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shunger
True Blue Farmgirl

224 Posts

Suzanne
Helena MT
USA
224 Posts

Posted - Sep 01 2010 :  07:53:28 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I love the shelf paper with lace. Wow. I need to get into my stitching room and re-do things.

I started a furry bright red scarf out of fur yarn. I saw them at the farmers' market and realized that I could make them with my simple knit stitch. I am trying to branch out but always come back to the simple thing.

I finished an angel doll and it's on it's way to a very special person. Suzanne
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frannie
True Blue Farmgirl

2246 Posts

fran
bonham texas
USA
2246 Posts

Posted - Sep 01 2010 :  09:00:40 AM  Show Profile  Send frannie a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
today i have promised myself that i will work part time on clean up and parttime crafting.
aprons or pincushions, i think.

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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Cherime
True Blue Farmgirl

1222 Posts

Cherime
Wasilla Alaska
USA
1222 Posts

Posted - Sep 01 2010 :  09:21:17 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I need to spend some time in my sewing room and my garage. A couple of teenagers came along with their dad to help with the remodel and they made a real mess of my sewing room moving shelves and all my containers of fabric and even moved my small loom with a project on it to get to the dart board. The garage is my own mess part of the price of the remodel.

CMF
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LadyInRed
True Blue Farmgirl

6425 Posts

PeggyAnn
Vancouver WA
USA
6425 Posts

Posted - Sep 01 2010 :  09:28:13 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Cherime...isn't if amazing how you can practically mess up the whole house to improve one room?
And it takes three times longer getting it all put back together as it did messing it
up. ~ That is how I craft or do Multi-Media Art, as I live in a small Apartment...it
seems like I am messing up every room while working on projects then takes me a whole
day to find the place again! 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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frannie
True Blue Farmgirl

2246 Posts

fran
bonham texas
USA
2246 Posts

Posted - Sep 01 2010 :  09:40:58 AM  Show Profile  Send frannie a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
oh my, peggy, we must have read the same book on housecleaning. i always make a mess before i clean it up.

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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MerryHeartSister
True Blue Farmgirl

158 Posts

Christy
Tuscaloosa Alabama
USA
158 Posts

Posted - Sep 01 2010 :  11:28:16 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I'm recovering from surgery so I have a whole few days to work on a crocheted kerchief, crocheted facial scrubbers and yo yo barrettes without a dab of guilt.

Farmgirl #1951
http://merryheartcreativeartsacademy.blogspot.com/
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frannie
True Blue Farmgirl

2246 Posts

fran
bonham texas
USA
2246 Posts

Posted - Sep 01 2010 :  12:01:56 PM  Show Profile  Send frannie a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
hope you have agreat recovery, christy

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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Betty J.
True Blue Farmgirl

1349 Posts

Betty
Pasco WA
USA
1349 Posts

Posted - Sep 01 2010 :  3:34:37 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Frannie, that cancer journey teaches you a lot about patience--yours and the caregivers. The caregivers at the Tri-Cities Cancer Center gave me wonderful care and answered all my questions. They were there anytime I needed them to be.

My journey is almost over. I got the all clear (PET scan) and now I get to travel to visit with my 1-1/2 year old granddaughter next month. I'm so excited.

Take care of yourself.

Betty in Pasco
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Rivergirl_2007
True Blue Farmgirl

332 Posts

Shirley
Karnak IL
USA
332 Posts

Posted - Sep 01 2010 :  8:33:02 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I've been doing some "Spring Cleaning" as well. I had sewing and crafting projects and supplies spread out over three rooms and decided to get it all organized. Wow, what a job! Fran - your area looks great. I am turning one end of a sunroom into my "play house" as my DH call it.

