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kittykill
True Blue Farmgirl

608 Posts

Pam
Portland or
USA
608 Posts

Posted - Feb 03 2011 :  2:16:29 PM  Show Profile  Send kittykill an AOL message  Send kittykill a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
I am trying to teach myself how to tat and I want to throw the shuttle out the window! LOL! Why am I having such a hard time with it? Any advice?

www.fasterkittykill.blogspot.com

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sunflowercritters
True Blue Farmgirl

1102 Posts

Debra
Springfield Maine
USA
1102 Posts

Posted - Feb 03 2011 :  3:55:40 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I'm working on a quilt. Double wedding ring! Lots of cuts and pieces.
brake time...back to work again soon. Just love quilting.
farmgirl sister Deb

I Thessalonians 5:16,17
Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, in everything give thanks, for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.

http://sunflowercritters.blogspot.com/
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CurlysQuilts
True Blue Farmgirl

569 Posts

Sarah
Northeast Kingdom VT
USA
569 Posts

Posted - Feb 03 2011 :  6:17:59 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Dianne - yes, although it's really just a log cabin quilt. I just used different sized squares and some whole pieces of fabric to put it all together. I'll post more pics when it's all assembled.

Curly's Quilts
www.curlysquilts.etsy.com

“He has shown you, O mortal, what is good. And what does the LORD require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God.” - Micah 6:8

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AliciaNak
True Blue Farmgirl

405 Posts

Alicia
Elko Nevada
USA
405 Posts

Posted - Feb 04 2011 :  3:17:18 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Beautiful quilts ladies! I'm trying my hand at thread crochet, making little hearts for valentines. No pics yet, but I'll put some on my blog in a day or two. I have a few shades of reds and pinks to play with, and a few different weights. I've done three so far and notice today that my hands are sore from holding the little hook and thread, hahaha.

Alicia
Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.~Ralph Waldo Emmerson
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www.artfire.com/users/BlondeNakCreations
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textilelover
True Blue Farmgirl

557 Posts

Dianne
Middletown NY
USA
557 Posts

Posted - Feb 05 2011 :  03:54:09 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Peggy, I had to mail the Kindle cases to my son and his girlfriend up at college, so I haven't heard yet. But don't worry, ever since Bryan was little, he's been brutally honest about whether or not he likes (and would use) a gift! Dianne

Sister #749

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

4427 Posts



4427 Posts

Posted - Feb 05 2011 :  08:19:46 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I have JUST finished painting my bathroom...ppppffff. It was a medium egg-shell blue (very nice), but because I have no windows it still looked too dark. SO first had to paint everything white and then....guess what color it is now,

Hugs from Marian/Dutchy, a farmgirl from the Netherlands :)

http://pinkprincessdecorating.blogspot.com/
Almost daily updates on me, my home and my crafts

Farmgirl sister # 2410

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yarnmamma
True Blue Farmgirl

4247 Posts

Linda
Clarks Summit PA
USA
4247 Posts

Posted - Feb 05 2011 :  08:32:50 AM  Show Profile  Send yarnmamma a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
Hi dutchy. I guess pink! Show a pic!

Linda in Scranton, PA Farmgirl #71

The fragrance always stays in the hand that gives the rose.
--Hada Bejar
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needy
True Blue Farmgirl

275 Posts

Juanita
Exmore Virginia
USA
275 Posts

Posted - Feb 06 2011 :  4:28:06 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi Girls, well my hubby and I have been working on our rental house for the past 2 weeks, what a mess. Renting is no fun, but it supplements our SS. and we have no choice. Finally got it ready and it is rented again. Now Hubby has decided to do our Kitchen floor over in some tile, We had wood flooring and he decided he didn't like that, because it came apart at the seams, It probably was put down wrong. We didn't do that job. Any way I forgot about the sewing room, which is a disaster right now from all the Christmas sewing. Got to get busy and clean it up.

