Saturday, June 8, 2013

FNWF ... even though it was ADWF (all day with friends)......

.... it all started with our monthly gathering at The Quilters Angel.... for serious stitching....

I took carrot cake ..........


... and collected a layer cake of "Papillon" which I scored on a weekend special from The Quilters Angel.... it's worth keeping an eye out on both their blog and facebook page for these.....

It's gorgeous...........


 Here are some of the girls hard at work.....
(Marion had been racing around all morning and was having a late lunch)


... and here's Kris and I hard at work.....


(took me all day to stuff that giant pink pincushion) 

 Kris brought me a lovely surprise... this month I was one of the OPAM winners and the prize was this lovely book full of inspiration....  look at the detail in this quilt on the cover ....


Robyn Ginn is a local quilter/artist and I have long admired her work... here is an example from the back cover.... 


... then I had to go off to the post office to post a parcel since it was somebodies birthday


.... and exhausted as I was I did sit and do a few stitches last night in front of the TV.... 
I finished all that grey blue steam and started on the gold teapot....


Then I had the most wonderful surprise...... I discovered it's a holiday on Monday.... I get Hubz to play with for an extra day....

Righto, Gotto Go... I'm off to see if I can find the white cricket pants...... hmmmmm

24 comments:

Anonymous said...

great post fiona,good to see you had a wonderful day with special friends,love that cake it looks so yummy and congrats on your book it looks fantastic,enjoy your weekend.xx

Grammasheri said...

Beautiful pintuffet! Sounds like you had a very lovely day...any day with friends, a gift, AND carrot cake is a winner in my book!

Love the teapot stitchery. Hoping you find those pants...:)

sheri

Anita said...

A holiday on Monday!! Yay...another day of sewing or stitching!!! Yippee.
Cheers, Anita.

Susan said...

ADWF sounds fabulous, and a long weekend is icing on the cake. Enjoy it!

marina said...

You look spent you have been working so hard in that photo!
lovely new stitchery
wow a gold teapot, how posh.

Jennifer said...

What a fun day.....and carrot cake, too!

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Looks like you had a perfect long day...you and Kris were very busy!!!!!

Susan said...

Sounds like just the right kind of day.

Tracy said...

What a great day Fiona. I saw a piccie of you filling that big pincushion on Kris' blog and I know how messy it can be.
Enjoy your long weekend.

Mistea said...

What a fabulous way to spend Friday.
Pretty little teapot to add to your collection.
Enjoy your weekend.

katherine said...

What a wonderful day with friends Fiona.

Cheryl said...

Sounds like a lovely day sewing with friends Fiona. p.s. I am impressed with that pincushion

Maree: said...

That Robyn Ginn Pattern looks Amazing Your Pincushion Looks Lovely.

Sheila said...

Lovely large pincushion you made , great layer cake and congrats on winning this month!Enjoy the long weekend:-) hugs sheila

Lyn said...

Sounds like a great day..that pincushion is big so I can see why it took so long..enjoy the long weekend..

Karen said...

A whole day and night for sewing. Well done.
Great to be with a group of friends - certainly lifts the spirits!

Farm Gate Creations said...

Sounds like a fun night, and I love carrot cake.

Deb R said...

sounds like you had a wonderful day, I think I need a pincushion that big lol!!

Jane Galley said...

What a lovely day you had. Love the pin cushion, looks like it's almost big enough to sit on

Anthea said...

Cricket pants? Did I miss something?!
Looks like the perfect room in which to sit & sew with friends - and eat that delish carrot cake!!

Michelle Ridgway said...

What fun...all that stitching with friends. Gorgeous fabric. I love that book...beautiful. Have fun with bubz..Lol :-)

Maria said...

What a fun way to spend a day. Stitching, chatting and eating goodies with friends..
Love the HUGE pincushion.

Melody said...

Great post, Fiona. Such a delicious looking cake too.

Marilyn said...

A lovely looking book - I think it will be well read and used. I made one of those pin cushions - they take so much stuffing dont they. It sounds like a lovely day stitching with friends.

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