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textilelover
True Blue Farmgirl

557 Posts

Dianne
Middletown NY
USA
557 Posts

Posted - Aug 12 2010 :  04:14:59 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Just jumping in here because I saw the thread about embroidery and perfectionism. I once read a quote that said "Perfectionism is the worst kind of self-abuse." I, too, tend to be a perfectionist and, as one, felt I could never be completely satisfied with what I created. I believe the Amish purposely make one mistake on every quilt they sew because they believe only God is perfect, not humankind. So...let's all put perfectionism where it belongs--out of our hands! 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 - Aug 12 2010 :  08:37:54 AM  Show Profile  Send kittykill an AOL message  Send kittykill a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
I never worry about the backs of my stitching. I use to because I would receive other stitching and see how clean they were. Then I realized I do totally different stitches than everyone else and I let it go. LOL! I still knot, use almost one stitch all the time and just have fun with it. Little imperfections bring out the character in everything.

www.fasterkittykill.blogspot.com

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LadyInRed
True Blue Farmgirl

6428 Posts

PeggyAnn
Vancouver WA
USA
6428 Posts

Posted - Aug 12 2010 :  09:53:32 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Dianne...that is funny what you shared about the Amish Imperfections but only because I had never heard that
before...but when I knit Prayer Shawls I always do that ... I make ONE mistake on purpose...to remind people
and myself that Life Isn't Perfect or A Neat & Tidy Little Package. In fact... It's even Messy & Complicated
most of the time.

See, I have been learning myself...to lay it down and enjoy Life More! It's only taken a gazillion years of
little and big God reminders...but I'm not a total lost cause! Ha Ha!

Pam...I'm glad you shared on that thought too.

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 - Aug 13 2010 :  11:23:46 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi Girls, that a big hoot, I also read where perfectionism is the worst form of abuse. and I believe it too. Be happy doing what ever talent God gave you and do your best, forget the rest and enjoy life. Life is short eat desserts first, I read this somewhere and I love it.

I am going to work on my tote bags some more, By the way I sold my first one last night, Got $15. for it and was happy about it. I will try to make some more the weekend. I also make bread cloths that you can put in baskets to keep rolls warm. Will do some of them also. I just love to sew. Well girls have anice week end and take care God Bless. Farm sister #1020 Juanita

Peg will send photo soon. Thanks Juanita
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shunger
True Blue Farmgirl

224 Posts

Suzanne
Helena MT
USA
224 Posts

Posted - Aug 14 2010 :  8:25:22 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Congrats on the sale Juanita.

Peggy, your prayer shawls sound great -- Suzanne

PS We are tiling the utility room and so not much stitching, but the actual tiling is rather like putting quilt squares together.
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LadyInRed
True Blue Farmgirl

6428 Posts

PeggyAnn
Vancouver WA
USA
6428 Posts

Posted - Aug 15 2010 :  12:58:21 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Suzanne...what kind of tile are you laying down? I bet that is like quilting! LOL

Juanita...I am happy you got a sale on your tote bags. Isn't that exciting?
How is your church going? Is your Pastor on board now?

I still have Photo's to send out too. I am slow on some projects and that is one of them.
I try to do a couple every day...at this rate I may need to take a new photo. LOL

Today I worked on a Shawl, embroidery, and a knit wash cloth.

blessings,
~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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textilelover
True Blue Farmgirl

557 Posts

Dianne
Middletown NY
USA
557 Posts

Posted - Aug 15 2010 :  08:28:07 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Peg, Isn't that funny about planting the mistake!?! I love things that are handmade and little quirks make them more lovable. Dianne

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

224 Posts

Suzanne
Helena MT
USA
224 Posts

Posted - Aug 15 2010 :  6:57:51 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi, the tile is a pretty beige with hints of brown. We didn't do anything fancy as most of the floor will be covered with our washer and dryer. And oh, am I sore; I have put down all the tiles we have done today. Quilting is a bit easier on the knees and hands. And I cut my arm on a nail that I forgot to pull from the wall where we had pulled trim. I think it will be sore tomorrow, but it doesn't need stitches.