Oh my gosh ,he just came in the room with some chilli made yesterday in the Crock pot, Our Son came home from Iraq Thursday and was here for the afternoon. Hubby is in the den watching guess what? Super bowl ad I am in the sewing room reading all my backed up farm girl mail. I can hardly keep up with all the news. Love my news from all my farm sisters, Will catch you all later. Love and hugs from farmsister #1020 Needy
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edlund33
True Blue Farmgirl

1423 Posts

Marilyn
Renton WA
USA
1423 Posts

Posted - Feb 06 2011 :  7:50:54 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Sent the boys off to watch the game elsewhere so I could enjoy a few hours of peace and quiet. Baked some cupcakes, practiced my fiddle for a couple of hours and finally finished up the edging on a hankie for my tatting badge. Now I'm looking through all of my tatting books and patterns trying to decide what my next project will be.

Pam - have you tried watching any of the tatting videos on You-tube? There are several on there for shuttle tatting that helped my SIL get the hang of it. I'm a needle tatter but one of these days I'd like to expand my horizons and add shuttle tatting to my skill set.

Yes Dutchy we'd love to see a picture of your new bathroom. Maybe it will give me some inspiration (and ambition) to take down the ugly wallpaper in ours and update the colors a bit!

Juanita aren't rentals a chore? My BF owns three WW II era duplexes and it seems like there is always a cleanup or remodel project going on.

Cheers! ~ Marilyn

Farm Girl No. 1100

Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail. - Ralph Waldo Emerson

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phonelady
True Blue Farmgirl

323 Posts

Carla
Loveland Colorado
323 Posts

Posted - Feb 06 2011 :  9:05:02 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I've gotten a little further on my string art for my Aunt.

I'm figuring out what stitches to use as I go along, because I want the stitch to look like the item. The tree bark made of little straight stitches came out just right.
The little chain stitches work great for the leaves in the background.

Hummm... I'm a renter and I'm the one that takes care of this place. I'm often startled when people say disparaging things about renters because I am nothing like that. But I've helped friends clean their rentals and have been surprised at how others live [of course I've seen the way some homeowners live too. Yuck!]
Smiles!
Carla


It's not just life-
It's an adventure!

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dutchy
True Blue Farmgirl

4427 Posts



4427 Posts

Posted - Feb 06 2011 :  11:31:51 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
LOL Linda, you guessed it Will post a seperate post

Hugs from Marian/Dutchy, a farmgirl from the Netherlands :)

http://pinkprincessdecorating.blogspot.com/
Almost daily updates on me, my home and my crafts

Farmgirl sister # 2410
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karla
True Blue Farmgirl

1308 Posts

karla
Pella Iowa
USA
1308 Posts

Posted - Feb 07 2011 :  05:27:06 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Baby hat & booties-knitted.

Philippians 4:13 I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.

http://rua2j-grammysheirlooms.blogspot.com/
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AliciaNak
True Blue Farmgirl

405 Posts

Alicia
Elko Nevada
USA
405 Posts

Posted - Feb 07 2011 :  4:01:05 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Braided rug from old jeans halfway done. Also showed a friend how to get hers started. Gonna take a lot more than I had thought to get it the size I wanted tho.

Alicia
Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.~Ralph Waldo Emmerson
www.blondenak.blogspot.com
www.artfire.com/users/BlondeNakCreations
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kittykill
True Blue Farmgirl

608 Posts

Pam
Portland or
USA
608 Posts

Posted - Feb 07 2011 :  6:13:45 PM  Show Profile  Send kittykill an AOL message  Send kittykill a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
Marilyn-I've looked at a few and got the general idea but I just can't get my hands going. I think needle tatting might be easier.

www.fasterkittykill.blogspot.com

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South Hill Girl
Farmgirl at Heart

4 Posts

Coleen
Burdett NY
USA
4 Posts

Posted - Feb 07 2011 :  6:24:16 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I'm hand quilting a wallhangng I made for my dining room. My promise to myself for 2011 was to finish the pile of unfinished projects in my sewing room! Hopefully this will be done within a week and then I can get to the next one. A crazy quilt with Christmas fabics, which have been cut for over a year now!

