Thursday, June 4, 2020

Bumper Weekend

FMWF

Friday Night was FNWF.
You know the drill - a quick & easy dinner (fish & chips this time)  - easy stuff whilst watching BH&G . . . crochet this time
Then into SSS and I put these pieces together for the start of a baby quilt.


Chookshed Party


Every year Chooky has a Chookshed party.  Originally to celebrate the first year of having her own "sewing space"  - she invites girls to come for a sleepover and a big sewing gig.

Sadly this year there cannot be a real physical party - BUT good news for everyone else - it was a Cyber Party via Zoom.


I had a few things to sort in the morning - and then mid-afternoon I joined in...we chatted...we sewed - I saw faces I haven't seen for quite a while, .  . .I saw faces of people whose blogs I read and then I email with - (Hi again Bethan)
At one stage we had 11 or 12 . . . over a period of time, some left and some returned.

By 10.30 Chooky had given up . . I stayed until 11.30 by which time there were just three of us.
Not to be daunted Chooky started again about 7:00 am on Sunday.

I joined in for a while and again saw people I haven't seen for a while - (Hi Holly, Raewyn).

I worked on a variety of hand sewing things...here are a few bits:

 Love & Hugs Australia - Anni Downs block


Some backstitching on the current cross stitch

 Some sashiko
and some more crochet....always interesting how the variations make a pattern and then stops.


As a lot of people are saying - although this Covod-190 pandemic is a disastrous event for the world - so many good things have come out of it.
In this case, the opportunity for sewers all over the world to connect visually and sew together.  Whilst Chooky missed out on her very special weekend (as well as the Baradine gig), so many of us were able to come together which would not have been possible without the push.

A huge thanks to Chooky for instigating & organising and especially making sure that the OS people had an opportunity to be involved.
It was a lot of fun - we learnt a lot - not all sewing related - and we certainly got an insight into life in other parts of the world. 





15 comments:

Fiona said...

Im sure you will have fun..... hopefully get lots of sewing done...
Hugz

Anorina @SameliasMum said...

Hope you have lots of fun sewing and chatting xx

kiwikid said...

Should be a good weekend, lots of sewing and chatting.

Chookyblue...... said...

Party time..... Woohooo

Helen said...

I'm sure you will all have a fun time....

Maria said...

see you sometime at the Party......

loulee said...

It was a great weekend wasn't it. So good to put faces to names and blogs. Lots of lovely show and tell and some new blogs top read too.

Susie H said...

Very pretty projects. Especially love your sashiko!

Sharon @ Laurelhurst Craftsman said...

I love the colors in the baby quilt. I look forward to seeing the finished project.

dq said...

IT was so nice to meet you at the birthday party! Your needlework is exquisite and such variety!

My favorite is the Anni Downs block. That Sashiko is to die for. I just can't believe how beautiful it is!

Chookyblue...... said...

yes the upside of corona is thinking outside the box.......it was great people popped in and out when they could....chatting and sewing....wouldn't have been fun if no one joined in so it's thanks to all of us.....

jude's page said...

Well done on all that hand work you do, and great to meet up with so many, I seem to be spending a lot (more) of time in blog land this week

Cheryll said...

Looked like a wonderful Chookshed visit... & great work on your projects.

Bethan said...

It was so great to see you! You got such a lot done - I love your cross-stitch piece, and the colours for your baby quilt x

ButterZ said...

Some lovely work there. It was a great zoom.