Saturday, November 22, 2014

FNSI results.....

Friday was a sewing day for me.... various bits and bobs got done and I carried on in the evening with it...... I do like those days..... joined in the evening by lots of other friends at FNSI hosted by Wendy... thanks for having us ....

I bought this fabric a few years ago.... I just love it - butterflies and bees and lady bugs.... finally decided to use it.... and some other fat quarters....

some simple quilting


then I finished off the hand stiching for my next section of  "Times Gone By" sampler and joined it to the pieced blocks.....


there is a bonus little birdie pattern with this block..... so now I have a new thing on my list!!! 

... here it is joined it onto the other blocks......


the other strip of letters and numbers will go below the next block.... which I need to prepare...

Later I did some hand stitching of this cute stitchery (Michelle Ridgeway design) ..... 


... and did several small bindings....


... to make up some wine totes for Christmas gifts.....

 

I used THIS lovely tutorial from Kate at Needle and Spatula... easy to follow and fun to do... as you can see by the ones standing up they are a perfect size for a favourite tipple ..

I used the thermal lined wadding so hopefully it will keep cooled wine cool for a little while... I thought my favourite fabric one would be perfect to take on a picnic

Righto, Gotto Go.....  need to get on with some ornament making ....

36 comments:

  1. Enough achieved so much and everything is beautiful. I can understand why you love the butterfly fabric so much, it is gorgeous

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  2. Wow......you have been a busy girl...lovely projects...xx

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  3. more beautiful progress made on the times gone by!
    very nifty wine totes and a pretty stitchery too.
    ornaments have been high on my agenda these couple of days too.

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  4. Well done - you had a very productive Friday night!

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  5. WOW you have been a very busy girl... love those wine carriers xxx

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  6. What a productive FNSI. Lovely work.

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  7. Gorgeous fabric and lots of lovely progress on other things. I love those wine totes!

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  8. Busy day for you. Loved seeing your projects. Hugs, xx

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  9. What a varied day you had. Love the bottle bags, they're fabulous

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  10. Looks like the perfect Friday with lots of lovely progress ... Wouldn't mind a tipple either :)

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  11. Hi Fiona love your blocks and how clever to make wine holders,such a good idea for gift giving especially with some home brew in there,hope you have had a lovely day my friend.xx

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  12. I so enjoy going through the list of FNSi and see what everyone has been doing. I have never seen wine holders, but they seemed like a great idea.

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  13. Who's been a busy girl then.. All projects are lovely

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  14. Wow so much done love the wine totes /)

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  15. Your have been busy! Love the butterfly fabric and all the great stitching.
    The wine totes look just right!!

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  16. You stitched up a storm! Your blocks look lovely all together... cute wine holders too.

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  17. Oh my you're really cranking up the gifting machine....love that quilt, the flowers are darling!

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  18. A most productive FNSI for sure. I've seen that wine tote pattern before but haven't made it up. I think that, after seeing yours, I MUST do it (as DH's hobby is wine-making and will supply some Christmas gifties!!)! I do believe that I have a piece of that butterfly fabric, also (or something so very similar). Must go check! Thanks so much for sharing your eve with me!!!!!! Hugs......

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  19. You really have made some beautiful pieces and I can't wait to see what you make with the butterflies. I need to put some blocks together for table topper, will give me some hand stitching for the weekend.

    Debbie

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  20. I truly do love coming by here....such wonderful things you do.

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  21. You were indeed busy! Everything is lovely, and I especially love the piece with the pretty applique.

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  22. Wow! You got a lot done...me not so much but I got something done. I love your projects and different stitchery items. I like having a bunch of projects going at once although I keep thinking if I would stick with one thing I might actually finish something! LOL!

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  23. Way to go!! You accomplished quite a lot for FNSI! Love that sampler. Quaint. Sweet bottle of wine holders, but, oh, sewing that circle for the bottom is painful for me. Struggled with it once and said, "NO MORE!"

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  24. Wow you have been busy, lots of lovely finishes.

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  25. Wow, what a productive time you had!!! Love the sampler and the wine totes work a treat by looks of things!!!

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  26. Where can I find Time Goes By sampler? I'd really would like to do it. Thank you. Sharon K. Lozano slozano5@earthlink.net

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  27. So productive at your place on Friday night, great work.

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  28. What a lovely varied day. The sampler is gorgeous and the wine tote is a great idea - another one for my to do list!

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  29. You are always working on something gorgeous Fiona. Lots of lovely sewing at your place Friday

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  30. I've popped over from FNSI and so glad I did. You were very busy! It all looks lovely. Thank you for the link for the wine coolers.

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  31. beautiful work for fnsi, Fiona... love those posh carriers for the wine... you got a lot done!
    x

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  32. Popping in via FNSI...the bottle bags are amazing.

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  33. Your Tines Gone By is looking so good...as are your Wine Totes Fiona!

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  34. Wow you certainly have a lot on - its a busy time of the year and your wine tote gifts are lovely.

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  35. I'm enjoying seeing your progress with the times go by hanging, I have that pattern but never started it! I love how you are changing up the colours, looks lovely.

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  36. OOh, Bottle bags are perfect for the season. Never know when you may need to make a contribution.

    Love your pretties.

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