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Sunday, November 20, 2016

Stitching on a Friday....and a Saturday....

My goal for this weekend was to complete a little stitchery project... four of us are making a cushion as a leaving gift for a colleague....
It is a Rivendale design by Sally Giblin; her designs always seem to have sweet sentiments and make ideal gifts.
By the end of Friday Night Sew In, I'd got this far —
Using Cottage Garden Thread 1009 Cranberry
And yaay, Sunday morning, I've completed it —
It does seem like slow progress but there is one interruption after another these days, never enough stitching time! Special thanks to Wendy of Sugarlane designs for hosting us FNSI crafters...visit her blog *here* to see who else joined in.
Now I can pack it up and pass it on to the next stitcher :-)

It's been a while since I've mentioned my progress on my Omigosh (by Sue Garman) quilt...grabbing scraps and prepping them for leader-ender sewing or to stitch in a spare moment. I tipped my little tub of nine and four patches onto the ironing board this morning and was pleasantly surprised with the pile. I've got just as many partial patches too, so that's a good feeling. Lots of scrap munching...anything smaller than 1" square gets thrown out but everything else can be used here!
The upper right block is what these will become
A side view cos it looks even busier :-)
It's been an awful week in New Zealand with the massive earthquake on all our minds. *Here* is an indepth online news item if you are interested in finding out more about it.

Now it's time for me to focus on the finishing touches for my Chooky's Secret Santa Gift...the sleigh leaves this week...very exciting!!!
Thank you for the comments on my last post...apologies to those I haven't yet replied to; I'm hoping to get to those emails soon ♥
Happy stitching,  

24 comments:

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

love your stitchery's delightful! hope NZ recovery's rapidly from the quakes

Lisa J. said...

This is a beautiful little project. Your friend will love it.

I am said...

Hi Raewyn what a lovely thing to do for your friend,i agree those Riverdale designs are gorgeous.
Love your blocks and yes so horrible to hear of the devastation caused by those earthquakes,i am so glad that you and your family are ok xx

Chookyblue...... said...

Nice pile of blocks... What does the quilt look like in the end?
Yes the sleigh starts pickups on Monday...... Christmas sure is in the air.......

Katie said...

I need to get to my Omigosh too. Love yours!! I’ve got to get my package on that sleigh too. :-)

Maria said...

What beautiful stitchery gift the ladies are making for your friend...
WOW! Your Omigosh project looks great and is slowly growing. You are sew patient.
So sad to hear about the Earthquakes in NZ. Hope folk are getting lots of help.

KaHolly said...

Your friend is going to be so pleased with her gift! Love your progress so far on Omigosh! Stay safe! XO

Needled Mom said...

That is quite a leader-ender project!!!! It will be amazing when you are finished.

Your FNSI project is just darling.

Janet O. said...

Such a sweet little stitchery. Very cute!
I wish I was making Omigosh--and that I had made that much progress. : )
Praying for the recovery and rebuilding of those affected by the quakes!

Julie said...

Looks as though that quilt will keep you busy for a while. Your stitching is beautiful.

Linda @ kokaquilts said...

Beautiful stitching, I'm envious! Something {more} to add to my 'to do' list!

margaret said...

Have been thinking about you ane the other gilrs who blog from New Zealand, such devestation and hearache for all those involved. It was good to read the stranded cows were rescued from the hill after the land around them disappeared
Loving the embroidery what a lovely cushion this is going to be and made with so much love by 4 of you.
OMG is coming along must start doing leader-ender pieces as I have loads of small squares like you anything over 1" is saved

Lin said...

What a pretty stitchery - I do hope you can show us the finished cushion. Great work on all those squares. xx

Fiona said...

those stitcheries are sweet .. it will be a lovely gift. I love your scrappy project - makes me want to get into one!! haha...

Yes, the sleigh is swinging by this week - I'm on the last finishes too!

Hugz

kiwikid said...

That is a beautiful stitchery Raewyn, loving your scrappy project, but so many tiny pieces!!! It is sad to hear about the earthquake happening again, and all the aftershocks, much be so distressing for the people of Christchurch.

Michelle Ridgway said...

Beautiful stitching and I love that tub of scrappy blocks. I feel for all those effected by the earthquake.....awful! Yes the sleigh bells are tinkling!

Rosemary Dickinson said...

Isn't it great to be able to use up those scraps?? Your stitching is beautiful! So pretty! The earthquake was a terrible. Hope those affected are recovering. Glad you're okay.

Shirley said...

That is going to be a gorgeous quilt and the stitchery looks perfect. Hope your Country is starting to find a way to recover from the earthquake. xxx

Dasha said...

Love your progress on the OMGosh quilt. What a delightful conglomeration of pretty colours. The stitchery is pretty too. Your friend is sure to enjoy it.

Anthea said...

Oh that looks like such fiddly piecing Raewyn, but whatever keeps you happy! There's going to be a zillion little pieces in that quilt. Yes it's a sad & worrying thing to see the earthquakes; I really feel for everyone in NZ affected.

Karen S said...

Lovely work on the stitchery. What a great idea to share it between you.
Looks like you have put a lot together with your scrap project. Great way to use up pieces.
Yes, we have been following the earthquake news. So sad to have the same area hit again. Very difficult.

The Sloan Patch said...

I love Sally Giblin's stitcheries...they really are sweet. Wow...lots of machining has gone into those patches...

desertskyquilts said...

Love the stitchery, what a great gift for your friend from all of you. Those little bits are adding up, aren't they? This is why I love leader-ender sewing. It makes something eventually. I've just had my blocks I put together as leader-enders, the ones that looked like squares inside squares, quilted and it looks fabulous. All from nothing - from what would have been trash! Yes, 1" is my limit, too, and sometimes 1-1/4" but this is why it's worth saving those pieces. Love this secret Santa time of year.

Suz J said...

Lovely stitchery, and isn't that a beautiful thread? The pile of blocks is growing, and nice to see how they are going to end up one day. Good to have a long term project underway, but also nice to see some progress!