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:

Melody said...

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

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

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

marina said...

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.

Jennifer said...

Well done - you had a very productive Friday night!

Tarnyia said...

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

Karen's Korner said...

What a productive FNSI. Lovely work.

Christine said...

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

Jeanette said...

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

Jane Galley said...

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

Narelle said...

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

Anonymous said...

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

Hanna said...

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.

Maria said...

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

Helen said...

Wow so much done love the wine totes /)

Karen S said...

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

Michelle Ridgway said...

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

Allie said...

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

Anonymous said...

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......

WoolenSails said...

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

Barb said...

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

sunny said...

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

Sam I Am...... said...

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!

KaHolly said...

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!"

Sue SA said...

Wow you have been busy, lots of lovely finishes.

Sharmayne said...

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

grann616 said...

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

Heather S said...

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

Lin said...

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

Cheryl said...

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

Sue G Johnson said...

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.

Anthea said...

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

Vicki said...

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

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

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

Dawn said...

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

Charlie and Wendy said...

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.

Mistea said...

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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