I finally finished my duster. I am so glad it redid it. I would never have been happy with that mistake in it and probably would never have worn it. I also made a beret to match. If I can get a picture of it downloaded, and can figure how to post it, I will. It was my first attempt at a garmet with sleeves. The biggest I have done in the past was shawls.
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LadyInRed
True Blue Farmgirl

6425 Posts

PeggyAnn
Vancouver WA
USA
6425 Posts

Posted - Sep 01 2010 :  9:57:27 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Frannie and Betty Jo ... I am glad that you are both doing so much better with your cancer. You are so amazing! And I love your strength and positive energy. It is a testimony to us all on survival and life. Thank You...you have touched my heart in ways you can't 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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frannie
True Blue Farmgirl

2246 Posts

fran
bonham texas
USA
2246 Posts

Posted - Sep 01 2010 :  11:44:24 PM  Show Profile  Send frannie a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
betty, you are so right, ah patience. please keep us posted on your trip to visit your grandaughter. that visit will be the best medicine of all.
shirley, cant wait to see some pics. i use photobucket to post my pics here and once you do it , it is pretty easy.
peggy, thanks for the sweet words, and you touch my heart as well.
this site as been a very big blessing to me, before and during,my illness.

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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kittykill
True Blue Farmgirl

608 Posts

Pam
Portland or
USA
608 Posts

Posted - Sep 02 2010 :  7:01:57 PM  Show Profile  Send kittykill an AOL message  Send kittykill a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
Here is the jacket I did for my friend. I wanted the border to look like a frame.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/7528267@N02/4953073670/

I just finished another craft video too.
http://www.craftster.org/blog/?p=10620

www.fasterkittykill.blogspot.com


Edited by - kittykill on Sep 02 2010 7:05:27 PM
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knittinchick
True Blue Farmgirl

1854 Posts

Megan
Wisconsin
1854 Posts

Posted - Sep 02 2010 :  7:28:43 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Okay, I know it's been a while since I posted on here, but I'm going to try and start posting and working more often! Today I'm trying to figure out what I'm making for Christmas gifts.
God's Blessings,
Megan aka Loretta Rae

At heart, I am both a sassy city girl and a down-home country gal.

The dictionary is the only place where success comes before work.
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gentlewoman farmer
True Blue Farmgirl

66 Posts

Judy
Bakersfield Ca
USA
66 Posts

Posted - Sep 02 2010 :  10:41:34 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
KittyKill, I love the pocket. Where could I get the embroidery pattern? Do you color the cloth in some places? If so, what do you use. I have wanted to do something like this for a while. Yours looks great. Also, to my farm sisters recovering from cancer, hang in there. I just completed my second breast cancer bout in 10 years. The second time was easier, and this time I am not wasting my time being sad because I am so tired all the time I will get stronger, and so will you. Just let you heart go and craft anything you mind can think of, even if you have no place to put it or any use for it. Just GOOOOO!

Be good to yourself and be good to this earth.
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LadyInRed
True Blue Farmgirl

6425 Posts

PeggyAnn
Vancouver WA
USA
6425 Posts

Posted - Sep 03 2010 :  12:21:12 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Pam...love the jacket!!! But you know I am a huge fan of your work! You could embroidery doggie do-do
and make it look stunning...you are just that good! Your Friend will love that!

I didn't have time to watch the video tonight but will get back to it tomorrow...thanks for posting it!
It's been one of those weeks that I'd like to take a Re-do on...I think! Then again...maybe it is best to leave well enough alone.

Hugs,
~peg
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 - Sep 03 2010 :  05:46:24 AM  Show Profile  Send kittykill an AOL message  Send kittykill a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
Thanks guys!

Judy-The pattern is vintage but it was reproduced in a book. I can't remember the name off the top of my head, Maybe Vintage Linens-I'll find out for you. It is tinted with crayons and it is SO easy! Once you have your pattern on your fabric, you take your crayons and color it in. Color very lightly and then add another layer if you want it a bit darker. You don't want it too dark because then you will have a waxy buildup. You can wash it, just like the embroidery-with each wash it sets the color.

Peggy-the video will make you giggle.

