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kittykill
True Blue Farmgirl

608 Posts

Pam
Portland or
USA
608 Posts

Posted - Aug 20 2010 :  08:11:42 AM  Show Profile  Send kittykill an AOL message  Send kittykill a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
Peggy-I'm sorry but I had to giggle a little bit. I've done that before-put the transfer on the wrong way. I usually take a piece of plain paper and trace the picture with my transfer pen or I use water soluble stabilizer and trace over the picture, then once I'm done, wet the fabric and the stabilizer melts away.

www.fasterkittykill.blogspot.com

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LadyInRed
True Blue Farmgirl

6425 Posts

PeggyAnn
Vancouver WA
USA
6425 Posts

Posted - Aug 20 2010 :  10:45:00 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Pam...OK, my ignorance is showing here but what is a water soluble stabilizer????? Last night at my craft
class I took a pillow case, taped the picture I wanted to do inside the pillow case, then used my transfer pen and traced it right onto the pillow case. And the pen bled & feathered out into the fabric. Now, I know it is
going to wash out...but it distorted the picture. I am afraid that when I embroidery on it, that I wont get a nice crisp image. Ggggrrr! More tips Please!!! HELP! (yes, I am screaming! and pulling my hair out at the same time). Do you use a light box? I want to do this simply and I know it should be easier than I am making it. It has to be. If I keep going at this rate I may have to take up drinking!

Oh, today I am working on de-stressing!

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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shunger
True Blue Farmgirl

224 Posts

Suzanne
Helena MT
USA
224 Posts

Posted - Aug 20 2010 :  7:30:16 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Ladies, I have missed you this week as I've been busy at work. Tonight it's very relaxing to be with you.

Peggy, I have no idea what to tell you about transfers. I'm of the iron on age.

More dishclothes as that's all I can manage at the end of my long work days that are filled with many, many people. But the upside is that my knitting keeps getting better. I think I'll tackle a prayer shawl next. I've made two and thoroughly enjoyed them. Suzanne
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Lana
Farmgirl at Heart

2 Posts

Lana
Ashley IL
USA
2 Posts

Posted - Aug 20 2010 :  9:12:42 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
This week I finally told myself I had to get started on some baby items for a great nephew that is due late fall. I got 7 burp rags, 6 bibs, a fleece blanket (just narrowly hemmed the edge) and now working on a quilt. Will see how this goes.

http://iluvcraftingandcooking.blogspot.com/
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LadyInRed
True Blue Farmgirl

6425 Posts

PeggyAnn
Vancouver WA
USA
6425 Posts

Posted - Aug 21 2010 :  12:41:50 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Suzanne...I was working on a Dishcloth tonight myself. I love doing them...the are so nice and quick
and extremely relaxing. I seem to get a bunch made up and then somebody wants to swap for them.
Which I love...or they make great tuck-in gifts!

Well Ladies I think I am going to call it a night. Have to take my little Bella to the Groomer's in
the morning (earlier than I like to get up...as I am a night owl!)

Hugs,
~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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Cherime
True Blue Farmgirl

1222 Posts

Cherime
Wasilla Alaska
USA
1222 Posts

Posted - Aug 21 2010 :  06:18:42 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I believe that I have a good idea on how to put in a rail for the stairs and will get on that shortly. I put a new door on the old bathroom vanity and it work out well. Especially rewarding as we are short on cash and I was able to fabricate the entire thing from scraps thank God.

CMF
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Rivergirl_2007
True Blue Farmgirl

332 Posts

Shirley
Karnak IL
USA
332 Posts

Posted - Aug 21 2010 :  1:18:06 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hello - I'm just reading through all that you girls are doing and what genius's! To all you girls fighting that cancer demon, you are added to my prayers. My sister just had a double mastectomy and has finish radiation. She will find out about chemo soon. I thought she might like something soft and feminine so I just mailed her a Goddess Shawl, chemo hat and a matching purse, all done in a lavender yarn. She lives 2500 miles from me and it is my way of letting her know she is close to my heart.
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LadyInRed
True Blue Farmgirl

6425 Posts

PeggyAnn
Vancouver WA
USA
6425 Posts

Posted - Aug 21 2010 :  1:45:41 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Oh Shirley...that is so sweet! I know she will love everything you made for her because it
came from the Heart of Her Sister! I will be praying for her. My Grandmother, Aunt and Bro.
died from Cancer but all the women I know who have had Breast Cancer have survived it and
there has been at least a dozen of them, that I personally know and 6 in my family. I think
breast Cancer odds are improving every year. And it is probably a lot to do with the Susan B.
Coleman Foundation (hope I got that name right).

