Friday, December 29, 2023

Zoom & A Challenge

 Chooky invited us to a Zoom on Wednesday & whilst stitching these

the satin stich on this one above
and starting number 6 finally of the Christmas Club we were issued a challenge by Deana

We are to choose 10 sewing related item or goals to work on during 2024. Pop over to Deana's blog to find out all the details if you would like to join in. We even have a logo to post to your sidebar.

I think my goals this year will be to move along WIP's & UFO's.

Number 1: Presidents wreath. This applique quilt is probably 20 years old. The blocks are done but the borders are just sitting there. All the applique is prepped ready to go.

Number 2: School Girl Sampler. I was keeping up with this when started about 3-4 years back but we moved house & it fell by the wayside. It need more blocks, the centre applique & the flying geese border pieces made.

Number 3: EPP i have about 5 to choose from with very little left to finish them off. Or maybe i'll work on Lucy blocks. Or even start a new EPP project. lol

Number 4:Swap blocks from an Instagram swap about 6 or 7 years back.

Number 5: Purple tablecloth. needs embroidery & applique finished. It's over 20 years old.

Number 6: Sunbonnet Sue. Decide what to do with the 6 blocks.

Number 7: make the last 12 blocks for 2023 RSC & then make the blocks into quilts.

Number 8: 1 of the many kits i have hanging around.

Number 9: make the crazy patch blocks into a runner. I did this as a swap with Canadian & American friends about 10 years ago(roughly).

Number 10: hand quilt Karma quilt. Small EPP quilt i made about 2 years back.

Happy Stitching,

Saturday, December 16, 2023

FNSI December.

 I nearly missed out on the last FNSI for 2023. I'd forgotten all about it until i happened to see a post on FB. i had nothing prepared to be honest as it is just so hot at the moment. 

Hmm i'm behind by 2 months on Fig n Berry Christmas Club so i chose part 5 to start. Luckily it only ran for 6 months. :) lol.

I made it this far by bed time.
Looks like these hangings will be ready for next year now instead of this year. 

Passing the neighbours hibiscus the other day i thought its colours made it look very festive.
Not a great photo as i took it in a hurry. :)

Happy Stitching,

Saturday, December 2, 2023

FNwF December

 Yesterday was the last FNwF hosted by Cheryll for 2023. How did it get here so fast ? And now it's just a few more days until Christmas. :)

My projects were a Christmas stitchery. It should have been finished weeks ago but i've had no inclination whatsoever to either so or stitch. :(

Where i was at when i started stitching last night.
all finished ready to be trimmed & the last one started

My large desert rose bloomed there are still about 8 - 10 buds to open
by large i mean the plant not the flowers.  All the blood lily flowers have also came out.
Pop over here to see who joined in last night

Happy Stitching,


 I started FNSI making bias strips. I had several pieces left from when i made the blocks that were long enough to use so i counted how many...