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shunger
True Blue Farmgirl

224 Posts

Suzanne
Helena MT
USA
224 Posts

Posted - Jul 12 2010 :  4:23:56 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote

The overalls are almost done. I had some trouble with the pattern - mostly my own interpretations gone awry. However, it was the first time I've used a Kwik Sew pattern. Any hints for working with Kwik Sew patterns? Suzanne
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shunger
True Blue Farmgirl

224 Posts

Suzanne
Helena MT
USA
224 Posts

Posted - Jul 12 2010 :  4:25:34 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Peggy, I hope today was a good day with very little pain. Suzanne
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Betty J.
True Blue Farmgirl

1349 Posts

Betty
Pasco WA
USA
1349 Posts

Posted - Jul 12 2010 :  4:35:23 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Peg, I hope you are able to relieve your pain. My DSIL has Fibro and she complains of pain a lot. I know about being tired because of my chemo. In fact, I just slept a whole hour this afternoon. Don't feel particularly better, but somewhat rested. I hope to hear that you are able to continue crafting. Spending time in bed is not the greatest fun.

Betty in Pasco
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needy
True Blue Farmgirl

275 Posts

Juanita
Exmore Virginia
USA
275 Posts

Posted - Jul 12 2010 :  4:57:25 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi BEtty and Peg, I hope you girls are feeling better.

Peg you wanted to know what I was working on. Well My hubby and I picked Blackberries today about 4 qts, I came home and made jelly.
I have been working on tote bags and have 4 done so far. I want to make some other items for our town wide yard sale in September. also have a small garden and have been picking some vegetables from that.
For being retired, we are busy people, Sometimes our Children and friends think we are justing sitting around and are bored, NEVER. We keep busy. well thats about all the news for my house, Love ya all Farm sister #1020 Juanita
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Karrieann
True Blue Farmgirl

1900 Posts

Karrieann
Northeast Georgia
USA
1900 Posts

Posted - Jul 13 2010 :  08:18:16 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
...today, I should be done with the hand quilting part on the brim of the bonnet.
Wishing all of you a better day, Betty and Peg.

Karrieann ~ Farmgirl Sister #766 (29 Sept 2009)

My Blog: ...following my heart, dreams and Jesus
...http://karrieann-followingmyheartandjesus.blogspot.com/
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jill skane
True Blue Farmgirl

665 Posts

jill lillian
stacyville maine
USA
665 Posts

Posted - Jul 13 2010 :  08:25:39 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Working on a memory pillow for a customer. It is for a wedding, have it all together just have to put some more embellishments on it want to take off for the week end so I am pushing.
jill
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Betty J.
True Blue Farmgirl

1349 Posts

Betty
Pasco WA
USA
1349 Posts

Posted - Jul 13 2010 :  10:14:21 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I woke up this morning with a very positive attitude and so far today it has held me in good stead. I am going out to our local Country Mercantile to purchase some yummy candy to send to my DDIL along with gifts for the rest of the family--for absolutely no reason. It is lovely and coolish here and this attitude of mine is working well. I hope it doesn't get too warm outside today because I have to get the lawn mowed and edged.

Have a very fine day everyone,
Betty in Pasco
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LadyInRed
True Blue Farmgirl

6429 Posts

PeggyAnn
Vancouver WA
USA
6429 Posts

Posted - Jul 13 2010 :  11:32:55 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Betty...I love your positive attitude. I have a positive attitude most days unless I am in pain and then I
get really irritable. I hear pain does that to a person but I hate it. It was never my nature before. I spent all day yesterday in bed sleeping. My Doc. says that when I do that it is just my body trying to heal itself and it must be because...I can still sleep soundly that night too. Which is just weird to me that a person could sleep that much. I still hurt today but not as bad and I got up and dressed early and have accomplished the usual house up-keep chores for the day. Betty you keep that positive attitude girl!!! And I love that you are sending your darling family gifts for no special occasion...they will love that. That is one of the things I love about my farm girl sisters...it always seems like Christmas with fun stuff going back and forth in the mail with swaps and barters. Lifts the spirits even on a bad day.

Juanita wish we could see a picture of your totes. They sound lovely.

Karrieann...who are you making your bonnet for? I envision Laura Ingalls on Little House On The Prairie wearing hers but it was often hanging down her back with the ribbons tied around her neck. So cute!

