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Thread: "Moooo"ving placemat for my farming brother + thread painting

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    "Moooo"ving placemat for my farming brother + thread painting

    I bought this cow fabric from The Hayloft (now closed) earlier this year and wanted to make something for my dad or brother, who are both dairy farmers. The result is this Holstein placemat, Holsteins being the breed they raise and milk. Sorry all you Guernsey and Jersey lovers.

    What you can't see very well is the thread painting in the grass. The effect is that the cows and all the blue puffs out. The blue is sky, but looks like a pond in some areas. It's really cool!

    I really like the pocket. He can load it with silverware and a napkin and take this placemat to picnics and mark his spot at the table. Yes, his name is Ken, and I feel confident he will not see these pictures on the board anytime before or after he opens his Christmas gift! NOW...what to make with the Farmall fabric....
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    I love that fabric. You did a wonderful job.
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    You did a wonderful job on the placemats!! Please be sure to post what you do with the other fabric.
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    I love the fabric, they will love it.

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    Very cute.

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    Wonderful job, perfect for a dairy farmer!

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    Wonderful! You did a great job. My son sure would like that.

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    What fun, festive and whimsical gifts. They should be very pleased. You did a great job on these. Thanks for sharing.
    Desiderata (Max Ehrmann) - Walk placidly amid the noise and haste and remember what peace there may be in silence. As far as possible without surrender be on good terms with all persons. Speak your truth quietly and clearly; and listen to others, even the dull and the ignorant; they too have their story. Avoid loud and aggressive persons, they are vexations to the spirit.

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    \love the fabric, cows are my favourite after dogs

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    I love it!!!

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    I love the placemats! great for conversation as they sure look fun!

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    great job ,love your quilt

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    What a fabulous gift!
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    very nice job!
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    Really cool.

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    I love them! Great job!

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    Gorgeous! I love the thread painting
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    Such a cute project!
    Retired teacher, loving it.
    Love quilting also.

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    really cute

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    Very cute, great job
    Have a Blessed day
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    Nicely done! Really cute fabric too! Neat idea to do the sewing in the grass~~
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    How cute this is. BrendaK
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    Perfect fabric! Great job on your quilting & thread painting!

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    That is a clever idea.

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