I plan to relax with some knitting of dishclothes and whatever sports event is on tv. Suzanne
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Cherime
True Blue Farmgirl

1222 Posts

Cherime
Wasilla Alaska
USA
1222 Posts

Posted - Aug 16 2010 :  08:25:18 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Taking a break here while the paint dries on the cabinets I have been restoring. I hope they paint up nice. They were an awful lot of work. But one way or another they are going in that kitchen. Thinking about laying some tile in the renovation but its 23 x 15 feet and I am dreading doing that alone. I really like doing punch needle stuff and you have to be really careful of the back side. One pull and its do it again. I usually coat the back with some of that flexible glue. Had one professionally framed and it was a hoot. The guy matted it backwards with the shiny glue side showing. Was he embarrassed to have to do it again. :)

CMF
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JennyJKerr
True Blue Farmgirl

55 Posts

Jenny
Kenosha Wisconsin
USA
55 Posts

Posted - Aug 16 2010 :  12:32:15 PM  Show Profile  Send JennyJKerr a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
Hubby decided we are going to dress for the ren faire next weekend so I am feverishly working on a skirt, bodice and blouse for me and a shirt for him! LOL... gosh I don't know if a week will be enough!

My Blog ~ http://www.travisandjennykerr.com/kerrfect
My Etsy ~ http://www.etsy.com/shop/beletvieux
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star-schipp
True Blue Farmgirl

942 Posts

Starletta
Middletown Indiana
USA
942 Posts

Posted - Aug 18 2010 :  07:51:33 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Today, I am working on the embroidery for my Tatting/Beginner badge.

We can do no great things; only small things with great love - Mother Teresa

farmgirl sister #1927
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kittykill
True Blue Farmgirl

608 Posts

Pam
Portland or
USA
608 Posts

Posted - Aug 18 2010 :  08:01:23 AM  Show Profile  Send kittykill an AOL message  Send kittykill a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
I want to learn to do tatting. I'm finishing up a hankie for my husband than I am doing a special project for someone. I can't wait to start.

www.fasterkittykill.blogspot.com

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Karrieann
True Blue Farmgirl

1900 Posts

Karrieann
Northeast Georgia
USA
1900 Posts

Posted - Aug 18 2010 :  09:09:52 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I got bored last night and began to make some sock critters! I am working on a chicken!

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

6428 Posts

PeggyAnn
Vancouver WA
USA
6428 Posts

Posted - Aug 18 2010 :  10:27:47 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Today...I am working on "ME"...just getting rest for my body. We had a weather change
and It kicks in my Fibro Pain and Chronic Fatigue. Good thing I got a lot accomplished
yesterday. Will try to pop back on here later tonight.

Jenny what is a Ren Faire?

Hugs and Have a Fun Day...You Lovely Ladyies,
~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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Karrieann
True Blue Farmgirl

1900 Posts

Karrieann
Northeast Georgia
USA
1900 Posts

Posted - Aug 18 2010 :  7:31:47 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
.. I finished my Chicken.. she turned out to be a cute hen!



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

6428 Posts

PeggyAnn
Vancouver WA
USA
6428 Posts

Posted - Aug 18 2010 :  10:46:33 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Karrieann...Wow, how cute is that??? I love it! Good Job!

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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kittykill
True Blue Farmgirl

608 Posts

Pam
Portland or
USA
608 Posts

Posted - Aug 19 2010 :  08:30:23 AM  Show Profile  Send kittykill an AOL message  Send kittykill a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
Peggy, hope you are feeling better today and got some "me" time.

Karrieann-that is just too adorable!

www.fasterkittykill.blogspot.com

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Butterscotch Grove
True Blue Farmgirl

196 Posts

Melissa
Fairbanks AK
196 Posts

Posted - Aug 19 2010 :  10:08:59 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Karrieann - love the chicken!

I'm starting my next bunch of dolls. Here's a link to a shot of the last commission I did, "portrait" dolls for the couple's god-daughter: http://www.flickr.com/photos/butterscotch_grove/4901541743/

Melissa

My blog:

http://ButterscotchGrove.wordpress.com
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kittykill
True Blue Farmgirl

608 Posts

Pam
Portland or
USA
608 Posts

Posted - Aug 19 2010 :  11:01:01 AM  Show Profile  Send kittykill an AOL message  Send kittykill a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
So cute! The hoodie is killing me.

www.fasterkittykill.blogspot.com

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Betty J.
True Blue Farmgirl

1349 Posts

Betty
Pasco WA
USA
1349 Posts

Posted - Aug 19 2010 :  1:44:26 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I'm working on cleaning out my refrigerator that decided to die on me yesterday. Everything was melted. Such a mess. All I wanted was a popsicle and you can imagine what they looked like! And the new one won't be here for another three weeks. I'm so surprised that Sears should treat a customer like that.

