Adventure Awaits!

Hello Farmgirl Friends! Every now and then I seem to write a blog post completely unrelated to my “normal” Farmgirl life activities and show you a little bit of the crazy part of my life. So buckle up!

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  1. Margaret King says:

    Dori, You made me feel like I was right there with you and felt all of your exhaustion. WOW! What a race. Congratulations to all of you.

  2. Judith says:

    Congrats to your son (and you and his wife).

    I’m telling my son about this; he thinks this kind of thing is fun. I think it is torture 🥺.

  3. Ladybug loves lilacs says:

    Congrats on the fantastic finish! No easy task whatsoever.
    Thank you for taking us along on the run.

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Spring Embroidery and a Giveaway!

Hello Farmgirl Friends! Do you remember last year when I put together the little May Day baskets for a few of my closest friends?

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  1. Pamela Czurak says:

    Those are beautiful. I try to give flowers but things have gotten so expensive I wasn’t able to. This is an inspiring gift. You can make things throughout the year and have them ready for the actual day. Thank you for sharing.

  2. Wanda Sue Aldridge says:

    Oh Dori, these pouches are beautiful! This would be a great pouch for my colored pencils. I have a growing collection of adult themed coloring books. I have the Enchanted Forest, an Ocean themed one, Barn Quilts, and just recently received a Bee coloring book from a dear friend. One of your embroidered pouches would be perfect to carry my pencils all together. Thank you for the chance to win one of your beautiful creations!
    Sister Hugs,
    Wanda Sue
    FS#3677

  3. Deanna says:

    Sweet, sweet! You are so creative and it’s great that you can share your talents with us. Your blog is always a highlight of any day!

  4. Pat says:

    So cute! You’re very creative and I always enjoy reading your posts. I would keep hand sewing supplies in your bag should I win! I too enjoy hand sewing in the evenings and I need to keep my essentials together.

  5. Audra says:

    I would use this beautiful bag for my travel bible. And as an example to make this for others. I am new to sewing and embroidery. This is a beautiful idea for gift giving. Thank you for sharing irregardless of the giveaway.

  6. Jill Walton says:

    I love these little pouches. The beauty of the color/texture combinations coupled with the simple embroidery stitches and easy sewing project are just my style (and skill level). I’m happy to see such a lovely project that is doable for me. Thank you!

  7. Mary Jane Jones says:

    These are such a beautiful gift. I would love to have for an example to make more!

  8. Deb B. says:

    I love these adorable pouches! The colors of the felt and the linen background are perfect. I would use one for hand sewing projects. It is small enough to carry with me on the go and my tiny embroidery scissors, floss, and small project would fit in it perfectly. It has the added bonus of being beautiful and cheery!

  9. Debbie Allen says:

    This is such a thoughtful idea!! I would gift the little pouch to my daughter along with a “May Day” 🙂 basket for a summer treat. She is a reading specialist and would use this in her school bag each day! Thank you for sharing so many great ideas!

  10. Tina Vandaam says:

    Those are so cute. Perfect travel size. I would use one of those for a travel size embroidery pouch. You are so talented!

  11. Gail Green says:

    I’d love one of your little linen pouches. You have done a beautiful job making it.
    I would take it with me to carry my travel toiletries. Love it.

  12. Ladybug loves lilacs says:

    What a sweet thoughtful gift of handmade Dori! Love them and so enjoy Mayday. I’m sure your recipients were blessed by your gifts.

  13. Claudia Conti says:

    SO BEAUTIFUL! Love your work. I am a vintage soul at heart. My mother’s embroidery is displayed throughout our home. ❤️ I have an antique dresser with swinging mirror in my dining room. I do not think I could tuck your lovely pouch inside a purse or drawer. Instead, I would display it on that dresser top with some pretty vintage hankies peaking out from the open zipper, alongside other treasures. Thank you for sharing your creative ideas. 🥰

  14. Jacqueline Bates says:

    I love this idea! Back in 2020 (the dreaded Covid year!), I sent packages of flower seeds in beautiful cards I made to a group of friends. It is a tradition I have continued and enjoy doing it.

  15. Claudia Conti says:

    The pouches are beautiful! Thank you for sharing. I have an antique dresser with swinging mirror in my dining room. I would display the pouch on the dresser top, with a few vintage hankies peaking out of the open zipper, alongside other embroidered treasures of my mother’s.

