20 January, 2019

First Friday Night Sew-In For 2019

 I went through my stash to find fabrics to make another Nativity wall hanging. In 1996/1997 I made about 10 of these hangings. A niece is getting married in May and has asked for one of these as a wedding gift. She said each year when she hangs it up, she will remember that it was from us. Definitely not your normal wedding gift!
 Then I picked up my stitchery while watching the Aussie boy, 
Alex Di Minaur play Rafael Nadal at the Australian Open.
 As you can see, I didn't get very far! The tennis was great to watch.
Thank you to Wendy for once again hosting us at the Friday Night Sew-In.
You can see what everyone got up to here.

05 January, 2019

First Friday Night With Friends For 2019

It's hard to believe we are starting another year of FNWF! 
I have finally finished stitching my "Twas The Night Before Christmas" 
(would have looked much better if I'd ironed it first!).
I continued stitching today with a lovely group of ladies, 
the Chit Chat Crafters. Today we worked on our own projects. 
I decided my hexagons had been neglected for long enough.
I stitched together Row 8 and added it to the quilt top.
Thank you to Chez for being our hostess again this year. 
You can see what others got up to here.
Well, I'm off to finish packing. 
Noel and I are heading to Sydney tomorrow and then flying 
to Norfolk Island on Monday. I can't wait as it's been somewhere 
I've wanted to visit for a very long time. Of course I've packed 
some stitching, mainly for on the plane but I may manage
 a little extra done while we are sitting on our verandah watching the view!

01 January, 2019

2018 Review

A look back at my finishes for 2018.
 Santa's On His Way Hoop
 Darcy's Ahoy There Me Mateys Baby Quilt.

It is with much sadness that I remember this quilt.
Darcy, my great nephew, was born in February and had a heart problem (picked up in the 20 week scan). Darcy underwent four major open heart surgeries and many other procedures. Just when he finally got out of intensive care and it looked like he had turned a corner, Darcy suffered cardiac arrest.
After fighting for 167 days, his life support was turned off and he passed away.
He was such a brave boy who has left a big hole in all our hearts.
 Bountiful Bees Table Runner
 Vintage Doily
Two Folded Stars
 Double Wedding Ring Quilt
 Two More Folded Stars
 Pin Cushion
 Needle Case
 Madelyn's Baby Quilt
 Sewing Bag
 Mini Thread Bin
Lavender Sachets
Scissor Keep
Santa Sacks

A total of 38 finishes for 2018.

Wishing you all a Happy New Year.
See you in 2019!