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Saturday, 4 April 2020

Friday Night with Friends

Many thanks to Cheryll for getting us together again last night for FNwF's. We were 17 last night stitching cyberly together and you can see what everyone got up to here

I received the next part of the Red Manor House BOM this week and this month we have three borders to add. The first red border is on

and so yesterday I was working on the Irish Chain border which comes next. This is where I started

and this is where I ended up!

Now to get them attached.

Cheryll has invited us all to join her again next week - a coronavirus bonus FNwF's!


The Community Stitch Challenge this week was set by Cas Holmes and was this

·         In response to social distancing and self isolation, Cas is asking you to find a meaningful object from around the home that evokes memories as a starting point for a textile project.
·         Next step is to create a small collage background using simple straight stitches to attach bits of fabric and paper from your stash to a base.
·         Then using the object you’ve chosen as inspiration cut out a shape in fabric and apply it to the background you’ve created.
Finally use hand stitch techniques to embellish and bring your piece to life.

This was the piece that I worked on

I based this on my home and garden which have many special memories for me. I used some of the slow dyed fabrics and threads from a couple of years ago that used stuff from the garden and my pantry and stitched them down onto a piece of batting so that there would be some extra texture. I then added our house number, the sunflower that welcomes you to our door and some flowers to represent the garden.
I loved working on this.

Have a good week - stay home and stay safe!


  1. the Community Stitch Challenge project is adorable. You are so artistically talented. You have the way to make simple things so beautiful. congratulations on this wonderful piece of art. ;^)

  2. Two great projects Lin. Your Red Manor House is going to be lovely - such pretty fabrics. And I love your Community Stitch Challenge piece - I like how you used your own dyed fabrics in it, too.

  3. That is lovely - subtle and harmonious.

  4. Two lovely projects Lin. I adore the fabrics in your Manor House block - very ME !! Your mixed media piece is lovely too. Wishing you a good week Lin xx

  5. Your Manor House is looking wonderful Lin, love the red border. Your hand worked piece is beautiful too.

  6. Oh Lin... the quilt is looking gorgeous... I love it...
    Thanks for joining my stitching night on Friday.
    See you next week...xox

  7. Lin, I love how your quilt is coming along! An your Community Stitch Challenge is marvelous! Your stitched collage looks so amazing.

  8. It looks as if you had the most wonderful time imagining and stitching your textile collage, Lin. The sunflower is so cheery. Love the border fabric on your BOM and the fabrics in the Irish Chain border are gorgeous too.

  9. An interesting stitch challenge, pretty colours and I like the stitching and different textures.

  10. Loving your BOM and the textile challenge looks amazing. I love the hand stitching .

  11. You are so creative! What a beautiful tribute to your garden! Still loving the Manor House project! Stay safe and see you next week!

  12. I really like your challenge piece. You always have such inspiring pieces.

  13. Gorgeous projects to play with Lin, so good to have some pleasant things to think about at this time isn't it. I love how that chain is going to look, the quilt is so lovely and I do think your art piece is so clever...

  14. Red Manor House is beautiful! I love your community project.....free sewing like that is so,lovely to work on....love yourxs

  15. I like your textile project; I like projects like that, they make a nice change :-)
    Red Manor House look great too, it is going to make a beautiful quilt!

  16. Wonderful projects ... it is great to work in a group and to exchange ideas. Have fun.
    I am happy to see your results.
    Warm regards from Viola

  17. It’s lovely to see what you are working on! You have such brilliant creative ideas. I look forward to seeing each one!
    Barbara xx


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