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Karrieann
True Blue Farmgirl

1900 Posts

Karrieann
Northeast Georgia
USA
1900 Posts

Posted - Jul 25 2010 :  11:14:36 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
okie dokie... I was gonna wait on Christy to tell y'all what plarn is...

well.. this site will explain it better than me!

http://www.myrecycledbags.com/2007/02/17/instructions-for-cutting-plastic-bags-creating-recycled-plastic-yarn/

Karrieann ~ Farmgirl Sister #766 (29 Sept 2009)

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

158 Posts

Christy
Tuscaloosa Alabama
USA
158 Posts

Posted - Jul 26 2010 :  05:32:58 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Sorry Karrieann. My stepdad has been in the hospital and since my mom (Merry Heart Farm) has custody of my brother's children, I've had six kids this weekend. Can you say WORN OUT?!?

Plarn is Plastic yarn. You can make it out of plastic grocery sacks since those are most abundant. I've even seen a wedding dress made out of tall white garbage bags in a Knitting book. It's a great way to be creative while being good to our environment and not having to spend any money on yarn. They make fabulous pot scrubbers. That's on the My Recycled Bags website.
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shunger
True Blue Farmgirl

224 Posts

Suzanne
Helena MT
USA
224 Posts

Posted - Jul 26 2010 :  7:51:25 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Plarn sounds interesting to use. I'll have to think about that.

My pinkeeper in the individual gelatin mold looks like a lovely popover! I think my good friend will like it. She has a collection of pinkeepers that I have made for her, each with material that has meaning to her and to me. But the next one I make will have a smaller top. Suzanne
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LadyInRed
True Blue Farmgirl

6357 Posts

PeggyAnn
Vancouver WA
USA
6357 Posts

Posted - Jul 26 2010 :  9:15:17 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks for clearing up the Plarn question girls!

I had just never heard that term before. Ya, learn something new every day.

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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needy
True Blue Farmgirl

275 Posts

Juanita
Exmore Virginia
USA
275 Posts

Posted - Jul 27 2010 :  08:05:26 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi Peg, I'm still working on Blackberry jelly, One more batch. Yesterday a friend on mine and I cleaned the new Church we have and it really wore me out. I was sore in places I never knew I had.LOL Getting old I guess. Any way its done and ready for Our services. What have you been working on lately? I still have some pin keepers to do, and more tote bags. Some bread cloths. I am trying to make most. if not all my Christmas presents this year. I am also slowly moving in to the living green mode. As my chemicals run out I am making the green ones. I love this idea, and find they work really well. I have gotten several of my friends and family on to wagon too. Well all you farm girls have a great day, love ya all. Farm sister #1020 Juanita
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shunger
True Blue Farmgirl

224 Posts

Suzanne
Helena MT
USA
224 Posts

Posted - Jul 27 2010 :  7:46:22 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I'm with you on moving toward green- I too try to wait until the chemically ones run out but sometimes I just go ahead and go green when I realize that the chemical is potentially really harmful.

I'm crocheting dishclothes while watching tv with my husband. I'll save my doll project for the weekend. suzanne
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shunger
True Blue Farmgirl

224 Posts

Suzanne
Helena MT
USA
224 Posts

Posted - Jul 27 2010 :  7:48:01 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Sharon, I sent you an email -- hope it reaches you. Suzanne
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LadyInRed
True Blue Farmgirl

6357 Posts

PeggyAnn
Vancouver WA
USA
6357 Posts

Posted - Jul 28 2010 :  12:27:03 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I am working on catching up on all my MJF forums and threads since being gone for a few days. It is amazing how much you miss out on in just 2 or 3 days. Wow! Also, knitting, embroidering and cleaning up around the house today. Still tired from my trip to Seattle. Loved being with the grand baby though. So much fun!

Blessing,
~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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kittykill
True Blue Farmgirl

608 Posts

Pam
Portland or
USA
608 Posts

Posted - Jul 28 2010 :  06:13:55 AM  Show Profile  Send kittykill an AOL message  Send kittykill a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
Whew! I've been busy! I just finished up all my swaps and now it's time to start working on Christmas presents. I did a redwork pillow and then on another site they had a merit badge swap but the merit badges had to be funny. I had to do four of them. I really wanted to keep the pillow. LOL!

www.fasterkittykill.blogspot.com

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FebruaryViolet
True Blue Farmgirl

4810 Posts

Jonni
Elsmere Kentucky
USA
4810 Posts

Posted - Jul 28 2010 :  06:19:46 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I'm working on a charcoal grey and pink knit hat for Violet for the fall and winter. Her Grands bought her a lovely light pink quilted barn jacket that's lined with brown, pink and grey plaid. I had some scraps and they worked out perfectly--funny, that on the hottest days of the year (95), I wanted to break out the knitting!!!!