  16. Claudia Conti says:

    Sorry, I am trying to comment. It keeps saying “waiting moderation.”

  17. Sharon Morgan says:

    What an adorable little appliquéd zipper bag!!💝. I would use mine for a cosmetic bag in my purse to hold chapstick, gum and breath mints!!💕

    I love reading your articles, Dori, and seeing your sweet projects!! I feel like we’re friends since we have a mutual friend, Ellen, from Arkansas!!😊

    Thank you for sharing!!💐

  18. Debbie Fischer says:

    Such Sweet pouches Dori so Spring. I always love coming on here and seeing what you have made next.
    Your magazine article was amazing and you have such a beautiful home. I know you are so proud of it and it shows. Thank you so much for sharing it with all of us.

  19. Deb Powell says:

    The zipper pouches are darling. I would use one to hold embroidery project supplies. Thank you for sharing your creativity.

  20. Tracy Meeker says:

    Those are really cute and functional pouches!!! Thanks for sharing!

  21. Brenda White says:

    A notions bag for one of my many on going crochet or knit projects.

  22. Deborah Meaz says:

    I would usthis pouch to make a “Try It Out” kit for someone. The kit would include all the supplies necessary to make the pouch!

  23. Marlene Burns says:

    These are gorgeous. Love the bird one. What a beautiful homemade gift!

  24. Ruth Ann Farmer says:

    I think that the pouches are beautiful and I also like the Simple stitching. Thank you for sharing!!

  25. debbi says:

    i love these and need to make some myself for friends. I would use it to hold little project pieces and threads and needle.

  26. Joanna Ziolkowski says:

    These pouches are so sweet! I have recently gotten into sashiko stitching, and one of these pouches would be perfect for holding some stitching supplies for on-the-go projects!

  27. Kelly says:

    I would use it to carry my embroidery thread or small project. I really like your color choices 😊

  28. debbie kuklies says:

    I love this as I am not crafty 🙂
    I would give this to my mom for her purse.
    debbiek

  29. Barb Falencki says:

    Love, love the pouches that I would tuck in my prayer cards to retrieve from my purse when stuck in traffic😉🙏💕

  30. Jenny says:

    Pouches are adorable and creative!!! I would love to have a beautiful pouch from a awesome Farmgirl Sister. The first thing that comes to mind in how I would use it is a make up brush pouch, or a cute little change purse so my wallet doesn’t feel heavy and dump out change(some know how that goes). Thank you Dori!

  31. Sue Gamel says:

    Absolutely adorable! I enjoy small project embroideries. Great idea!

  32. Charlene Gravely says:

    I love these pouches! I would use them for a gift to my daughters.

  33. Carol Smith says:

    I love each of these beautiful pouches. I have always loved anything made out of felt. They could be used for many purposes.

  34. Karen Martell says:

    The pouches are quite lovely! 🙂 A wonderful gift! It would be a handy thing to organize items in my purse! 🙂

  35. Cheri Sander says:

    I have been making handmade gifts for family and friends the past few years, usually to gift at Christmas. I will try to make these darling pouches, as I would love to have one for myself! I think it would make a perfect pouch to hold lip balm and tissue. I always dig through the purse searching for these!

  36. Mary Murray says:

    Dori, those are adorable! The colors, the designs – love them! I can think of so many goodies they could hold and I love it when I read the word “simple”! I admit it, on May Day, I’m the ring & run type, but it’s not too late, the first Sunday in August is National Friendship Day!

    Mary

  37. Glenda York says:

    Adorable is right. Small gift for girlfriends is perfect. Or to carry lip gloss in. Or to carry change. Bright, cheery. Probably a thousand uses for these.

  38. Christina Evans says:

    As part of a wedding gift I love to give something special, an old German tradition. It is Guarantee of a Happy Marriage, 12 Christmas ornaments to guarantee marital bliss. An angel symbolizes God’s guidance;a fish, Christ’s blessing;a heart,true love;and a rose,affection. A bird represents joy;a rabbit, hope; and a pinecone, fertility. A house is necessary to offer protection from the elements, a teapot for hospitality, a basket of fruit for jenerosity and one of flowers for good wishes. Finally, Santa is a symbol for goodwill. My first grandaughter is getting married, I would love to put this Wedding Wish in your beautiful purse for her and to someday pass on.