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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Rivergirl_2007
True Blue Farmgirl

332 Posts

Shirley
Karnak IL
USA
332 Posts

Posted - Aug 21 2010 :  2:29:58 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Peggy - thank you for your words of encouragement. Both my parents died of cancer and this is my sister's second bout with breast cancer. That is why she opted for the double mastectomy. She is confident this will end good and therefore, I am confident.
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Rivergirl_2007
True Blue Farmgirl

332 Posts

Shirley
Karnak IL
USA
332 Posts

Posted - Aug 23 2010 :  9:33:10 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I've really messed up - I've been crocheting a full-length duster done in shells and chains and was almost completely done. I had about 1/4 of both sleeves done and ran out of yarn, so I decided to hang it up to let it fall into shape while I tried to find some matching yarn. I found that I had missed a shell connection and had a hole right in the middle of the back. I unraveled about 3/4 of the duster tonight and have begun redoing it. This is the first time I have had to do that, but I am reasonably new to this and am sure it won't be the last time.
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LadyInRed
True Blue Farmgirl

6425 Posts

PeggyAnn
Vancouver WA
USA
6425 Posts

Posted - Aug 24 2010 :  12:43:16 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Shirley...how frustrating is that! Been there done something similar more times than
I want to mention!

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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Cherime
True Blue Farmgirl

1222 Posts

Cherime
Wasilla Alaska
USA
1222 Posts

Posted - Aug 24 2010 :  09:46:17 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Ripping out is such a pain. Been there and done that. It is worse when you can see that you are almost done. I had put wooden decorative collars all around the base of the new support posts in the remodel and then the guys got to talking about putting the paneling back up since we cannot afford sheet rock this season. They were commenting about how there were only on with "little nails" I did not want to take them all off after installing the collars and then thought about them prying off the collars and the dents that would be in the top.....Nope I took them off gently and now will be able to reinstall instead of having to do it all over again. I would rather be sewing or doing hand work....

CMF
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JojoNH
True Blue Farmgirl

1963 Posts

Joanna
Dunbarton New Hampshire
USA
1963 Posts

Posted - Aug 26 2010 :  04:53:58 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Sorry I have not been on for quite some time. Been out straight with sewing specialty items, reupholstered 4 boat seats and now I am rushing to finish things up for our Moose Festival that kicks off tomorrow afternoon. Whew!

Did a little catching up on what all of you have been up to and boy have you all been busy!

Peggy, one thing I have done for transfer, use a very sharp pencil and trace the lines carefully. . hate the way everything bleeds on fabric otherwise. . you need to be sure to hide the pencil marks under your embroidery and using a sharp pencil keeps the lines very thin. Hope this helps you some



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

6425 Posts

PeggyAnn
Vancouver WA
USA
6425 Posts

Posted - Aug 26 2010 :  11:04:50 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Joanna...I had come to the same conclusion on the pencil idea but thanks for the tip on the "SHARPNESS"
that makes perfect sense. Do you use a light box to see the transfer?

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 - Aug 26 2010 :  11:17:24 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi Peggy, well, I don't own a light box so what I do is this:
I have a piece of glass ( from a table top I think) and I place it centered between two file cabinets. Place a lamp (without the lampshade) on the floor underneath the glass. Now lay out whatever I am tracing and then the fabric over that. Works great and I am not limited by size. . . which is a good thing for me

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

6425 Posts

PeggyAnn
Vancouver WA
USA
6425 Posts

Posted - Aug 26 2010 :  11:26:47 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
CooL Idea! Or maybe I should say "HOT" Idea! LOL

Will keep that in mind! Thanks for the helpful tips!

