How silly was I signing up for Friday Night With Friends when much of my sewing at the moment is Secret Sewing?! Hehe.
My favourite quilting shop, The Country Yard, has its New Year's Launch soon so us staff are busy sewing samples and playing with fabric in preparation for that.
So you'll have to make do with some sneaky looks at what I did last night :-)
I was extra cunning with tea - steak for DH to BBQ (clever huh?) and a rice/courgette bake in the oven. That meant I was able to start off the evening nice and early.
First of all I finished off some cross-hatching which I'd started earlier in the day —
|Half-inch cross hatching takes a while, I discovered!|
Then I had a little time to finish putting the block below together. Remember the Great Granny Along from a few years ago? The block really appealed to me but I didn't take part... I remembered it when I was wondering what to do with my scraps. I'm focussing on my scraps for my leader-ender projects this year and this is the start of them :-)
|This will use my supply of 2 1/2" squares.|
Photo a little washed out :-(
|I've just taken another photo to show that I have used green|
fabric for the second round but it still doesn't show up very well!
By then the steak was cooked so it was time to leave the machine and venture upstairs to my comfy chair and DH's charming company. I worked on another project I cant share but did make good progress. I haven't needleturned for a while and am really enjoying doing it again.
Thank you Cheryl for hosting us again. To see what others got up to on their Friday Night click *here*, then click on the links to everyone's blogs. Prepare to be inspired by the variety of projects!
To finish off I have some photos to share - read on....
When I'm in my sewing room (aka The Palace) I often look around at my
mess creative activity and wonder why I have ended up with FOUR chairs in there.
Yesterday the reason why was revealed....
|Yes, 3 chairs taken up with pets and one left for me!|
At least they weren't sleeping on the ironing board or my cutting table! I've been trying to train the cats to stay off those surfaces to keep cat hair out of my seams!!
Thank you as always for visiting, I hope you all have a lovely weekend,
happy stitching ♥