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

Sunday, July 3, 2016

Friday Night With Friends

Friday night saw me once again snuggled in my chair with my crochet hook in hand.
I was very pleased to finish Part 7 of my Mandala Madness as I've had a couple of nights away from it and it is growing ever so slowly.
However, growing it is and I did make a more little progress into part 8.
During the day Nigel takes it over; the MOML says (quote) it's because Nigel has never had anything special made for him, and maybe now is the time (unquote).
I. don't. think. so.

I realised this week that I haven't shared my latest completed Anderson's Farm (aka Barge's Farm) block —
Block 5. (I needleturned the dog rather than stitching him).
While we don't have two sheep anymore, our farm dog does like to eyeball the one we do have and bark at her. She just glares back, just like the ones in the block below are. Totally ineffective!
A special thanks to Cheryll for hosting us all for Friday Night with Friends :-) To see what everyone else got up to visit her blog, Gone Stitching,

Happy weekending ♥
 

30 comments:

Karen's Korner said...

Your gorgeous piece is growing.

Ali Honey said...

Nigel isn't very enthusiastic is he? Not doing his share really. ( it's looking lovely )

shez said...

Hi Raewyn omg your crocheting is gorgeous and your block is so lovely,you are such a talented lady,well done my friend ....

Leeann said...

Nigel is just too cute in that photo. He looks like my Oscar, who likes to help me with my quilting, especially if I put blocks out on the floor.

Needled Mom said...

The Mandala is really gorgeous. Slow and steady still gets it done.

Your sheep and dog look so cute.

Deb R said...

Just love your Mandala...Lynettes new BOM is too cute too

kiwikid said...

Really enjoying seeing the progress on your mandala, Nigel has the best idea there!! Your farm block is lovely. Typical sheep!! Lol!!

marina said...

Wow your crochet is amazing! Looks quite challenging.
Beautiful finished block, love the colours

Leanne said...

you are so clever Raewyn, your crochet looks amazing.

Sheila said...

Wow , your crochet is i credible , looks so complicated. Love your farm block too 😊

Michelle Ridgway said...

Just amazing! You are so clever. Nigel does appear to appreciate the beauty of it too lol! Lovely blocks too. Big birthday hugs lovely friend xxx

barb's creations said...

Oh My Goodness I just love your mandala madness, I have yet to attempt something like this but it is on my bucket list.....is it an easy to follow pattern, I may just need to book mark it for later date and start sourcing out some wool methinks :) Barb.

Janet O. said...

Right--I would definitely not make that for a cat, no matter how much I loved the feline!
Cute farm blocks!

Maria said...

Fabulous work on the Mandala and I am sure Nigel a Granny Square one....
Loving the Barge's Farm block too.

Susan said...

Poor Nigel, he does deserve something of his own. My dog thinks she deserves something made from 1/4" hexies.....also not happening! The mandala looks very challenging and interesting.

margaret said...

your mandala is coming along beautifully and the applique is so lovely. Nigel looks very much at home, cats will sleep where they want and not where you would like them to!

Linda @ kokaquilts said...

Your crocheting is looking lovely & colourful, it'll certainly be a very special afghan! How big are you going! My girlfriend is also making those farm blocks, I shall show her your link.

Leeanne said...

Gorgeous crochet! Your farm is expanding...................

Lin said...

Madala Madness is looking brilliant and good to see Nigel on it as it gives me an idea of how big it is! xx

KaHolly said...

My goodness, your Mandela is gorgeous. How big will it be when finished? Loving yout farm blocks, too! Kitties! They know beauty when they see it!

Barb said...

Your Mandala piece looks great. The colors and textures are so pretty. Love Nigel's photo.
Very cute farm blocks too. sweet embroidered details.

Anthea said...

Tell Nigel to get off the Mandala, because when it's finished you're sending it to me, aren't you Raewyn?! LOL x

sigisart said...

Dear Raewyn,
your "Mandala Madness is really lovely, the clors look so nice and I understand quite well that your cat just wants to relax on it.
I´m looking foreward to work on the fifth block of L.A. Button Club. Just completed Nr. 3 and 4.
Many hugs to you
sigisart

loulee said...

Clearly Nigel approves of your yarn and colour choices and this is his way of showing it. I do too, the mandala looks beautiful.

Sue said...

Your Mandela is gorgeous Raewyn. You must be so pleased with it. Can't wait to see the next round!

Karen S said...

I love seeing every little addition to your mandala. It is stunning and I agree - it is not for the cat!
Gorgeous farm blocks, too. You can have a lot of fun relating it to your own farm.

desertskyquilts said...

Both projects are GREAT! I love the way your mandala is growing, and I suspect the cat will continue to think of it as hers, now that she's claimed it. Good luck changing that! I LOVE your farm block. The dog looks just right appliqued.

Cheryll said...

I LovE the crochet project... it will be stunning.
Thanks for joining in FNwF... xox

Diane Sloan said...

Ooh...I love the Anderson blocks...they're gorgeous.

Jindi's Cottage said...

Mandela Madness is WOW! Move over Nigel I don't think so!!
Ha ha, Jindi can so relate to your dog/sheep block :)