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MaryJanesNiece
True Blue Farmgirl

4002 Posts

Krista
Utah
USA
4002 Posts

Posted - Jan 22 2016 :  4:57:30 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Denise- Oh my gosh! You are so right! I have finally caught on and now it all makes sense. I love it! I am so looking forward to the weekend so I will have time to sit down and do some more! Good luck on the knitting.

Thank you Kristine, Judith, and Justine.

I feel better now that my friend has shown me how. I am so proud of my crocheting! I canít wait to finish my project!

P.S. This is a brand new one. I started over because I was doing a single crochet in the picture above and needed to be doing a double crochet.

Krista


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levisgrammy
True Blue Farmgirl

7333 Posts

Denise
NJ
USA
7333 Posts

Posted - Jan 22 2016 :  5:01:22 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Love the yarn you chose. Very pretty Krista!

~Denise~
Farmgirl Sister #43

"Thy Word is a lamp unto my feet and a light unto my path." Psalm 119:105

http://www.ladybugsandlilacs.blogspot.com/
http://www.torisgram.etsy.com
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MaryJanesNiece
True Blue Farmgirl

4002 Posts

Krista
Utah
USA
4002 Posts

Posted - Jan 22 2016 :  5:56:54 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thank you Denise! I love it to! When I seen the yarn it was screaming my name.

Krista
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ceejay48
Farmgirl Legend/Schoolmarm/Sharpshooter

13368 Posts

CeeJay (CJ)
Dolores Colorado
USA
13368 Posts

Posted - Jan 25 2016 :  2:46:31 PM  Show Profile  Send ceejay48 a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
Pretty yarn, Krista! Crochet looking good too!!!
CJ

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

my aprons - http://www.facebook.com/FarmFreshAprons

living life - www.snippetscja.blogspot.com

from my heart - www.fromacelticheart.blogspot.com

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

3131 Posts

Shannon
Rozet Wyoming
USA
3131 Posts

Posted - Jan 25 2016 :  2:49:14 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
really lovely!

~ Shannon

http://hudson-everydayblessings.blogspot.com/
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NY Pumpkin girl
True Blue Farmgirl

104 Posts

Christine
Gouverneur New York
USA
104 Posts

Posted - Jan 25 2016 :  3:55:20 PM  Show Profile  Send NY Pumpkin girl a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
I love the yarn also. Great job.

NY Pumpkin girl Farmgirl sister 6634.
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MaryJanesNiece
True Blue Farmgirl

4002 Posts

Krista
Utah
USA
4002 Posts

Posted - Jan 25 2016 :  5:32:33 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks ladies! I am really enjoying it!

Shannon, how is your crochet coming along? Have you been able to start?

Krista
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levisgrammy
True Blue Farmgirl

7333 Posts

Denise
NJ
USA
7333 Posts

Posted - Jan 27 2016 :  08:41:00 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Does anyone know approximately how long after you submit that your hear back on it? Just curious.
Krista how is your crochet coming along?

~Denise~
Farmgirl Sister #43

"Thy Word is a lamp unto my feet and a light unto my path." Psalm 119:105

http://www.ladybugsandlilacs.blogspot.com/
http://www.torisgram.etsy.com
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hudsonsinaf
True Blue Farmgirl

3131 Posts

Shannon
Rozet Wyoming
USA
3131 Posts

Posted - Jan 27 2016 :  09:42:49 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Denise - it depends on how many people apply for them at that given time... sometimes they get backed up. My last ones came back in about a week, but I have had others take around a month.

Krista - slowly, hahahahaha

~ Shannon

http://hudson-everydayblessings.blogspot.com/

Edited by - hudsonsinaf on Jan 27 2016 10:14:18 AM
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ceejay48
Farmgirl Legend/Schoolmarm/Sharpshooter

13368 Posts

CeeJay (CJ)
Dolores Colorado
USA
13368 Posts

Posted - Jan 27 2016 :  10:11:48 AM  Show Profile  Send ceejay48 a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
Denise,
I agree with Shannon on her reply to your question. I suggest that, if you haven't heard anything after two weeks, you send Brian and email and check in with him. His email is: brianogle@maryjanesfarm.org

They DO get pretty busy with everything going on at the farm and Brian wears a lot of hats there!
Hope that helps!
CJ

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

my aprons - http://www.facebook.com/FarmFreshAprons

living life - www.snippetscja.blogspot.com

from my heart - www.fromacelticheart.blogspot.com

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

90 Posts

Joan
Knoxville TN
USA
90 Posts

Posted - Jan 27 2016 :  2:25:28 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I hope this is not a duplicated query, as I did not read thru all the previous pages. Now that I have earned a few badges, I wondered how everyone has displayed theirs. Would love to see or hear how you decorated them and then displayed them to give me some inspiration.

