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churunga Posted - May 24 2020 : 10:02:09 PM
I have started this new thread to replace the old one which was just too full.

Here is something I'm working on.

I'm using fabric from the fabric swaps.

Sister #5142
Farmgirl of the Month May 2014

Try everything once and the fun things twice.
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Red Tractor Girl Posted - May 10 2021 : 10:32:57 AM
I haven't stopped by this link in forever!! Wow, everybody, you are doing some really cook projects! I love seeing what Farmgirls are working on. Our last MJF magazine had some cute ideas too. I have an old chair on my front porch that needs a good cleaning and then repainting. It is a project that I keep putting off but seeing what you all are doing is making me motivated to get busy!

Winnie #3109
Red Tractor Girl
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katmom Posted - May 09 2021 : 9:34:17 PM
Hey Krista,, you just reminded me,, I need to whip up a quick gift for a dog lover,, and I dashed into the $ store and found the cutest dish towels.. "Love is a four legged word".. yep, going to cut the towel in 1/2 and crochet the tops!
The $ store even had yarn in the craft section, and the perfect color to match the towel..
Talk about Thrifty,, $1 for the towel and $1 for the yarn makes
2 towels..

Happiness is being a katmom and Glamping Diva! &

StitchinWitch Posted - May 07 2021 : 1:26:01 PM
Good job Vanessa. You have inspired me. I have an old bentwood rocker that needs re-caning. I am thinking of removing the canna and replacing with plywood or heavy fabric. Another project for the list.


Happiness is Homemade
MaryJanesNiece Posted - May 07 2021 : 12:44:31 PM
Heather, my past towel toppers I just made it up as I went along, but this one I found a pattern. I was searching for how to fold the flour sack towel and came across a website that showed how to fold it and it also had a pattern. So I just used it. I attached it to the towel by using a smaller crochet hook and pushing it through the fabric. Itís a little bit of a pain, but I finally found that if I pushed the hook down and then lifted each layer one at a time it would just pop through them. I do like Lindaís idea I just donít know how to make a blanket stitch.

Linda, I need to learn how to make a blanket stitch so I can use that instead. I bet itís so much easier.

Thank you April!

Itís all looking good Vanessa!

Audra Rose Posted - May 07 2021 : 05:14:57 AM

Cold weather had prevented me from getting into the garage to paint, but I finally rubbed the wax onto my rocker. I guess nobody liked the greeny color, there was lots of it in Hobby Lobby. I toned it down with some white and it looks like summer.

The desktop was painted with acrylic paint because it was a laminate or something. Darned if I can remember if I waxed it.

Farmgirl Sister #6754
Dreamer42 Posted - May 06 2021 : 4:05:52 PM
They look perfect, Krista!

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quiltee Posted - May 06 2021 : 12:53:08 PM
Krista -

On tough towels like that I use a yarn needle and make blanket stitches and then crochet through them. Makes it easier.

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Terrell, TX

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Farm Girl of the Month August 2015 and April 2017

"Women are Angels, and when someone breaks our wings, we simply continue to fly . . . on a broomstick - we're flexible, like that."
nndairy Posted - May 06 2021 : 12:49:47 PM
April - I LOVE your pincushion!!! How did you get the fabric to stay? I want to make one like that out of a cow creamer but wasn't sure how to go about it!

Jean - I love your journal cover - what kind of a machine do you have?

Krista - with all the crochet things I've made I've never made towel toppers! Do you use a pattern? How do you attach them to the towel?

I haven't been inside much to do a lot of crafting but I did finally get my diamond painting done. I don't have the pictures uploaded on the computer yet. Hopefully I'll get them on here soon so I can show you. I'm working on a mothers day gift next. What are you all creating for mother's day?

Farmgirl Sister #4701
September 2014 Farmgirl of the Month

"The purpose of life is to enjoy every moment" - Yogi teabag
MaryJanesNiece Posted - May 05 2021 : 12:59:08 PM
Here are the completed towels with the crochet tops! She was pretty excited with how they turned out. I can't wait to see the design she puts on the towels. Hopefully she will update me.

