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Saturday, 9 January 2016

FNWF and a New Year

Happy New Year everyone and welcome to my first post of 2016!

And with Friday Night with Friends last night it has got off to a good start - many thanks Cheryll. Do pop over to Cheryll's blog to see what everyone got up to - just click on the link above.

We only returned from our Christmas trip to UK on Wednesday during which time I did no sewing - just a little knitting - so it was good to be back sewing again last night. I chose to work on my swap hexie flowers for this month as I like to get them sent off nice and early.

The green flowers are complete - the blue ones need their petals sewing together, so that's a job for this evening.

I took part in Sheila's Christmas postcard swap and my swap partner was Annie. I had not come across Annie's blog before so of course I went to have a look and found lots of exciting work. I was therefore watching the post in eager anticipation but nothing came! Poor Annie was on the verge of making another card when it finally turned up - and it was well worth the wait!

Isn't it lovely? The stitching on the snowflake is tiny and amazing. I love the binding - it is the same on the back of the card and just as perfect!!

And just look at all the lovely details on the back (sorry for my scruffy editing) including the lovely postmark.
Many thanks Annie - I love it.

Just a couple of Christmas gifts to show you that I did not show last year.

This little bag went to my great niece.

And this Christmas mini to our grandaughter. The tree design is by Gail Pan.

Well, now I must get back to searching for an elusive piece of embroidery that I put away safely before Christmas!

Have a good week.


  1. Happy New Year, Lin! And what an awesome post of so much goodness! The postcard from Annie is just wonderful! I love everything about it. That binding method is so great. What a lovely finish it gives. Your Christmas stitcheries are so sweet.

  2. Happy New Year, Lin! So many goodies to see. I'm particularly interested in learning more about that sweet little bag! Love, love, love your header picture! XO

  3. Happy New Year to you too Lin. The postcard is so beautiful as are your gifts, they must have been really pleased with them. Xx

  4. Happy New Year to you too Lin. The postcard is so beautiful as are your gifts, they must have been really pleased with them. Xx

  5. Your new year is off to a great start. Great hexies and your postcard from Annie is so lovely.
    Gorgeous. Christmas gifts made as

  6. Glad you are back safe and sound though holidays should last forever! Lovely projects that you have done.... and the card is clever with that binding

  7. Sweet little hexies and stitchingredients and I love the postcard from Annie that is a neat way to finish it off , love the binding!

  8. Happy New year to you too Lin. Lovely hexies. Love Annies postcard and the Christmas gifts you made xx

  9. Well, it sure was worth waiting for - it is a gorgeous card. So pretty.
    Love your little hexis too.

  10. Happy new Year to you! Love the postcard from Annie, it is beautiful. The Xmas bag and stitchery are beautiful too! Always love the hexies!!

  11. Happy New Year to you too Lin!

    So beautiful projects,sure your family were excited with them,love them all and as always the postcard caught my eye.

    Have a fun week.

  12. You have lots of lovely things to show today. Love the postcard. I wonder if those blue hexies are for me....

  13. What a lovely postcard and the Christmas tree stitching is gorgeous. Love the bag too and the colours you chose. Happy New Year


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