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

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Friday Night with Friends

It was nice to sit down and stitch in the company of 52 Friday Night with Friends stitchers last night. We all gathered at Sheryll's, a most lovely hostess. I must admit to feeling pretty relaxed for the evening as yesterday I redeemed a birthday voucher the MOML gave me (way back in July) and had a lovely facial and 'destressing' back massage - ahhhh so nice - and the good feelings survived being splashed by old (calf) milk and having to carry buckets of that same milk around for the calves (call it extra nutrition for my face and good strength training!)
I started out with the lightbox doing a bit of prepping, tracing some stitcheries to keep my evenings occupied over the next week or so—
More of the alphabet out of Michelle Ridgeway's Country at Heart book.
Doing random letters so that when I run out of this fabric it is
scattered throughout my project...
...didn't notice at the time though that I was spelling Happy - almost :-)
I also traced Block 2 of Wendy of Sugarlane Quilts' 'Let's start Christmas' stitchalong and after organising myself with a hot drink and a sliver of chocolate cake I was ready to stitch.
Block Two - made a good start. 
Below is Block One which I completed last week —






 Details of this gorgeous stitchalong are on Wendy's blog *here*.

Thank you Sheryll for having us all to stitch, and thank you ladies who kept me company :-) Visit Sheryll's blog here to visit other stitchers and see what they were up to.

I had two OPAM finishes last month which I had forgotten to blog about so will just add them in here. I made these two cuties out of Gail Pan's latest Christmas book, Simply Christmas. 
Pin cushion. I filled this with walnut shell - very cute.
And good old Santa makes a showing on this cushion.
 Thank you for visiting, I hope you find some sewing time over the weekend to keep your creative juices flowing,

33 comments:

retdairyqueen said...

Some lovely projects there and pleased you spoiled yourself a little

Susan said...

Lovely, lovely stitcheries, I feel quite inspired.

Maria said...

Beautiful Stitching and you managed to get a lot done.
Nice wee pincushions too.

Anthea said...

beautiful stitching Raewyn & the thread colours are lovely too...
you know, you could start a beauty trend with your Calves Milk Facial Elixir!!

Karen said...

The alphabet piece is very interesting. I was looking at all the designs surrounding each letter.

Michelle Ridgway said...

Love Happy!!! Wendy's Chrissy stitch a long is so lovely. Some very nice festive stitching Raewyn x

Carin@Ullhärvan said...

Beautiful work, Raewyn!

QUILTING IS BLISSFUL, DI said...

I love those projects--
and I love ABC things--so I just might have to order me that pattern!! thanks for sharing--
hugs, di and miss gracie

Barbara said...

I love your sew along stitcheries Raewyn. It sure looks like you had a very productive evening with your blog friends

Janet O. said...

How fun to gather with 52 of your closest friends! Looks like you are become the queen of stitcheries. Some beautiful work here, Raewyn! I think my favorite is the little pincushion with the birds in the tree. It was hard to choose! : )

Fiona said...

Some lovely projects on the go there... it's so nice to sit and stitch isn't it?
facial and massage is so relaxing too...
Hugz

Sheila said...

Some beautiful stitching happening , love your projects and you were very productive :-)

Julie said...

Hi Raewyn, some lovely stitching you have been doing there. I just love Michelles alphabet letters & think it was seeing one you had done that made me buy the pattern. Sorry to hear about the calf milk, but yes, its probably good for the complexion!!!

Noela said...

Beautiful stitchery work and prep Raewyn. Hugs......

Michell said...

Some lovely stitcheries there

Sisbabestitches said...

All that pampering would make for a very mellow evening :) Such lovely stitcheries !

Leeanne said...

Sounds like you had a nice pamper, must have been nice. Your stitching is always so lovely.

margaret said...

once again you have shared some lovely projects with us, especially love the noel. So another book to add to my want list, I did buy her patchwork loves embroidery a couple of weeks ago

Quilting Nests said...

I don't know how you find the time to complete so many projects. Well done love them all.

Karen said...

My gosh, you have been stitching up a storm! They all are gorgeous!!

Wendy said...

Adorable. Every one of them! You're so talented!

Quilting Chemist (Danette) said...

Beautiful stitching! You've gotten a great start on Christmas.

Sue Daurio said...

those stitching projects are so wonderful!!

Leonie said...

Love the stitchalong block designs and stitching! gorgeous! Lovely goodies all round and hoping the pamper lasts for a few days yet :)

Maria said...

Lovely projects Raewyn; you have certainly been busy!

sigisart said...

Dear Raewyn,
seems you had a lovely night stitching such nice projects. And your finishes look great.
Many hugs
sigisart

KaHolly said...

Lovely stitcheries. I haven't been stitching because I have a hand quilting project in the works, but I really need to at least get a few prepared.

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Raewyn well done on your finishes...and I love Michelles projects...

Wendy said...

The pillow and pincushion are adorable for the Holidays.

Charlie and Wendy said...

Lots of beautiful projects, your stitcheries are gorgeous and I love your Christmas finishes.

Carrie P. said...

such sweet projects.
I love the little items around the "happy" letters. so cute.

Shirley said...

Lots of Christmas goodness there Raewyn. Wish I was as organised. One day.........

Karens Quilts, Crows and Cardinals said...

Beautiful work Raewyn! So very pretty... Thanks for sharing!