Monday, August 18, 2014

12"Mini Swap, FNSI, Sunday Stitchers Meet.

I can now show the 12" Mini I sent to O'faigh in the June swap. I received an email last week to say the parcel has been opened  so I can post some photos of what I sent.

The hanging with some chocolate and a  mini charm pack.

Thank you to Cheryl (our Swap Mumma) for providing us with a label to add to the back. I hand-stitched mine.
For FNSI, I worked on my Gossip block for this month. I'm afraid I did a lot of unpicking as I tried to make my Periwinkle blocks. This is the first time I have made these using the template pattern provided and I soon learnt that precision cutting and stitching is required to make sure they fit together nicely. I ended up getting three that I was happy with so these were joined together to make up the bottom row. I also finished off the stitching on the other blocks. Now only 13 more star blocks to go. Wish me luck.

A big THANK YOU to Wendy for again hosting FNSI.
Early on Sunday, I headed off to our Sunday Stitchers Group meet at Ormeau.
We had a few people unable to attend due to various reasons but it was still a great day. The noise level was definitely on a par with other days. It was Debbie's Birthday so here she is opening her Birthday Fat Quarters.

Of course, Birthday cake was the order of the day.

This is a little mini Cheryl brought for show and tell. It is made with a very small twister tool using a mini charm pack. It was so cute.
Thanks Maree for organizing another lovely day and thanks to everyone for your wonderful company.

Well must close now. This post has taken forever to do. My computer has been so slow tonight.
Till later.........  Happy Stitching.........

Monday, August 11, 2014

Hot Rod Run, Sewing Catch-up.

Not sure where the last 10 days have gone since my previous post. I have had some family things happening so that can account for a few days. Also joined my hubby on the annual Goín' Country hot rod run on Saturday to Fernvale about an hour away. It was lovely to actually do something together as it seems ages since we have done this. It's always a great day as we meet up at Queens Park in Ipswich then journey up to our destination together. Left hubby to do the photo taking so not many photos to show.
They always have damper with butter and golden syrup on arrival, followed by a spit roast of pork and beef with all the trimmings which was delicious as usual.

A cool ride home but we came well prepared with woolly caps, scarves and a fleecy blanket.  

Have been working slowly on my Xmas Swap gifts as well as my Gossip in the Garden blocks. So far behind here, I feel like I will never catch up. Have nearly finished my circle row for the Row Along quilt I am doing with 6 other ladies from my Sunday Stitcher's group which needs to be ready by next Sunday so that is good.
Can't show any photos of most of the Xmas things or the circle row I am working on, so here are a few photos of the prep for my Gossip blocks.

Template cutting for the border stars, so many pieces. Still have to cut out the background templates.

Trying to plan ahead and cutting some hexies while I am on a roll with the other cutting out.
Well must go and get back into the sewing room. Until next time.... Happy Stitching......