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soapmommy60543
True Blue Farmgirl

2197 Posts

Ann
Oswego IL
USA
2197 Posts

Posted - May 29 2012 :  12:43:32 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Let's see...
Finishing up wonky house blocks for swap, then pressing 12 yards of fabric to make 1830's dress for parade. Hoping to get that one at least cut out today. Fortunately, not too many pieces - skirt is just 4 yards of fabric hemmed, then pleated.
Also, need to work on an afghan for a wedding that's coming up. Maybe I should make myself another pot of coffee!
Hope you are all having fun on your projects - they all look AMAZING!

Wife of terrific hubby and mom to 2 teenagers, 2 bunnies, 2 geriatric goldfish, and the best dog in the world!

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countrymommy85
True Blue Farmgirl

898 Posts

Krystle
MT
USA
898 Posts

Posted - May 30 2012 :  07:41:27 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I'm working on some cute summer dresses for my girls. From using patterns and new fabric and also re-purposing some old clothes and using that fabric to make something "trendy" for them. Once I find some more fabric (either new or repurposing fabric) I'm going to make myself some skirts for this summer too. I've found skirts to be pretty handy from lounging at home (like I ever have time for that, haha) and going to town or visiting. Otherwise I wear shorts and since I feel they are too short to wear in public I always have to change before leaving the house or if company is coming over so it would be nice to have some decent skirts to wear so I don't always have to change before leaving the house. Anyway off to tidy the house so I can get on my sewing spree on this chilly late spring day! :)

Mothers are those wonderful people who can get up in the morning before the smell of coffee. ~Author Unknown

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JojoNH
True Blue Farmgirl

1963 Posts

Joanna
Dunbarton New Hampshire
USA
1963 Posts

Posted - May 31 2012 :  1:57:45 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hello Everyone!
I must admit, I have been missing from here for quite some time. Thought I would pop on and say hello to my old friends and hopefully some new ones too! Here is a picture of a Candle Wrap I made, hand appliqued using wool felt:

This was a fun project, especially since I love to hand sew anything!

Thought I would mention for all my fellow crafters, if your looking for any vintage or antique buttons. . . maybe for one of your MJF badges?
I have some available for sale in the market section and at my Etsy store.

Loved reading all your posts and seeing all your wonderful pictures! Lots of inspiration here to get your creative energy going!!

Joanna #566

JojoNH


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LadyInRed
True Blue Farmgirl

6429 Posts

PeggyAnn
Vancouver WA
USA
6429 Posts

Posted - May 31 2012 :  2:52:54 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Joanna..very cute candle wrap!!! I like it a lot!

Hugs,
peggy

Farmgirl #1326
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"Leave Your Cares Behind...Join Us On The Porch"

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JojoNH
True Blue Farmgirl

1963 Posts

Joanna
Dunbarton New Hampshire
USA
1963 Posts

Posted - Jun 01 2012 :  04:57:34 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thank you! Just love working with the felt. . might attempt a penny rug when the cooler weather arrives.

Joanna #566

JojoNH


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sassynrob
True Blue Farmgirl

304 Posts

Shelly
Shepherd MI
USA
304 Posts

Posted - Jun 01 2012 :  7:28:26 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Working on recovering a carseat for my girlfriend who is having her first little girl!!!

www.foreverlovecreations.com
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StrawHouseRanch
True Blue Farmgirl

1044 Posts

Paula
Holt Missouri
USA
1044 Posts

Posted - Jun 03 2012 :  12:37:00 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I made this pillow cover for the woman who raises the hay for my horses. The quote: 'Hay smells different to lovers and horses' is by Stanislaw Jerzy Lec, a polish author.





Paula

Farmgirl Sister #3090
Yesterday is History, Tomorrow is a Mystery, and Today is a Gift.

"Look deep into Nature, and then you will understand everything better."--Albert Einstein
"A meal of bread, cheese and beer constitutes the perfect food." --Queen Elizabeth I
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Edited by - StrawHouseRanch on Jun 03 2012 12:37:57 PM
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Simple Living
True Blue Farmgirl

1214 Posts

Joan
Staten Island NY
USA
1214 Posts

Posted - Jun 03 2012 :  12:42:20 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Very creative Paula besides being very pretty

A Friend is Someone who Reaches for your Hand, But Touches your Heart!
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JojoNH
True Blue Farmgirl

1963 Posts

Joanna
Dunbarton New Hampshire
USA
1963 Posts

Posted - Jun 03 2012 :  12:49:09 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Great job Paula, just love the way you made this pillow. . . the horses are perfect!

