Monthly Archives: March 2016

Felted wool

I’m trying a felted purse–purchased a pattern at Attic Heirlooms in Damariscotta, Maine last week.   After felting in the washing machine, it is about half it’s original size and very thick.  After 24 hours on the blocking board it is still not dry.  Wish I had taken a before picture!   I’ll post a picture when it is embellished and finished.

The bunny bunting was a free pattern from the Charm About You blog yesterday and was a fun little project.  Wish I had a little girl who might appreciate it!

The best part of being retired is that it is the time of life when I can do those things I didn’t have time for and always wanted to do.   I do appreciate that I am able to do these things.   It is a good time in life!   I’ll enjoy this as long as I can!


More Farmer’s Wife Quilt blocks

Continuing making Farmer’s Wife blocks.   All are paper pieced, the only way I can see to make some of these intricate blocks with such tiny pieces.   Several members of one of my quilt guild chapter are doing this together.  The goal is two blocks per week and we plan to finish by the end of the year.

Blocks from Pat Sloan’s Splendid Sampler

DSCN5072I’m having fun participating in Pat Sloan’s Splendid Sampler–just finished block 10–not shown yet–have to get a picture of it.   I’m using my stash — haven’t made up my mind how to put the blocks together yet.   I’m sure I will see many great ideas on line as the weeks go by.  These blocks come out twice weekly and there will be 100 blocks when finished.   You can find information on Pat Sloan’s website.

I’m also doing the Farmer’s Wife quilt with a group from Coastal Quilters, a chapter of the Pine Tree Guild in Maine.   Great fun to see blocks from the other members and how different our finished quilts will be using the same blocks.   Soon  I’ll have more pictures of the completed blocks so far.  Did publish some in my last post.

Just spent part of the morning in Bath at Halcyon.   So many yarns, so many choices.  We went to refresh our supply of rovings for wool felting–and came away with much more than we had planned!   Great lunch at a Thai restaurant in Damariscotta, a stop at a quilt shop there (after all, it is Worldwide Quilting day), and home with time left to actually quilt!  Great day!