Friday, May 4, 2018

FNWF - May

Best Laid Plans

Friday Night - Geelong Cats are playing at night - it's on TV (probably Foxtel)...goodo I thought - get dinner on the way home - eat it - and escape to my favourite place!!!
YAY!!!!
NO - a "family" dinner was on - sort of extended family - DD2's partner's family...so off to Carina Leagues Club.   And really you can't just eat and run . . .(tempted though I was)

So my sewing treat was cut a bit short - however DH brought me home a gift:

so, I had to play with that first.  
Sadly it only comes with 3 of the letter S...so I had to improvise.  DD2 tells me I can buy extra sets of letters at K Mart...a bit of shopping will be necessary!

Then I finished putting this one together.

This is Project 7 for the Sunday Stitchers 2018 Challenge - my goal was to create the top - so that is more or less done....
The original pattern (From CanningTown Patchwork @ Warwick - now closed) was a more Christmassy theme.  I think it was called Vintage Christmas Blessings.  
It included embroidered words - Peace. Joy. Blessings etc in the strips between the rows...and stars on the trees.  Although I liked the quilt when I first saw it - I really do not need another Christmas quilt (must remember that when I am looking at patterns) - especially in these colours, so the words went.  There is also some embroidery between the houses and I'm not sure I really like that either - so I need to think about the "space" and decide how to fill that in - any suggestions welcome.

When that was done, ironed and photographed, I sewed a few rows of Ruth's Quilt together - pictures later on.

All in all - not too bad for a late start after a very busy / stressful / tiring week (2 weeks actually) at work (including working half of my "day off").

I hope you all had a fun and productive night - thanks for your cyber company and thanks to Cheryll for managing to still have a "party" whilst buzzing around all over the place,
Happy weekend to all - and if you are in Queensland - Happy Long weekend..... (though really we do not need another public holiday...yet)

15 comments:

  1. Hi Susan you sure did have a busy night I was a bit the same. I love your letter board what a great idea lots of lovely work you did I think you achieved quite a lot considering you were out as well ,you sure did better than me,lol,hope you have a lovely weekend my friend xx

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  2. Oh at least you tried ....... Nice present...... The 5'S do work though so you could just keep them ...... But I know you probably won't... .. Lol

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  3. Hubby's been watching the footy while I have ignored him and the tv... :) I love your letter board and fancy not having enough s's... yes, you need a quick shopping trip! Love, love your Christmas blocks all put together!! xx

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  4. What a great gift. I like your quilt top as it is. Some quilting in the space is all I think it needs.

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  5. Lovely present. At least you got some done. Lovely Xmas block. I will miss canning town on my visits to Warwick. Enjoy your weekend.

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  6. lovely sewing.... I do like those houses and trees - I know what you mean about Christmas quilts... haha.... I have one of those lights and the extra letters are great.... worth getting them.
    Hugz

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  7. Doesn't that happen all the time with family ;) I am glad you got some stitching done, looks like you made quite a few changes to the pattern, the houses and stars are lovely. Great gift from the hubby :)

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  8. Great gift, the 5's look fine. I do remember that quilt and yes you can have toooo many Christmas quilts, good idea to tweek the pattern.

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  9. What an awesome gift ❤️❤️❤️Fantastic houses ❤️❤️❤️❤️

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  10. What a lovely gift...it looks fantastic. I like the top with the white space to be honest...I don't think it needs anything! You really do power through your projects Susan...I should be more careful who I become friends with hahaha

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  11. Great gift and the 5's look ok in there.
    Lovely christmas project you'er working on too Susan.

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  12. I do like to see nice houses :-)
    xx

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  13. Oh you are so tolerant Susan, sacrificing the footy for a family night, LOL... I have one of those signs with the fun letters, also from Kmart, & the extra letter packs are only a few dollars.

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  14. I think the 5’s look pretty cool! As a suggestion perhaps a few little cross stitched gold stars if you want to fill the space but it also looks fine without!

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  15. Hi petal. Did you have any 8's. Could work. But that sign is awesome. Totally jealous.

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