Musings from our family in the Bluegrass http://sweetvioletmae.blogspot.com/
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LadyInRed
True Blue Farmgirl

6357 Posts

PeggyAnn
Vancouver WA
USA
6357 Posts

Posted - Jul 28 2010 :  10:39:23 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Jonni...you sound as bad as me! But now that Pam spurred me back-on to embroidery I find that much
more conducive to working on in hot weather. But I still knit on wash clothes every night! Not as
bad as winter weight yarn though. Love the colors in your hat for Violet.

Pam...knowing you I am sure that pillow was gorgeous! Do you ever keep any of your projects? If you
are like me, I give most everything I make away. I have kept one Knit Shawl for myself and I am going
to embroidery a Garden Angel Apron and keep that for myself (I think) LOL

Juanita...you need to come to the Porch tonight and bring some of that Blackberry Jelly and some biscuits.
Hint! Hint! ;+)

Hugs,
~peg

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 28 2010 :  4:03:00 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Wow, all of you have been very busy!!
I just finished up a large order of hats, wraps, hooded wraps, zippered vests, long vests and headbands. Whew! I am tired tonight! Looking forward to a good nights sleep so I can start the next order tomorrow morning bright and early

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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bellagirl
True Blue Farmgirl

129 Posts

Carmen
Holland MI
USA
129 Posts

Posted - Jul 28 2010 :  5:43:45 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I'm just gettin gready to layer and quilt my grand-daughter's wedding gift (Sept 4) I'd better get a move on! Tonight after dinner, I made her pillow cases to go with the sheet set for her shower next sautrday. After reading all these post, I have enjoyed hearing what everyone else is up to during these lazy days of summer.
MJFG #1443
Bellagirl

Blessings from Heaven and Earth
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kittykill
True Blue Farmgirl

608 Posts

Pam
Portland or
USA
608 Posts

Posted - Jul 28 2010 :  5:56:06 PM  Show Profile  Send kittykill an AOL message  Send kittykill a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
I usually give everything away. I am always up for a little swapping. Hee hee!

www.fasterkittykill.blogspot.com

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LadyInRed
True Blue Farmgirl

6357 Posts

PeggyAnn
Vancouver WA
USA
6357 Posts

Posted - Jul 29 2010 :  01:06:45 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Pam...I am afraid you would get the short end of the stick...with swapping
with me. Your work is so gorgeous! I do knit great shawls though! I have lots
of practice knitting and giving away 38+++ (I quit counting after 38). So, if
you ever want to swap one of your vintage tinted ladies for one of my shawls
just let me know. :+)

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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textilelover
True Blue Farmgirl

557 Posts

Dianne
Middletown NY
USA
557 Posts

Posted - Jul 29 2010 :  4:31:09 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Helping my newly married daughter sew Christmas stockings for herself and her new hubby (she's visiting from FL for a week), then I'll start another apron for one of her friends. Dianne

"Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication." --Leondardo da Vinci
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needy
True Blue Farmgirl

275 Posts

Juanita
Exmore Virginia
USA
275 Posts

Posted - Jul 29 2010 :  4:57:46 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi Farm girls, Today I had some tomatoes to be cooked and frozen. I guess I have about 2 qts from them. My garden has been slow because we have had no rain for so long, we water but it isn't the same as God can do. So I'll do alittle along so I will have some in the freezer for the winter. I have been getting ready for the new church we are starting up and this has been fun, I hope you all will pray for us. and that the Lord will bless us in this. Well tell me what you girls have been doing. Love you all, God Bless, Farm sister #1020 Juanita
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kittykill
True Blue Farmgirl

608 Posts

Pam
Portland or
USA
608 Posts

Posted - Jul 29 2010 :  6:09:15 PM  Show Profile  Send kittykill an AOL message  Send kittykill a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
Here's the redwork pillow I did.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/7528267@N02/4834925172/

I'm now getting started on embroidering a jean jacket. It's going to be a tinted lady camping scene.

www.fasterkittykill.blogspot.com

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shunger
True Blue Farmgirl

224 Posts

Suzanne
Helena MT
USA
224 Posts

Posted - Jul 29 2010 :  8:18:58 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I'd like to see that jean jacket when it's done. It sounds very pretty.

I started on a special doll's body last night. Today I went and bought something called a Purple Thang. It's designed to help stuff small doll arms and legs. I'll let you know how it works. One more dishcloth done. I think I need to start piles of them for Christmas gifts. My daughter-in-law really likes them as does my sister. Sort of sounds like a plan. Suzanne
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LadyInRed
True Blue Farmgirl

6357 Posts

PeggyAnn
Vancouver WA
USA
6357 Posts

Posted - Jul 30 2010 :  12:48:25 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Pam...your Redwork Pillow was beautiful! And I absolutely want to see your Jean Jacket
when you are done. I went on your blog site and had fun touring around there.
And girlfriend...you need those Red Cut-out Boots! They were AWESOME!

