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GirlwithHook
True Blue Farmgirl

922 Posts

Alyce
Madison WI
USA
922 Posts

Posted - May 19 2012 :  11:01:15 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Emily, that is adorable!



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AnnieinIdaho
True Blue Farmgirl

437 Posts

Annie
ID
USA
437 Posts

Posted - May 21 2012 :  4:56:38 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi Sisters,
This is not an original idea, but I am liking the results. My husband cleaned out his old t-shirt drawer. I snatched them up before he used them for garage rags. He is a medium T-shirt and I cut 13 6-inch squares out of each shirt and am sewing them together quilt style except I use a little larger seam than the traditional 1/4 inch quilting uses. I am planning on making a throw. T-shirts this many years old have such a softness to them. I just plan on hand-tieing with cotton string in each corner of each square and will use a soft batting in-between with another panel of t-shirt squares on the back. So far it is turning out wonderfully. This is not a project for the perfectionist however because T-shirt material is stretchy and you must forgive some of the exactness that master quilting would require. I have a feeling this will be my favorite throw to use this fall in our desert climate. When I have completed this project I will post a photo. It will take a few weeks as I am busy with other things to. But I wanted to share this idea. All the scraps from the t-shirt are so soft I am just going to stuff them into a throw pillow I will make instead of batting or filler. The soft white t-shirt throw fits in with so many current home designs I see in all the catalogs.
Have good days!
Annie
Farmgirl Sister #3655
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22angel
True Blue Farmgirl

498 Posts

Pam
Manitoba
Canada
498 Posts

Posted - May 21 2012 :  6:56:26 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Well, I finally got my pictures downloaded from my camera onto the computer. I wasn't too impressed with how the picture turned out, I think she could have taken some off the top of the pic & added at least our hems into the picture...

And now I can't take any credit for the dresses for our 1920s/1930s Ladies Night, because Mom ended up doing them lol. She was doing mine (the purple one) anyways, but then I was having issues with my friend's dress (apparently 1920s sizes are not the same as 2000 sizes lol), so I had come home for lunch & found Mom ripping out the entire dress to see how I had put it together! Oh boy, I have to say I was not impressed...and then I was kind of worried that she wouldn't have it done before she had to leave. But she got it done, and it looked way better than what I had...so all was forgiven lol. Hopefully this picture turns out & isn't way huge. I'm not sure how to re-size it if it is....



Life isn't about finding yourself. It's about creating yourself.

"When I grow up, I want to be dirt." seen on a box through construction in Wyoming 2010
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GirlwithHook
True Blue Farmgirl

922 Posts

Alyce
Madison WI
USA
922 Posts

Posted - May 22 2012 :  07:25:23 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Started Ric's socks, and then a project for myself: a silky, green fitted dress like the ones Jackie O used to wear. I really just have to put in the zipper and hem yet. Ric almost fell over in his own drool, so I think it must look good!



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Kimarie91
True Blue Farmgirl

114 Posts

Kim
Tx
USA
114 Posts

Posted - May 23 2012 :  06:29:42 AM  Show Profile  Send Kimarie91 a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
Been away for a while, but WOW! I'm admiring the crafts and projects I've missed. I finished up a beginner stained glass class recently and here are my projects. The star was the 1st project. Have to put this on the back burner or a while though.

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Simple Living
True Blue Farmgirl

1214 Posts

Joan
Staten Island NY
USA
1214 Posts

Posted - May 23 2012 :  09:20:44 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I am in the process of redoing my home (little at a time) in the Primitive/Colonial style. I found a really cheap way to make my 1990 indoor house chime look more primitive. The original box was just a stained color wood, very plain front and the brass chimes on the side. So I went to Home Depot and started thinking what could I possible do to improve this look. I found a detailed molding approximately 8" x 4" in unfinished wood. Bought that came home and painted the woodfront of the chimes that was just stained wood. Then I sanded and painted this molding and glued it to the front of the chimes. Saved a lot of money compared to purchasing another primitive/colonial chime.



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alterationsbyemily
True Blue Farmgirl

685 Posts

Emily
Thomasville PA
USA
685 Posts

Posted - May 23 2012 :  7:21:06 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I love the doorbell, so cute!

