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

Saturday, September 5, 2015

FNWF in September

I started Friday Night with Friends yesterday a little early and did some sewing before the evening arrived. During the week I had finished stitching the final block for Love Me, Love My Cat so I thought it would be a good idea to do some joining up.
Block 8 of Love Me Love My Cat, a Birdbrain Design.
The rest of the blocks are elsewhere so this was all I could do, quite a cute wee hanging don't you think?!
After tea I settled down with the MOML and did some knitting, this project has been resting for a little bit so it was nice to get the needles out and get back into it again. As you can see it's an old and well loved pattern and all will be revealed some time soon... I hope! (No prizes for guessing who it may be for...!)

Cheryll is our lovely hostess for Friday Nights with Friends. Last month I was very lucky to win the draw for taking part, and recently this wee giftie arrived from her... gorgeous fabrics and very cool button pins (for buttons with shanks - cool huh?) and a neat coaster. Thank you so much Cheryll and thank you also for hosting us all. To see what everyone else got up to visit her blog *here*.

 Friday night (bed-time) also saw me starting a new book...this is quite a milestone...since July last year (yes 2014!) I have been re-reading the Outlander series by Diana Gabaldon. A few pages a night meant that it was a slow journey but I have thoroughly enjoyed my adventures with Jamie and Clare, Bree and Roger. I was quite sad when I turned the last page so I hope there's another one out soon! I haven't seen any of the TV series of them yet, looking forward to hunting them out. Although I'll probably wait for it on DVD.
Don't they look loved?!
The books seemed to get bigger as I progressed
through the series.
(Yes there's one missing, a daughter has it.)
(Mum and I weren't exactly racing but she started re-reading them about the same time I did, and finished them PLUS all the additional books MONTHS ago!!)

Until next time, happy creating and happy weekending,

35 comments:

Karen S said...

Hi Raewyn. I am just catching up on reading your August posts so of course I am very late in congratulating everyone on the arrival of your gorgeous grand babies. How lovely to have two beautiful girls. They look perfect and healthy. What an exciting time!!! I do hope you can visit them often and enjoy many cuddles.
On the sewing front, well done on the finished flimsy medallion quilt. It looks stunning and that border is amazing. Also love the stitching you have been doing for Love Me, Love My Cat. Lovely blocks.

Melody said...

Absolutely adore your kitty cat quilt.

Sew Quilt Designs said...

Love your stitchery cats :)

Reconstructed Fabulousness said...

Such a great line up for a cosy spring ~ WINTERISH ~ Friday night indoors ~ LOVE IT!

Lesley said...

Love your cat stitcheries! You do beautiful work!

retdairyqueen said...

Cute indeed
I love that cat wall hanger

KaHolly said...

How adorable! I love cats. I have three grand cats to love on when I'm in Tx for the winter. My daughter would love these stitcheries.

KERYN B said...

Beautiful cat stitcheries your quilt will be gorgeous hope you find the missing ones.

Sharon @ OSEWDIVINE said...

What a lovely cat stitchery hope you find the rest of the blocks. It's always nice to get the knitting out, especially if the weather turns nasty like it has down south this spring.

Maria said...

Cute cat wall hanging..
Bet you are knitting toys for the girls ???
Those books do look very loved.

Jo said...

I think lots of people are working with their needles at the moment

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Beautiful stitcheries xx

Julierose said...

Love your kities embroidery. They will make such a cute little quilt! I read the first 3 books in that series but couldn't get through it all...hugs, Julierose

sunny said...

I love your kitties!! And your knitting looks so soft and luxurious. That's quite a stack of books to tackle, but there's nothing wrong with slow and steady.

Linda @ kokaquilts said...

Love that stack of books pic! Beautiful kittycat stitching too!

Needled Mom said...

Darling little stitched quilt!

Reading at bedtime doesn't get much accomplished for me either. I'd hate to tell you how many times I have fallen asleep with book in hand. It is only when it falls over that I am awakened. lol

Doniene said...

Love the kitties!!!! Glad to see the knitting needles! Great prize!!! I've never read the books. Might have to search them out on half.com and take a try! I've been reading some Border Collie books! Imagine that!!!! LOL

Blessings and hugs!

Fiona said...

love your cat blocks...
Hugz

Diane Sloan said...

Your stitcheries are too cute!

Sisbabestitches said...

Such a lovely cat quilt in progress :) Isn't it funny how books get larger the more in a series, not complaining it's great to have more to read about favourite characters :) What a seriously loved knitting pattern ;)Oh and lovely win from Cheryll too!

shez said...

Hi Raewyn wow i sure do love your stitchery,its going to be beautiful when your project is finished,hope your little babies are doing well,hope you have a wonderful sunday my friend xx

kiwikid said...

Your stitcheries are wonderful!! How many more to add on? That is some serious reading you have done there!!

wish2stitch said...

Your cat quilt is coming together nicely. I like the fabrics you've chosen for the washing. Very nice.

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

More sweet meow blocks!

Dawn said...

I am definately a cat person so I just love that little quilt and your stitchery looks awesome. I've read a few of Diana's book and I really should get back to her soon but there never seems to be enough time arghhh

Cath said...

Oh I do like the cat stitchery quilt! very sweet. You certainly did race through those Outlander books.....I read the first one in about one week.....Looooooved it! and then the second one took me a bit longer and the 3rd...18 months. I just found it so drawn out. I visited the castle in Scotland where the TV series was filmed so I was eager to watch it. Found it on DVD earlier this year.

margaret said...

loving your cats, shame they can`t meet up with mine.

helbel19 said...

Your cat quilt is cute...... fabric are great.

Wendy said...

Lovely stitcheries and they look beautiful with the star blocks. Great looking knitting and how nice that you can do it with your mum!

Christine M said...

Your stitcheries are lovely Raewyn. Those cats are so cute.

Linda in Calif. said...

That's a LOT of reading! Lovely, very lovely stitchery. And it's looks so good with your red stars. Great job.

barb's creations said...

Love your cat stitcheries and wow with reading all those books this is one set of books I really would like to read myself :) Barb.

Dawnie said...

Just love this cat design, gorgeous

LuAnn said...

I love the cat redwork. They are really cute patterns. I also just pulled some knitting out last night that had been sitting for quite awhile. Love that you are into a lot of different things.

Jeanette said...

Love the cat stitchery. Might have to buy it now. :) Hugs,xx