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

Sunday, August 20, 2017

Friday Night Sew In deferred!

It's been a while since I have attended a class so I was excited this week to be able to do so. Ngaire Brooks, a NZ designer, was at my favourite quilt shop with Day One of a class to make a cute little thread holder pouch. The pouch is mostly of wool felt and flannels so it was good to learn some of her techniques for working with these materials. Something I haven't done a lot of before.
A busy group with bits everywhere!
I got to about this stage —
Below is what I'll be making...it is very clever inside, I'll show you more as I work on it!

(As an aside - I was one of those annoying participants who arrived late - the reason? 
This poor girl needed help calving; it was nice to see mother and son 'back to normal' by the time I arrived home after lunch.)

Anyway, once I got home I put it down and didn't touch it again....so when Friday Night Sew In rolled around I knew exactly what I wanted to do for the evening. Especially as we have homework that needs doing for the second class in (under) two weeks time!
I settled down on Friday night to sort though my wool felt and make some more hexagons. However we had an evening of thunder and lightening and instead I spent the whole night comforting a small dog. He was snuggled on my lap quivering and shaking....poor little guy.

So I made my Saturday night a Friday Night Sew In instead  - no thunder, no lightening and I made some good progress —
The rest of the wool felt hexies basted and ready to whip stitch together.
Thank you Wendy for hosting us!!

Apart from this, there's not been a lot of stitching happening here lately but I am making headway on the latest block for the A Holly Cottage Christmas SAL.
I"m enjoying these blocks, they're fun to stitch :-)

Hungry calves are calling!
Must away :-)
Happy stitches,

26 comments:

Chookyblue...... said...

life stops when someone needs help calving......

Suz J said...

I can fully understand the little dog being scared - the thunder was amazingly loud! Great progress just the same...

Janet O. said...

That will be a sweet thread pouch. Love the design. Do you stitch those bees?
Sounds like life is keeping you hopping!

Rike Busch said...

What a sweet little cow! That's a good reason being late.
Greetings from Germany,
Rike

margaret said...

this is coming along nicely look forward to seeing it completed. Good to know Mum and calf are both doing well

Deb said...

It is going to be lovely when its all finished Raewyn, and really we do all except that sometimes life just gets in the way.
I haven't even got round to starting my lovely BOM that I am getting from The Country Yard--now thats slack and no excuses accepted but I suppose I have been motivated to get blogging again and doing other stitching.

Lin said...

Intrigng Raewyn - looking forward to part two. xx

Maria said...

You have a lot of helping and comforting to do at your place .
Pleased you did get some time to stitch. Love your wool hexies and the SAL blocks looking good too.

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Your projects look great great ❤️

Siouxzq64@gmail.com said...

Cute hexies. OK unfortunately babies stop for no one even calves. Glad you did get to class eventually though. Your SAL block is great also.

QUILTING IS BLISSFUL, DI said...

Making sure a momma and her baby calf are ok is a good excuse to be a bit late--in my book!!!
love those little hexies done in wool--it looks like you turned the edges under even on the wool ones--???? I will be waiting to see it when you are all finished--and it is always good to hold and hug doggies who are afraid of the noise of storm--plus it keeps you calm!!!!
enjoy the moments, di

Gina said...

As excuses go I think you had a good one. I had to snuggle a great big lab whenever there was a storm so I know how difficult it is to get anything done xx

Linda @ kokaquilts said...

Life on your farm is exciting & varied, glad baby calf fine, and that you got some sewing time in too!

Fiona said...

love the felted wool project...
Hugz

Mystic Quilter said...

Is that Ngaire who lives, or lived, up Orewa way? She was on Calico Christ way back!! Good that the cow and calf had recovered by the time you arrived home, I used to love helping my uncle in Derbyshire when he farmed at calving and lambing time -always busy!

Wendy B said...

Oh Raewyn, thank you for joining us, and it never matters when you join in over the weekend, because it's always friday night 'somewhere'! Love your wool hexies and thank goodness that cow has you (and the dog!). xox

I am said...

Hi Raewyn oh your woolen project looks fantastic,well done my friend and i am glad the mother and calf are ok.
Must get my next block started ,yours is lovely xx

Sue said...

Ah! Such is life in the country! Love the wooly needle holder.

Julie said...

That wool project looks wonderful Raewyn, just lovely. I have been thinking of you with calving & hope there is not too much mud up your way .... we seem to be drowning in it down here!!

Helen said...

Aw cute cow, you are kept very busy. Beautiful projects.

marina said...

Hexies look just as gorgeous made of felted wool!
Such a pretty project.
Lovely new four legged addition to the farm. Great that mum and Bub doing well.
Great Christmas block. Love the little gingie!

Anthea said...

Oh a new calf, adorable!
Lovely new project there, can't wait to see your progress on it... do I spy a zip there?!

Karen S said...

That looks like a great class to be able to attend. Looking forward to seeing progress pics for that one. Also good to see mother and calf doing well.

KaHolly said...

Interesting the different little (and big) ways life can get in the way of sewing! Glad you were able to make the class. Looks like a fun little project!

kiwikid said...

Very good reason to be late for a class! Good to see they were doing ok when you got home. That class looks interesting, your wooly hexies look great. The Christmas block looks wonderful to.

Charlotte Scott said...

Those hexies look totally strokable - but I bet they don't get scared of thunder!