  39. Lorraine Hess says:

    I love your projects. I want to make your grandma’s apron too. I would use this to keep my little scissors, embroidery threads, needles, and threader in for my take along projects. Thank you for providing your projects to us.

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My New Favorite Thing… EVER!!!

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Hello Farmgirl Friends!!!

Have you ever had your eyes wide open looking, looking, looking for a certain antique item and you just can’t find it? I’ve been in that spot for literally YEARS (I’m talking 12 years here). I’m sure you’re dying to know what in the world it could be!

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  1. Jerre says:

    I celebrated with you, Dory, for finding your perfect Hoosier cabinet! WHAT A FIND! It looks perfect in your area. Thank God for daughters who bring a different perspective to space and told you to “buy it we’ll find a space”

  2. Pamela Czurak says:

    Absolutely gorgeous. I am so happy you found what you were looking for. It was well worth the wait.

  3. Sue Johnson 🌷 says:

    That is such a great story! Thank you for sharing!

  4. Karen Martell says:

    I would love to have my own Hoosier cabinet! It’s definitely a bucket/wish list item! 🙂 I’m starting small, as I found the bottom half of a cabinet at a local thrift store for a steal. It has metal bottom drawers and a beautiful oak patina. One day, I hope to find the real McCoy! Your cabinet is amazing in the corner of your room. How can you not smile when you look at it??! Thank you for sharing your story! 🙂

  5. Mary Murray says:

    I am so happy for you…and your joy at finding the perfect Hoosier is evident in every word – I can almost hear the squeals of excitement! I love how it looks with all the vintage touches you had just waiting for it, and the original papers still inside, they are the best! I have an old Boone…it was listed for such a good price, I had to go see it. My daughter and I drove country roads that took us “in back of beyond” as the saying goes. When we arrived, the seller was so happy because she’d just found the Hoosier of her dreams and needed to make room for it…she even lowered the price of the Boone – how could I not bring it home? She and I were both winners! One of my favorite sayings is: Never Stop Making Wishes, and this proves that dreams can come true…love it!

    Mary

  6. Jennifer says:

    I love Hoosiers too and was happy to find one myself to bring home. It’s so old, has a tin top that slides out, a lined bin drawer, and a very little, metal plate on the front that is stamped “May 15 1906”. I had been looking “forever” for one. You have set this up so perfectly, it’s adorable! Motivating for me to make mine a cuter set-up, as right now it just holds my “desk stuff” in a nice hidden way.

  7. Kim Bedtelyon says:

    Hi Dori,
    I truly enjoyed reading your article! As an owner of the Michigan Hoosier Company that we closed many years ago, I have worked on both restoring and building many new Hoosiers and Side Cabinets with my family. You have a rare find and an absolutely beautiful one. I too have studied the history and visited the original shops at different times and love to decorate my Hoosier. Enjoy- I am so happy for you.

    Kim

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Liberty of London Nine Patch Quilt – FINISHED!

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Hello Farmgirl Friends! Do you remember the Liberty Nine Patch Quilt that I started almost two years ago? Normally I am a quick finisher… I do not do well with unfinished projects. But that quilt required more (expensive) Liberty fabrics and more time than I had energy for (smile!) so I literally put it away. (Knowing that if I left it in sight it would drive me crazy!)

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  1. Arlyne says:

    Your quilt is beautiful!!!

  2. Sandy Keller says:

    I agree about working on a quilt with someone or for someone makes it special! I often write on the label that love is sewn in with every stitch. That is just the way it feels.
    I have only heard about Liberty fabrics, I am almost afraid to actually see and touch any! Would I ever sew with anything else?

  3. STACEY M MITCHELL says:

    Such a beautiful. congrats for a finished quilt.

  4. Wanda Sue says:

    So beautiful! Congratulations Heather!!

  5. Ladybug loves lilacs says:

    Such a beautiful quilt and the best part is the love stitched into it by your momma as well as the conversation. Something for you to always treasure.

    Congratulations to Heather my farmgirl sister!

  6. MICHELINE D'ANGELIS says:

    This is the most beautiful quilt I have ever seen. Lovely! I can’t sew a straight line, but when I see this, I want to make one. My toxic trait is believing I can. Ha ha. That will not stop me from trying though. I simply love it! Such a great, clean work. You and your mom are real artists. Congratulations on finishing this absolute treasure.

