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Thread: Two patchwork acorns

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    Two patchwork acorns

    Had two cute little distractions... my 4 year old grandson and my almost 6 month old Husky (pictured below), but still got two acorns done while Hubby was on dialysis. I didn't have time to get everything outside, so I attempted to work on a tv tray from the couch, my back is killing me, so gonna have to think of a better option, but I'm thrilled I accomplished the acorns Going to make several more and create a garland to go across two windows in the living room.
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    those are great! get a straight back chair and a couple of pillows--protect that back, you are truly the heart of your family and they need you to stay mobile!

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    great acorns! perfect for fall.

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    Those are absolutely adorable. They will made a great garland!

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    These are so cute, a garland will be lovely!

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    Adorable acorns!

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    I really like your acorns.

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    Very pretty, great for fall. We have real acorns and they have been dropping on a steel shed roof.
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    awesome . . . perfect for autumn! I like your patchwork.

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    Cute acorns! Do you have a good sturdy drawer you can open and put the wood tray on for a desk?

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    They are beautiful and just right for autumn coming! Are they mug rugs or potholders?

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    How darling and perfect for Fall!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tartan View Post
    Cute acorns! Do you have a good sturdy drawer you can open and put the wood tray on for a desk?
    Nope, there is no room for drawers anywhere, none in the kitchen or our bedroom (all our clothes will eventually be on hooks on the wall). I'm hoping, as long as they don't require us to get a month's supply of dialysis stuff at a time (currently we get 2 weeks, but they have complained about the extra cost), that we can build a small table so we have a place for family meals, playing board games, and setting up my sewing machine
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    Quote Originally Posted by Monale View Post
    They are beautiful and just right for autumn coming! Are they mug rugs or potholders?
    The pattern says they are potholders, but I don't think they are thick enough for that at all. They could be mug rugs, but they would definitely be on the bigger side. I'm just going to hang them across the window as a fall decoration
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    Thank you everyone!
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    Quote Originally Posted by KellyPA View Post
    The pattern says they are potholders, but I don't think they are thick enough for that at all. They could be mug rugs, but they would definitely be on the bigger side. I'm just going to hang them across the window as a fall decoration
    That will be the perfect use!

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    Those are really nice!

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    You did a super job, Kelly! You were able to do so much in your space. Makes me ashamed to ever complain about my 8 x 10 sewing room being to small. You are an inspiration.
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    Thanks for sharing your finished acorns. Personally, I got a real charge out of the pic of that lovely, smart, and fun-loving puppy of yours.
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    If you use a chair with arms, have a piece of plywood cut to go over the arms, cut a "belly hole" so your work area will surround you as you sit in the chair. Glue some foam underneath if you need it so that the top slants towards you as you sit. I forsee lots of sewing using this setup.

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    Those are so cute--love acorns !

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    Those are so pretty... I love the garland idea...
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    These are darling!

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    Oh the acorns are really nice!! make more!! say Hi to Loki too. I had a cat named Loki.

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