Saturday, December 19, 2015

FNSI - December

Merry Christmas to everyone

The last FNSI for 2015....
Last month I showed this:

It was a teaser of course!!   So this month I can show you what I was working on:

Firstly - the two fabrics - green & cream - a mini wall hanging for my Secret Santa present for Sunday Stitchers:

The little wooden bead, button and gold ribbon - parts of my 2015 Angel.
Every year I make a new angel for gifting to family and friends - you can see them all here:

The 2015 model is:

The beige felt - Two sewing kits for some buddies: - here is one of them

Pins - and a number bead - I made some numbered pins - Maureen (still no blog!!!)  was going to buy some at the last craft show - until she found out they were about $40.00.  These may not be as pretty but they have TLC built in!!
December's FNSI 
I've had a great day sewing with my bestie so I'm enjoying a FD&NSI.  I am back working on my Nature's Journey quilt - today I added the border of pieced squares and the top row of the applique blocks...We both spent a fair bit of time organising what blocks go where...I am not good at "scrappy" - I like a bit of "organised" chaos...but it's sorted now - two small blocks to re do to make it work for me and I can continue on with it.

I am now on leave from work - we have a company shut down period - this year from 16th December until 4th January.  We only have a small family get together for Christmas, so this period becomes a "get things ready" exercise for the coming year.  I find since I am working 4 days a week - preparation is difficult so by organising things early - I can get some sewing done during the week...especially when TV is full of tennis and other sport.

So a big thankyou to Wendy for hosting and coordinating and present giving for the year.  I may not always get a lot done because by Friday night I'm usually a bit tired....!....but often the incentive ("eek - what will I post about if I don't do anything?" problem) keeps me going to get a bit more done.

And wishing you all a very Merry Christmas - stay safe & happy - and see you back in January for an organised productive year!!


  1. Hi Susan what beautiful things you have made and your quilt looks gorgeous,merry Xmas my friend.xx

  2. Sew nice to see all the lovely gifts you have been working on....
    You are really getting organised with NJ.. Go girl....
    Wishing you and your family a Wonderful Christmas and a Happy New Year...

  3. Such pretties. That wreath is gorgeous.

  4. Great projects there Susan.....I hope you get lots organised for a full tear of sewing to come.

  5. Your projects are all just lovely Susan. I wish you are very relaxing break. Merry Christmas and a healthy and happy new year xx

  6. oh lovely sewing... and I love my special angels that fly over the range to me.... what a great idea to get things ready over the break so you can pick up and go...

  7. Good on you Susan for getting organised! A very Merry Christmas to you!

  8. So busy.
    I love your green wreath for wallhanging. I have no patience, to work all the green flowers for it.
    Yor Natures Journey looks great.
    Greetings from Germany

  9. Merry Christmas my dear friend love your projects Xxxx

  10. Lovely projects, Susan. Your wreath hanging is gorgeous.

  11. Susan that wreath hanging is so lovely, the texture created with the use of yo-yos is fab !
    Enjoy your time off

  12. I do love the little angels you have sent to me...........cute......

    Well done with your NJ looks great.........


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