Farm girls never stop wanting to make a positive difference! Celebrate the day!!!
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kittykill
True Blue Farmgirl

608 Posts

Pam
Portland or
USA
608 Posts

Posted - Feb 07 2011 :  7:23:11 PM  Show Profile  Send kittykill an AOL message  Send kittykill a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote


More of my redwork WIP. I'm so close to being done. I want to make lace around the edges when I make a pillow

Another embroidery-Bunny in a teacup. I just love this pattern


www.fasterkittykill.blogspot.com

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bobbinrobin
True Blue Farmgirl

590 Posts

Sharon
Newman Lake WA
USA
590 Posts

Posted - Feb 08 2011 :  05:54:29 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Love your redwork Pam. I've never seen one with that much intricacy. Good Job! Bunny's cute too. Do you design your own patterns?

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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Cherime
True Blue Farmgirl

1222 Posts

Cherime
Wasilla Alaska
USA
1222 Posts

Posted - Feb 08 2011 :  08:17:01 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Great work Pam. Beautifully done.

CMF
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forgetmenot
True Blue Farmgirl

3587 Posts

Judith
Nora Springs IA
USA
3587 Posts

Posted - Feb 08 2011 :  09:08:34 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Love your embroidery! Lots of different stitch changes, so it wouldn't get boring. Your bunny pattern is really sweet also!

"Courage is not the absence of fear, but the belief that something is more important than fear." Ambrose Red Moon
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Nanniekim
True Blue Farmgirl

206 Posts

Kim
Arizona
206 Posts

Posted - Feb 08 2011 :  09:24:31 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Pam, your redwork is gorgeous! Where did you find such a cute pattern?

Kim
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LadyInRed
True Blue Farmgirl

6422 Posts

PeggyAnn
Vancouver WA
USA
6422 Posts

Posted - Feb 08 2011 :  10:15:29 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Pam...nice work as always girl! Adorable Patterns!! I think those are the first pieces that I have seen you do that weren't mostly all chain stitch. Though don't get me wrong, I love your chain stitching. You have that perfected!!!
I need to get back to my embroidery work. I stopped when I got frustrated with transferring...after I did two pieces backwards. Got any good tips for me? I found that the transferring pencil didn't work well for me either because it made the lines too thick (almost bleeding into the fabric). What every happened to pre-stamped
embroidery for us lazy women? lol or maybe I should say us Transfer Challenged Women!!!

Love Ya,
Peg

Farmgirl #1326
http://ladyinredsite.blogspot.com
http://pegsmiles7.wordpress.com

"I'm only as strong as the caffeine I drink, the hair-spray I use and the Girlfriends that I have."

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grammytammy
True Blue Farmgirl

585 Posts

Tamara
Binghamton ny
USA
585 Posts

Posted - Feb 08 2011 :  12:46:13 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Pam, how beautiful your redwork is. Hope you are keeping it for your self. If not, someone will be very happy!!

God loved us so much He gave His only son to die in our stead.
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Dorinda
True Blue Farmgirl

1023 Posts

Dorinda
St. Cloud Florida
USA
1023 Posts

Posted - Feb 08 2011 :  2:30:27 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Started on some pillow cases. I am cross stiching a sock monkey on both of them. One for my son and grandson. Will have to send pics. when I finish one.

Seize The Day!
Dorinda
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grammytammy
True Blue Farmgirl

585 Posts

Tamara
Binghamton ny
USA
585 Posts

Posted - Feb 08 2011 :  2:49:29 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I'm working on a twin sized bed quilt. Oriental fabric, cut stack and whack style... Finishing up the last 3 rows.

God loved us so much He gave His only son to die in our stead.
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kittykill
True Blue Farmgirl

608 Posts

Pam
Portland or
USA
608 Posts

Posted - Feb 08 2011 :  5:06:27 PM  Show Profile  Send kittykill an AOL message  Send kittykill a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
Thanks everyone. My friend found this piece of fabric at an estate sale. It was already stamped. I love it. The bunnies were from a blog-bumpkin bear I think. I can barely draw a stick figure, so no patterns for me. LOL!

Tamara-that is beautiful! I want to learn to quilt so badly. I love the color combo and the patterns are amazing.

www.fasterkittykill.blogspot.com

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