Friday, February 6, 2015

Times Gone By ...

I'm so pleased with how this sampler is coming together

My next section has been the embroidery (cross stitch, satin stitch and double detached chain) and foundation pieced baskets....


...it's getting more and more difficult to photograph this nicely as it is quite long now....


I am on the last section now... (I know I am going to miss doing this)... it is more 1/2" hexagons and some embroidered daisies around the edge....


This is a pattern by Helen from Hugs 'n Kisses and was passed on to me by Marina .... I wonder if she knew just how many hours of happy entertainment she was giving me...

My sewing machine has not been idle.... we have been doing some secret stuff quilting....



Righto, Gotto Go..... I have a full sewing day with friends ahead.... wonderful.....

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32 comments:

  1. Hi buddy I am loving watching this grow,what a lovely mate Marina is sharing this joy with you,it's looking fantastic Fiona,hope you have a wonderful day my friend xx

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  2. Awwhh !! It is soooo beautiful Fiona! I love this little piece of a quilt. Your stitches are so straight and even. ♥ it! Just ♥ it. How long is it now?

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  3. Hello Fiona,

    Well well Marina has certainly kept you busy, what a lovely design, lots of handwork. Enjoy the sewing today and tonight.

    Happy days.
    Bev.

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  4. Lovely little baskets, Fiona. You did a great job getting a photo of it. See you tonight!

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  5. Exquisite you have done a brilliant job

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  6. What a beautiful sampler, it looks like it contains a bit of everything.You can see the finish line, so its time to search for another project, there are so many wonderful thing out there.

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  7. Your Times Gone By is going to be lovely, I love the colourway you have done it in. Also looks like you've been having fun on the machine :-) See you tonight!!

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  8. The sampler is gorgeous. Enjoy your "real friends" sewing tonight.

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  9. What a pretty sampler! No doubt about your machine quilting.....it is so beautiful.

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  10. It is so lovely and you're doing a fantastic job on it...see you tonight x

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  11. you are making this up so beautifully, so glad it has brought you so much enjoyment!
    One man's paradise is another's torment.. lol

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  12. That is really lovely Fiona, its great when you get so much enjoyment from a project.

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  13. That sampler is just gorgeous! Sometimes we get a project that is so special, don't we... xxx

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  14. Fiona your sampler is gorgeous - what an amazing job you've done on it

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    1. Dear Fiona,
      wonderful project. What a cute design, fully understand that you will miss this one.
      Greetings,
      Sylvia

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  16. Your sampler is beautiful Fiona , great job! Hugs Sheila

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  17. It is indeed a beautiful piece of work.

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  18. Ooh this section's bits are all so lovely :) Adore the delicate cross-stitching etc bits

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  19. Wow there is a lot of fun to be had in that design...it is coming along beautifully, I much prefer your cream background to the brown on the pattern, much prettier...

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  20. Beautiful work on the sampler. So much detail. Looking lovely!

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  21. That sampler is beautiful, I'm not surprised you've enjoyed it so much

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  22. I'm workng on one of Helen's quilts too and it is rather large and nearly finished too!

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  23. Loving that sampler more every time I see it. xx

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  24. This is just too adorable - I can see why you'll miss working on it!!!

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  25. What a lovely project that is. I'm tempted to do one myself :)

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  26. Looking good Fiona. I was tempted to get the pattern last time you showed photo's but so far resisting. :). Hugs,xx

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