  7. Peggy Smith says:

    I love your quilt. It is absolutely beautiful. Do you use a quilting rack for hand sewing.

  8. Patty says:

    It’s beautiful and I love the backing fabric. It’s so precious to know your mom helped stitch it!

  9. Joanne Seruto says:

    Love it !!! Congratulations it is just beautiful !

  10. Joan Piercy says:

    Dori, the quilt is beautiful! I love it that your mom worked on the quilting as well. What a treasure! And thank you for your blog. You always raise my spirit!

  11. Sheila LaPoint says:

    Dori, your quilt is so pretty, it looks like spring time! I do not sew, maybe hem or sew a patch on. I do needle point and am working on a stamped cross-stitch my first one. I can feel the love as you talk about working on it with your mom. I makes me smile and makes my heart feel good thanks for sharing .

  12. Mary Murray says:

    Dori, the 9-Patch pattern is one of my favorites! I love the colors you’ve chosen…together they create such a pretty vintage look. And the photo of your mom quilting alongside you is so sweet; I can just imagine the happy talk you both shared! Thanks for letting us take a look at the finished quilt, and for inspiring us to keep working on our projects, whatever they might be!

    Mary
    Rural Farmgirl

  13. Judy says:

    Beautiful quilt! Love the fabrics you used.

  14. Jennifer says:

    Your quilt is blue ribbon beautiful! And how special to have your mom working alongside you on it!!

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Welcome To My Home {And A Giveaway}

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Hello Farmgirl Friends! I’m so excited that here in Tennessee we are seeing some signs of spring! Today I’m sharing a different kind of spring story on the blog! But I thought it was worth sharing for fun; plus I’ve got a giveaway at the end! So here we go…

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  1. Debbie Allen says:

    The happiness comes through the photos, I see many things my mom and mamaw had in their kitchens, which I really love! Thank you for sharing!

  2. Lara Johnson says:

    What an amazing opportunity! I love farm magazines (Mary Jane’s Farm is obviously top!) and country magazines. Can’t wait to see the article.

  3. Kathi Rose Wilson says:

    I love your home. I just read the article about cleaning a cast iron piece. I have a wonderful, old cast iron skillet that I use for everything. Your Mom, as Mom’s always are, was right about burning all the nasty off!

  4. Barbara Falencki says:

    Your craft room and love of HAND quilting inspires me! I’ve made several baby quilts and love praying for the new baby and family as I quilt❣️🙏

  5. Denise Anderson says:

    I am glad you chose to share your home with us! It is beautiful, and makes me wish that our home could look like that as well. The outdoor kitchen sink is something we have been looking for, and would love to find one so we could add it to our outside kitchen set-up.
    Thank you for sharing your home with all of us!

  6. Monique Colizzi says:

    Makes my heart smile knowing yours is doing the same. What an honor and true reflection of the simple love and hard work you put into your nest! Congratulations!

  7. Beverly ONeil says:

    Loved your story and pictures! You have succeeded in making your house into a comfortable farmhouse home that is inviting and reflects you and your many interests. I look forward to your blogs and appreciate you keeping us abreast of what is happening in your world. Thank you for sharing your exciting news with us.

  8. Joy Hofman says:

    Everything is just so inviting and cheerful! Having a sink outback is amazing! You make everything seem so easy … keep inspiring us, please!

  9. Mary Colgin says:

    I am a quilter and also love vintage Pyrex. I just love your sewing room! And this awesome kitchen!

  10. sue says:

    Your house is adorable but I wondered right from the start – since they contacted you (and not the other way around), how did they learn about your home in the first place?

    • Dori Troutman says:

      Hi Sue! This is a great question that I don’t exactly know the answer! 🙂 However my guess is probably either my personal blog or my IG feed! Both have a lot of my home.

      ~ Dori ~

  11. Tammy Huebner Langford says:

    I looooove the quilt on your bed! And I looove the daybed on the porch! Also the rolling pin hook shelf !! What really cool ideas! Do you have a diy for that ??

  12. Wanda Sue Aldridge says:

    Hello Dori, Thank you for sharing your experience with the magazine. What a thrill and mixed emotions it must have been. I am so glad that they portrayed your true nature and that you were happy with the outcome of the article. Your home is beautiful and exactly what I would love. I always enjoy reading your stories and love how down-to-earth you are.

