Tuesday, 21 February 2017

FNSI...take two...aaaaachooo!

Thanks to everyone who sent well wishes after my 'crumble in a heap' moment last night.    I really was feeling like my plug had been pulled out.  I think caring for a sick son, supporting a newly unemployed husband and trying to keep up the daily routines just weakened my resolve enough for me to have to give in.

I must say though, there is nothing like a good sleep to rejuvenate and restart the batteries.  I'm feeling a lot better this morning and 'almost' ready to take on the world!  However if I'm honest with myself, I'm probably still only running on 70 percent, so I'm prepared to take it a bit easier today.

FNSI......seems the viral thing flowed through the group virtually too....poor Lin is not well and couldn't get to post her FNSI this month.....wishing you a speedy recovery Lin.  Why not pop over and visit her....nothing like a group hug to make anyone feel instantly better!  (I haven't had the chance to visit anyone much either so I hope everyone else is well.)
I did try to upload some photos on Saturday, when I felt reasonably ok, but my photo editing program didn't want to play nicely so I couldn't show you anything.  So here we go.....


I started with some free motion quilting.....one of those finishes I've promised myself I'll get around to  'one day'.  A deadline approaches so it seemed as good a time as any. (nothing like working under pressure!)
I can only show you the back though.....a secret for now.....but not for long! *wink*
A finish was also in the air.......
Yep, it's done....now just to be professionally framed......but this will have to wait for now.  So proud of this one.
I finished off my Friday night by preparing some papers for hexi making.  Nice and easy and resourceful too as I use all the little subscription cards that come with the American quilting magazines....they just seem to be the perfect weight.

I love my Fiskars 1 inch hexi punch.  Makes life so much easier (and quicker too)... and I know my hexis will all be the same.  Do you have a special trick for making your hexi papers?
Now you've seen mine, I must go and see yours......you can too, just pop back to the links on this page.

We had 37 lovely stitchers on Friday night at our virtual gathering.  Mr RNG had fun picking a number to win this lovely prize.....

I wonder who it will be........here we go..... roll the dice....(well the RNG anyway!) ......
CONGRATULATIONS TO.................

and thank you to everyone who joined in this month.  You can visit them all HERE.   The March FNSI will be on the 17th so lock it in now, I'm sure I can find a great St Patrick's Day prize!

xox Sugary hugs :o)


12 comments:

Maria said...

Pleased you are feeling better Wendy.
You did work on lots on Friday.. How good to have finished your rescued cross stitch, great job. Nice FMQ and lots of hexie papers there ready to use...
Congratulations to the Dresden Quilter , enjoy your win...

Susan said...

Glad you are getting better...I do love that hexie punch!!

Jo said...

Good to see you on the improve. I'll have to plan something green for that night then

Susie Hoover said...

Glad to hear you're doing better. Just don't overdo and have a relapse!
((hugs))

Bethan said...

You did so much on FNSI! Congratulations on the cross-stitch finish, and I'm glad you're feeling better x

Joy from Days Filled With Joy said...

Hugs Wendy... you take care of yourself and your family xx

Lin said...

Glad you are feeling better Wendy - thanks for the 'hug'! I love your beautiful panel and its sentiment. It is going to look beautiful framed up. Congratulations to the Dresden Quilter too. xx

Sharmayne said...

Although I'm not Irish, I just have a think about St Paddies day so can't wait to lock in the next sew in!!!!

Raewyn said...

I hope you're feeling stronger and well-er by the day Wendy. It looks like you had a productive time, lovely quilting and WOW - well done on your finish - it's beautiful - it's been great watching this grow and nice to see it finished!

Marilyn said...

Glad you are feeling better, and it is lovely to see the cross stitch finished. Will be lovely when you get it framed and hanging on the wall.

Kaisievic said...

Oh dear, Wendy, you do have a lot on your plate - I hope that you feel better soon and that life takes an upturn for your family very soon. Seems like you did get lots done though. Congratulations on your stitching finish - it is stunning!

Janet said...

The hexie punch looks like a really good idea. I bought my papers from a place in the US - that works well too. Thanks for hosting FNSI.