Ijjie
Farmgirl # 849

muddybootsandlace.blogspot.com
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MaryJanesNiece
True Blue Farmgirl

4002 Posts

Krista
Utah
USA
4002 Posts

Posted - Jan 27 2016 :  4:15:36 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Denise- It's coming along. I started over because I realized I was doing the wrong pattern. ( But I am saving the other one to make a washcloth.) With the new pattern I seem to be moving faster. But my edges don't seem to be straight. I asked my friend if that was normal and she said yes. She said it has to do with how tight I am making my stitches. Hearing that I felt like starting over again, but I talked myself out of it. I can't be so hard on myself, I am just learning. I will just make sure to focus a bit more on my tightness from here on out. Have any of you had this? Or does it still happen to you?

Oh I hear you Shannon! To many things to do in a day and not enough time.

Joan- That is a good question. I am working on my first one now and would like to know what to do with mine.

Krista
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ceejay48
Farmgirl Legend/Schoolmarm/Sharpshooter

13368 Posts

CeeJay (CJ)
Dolores Colorado
USA
13368 Posts

Posted - Jan 27 2016 :  4:57:24 PM  Show Profile  Send ceejay48 a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
Joan,
I plan to work mine into a mini-quilt, but that's not looking like it's going to happen any time soon. I'll try to remember to take a pic of some of mine to show how I finish them and one of a few of them that I have displayed.
CJ

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

my aprons - http://www.facebook.com/FarmFreshAprons

living life - www.snippetscja.blogspot.com

from my heart - www.fromacelticheart.blogspot.com

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

7333 Posts

Denise
NJ
USA
7333 Posts

Posted - Jan 27 2016 :  6:05:33 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks Shannon and Ceejay! It helps to get an idea. That way I'm not always wondering if there is something wrong if I didn't hear something right away.
Just another thing I appreciate here is if you ask a question there is always someone who can answer it!

~Denise~
Farmgirl Sister #43

"Thy Word is a lamp unto my feet and a light unto my path." Psalm 119:105

http://www.ladybugsandlilacs.blogspot.com/
http://www.torisgram.etsy.com
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levisgrammy
True Blue Farmgirl

7333 Posts

Denise
NJ
USA
7333 Posts

Posted - Jan 27 2016 :  6:12:42 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Krista, It took me a lot of practice to get my stitches from not being so tight all the time. My mom taught my brother and I when we were younger. We are both left handed and she was right handed so she had us sit across from her so we could follow the way she was holding the hook and the yarn. I haven't been crocheting for a while as I am trying to learn knitting. I was talking to my dh and told him that since I have been looking into the badges I realized how many things I can do or have already done on the list of requirements. I need to get everything in order (photos) and organized so it will be easier to keep track and apply for them.

~Denise~
Farmgirl Sister #43

"Thy Word is a lamp unto my feet and a light unto my path." Psalm 119:105

http://www.ladybugsandlilacs.blogspot.com/
http://www.torisgram.etsy.com
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ijjie
True Blue Farmgirl

90 Posts

Joan
Knoxville TN
USA
90 Posts

Posted - Jan 28 2016 :  09:58:54 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Ceejay I was looking at your blog and saw a photo of some of your badges....looked like you had embroidered them. Hard to tell, but looked very cute. Also love your string of glamper lights you made. Any change you can share how you made them. What a talented group here! Thanks for all the inspiration you share.

Krista You have encouraged me to try crocheting again. I always have the stitches so tight that I could not get the hook through the next row and gave up. Have a great pattern book with granny squares. Need to give it another try.

Ijjie
Farmgirl # 849

https//www.muddybootsandlace.blogspot.com
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ceejay48
Farmgirl Legend/Schoolmarm/Sharpshooter

13368 Posts

CeeJay (CJ)
Dolores Colorado
USA
13368 Posts

Posted - Jan 28 2016 :  10:45:04 AM  Show Profile  Send ceejay48 a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
Joan,
Yes my badges are all embroidered. I'll see if I can find the tutorial I've already written for the lights. If not, I'll do it over again.
Back later!
CJ

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

my aprons - http://www.facebook.com/FarmFreshAprons

living life - www.snippetscja.blogspot.com

from my heart - www.fromacelticheart.blogspot.com

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

13368 Posts

CeeJay (CJ)
Dolores Colorado
USA
13368 Posts

Posted - Jan 28 2016 :  12:32:49 PM  Show Profile  Send ceejay48 a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
For now, I can display up to eight badges by hanging them with mini-clothespins from this length of grosgrain ribbon. It is strung along the bottom of a shelf on a baker's rack where I have all kinds of collectibles. I can change the badges to display different ones.
CJ



