Saturday, 21 September 2013

September FNSI


Last night I joined in Friday Night Sew In along with many other ladies around the land of blog.  It was a night for machine stitching only as after several weeks of lambing, and feeding pet lambs, the constant wet/dirty hands and the ensuing washing of those same hands, they are in no state for hand stitching.  Isn't that a great reason to continue with a new project I started a couple of weeks ago...LOL... the plan had been to complete a block every day on the Flower Girl quilt kit I purchased some months ago. This quilt is designed by Camille Roskelley of Thimble Blossoms, and uses her Bonnie and Camille fabric range called Marmalade.  Like all good plans, it had to be subject to change, and I only got two blocks finished then, but managed another three last night for FNSI.   If you joined in with FNSI, I hope you too had a great night, the family gave me the evening off feeding lambs last night so that also contributed to me getting something done... thanks team.....

Here are the five so far, another 15 to go...... 




If you joined in with FNSI, I hope you too had a great night, the family gave me the evening off feeding lambs last night so that also contributed to me getting something done... thanks team.....

My focus for the rest of the month will be to get the final hand stitching done on my Sugar Dish dresden blocks(when my hands improve) and to finish the bag for my July Stitchalong project.  I have had to abandon my August and September efforts for the Stitchalong, I am sorry not to have been able to get the last two projects done, but there have been some unplanned interruptions to the last month or two. There are some wonderful needlecases popping up over at the SAL blog, why don't you head on over and have a look....? 

I have signed up for the 4th year to Chookyblue's fantastic Secret Santa Christmas Swap(SSCS), I've been doing some sly 'research' on my mystery partners blog so I can learn a little about her.  I have always enjoyed this swap and this is one that I just couldn't miss! 

It's a gorgeous spring day today, might have to get into the garden this afternoon.... have a great day..... 
 Nicky x 


33 comments:

Susan said...

Lovely blocks Nicky. Glad you got a night off to sew.

Helen said...

Well done the blocks look great,so pleased you were there last night !!

Cardygirl said...

Great blocks...hope the hands recover quickly!

Heather said...

Lovely fabric range, great blocks, can't wait to see the finished quilt.

Leeanne said...

I wondered how you are! Pretty flowers. I guess your hands feel like sand paper!

Raewyn said...

Hi Nicky, the blocks are gorgeous - hope you can keep up the momentum now that you've got back into them :-) My hands have been a bit like that lately too - the thread snagging on them is hard case! I've been going through copious amounts of hand lotion!

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Your blocks are gorgeous, wonderful fabric...

Deb said...

Nicky those blocks are gorgeous. The fabrics is stunning. Like you I love Camille's designs. You will be really busy at the moment now Spring has hit hun so take every moment you are allowed off and grab it.

Schulz Family said...

gorgeous blocks. Hope you are feeling a bit more on top of those lambs and the season is over for you. Just fattening time now

Deb R said...

These are gorgeous blocks, use udder dream to help them heal x

Fiona said...

your blocks look fantastic.. such a pretty range...
Hugz

Mistea said...

Pretty blocks all together.
Those fabrics are lovely rich colours. Enjoy the stitching.

Noela said...

Your blocks are looking lovely Nicky.
Hugs......

shez said...

love this fabric range Nicky and your blocks look fantastic,have a lovely weekend my friend.xx

Vickie said...

Lovely blocks. I hope you have gotten into that garden!

Lynda said...

Gorgeous fabrics and blocks Nicky. It's going to make such a lovely quilt.

Christine M said...

Your blocks look great Nicky. This quilt is going to be gorgeous.

Jeanette said...

Your blocks look beautiful Nicky. Hugs,x

Nanna said...

beautiful soothing colors, I worked on a few quilt blocks as well
Helen

Charlie and Wendy said...

Your blocks are beautiful Nicky, looks like you had a good night sewing :)

Kim said...

Your Flowergirl blocks look great will have to get mine out to finish.

Andrea said...

Your blocks are lovely. Get that hand cream at the ready!

Carol said...

Such pretty blocks, Nicky--glad you got the evening off from feeding the lambs (although that sounds like fun to me!!)...

Enjoy your spring--I'm jealous!! Things are cooling off and the leaves are beginning to fall over here.

Bev C said...

Hello Nicky,

Oh you did well on FNSI. The fabrics are just so pretty. Hope those lambs are growing into lovely chops!!

Happy days.'Bev.

Maria said...

Sew nice to be able to sew along with others and you got a lot of lovely blocks made....

Annie said...

Beautiful blocks. Such pretty colors. I bet it felt good to get that Friday night to yourself.

I like Autumn and we are heading into that now, but I love spring more. Enjoy!

Chookyblue...... said...

nice blocks.........have fun in the SSCS.........

Anthea said...

Hi Nicky, wow you have been a busy lady, I hope your hands recover soon.
I love your blocks & those fabrics are so yum, I love them!
I am excited about SSCS too... x

Tatkis said...

Lovely blocks - this fabric range is so cute!

Hugs,
Tatyana

Grethe said...

Love your marmalade blocks ! I almost joined, but burnt my thumb a wee bit on Thursday,so next time (I hope for sure).
Hope your hands are better soon, glad feeding the lambs without you worked:-)

Terry said...

These are such pretty blocks! :0)

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

Your blocks are lovely Nicky! Have fun in the Swap...

Wendy said...

so pretty! I've been working with Marmelade recently too

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