Here are some skirts I have been working on
Dark heavy denim

Cotton seersucker, blue and white striped

biege and chocolate plaid

Green, black and white taffeta plaid.


Sorry about the dark images ladies, it was a pouring icky day at my house today.

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LadyInRed
True Blue Farmgirl

6433 Posts

PeggyAnn
Vancouver WA
USA
6433 Posts

Posted - May 24 2012 :  09:57:03 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Love the coloniel chime and the skirts. Great Work Ladies!

blessings,
peggy

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

"Leave Your Cares Behind...Join Us On The Porch"

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

When I was a lonely wallflower, Jesus asked me to dance. Then he asked me to be His!
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Netty
True Blue Farmgirl

379 Posts

Lynette
Hardy Nebraska
USA
379 Posts

Posted - May 24 2012 :  11:26:01 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I just love your skirts Emily. You have a nice variety in the material also. Did you make your own pattern or did you buy a pattern? If you bought it would you mind sharing where you got it. I think I might like to make me some skirts for church.

Netty
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alterationsbyemily
True Blue Farmgirl

685 Posts

Emily
Thomasville PA
USA
685 Posts

Posted - May 24 2012 :  1:42:02 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Sure the Jean skirt would be Butterick 4025, the blue and white stripe is Simplicity 2184, the tan is Simplicity 4188, and the plaid is the fuller of Butterick 4025. I get my fabric from a small mennonite store about 40 minutes away from me. It is a drive but the quality is amazing. I get all my patterns at Joanns when they are on sale eg, 1.99 or a 1.00

Just let me know if you need anything made. I have tons of the plaid and can get more of any of the other fabrics.

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forgetmenot
True Blue Farmgirl

3587 Posts

Judith
Nora Springs IA
USA
3587 Posts

Posted - May 25 2012 :  10:35:34 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Joan, brilliant idea for the colonial chime!

Emily, I love your skirts! I like seeing women dressing like this. Also, love your shoes!!

I hesitate to wear skirts longer than mid-calf (since I am so short..come from the land of the munchkins..lol) I would like to wear long skirts while working outside..however, I worry about creepy crawlees finding a dark place to hide.

Farmgirl sister #3926

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

6433 Posts

PeggyAnn
Vancouver WA
USA
6433 Posts

Posted - May 25 2012 :  12:39:48 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Judith...had to laugh at your worry over creepy crawlees finding a dark place to hide. lol

And how short our you my little munchkin??? I have been called that for years myself. Even last
night at Bible Study one of the gals stood talking to me...and out of the blue she says, "Gosh,
Peggy how tall are you? I forget how short you are until I stand right next to you." I am 5ft 1 1/2
and I never leave the half off. lol

I have never really liked wearing skirts because I am very short waisted as well as short. Now as I have
gotten older I am affraid my boobs would hang to the waiste of the skirt and I would look even dumpier.
I don't even own a dress any more. But I do love to still see women in skirts and dresses...I am shocked when I do. Even at our Church we wear jeans. The first year we attended the church we go to now
Easter was coming up and I said to my husband, "What do we get for Easter clothes this year, New Jeans?"
Oh, how times have changed.

hugs and smiles,
peggy

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

"Leave Your Cares Behind...Join Us On The Porch"

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

When I was a lonely wallflower, Jesus asked me to dance. Then he asked me to be His!
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forgetmenot
True Blue Farmgirl

3587 Posts

Judith
Nora Springs IA
USA
3587 Posts

Posted - May 25 2012 :  1:18:37 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hey, Peggy..I'm 5'1". (used to be 5'1 and 1/2". I have 8 birthsisters. Only 2 are taller than me. Our birthparents were about 5'. I always dressed up for work (as a secretary). When I wore slacks to work I noticed some people didn't take me seriously. (Like the idjit....I know its not nice to call names... who said, "You'rethe Mayor's secretary?) I was up on a ladder hanging art work that day. Shouldn't have let it bother me..but it did. I wanted to respond: Youhave a degree in PR? Oh, well..now I just say best things come in small packages..so does dynamite. Or, being this close to the ground gives me the perfect opportunity to commune with nature..want this bug?