Smiles & Hugs,
~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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Cherime
True Blue Farmgirl

1222 Posts

Cherime
Wasilla Alaska
USA
1222 Posts

Posted - Aug 26 2010 :  11:27:42 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
The homemade light box trick. I have done that one a time or two myself. I like to do punch needle stuff when I can get the time.

CMF
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JojoNH
True Blue Farmgirl

1963 Posts

Joanna
Dunbarton New Hampshire
USA
1963 Posts

Posted - Aug 27 2010 :  03:53:24 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I like the large surface area, it makes transferring a quilting design onto a quilt top so much easier ( a whole cloth style top)

Joanna #566
"Keeping Traditions Alive A Stitch At A Time"
JojoNH
http://www.etsy.com/shop/CountryCents
http://CountryCents.Blogspot.com
http://www.Eastwooddesigns.com "For all your Promotional Needs"
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Karrieann
True Blue Farmgirl

1900 Posts

Karrieann
Northeast Georgia
USA
1900 Posts

Posted - Aug 27 2010 :  04:19:50 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
...heading out to the Palmetto's Tatting Guild's Tat Days..... whooohoooooooooo! Catch up with you Gals in a few days!

Karrieann ~ Farmgirl Sister #766 (29 Sept 2009)

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

942 Posts

Starletta
Middletown Indiana
USA
942 Posts

Posted - Aug 27 2010 :  10:54:12 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Today, I'm working on crocheted sweaters to send to the LOWO which is a child protective service agency for the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota working with the Oglala Sioux Tribe. I found the information in the Sept. 2010 issue of Crochet! magazine. Let me know if you would like any information.

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

farmgirl sister #1927
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shunger
True Blue Farmgirl

224 Posts

Suzanne
Helena MT
USA
224 Posts

Posted - Aug 28 2010 :  07:07:51 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
That's a great light table trick. I'm working on dishclothes still -- all I can handle right now after long days at work -- weekend is here though. I am teaching myself to knit and just did some sampler dishclothes using knitting and purling. I'm thrilled that I didnt' add or lose any stitches. Suzanne
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treelady
True Blue Farmgirl

1730 Posts

Julie
Medina ND
USA
1730 Posts

Posted - Aug 30 2010 :  08:38:53 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Starletta, I would love more information on the LOWO, it sounds very worthwhile and I have alot of yarn on hand.

Julie

With the new day comes new strength and new thoughts.
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Karrieann
True Blue Farmgirl

1900 Posts

Karrieann
Northeast Georgia
USA
1900 Posts

Posted - Aug 30 2010 :  09:48:17 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
...back from the Tat Days.. it was amazing! It sure did build up my confidence in my skills for tatting! As I complete few of the projects that got started over the week-end.. I'll add them to my blog. My brain was spinning! Whew!

*update: I added some to the blog but will finish it later.

Karrieann ~ Farmgirl Sister #766 (29 Sept 2009)

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

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frannie
True Blue Farmgirl

2246 Posts

fran
bonham texas
USA
2246 Posts

Posted - Aug 30 2010 :  7:22:40 PM  Show Profile  Send frannie a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
wow karrieann, cant wait to check out your tatting.
i have been regrouping in my craft room and trying to reorganize, clean and just add some dos and dads.
i have been making and adding some shelf liners made of paper.





i have found that each day i seem to feel better and better and i know i will be crafing more and sleeping less as the fall turns to winter. well, by spring i am hoping to be a new and improved version of myself.
if there is one thing this cancer journey teaches you it is surely patience.

love
frannie in texas
home of "green"crafts,
where no scrap is left behind
(http://abunnystale.wordpress.com/)
www.angeltree.etsy.com


check out the farm at:
www.localharvest.org/farms/M24434
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LadyInRed
True Blue Farmgirl

6425 Posts

PeggyAnn
Vancouver WA
USA
6425 Posts

Posted - Aug 30 2010 :  11:14:20 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Frannie...Nice Job! Looks really fun as well as organized!

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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