My quilting thoughts and inspirations sprinkled with a glimpse of life down on the farm

Saturday, May 3, 2014

FNWF

Last night I joined in with bloggy friends around the globe, having a little 'me' time with needle and thread.
I had intended to do some machine sewing but ended up spending most of the evening snuggled in my chair hand sewing (maybe it was the Apple Sponge pudding that slowed me down!!).
 I've been stitching away on this Rosalie Quinlan design lately, and made a little more progress —
It is so cute, and I love this Cottage Garden Thread I'm using :-)
I did get distracted on my way to bed and sewed up a few half square triangle blocks —
These are 1 1/2" blocks; a border for a mini I am making. Another lovely shade of blue.
Cheryll hosts Friday Night With Friends once a month, click *here* to see what others Friday Night sewers have been up to as well. Thank you Cheryll for hosting us all.


Cheryll is also hosting a Christmas In July swap.....the sign up for this (Australia and NZ only) is on the same post as the FNWF linky. I did a couple of swaps last year, and had a lot of fun doing them, so am joining in again (signup closes on May 7th so you have a few days to decide!)
And speaking Christmas, here is the block I made for this month's One Christmas Item a Month sewalong, kindly hosted by Narelle. It is for a little quilt out of the Quiltmania magazine - I have been hoarding this, wanting to make it, for a while; you can probably tell, as this fabric of Lynette Anderson's is a few years old now!

You will be thinking how organised I am posting so quickly after last night's sew in.... the truth of the matter is that I was hoping to carry on with my little HST and some sewing this morning but being Opening Morning of duck shooting season, I have a small dog clinging to me like custard.
I'm not moving off my Gan-ma!!!
The morning started quite early when the duck hunter arrived to go out the back to his maimai (hideaway) at the pond...barking galore, what else do you do when there is a strange vehicle arriving at 5am. Then the first shots went off just on dawn (about a km away, down the farm), and the little dog has been stuck to me ever since! I managed to stand up to take the first few photos for this post but had to take them one handed while holding a rather solid dog. Yes, I did try putting him down but he wasn't happy about that!!
So, my Saturday has started!!
Happy stitching everyone, have a fabulous weekend!

35 comments:

The Knotty Lass said...

Poor Oscar Riley! Just like having a toddler sometimes isn't it? Oh, your little snowman block is so cute! I swear, anything you stitch with those Cottage Garden threads is guaranteed to turn out beautiful. I just LOVE those! Are you getting ready for your trip?

Angelikas quilts and knits said...

Hi Raewyn,
your blocks are so lovely :-) It´s a little bit funny to read that you have finished your FNWF while my friday evening has only just begun.

have a nice weekend
Angelika from the most northern part of Germany

Kath said...

Loving your blocks Raewyn, looking forward to seeing more! Poor doggy, and I know how he feels. Was woken early this morning too by bang, bang,bang.
My Zeusy likes to sit on my while I am at the computer too, and he is heavy! I have made him a abed right by me, although that does not always work either.
Have a good weekend

Kath said...

Loving your blocks Raewyn, looking forward to seeing more! Poor doggy, and I know how he feels. Was woken early this morning too by bang, bang,bang.
My Zeusy likes to sit on my while I am at the computer too, and he is heavy! I have made him a abed right by me, although that does not always work either.
Have a good weekend

Reconstructed Fabulousness said...

Hi Raewyn

Your Rosalie Quinlan is looking fabulous with those beautiful blue threads. Mine arrived here this week but who knows when it will get started!

No chance of sitting in the fog for opening day this year with this weather. No doubt boys in mai mai's all over the country will be drinking, I mean shooting up a storm!!! We are semi rural and no ponds close by so all is quiet for stitching here this morning.Rae.

Cath said...

Beautiful stitching Raewyn and I love the variegated thread. Cute snowman too. Poor Puppy, I hope he settles soon.
Cath @ Bits 'n Bobs

Julie said...

Gorgeous creations there Raewyn - I do love Rosalie's designs, she has a definate look that I love.
Yes I can hear the guns going off around me here too - I always feel for the poor dogs that dont like the sound. Happy weekend to you x0x
Oh p.s love that christmas block too with the Lynette Anderson fabrics

retdairyqueen said...

