Saturday, 2 March 2013

FNWF and some February finishes

Hello there, firstly here is what I stitched last night for Friday Night with Friends(Big thanks to Cheryll for hosting us)  This is about half of the stitchery for this months Stitch Along pincushion.

I have a couple of finishes from February too, this is a little Leannes House-inspired pincushion I made for a lady called Chris whose property was devastated by bushfires in Australia recently.  Chookyblue told me about her when we were emailing about the Caring with Quilts appeal.  Chris had stitched all the blocks for her Leannes House quilt, and lost them all along with all her stitching supplies in the fires.  It touched a nerve with me, as that is one of the ongoing projects I am working on, so I asked if I could put a few stitching bits and bobs together in a bundle and send them over care of Chookyblue.   I would like to say a big thanks to Sandi who owns The Art of Craft in Gore for being so generous and adding some things to this bundle too.  When I was buying the threads she asked what I was stitching with them, and when I told her what I was doing, she very kindly added some bobbin cards, linen stitchery fabric, and a couple of extra DMC threads.  I was blown away by her generosity, thanks so much Sandi..... quilters really are the best!

At the very last hour on the 28th I finished my True Friends Tote bag, the February Stitch-A-Long project, nothing like a deadline....lol....... I'm not sure about the overall colours I've gone with, it seems very bright!  But I am pleased with how the stitchery turned out.....





So along with my little Ruby quilt, that brings me to a grand total of 3 OPAM finishes for February, the most for me in a long time.  

We are weighing 3 mobs of lambs today, so no stitching here until at least tomorrow....... have a great day............ Nicky x


40 comments:

Michelle said...

Love the bag Nicky, yes it is bright but beautiful!! Pin cushion will look cute.
Michelle.

Grit said...

Fantastic bag and your stitching is so wonderful.

Grit from Germany

Christine M said...

Your bag is gorgeous, Nicky. The pin cushion is lovely too. That is very thoughtful of you and very kind of Sandi to add to your package. Have a great weekend.

Raewyn said...

How kind of you Nicky, your gift across the miles will be well appreciated. Love your bag - it is very fresh and will brighten autumn/winter days for you! Your stitching too is very cute.

Jeanette said...

Love the bag & cushion. Can't wait to see your pincushion. I got mine done yesterday. :) Hugs,xx.

Sharon - Lilabelle Lane said...

OMG your bag is to die for. If you want to rehome it let me know :o) hugs

Fairy Floss Stitches said...

Such a lovely cushion you have made for Chris. I'm sure she wil be thrilled. I just can't imagine how devastating it would be to loose everything..all the little things you don't think about..like your stitching treasures. Lovely thing you have done Xx

Chookyblue...... said...

Oh so kind of you and Sandy.........Chris will love it......well done with your bag too.....just in the nick of time.........

Leanne said...

Your bag is so pretty, I adore Bonnie and Camille fabrics, the cushion is very special.

Leeanne said...

Lovely bag!!!A nice bag to keep all your lovely projects in.
You are very kind to send on some goodies to those in need :-)

Razzle Dazzle Quilter said...

Hi Nicky

I'm loving that bag. You could never get too bright for me!

Cheers

Linda

Michelle said...

Hi Nicky! The bag is bright but I love it. The pincushion looks pretty too.
I am sure your gift will be very much appreciated and will bring a smile!
Have you had much rain down your way?

Christina said...

I love the bright colours used in your bag. The verse is so true. I would love a bag like that to carry my stitchy bits and bobs around! :0)

shez said...

Nicky i love your bag the colours and fabric are gorgeous,and what a lovely kind blogger you are,well done on your finishes.xx

Susan said...

Your bag looks great, so lovely and bright. Cute stitching, and the pincushion is sweet, such a kind gesture.

katherine said...

How lovely it is that you are putting together a sewing kit like that. There are some wonderful things being done for fellow quilters who have lost houses in the floods and fires. Love your stitching too. You have some beautiful finishes.

Lynda said...

Your bag is lovely Nicky ... can't go wrong with Bonnie and Camille fabrics. The pincushion is also lovely. Your friend is so generous.

Vickie said...

I do hope the weather is agreeable for you now, as you are weighing in the lambs.
Such a beautiful tote. What wonderful kindness you have given for a fellow quilter.

suzitee said...

It may be bright, but it's Bonnie and Camille! You can NEVER go wrong with that ;) Personally, I think the brighter the better.
That is so lovely of you to think of sending a stitching gift...it would have been very well received I'm sure. Have fun with your lambs!

Anthea said...

Nicky what a very wonderful thing you have done, supporting a fellow quilt-maker. I cannot imagine the heartbreak of losing everything.
Your bag is really lovely, the fabrics are very cheery, not too bright at all, methinks x

Kathy Ellen said...

Love your darling embroidered designs and that bag is just wonderful!

Val Spiers said...

Such lovely stitcheries. The bag is gorgeous.

Quilting Chemist (Danette) said...

Beautiful stitching, the bag is fabulous!

StitchCat said...

Love your February finishes. Great stuff Nicky.

Mistea said...

Your bag is lovely - the colours look perfect.

Terry said...

I love the pincushion, and your bag is just beautiful! Well done! :0)

Katie said...

What beautiful stitching! Your bag is absolutely darling!

Schulz Family said...

this looks great. I love all the stitching

Heather said...

I love the colours of your bag, it's beautiful!

Maria said...

Love your true friends bag Nicky - the colours are gorgeous. What a precious gift of kindness for Chris.

Michelle Ridgway said...

Beautiful stitching...love your bag.

Sarah said...

The overall bag is bright, but it's lovely. The thread colours you've chosen suit the fabrics perfectly.

Josie said...

Really scrumptious tote!! I am busy coverting it right now! ;o) Lovely cushion... it will be treasured I'm sure. So thoughtful to include some sewing supplies too. Well done you.. and Sandi too.

Annie said...

Such pretty stitching. I adore that bag! You really find the best patterns and fabrics.

Wendy said...

your bag is gorgeous! Love the Bliss and love the stitchery

Deb R said...

Nothing like a good finish, your bag is lovely!! Sandi was wonderful to donate to a good cause.

Jindi's Cottage said...

Lovely pincushion Nicky, I'm sure it will be treasured. Love the fabrics in your bag, it looks fabulous.

Charlie and Wendy said...

Your bag is beautiful and I love the cushion too, very pretty! Your stitchery is lovely too.

Tatkis said...

Adorable pillow, but the bag! It just fantastic, stitchery and fabrics are perfect!

Hugs,
Tatyana

Susie said...

I really love your bag colours. Good on you for finishing on time.
I'm yet to finish Feb nor start March. Not looking good. wonderful generosity on everyone's part too.

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