22 March, 2015

Friday Night Sew-In

 
Thank you to Wendy for hosting us for Friday Night Sew-In.
 
By the time I sat down, I really didn't feel like stitching. 
Instead I  looked through some magazines and books, getting lots of inspiration.
So I joined the ladies in the Northern Hemisphere on Saturday morning while Nelson was doing his umpiring. Nelson was so nervous before the game. 
Watching him you would never have known it was his first time umpiring. He looked like a professional! There were a few people there who were very surprised when he told
them it was his first time umpiring.
I started stitching this cute little elf by Gail Pan.
When I got home, I finally got the backing joined for my FQS BOM. I've just got to give the top and backing a good press and then they're ready to go to be quilted.

Hopefully I'll get some more stitching done this afternoon while Austin is at debut practice.

24 comments:

Michelle Ridgway said...

Browsing magazines is a very relaxing thing to do. Well done to the newbie ref! Nice stitching x

barb's creations said...

Well done to Nelson! Love Gail Pan's elves and your FQS quilt is looking good don't forget to show us a photo when it's in the finished pile :) Barb.

Fiona said...

well done Nelson... I love those little elves .. makes happy stitching.... lovely to have the quilt ready.....
Hguz

Anthea said...

Well done to Nelson, I hope he doesn't encounter too many horrible sport parents.
Lovely start on your Gail stitchery.

Anita : Shabby Quilt said...

Congratulations to your son. it is great when a quilt is ready for the quilters.

kiwikid said...

Hope Nelson was happy with his umpiring! Your stitchery looks good, looking forward to seeing the finished quilt.

Maria said...

Well done Nelson, may be a job for you in the future...

The Gail Pan Elf is sew cute...

Ondrea said...

You managed to get a bit done. Mags are always a good way to getting one's mojo back. While I am looking at old mags I also try to get rid of some by removing the patterns I want to keep and storing them in binders. The remainder goes into the recycling bin or to my patchwork group.

Christine Barnsley said...

Hi Christine! Congratulations to Nelson... he certainly looks the part! Glad you were able to get some stitching done while you were watching the game. I love Gail Pan's patterns... always so cute! Your quilt is looking beautiful... look forward to seeing it finished. :) x

Käthe said...

Wie schön, dass man sich an den Kindern so freuen kann.Herzlichen Glückwunsch an Nelson !
In Zeitschriften zu blättern macht doch immer wieder Spaß, das mache ich auch gerne.
Dein Quilt sieht toll aus.
Liebe Grüße
Käthe

shez said...
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shez said...

Hi Christine, well done Austin and love your little elf Stitchery xx

Melody said...

Lovely stitching and well done to Nelson

Kaisievic said...

Such a good occupation for Nelson, well done! And how sweet that Austin is taking part in a debut. Lovely stitching, too.

Deb R said...

Such a cute little elf!! I love nothing more than browsing old quilt magazines :)

creations.1 said...

Congrats to nelson - it is a big thing to run onto that field and control a game for the first time!! I take my stitching with me now when I take Karah to dancing and league tag - I get so much done!!

Cheryl said...

Loving the look of your quilt - looks gorgeous. Well done to Nelson.

donna said...

You magazines look like fun. I see some great ones. Baking Day is that a magazine or a book. Love the cover.
Hugs
donna

Outback Craftaholic said...

You ended up having quite a productive weekend Christine. Your projects look great. Cheers, Tracy.

Josie said...

Those magazines look good. Hope you found lots of inspiration in them. Nice to have you stitching with us Northern Hemisphere girls... love your Gail Pan stitchery. Gorgeous quilt too. Congrats to Nelson on becoming an umpire. Heck... your sons are so talented......xxx

Sharmayne said...

Nice to have a bit of variety & how great to have a portable project for footy!!! Good luck with the upcoming preps for the deb!

Cheryll said...

It's nice to find some time to sit and browse... and finding more inspiration is always worth while. Sounds like THE perfect FNSI to me... xox

Karen S said...

Working through magazines is a very worthwhile use of time. And you caught up on stitching later from the look of your lovely work.
And well done to Nelson.

O'faigh said...

Enjoyed seeing your stitchery Christine well done Nelson Regards Ofaigh