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

Saturday, February 18, 2017

All sorts on a Friday

I got really muddled this week as I swapped work days and instead of working Friday I was home ALL DAY!!!
So all Friday I kept thinking it was Saturday!
And I woke up this morning thinking it was Sunday!
However if this is the extent of my troubles - I am grateful :-)

I made great use of being home ALL DAY to make some headway on the projects that need urgent attention. At the moment I can only share glimpses —
Sewed  this up and inserted it in the middle of a block -
- made some 'Evandale' Flying Geese - 
-and did some quilting
Happily for me, YD's turn for cooking dinner also fell on Friday this week so while she was busy preparing a delicious Creamy Bacon and Mushroom Fettucine (with homemade pasta no less) I gave myself some 'time out' with a bit of scrappy sewing.
This month's colour in the Rainbow Scrap Challenge was 'Neither blue nor green'....perfect! I love that sort of colour so had no trouble finding scraps of it for my February Scrappy Sprouts blocks (see this previous post for details).
Last weekend I prepped these blocks and have had them laid out beside my machine this week. Whenever I needed a leader or ender I sewed one of the seams (then carefully laid it down in the right place!) so by Friday there wasn't too much left to do; just joining the vertical rows and then joining the individual blocks to the stem.
Finished blocks
You may remember that these blocks were inspired by the completed quilt I saw on Sue's Motherpatchwork blog *here*..... well lucky me, Sue has sent me her leftover blocks - thank you very much Sue, I'll look forward to using them in my quilt.
Delighfully scrappy and I have none of these fabrics!
After dinner I settled into my cosy chair for a little hand sewing...more for the Evandale Quilt.
I used fusible/washaway applique paper for these.
This week I am linking up to Friday Night Sew In with Wendy and soscrappy with Angela. Thank you ladies for hosting us :-)

I received another goodie in the mail this week - Kris sent me this lovely prize after I won one of the monthly drawings from OPAM.
 -including one of Kris' patterns - thank you Kris, I'm looking forwrd to stitching
this.
Very cute (sorry about the quality of the pic).

Peg and Kris do a wonderful job of co-ordinating the One Project A Month  - if you want to find out more about it, click  *here*. (There's still time to sign up for it if you wish.)
Time to put my head down and get back to it all. It's my turn for dinner tonight and I'd really like to get a decent amount of quilting done before I start thinking about that!
Happy stitches,

30 comments:

Karen's Korner said...

Some gorgeous things happening at your place. You seem to get on a roll when you can make an early start on sewing.

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

such a variety - keeps you from getting bored - I know it does for me!

Mystic Quilter said...

You certainly made the most of your Friday, and lucky you having a daughter at home who can give you a delicious meal.

Karen S said...

It is an odd feeling when the days throw you out like that. I suppose it shows that we really are creatures of habit. Glad you were able to take advantage of your time at home and work on your projects. I enjoy seeing what you are up to, even if it is only sneak peeks.
And how lucky are you to get Sue's leftover blocks!!

Janet O. said...

You don't seem to have wasted a moment of your free day!
Very sweet of Sue to send her leftovers. She is a generous soul. : )
I wish I had a daughter at home to fix dinner while I sew!

Michelle Ridgway said...

I love what you have been stitching. How nice to have a free day and dinner cooked to boot. You certainly put it to good use x

Maria said...

How nice to be able to have a FULL day off,dinner and all.You made good use of your time and worked on lots of projects.
How nice of Sue to send you her left over blocks...

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

Wonderful projects!!! Love your fabrics!

The Sloan Patch said...

Lots of progress in your sewing room...looking great.

Needled Mom said...

Those geese are amazing! I love your little leaves too.

Sue said...

All looking good Raewyn. The enders and leaders is a great idea isn't it. You have your blocks made before you know it. How lucky are you to have a daughter to cook for you. My boys only started cooking when their wives encouraged them to. I fell down on my Mother job there! haha!

Linda @ kokaquilts said...

How lovely to have a whole day sewing AND dinner made too! It'll be nice adding in someone else's fabrics, heaps of scrappy variety!

Jenny said...

Lots of lovely sewing going on at your place. It's amazing what you can do with a good chunk of free time!

Janet said...

Love your not quite blue or green colours! Isn't it great when you don't have to cook dinner and can just keep on sewing!

Lesley said...

Your projects are all exceptional! Love your fabrics and they way you use them. The Evandale project is wonderful!

Jindi's Cottage said...

I can so relate to the muddled days...was lovely when I realised it wasn't Monday and I don't have to go to work today - yay! You certainly made the most of your swapped work day, love the fabric in the centre of your star block...

Fiona said...

You have been busy.... at least you can feel like it's been a long weekend now.... love those scrappy leaves....
Hugz

Lisa J. said...

Well Raewyn it looks like you got a lot done. I love the colours in your star block and I'm interested in the flying geese. We'll see what these turn into int he future, I'm sure.

Robyn Pidgeon said...

Oh just love the idea of thinking its the wrong day... but I am on the other end I thought today was Saturday .... and its Sunday.... and last night we had guests over although we all took turns cooking...if I had an extra day I would be sewing...

Connie the Cootiebug said...

You sound like me a lot of the time!
I'm glad I found your blog. I found you after you left a comment on my blog.
So looks like we'll be seeing each other here in blog-land.
connie

creations.1 said...

You have certainly been busy!! Beautiful sewing and it is amazing how having a 'not normal' day off can throw out your pattern os thinking in regards to what day it is - public holidays do that to me!

LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

I love thse scrappy sprouts blocks! It looks like you've got great scraps for them!

Narelle said...

Lovely blocks and great progress 😊

I am said...

Hi Raewyn such beautiful work you do,well done and congrats on your lovely win.

kiwikid said...

Lots of beautiful things happening in your sewing room! Love the star and the geese..very flash!! lol!! Love your leaf block sand how lovely to get some left overs! Well done on your win!!

Pamela Arbour said...

You really got a lot accomplished. Great work!

Susie Hoover said...

Yowsa! I just spent close to an hour exploring RSC blogs and dreaming about my scraps joining all together to make a very happy quilt! Love those blooming blocks. Would love to play with you all ... maybe sometime in the future as I'm currently focused up to my eyeballs on UFOs!

loulee said...

Wow, you've been busy!

Sue SA said...

LOL so funny to see my scraps at your house! Enjoy. Love the hand applique project your working on, beautiful colours.

newsurfiegirl said...

You have been busy. I love your fabrics. Can't wait to see the finished projects.