey would have,,, had it been me!!! lol!
I hate when I get into a project and soon discover,, it will take longer than I anticipated,,, lol!

Kudos to you for sticking through it... and so worth it,,, your Fairy jar house came out cute... now for the Big question,,, what will you put in it? hmmmm?

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

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

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MaryJanesNiece
True Blue Farmgirl

3362 Posts

Krista
Utah
USA
3362 Posts

Posted - Jul 19 2017 :  10:16:23 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Marcy, I love your fairy jar! Way to stick it out! You have such an amazing talent. I wish I knew how to work with clay. What do you plan on putting your Mermaids Tears pendants on?

I agree Grace. Mine would have ended up in my UFO pile as well. I always find something I want to try and make and once I see it's super time consuming I get distracted and always find something else I just have to try and have to start it right away. My biggest culprit is Pinterest!!

Krista
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Needle
True Blue Farmgirl

287 Posts

Judy
Kissimmee Florida
USA
287 Posts

Posted - Jul 20 2017 :  4:08:12 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Marcy, your hard work really paid off! That's really cute! I know what you mean about "long term " projects!

Farm Girl Sister #6566

The road of life is made smoother when traveled with someone you love.

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Denise Ann
True Blue Farmgirl

831 Posts

Denise
Shoreview MN
USA
831 Posts

Posted - Jul 22 2017 :  06:41:17 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I love all the varied projects!!
Winnie I love your basket it will be cute for autumn!
Krista the pot holder is really pretty, almost to pretty to use!
Grace your banner is adorable, where did you get the Mickey Mouse fabric?
Marcy, the pendants and the fairy houses are too cute for words, I have not seen one like that, love it!

Now I have to finish my coffee and get to work, I have work papers to finish, once that is out of my hair I can play!

Denise Ann
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