Betty in Pasco
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LadyInRed
True Blue Farmgirl

6428 Posts

PeggyAnn
Vancouver WA
USA
6428 Posts

Posted - Aug 19 2010 :  6:03:28 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Melissa...love your dolls and also those Fair Ribbons...were pretty AWESOME too. Congratulations!

Betty...I am so sorry about your Frig. What are you suppose to do for 3 weeks. It's not like you can sit the
stuff out in the snow and keep it cold. Hello!

Today...I have worked on correspondence with other Farmgirls. Playing catch-up!

Pam...how come you didn't warn me that embroidery transferring doesn't work like it use to???? LOL
I bought a Transfer Pen and painstakingly traced over the pattern of the Parisian Girl on the Vespa...then I tried to iron it on to the Fabric. WRONG! Then while I am contemplating that...I pick
up My Embroidery Prayer and Iron that on to Fabric. I carefully lift it and YES, it is transferring.
Score! So, then I take off the pattern...the whole thing is transferred on backwards. Grrrr!

WHEN ALL ELSE FAILS READ THE SMALL PRINT!

Now, I know that I have to trace the patterns on to the Fabric.
What moron came up with that idea???? What ever happened to Iron On Transfers???? OK, I know...I am once
again showing my age...but really it use to be so much easier! We may be in an advanced Tech Age but we have
seriously digressed in the simpler things in life! STOP LAUGHING PAM!

Battle Weary In Battle Ground,
~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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blackantsnpeonys
True Blue Farmgirl

151 Posts

Denise
Hinckley Illinois
USA
151 Posts

Posted - Aug 19 2010 :  6:35:34 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Sheri, the veneer boxes are BEAUTIFUL! What a tallent you have.
quote:
Originally posted by Sheep Mom 2

I am working on veneering hat boxes. Here is a pic of a finished one but I have two in process. I will spray them with lacquer when the veneering is done. I am hoping to be able to sell them when they are finished.



Blessings, Sheri

"Work is Love made visible" -Kahlil Gibran



Appreciate the little things, for they are not really that little.
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blackantsnpeonys
True Blue Farmgirl

151 Posts

Denise
Hinckley Illinois
USA
151 Posts

Posted - Aug 19 2010 :  6:37:45 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I too read allot of Kahil Gibran in the 70's in high school. I was inspired. Must have been something back then.
quote:
Originally posted by melody

Oh Sheri...they are like little pieces of fine art....and I have always been enamoured with Kahlil Gibran; his work made high school bearable back in the 70's!

I collect hat boxes for all my photo's----must have about 5 now, but not near as nice as yours.

Please let me know how much you are asking for the hat boxes.... WOW!

"The best mirror is an old friend."
- George Herbert

Melody
Farmgirl #525
www.melodynotes-melodynotes.blogspot.com
www.lemonverbenasoap.etsy.com
www.longtallsallys.etsy.com



Appreciate the little things, for they are not really that little.
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bobbinrobin
True Blue Farmgirl

590 Posts

Sharon
Newman Lake WA
USA
590 Posts

Posted - Aug 20 2010 :  05:11:46 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Karen (kpaints) and I are grabbing our cameras and searching out barndoors. Every now and then we have a picture~taking day. After or between photo shoots, we will have lunch at Cabelas on Stateline (WA/ID). Making a day of it!!

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

www.sharnymcclarny.etsy.com
www.bobbinrobin.etsy.com
www.sharnymcclarny.blogspot.com
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Montrose Girl
Farmgirl Legend/Schoolmarm

1360 Posts

Laurie
Montrose CO
1360 Posts

Posted - Aug 20 2010 :  06:13:08 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
A neighbor helped with some color options on my quilt as I ran out of one color and had to come up with a way to finish it. Here's a thank you to all those extra hands out there and those with better color coordination than me! Laurie

Best Growing
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