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atkinst2
True Blue Farmgirl

899 Posts

Theresa
Canal Winchester OH
USA
899 Posts

Posted - Oct 07 2023 :  12:57:12 PM  Show Profile
Thank you Debbie.
Thank you Wanda.
Thank you Michele.
Thank you Linda. I found the fabric at https://www.spoonflower.com/en/shop?on=fabric. I think it also comes in blue.

Each square represents a code. Very much like the underground railroad quilts. When Hobo's traveled around the US other Hobo's would leave markings about the area. On the back of the quilt I put a grid that tells what each square means. Like the drawing of a chicken meant "free phone", etc. A lady took those drawings and made quilt squares to represent those drawings. In the book she also goes into alot of history about the Hobo life.

The book of quilt blocks for the quilt is .

Thank you Krista, I am assuming you are interested in the story behind the squares. If you are interested in my personal story, just let me know. I am also willing to share that.


There is never a road so long that there isn't a curve in it.
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katmom
True Blue Farmgirl

17161 Posts

Grace
WACAL Gal WashCalif.
USA
17161 Posts

Posted - Oct 07 2023 :  9:55:10 PM  Show Profile
UUGH! I swear,,, my middle name should be UFO or PHD !!!

I get distracted SOOO easy! I started 2 projects,,, and now both are sitting on my messy sewing table,, because I need to pick up a skein of white yarn to make fringe for the 1 project and I need a spool of variegated sewing thread to finish up another project.. but that means I have to drive over to Spokane.. and,, honestly, I am just to lazy!


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Happiness is being a katmom and Glamping Diva!
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atkinst2
True Blue Farmgirl

899 Posts

Theresa
Canal Winchester OH
USA
899 Posts

Posted - Oct 08 2023 :  05:41:33 AM  Show Profile
Oh Grace, I so understand that!!!!!! I have the "I'll get it next time I go out" symptom also. They when I go out it's like, crap I'm to tired to make one more stop. Sending kindship vibes

There is never a road so long that there isn't a curve in it.
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katmom
True Blue Farmgirl

17161 Posts

Grace
WACAL Gal WashCalif.
USA
17161 Posts

Posted - Oct 08 2023 :  8:02:20 PM  Show Profile
Theresa,,, isn't it the truth!!! lol!

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Happiness is being a katmom and Glamping Diva!
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Jokamartell
True Blue Farmgirl

1542 Posts

Karen
Kennewick WA
USA
1542 Posts

Posted - Oct 08 2023 :  8:16:35 PM  Show Profile
I just keep starting projects…cuz, well, it’s WAY more fun!!! :) hahaha

Karen :)

To quote one of my past preschoolers “Not one of those Karens, but a good Karen”! Haha
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MaryJanesNiece
True Blue Farmgirl

6932 Posts

Krista
Utah
USA
6932 Posts

Posted - Oct 09 2023 :  12:15:04 PM  Show Profile
Grace, I have been there before. And probably had the exact same look on my face too! My current dilemma is that I ran out of orange yarn and needed to order more. Well the wrap is missing so I have no clue what brand or color name it is. So I took a guess. Once my yarn arrived, it was the wrong color, but not by much. So now I sit here trying to decide if it's really worth packing 4 kids to a store to find the exact match or just deal with the slight variation lol! Can candy corn have 2 different oranges??

Theresa, I would love to hear it.

Krista

Edited by - MaryJanesNiece on Oct 09 2023 12:16:28 PM
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Jokamartell
True Blue Farmgirl

1542 Posts

Karen
Kennewick WA
USA
1542 Posts

Posted - Oct 09 2023 :  7:28:59 PM  Show Profile
Krista, I say yes…Candy corn can be two different oranges. Lol. It’s your creation! :)

Karen :)

To quote one of my past preschoolers “Not one of those Karens, but a good Karen”! Haha
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MaryJanesNiece
True Blue Farmgirl

6932 Posts

Krista
Utah
USA
6932 Posts

Posted - Oct 11 2023 :  12:23:40 PM  Show Profile
Thanks Karen for your input! I will stick with the different oranges. I am hoping to have it finished this week.