Today I hope to finish my second REDWORK Ebroidered Tea-Towel. I'm making a set of three. I finished my mail art last night and it turned out so cute I feel like keeping it myself. But I won't. I'll just take a picture of it.

It sounds like everyone's life is busy busy busy! Have a Positively Charming Day Ladies!

Blessings,
~peggy

Lady In Red
http://ladyinredsite.blogspot.com

A "SMILE" Should Be A Woman's First Accessory, Then Her Purse, Shoes, and Bling! ~p.smith
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Betty J.
True Blue Farmgirl

1349 Posts

Betty
Pasco WA
USA
1349 Posts

Posted - Jul 13 2010 :  11:48:28 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Keep up the positive attitude, Peggy. You can do it. Pain is not easy to overcome and sometimes it leads to depression; not a chronic depression, but a down feeling. I know about sleeping too. I slept most of yesterday and really good last night. I was asleep by 9 p.m. and up and at'tem by 5:30 a.m. Have to read my newspaper, do the crossword, and have that first cup of coffee before heading out to do my chores. Thank goodness for Penny the Pooch, she keeps me going, hungry in the morning and in the evening and always ready for a snacky sometime during the day.

Let's keep up the good work!

Betty in Pasco
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Karrieann
True Blue Farmgirl

1900 Posts

Karrieann
Northeast Georgia
USA
1900 Posts

Posted - Jul 13 2010 :  5:14:25 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Peggy,
I was beginning the bonnet for myself.. but this one is I think I'll sell it on my online store with the "Farmgirl USA" I will make more and I have a piece pf fabric from one of the farmgirls in a swap that I'll use for myself instead. Why do I even want a bonnet? (shrugs) .. dunno, but I do.

Karrieann ~ Farmgirl Sister #766 (29 Sept 2009)

My Blog: ...following my heart, dreams and Jesus
...http://karrieann-followingmyheartandjesus.blogspot.com/
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LadyInRed
True Blue Farmgirl

6429 Posts

PeggyAnn
Vancouver WA
USA
6429 Posts

Posted - Jul 14 2010 :  01:10:29 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Karrieann...I think that is awesome that you want a Bonnet. Who says we have to have a reason. That is kind of how I was about getting a 3 Wheeler Bike (trike) I just got a bug one day and then I was on the search for one. I thought it would just be fun to ride one. I have balance issues with my Fibro...so three wheels ought to keep me on the ground. LOL and I could see my little dog riding in the cart on the back. Everyone thinks I am crazy but hey, I am going to have fun despite them. So, you go girl! I am all about surrounding myself with things I Love. For years I spent all my $ even birthday and Christmas $ on gifts for my 6 kids. Now, they are all grown up and it's time to do some things I want to do. I never resented spending on my Children...it always delighted my giving heart but now they make more money that we do...and they are very generous to their parents too. Which is a trait I am glad they learned.

Once you make your own bonnet I would love to see a picture of you in it. I really would!

Blessings,
~peggy

Lady In Red
http://ladyinredsite.blogspot.com

A "SMILE" Should Be A Woman's First Accessory, Then Her Purse, Shoes, and Bling! ~p.smith
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JojoNH
True Blue Farmgirl

1963 Posts

Joanna
Dunbarton New Hampshire
USA
1963 Posts

Posted - Jul 14 2010 :  08:19:42 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Okay, here is a picture of a lined vest that I had to design for a customer. The fabric is a handwoven chenille, lined with black cotton, a zipper and velvet for the welted pockets. . . just about the worst combination of materials you could have. . now that it is done, I may have 27 more to make LOL!




Joanna #566
"Keeping Traditions Alive A Stitch At A Time"
JojoNH
http://www.etsy.com/shop/CountryCents
http://CountryCents.Blogspot.com
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bobbinrobin
True Blue Farmgirl

590 Posts

Sharon
Newman Lake WA
USA
590 Posts

Posted - Jul 14 2010 :  08:26:48 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Yikes ... I can't even imagine working with that combination of fabrics! I hope you have help (or at least psychiatric help) with the next 27. What an undertaking.

