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needy
True Blue Farmgirl

275 Posts

Juanita
Exmore Virginia
USA
275 Posts

Posted - Mar 18 2010 :  12:22:07 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Tday I hae been trying to make a bathroom curtain and every thing keeps getting in my way. I have to fine some quiet time to myself. lol Being retired doesn't mean not being busy. Needy #1020 sister
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JojoNH
True Blue Farmgirl

1963 Posts

Joanna
Dunbarton New Hampshire
USA
1963 Posts

Posted - Mar 18 2010 :  2:58:30 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Okay, as promised, here are a couple of pictures of the handbags I did this morning.



Vi, to answer your questions. . . I actually started doing mending for friends and family and it spread from there. Began to charge for my services and when I injured my back ( left me with a partial disability) it became my full time occupation.

Having a website, Etsy, Ebay and running classified ads helps get the word out for sure. I love custom orders too. Also, be sure to let folks know what you don't do. . . for me it's alterations. I always refer them to a local friend who does that.

Drop me an email if you like, I can give you lots of ideas and maybe help get you jump started.

Joanna #566
JojoNH
http://www.etsy.com/shop/CountryCents
www.CountryCents.com
http://CountryCents.Blogspot.com
http://Twitter.com/Eastwooddesigns
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JojoNH
True Blue Farmgirl

1963 Posts

Joanna
Dunbarton New Hampshire
USA
1963 Posts

Posted - Mar 19 2010 :  2:51:23 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Here is a picture of a baby blanket that I have for sale on my Etsy site :



I did two blankets and two tag alongs. They are so cute and soft, kids just love them!

Joanna #566
JojoNH
http://www.etsy.com/shop/CountryCents
www.CountryCents.com
http://CountryCents.Blogspot.com
http://Twitter.com/Eastwooddesigns
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graciegreeneyes
True Blue Farmgirl

3107 Posts

Amy Grace
Rosalia WA
USA
3107 Posts

Posted - Mar 19 2010 :  4:55:12 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Cute Joanna!!
I've been working on two aprons - I cut two identical ones out so I'm sewing them simultaneously.
Amy Grace

Farmgirl #224
"use it up, wear it out, make it do, or do without"
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JojoNH
True Blue Farmgirl

1963 Posts

Joanna
Dunbarton New Hampshire
USA
1963 Posts

Posted - Mar 19 2010 :  5:20:26 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Ohhh Amy Grace, I hope you post a picture when your done!!!
I love to see everyone's work. . . not to many post pictures for us to see. Tell me what else you make, do you make quilts, clothes, dishcloths, dolls??

Tomorrow I have 8 handbags to make,2 each of 4 different styles. That should keep me busy for a few hours at least. . . spent the afternoon cutting them all out so I could sit and sew tomorrow.


Joanna #566
JojoNH
http://www.etsy.com/shop/CountryCents
www.CountryCents.com
http://CountryCents.Blogspot.com
http://Twitter.com/Eastwooddesigns
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knittinchick
True Blue Farmgirl

1854 Posts

Megan
Wisconsin
1854 Posts

Posted - Mar 19 2010 :  7:33:48 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Joanna, how is the knitting going? Right now I'm knitting a dishcloth. It should be finished by the weekend.
God's Blessings,
Megan aka Loretta Rae

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

1140 Posts

Sherrie
Gardena California
USA
1140 Posts

Posted - Mar 19 2010 :  7:43:11 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Been knitting arm warmers and just got some groovin patterns from Knit Picks! Thinking about next winter.

http://www.mandolinbabe.info

http://www.mandolinbabe.net



@MandolinChick on Twitter
mando pickin & fiddle sawin' Farmgirl #702
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JojoNH
True Blue Farmgirl

1963 Posts

Joanna
Dunbarton New Hampshire
USA
1963 Posts

Posted - Mar 20 2010 :  04:14:19 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi Megan Well, my first attempt was a disaster! LOL!! So, it was back to the starting block and this time it is looking much better.
I am about half way done. . . might get an opportunity to work on it later today and tomorrow. My one challenge, how to cast off. Every attempt during practice pieces was horrible I will just keep at it and hopefully that will "click" like the knitting and casting on has.
Hope you post a picture of your finished dishcloth for me to see!

