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phonelady
True Blue Farmgirl

323 Posts

Carla
Loveland Colorado
323 Posts

Posted - Feb 16 2011 :  08:26:37 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi Dianne,
string art is embroidery. I just have a penchant for using the incorrect word for the object.
Anyway, the difference is that I paint the background on whatever heavy cloth I'm going to use and then try to pick the stitch that matches the object I'm trying to picture.

Here I'm working on a set of pinecones, so I just used short straight line stitches and went in the direction that looked right.
For the more complicated piece for my aunt I've had to think about how leaves and tree bark look at a distance.

So far the leaves are little chain stitches and the bark is little straight stitches.
I bought the string [someone recently told me it's called floss] from the thrift store because I liked all the colors. But soon I had many bits of it gathering dust so I figured I'd better learn how to do something with it.
So here we are.
Smiles!
Carla

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

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

6355 Posts

PeggyAnn
Vancouver WA
USA
6355 Posts

Posted - Feb 16 2011 :  10:06:47 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Carla...I do embroidery and I think what you named your style of embroidery "String Art" is most
appropriate because you have indeed created a more complex art form out of it. Your work is
just beautiful and I can tell that you have put a lot of creative thinking into it. What you
are doing is much more like Crewel work than embroidery (at least that is my think so) but I
like your term of "String Art" for it the best!! I am also a Knitter but I do things with yarn
combinations that most people don't do...so I call myself a Yarn Artist. So, no matter what you
call your art form...you are definitely an ARTIST. If you called yourself a floss artist...some
might think you were a dentist. lol I am going to call you a String Artist...it describes your
work perfectly. Lucky Aunt!!! Who gets that beautiful piece of work!

Blessings,
~peggy

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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RedHoopWoman
True Blue Farmgirl

513 Posts

Kathryn
Yoder Colorado
USA
513 Posts

Posted - Feb 16 2011 :  11:12:22 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Carla,your embroidery is really lovely!

"Today's Mighty Oak is just Yesterday's Nut"
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SantaTeresita
True Blue Farmgirl

474 Posts

Teresita
Sacramento CA
USA
474 Posts

Posted - Feb 16 2011 :  11:14:26 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I've been working on Fashion Flair Chemo Caps for Cancer Patients undergoing chemotherapy. Here's a look at some of my newest ones that I have completed this month for my March delivery to the Cancer Center in my local community.....

and

Are there other Farmgirl Sisters here who also make Chemo Caps? I'd love to be friends with you!

"Find your own Calcutta!" Mother Teresa

Farmgirl Sister #2503
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karla
True Blue Farmgirl

1308 Posts

karla
Pella Iowa
USA
1308 Posts

Posted - Feb 16 2011 :  11:51:18 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Love the hats!! I made my new grand baby some burp cloths with a pink heart on them!

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

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

608 Posts

Pam
Portland or
USA
608 Posts

Posted - Feb 16 2011 :  12:29:41 PM  Show Profile  Send kittykill an AOL message  Send kittykill a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
Carla-that is beautiful.

Those hats are great!

www.fasterkittykill.blogspot.com

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LadyInRed
True Blue Farmgirl

6355 Posts

PeggyAnn
Vancouver WA
USA
6355 Posts

Posted - Feb 16 2011 :  5:32:42 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Teresita...The hats are awesome!!!! Much better than the ones I made for cancer patients.
But mine were well used and loved...the flowers just add that extra flair. Will
brighten many hearts I am sure!

Hugs and Smiles,
Peggy

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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J.F. Brown
True Blue Farmgirl

130 Posts

Jamie
Beaverton OR
USA
130 Posts

Posted - Feb 16 2011 :  8:41:26 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I am working on a space to create.
My youngest is away at school, actually a semester abroad, which she plans to extend into the summer, and hopes to extend to another semester. While she is away, I am hijacking her room, and it's almost ready.I added bookcases for papercrafts, storage for fabrics, and my sewing machine.Here's hoping to actually start making something this weekend!
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textilelover
True Blue Farmgirl

557 Posts

Dianne
Middletown NY
USA
557 Posts

Posted - Feb 17 2011 :  04:13:59 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Carla, Your embroidery is worthy of the name "string art". It is exquisite. Teresita, I also love your hats! And JF Brown, I have a funny story...when my oldest went to college in FL (we live in NY), she wasn't gone a week before I turned her old bedroom into a sewing room. With 4 kids in a Cape Cod house, space is at a premium here and, since she moved into an apartment and took most everything with her to school, I thought...why not?! Dianne in the Hudson Valley

Sister #749

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

323 Posts

Carla
Loveland Colorado
323 Posts

Posted - Feb 17 2011 :  07:13:01 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi Peggy,
Thanks for the info. I'll have to look up Crewel.
Yea, I sure hope my Aunt likes it. But the best thing has been how much I've learned doing it! And since I do this during meetings and while waiting in the doctor's office I get to talk to lots of people who come up and share their experiences with their art. Cool huh!