Krista
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quiltee
True Blue Farmgirl

7482 Posts

Linda
Terrell TX
USA
7482 Posts

Posted - Oct 11 2023 :  12:48:32 PM  Show Profile  Send quiltee a Yahoo! Message
I have had Candy Corn with 2 oranges in the bottom, too. Go for it!


Farmgirl hugs,
Linda
Terrell, TX

Farm girl #1919
Farm Girl of the Month
August 2015, April 2017 and June 2023


"Women are Angels, and when someone breaks our wings, we simply continue to fly . . . on a broomstick - we're flexible, like that."
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atkinst2
True Blue Farmgirl

899 Posts

Theresa
Canal Winchester OH
USA
899 Posts

Posted - Oct 11 2023 :  3:35:10 PM  Show Profile
Krista,

Please remember that when all of this happened it was a time when what happened in the home stayed in the home. Ours was not an easy life by any standards and my dear brother took the brunt of most of the violence. So, anyway, when he was 13 he couldn't take much more so he left and decided to ride the rails and see where he landed. Well, he landed in Hobo land. He lived that life for about 2 year (that is when my father died). Working and taking care himself. Although he was only 13, he was very talented and was able to work in many fields. Before we moved to the house across from Ben Lomond High School in Ogden we lived on a small horse ranch in Corinne, UT then in a larger horse ranch in North Ogden. So we learned a lot of skills in horses and farming. He actually did very well in finding work while hoboing. It wasn't until much later in life did I find out where he had been and what all he had seen and done.

There is never a road so long that there isn't a curve in it.
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katmom
True Blue Farmgirl

17161 Posts

Grace
WACAL Gal WashCalif.
USA
17161 Posts

Posted - Oct 11 2023 :  7:19:53 PM  Show Profile
Theresa,, very interesting... I will have to see if our Library has this book...

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Happiness is being a katmom and Glamping Diva!
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MaryJanesNiece
True Blue Farmgirl

6932 Posts

Krista
Utah
USA
6932 Posts

Posted - Oct 13 2023 :  1:12:25 PM  Show Profile
Theresa, it's crazy to hear you talk about those places! I went to Ben Lomond High School and my parents still live right by the school. And Tremonton is just right around the corner from Corinne. I had no idea you were that familiar with my neck of the woods. When was the last time you were here? I am sorry to hear your brother had to deal with such struggles. It sounds like he was an amazing and hard working 13 year old! Thank you for sharing your story with me.

Krista
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MaryJanesNiece
True Blue Farmgirl

6932 Posts

Krista
Utah
USA
6932 Posts

Posted - Oct 13 2023 :  1:33:24 PM  Show Profile
I finished my candy corn garland! And you really can't tell that the orange is different unless you are looking for it. Thanks for the help ladies!


5 more UFOs until I meet my goal. I think I will actually accomplish it this year!!

Krista
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atkinst2
True Blue Farmgirl

899 Posts

Theresa
Canal Winchester OH
USA
899 Posts

Posted - Oct 13 2023 :  4:56:55 PM  Show Profile
Krista, I rented an RV and took my grandson on a 20 state 63 day trip in 2019 and one of the places we went to was the ole homestead in Corinne as well as by our ole place in Pleasant View. Of course, to Promatory Point for the golden spike reenactment. I really have to tell you, it was very hard for me to leave. I love Utah. We spent a ton of time in the Uintah Mountains hunting, fishing and camping when I lived there. It is such a lovely state. The National Parks in the South and the Mountains. I do miss it.

Yes my brother was an amazing man. He was very hard working and very talented in woodworking, animals, art, and of course survival skills. He passed away a few years ago and I miss him terribly.

I still have family there. I have some in Roy, Ogden, and Layton. I hope that I can get back out there before I die to gaze upon the beauty of the place!

There is never a road so long that there isn't a curve in it.
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katmom
True Blue Farmgirl

17161 Posts

Grace
WACAL Gal WashCalif.
USA
17161 Posts

Posted - Oct 13 2023 :  7:02:41 PM  Show Profile
Oh Krista,, your Candy Corn turned out just AdOrBs!! Luv it!!



