Monday, 18 April 2016

FNSI finishes and a draw

I had quite a few finishes..... not all 'complete' finishes, but finishes of sorts.  Some on Friday night, some over the weekend......
I finished a set of 12 needleturned blocks for a friend....
 

Can't show you the complete blocks, they're for a sample for a new design....but don't you love the Tilda fabrics?

I went to a bag making/rug making class a couple of weeks ago put on by my dear friend Dianne who is super-talented.  I chose to finish the bag I'd begun a couple of months ago.  She showed me how to finish off the top, make the handles and a flap closure, which I finished by the end of that class.


 However the poor old bag sat there 'naked' for a while so, as the weather's been cooling, on Friday I decided she needed a new 'dress'.  I pulled out my lace doilies and bling and started playing with an outfit.  I've basically chosen how she will look 'dressed' however I still need to find a few silk roses and some pearls and beads to finish off her attire.  I think she's looking rather 'swish' don't you?


As I was on the crochet train, I decided to finish the mat I'd begun earlier this week.  Using 1 inch strips of fabric crocheting them in an oval design with a size 12 hook, took no time at all.  It's so soft under our feet, and all that 'ugly' fabric I swore I'd never use, came in handy.....

....and being cotton, it will wash well and last for ages!  I can see a few more of these on the horizon.


Then I decided a bit of stitching was well overdue. So out came the Snow Hearts and the last few stitches on the last block were done.
Now I can look at maybe some more borders and final sandwiching, quilting and binding for winter.  Don't know why this one's taken me so long....I only had one heart and one line of hearts to stitch!


That spurred me on to some other stitching that's been sitting around....my vintage tea shoppe design.... (a new one to come out later in the year).

This one's well on it's way to completion too...can't wait!
So all in all, FNSI was extremely productive, even though it was lengthened, for me!  Seemed to get lots done,  although in reality, there were only little bits of each to work on to get them to their final stages.  Feels so good, and even better to spend it with like minded FNSI-ers, don't you think?


Have you had a chance to go and visit all of our April FNSI-ers to see how their creative juices flowed?  Pop back here to click on the links.....you're sure to be inspired.
This month's winner will be receiving a surprise...... I will reveal it once it's received!  *sneaky sneaky*
Mr RNG again did the honours.......

And decided this month our lucky winner would be.......
SUSAN
lots of secret squirrel sewing business happening at Susan's house! *wink wink*  but she did manage to show us one little completion!

Congratulations Susan!!!!  You're prize will be on it's way this week!

If you didn't get a chance to join with us this month, Next month is my birthday month so there's sure to be something special happening for May!  Pop the date into your diaries.....May FNSI will be 20th May with sign-ups from 16th on the blog.  Can't wait!  How about you?

xox Sugary hugs :o)



9 comments:

Deb R said...

Congratulations Susan xx Thanks again Wendy for a great night!!

Karen's Korner said...

Such lovely creations happening at your place. Looking forward to seeing the bag and her new "dress".

retdairyqueen said...

Very productive
Some loveliness there xx

kiwikid said...

Lots of lovely bits and pieces happening at your place.

Susan said...

Wow!!! lots of lovely stuff happening there...loving te look of your vintage tea shoppe.
and a surprise - that will be fun - lucky me...can't wait now . . .
A huge thanks to you Wendy for keeping us going on Friday nights.

Flickenstichlerin said...

Dear Wendy,
huge progress on your beautiful projects.
Congratulations to Susan.
Looking forward to next month.
Greetings,
Sylvia

Lin said...

Congratulations Susan. Lovely work Wendy - those Tilda fabrics look very tantalizing and your bag is going to be gorgeous. xx

Joy from Days Filled With Joy said...

Hi Wendy, how have you been? Lovely to see all the gorgeous projects you've been working on.. xxx

desertskyquilts said...

Great things happening at your house - love your stitcheries, and I think you must be working on something, because it's been a while since you posted. I actually signed up for newsletters again, thinking somehow Blogger dropped me, when I saw the date on this post. =)