Those hat are great Teresita! Love the colors!
Smiles!
Carla

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

http://familyhistoryfindings.blogspot.com/
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henlady35904
True Blue Farmgirl

295 Posts

Kim
Gadsden Alabama
USA
295 Posts

Posted - Feb 17 2011 :  6:48:15 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Ok, today I cleaned the chicken pens, picked a friend the last of the turnips, hand watered all my new fig and apple trees and blueberry bushes. Then I went to a friends and helped prune their fruit trees. Made supper, and now ready to crash...lots to do tomorrow!
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sunflowercritters
True Blue Farmgirl

1102 Posts

Debra
Springfield Maine
USA
1102 Posts

Posted - Feb 18 2011 :  06:51:41 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Today I made a drop spindle and working on Grandmother's Flower Garden quilt. Well be making potholders, and hot mats out of them as well. These are so much fun to make.
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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kittykill
True Blue Farmgirl

608 Posts

Pam
Portland or
USA
608 Posts

Posted - Feb 18 2011 :  7:16:24 PM  Show Profile  Send kittykill an AOL message  Send kittykill a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
I have been obsessed with making pipe cleaner puppies. I want to learn to make other pipe cleaner animals.

www.fasterkittykill.blogspot.com

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sunflowercritters
True Blue Farmgirl

1102 Posts

Debra
Springfield Maine
USA
1102 Posts

Posted - Feb 19 2011 :  04:52:26 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Oh! How cute your puppies are Pam. Looks like your having a fun time making them.
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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needy
True Blue Farmgirl

275 Posts

Juanita
Exmore Virginia
USA
275 Posts

Posted - Feb 19 2011 :  2:27:11 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Well girls, I finlly bit the bullet and did some major cleaning in my sewing room, Now I can see what I am doing and I can mess it up again.lol My hubby was painting in the kitchen, so I got out of there and stayed in my sewing room all day. It does look much better now that I got all the stuff organized. Probably now I won't be able to find anything, LOL. I am really tired to. What have you all been doing? Farm sister #1020 Juanita
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textilelover
True Blue Farmgirl

557 Posts

Dianne
Middletown NY
USA
557 Posts

Posted - Feb 20 2011 :  06:04:07 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Adorable pipe cleaner puppies! Deb, what is a drop spindle used for? I am not sewing this week, as I am on vacation in FL. But I am going to the best mom and pop sewing store The Sewing Studio in Maitland, FL. I can't wait! Dianne

Sister #749

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

590 Posts

Sharon
Newman Lake WA
USA
590 Posts

Posted - Feb 20 2011 :  06:33:38 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I have a good friend who lives in Ontario Canada and she occasionally sends me postage stamps from Canada. They way out~shine ours here in the USA. Found some sweet little frames while thrifting and have been inserting the stamps in the frames and offering them in my bobbinrobin etsy shop.


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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shabbyms
True Blue Farmgirl

157 Posts

Cheryle
Naperville IL
USA
157 Posts

Posted - Feb 20 2011 :  1:32:51 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Cutter quilt recycle project





This was a hard project for me as I consider myself a beginner seamstress-I do uphostry but thats just straight lines this was hard. Not only to find the good parts of a cutter quilt but to find a good balance & something acceptable to the eye plus I had to complete some repair work. Thank goodness I had that back issue of MaryJane's where they talked about just this issue. No I will dust off the tablecloth and pillowcase collections...lookout world. Reuse, Recycle & repurpose. tee hee hee

Love will make a way out of no way. -Lynda Barry

Cheryle is Farmgirl #604
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Betty J.
True Blue Farmgirl

1349 Posts

Betty
Pasco WA
USA
1349 Posts

Posted - Feb 20 2011 :  3:07:25 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I just adore the framed stamps. However, I think USA stamps are just as pretty. How "large" are the frames? They are really cute.

Betty in Pasco
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bobbinrobin
True Blue Farmgirl

590 Posts

Sharon
Newman Lake WA
USA
590 Posts

Posted - Feb 20 2011 :  3:38:08 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanx for your comments Betty. I have the sizes listed here in my etsy shop ... www.bobbinrobin.etsy.com.


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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Vintage Sue
True Blue Farmgirl

70 Posts

Sue
Woodbine Maryland
USA
70 Posts

Posted - Feb 20 2011 :  3:52:24 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I finally cut out the tunic dress I have been wanting to make. Straightening my sewing room this morning helped get me motivated. Perhaps tomorrow I will actually start sewing it!

"If you obey all the rules, you miss all the fun" - Katharine Hepburn

www.mymotherspearls.me

Edited by - Vintage Sue on Feb 20 2011 3:53:30 PM
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LucyLobo511
True Blue Farmgirl

177 Posts

Mari-lyn
Capron IL
USA
177 Posts

Posted - Feb 22 2011 :  08:22:18 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Sewed together a pair of sleepin pants for my daughter front is orange back is duckys super cute.

Insane and Blissfully Happy
Mari-lyn
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textilelover
True Blue Farmgirl

557 Posts

Dianne
Middletown NY
USA
557 Posts

Posted - Mar 04 2011 :  12:37:17 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Although I haven't been sewing (I was away then swamped at work), I wanted to share the pattern and sample chicken pincushion that LindaJo sent me. The second picture is of a bookshelf in my sewing room with handmade pincushions stitched by me and some other farmgirls. Dianne in the Hudson Valley

Sister #749

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

199 Posts

Debbie
TX
USA
199 Posts

Posted - Mar 05 2011 :  12:13:55 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I am working on a quilt for my 3 yr old nephew, Kayden. I hope to have it finished this next week. It has his name in big block letters going diagonally down on the front side ... Also doing a little bit of scrapebooking!
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Vintage Sue
True Blue Farmgirl

70 Posts

Sue
Woodbine Maryland
USA
70 Posts

Posted - Mar 05 2011 :  1:35:19 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Today I put the finishing touches on a special cuff bracelet I am making for my farmgirl friend Julie, and then had fun sorting through all my vintage buttons to choose some special ones for a barter I am participating in.

"If you obey all the rules, you miss all the fun" - Katharine Hepburn

www.mymotherspearls.me
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