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I'm a mother of four grandmother of seven and great grandmother of three. I live with my husband in the house that we built with the help of my brothers and will have been married for 57 years this February.

Wednesday, April 4, 2012


I've got some more pictures from the 4th Maritimes Fiber Art Retreat to share. 

Judy was also in the fashion show. She was hooking next to me and her friend (who prefer not to be in the picture.) Judy was working on a very beautiful large rug, and the colors were so rich. A great favorite with everyone.

Here is Judy's beautiful rug all done in fine cuts.  I took a picture of it just before she rolled it up before leaving.

This ambitious lady was working on a Deanne Fitzpatrick design. This was a huge rug. The table set up with a display in the background was a tatting display where a very nice lady was teaching tatting. I was just too tired to even try to learn.  I'm hoping to try next year.

This quilt was on the display table. I never got my quilt done in time to put it on the display, hopefully I'll bring it next year.

A shawl and woven wool scarf made by the fiber artists. Notice the beautiful wool socks and the coaster to match the mug in the background.

A felted picture and some gorgeous cross stitches. (I just love that eagle) A shawl, a weaved mat . 

There were lots of piece quilts but I noticed that they were all machine quilted.

That purple quilt made it into he fashion show somehow.  A nice needle point  runner or hanging.

A weaved throw and I'm not sure what the other piece is. It could be a jacket, I'm not sure.  Maybe my daughter would remember. I was so tired that my memory was failing.

An assortment of rugs. This one looks like a Maud Louis style. Does anyone knows this pattern?

The star rug was made entirely of dyed t-shirts, the lovely felted lined tea cosy was said to keep the tea very hot for a long time.  I love that kitty rug. The Hot Flash woman website I didn't checked. I didn't thought that it belonged to that table. There was another table for advertisement and business cards.

Notice that the spinners are set up in a big circle in the big room. Most of the spinners were gone to eat at the first sitting at 5:00 o'clock.

This man was just taught how to drop spindle and then in no time was spinning on the wheel and making his own yarn. He knitted a hat  that he's wearing a scarf for his wife and something else.

This was a picture I took sitting down at my table showing only a portion of the room.

In this one I included two knitters at my table. They were there only for a day.  It was coffee and muffin time.
There were some tatting that I wanted to take pictures of but there were some people in my way and I intended to take some close up pictures later but I forgot. There was  beautiful piece of hardanger  work that was removed from the table before I took a picture of it.  Next year I'll take the pictures as soon as I can and I won't wait till the last minute.

I took this picture of my Childhood Memories rug showing the cloud watching memory  done. I got more hooking done but didn't take a picture.  and not showing is some hooking on the house.

This is it for this retreat. I missed taking pictures of felters making Easter bunnies for the grandkids.  I didn't get to see everyone work as it was so packed and I was determined to hook a bit since it had been so long since I had hooked.
Thanks for visiting and leaving a comment.   JB