Monthly Archives: October 2016

Felted Acorns

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I meet monthly with a group of friends to do some needle felting.   Yesterday we made these little felted acorns.   Here in Maine it is a banner year for acorns and I was able to pick up the caps that had dropped from a tree across the street.   Researched how to treat the caps before using and found out that I needed to bake them in the oven at 200 degrees for 2 hours.

Still working on the Farmer’s Wife quilt and will have pictures of the latest blocks in a week or two.   I saw some beautiful blocks being made over the past few days when I attended our guild chapter’s quilt retreat in Kennebunk, Maine.   Our little group is making 8 blocks per month, started in January 2016, and hope to be done by the end of December. I look forward to seeing these completed quilts.

Raining today–this will help the drought conditions we had over the summer.   A great day to work in the sewing room!

Farmer’s Wife–3/4 of blocks done!

Our group is doing 8 blocks per month and in three months, we will be done!   Can’t wait to see the finished quilts.   The blocks are the same but the quilts will all be different.

Some of the blocks have been a challenge, but something to be learned from each.

 

I do enjoy handwork and have just finished a EPP runner for a couple of bureaus in the bedroom.  I like the way the neutrals play well together.   The backing for this is an off white wool.  I hand quilted the runner to the wool, appliqued the edges and then cut the wool close to the edges of the hexagons.

Going on a 3 day quilt retreat in mid October with other members of my PTQG quilt chapter.   We are going to the Franciscan House in Kennebunkport, Maine for the second time.   Last May we had a weekend retreat and I cannot say enough good about this facility.  Each of us had an 8 foot table to ourselves, great lighting, comfortable  rooms, and just had to go through a door to the dining area where all three meals were served.   Rooms are simple but have everything needed for the weekend.   It was a short walk to the downtown in one direction and to the beach in the other.   Hopefully I’ll have pictures of  the work accomplished!