Sunday, 21 July 2013

Friday night fun

I joined with lots of others  on Friday night for Friday Night Sew In, which is being temporarily hosted by Wendy at Sugarlane Quilts.  Thanks for hosting us Wendy!

Some of my sewing was of the secret variety, but I did start to join my 1 inch hexagons together for the front of a bag, which will be my SAL project for July. I love these Double Chocolat fabrics designed by 3 Sisters, I got a charm pack and some yardage from The Art of Craft in Gore.


And for the cross-stitchers among you who thought I had crossed over to the dark side quilting side, some stitches were even added to my Christmas Garden piece.  I've been working on this a little lately, the bottom pic is where it was at way back in December.




It's a stunning winter's day here in the Deep South, a day to throw all the windows and doors open and enjoy some beautiful sunshine....prune some more roses, and maybe get some time in the sewing room later too. Thanks for stopping by today....... Nicky x







35 comments:

shez said...

Oh Nicky your cross stitch work is gorgeous and love your hexies as well.you had a good productive night,well done.xx

Leeanne said...

Cute little hexies. Your X stitch is going be beautiful when finished.
Yes great day in northland too. I finished pruning my roses yesterday, I don't have as many as I used to.

suzitee said...

Your FNSI was very productive! I love the look of your hexies...one day ill have a play with some ( and probably discover a new obsession LOL) Your cross stitch is coming along beautifully :) Enjoy the sunshine!

Anorina (Samelias Mum) said...

Your hexies are just lovely x

Helen said...

The cross stitch is gorgeous !!!! The Hexies will make a stunning bag :-)))

Katrina said...

Hi Nicky, it's been a great day here too, and quite mild for this time of the year. The little hexagons are lovely, look forward to seeing your finished bag. Christmas Garden is looking wonderful too, I think I'm at the same stage as you. Many thanks for sending the little pattern my way too. Have a good week!

Raewyn said...

Nice and productive Nicki...good to see what you are up - the hexies are gorgeous, as is your cross stitch. Hope you got the roses done - we had a beautiful day here today as well :-)

kim said...

Beautiful projects Nicki, I love those little hexagons, the fabric is gorgeous.

Heather said...

Cross stitch is beautiful and I love the hexies.

Charlie and Wendy said...

Your hexies are beautiful, love your fabrics. And your cross stitch is so lovely, you are making good progress. Sounds lovely where you are, damp and grey here. xx

SuziQ . . . Welcome to my World said...

Hi Nicki - WOW your cross stitch is beautiful! I see you are also loving the hexagons too. Enjoy the beautiful weekend.

Fiona said...

your hexagon fabric is very delicious and your cross stitch is amazing... yes, I must prune my few roses too...
Hugz

Christine M said...

Your hexagons look great Nicky. Your cross stitch is coming along nicely too.

Leanne said...

Beautiful hexagons Nicky and your cross stitch is amazing.
Did you open your present yet?

Susan said...

Beautiful hexies and cross stitch. Enjoy the day.

barb's creations said...

Lovely hexies, your cross stitch has a lot of work put into it, it will look lovely when done :) Barb.

Jody Herbert said...

Your cross stitch is beautiful - lovely work. The little hexies look great too - a great FNSI for you!

Noela said...

Lovely hexies. Your cross stitch is beautiful also. hugs......

Joy McD said...

Gorgeous cross-stitch! I need to start on my hexies for the SAL... xxx

Carol said...

Every time I see your lovely quilting projects, I wish I knew how to quilt, Nicky! Those tiny hexies are so perfect and pretty!!

And, of course, I love your BBD piece--glad you haven't totalyy crossed to the "dark side!" Ha ha!!

Annie said...

Your hexie project looks great...I love those colors too.

Glad to see a little x'ing too. Beautiful sampler!

Amanda said...

Cross stitch is looking great. Love the hexis too!

Mistea said...

Lovely stitches in good company. Those fabrics look delicious. Your cross stitch is divine.
Enjoy

boysmum2 said...

I love the colours of the hexagons, beautiful

Lyn said...

Love the fabric in your hexies..there are a lot of stitches in your cross stitch..it looks lovely

Maria said...

There is something about little hexies - so cute. Did you hand stitch them all together? Lovely colours Nicky - as always! So glad that you are getting a burst of winter sunshine too. Enjoy.

Anthea said...

Yay, another cross stitcher! I love that design Nicky, and yes this is a very slow craft indeed... beautiful work x

ms lottie said...

Nicky, your hexes are yummy! I've been doing a few lately and getting awfully fond of them. Loved your snowy pictures a few posts back too.

Jeanne said...

Those are both gorgeous projects...normally I'm not a big fan of hexagon quilts but maybe it's been the fabrics I've seen used. I love the Moda fabric you've used in yours, you may convert me! BBD Christmas Garden is a treasure. :)

Operation Cocooning said...

Hi! I just found your blog and I love it! You are very talented!!!
PS: I love the snow pictures with the cows...it's 34C here (in France) and I can't wait for a little cooler weather!
Christel

wish2stitch said...

You made great progress on your beautiful cross stitch project. Love the design. Hexies look good too. Can you tell me about the scrappy star sew along please. Looks interesting.

wish2stitch said...

You made great progress on your beautiful cross stitch project. Love the design. Hexies look good too. Can you tell me about the scrappy star sew along please. Looks interesting.

Tatkis said...

I love your hexie's colours :) so cute!

The sampler is fantastic, hope to see it finished soon!

Hugs,
Tatyana

Farmyard Stitches said...

Gorgeous projects!! Good to hear you've had some nice weather too. It's been pretty nice the last few days here too!

Sunshine & Fabric said...

Lovely projects Nicky. Well done.
Looks very cold there for meals on wheels! Happy Stitching.
Leanne

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