Saturday, 20 July 2013

I have a confession to make..

Yes……I must admit…….I had all the plans and intention in the world in taking part in FNSI last night…….and hubby decided he’d take me out to dinner instead!  

Who am I to say no??  We rarely get out these days, and later, as I was telling him I was supposed to be hosting FNSI, he apologised profusely and said I should have told him…….in the middle of eye fillet steak with scallop and prawn topper in a creamy garlicky seafood sauce???…..I don’t think so!!!!    So once he was convinced you ladies could manage without me, we went for dessert at another cute little restaurant where we had chocolate lava puddings….mm mmmmmmm!!!!   I never did get the chance to take a photo to share with you  *burp*…..sorreeeeee!!!!!!    Needless to say, it was just D-I-V-I-N-E!!!!!

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Well, I thought I would do some catch up when I got home and promptly sat in my chair to stitch (at least!), got three stitches done and dropped off to sleep……must have something to do with a contented belly??!!

SO, instead I worked on it being Friday night somewhere in the world today and stitched to my heart’s content all day!!!!  My plans were to work on putting together my Homespun “Long Time Ago In Bethlehem” SAL and that’s what I did….

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I was thinking I might frame each block in a darker fabric before I sash so today it was cutting blocks to size and framing…..

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A nice chocolate brown Moda Grunge Basics did the trick…..and I’ll follow up with the sashing I showed you yesterday….it will turn out slightly bigger but that’s ok…..some modifications will make it more personal don’t you think?  In fact, the more I look at that Innkeeper, the more he reminds me of hubby!!!!! LOL Maybe I’ve personalised it a little tooooo much??? hee hee.

I’m off to see what others did in their timezones for FNSI…..why don’t you join me???

sugary hugs :o) xox

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38 comments:

debbie said...

What a cute stitchery! I joined in last night, but trying to take a decent photo today is hopeless. Just too cloudy and dark here. Will aim for posting pics in the am. xx debbie

Heather said...

Who would pass up a cosy dinner out? Not me! Love your stitchery.

Fiona said...

It's still friday somewhere so that's fine... we did miss you ?????
your blocks are simply gorgeous... will be such a lovely quilt...
Hugz

Michelle Ridgway said...

Oh good for you. One stitch counts doesn't it??? Your blocks look gorgeous love that chocolate fabric you have used for the borders.

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Glad you went out..you deserve it....love all those blocks...

Mistea said...

that sure sounds like a delicious dinner.
Gorgeous little stitches there, love the sashing.
Enjoy your stitching.

shez said...

sounds like you had a lovely meal Wendy,love those blocks,well done.xx

retdairyqueen said...

I think You should keep that Hubby
Stitching today like you said It is Friday some where Looks good
Im not sure why you would rather go out for dinner with a nice man than stay home stitching with us though He He

Maria said...

LOL Pleased you had a delicious meal with your dear Hubby.
At least you did a few stitches for FNSI with us and then worked all day with the Northern Hemisphere folk...

Simone Harding said...

You were missed but yes we worked without you. So pleased you could dine with your hubby. Such special moments.

Susan said...

I knew there was something missing - the boss!!! OH well you caught up way!! I think that will look great with sashing...

Lyn said...

Your blocks look great..and your dinner out sounds delicious...

Susan said...

Never say no to a lovely dinner, there is always another day to stitch.

apple blossom said...

supper over sewing....how could you???? I'd probably choose the same too. hehehehe

my sewing wasn't done last night but yesterday during the day. I figured somewhere in the world it was Friday night so I was sewing with them. ;P

http://abis-scrapsoflife.blogspot.com/2013/07/a-sewing-we-did-go.html

withajoyfulheart said...

Glad you had a great evening. Love your project...great stitching, looking forward to seeing a photo of it all together...eye candy.

sunny said...

What a lovely dinner! And to get in three stitches before falling asleep counts. Besides, you did the important part by setting up the linky earlier. And now we know what your DH looks like! LOL!

Lin said...

Thank you very much for hosting last night - Don,t blame you for being unable to resist a meal out! Looks like you made up for it today though - lovely work, it will be great to see it finished.

Machelle said...

Yay ForYou!! These Stitchery Bethlehem Blocks AreVeryNice:)

CJ said...

Never pass up a chance to go out to dinner with your hubby AND avoid the kitchen!! Love your stitchery. I made some progress on my blocks but didn't get them all finished. More work today.

Leida said...

All are very nice sticker. A very fine stitches.
  Leida

Emily C said...

Glad you had such a wonderful night, I would not have passed that up either. He is a Keeper.
Not to be rude or pushy... but is there anything done about people who obviously joined just to promote their blog and did not actually participate? I think it is wrong to join these things and do that.

Cathy (aka CrafteeCC) said...

yes, yes, dining out wins every time!! dessert sounds WONDERFUL! no wonder you fell asleep ;-) beautiful stitching BTW

Noela said...

Love your blocks and the brown border is fabulous. Hugs......

Anorina (Samelias Mum) said...

Wow, absolutely beautiful stitching.
Yes a dinner out with hubby, is a perfectly good reason not to be sewing on a Friday night. Your dessert sounded delish.

kim said...

Gorgeous festive stitcheries Wendy......I love the expression on the inn keepers face.....your meal out sounds delicious and well worth postponing your stitching for. x

Lisa D said...

Love it.. gorgeous stitchery

Lisa D said...

Love it... beautiful stitching!

Charlie and Wendy said...

A dinner out sounds wonderful! Your quilt is looking wonderful too, beautiful stitching.

Sue B said...

Your dinner out sounded delicious.. isnt it lovely when hubby take you on a date :)

Melanie K said...

Well I think I would have chosen dinner too. I have all those stitcheries but howavn't done anything with them - you've inspired me - maybe sometime soon.

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Fiona @ Dragonfly-Crafts said...

Of course you have the right priorities Wendy. Sadly we didn't miss you and stitched anyway :)
Always love to stitch every night :)
Thanks for Hosting from the Restaurant LOL

pinsandneedles said...

Your stitchery is very cute! Although it is fun to stitch along with others, family is a priority...so glad you have a nice time.

Allie said...

Wendy you can stitch anytime, but when you're offered dinner out, GRAB IT. Love your blocks, oh they look so wonderful!!!!

Marjorie Nath said...

Where can I get the first design in your Long Time Ago In Bethlehem set? I have downloaded all the rest, I couldn't find a place on Heritage site to order the magazine that it was originally in and couldn't find it on your site either.
thelady at hotmail.com

Marjorie Nath said...

Sorry, my mistake I meant the Homespun site.

Val Spiers said...

What a fabulous stitchery. I love the kitchen sink packed on the camel. You dinner out sounds wonderful.

Mary said...

I love this pattern - but cannot get the first block anywhere. Does anyone know where I can purchase a copy of this. This would be a perfect wall hanging for my office - I'm a church secretary.