Joanna #566
JojoNH
http://www.etsy.com/shop/CountryCents
www.CountryCents.com
http://CountryCents.Blogspot.com
http://Twitter.com/Eastwooddesigns
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JojoNH
True Blue Farmgirl

1963 Posts

Joanna
Dunbarton New Hampshire
USA
1963 Posts

Posted - Mar 20 2010 :  04:18:15 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Sherrie, Those sound cute!! Could you share a picture of your work?? Please? How long have you been knitting? I am a beginner, just learning. . . I have crocheted since I was little and decided I wanted to learn knitting. . . so here I am trying my hardest!

Joanna #566
JojoNH
http://www.etsy.com/shop/CountryCents
www.CountryCents.com
http://CountryCents.Blogspot.com
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LakeOntarioFarmgirl
True Blue Farmgirl

933 Posts

Brenda
North Rose NY
USA
933 Posts

Posted - Mar 20 2010 :  04:45:33 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Joanna- the casting off will come easier the more you do! I should have had pictures of me doing it the first few times! And, it was so stressful for me that I would do a few, then have to put it down and go back to it later. I just kept thinking I was going to drop stitches....I didn't, and at least now if I did, I would know what to do.
The last dishcloth I finished the cast off stitches looked exactly the same as the cast on stitches, lol, so I know I am making progress!
Let us know how it goes.....

Brenda
FarmGirl # 711

Nothing we achieve in this world is achieved alone. It is always achieved with others teaching us along the way. Lee J. Colan

http://theviewfromhere-brenda.blogspot.com/
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classygram
True Blue Farmgirl

1812 Posts

Brenda
Pleasant Hill Mo.
USA
1812 Posts

Posted - Mar 20 2010 :  04:47:32 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Well we have snow today and I have no where to go. So I get to stay home and tackle my house finally. I'm just going to start in front and work my way back. But I'm also doing all the spring cleaning so it will probably take me all week. I'm alittle slow at what I do right now. So I guess any project I finish will be success.

Brenda

"Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony" Mahatma Gandhi
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Montrose Girl
Farmgirl Legend/Schoolmarm

1360 Posts

Laurie
Montrose CO
1360 Posts

Posted - Mar 20 2010 :  06:59:55 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Today I get to work on mother's day gifts and a Bday present for my grand-niece, also on mother's day. I'm scrap-booking little albums for each. I started this with my niece last year and brought her to tears at Christmas with the huge one I gave her of all her photos. She had none of her childhood, so I found them! This year she get's a small one of her youngest son (1-year bday party). I did her daughter no-bake cookies last year. My sister is getting one of her grandkids since she was in Germany this year and didn't get to come back for Xmas. And my grand niece gets a cooking one of herself. Spent a lot of time in the kitchen with her at Christmas and got some really fun photos, especially at the grocery store. I know everyone was probably wondering what I was doing, but I had a plan!

Best Growing
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AsiyahK
True Blue Farmgirl

111 Posts

Asiyah
Horn Lake Mississippi
USA
111 Posts

Posted - Mar 20 2010 :  09:43:32 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Since today is National Quilting Day (who knew?), I'm finished up the quilt top to "Boot Scootin' Baby". I just need to sew the blocks together and put the borders on. I can't wait to finish it!



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Marcy
True Blue Farmgirl

2487 Posts

Marcy
Tiverton Rhode Island
USA
2487 Posts

Posted - Mar 20 2010 :  09:53:11 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I've just started knitting a lace buttlerfly dish cloth and I am tackling two quilts. One is already pieced and I just have to get going on the quilting and the other I am starting to piece today. I usually do every step of my quilts by hand so this is going to take some time. Thanks for sharing everyone. I always love to see what all you girls are working on.

Farmgirl #170

Since you get more joy out of giving joy to others, you should put a good deal of thought into the happiness that you are able to give...Eleanor Roosevelt

http://marcysworldofcreativity.blogspot.com/

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knittinchick
True Blue Farmgirl

1854 Posts

Megan
Wisconsin
1854 Posts

Posted - Mar 20 2010 :  12:06:24 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Asiyah, that blanket is so cute! Joanna, I will try and post a picture as soon as I am done.
God's Blessings,
Megan aka Loretta Rae

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

1973 Posts

Sharon
CA
USA
1973 Posts

Posted - Mar 20 2010 :  2:43:21 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Love the blanket. Gals, today we stopped at a moving sale. Of course, my eyes were drawn to the fabric (only one left), and of course dh's eyes rolled as I asked him for a few dollars so that I could purchase the fabric. I bought over 8 yards of gorgeous country fabric for $5.00. Yeah!!!