Farmgirl sister #3926

"Courage is not the absence of fear, but the belief that something is more important than fear." Ambrose Red Moon
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ceejay48
Farmgirl Legend/Schoolmarm/Sharpshooter

13365 Posts

CeeJay (CJ)
Dolores Colorado
USA
13365 Posts

Posted - May 25 2012 :  5:12:42 PM  Show Profile  Send ceejay48 a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
As always, BEAUTIFUL THINGS from the hands of Farmgirls!

I've been out of town for a family graduation and to "play" with a couple of nieces (separate trips). BUT, have been cranking out more aprons as our Farmers Market opens a week from tomorrow.
The place is a "fabric frenzy".
CJ

..from the barefoot farmgirl in SW Colorado...sister chick #665.
2010 Farmgirl Sister of the Year
Mother Hen: FARMGIRLS SOUTHWEST HENHOUSE

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from my hands - www.cjscreations-ceejay.blogspot.com

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from my heart - www.fromacelticheart.blogspot.com

from my hubby - www.aspenforge.blogspot.com
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ceejay48
Farmgirl Legend/Schoolmarm/Sharpshooter

13365 Posts

CeeJay (CJ)
Dolores Colorado
USA
13365 Posts

Posted - May 26 2012 :  4:15:59 PM  Show Profile  Send ceejay48 a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
Today it's potholders, grabbers, hotpads, mitts, etc. for market.
The "mitts" here are not actually mitts you can put your hands into . . they are potholders shaped like mitts. But I did make mitts you can put your hands into.
CJ


..from the barefoot farmgirl in SW Colorado...sister chick #665.
2010 Farmgirl Sister of the Year
Mother Hen: FARMGIRLS SOUTHWEST HENHOUSE

living life - www.snippetscja.blogspot.com

from my hands - www.cjscreations-ceejay.blogspot.com

the "Purple Thistle" http://www.ceejay48.etsy.com

from my heart - www.fromacelticheart.blogspot.com

from my hubby - www.aspenforge.blogspot.com

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pinokeeo
True Blue Farmgirl

559 Posts

Phyllis
Oregon
USA
559 Posts

Posted - May 26 2012 :  5:38:40 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I took some leather scraps, old snaps and black elastic, and made these chokers. I'll be offering them for sale at our recycle fair next month.



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ceejay48
Farmgirl Legend/Schoolmarm/Sharpshooter

13365 Posts

CeeJay (CJ)
Dolores Colorado
USA
13365 Posts

Posted - May 27 2012 :  1:53:00 PM  Show Profile  Send ceejay48 a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
ATCs for a "Dolls and Toys from Yesteryear" Swap in another group finished today.
Thanks for letting me share!
CJ


"Marguerite and Friends"


"Billy and Pals"


"Polly Pratt Paperdoll"


..from the barefoot farmgirl in SW Colorado...sister chick #665.
2010 Farmgirl Sister of the Year
Mother Hen: FARMGIRLS SOUTHWEST HENHOUSE

living life - www.snippetscja.blogspot.com

from my hands - www.cjscreations-ceejay.blogspot.com

the "Purple Thistle" http://www.ceejay48.etsy.com

from my heart - www.fromacelticheart.blogspot.com

from my hubby - www.aspenforge.blogspot.com
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LadyInRed
True Blue Farmgirl

6433 Posts

PeggyAnn
Vancouver WA
USA
6433 Posts

Posted - May 27 2012 :  3:48:43 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
CJ...you are so good at the ATC's. Loved the whole vintage
theme of these three. Beautiful!

Hugs,
peggy

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

"Leave Your Cares Behind...Join Us On The Porch"

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

When I was a lonely wallflower, Jesus asked me to dance. Then he asked me to be His!
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laurzgot
True Blue Farmgirl

1268 Posts

Laurie
Alvin Texas
USA
1268 Posts

Posted - May 28 2012 :  09:08:57 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Sewing up aprons, quilts and many more items for my small home sewing business. Last night I just finished up a big sister little sister apron combo. Finished a quilt top. My business is Aprons and More by Laurie. I sell aprons and home decor at craft shows and on my etsy site. Happy sewing!
Laurie

suburban countrygirl at heart

http://www.etsy.com/people/lauriescott60
Aprons and More
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GirlwithHook
True Blue Farmgirl

922 Posts

Alyce
Madison WI
USA
922 Posts

Posted - May 28 2012 :  10:22:12 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Making a new vest for Ric-- if he can quit coming up with other projects for us!'



