Wednesday, 26 June 2019

My FNSI finishes and a new project to come...

Well I must admit, I'm working harder at getting better at my blog.  It seemed to be a seasonal thing I'd grown out of after nearly ten years but with a blog there is so much 'connection' that you just can't leave it behind.

Friday Night Sew In has been one of my saving graces.....a lifeline to my blogging life that I'm just not willing to let go of just yet and to all of you, I am thankful.  My stitchy friends have kept me going and I love to see what each of you is doing each month as not only is it fellowship, it is inspirational as well and I love that.
It might not even be stitchy-related; sometimes it is gardening or cooking, travel or families - all inspire me to keep blogging and keeping our friendships alive and kicking!  I just love it even though I'm not as visible as I would like....I'm getting back there!
So, here is what I managed to do on my FNSI, and like a few others, I started a bit earlier in the day, mainly because I had a few things I wanted to get done.
Thanks to the online community, I found some more of my background fabric to continue my 2017 FQS Designer Mystery quilt.....*note to self - NEVER leave the coordinating fabrics till you get around to finishing your BOM....purchase when you sign up....the fabric is not going to last forever!*

I still needed more of the American Jane "Spring-a-Ling" range for the contrasting sashings and borders but it isn't available anywhere anymore (unless I want to sell my kidney to pay for postage) so I've managed to get some of a similar AJ range called "Sweet Harmony".
I'm sure it will work out ok.

Then I moved on to my "It takes two" project.  I finished needle-turning the last few centres on each block before bed.
They're a little creased as, although I had them in my block keeper, the cats have decided that when it's closed, it's a nice warm place to sleep, especially these past few cold days!

If you haven't already done so, please go back HERE and download my gift to you....sort of sums up our worldwide friendships, don't you think?
Yesterday I received a big box in the mail which had me stumped...…. until I opened it!
And then I remembered...….
My 2019 FQS Mystery Designer BOM had arrived....and this time I remembered to order the backing and background fabric BEFORE I started! *good thinking 99*
I must admit, these are some of my favourite BOM's to do and the first block in this one is designed by Anne Sutton of Bunny Hill Designs.
But before I start on this one, I had better finish the 2017 one, and at least make a start on the 2018 one that's sitting in the wings, don't you think?

xox big sugary hugs :o)


Lin said...

Plenty to do then Wendy! Thank you so much for hosting us, its good to have you around too. xx

Susie H said...

Haha! I didn't even catch that there was a BOM year missing in the middle. Get that needle going! Lol! Thank you once more for the sweet gift you gave. I'll be stitching that one up after I get the circus embroideries completed. And thank you for hosting the fun FNSI parties but, most importantly, thank you for your friendship and all the friendships I've made during the FNSI weekends!!

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

that BOM looks great, I rarely do those

Maria said...

I always enjoy my FNSIs sew thanks heaps for organising us each month...
You worked on a few lovely projects..
Oh lots of catching up to do Wendy.....

Michelle Ridgway said...

I look forward to our monthly get togethers and I do feel there is a better connection with blogging. So thanks for gathering us all together. Love all your beautiful projects and that was definitely yummy mail xx

Vicki said...

Looks like a productive evening and looks like you'll have plenty to do going on. Although I always find it hard to not just start the newest thing when I finish a project. Thanks for organising FNSI

Susan said...

I think you can reward yourself with one 2019 block for each 2017 and 2018 block you do. =) I'm so glad you aren't giving up on blogging! It's a wonderful international community and your voice would be greatly missed! Both sets of blocks look terrific. I don't think a single person will notice your substitution of another line of fabrics. They are really close.

Cheryll said...

NiCe work Wendy...xox

Joy McD said...

You got lots done! They’re all lovely projects! xx

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