  13. Joan Piercy says:

    HI, Dori, I love that your house was chosen for the magazine! I agree with Wanda Sue about “always enjoy reading your stories and love how down-to-earth you are.” You share the nicest things with us. I loved learning about your mother. I also love the projects you share with us. I am slow on everything I do, so I am still working on the apron project. It is a great pattern. One more thing, I wish I was closer to you as I would be buying the beautiful bouquets that you sell. Thank you for sharing your life with us!

  14. Heather Neeper says:

    What an amazing story – and home!!! I love your style but the thing that really caught my eye is those yellow valances on the windows by the table. I have always wanted a bright and cheery kitchen with yellow curtains. Seeing your photo confirms it – I still want them one day 😉
    Thank you for sharing.

  15. Ladybug loves lilacs says:

    Dori,
    What a beautiful home you have! Love the country look. And your craft room must be awesome!
    I’ve never seen an issue of this magazine with the farmhouse style. You’re home definitely looks ready for Spring!
    Thanks for sharing!
    Denise

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Cast Iron Griddle Restoration How-To {or is it?!}

 

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Hello Farmgirl Friends!!!

 

I have been working on a whole different project for me.  And here’s the back story.  A few years ago I was driving home from town and there on the side of the road was a pop up junk stand and as I drove by I realized it was all cast iron skillets for sale.  I turned around and went back for a look just in case there was treasure to be found!  I dug around and saw nothing that struck my fancy… everything was newish Lodge skillets and few older skillets that didn’t look like what I always had my eye open for.  But… wait!  Here was the rustiest, grimiest, mess of a round griddle (I’d been wanting one!) and I flipped it over to see if there were any markings on the back… and oh my word!  It was a Griswold!!!

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  1. Cheryl says:

    I cook with iron skillets every time I cook love every one.
    I have some treasures at antique shops . I have a Griswold from Erie. Some of them were passed down from my mom!!
    They make the best cornbread also!

    • Dori Troutman says:

      Hi Cheryl!

      YES!!! I agree on the cornbread! My mom’s skillets are Griswold and also Wagner and I think her cornbread tastes the best because of her skillets!!

      ~ Dori ~

  2. Laurel says:

    Great read Dori!! I have an old cast iron that was mom’s that needs this….ask mom if putting it in the oven would work….wonder if hubby would let me put it in the pellet stove! gotta try this….will let you know if it’s a Griswold…thanks again, Laurel

    • Dori Troutman says:

      Hi Laurel,

      Mom said the oven won’t get hot enough for enough hours. My husband said his wood stove in his stop was incredibly hot for about 6-8 hours. And then it stayed in all night as the fire burned off.

      Hope this answered your question!

      ~ Dori ~

  3. Laurel says:

    Great read Dori…I have an old cast iron from mom and wonder if putting it in the oven would work….can’t see the backside because of the built up crud. Or maybe into the pellet stove, hmmm. Will let ya know if it’s a Griswold. Have a great day, Laurel

    • Dori Troutman says:

      Hi Laurel!

      I don’t think that a regular oven will get hot enough to burn off the build up. And I really don’t know much about a pellet stove either… But how about a bonfire? You could throw it in there! 🙂

      ~ Dori ~

  4. Rhonda Cavaliere says:

    I love your restoration story. I have tried to restore skillet or two. It is a process for sure. Love cooking in my cast iron. I’m always on the lookout for the bigger size pans. They are getting harder to find at a reasonable price. Great job on yours.

  5. Lynette says:

    I love your story. I never knew you can put it the fire. I learned something new today. Thank you.

  6. Mary - Windy Meadows Farm says:

    I love that you rescued the skillet! A great how-to for one I found in the barn – it definitely needs a little TLC. I have a beautiful cast iron skillet I inherited from my mother-in-law, the only thing is it’s way bigger than my stove burners – so into the oven it goes for cornbread!

  7. CJ Armstrong says:

    We have several cast iron pieces, which include skillets in more than one size, griddle and about 3 Dutch ovens. I love cast iron and use it a lot. We found one of our Dutch ovens at the local scrap metal yard. It was a 3-legged one and one leg was broken off. My hubby skillfully fashioned a new leg for it and we were able to find a glass lid to fit it (it was minus its original lid).

    And I DO have Mary Janes Cast Iron Kitchen good book. It is a wonderful book and both my hubby and I used it. Mary Jane does the best books!