Joanna #566

JojoNH


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JojoNH
True Blue Farmgirl

1963 Posts

Joanna
Dunbarton New Hampshire
USA
1963 Posts

Posted - Jun 03 2012 :  12:50:24 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi Shelly,
Wow, your girlfriend is so lucky to have you!!


Joanna #566

JojoNH


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Blessed in Colorado
True Blue Farmgirl

4075 Posts

Debbie L.
Florissant Colorado
USA
4075 Posts

Posted - Jun 03 2012 :  1:20:56 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Sheri, your hat boxes are beautiful, what talent you have.
Tabitha, love your web site, so enchanting.
I bought a 1933 Singer Treadle Sewing Machine yesterday, now I am trying to set it up in my Stitching Room so I can start sewing with it. I can see I need a bigger room"-)
Hugs,
Debbie

If you are lucky enough to live in the mountains you are lucky enough.
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katmom
True Blue Farmgirl

12684 Posts

Grace
WACAL Gal WashCalif.
USA
12684 Posts

Posted - Jun 05 2012 :  7:19:41 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Oh my stars,,, Paula, I luv this...
did you hand or machine stitch it?

>^..^<
Happiness is being a katmom.
"Is it time for my Dirt Manicure yet!"

www.katmom4.blogspot.com & http://www.graciesvictorianrose.blogspot.com

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StrawHouseRanch
True Blue Farmgirl

1044 Posts

Paula
Holt Missouri
USA
1044 Posts

Posted - Jun 07 2012 :  11:09:15 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks for the nice comments about the pillow! I drew the horse head drawing several years ago in my sketchbook. Last week I was discussing how wonderful our new hay smelled to the woman I buy hay from and she replied back to me with the quote. So I opened up my Embird embroidery software and combined my drawing with the quote creating a machine embroidery design...fun! The stitch I used is called "redwork", so it looks like a hand-stitched design.

Paula

Farmgirl Sister #3090
Yesterday is History, Tomorrow is a Mystery, and Today is a Gift.

"Look deep into Nature, and then you will understand everything better."--Albert Einstein
"A meal of bread, cheese and beer constitutes the perfect food." --Queen Elizabeth I
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sassynrob
True Blue Farmgirl

304 Posts

Shelly
Shepherd MI
USA
304 Posts

Posted - Jun 07 2012 :  12:25:21 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Making fabric bowl covers for my website.


www.foreverlovecreations.com
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Farmer Judy
True Blue Farmgirl

433 Posts

Judy
North Aurora IL
USA
433 Posts

Posted - Jun 07 2012 :  12:45:59 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
After I finish my cleaning I hope to get to the store to have my boys pick out fabric so they can make their own messinger bags for next school year. They came to me with the idea and I jumped at the chance to have extra time with them. My boys are 14 and 16 this summer and they have so many other things they are interested in I yearn for time with them.

God bless,

Judy
Farmgirl #3666

Born a city girl but a farm girl at heart!

http://farmtimes.blogspot.com/
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Netty
True Blue Farmgirl

379 Posts

Lynette
Hardy Nebraska
USA
379 Posts

Posted - Jun 07 2012 :  3:45:06 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I know what you mean Judy, when our sons want to be with us we have to take advantage of that time.

My son is 15, 16 this July. Where does the time go. I remember his sweet little kisses at bedtime or when he just popped up to say "I Love You Mom" then a smack on the cheek. I miss those times.

Take Care
Netty
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ceejay48
Farmgirl Legend/Schoolmarm/Sharpshooter

13365 Posts

CeeJay (CJ)
Dolores Colorado
USA
13365 Posts

Posted - Jun 07 2012 :  6:47:06 PM  Show Profile  Send ceejay48 a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
Retro aprons with sweet cupcakes and cherries and polka dots . . . and order for my daughter's neighber.
Flounce aprons with tea themed items, funky birds, vintage looking mums & carnations for Farmers Market.
Sorting through and reorganing my bins of laces and eyelet trims . . mercy me!!!
CJ

..from the barefoot farmgirl in SW Colorado...sister chick #665.
2010 Farmgirl Sister of the Year
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from my hubby - www.aspenforge.blogspot.com
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FieldsofThyme
Farmgirl Guide & Schoolmarm / Chapter Leader

4928 Posts



USA
4928 Posts

Posted - Jun 08 2012 :  06:12:08 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I'm working on several projects at once (I know, bad habits are hard to break)....

