Monthly Archives: September 2016

Parts department , continued

More potential blocks for our “Parts Department” quilt.  I’m not sure just how much longer we are all going to continue making blocks before we get together the exchange each other’s contribution blocks, but I can’t wait to see what we have to work with.  Once I get the blocks, I’ll look for a fabric to pull it all together.    I’ve been really happy with all the  newsprint/word/letter fabrics I have been able to find and may use something along that line.   Hope to have some pictures of the quilt in the making over the winter.


Another obsession has been these crocheted baskets.  This one is a mini–made from leftover yarn from a bigger basket.   Now it sitting alongside my chair in the TV room and holding my glasses–no excuse for not finding them anymore.  Small crocheted basket

A very little needle felted bowl with a felted flower.   So many things to play with!Felted bowl

Here are my latest additions to the gnome family.   I met the author of the “Gnome Project” a couple of years ago and have been making these little gnomes since then.  Each one seems to have a story of its own that develops in the making.   Lots of fun!  new-gnomes-september-2016



Farmer’s Wife Quilt Blocks, continued!!

Farmer's wife block 57Farmers Wife block 57

I continue to work on the Farmer’s Wife blocks–I am caught up for August and have two of September’s blocks done.  Those aren’t shown here.   Block 61 was hard– took me 4 hours and I had to replace at least two of the parts because I had sewn it wrong.  If I had started this block first, I doubt I would have continued.  But I am glad that I finally got it.

The members of the group I am in that are doing this post their blocks monthly.  Love seeing the others and imagining how different our finished quilts will be.   I really enjoy these women and the inspiration they bring.

The little felted bowl with the flower on it is needle felted around a foam cup holder–and the flower was made by a member of my women’s group.   The other bowl is crocheted with leftover bulky yarn.   I have crocheted a few larger baskets out of 100% wool and felted them in the washing machine.  Those have turned out well and I have some of my “special” fabrics stored in them up in my sewing room.

Windjammer weekend here in Camden.  We just had a spectacular set of fireworks, the last of the season.   Love seeing all the boats in the harbor and all the people enjoying themselves in town.   In six weeks or so, the harbor will be practically empty and things will quiet down for a while.   I never get tired of walking down there!