Saturday, November 3, 2012

Friday Night with Friends

Last night I had a late start to my Friday Night with Friends.  I went grocery shopping late and you all know the story, it takes longer than you think etc etc.  Anyway I finally got out to my room, no organization or prep done so decided to work on all the things I have already started.
Stitched 'embroidery' and quilted folder top  ready for lining. 

Stitched together this thread catcher, just need to add ric rac around the top.

Xmas Hearts, front one has blanket stitch done, have used Xmas fabric on back.  Thanks to Terry for pattern.  Still got to add embellishments and ribbon hanger.  Have a lot more cut out to make.  They are so cute.

This is from a Nancy Halvorsen book.  I love this saying and have made it before for a friend but always wanted to make it for myself and this Xmas is it.  Sorry for the poor picture quality as I traced it in pencil.

Added borders and pellon.  Used  Nancy  H  fabrics from a few years ago.
It ended up being a late night but at least I got a bit further with a few things. I am posting late as today my family came over for lunch and as they have now all headed home, I am free to get on the computer.  It was a lovely day and I am extra happy as we were able to get onto Skype and talk to my grand-daughter who is on study exchange about 4 hours from New York.  It was lovely to see her face and talk to her.  Fortunately where she is didn't lose power. She said they had bad winds and rain and today snow was falling lightly. So it is good to know she is okay.
To finish here is a  photo of my grandson on the quad bike.  You can see we need rain as the yard is so dry with leaves off the trees everywhere.
Well I am off now to check out some other blogs and see what you got up.  Thanks to Cheryll for hosting the night.           Hugs........Noela.


  1. well done Noela on a productive night you did well,yes your ground does need some rain.xx

  2. I am so glad your Granddaughter is safe and sound. Gorgeous projects Noela. Your Dickins saying is a favorite of mine too. Lovely.

  3. Hello Noela, what a lovely Halvorsen design, and great fabrics too, it will be nice for you to enjoy it for good when it is finished.
    Great thread catcher, very stylish!

  4. So nice to see the heart ornies! Love the stitchery too! :0)

  5. Beautiful makes, I see you had the same idea as me, working on lots of unfinished projects, love the thread catcher,

  6. Pleased for you that your GD is okay being so close to "Sandy"
    You sure got a lot done seeming you started late.
    Nice thread catcher.
    What a lovely stitchery to work on....

    I think your GS needs a bigger quad.LOL

  7. WOW! you got a lot done - cute thread catcher ;-)
    thanks for visiting me on FNwF

  8. WooHoo Noela... you were BusY! Thanks for stopping in and stitching with me and my friends! :)

  9. WOW you were very busy,which book is the Nancy halverson stitchery from? Would love to make this one as well :) Barb.

  10. Lovely projects.
    That's the good thing about having several started projects ... you always have something to work on :o)

  11. Your projects are lovely, you got lots done!

  12. Lovely projects. You managed to get quite a bit done even if you did start late!

  13. What lovely projects you had to work on this FNWF!!! You've done Extremely well getting all that done!! ... Can I ask firstly, what fabric range (if so) the black & white fabrics you've used in the folder top & thread catcher were from, and secondly, which Nancy Halverson book the stitchery is in - it is *gorgeous*!!! I can see why you're making one for yourself!! ... Great to see what you're up to, now that you've got your gorgeous Gardener's Journal Quilt top done!!

  14. Wonderful projects. Love your hearts. Hugs,

  15. Hello Noela,

    Thanks for visiting. I do love that fabric you are using on the cover and thread holder.Nancy's projects are always so lovely, good luck with them.

    happy days.