Saturday, February 7, 2015

FNWF, Initial Heart Swap.

Last night I joined in to sew with lots of other quilters for Cheryll's Friday Night with Friends. A big Thank you to Cheryll for encouraging us again this year.
 I began the night by working on the new SAL 2015 run by Chookyblue and her lovely assistant Susan. I was hoping to get some backgrounds cut out but all I managed,was to sort out the fabrics I would use for Part 1 and make myself some notes so I will have an action plan to follow when I do start tomorrow. I am thinking that I probably will blanket stitch most of the applique so traced the pieces on the back of the sheets so they are reversed and ready to copy them onto viseofix.

I am also still working on Gossip in the Garden, so to actually get some stitching to show, I prepared these hexies for two of the blocks. Think I have to make 75 in all so have about 25 ready, only 50 to go.
I do love those Nancy Halvorsen fabrics. Don't know what I will do when I run out of them.

I also wanted to show the gifts I received from Marilyn for the Valentine's Day Initial Heart Swap also hosted by Cheryll. Thank you Cheryll you are a legend.......
The parcel above contained the lovely gifts below.  

A passport holder, three knitted wash cloths (see my initial knitted into the small yellow one), some chocolates and this little Golden Book which was a great read. I had a good laugh when I read it. Thank you very much Marilyn for the beautiful and thoughtful gifts you have made me. Hope to go for a trip later in the year so will put the passport holder to good use if that happens.
I sent my parcel off on Monday so hope it arrives soon. Can't show a photo as I completely forgot to take one of the wrapped parcel before I posted it.
Well must go, a few more hexies are calling me and hubby wants to use the computer.
Have a great weekend ...............Happy stitching till next time.......


  1. Lovely hexies Noela and gorgeous gifts from Marilyn

  2. I enjoyed your company last night...
    And WOW what lovely gifts from Marilyn in the swap! XoX

  3. Lovely gifts...keep on with those hexies!!

  4. Marilyn sent you gorgeous Valentine gifts.....

    Nice hexies ....

  5. Great organising, beautiful gifts you were spoilt.

  6. Lots going on stitching wise at your place Noela. It is sad when you run out of favourite fabric! Lovely gift too xx

  7. brilliant parcel of goodies... how fun.... love your projects too...

  8. It's lovely to get prep work done with friends, now you can get to the realy good stuff, lol. What a gorgeous parcel! The dishcloths with your initial are so sweet :) What a fun book!

  9. Great idea to do your prep work for your SAL, I look forward to seeing your blocks as they get made up :) Barb.

  10. glad to see you made a start to the NJ SAL..........I need to get a move on...........

  11. Fun exciting projects to be working on; going through fabric always takes me longer than I think it should too - is it a case of too much fabric or is it just I love lingering in my fabric?!! What a lovely gift parcel Marilyn put together for you :-)

  12. Those fabrics are beautiful in your hexies and love the parcel you received too. Looking forward to seeing some more on those lovely projects