Saturday, November 16, 2019

Friday Night Sew In November

Last night I joined in with our lovely hostess Wendy for FNSI.

I had lots of plans for my sewing but Mother Nature had other ideas. Thursday night i got a call from my Mum to say she had to prepare to be evacuated because an out of control bushfire along the border ranges was heading towards her little town in Northern NSW. The feelings of frustration & worry cannot be described. I cannot get there to help her as the roads are all cut of for traffic heading south from where i live. So i spent most of Thursday night in a very upset state.

The alarm to evacuate wasn't given but the crisis is far from over. Talking to her yesterday the fire was still racing for the town but by late yesterday evening the winds had turned & the fire was being forced back onto itself. That crisis averted for now but the fire is still burning & the winds can still change at anytime & send the fire racing back towards the town. According to the NSW fire page over 5000 hectares have burnt along the Border Ranges just north of Mum.

Yesterday was so hot here too that even if i felt up to sewing i was just to hot. But i did do a little stitching last night on Joseph on the Christmas hanging i've been stitching,
Another beautiful Christmas design from Natalie Bird.

Pop over to Wendy's blog to find the links to who all joined in last night & what lovely projects they worked on.

Happy Stitching,

Saturday, November 2, 2019

FnwF November

Last night i joined in with our lovely hostess Cheryll for FnwF.

I started my day with finally putting the binding on a quilt that has been waiting a month. :) I had a helper.

1st quilty kitty.

Next i caught up with adding the borders to my Christmas BOM. I've been good at keeping up with all the stitching but have been slack since June about the borders & also making up the projects that came with the BOM. Those are next on my list. :)
Hmmm same quilty kitty helper. :)

Next up was some tracing out
 Not a very clear photo i know. I must have taken about 20 shots but none will show up clear. :(. Novembers Christmas BOM & project stitchery.

I'm taking part in a needlecase swap again this year & as i can't quite decide what i want to send i've pulled several patterns out to make up. Again the tracing is hard to see.
I'm making the case & matching pincushion from this set.

That done i sat down to hand sew the binding down only to be "helped" by quilty cat number 2.
Very hard to move the quilt around with a cat on the quilt.

After the binding was done i started one of the needlecase patterns i'd chosen. It came as a kit so i didn't have any cutting out to do.
I bought the matching dilly bag pattern/kit too which i did have to cut the flower out for & i'll make it up to go with the needle case.

So onto Saturday morning so i could take a photo of the quilt. I started this quilt October 2015 as a weekend mystery quilt. I put the rest of the blocks & the top together in January 2018. It finally made it to the top of the quilt top ufo pile to be quilted.

 Thankyou to Fiona for the beautiful quilting.

Pop over to visit Cheryll to find the links to who all joined in last night & what projects they worked on.

Happy Stitching,

Friday, October 25, 2019

October Medallions

I finally made myself sit & do the medallions for October. Just in time seeing as there is only a week left & we'll be into November.

Earlier this week a sewing box I've been wanting for a while popped up on my Facebook feed & as it was a local selling it I quickly snapped it up. He has a few antique sewing machines I'd like too. 😁😁.

Happy Stitching,

Saturday, October 19, 2019

Friday Night Sew In October

Last night i joined in FNSI hosted by our lovely Wendy Thankyou for hosting us again Wendy.

I started stitching in the afternoon watching Netflix & trying out the Caramilk chocolate that is all the rave. So popular that my local supermarkets haven't had stock since it came in 3 weeks ago. My lucky day yesterday as i decided to just check the shelves on the off chance stock was in. Finally it was. :)

I really hate satin stitch & that was all that was left to do on block 8 of the Christmas BOM i'm doing.
There was just so much of it on this months block. I'm hoping month 9 has a little less. :)

Pop over to here to find links to see who joined in last night & the projects that were worked on.

Happy Stitching,