Saturday, April 5, 2014

FNWF............

Well, strictly speaking ALFWF (all day friday with friends) ..... so lucky I am ....

During daylight hours I went over to Quilters Angel with my machine and joined up with some ladies there making little bags....

This is Sue ... and she is the instigator of the projects we were doing....


... and this is Kris.... who is ironer and cheerleader....


... and I didn't get pics of Steph and Bev (well I did but they were not flattering at all!).... Steph was fabric slicer and Bev was chief cheerleader and washerupper....

.... we were making these simple, but pretty lined bags....


.. they will be filled with toiletries and pinned closed with a pretty brooch ....


Sue and a friend are working hard to get these bags together for White Light  which is a group supporting women who are in shelter having been affected by domestic violence.... 

I had a free day at home yesterday so I made these.....


I used some chenille for the face washers cut into squares


and simply lined with some pretty fabric.... 


the soaps and washers will be included in some of the toiletry bags
(I think I will do a few for gifts too though - lovely and soft)

when I got home I discovered a visitor just at the verge


the echidna is my most favourite Australian mammal....  they have just the dearest little walk, and pointy nose and button eyes....  this little one shuffled right next to me .. made my day...


I then settled down for the real FNWF......


thanks again Cheryll for having us.....

How did you all get on?  I hope you manage some fun sewing this weekend....

41 comments:

Christine said...

I totally forgot FNWF! It looks like. You had a wonderfully productive day and such a great cause. I love your prickly little friend.

kiwikid said...

Looks like you had a wonderful day/night! It is always a pleasure to see echidnas! We get them once every now and then too!

retdairyqueen said...

Love your little visitor and how nice are the little bags and a great cause
Good on you all

Sheila said...

Wonderful little bags for a very worthy cause . What a cute little visitor :-) hugs Sheila

Chantal said...

Oh you sure did have a lot of fun today! I'm so jealous LOL. Those are really cool washcloth and pretty little bags. Love it. So nice of you and your friends to do that for those ladies. Love the little visitor too. :^)

WoolenSails said...

What a fun get together, lots of wonderful projects.
That echidna is so cute.

Debbie

Christine M said...

Sounds like you had a wonderful day, Fiona.

Cath said...

Such a lovely project for and a great cause. I love those face washers. They look so soft.
Cath @ Bits 'n Bobs

Leanne said...

You did have a good sewing day with friends, love your bag.

Karen said...

Making those bags is a wonderful way to support the cause. Lovely work. Great idea with the face washers, too.
Delightful pics of the echidna. How lucky to have one visit.

Helen said...

Sounds like a wonderful and very productive day, very cute bag sandy your stitchery is looking lovely.

Mistea said...

Nice to know your daytime friends all have important roles in helping a very worthy cause.
Looks like a lot of fun.
Nice bluebird in your cute stitching.
Cool visitor, there are some of those resident at the old peoples place.
(I see you've been visiting me too, ha!)

Bev C said...

Hello Fiona,

What a fantastic idea with the chenille bedspread. Better remember that one.
Gosh that Echidna is just so amazing. I remember way back when I was in Primary school one of the teachers had a collection of animals at school and there was one of these.

Great to see everyone helping out others in need too.

Happy days.
Bev.

Jennifer said...

Fiona, what a lovely idea! That's a clever way to make washcloths, too.

KERYN B said...

Looks like it was a fabulous day and so worthwhile. How gorgeous was that Echidna and perfect end to a perfect day with some bubbles.

Susan said...

I had ADFWF too. Those little bags are a great idea, must have been fun working on them with friends. I love the little echidnas too. I had two big emus run in front of the car yesterday on my way to Cassilis....a near miss.

debbie said...

What a cute little echidna! I used to have a blue tongued lizard living in my back yard until a creepy cat moved in next door...ummm...anyway, well done on the bags, too. xx debbie

Chris H said...

What lovely little bags, and I like the soaps and cloths, might do a few of my own as Christmas gifts. Have a lovely weekend.

Jane Galley said...

Your friend looks very interesting :) The chenille face cloths looks so soft, they'll make gorgeous gift sets

Lots of Fabric 2 said...

What lovely bags,and the cloth and soaps way to spend the afternoon with friends have a good weekend jinnie

Michelle Ridgway said...

What a lovely idea. Very special. Nice stitching with you x

Cheryll said...

It was my pleasure...and wonderful effort for the shelter too. :)

Just Sew Sue said...

I've never heard of an echidna. I've learnt something new today.

Noela said...

Love your washers and soaps. What lovely gift bags, they will be much loved by their recipients I'm sure.
Hugs......

Wendy said...

That hedgehog type thing (echidna?) is so cute! Look at it's pointy nose! glad you had a good day, and what a worthwhile cause.

Heather said...

What a wonderful day, and I love the idea of the facewashers. Think I might pinch that one.

shez said...

What wonderful ladies you all are,that is such a wonderful thing to do for those ladies in need,well done girls.xx

Tania said...

Lovely sewing, and so generous and kind. LOVE your little friend!

Deb R said...

Sounds like you had a great day!

Sylvia said...

Love the bags and the washcloths. Very nice and fun craft for a good cause.

Lin said...

Going to be lovely gifts for the ladies in the shelter, what a great thing to do. xx

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

So very generous....they will make lovely gifts

Outback Craftaholic said...

What lovely little bags Fiona, and for such a worthy cause. So many women and children are affected by domestic violence and I'm sure they appreciate your gestures. I know WAQA donates to one of our Perh shelters.

Your little visitor is so cute! I love echidna's too & have a great photo of one walking underneath the neck of a Bungarra (yes, he was huge) at Ningaloo Station. I must dig it out and post it on my blog.

Glad to see I wasn't drinking alone. Well done on a very busy ADWF.

Cheers, Tracy

Marilyn said...

Such lovely little bags and good idea using the chenille for the face washers. Love your special visitor - we had one come to visit us at our house a few years ago. Lovely stitchery too.

Anthea said...

Sounds like you had a very social yet industrious FNWF Fiona... well done...

What an amazing visitor, he must know what a lovely lady you are!! x

Kathleen Wall said...

The bags are so pretty. What a kind and thoughtful project. Never saw an echidna before. Thanks for sharing.

Maria said...

That's a lovely idea for victims of domestic violence, Fiona. Lucky you having the echidna come for a visit :-)

Susan said...

All day sewing is just the ticket!!
we don't see too many echidnas down our way!!!
great effort on the bags..with washers & soap.

Quilting Chemist (Danette) said...

The echidna is so cute! How thoughtful of all of you to make the bags for the women and you even had time at night for some beautiful stitching.

Janet said...

Oh the echidna is so cute!!

Farm Gate Creations said...

What a great idea for such a great cause...my you have been busy.

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