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Cherime
True Blue Farmgirl

1222 Posts

Cherime
Wasilla Alaska
USA
1222 Posts

Posted - May 28 2012 :  1:22:57 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
pillow slips when I was a girl in New Orleans meant something fancy. A case was just a covering for the stuffing. A couple I have done.



CMF
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needy
True Blue Farmgirl

275 Posts

Juanita
Exmore Virginia
USA
275 Posts

Posted - May 28 2012 :  1:43:06 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
well girls Looks like we all are busy these days. I have been sewing up some things for my kitchen. Hubby painted it yellow, so I thought I'd make some new items. I made a black and white toile table cloth from fabric from Hancocks, It was on sale, so I am having a ball.
I made some yellow and white gingham curtains and I thought the black and white would go good. It looks good. now I need to make some yellow place mats and some other items. I very unconventional. anyway Ido what I want in my home. I also made my dog Pepper a new bed and made some little sachet bags for muslin to put cedar shavings in for the closets. I have some pants to hem for hubby and I will be able to stop for a day or so, don't really mind though I love my sewing room and I can wile away the hours and forget the world. Love and hugs farmsister #1020 Juanita
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needy
True Blue Farmgirl

275 Posts

Juanita
Exmore Virginia
USA
275 Posts

Posted - May 28 2012 :  1:55:15 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I really got a laugh out of the girls like PeggyAnn and the others talking about how short they were. I've been short all my life and have a lot of nick names. I'm only 4' 10 and I have a time looking good in my clothes. I'm also on the chubby side and I like the long skirts and dresses. What's a girl to do. Ilaso have trouble with my feet. wear a 5 or 6 souble ee and can't find shoes, and of all things I love shoes. Some of the books I use to order from is going out of business and also I have lost weight and the 6's or to big. Souble ee's start mostly in the 7's. I really have a time finding shoes. If iI feel like wearing long dresses or skirts, guess what, I do. I know I look like a old timey FODDER stack. lol but what if I do. I'm 68 and who will care when I'm dead and gone. LOL Juanita farmsister #1020
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LadyInRed
True Blue Farmgirl

6433 Posts

PeggyAnn
Vancouver WA
USA
6433 Posts

Posted - May 28 2012 :  2:52:26 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Juanita...I always love SHORT Women...we have to stick together. I am 60 and I am with you....who cares???
When I turned 60 last Oct. I thought "Hey, Grandmas should be fluffy and snuggly! For there Grandkids to
love on!!! :+) And then I laughed and thought...you know my Dr. was right...when I was in my 40's and complaining about putting on a few extra pounds...he said to me, "Peggy, what do the women in your family
photo album look like?" I said, "Short, bossomy, and plump." He said, "Well, there you go. Genitics doesn't lie." Back then...I was determined to prove him wrong...now, I think he was a wise man!" Ha Ha!
I am luckier than you on the shoe size. I wear an 7 medium width. Easy to find, Praise God! Now, if I could
just wear shoes all over my body I would be happy! I love shoes too!!!

blessings,
peggy

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

"Leave Your Cares Behind...Join Us On The Porch"

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

When I was a lonely wallflower, Jesus asked me to dance. Then he asked me to be His!

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LadyInRed
True Blue Farmgirl

6433 Posts

PeggyAnn
Vancouver WA
USA
6433 Posts

Posted - May 28 2012 :  2:57:09 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Cherime...what pretty pillow-slips! Takes me back to days gone by. My Auntie over in Portland,
still embroideries my sister and I a new set of pillow cases every year for Christmas. She is
72 and someday I will miss getting those lovely gifts from her....but for now, I think I am a
pretty lucky lady.

blessings,
peggy

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

"Leave Your Cares Behind...Join Us On The Porch"

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

When I was a lonely wallflower, Jesus asked me to dance. Then he asked me to be His!
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