Saturday, February 18, 2017

FNSI and Chooky


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.

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