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

Monday, July 7, 2014

Friday Night with Friends



A late report from my Friday Night with Friends, sorry. One good thing about my Friday night was that I didn't have to cook tea - for the third time this week, that must be a record! I hadn't been sure what we were doing but we ended up going into town to the Dairy Company store where we buy a lot of our farm goods (RD1). They invited all their suppliers in for a meal (Spit roasts, very yum) and a bit of fun. 

However I joined my fellow bloggers and FNwF-ers while in the car on the way there ...
40 minute trip, you can get a fair bit done.
...and once we got home I pulled out this...
40 minute trip means the wine had worn off so I could stitch :-)
Just Takes Two block.
I've been feeling the urge to do some needleturn in the evenings lately but haven't had the time to pull out my 'little people'/Quiltmania project - sorting colours etc takes me an age. Instead I decided to work on some more of my Just Takes Two.
I started this back in 2012, when the blocks were released fortnightly (I think). I pull it out from time to time then put it away again. This is the first time I have had all the blocks out for a long time
Unpressed but you get the idea!
The two blocks I've been doing lately are in the foreground.
Another angle. A lot of the blocks are foundation paper pieced, which
I enjoy doing but find I get a little tired of them after a bit. I need to EQ7 some
and convert them to normal piecing.
My whole weekend seemed to be one of snatching moments to sew... because it isn't long until the silly season starts (calving that is, not Christmas), I'd really like to have some more decent sewing sessions  before I'm floundering in the mud with cows and calves!
And speaking of Christmas, on Saturday (when I know it was still Friday Night elsewhere in the world!) I did manage some more on my Christmas in July swap, *here* or *here*. Posting day is just a few weeks away so I was pleased to finish this one....
54 people signed up for FNwF this time round - so I have some visiting to do! Thank you to Cheryll for hosting FNwF and also the Christmas in July swap :-)
Thank you for visitng, I hope you have a happy, creative week, 

24 comments:

shez said...

hi Raewyn what a lovely night and so good you didnt have to cook,love your crochet and your quilt will be awesome,love the colours,well done.xx

Melody said...

Wow, wonderful red and white quilt.

Michelle Ridgway said...

Well I am in heaven...how gorgeous is your red and white project!!!! Lovely crocheting as well. Love it when someone else cooks!

Leeanne said...

nice to see you have dragged the red n' white beauty out for some more attention.

Connie said...

Hello Raewyn, your Friday night looked like a lot of fun and I love your red and white quilt . . . it is going to be amazing :)
Connie :)

Leonie said...

That red and white one is going to be stunning! Cant wait to see how you get on! Yay for lovely FNWF's!

Maria said...

What a great way of getting out of cooking dinner. Yummy...
Nice to do some crochet on the way.
Your It's Takes Two is looking great in red and whites. Enjoy getting back to your forgotten projects.

Noela said...

Beautiful quilt Raewyn. Love the crochet as well. hugs.....

Rebecca in AK said...

How nice to not have to cook! Lovely red and white blocks!

Julie said...

Just gorgeous red & white blocks there Raewyn - Love them. Ahh yes, good old RD1 always do put on a good feed on these nights they have ... sure beats cooking dinner. Hope you find some more snatched moments before the C-season begins. :-)

margaret said...

2 techniques, needle turning and paper piecing still on my to try list! must make an effort especially with the needle turning after seeing what you are doing.The red and white blocks look so good

Janet O. said...

Looks like you had a fun evening and made the most of your travel time.
Your JTT blocks look so pretty. How many more do you have to make? I have seen others refer to this project as Just Takes Two years, or Just Takes Too long. : ) But whatever you call it, it looks to me like it will have been well worth the effort!

Sue said...

Split roasts take some beating, so does not having to cook three times in one week. You are on a roll!! Good for you crocheting on your 40 minute trip, I would be car sick, ha ha. So sad I know. The crochet looks lovely.

Susan said...

It's amazing how much sewing you can get done in stolen moments. Your crochet is lovely, lucky you to be able to work in the car. Your red and white blocks are gorgeous. I think you should keep this one out and finish it, I can't wait to see how it looks all together.

Farm Gate Creations said...

Those little snatching moments soon end up as something spectacular.

Reconstructed Fabulousness said...

Life seems to constantly involve snatching momments to stitch but the end result is always worth the wait.

Your Just Takes Two is looking fab.

Suz J said...

How much more of that red and white one is left to complete? Good to see I'm not the only one who starts things one year, and gets back to them, let's just say, much later!

Sharon @ OSEWDIVINE said...

That crochet looks delightful, its coming along nicely. Love the Just takes two, looking very pretty.

Sue W @ Living the Good Life said...

I love those blocks Raewyn,I do like the use of just the two colours. My next crocheting project is to learn how to do that ripple stitch, just about finished my shell pattern cover. My challenge is to learn new stitches on new projects. I'm supposed to be sewing right now but can't summon up the enthusiasm. Too blimmin' cold! I think calving may have started here as I've seen the tankers flying up the road. But that could be the neighbours who calve in autumn.

Charlie and Wendy said...

You had a busy Friday night!! Love your crochet and red and white quilt! Beautiful.

Narelle said...

A great way to make the travel time fly :)

KaHolly said...

Such inspirational projects!! Sewing in snippets still accomplishes something in the end!

Carrie P. said...

I wish I could do some kind of hand work in the car but I get car sick.
Lovin' those red and white blocks.
Your quilting is looking good too.

marina said...

lovely crochet progress, I love the ripple pattern.
Love your take two, hope it stays out for a while, a near finish perhaps?