Dianne...I loved making Christmas Stockings! Good for you and your daughter. What a Happy Project
to work on together.

Juanita...I didn't know you were starting a new Church! I will be praying for you!

Suzanne...aren't dish clothes fun to do? I make one almost every night.

Well, I just arranged to have both my young grand-daughters from Spokane come to visit us for
the week next week. I couldn't have them at our place before because of our other dogs temperament.
But since we had to put him down...I can feel comfortable having the grandkids come here instead of US
always having to go there to see them. Hallie is 8 and Sabrielle is 6. We are going to make some
memories together this coming week.

Good Night My Farm Sisters,
~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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textilelover
True Blue Farmgirl

557 Posts

Dianne
Middletown NY
USA
557 Posts

Posted - Jul 30 2010 :  04:01:08 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Oh Peggy! Enjoy your granddaughters. You sound like a wonderful grandmother who truly enjoys spending time with the little ones. I am looking forward to those days, but with a 12 year old still in the house (my other children are 18, 21 and 24), I need a bit of a break before the grandkids come along! I hope by then to have a little farm where the grandchildren can visit for weeks at a time. We want to hear all about your week. Dianne

"Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication." --Leondardo da Vinci
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kittykill
True Blue Farmgirl

608 Posts

Pam
Portland or
USA
608 Posts

Posted - Jul 30 2010 :  08:14:37 AM  Show Profile  Send kittykill an AOL message  Send kittykill a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
Juanita! How exciting! Please keep us posted. I starting the tinting part of the jean jacket last night. I decided to put the pattern on white fabric and then sew it to the jacket with a border around it. I embroidered a little girl's jacket with a rainbow unicorn before-this the tinted lady is gonna be much easier.

Peggy! I DO need those boots! Badly! ;)

www.fasterkittykill.blogspot.com

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FebruaryViolet
True Blue Farmgirl

4810 Posts

Jonni
Elsmere Kentucky
USA
4810 Posts

Posted - Jul 30 2010 :  08:18:44 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
STILL working on the hat for Violet...when decreasing and ready to switch to double points, I remembered that sometime last year, one of the dogs ate some of my double points. And yep, in the size 10 that I need. So, off to the knitting store I go this weekend...

I am also going to start working on a knitted bunny for our friend's baby, due in November. I don't always do well with multiple projects, but Vi's hat is JUST about finished, so I should be able to multi-task :)


Musings from our family in the Bluegrass http://sweetvioletmae.blogspot.com/
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jill skane
True Blue Farmgirl

665 Posts

jill lillian
stacyville maine
USA
665 Posts

Posted - Jul 30 2010 :  08:20:26 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Working on another quilted pillow, but not for long today I am going into the School of Fine Arts in Boston, one of my cousins daughters is showing some art there today. I thought it would be fun to go in. Have not been there for years, last time was when I was going to school in Boston for Art.
Jill
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LadyInRed
True Blue Farmgirl

6357 Posts

PeggyAnn
Vancouver WA
USA
6357 Posts

Posted - Jul 30 2010 :  1:44:33 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Jill...that sounds like an exciting time. I enjoy viewing Art too though for the most part I am
too much of A Realist to enjoy all aspects of Art. I do however like some Impressionistic
Art. Have fun! Do you do much with your own Art Abilities Jill? You'll have to share with
us what you enjoy Artistically the Best.

Jonni...I hope you are going to post a picture of Violet's hat when you are finished with it.

Pam...is your Jean Jacket Project for you or a Swap or a Gift for someone else? I hope you are doing
it for yourself. It would look good with those boots you had on in your last Video. I am afraid
to ask how much those Red Cut-Out Boots Cost but they are really HOT and I could so see you in them.

Dianne...I do plan to have so much fun with the GD's. I want to teach them some simple crafting while they
are here too and they can help me in The Garden. And I plan to take them to a kid's movie on Tues.
I love kids movies as much as the kids do...so, I am looking forward to it myself. Last night I went to a
movie with some of my girlfriends and we had free passes (which was nice) but I wanted a soda to drink
and so did another gal (who is a young mother with many expenses) so I offered to purchase her drink. And if I could have possibly fallen off the floor, I would have, when the girl told me the total for two
small diet soda's was $9.50. Good thing we got into the movie for free!

Today I am going to start a cute embroidery piece (I hope) off of one of Pam's friends blog sites. It is an adorable Pattern called "Ciao Bella" a vintage girl on a Vespa...holding balloons. It is so adorable! My problem is I love to multi-task and can easily get too many projects going at one time. So, I might have to wait on this one... Pam, this would be adorable on a Jean Jacket too, I might have to go that route, see...you got me inspired again! YOU seem to have that affect on me. LOL

You girls keep me happy,
~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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