www.countrynmore.com
www.countrynmore2.etsy.com

http:// www.qualityfabricsandsupplies.ecrater.com

www.countrynmore.blogspot.com

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knitnpickinatune
True Blue Farmgirl

1140 Posts

Sherrie
Gardena California
USA
1140 Posts

Posted - Mar 20 2010 :  4:07:18 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Joanna I've been knitting for dang-lets see....4 years now,mom tried to teach me when I was really young-she dropped it-why I don't know. But I remembered how to cast on,& do a garter stitch...the rest I've been teaching myself to do. I'll post some of what I've done on my blog!

http://www.mandolinbabe.info

http://www.mandolinbabe.net



@MandolinChick on Twitter
mando pickin & fiddle sawin' Farmgirl #702
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needy
True Blue Farmgirl

275 Posts

Juanita
Exmore Virginia
USA
275 Posts

Posted - Mar 20 2010 :  5:18:08 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi Karla I have made pin cushions out of tuna cans for sometime now. I found a pattern in an old Magazine awhile back. Hadn't heard of anybody making them until now, Great. I have made them for the church bazaar and for some friends that sew. Glad to know that someone else is doing that too. #1020 Needy
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needy
True Blue Farmgirl

275 Posts

Juanita
Exmore Virginia
USA
275 Posts

Posted - Mar 20 2010 :  5:23:31 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Annika, I have tried to put my pics on the computer also and I am not computer savvy and I get so frustated I want to through the thing in the front yard, lol. I actually get a headache from the
thing. The next time the community college offers a course, I'll be the first one to sign up. Sister #1020 Needy
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JojoNH
True Blue Farmgirl

1963 Posts

Joanna
Dunbarton New Hampshire
USA
1963 Posts

Posted - Mar 21 2010 :  05:00:47 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi Sherrie, Love the pictures on your blog!!! You do a great job knitting for sure! I am enjoying the whole process of learning this new art. . . and having the opportunity to laugh at myself too

Love the cat bed too

Joanna #566
JojoNH
http://www.etsy.com/shop/CountryCents
www.CountryCents.com
http://CountryCents.Blogspot.com
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knitnpickinatune
True Blue Farmgirl

1140 Posts

Sherrie
Gardena California
USA
1140 Posts

Posted - Mar 21 2010 :  05:50:03 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Joanna Sassy really loves the cat bed-had I known I would've looked for one much sooner.
Thank you for the compliments on the knitting! Do you subscribe to "knit simple" magazine? They have a lot of wonderful patterns that are easy to do.

http://www.mandolinbabe.info

http://www.mandolinbabe.net



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mando pickin & fiddle sawin' Farmgirl #702
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JojoNH
True Blue Farmgirl

1963 Posts

Joanna
Dunbarton New Hampshire
USA
1963 Posts

Posted - Mar 21 2010 :  07:32:11 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Oh no, another magazineLOL!! No, I never heard of it. Now I am off to look it up on line. . . Thank you for telling me about it

Joanna #566
JojoNH
http://www.etsy.com/shop/CountryCents
www.CountryCents.com
http://CountryCents.Blogspot.com
http://Twitter.com/Eastwooddesigns
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Candy C.
True Blue Farmgirl

823 Posts

Candy
Mescal AZ
USA
823 Posts

Posted - Mar 21 2010 :  08:23:30 AM  Show Profile  Send Candy C. a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
I have been working on dishcloths for a couple of weeks now. I started off using Peaches & Cream 100% cotton yarn but I didn't like the weight of the finished dishcloth. I made those three into potholders! Now I am using two strands of crochet cotton held together and I really like the weight. Only one more to go and I will have a full week's worth! Next will be some embroidered dish towels.



Candy C.
Farmgirl Sister #977

Go confidently in the direction of your dreams.
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classygram
True Blue Farmgirl

1812 Posts

Brenda
Pleasant Hill Mo.
USA
1812 Posts

Posted - Mar 21 2010 :  08:35:34 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Very nice candy and love the colors! Nice and cheery while working in the kitchen.

Brenda

Be sure to show us your teacloths when you get them finished. Love to see everyones projects.

"Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony" Mahatma Gandhi
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knitnpickinatune
True Blue Farmgirl

1140 Posts

Sherrie
Gardena California
USA
1140 Posts

Posted - Mar 21 2010 :  09:42:28 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Candy those are pretty dishcloths!

http://www.mandolinbabe.info

http://www.mandolinbabe.net



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