Saturday, February 18, 2017

FNSI and Chooky

FNSI

Once again I gathered with cyber friends to sew...
Earlier in the week I realised that I had a sewing day on Thursday and another one on Sunday - oops - no hand sewing project ready to go???? - so what is a girl to do?- start a new project of course!!

This is Rosalie Quinlan's "Little Patchwork Village" and I have been wanting to make this one for a while, so I found some background and pulled out the Cottage Garden Threads. (Breaking the norm here - I would always pick the fabrics then the thread...oh well - deal with that problem later on)
DD2 was there when I was looking at the threads - so I suggested she select one - which she did - at the same time saying - "Mum - what are we going to do with all this when you are gone???"  LOL - maybe I need to write out some instructions!
So, here is my block - 
I only sewed a little on Thursday and not a lot on Friday night - but at least I'm ready for Sunday now....and a few future FNWF. FNSI and Sundays as well.
(Night time photos - never the best.)

Thanks as always to Wendy for being the hostess - 
here is the link to go visiting the other cyber ladies.

Chooky came to BRISVEGAS

Chooky was visiting Brisbane on Saturday - so a great excuse for a blog and friends get together.
I caught Chooky:

but I didn't get a group shot - so I have copied one from the dark side of facebook....(I will thank Michelle tomorrow.

We had a fun, perhaps a little noisy, time....great to catch up with Chooky and Anita who I only see occasionally.





Sunday, February 5, 2017

FNWF - February 2017

I love Friday nights when I can join cyber friends and sew...
well even without cyber friends I love to sew after work.💜💜💜

A bit of a mixed bag this month.

I cut some applique houses.  This is for a pattern I bought at a retreat ...maybe February 2016...not too bad really.
I had planned to trace the of the shapes for when I find the right fabric (ran out of time) - it is not in my stash 👎- that is what happens when you decide to do something that is not your normal style...just as well I have friends from whom I can beg or borrow (never steal!!!) or maybe I will need to do some bartering.



I've also been making some of the blocks from Tula Pink's book - 100 Modern Quilt Blocks.  I find them so quick - I can cut and make 4 or 5 a night after dinner...if I don't sit & watch TV!

These are the ones I sewed tonight.


And I had to have a little treat...There are new Tim Tams, so I HAD to try the Salted Caramel ones.  I bought them at lunch time and shared a few with one of my work colleagues - she will give them to her husband.


Thanks to our lovely hostess, Cheryll - and a happy weekend to everyone.

Pop over here to find all the other FNWFers.


Monday, January 30, 2017

Australia Day Swap - 2017

I joined in Anthea's Australia Day Swap.

We had to send 5 gifts starting with letters in AUSTRALIA.  Nothing had to be hand made.  Sounded easy enough and a bit of fun.

Here is what I sent to my person - Anthea herself.

These are the gifts I included:
A - Australian fabric
U - Unhealthy treats
S - Soap (Lemon Myrtle)
T - Temporary Tattoos

R - Reindeer fabric

She posted about it here:
I had to "pinch" her photo - I am sure I took one but it's lost in never never land I think.


And I received this lovely bundle of goodies from Kerrie at Channelback Creations.  The hand made card - isn't it gorgeous? - had a list of the letters & each gift.


A - Australian fabric
T - Tea bags (Australian tea)

R - Ribbons
L - Lace
I -  Indigenous fabric - a cute little holder for tea bags, sugar sachets, coffee sachets, spoon - etc
 



Thanks Anthea for organising this fun swap - and a big thanks to Kerrie for my goodies...especially the hand made tea bag folder.



Thursday, January 26, 2017

Nundle 2016 Project

My yearly trek to Nundle is approaching - so I thought I better get last year's project finished.

We were given supplies and patterns for several projects.  This is one of them - a sewing folder...correctly titled "Needlebook" - but it holds so much more.

I will make the scissor holder as well - maybe a February finish?

I was lucky enough to win one of the table toppers from last year and made it into a zippy pouch last August.  I also decided a little coaster would make a useful addition for when I use this folder and pouch.
(OK - I'm just a matchy match-aholic)






Saturday, January 21, 2017

FNSI - January

A month goes by so quickly...here we are already 2/3rd through January!!

Friday Night Sew In and I was stitching Block 4 of Mrs Beasley's sampler - I am looking forward to finishing this quilt - it is so soft and pretty - and a slightly different look for me...


There is a lot of work in those butterflies!!  

I hope all my fellow FNSIers had a productive time.  Thanks again Wendy for the motivation to sew in a cyber group.

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

A Hexie for Sharmayne

Do you know Sharmayne???

Her blog is here:

She is making a table cloth for new house - when she moves - and is hoping to collect hexies from fellow bloggers.
She would love to get one from you I am sure.

It's a very simple request - one hexie with your name etc.

"So I'm putting it out there and asking if any of you might like to embroider your name onto a single hexie and post it out to me so I can add the petals to it to make the flowers.   All I need is the centre hexie with your name (and town or state or country you live in, if you want to add that and your blog name if you wish).   The finished hexie size is 2.5inches ( that is 2.5 in along each finished hexie side).  They will need to be done in white, cream, calico, pale lemon or pale yellow please ...."

Or you can click here to read it on her blog and get her address.

This is the one I made for her - but use your own creative juices!!
(she added the outside hexies.)

Saturday, January 7, 2017

FNWF January

Back into the swing of Friday Night sewing - this time I spent most of the day with my bestie - planning embellishments for my "My Town" quilt which is on the "To Do" list for this year.

I've also started a "100 Modern Quilt Blocks" quilt - it won't be 100 blocks but will be a cut down version of the "Skyline" quilt in the book.

While I was working on that I had another idea about 'something' and made some pink blocks too.

On Saturday it was the first meeting of No1 Group - so I started on the planned embellishments and added some flowers to the Florists block and sewed some flowers onto the church block.  ...

It's almost the end of my Annual Leave...😞....I did get quite a few things on the "Christmas Break To Do List" done...but there is still quite a list.
Tomorrow - Sunday - is the first meeting of No 2 Group, so I will get some more sewing done - probably not enough to cross one more item off the list, but any progress is good progress.

Thanks Cheryll for hosting us all again.  Pop over here for the link up list.