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:

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

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

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  3. 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.

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

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  5. 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

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  6. 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

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

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  8. 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

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  9. 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.

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  10. 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

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  11. 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.

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  12. 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

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  13. 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.

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

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

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

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

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  18. 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!

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

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

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

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  22. 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!

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  23. Such a productive day! Enjoy your house guests.

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

    Debbie

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

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  26. 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.

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

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

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

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

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

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  32. 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?!

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

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

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