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Happiness is being a katmom and Glamping Diva!
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katmom
True Blue Farmgirl

17161 Posts

Grace
WACAL Gal WashCalif.
USA
17161 Posts

Posted - Oct 13 2023 :  7:05:31 PM  Show Profile
Ok, sooo quit some years ago I started a crochet project,, a type of shell pattern..., set it aside,, then lost the pattern instructions....

So,, I sent it to Krista,, now it's her UFO !!!

Does that count as a finished UFO for me??? since I passed it on???
LOLOLOLOL!


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Happiness is being a katmom and Glamping Diva!

Edited by - katmom on Oct 13 2023 7:06:22 PM
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windypines
True Blue Farmgirl

4178 Posts

Michele
Bruce Wisconsin
USA
4178 Posts

Posted - Oct 14 2023 :  02:27:19 AM  Show Profile
lol Grace. I would say it counts as finishing, as it is not in your craft room anymore. hahahaha
Krista great job on being almost done with your ufo's Your projects looks great!!

Farming in WI

Michele


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Wanda Sue
True Blue Farmgirl

1158 Posts

Wanda
Murrells Inlet SC
USA
1158 Posts

Posted - Oct 14 2023 :  03:16:44 AM  Show Profile
Krista I love your candy corn garland and all of the other cuties added to the display. Congratulations on getting close to the end of your to do list!

A day hemmed in prayer is less likely to unravel.

Farm Girl #3677
FGOTM August 2022
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nndairy
True Blue Farmgirl

3075 Posts

Heather
Wapakoneta Ohio
USA
3075 Posts

Posted - Oct 14 2023 :  6:29:50 PM  Show Profile
Grace - I can't quit laughing!!! I love your way of finishing UFO's! Might be the only way to get them done for me too :)

Krista - love the candy corn!

Theresa - what a wonderful quilt to honor your brother!!!!

~Heather
Farmgirl Sister #4701
September 2014 Farmgirl of the Month


"The purpose of life is to enjoy every moment" - Yogi teabag
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Jokamartell
True Blue Farmgirl

1542 Posts

Karen
Kennewick WA
USA
1542 Posts

Posted - Oct 14 2023 :  6:47:41 PM  Show Profile
Krista, great job on the garland! :) Love it!
Grace, that’s hilarious! Maybe I will “finish” some of my UFOs that way too! :) Lol

Karen :)

To quote one of my past preschoolers “Not one of those Karens, but a good Karen”! Haha
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katmom
True Blue Farmgirl

17161 Posts

Grace
WACAL Gal WashCalif.
USA
17161 Posts

Posted - Oct 14 2023 :  10:16:21 PM  Show Profile
Karen,,, just don't send them to me!!! lolololol!



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Happiness is being a katmom and Glamping Diva!
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windypines
True Blue Farmgirl

4178 Posts

Michele
Bruce Wisconsin
USA
4178 Posts

Posted - Oct 15 2023 :  05:24:17 AM  Show Profile
lollolololol!!!

Farming in WI

Michele


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Jokamartell
True Blue Farmgirl

1542 Posts

Karen
Kennewick WA
USA
1542 Posts

Posted - Oct 15 2023 :  11:22:08 AM  Show Profile
Hahaha…well, FINE, Grace!!! Lol

Karen :)

To quote one of my past preschoolers “Not one of those Karens, but a good Karen”! Haha
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atkinst2
True Blue Farmgirl

899 Posts

Theresa
Canal Winchester OH
USA
899 Posts

Posted - Oct 15 2023 :  1:29:58 PM  Show Profile
Another UFO done.



Because embroidery is not my strong suit, I did change one thing about the apron. I cut out a second apron to make it lined so the back threads wouldn't show.

There is never a road so long that there isn't a curve in it.
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churunga
True Blue Farmgirl

3931 Posts

Marie
Minneapolis MN
USA
3931 Posts

Posted - Oct 15 2023 :  5:39:29 PM  Show Profile
Good idea!

Marie
Sister #5142
Farmgirl of the Month May 2014

Try everything once and the fun things twice.
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