How beautiful a day can be when kindness touches it. -G. Elliston

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JojoNH
True Blue Farmgirl

1963 Posts

Joanna
Dunbarton New Hampshire
USA
1963 Posts

Posted - Jul 14 2010 :  09:51:55 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
LOL!!! I will be fit for the loony bin when this order is complete! At least it's work. . . just need to be careful what you ask for

Joanna #566
"Keeping Traditions Alive A Stitch At A Time"
JojoNH
http://www.etsy.com/shop/CountryCents
http://CountryCents.Blogspot.com
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LadyInRed
True Blue Farmgirl

6429 Posts

PeggyAnn
Vancouver WA
USA
6429 Posts

Posted - Jul 14 2010 :  10:08:24 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Joanna...I'll give you free counseling services with each Vest if you need it. LOL
I am retired now but I still have all the head knowledge and girlfriend you are going
to need some unraveling. Just Joking! You do beautiful work! That vest is something
I would love to wear the colors combination is exquisite! Like you said, "Hey, it's work!"
It's just some work is a tad harder than other work. I admire people with your talent...
as I don't have seamstress skills that I have kept honed. I haven't sewn since my children
were small.

Have a lovely day and keep making beautiful creations like that vest and you'll always be busy!

Today I am working on my 3rd REDWORK Tea-Towel. It is a kind of a Gypsy Dancer...or can-can girl.
I have been having so much fun getting back into embroidery.

Blessings,
~peggy

Lady In Red
http://ladyinredsite.blogspot.com

A "SMILE" Should Be A Woman's First Accessory, Then Her Purse, Shoes, and Bling! ~p.smith
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JojoNH
True Blue Farmgirl

1963 Posts

Joanna
Dunbarton New Hampshire
USA
1963 Posts

Posted - Jul 14 2010 :  10:29:16 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
WaHOOO!!! Now I can be certified Crazy!! LOL!!!
You have not heard the funniest part of the story. . not only does my customer not sew, the vest was suppose to arrive at her place yesterday. . . it is here, due to lack of postage. . . that the post office put onto the box. . . go figure!!!! LOL!!! Yup, I am going to need your services for sure!!

Peggy, I would love to see pictures of your redwork, I love doing the same. . just have not had the time recently. Can you post a picture?? What were the other two tea-towel designs that you did? So happy your having fun

Joanna #566
"Keeping Traditions Alive A Stitch At A Time"
JojoNH
http://www.etsy.com/shop/CountryCents
http://CountryCents.Blogspot.com
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jill skane
True Blue Farmgirl

665 Posts

jill lillian
stacyville maine
USA
665 Posts

Posted - Jul 14 2010 :  10:37:10 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I am going to start working on bandana doll today, I must say this is going to be interesting. She is larger then I thought. Plan to go to away the next few days so don't want to get behind, did finish the wedding pillow just have to deliver it to customer, thank god done.
jill
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shunger
True Blue Farmgirl

224 Posts

Suzanne
Helena MT
USA
224 Posts

Posted - Jul 14 2010 :  1:07:38 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I think a bonnet would be terrific. Suzanne
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LadyInRed
True Blue Farmgirl

6429 Posts

PeggyAnn
Vancouver WA
USA
6429 Posts

Posted - Jul 14 2010 :  3:13:30 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Joanna ... my other two tea-towels were: The first one was a little sexy fairy sitting on a mushroom.
And the second one were two love birds in-circled with scroll work and hearts. I don't know if most people do the same pattern on each end of the towel or not but I did. I figured, hey...I need the practice...why not?
I am kind of Topsy-turphy anyway since I have gotten Fibro/C.F. My brain is in a fog most of the time. Now you know the truth behind why I retired at 53. It's hard to Counsel people when your brain wanders. LOL

Blessings,
~peggy

Lady In Red
http://ladyinredsite.blogspot.com

A "SMILE" Should Be A Woman's First Accessory, Then Her Purse, Shoes, and Bling! ~p.smith
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JojoNH
True Blue Farmgirl

1963 Posts

Joanna
Dunbarton New Hampshire
USA
1963 Posts

Posted - Jul 14 2010 :  4:05:54 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I am sorry Peggy that you have an illness that forced an early retirement. . however, it seems to be a blessing of another kind
After all, now you can do something special that you love to do!!
Are you able to post pictures? I would love to see your work!!

