Saturday, December 20, 2014

What i did on FNSI

Thankyou Wendy for not only hosting us last night but throughout the year. Do pop over & visit Wendy to see what the other lovelies who joined last night got up to. My day started out with a visit to Spotlight. Only purchased 3 small things & nothing to do with quilting. Owl thingies for my daughter for Xmas. Next to Bargain Box for toy stuffing.

Home again it was time to tackle the owl. Fabric had been bought a few years back to make 2 owls & of course never done. I had 2 greens & 2 purples. I consulted another daughter as to which would be best together & we went with the 2 purples. Looks like if the other owl ever gets done, highly unlikely, it will be green. :)
This is the result of the days sewing. Sewing those wings in was a struggle. I'd pinned the darn things well but upon turning out discovered an issue. I was ready to through the darn thing in the bin i can tell you by the time the wing was back in place. Time for a break & a cup of tea.

Next up was to deal with the meat in the fridge. We now have a lovely batch of meat patties & a batch of meatballs all ready for an easy meal any night i don't feel like cooking. Oh lets face it i hardly feel like cooking anytime. :) lol.

After tea the owl got stuffed & his/her base put on. Just hope my daughter likes it now.
I ended my night working on these. Finished love which is block 2 & then started hope.

Happy Stitching,


Thursday, December 18, 2014

Today's the day.....

to open our Santa Sack in the swap run by lovely Cheryll. Now the question is should i or shouldn't i. Well if you are reading this blog post you know i did open them. :) My partner was Sharon & i just love what she sent me.
Beautiful wallhanging,
shoe bag,
fabric & gorgeous thread,
chocolate,
needlecase & tissue holder,
inside of needlecase,
a wonderful dilly bag. We decided on a bag rather than sack or stocking.
Social tote - top,
social tote - side. I'll love you forever for making me this Sharon. :)
My beautiful gifts together. I meant to take another photo as i realised later the choccies weren't there. I'd put them on the box beside me as i was opening the other gifts. Thankyou Sharon for my wonderful gifts. I love them all. Thankyou Cheryll for running the swap again for us this year. I always enjoy the Santa Sack swap.

Happy Stiching










Wednesday, December 17, 2014

6" Sampler Stitch Along

We were asked to show our first 9 blocks when the 10th was posted. Here are my first 9 together. I might have to redo the middle on on the left as the purple fabric is to dark against the black. The floral purple is ok though. I thought i was going to get behind again as they are posting the blocks a bit quicker now & 11 was posted before i got to 10. Monday & Tuesday morning saw me making those 2 blocks so i'm caught up. :)
Now to catch up on another BOM & some UFO's.

Happy Stitching,

Monday, December 15, 2014

Charming Stars Stitch Along

After getting all my swaps out my sewing mojo just disappeared. I need to catch up on a few things so yesterday made myself go & do some sewing
Last 4 blocks for Charming Stars Stitch Along run by Terry. Plus the pinwheels from the cut off corners. They've been so handy to send along with my Bonnie & Camille sampler swap. I'm glad i used them instead of throwing them out like i usually do. Next month sashings & borders.

Happy Stitching,

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Birthday blocks Update.

A few more arrived in the last 2 weeks. The total blocks is now at 46. I'll wait until after Christmas to put the top together in case any more arrived.
Happy Stitching,