Saturday, October 19, 2013

FNSI and a bit of Saturday results

One of the benefits of living in Australia is that we can take advantage of an extended Friday night since in other parts of the world they are doing their FNSI sewing...

My Friday started with the arrival of some houseguests for a couple of weeks....

.... meet Molly..... she and my Tarka get on well...(not that it looks like it in this picture!)


... and Chester....


.... and Coco.....

the birds are very cheerful and wolf whistle at me... doing my ego the world of good!

I decided to try and tidy up a bit... I had a pile of preloved flannel so this has been cut up...


...a layer of three pieces and cross hatched....


then sewn together in blocks...


... and we have the basics for a raggy quilt....

(lots of you will have made these but if you haven't they are such a fun quick rug/quilt to make...


after all that sewing I did need a good stretch.. and what better way than to prepare for the evenings sewing...

I had a fresh pineapple that needed using and found THIS recipe for a pineapple and ginger upside down cake.... the mix of ginger and sweetness was lovely... delicious ....


.. once the preparations were made I settled down to a bit of stitching.....

... and I put together some body parts.....


... and I did a bit of ragging up the quilt....
(those clever scissors are just great to use)


... I hope your weekend has started well...

The fires in NSW continue... thinking of those affected and those helping to get them under control - lots of heroes in our world

34 comments:

Melody said...

You achieved such a lot, all fabulous. And wow thar cake looks delicious.

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

You have been very productive....yum to the cake....

barb's creations said...

You were very productive last night, you're tempting me with the cake recipe but I must resist or pay for it on the hips, thighs bum etc.... :) Barb.

marina said...

what a productive session.
and gorgeous visitors.
Yummy cake! you need to keep your energy level up.

Anonymous said...

wow Fiona you have done well my friend,you got heaps done and that cake looks mighty yummy.
You always crack me up,hope you have had a lovely day.xx

Anonymous said...

wow Fiona you have done well my friend,you got heaps done and that cake looks mighty yummy.
You always crack me up,hope you have had a lovely day.xx

Jeanette said...

Oh yum, cake. :). A good evening for you. Hugs, xx

Jane Galley said...

Have fun with your visitors, I hope they don't eat all the cake, it sounds delicious! Love the rag quilt, never done one before, but love the look of them

Karen said...

They look like the best sort of house guests - always appreciative!
Looks like you had lots on your plate in many ways on Friday night.

Sunnybec said...

Love your house guests prefer those sorts to humans if I am honest! I am tempted to have a go at a rag quilt after seeing yours. Hugs xxx

Mistea said...

I'm wondering whose body parts you have on your sewing table?
Sweet little quilt with all those fluffy flannels.
I knew I should have been sociable last night, that cake looks delicious.
Enjoy the crumbs and your guests.

helbel19 said...

Lots of great work there Fiona, the raggy quilts are such fun to make. Wish I could get a piece of that cake it looks so yummie.

Helen

Susan said...

Very exotic looking house guests. Your cake looks yummy, reminds me that I pinched a pineapple and ginger using recipe this week, must try it. Great bit of sewing too.

Sue B said...

Raggies are such snuggly quilts. I love those cheeky parrot guests and Yummo, when can I come over for a piece of cake.

Sharon - Lilabelle Lane said...

You have been busy. Can't wait to see your Giraffe :o) hugs

Susan said...

Those birds are just gorgeous.and the cake looks especially yummy...

Noela said...

A good productive night by the looks Fiona. Hugs.....

Raewyn said...

Awesome night's sewing. The first quilt I ever finished was a raggy flannel quilt for a nephew and I'm so disappointed I never took a photo of it! That cakes looks so good- fresh pineapple too - what a treat!

Lin said...

What a busy day - those house guests look like fun!Like the look of the raggy rug and that cake looks delicious. xx

Charlie and Wendy said...

Very cute house guests! I like the look of your rag rug and the softie looks interesting. Yummy looking cake too! Hugs Wendy

Heather said...

I love your house guests, especially the whilstling ones!
Lots of great sewing done at your house!

Sue SA said...

Wow that cake looks delicious, definitely will add the recipe to my "to try" list. You have been very busy, not sure where you find the time to whip another lovely raggy quilt!

Susie said...

Such a productive day! Enjoy your house guests.

WoolenSails said...

Lots of wonderful projects and I love the look of the raggy quilt, would be fun to try one for the baby.

Debbie

Deb R said...

yummy cake, you have a very productive day! Those birds look gorgeous and cheeky lol

Christine M said...

You were very busy Fiona. What lovely house guests. Seeing that bunny flannel on top of the pile reminds me of the bunny rugs I made when I was having Mitchell. I just loved that pattern.

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

What a great day you have had Fiona...yumm to the cake! I think a glass of bubbly would go well with that! Cheers!

Sisbabestitches said...

Oooh yummy cake :) Cute rag rug, so lovely in flannel :) Enjoy your ego stroking, thank goodness birds don't buy into political correctness, lol

debbie said...

Cake looks delicious mmmm!! Such a gorgeous dog too ( I am still awaiting #8 to arrive here. Lovely sewing too. xx debbie

Michelle Ridgway said...

Aren't your house guests beautiful. That cake looks devine. Trading in body parts now are you..lol! Very interesting???

Marilyn said...

Enjoy your lovely house guests. They look like they have settled in well. Well done on the rag quilt. Yummy looking cake.
Hugs xx

withajoyfulheart said...

Fantastic quilt! Geraldine is adorable as seen in your next post ;) and my oh my, can you please please please post the recipe for the pineapple ginger upside down cake?!

Anthea said...

Beautiful sewing Fiona - you make it look so easy! - I am intrigued by those strange-looking scissors...

KaHolly said...

Fiona, I can't believe how much you accomplish!

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