  8. Eileen says:

    Where are the comments for the February, 2024 blog? I don’t see a “Leave a Comment” section. Beautiful home and article!

    Thank you,
    Eileen

  9. Pamela Czurak says:

    That was a great story and very helpful.

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Grandma White's Apron Part Two {A Sew-Along}

 

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Hello my sewing friends!!  I know you’ve been patiently waiting for me to get the Part Two of this sweet little Apron Sew-Along to you!

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  1. joanne says:

    I absolutely love your posts! Your project style is perfect for me. I have just moved into a new house my husband built and can’t wait to craft some of your projects. We are way Downeast on the coast of Maine. We grew up here. We love it! We were lucky enough to spend a winter in New Mexico and would love to visit again. Enjoy the New Year.

    • Dori Troutman says:

      Hi Joanne! How special to be moving into a house your husband built! My husband and I built our home too and it is such a special home because I know every single nail that went into it! (As well as the blood, sweat and tears… literally!). Congratulations!

      ~ Dori ~

  2. Pamela Pittman says:

    Oh my goodness Dori, I so enjoy your posts. I am a wanna be farm girl and enjoy DIY and country crafts. I just can’t wait to see what you will teach us next. I am definitely going to make this apron. I already have a list of friends I’d like to make one for.

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Grandma White’s Apron Part Two {A Sew-Along}

 

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Hello my sewing friends!!  I know you’ve been patiently waiting for me to get the Part Two of this sweet little Apron Sew-Along to you!

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  1. joanne says:

    I absolutely love your posts! Your project style is perfect for me. I have just moved into a new house my husband built and can’t wait to craft some of your projects. We are way Downeast on the coast of Maine. We grew up here. We love it! We were lucky enough to spend a winter in New Mexico and would love to visit again. Enjoy the New Year.

    • Dori Troutman says:

      Hi Joanne! How special to be moving into a house your husband built! My husband and I built our home too and it is such a special home because I know every single nail that went into it! (As well as the blood, sweat and tears… literally!). Congratulations!

      ~ Dori ~

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Grandma White’s Apron {A Sew-Along}

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I’m very (VERY) late on this blog post!!  I’m not going to give you all the crazy excuses but I will tell you this one:  I went out west to spend some time with my mom and I brought her home with me for the winter again this year.  Which is wonderful and awesome and perfect.  But it’s also thrown me way off my routine and I’ve hardly even been capable of meeting the deadlines on my calendar this month!  Smile!

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  1. katherine Gaughran says:

    What a beautiful picture, you are blessed have a wonderful Christmas and a healthy New year to you and your family.
    Kathy Gaughran

  2. Colleen says:

    Oh, how wonderful! Reminds me of my Grandmas (both of them) and their patchwork wonders made for family and friends. My own (now 90-years old) Mom passed on the love of sewing and quilting to my sisters and I, as well. I especially LOVE making aprons, and will make one, for anybody that shows even the most remote interest in wearing and using one. In the past couple weeks, I’ve made at least four, with more already cut out. Thank you for sharing your Mom, family, and love of fabric. Have a wonderful day, and may God’s Peace be with you.

  3. Laurel says:

    I love it!! Will follow along from beautiful Washington State!!

  4. Terry Steinmetz says:

    How exciting! I love aprons and am always looking for new patterns, especially ones of older days. And the best benefit for me is that I can use up the many, many scrap pieces of materials I have lying around in boxes!

    • Dori Troutman says:

      Hi Terry! I love aprons too… this is going to be fun and I’m excited you’re going to sew along with us!

      ~ Dori ~

  5. Ginger Louden says:

    I can’t wait to start this sewing project! It’s so great to bring back old patterns, recipes, etc.. My sisters and I just sent all our nieces and nephews projects we did in memory of our mom. When she had time, she liked to crochet, embroider dish towels, and bake. We did an embroidered dish towel, a crochet dishrag, and a copy of a recipe we found in her handwriting. They are so excited to get these packages! I’m retired now, so I’ll start finding material for the squares!

  6. Farmgirl Jill says:

    What gifts you share on all levels! Thank you for these memories and pattern!