Nothing nicer than to snuggle up with some stitching
Yours is looking good

Leeanne said...

Mmm looks familiar that stitchery? beautiful stitching as always.
Apple sponge sounds yum!
Yup, I heard the shots too. I remember growing up, our place was bustling with duck shooters! I remember all those ducks too.

kiwikid said...

The stitchery is beautiful Raewyn, as is the snowman block. Hope your little furry child is happier now!
xx

Janet O. said...

Love your little stitchery! And your snowman block is so sweet!
I understand about the hunters. I don't have a dog to cling to me, but the fields around us are crawling with hunters during dove, duck and pheasant seasons!

margaret said...

love what you are stitching at the moment and the Christmas block is so nice, poor dog trust the shooting season does not last long for his sake

margaret said...

love what you are stitching at the moment and the Christmas block is so nice, poor dog trust the shooting season does not last long for his sake

Fiona said...

lovely stitching.. and pretty colours.... our dog hates the noises too and though we don't usually get any firing of guns around here the thunder gets her going
Hugz

Charlotte Scott said...

I had no husband last night as he went to camp out ready to shoot first thing.....oops, no ducks ;)

And I'm grateful that our older dog, who is incredibly gun shy, is now as deaf as a post.

Love your stitchery in particular - that varigated thread is lovely.

Karen said...

The blue stitching and the HSTs are gorgeous. That is going to be a lovely combination.
And then you have a gorgeous red block as well. That is a cute Christmas design. I really do need to keep up with these magazines.

Anita said...

Hi Raewyn,
Oh that sounds so like me...getting distracted and having to just stop and do some sewing or knitting before I toddle off to bed. Love, love your stitchery work, too cute.
Cheers, Anita.

Michelle Ridgway said...

Your stitchery is lovely. The colour is gorgeous. Poor puppy. I don't blame him and poor ducks too xxx

sigisart said...

Dear Raewyn,
your stitchery looks quite lovely and your christmas block is wonderful. I´m keeping also some of this fabrics for...I don´t know really...:-)
I understand what you mean holding your poor dog...
Many hugs and until soon
sigisart

Maria said...

Really like the blue you are using for your pretty stitchery.
Lovely christmas block too.
You sound like me, getting distracted in the sewing room on the way to bed....

Josie said...

I've never met anyone who gets distracted on the way to bed... let alone one who sews half square triangles on the way. Crazy!! :o)) Love your stitching.. that's a gorgeous project. The snowman block is super cute too. Poor puppy. I hope the duck hunting season isn't too long for his sake.

Sandra said...

Popping in from FNWF, love the christmas block

Cheryll said...

Noooo...cake gives you energy! Great Xmas block!

Janet said...

I can get easily sidetracked by sewing on my way to bed as my sewing room is attached to the bedroom. I feel for your dog - mine is terrified of gunshots and thunder.

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Your stitching is beautiful...

Deb R said...

Lovely xmas block, I have a huge stash of those fabrics too!

Deb R said...

Lovely xmas block, I have a huge stash of those fabrics too!

Grethe said...

Beautiful Rosalyn stitcheryin blue, looking forward to following you :-) love seeing you on FB too! Thanks a lot for such nice comments on my blog as well.

Shirley said...

Lovely stitching going on there Raewyn. Hope your little dog is recovering.x

Anthea said...

Beautiful stitching there Raewyn... am I correct in thinking it's Scandinavian Rose?

Tania said...

Hi Raewyn, such beautiful sewing, it's all gorgeous. Your poor doggy, my little Ollie is terrified of loud noises and sticks to me like glue too. Hope you have a lovely week

Charlie and Wendy said...

Your stitching is beautiful Raewyn, lovely pattern. Your dog is such a cutie, we heard the duck shooters early Saturday morning too :)

Needled Mom said...

I LOVE the blue stitching and those little HSTs are so sweet. Your Christmas project is great too. Nice work!

Leonie said...

For some reason your blog fell off my reader! but I am back! Love that stitching and wahoo for progress.. albeit slow :)

Laura Barge said...

Aw my little sweet-pea!!!