I'm knitting myself a shawl (in my glamped up wall tent)

I'm also working on car wash cloths for the Farmer's Market, and a Christmas lap afghan....and another dishcloth and, and and (he he he!)


Farmgirl #800
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From my hands: http://pioneerpatchworkhomespun.blogspot.com/

From my Camera: http://www.flickr.com/photos/pioneerwomanatheart/
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Kimarie91
True Blue Farmgirl

114 Posts

Kim
Tx
USA
114 Posts

Posted - Jun 08 2012 :  8:21:05 PM  Show Profile  Send Kimarie91 a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
Kristina - I just went over to your blog hoping you had more photos. I was not diappointed. You must be having so much fun. I love what you've done! Now I'm thinking hmmmm...maybe I CAN move my office to the backyard!
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FieldsofThyme
Farmgirl Guide & Schoolmarm / Chapter Leader

4928 Posts



USA
4928 Posts

Posted - Jun 10 2012 :  07:19:28 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Kim, it's so much fun! It does get hot in there, even with a fan, but cool mornings and evenings. I love it. We've been rained on too. More rain tomorrow maybe. I feel like we added on a room just for me. Hubby was pretty impressed.

I'm actually taking more time to really write too. Even my kids are influenced by my writing, reading and handiwork (that's getting done in the tents).

I'm making "DAD" bookmarks for the Father's Day Weekend Farmer's Market


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FieldsofThyme
Farmgirl Guide & Schoolmarm / Chapter Leader

4928 Posts



USA
4928 Posts

Posted - Jun 12 2012 :  05:56:04 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Working on Farmer's Market items again today - have to run a kiddo to the dentist so it's going with me.

Farmgirl #800
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http://scrapreusedandrecycledartprojects.blogspot.com/

From my hands: http://pioneerpatchworkhomespun.blogspot.com/

From my Camera: http://www.flickr.com/photos/pioneerwomanatheart/
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FarmDream
True Blue Farmgirl

1085 Posts

Julie
TX
USA
1085 Posts

Posted - Jun 12 2012 :  12:17:09 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Today we are working on Safety-Pin Bracelets from the latest issue of MJF.



~FarmDream is Farmgirl Sister #3069

Live Today, Cherish Yesterday, Dream Tomorrow

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FieldsofThyme
Farmgirl Guide & Schoolmarm / Chapter Leader

4928 Posts



USA
4928 Posts

Posted - Jun 13 2012 :  05:01:03 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Julie, what a fun summer activity to do with kids. I totally forgot about that in the magazine. Thanks for the reminder.

Farmgirl #800
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http://scrapreusedandrecycledartprojects.blogspot.com/

From my hands: http://pioneerpatchworkhomespun.blogspot.com/

From my Camera: http://www.flickr.com/photos/pioneerwomanatheart/
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LadyInRed
True Blue Farmgirl

6429 Posts

PeggyAnn
Vancouver WA
USA
6429 Posts

Posted - Jun 13 2012 :  10:10:02 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote


I am working on a Granny Square Afghan using Barnat Yarn called Medusa. All those colors
come off of one skein. Isn't it going to be pretty (at least I think so. lol) This
pattern takes 127 squares and I only have 15 left to make and I can start putting it all
together. I will show the finished piece when I get it done.

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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Farmer Judy
True Blue Farmgirl

433 Posts

Judy
North Aurora IL
USA
433 Posts

Posted - Jun 13 2012 :  1:33:36 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I stopped on my errands today and bought four individual yards of nice patterns for skirts. So I am sewing up the salvage as the back seam, putting elastic on the back 2/3's of the skirt, leaving a 18 inch slit in the back for freedom and heming to make a comfortable longer skirt I can wear if I ever get hired anywhere.

God bless,

Judy
Farmgirl #3666

Born a city girl but a farm girl at heart!

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