  7. Deb Fischer says:

    Thank you Dori, I am going to work along with you
    and try to make the apron. It is so pretty and looks like fun. I am not a seamstress at all but I do like to try.
    And it is such a lovely photo of you and your girls with your Mama.
    Enjoy your mamas visit and have fun.
    Farmgirl Hugs,
    De#2682

    • Dori Troutman says:

      Hi Deb! YAY!!! So excited to have you sew along with us! You’ll love it! And here’s the thing… it’s not hard! If you can sew, you can do it!!

      ~ Dori ~

  8. Deb Fischer says:

    Beautiful photo Dori of you, your Mama and girls such beautiful smiles.
    I love the sweet little apron and it looks like fun to make. Even though I am not a seamstress I want to try and make it.
    Thank you so much for offering the sew along.
    Enjoy your Mama’s visit.
    Farmgirl Hugs,
    Debbie
    #1582

  9. Tammy L Thomson says:

    Dear Dori,

    What a beautiful group of ladies! Glad to hear that your momma is with you for the holidays and through the winter. Enjoy the Christmas preparations 🙂

    Tammy

  10. Denise says:

    So happy your Mom can spend the winter with you again! Merry Christmas!

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Grandma White's Apron {A Sew-Along}

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Hello Farmgirl Friends!!!

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I’m very (VERY) late on this blog post!!  I’m not going to give you all the crazy excuses but I will tell you this one:  I went out west to spend some time with my mom and I brought her home with me for the winter again this year.  Which is wonderful and awesome and perfect.  But it’s also thrown me way off my routine and I’ve hardly even been capable of meeting the deadlines on my calendar this month!  Smile!

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  1. katherine Gaughran says:

    What a beautiful picture, you are blessed have a wonderful Christmas and a healthy New year to you and your family.
    Kathy Gaughran

  2. Colleen says:

    Oh, how wonderful! Reminds me of my Grandmas (both of them) and their patchwork wonders made for family and friends. My own (now 90-years old) Mom passed on the love of sewing and quilting to my sisters and I, as well. I especially LOVE making aprons, and will make one, for anybody that shows even the most remote interest in wearing and using one. In the past couple weeks, I’ve made at least four, with more already cut out. Thank you for sharing your Mom, family, and love of fabric. Have a wonderful day, and may God’s Peace be with you.

  3. Laurel says:

    I love it!! Will follow along from beautiful Washington State!!

  4. Terry Steinmetz says:

    How exciting! I love aprons and am always looking for new patterns, especially ones of older days. And the best benefit for me is that I can use up the many, many scrap pieces of materials I have lying around in boxes!

    • Dori Troutman says:

      Hi Terry! I love aprons too… this is going to be fun and I’m excited you’re going to sew along with us!

      ~ Dori ~

  5. Ginger Louden says:

    I can’t wait to start this sewing project! It’s so great to bring back old patterns, recipes, etc.. My sisters and I just sent all our nieces and nephews projects we did in memory of our mom. When she had time, she liked to crochet, embroider dish towels, and bake. We did an embroidered dish towel, a crochet dishrag, and a copy of a recipe we found in her handwriting. They are so excited to get these packages! I’m retired now, so I’ll start finding material for the squares!

  6. Farmgirl Jill says:

    What gifts you share on all levels! Thank you for these memories and pattern!

  7. Deb Fischer says:

    Thank you Dori, I am going to work along with you
    and try to make the apron. It is so pretty and looks like fun. I am not a seamstress at all but I do like to try.
    And it is such a lovely photo of you and your girls with your Mama.
    Enjoy your mamas visit and have fun.
    Farmgirl Hugs,
    De#2682

    • Dori Troutman says:

      Hi Deb! YAY!!! So excited to have you sew along with us! You’ll love it! And here’s the thing… it’s not hard! If you can sew, you can do it!!

      ~ Dori ~

  8. Deb Fischer says:

    Beautiful photo Dori of you, your Mama and girls such beautiful smiles.
    I love the sweet little apron and it looks like fun to make. Even though I am not a seamstress I want to try and make it.
    Thank you so much for offering the sew along.
    Enjoy your Mama’s visit.
    Farmgirl Hugs,
    Debbie
    #1582

  9. Tammy L Thomson says:

    Dear Dori,

    What a beautiful group of ladies! Glad to hear that your momma is with you for the holidays and through the winter. Enjoy the Christmas preparations 🙂

    Tammy

  10. Denise says:

    So happy your Mom can spend the winter with you again! Merry Christmas!

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