MaryJanesNiece Posted - May 03 2021 : 12:16:47 PM
I agree Grace! She is having me use flour sack towels and it has been a little harder getting the hook through. I didnít quite finish yet. I will finish today. My weekend was so jam packed full of things to do. Itís crazy how busy life can get sometime.

katmom Posted - Apr 30 2021 : 9:23:04 PM
I luv crocheting kitchen towel toppers,, they make for a quick and sweet gift for all occassions.

Happiness is being a katmom and Glamping Diva! &

MaryJanesNiece Posted - Apr 30 2021 : 1:41:36 PM
A dear friend of mine asked me to crochet some towel toppers for her. She plans on giving them to her mother for motherís day. I have one done and will start working on the next one today. This way I can get them to her before Sunday. Iíll share a picture once I have them done.

HealingTouch Posted - Apr 29 2021 : 8:46:08 PM
Krista, A++++ again! You are amazing!
Grace, great yoyo idea. A++++ for you too!
Marie, good idea. Look out towels, here I come! A++++ for you too!
Keep up the good work, I love all youíre creativity!

Be Blessed and Be a Blessing,
Sister 1922
October 2016 Farmgirl of the month

John 11: 35 Jesus wept.

When Satan's knocking at your door, just say "Jesus will you get that for me?"

When it gets to hard to stand, Kneel!

isewbernina Posted - Apr 28 2021 : 1:30:20 PM
Your Journal Cover is so sweet Jean!
I know that took you a while to construct but you did a lovely job and you have a nice cover to be proud of.
Great Job!

ďKindness is Free, Sprinkle that Stuff Everywhere.Ē

"I was cut out to be rich but I was sewn up wrong"
MaryJanesNiece Posted - Apr 28 2021 : 1:09:59 PM
Lovely book cover, Jean! The recipient will just love it.

Dreamer42 Posted - Apr 28 2021 : 12:57:23 PM
Darling notebook cover!!! LOVE the binding!!

Farmgirl Sister #7038
StitchinWitch Posted - Apr 28 2021 : 12:03:47 PM
I only see one Jean -- Your journal cover is nice.


Happiness is Homemade
JeanP Posted - Apr 28 2021 : 10:01:54 AM
Ooops. For some reason (probably operator error), this posted twice. Sorry 'bout that.
JeanP Posted - Apr 28 2021 : 10:00:52 AM
Learning more all the time about the wonders of my Viking Brilliance Embroidery/Sewing machine. Here is my latest "In-the-Hoop" creation. It's a large sized Composition Book covered. It's now on it's way to one of our Farmgirls as a "make-up" gift for a bungled swap.

"However difficult life may seem, there is always something you can do and succeed at."
. . . .Stephen Hawking
MBurns Posted - Apr 28 2021 : 07:30:49 AM
That is really cute. Great memory. So special to have.

Farmgirl friends are fun.
katmom Posted - Apr 27 2021 : 10:33:18 PM
Oh April,, that is such a sweet memory...

Happiness is being a katmom and Glamping Diva! &

Dreamer42 Posted - Apr 27 2021 : 5:04:32 PM
Thank you, ladies, hard to believe 1948 was 73 yeas ago.

Farmgirl Sister #7038
isewbernina Posted - Apr 26 2021 : 3:32:05 PM
What a precious item from the past for you to enjoy every day, April. Wonderful memories and love.


ďKindness is Free, Sprinkle that Stuff Everywhere.Ē

"I was cut out to be rich but I was sewn up wrong"
MaryJanesNiece Posted - Apr 26 2021 : 3:24:13 PM
April, that is so sweet. And what a wonderful way to have your grandparents a part of your everyday life.

Dreamer42 Posted - Apr 26 2021 : 2:07:47 PM

Something little and simple for me today... my grandfather bought this little ceramic car for my grandmother in 1948 at a little pottery shop called the pottery shack in Laguna Beach, CA. I believe my grandmother kept a little cactus in it, they have both since passed. Today I just added a little stuffing and fabric and will now use it as pin cushion on my desk. I find it just so sweet...

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