Much love and peace to everyone recovering right now. You are strong, beautiful women.

www.fasterkittykill.blogspot.com

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Karrieann
True Blue Farmgirl

1900 Posts

Karrieann
Northeast Georgia
USA
1900 Posts

Posted - Sep 03 2010 :  09:04:11 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Here are the two pieces of my tatting that I completed and learned from the Tat Days! I am so thrilled that I finally "got it"!

Oak Leaf and Broomstick Bookmark


Karrieann ~ Farmgirl Sister #766 (29 Sept 2009)

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

608 Posts

Pam
Portland or
USA
608 Posts

Posted - Sep 03 2010 :  09:06:10 AM  Show Profile  Send kittykill an AOL message  Send kittykill a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
I want to learn to tat so bad! Was it hard to do? I love the colors

www.fasterkittykill.blogspot.com

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Cherime
True Blue Farmgirl

1222 Posts

Cherime
Wasilla Alaska
USA
1222 Posts

Posted - Sep 03 2010 :  09:26:07 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Beautiful. I kinda can do needle tatting but not the shuttle. Tried for years and could not get it. Funny too as I can knit and crochet.

CMF
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Karrieann
True Blue Farmgirl

1900 Posts

Karrieann
Northeast Georgia
USA
1900 Posts

Posted - Sep 03 2010 :  09:37:33 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Pam.... it got easier for me when I had someone to visually learn from. Once I "got it" the directions and/or patterns are looking less alien to me!

Is it possible that you and Cherime are also visual learners?
Maybe look around for classes or ask around to meet someone who tats. There are more tatters out there than we realize. Maybe check with your craft stores or post a note in the library, community board.. hey if you have a Senior Center, check with them.

I have needles for tatting... might be on my next challenge list for me to accomplish, though I have heard from several tatters say that they needle tatted then learned how to do the shuttle, that they wouldn't go back to needles. So we'll see what my opinion will be once I learn needle tat. I think that it will depend on what I am going to be tatting.. edgings on needles and motifs with shuttle. ***shrugs***

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 - Sep 03 2010 :  1:23:15 PM  Show Profile  Send frannie a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
pam, your jacket looks perfect. i tried this craft years ago and i couldnt get the color to "take". but i just love the finished look, so vintage, and looks like you are a pro at it.
and karrieann, your tatting is beautiful. another craft i have tried and am currently a novice of. it is so nice to see other peoples work. keep posting pics.
thank you so much for your inspiring words, judy. xoxoxoxo

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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Rivergirl_2007
True Blue Farmgirl

332 Posts

Shirley
Karnak IL
USA
332 Posts

Posted - Sep 03 2010 :  8:06:39 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I also do the needle tatting after giving up on the shuttles. I have been "spring cleaning" and found my shuttles the other day. They have been packed away at least 20 years. Karrieann, you do beautiful work. Congratulations.
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Rivergirl_2007
True Blue Farmgirl

332 Posts

Shirley
Karnak IL
USA
332 Posts

Posted - Sep 03 2010 :  8:09:18 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Pam - Your jacket is a great idea. How cute!! And I would never have thought of creating a frame like that.
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LadyInRed
True Blue Farmgirl

6425 Posts

PeggyAnn
Vancouver WA
USA
6425 Posts

Posted - Sep 03 2010 :  9:38:08 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Karrieann..beautiful tatting. I know NOTHING about tatting but think it looks really cool. Are tatting
needles, like just a couple inches long and look like a crochet hook? I got one in a package of vintage
threads a week or two ago and I couldn't figure out what it was used for...but there was some tatting in
the bag also. So, I was guessing. I loved the colors you used...they shout FALL!

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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shunger
True Blue Farmgirl

224 Posts

Suzanne
Helena MT
USA
224 Posts

Posted - Sep 04 2010 :  06:11:50 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Pam, the jacket is terrific. I think the frame is perfect.

And Karrieann, your tatting is marvelous. I want to work on some tatting this year. I learned as a child on shuttles and hope it comes back. The needles sound easier though. Suzanne
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