Joanna #566
"Keeping Traditions Alive A Stitch At A Time"
JojoNH
http://www.etsy.com/shop/CountryCents
http://CountryCents.Blogspot.com
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shunger
True Blue Farmgirl

224 Posts

Suzanne
Helena MT
USA
224 Posts

Posted - Jul 17 2010 :  1:03:31 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Peggy, I too am sorry about your fibro pain -- have known many with it. I admire your determination to create beautiful things despite it.

Today's project is a doll for my sister's birthday. They are rather fun to create with wild hair made from "fur yarn" and faces simply drawn on the muslin. I make a little jacket in colors that match my giftee's decor and finish with a dress and pantaloons. I made one for my step-mother and put a pink ribbon on it -- it was an angel to watch over her when her breast cancer returned. I am making a doll for each of the women in my family. Suzanne
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LadyInRed
True Blue Farmgirl

6429 Posts

PeggyAnn
Vancouver WA
USA
6429 Posts

Posted - Jul 17 2010 :  1:41:29 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Joanna...I will post pictures as soon as I remember how! (the brain fog I was talking about). My husband shows me...I do it and then next time I want to do it...I've already forgotten. But he promised to sit down with me soon and show me again. This time, I think I will write it down. So I will post soon I promise.

Suzanne...oohh, your dolls sound adorable!

Today, I am working on a Mini-Wreath, and a gift for my Secret-Sister and I am coming down to the end of THE HELP NAME MY 3 WHEELER CONTEST...Monday I will be naming the winner and sending her out a gift. Plus I embroider every day and knit everyday. Keeps me out of trouble.

Blessings,
~Peggy

Lady In Red
http://ladyinredsite.blogspot.com

A "SMILE" Should Be A Woman's First Accessory, Then Her Purse, Shoes, and Bling! ~p.smith

Edited by - LadyInRed on Jul 17 2010 1:45:39 PM
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JojoNH
True Blue Farmgirl

1963 Posts

Joanna
Dunbarton New Hampshire
USA
1963 Posts

Posted - Jul 17 2010 :  4:58:41 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Peggy, you sound like me, it needs to be in writing for me to remember how and then they go and update everything so I'm lost all over again! Took today off. . . been burning the midnight oil all week, needed a down day to rest. Back at it tomorrow and some new pictures to share.

Joanna #566
"Keeping Traditions Alive A Stitch At A Time"
JojoNH
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needy
True Blue Farmgirl

275 Posts

Juanita
Exmore Virginia
USA
275 Posts

Posted - Jul 17 2010 :  6:24:33 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi Girls, JoJo and peg and all of you out there, As I had said before I have been making tote bags and I gave that a rest after making 4, Now I have to make one for my cousins little granddaughters 4th Birthday, to carry crayon and books etc. Well My Blackberry bush has had a terrific year,as always, and I have made some BB syrup and some Jelly. Thats what I have been working on for a few days. I also have some fall seed coming in for the garden. Lots of work to be done. This year I am making all my Christmas Presents,hopefully. Sounds as if you all have been busy too.
Don't feel so bad Peg, I don't know how to post pictures either, My cousin showed me and I forgot as soon as she left the house, LOL
I am from the older school and computers weren't heard of when I came along,some 66 years ago. I'll bet my 4 year old grandson could almost teach me LOL. well I love all of you girls and keep up the good work, Farm sister #1020 Juanita
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LadyInRed
True Blue Farmgirl

6429 Posts

PeggyAnn
Vancouver WA
USA
6429 Posts

Posted - Jul 18 2010 :  01:03:50 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks for the encouragement girls! Now I don't feel so dumb. Actually my youngest son who is now 24...when he was in the 6th grade he installed the new Library computer system in his school because the teachers couldn't figure it out. LOL I kid you not. And truly, when I went back to work that same year after being out of the work force for about 12 yrs...he taught me everything I needed to know to operate a computer in the Retail Market Place. If it hadn't been for him I wouldn't have been able to get a job.

Kids are so tech. savy compared to us adults.

Blessings,
~peggy

Lady In Red
http://ladyinredsite.blogspot.com

A "SMILE" Should Be A Woman's First Accessory, Then Her Purse, Shoes, and Bling! ~p.smith

Edited by - LadyInRed on Jul 18 2010 01:05:37 AM
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