Saturday, January 25, 2014

FNWF..... and Christmas Items.... and Sew It's Finished

Yes... Christmas Items already.....

Narelle hosts "One Christmas Item A Month" and I am amazed but it is already the 25th ....

This month I finished off this lovely wallhanging designed by Michelle.....  all I needed to do was make the tags at the top and sew them on..... 


... my other Christmas item is also a UFO that needed finishing...

I rather like these fussy cut snowman mittens....


Because these were unfinished items from last year I can add them to "Sew It's Finished" ... a blog hosted by Wendy and Dawn to encourage us to finish off our UFO's....

Yesterday was FNSI (Friday Night Sew In) hosted by Wendy.....

I like these nights.... and I hope it isn't cheating but I make it an all day affair.....

In the morning I put together these blocks....... 

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.. then I went for a play date with Kris..... she finished off these beautiful big quilt made from Paris Flea Market..... I just love it....

as you can see Kris has a home filled with lovely handmade items.... I just love to wander around and say hello to the bears and dolls and look at all the gorgeousness.... pretty teacups.... and depression glass....  Kris is lovely too and we chat away madly except for a few minutes silence when she serves up one of her wonderful creations for lunch....


In the afternoon I went for anothe play date... with grandieboy widget..... it was a lovely afternoon for sitting in the breeze on the veranda so I wanted to sew a bit....

 He decided to sew too... and so the dishcloth got sewn to the drawstring bag..... 


... when I got home I finished off the three inches of back stitch I had been trying to do all day!  Tennis and cricket were on TV so it took a long time to stitch a little bit!

This is another of Rosalie Quinlans blocks from Scandanavian Rose....


(oh my gosh.. whilst proof reading this post I see there is a bit I haven't sewn.... bother.. I only had one beer! ..... so it's not done yet! ... just pretend)

I also did a bit of needleturn on a secret thing....


Righto, Gotto Go.... beautiful rain.... just beautiful.... so nice to be wet.... and cool...


30 comments:

Jennifer said...

You have been busy! I like the fabrics in your blocks, the ones bordered in dark red.....now that will be an interesting quilt.

Christine said...

Creativity overload! Well done. 😊

Jeanette said...

You've been busy. Love the wallhanging. On my to do list for this year. :). Hugs, xx

WoolenSails said...

You do keep yourself busy with life and projects. Love the blue stitchery, nice look and nice change to do winter items in blue shades.

Debbie

Michelle Ridgway said...

Lots going on there Fiona...you have been very busy. All lovely! Kris...you cannot hide when you choose such a pretty quilt to do it with. LOL!

debbie said...

Loving stitching as always. xx debbie

Susan said...

A productive day for you. its interesting how we spot those things when we look at a picture...took me a while to find it so I can see how you missed it.
Interesting pins in your needle turn.

Sheila said...

Lots of beautiful stitching and some fun play days ;-) enjoy the rain and keep on stitching . Hugs Sheila

Helen said...

Wow what a wonderful day you had and at the end you have achieved so much. Love your Scandinavia Rose block especially the colour thread. Have a great week end.

Anonymous said...

what a full day you had Fiona,lol how cute is widget enjoying his stitching,lovely work as usual Fiona and how nice you got to catch up with Kris,have a lovely weekend my friend.xx

Karen said...

You had lots on your plate for one day. But lots of seeing included so all is good.
Great to see the quilt now has tags.
And your secret sewing looks gorgeous!

katherine said...

Lots of lovely things you have been sewing on.

Cath said...

Yep, I can't see the bit that you missed in your stitchery. All great projects that have kept you busy.
Cath @ Bits 'n Bobs

Cath said...

Yep, I can't see the bit that you missed in your stitchery. All great projects that have kept you busy.
Cath @ Bits 'n Bobs

Susan said...

Busy, busy and fun, fun. Love your stitchery, I'm starting to feel very weak where that ones concerned.

Mistea said...

If you cheated I was sitting right beside you, I started right after I dropped the car at the mechanic in the morning.
Love the horse and I pretended you were all done, though I did see a bit that looked a little different to the rest of the stitching. Ha!
Lots of fun and stitches in your day.

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Great post as always full of very inspirational projects..

Jane Galley said...

It's surprising what shows up in photos that you don't see in real life. Looks like a fun day for all, have a lovely weekend

Chrissie said...

My goodness, what a busy beaver, lovely projects, you must sew very fast:-)

Wendy said...

As always, your post is full if gorgeousness! The snowmen mittens are so cute and i love the Dahla horse

marina said...

lovely christmas finishes!
another beautiful stitchery, Just worked out where you missed the stitches lol

Anita said...

Phew....there's no stopping you!! Lovely projects you've hopped in to. Gorgeous stitchery.
Cheers, Anita.

Anthea said...

Sometimes I start earlier in the day too Fiona - why not?!
Lovely stitching on your Scandi Roses block... x

Heather said...

Nothing wrong with having a whole day of stitching I say! Sounds like a wonderful day with friends and sewing.

Ulla's Quilt World said...

So lovely! :)
Greetings from Finland!
Hugs, Ulla

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

Oh wow Fiona what a most productive day you have had...love it and how wonderful to visit Kris!

Jindi's Cottage said...

Busy busy…well done on ticking a couple of UFO's off the list, it all looks great...

Lin said...

Sounds like a perfect day! And if you had not mentioned the bit you have missed we would not have noticed! xx

Sue Niven said...

Lovely stuff!

Cheryl said...

Love your bluework finish Fiona. Lots of lovely sewing etc happening at your place

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