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

my aprons - http://www.facebook.com/FarmFreshAprons

living life - www.snippetscja.blogspot.com

from my heart - www.fromacelticheart.blogspot.com

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

13368 Posts

CeeJay (CJ)
Dolores Colorado
USA
13368 Posts

Posted - Jan 28 2016 :  12:36:05 PM  Show Profile  Send ceejay48 a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
A close up of a couple badges. I use buttons to show that I've earned the different levels. Three buttons means I've earned all three levels. The buttons are sometimes different colors or different shapes, but sometimes I use the same shape/color. I also use novelty buttons if I have some small enough and the appropriate theme.
I also sometimes embellish the badge with some little item, such as the little bow on the Apron badge.
It's just how I do mine . . .
Thanks for letting me share!
CJ



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

my aprons - http://www.facebook.com/FarmFreshAprons

living life - www.snippetscja.blogspot.com

from my heart - www.fromacelticheart.blogspot.com

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

7333 Posts

Denise
NJ
USA
7333 Posts

Posted - Jan 28 2016 :  3:18:00 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Ceejay,
I love the button idea to represent the different levels. The way you display them on the ribbon is cute. Love that!

~Denise~
Farmgirl Sister #43

"Thy Word is a lamp unto my feet and a light unto my path." Psalm 119:105

http://www.ladybugsandlilacs.blogspot.com/
http://www.torisgram.etsy.com
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MaryJanesNiece
True Blue Farmgirl

4002 Posts

Krista
Utah
USA
4002 Posts

Posted - Jan 28 2016 :  4:16:34 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Denise, that is what I was thinking. I had a feeling it would take some time to get it right. That is why we practice. How is your knitting coming along? That is so awesome! I hope you are able to apply for a bunch of badges. Let us know what you have done.

Aww thanks Joan! I am so happy to hear that. That was my problem too. I was making my stitches so tight that the hook wouldnít move. Once the stiches are loose itís a completely different feeling. Itís so much smoother and I feel like I can work faster. Let me know when you try again! I know you can get it!

CJ, your badges look fantastic! I love how you choose to display them! The buttons are a great idea. Way to go.

Krista
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ceejay48
Farmgirl Legend/Schoolmarm/Sharpshooter

13368 Posts

CeeJay (CJ)
Dolores Colorado
USA
13368 Posts

Posted - Jan 28 2016 :  4:26:24 PM  Show Profile  Send ceejay48 a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
I was amused by the different sized writing I used on those two in the last pic. I finished the Aprons badge a long time ago,one of the very first ones I did and the writing is much smaller! Paper Quilling is one I just recently finished and the writing is much larger.
Hmmmmmmm . . .
CJ

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

my aprons - http://www.facebook.com/FarmFreshAprons

living life - www.snippetscja.blogspot.com

from my heart - www.fromacelticheart.blogspot.com

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

90 Posts

Joan
Knoxville TN
USA
90 Posts

Posted - Jan 29 2016 :  06:18:41 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks for sharing Ceejay. I like the button idea to show the different levels you've accomplished and pinking shear the edges.



Ijjie
Farmgirl # 849

https//www.muddybootsandlace.blogspot.com
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ceejay48
Farmgirl Legend/Schoolmarm/Sharpshooter

13368 Posts

CeeJay (CJ)
Dolores Colorado
USA
13368 Posts

Posted - Jan 29 2016 :  07:19:28 AM  Show Profile  Send ceejay48 a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
I trace the badge designs onto natural colored super muslin I get from Walmart and then, after embroidering but before sewing on buttons, I use Wunder-Under and iron on a piece of fabric, sometimes it's super muslin, sometimes, lighter weight fabric but I use natural/ecru/ivory colored fabric. That way the back of the badge is covered and stitch ends protected.
CJ

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

my aprons - http://www.facebook.com/FarmFreshAprons

living life - www.snippetscja.blogspot.com

from my heart - www.fromacelticheart.blogspot.com

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

7333 Posts

Denise
NJ
USA
7333 Posts

Posted - Jan 29 2016 :  10:55:28 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Ceejay, I am glad you brought up about the backing. I didn't even think of that.

~Denise~
Farmgirl Sister #43

"Thy Word is a lamp unto my feet and a light unto my path." Psalm 119:105

http://www.ladybugsandlilacs.blogspot.com/
http://www.torisgram.etsy.com
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