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samedi 17 août 2019

FNSI, catching up and another goodbye!

Many thanks to Wendy for getting us together again despite internet problems - pop over to Wendy's Blog to see what everyone was working on.

My first Friday task was to complete my TAST sample for the week. I decided a few weeks back to resurrect my TAST sampler and have added a few new stitches to it. This weeks stitch is Woven Detached Chain and I decided that a few would be perfect to finish off the Beaded Barb stitch sample that I worked on a couple of weeks back.

I enjoyed working these and am especially pleased with the longer ones as they take on a bit of a curve adding some life to the arrangement.

Next up was this weeks block in Jenny of Elefantz Scrappy Vintage Kitchen stitch along. I have three of these blocks completed so far. 


To join the stitcheries I decided to pull out some of my 'vintage' ie circa 1980 Laura Ashley fabrics which I think are going to make quite a bold statement when this mini quilt is finished!!

Anyway, I got as far as tracing out the new design onto my linen fabric in between blitzing the house ahead of next weeks visitors.

We then met up with friends for Fish and Chips and by the time we got home I was not in the mood for stitching! So that will become tonight's project.

This months colour for the RSC is Light and Bright blues. I have had to double up on at least one of my fabrics for this as we have already done blues and aquas. Hopefully no more blue to come!


And my swap hexies are winging their way to Australia.


We said goodbye to Mum last week.

It was a lovely service in Mum's beautiful Parish Church with hymns and music chosen by Mum.


 RIP Mum


dimanche 4 août 2019

FNwF August


For Friday Night with Friends this month I had decided that I would complete the next round on my 1797 Revisited quilt. I had been adding hexies at odd times over the last couple of weeks and decided now was the time. Well, time passed and come bedtime I was nearly there but I still had a few to go.
Eventually I finished the round off yesterday evening.

Feeling very pleased as this is the last complete round - I can start squaring off now. First though I need to decide what colour to go for.

Many thanks to Cheryll for getting us together again - pop across to her blog for the links to everyone else who joined in.