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Sunday, June 9, 2019

Friday Night with Friends

With no knitting on the go and my Whimsical Woodland stitcheries all done, I thought I'd best get working on my 'Not Even A Mouse' Christmas mystery stitchery. I haven't touched this project for a month or so. We got month six the other day but I have a couple to catch up on before I start that one.
After working on it for a few nights this week I got block four out to complete on Friday night when I joined in with Cheryll and a group of lovely ladies for Friday Night with Friends .
I had a bit of evening left to trace month three —
Thank you for hosting us Cheryll. Pop on over to her blog to see what others got up to.
After going into town to watch netball on Saturday, my day fell apart. I came home and slept most of the afternoon away as bugs I'd been fighting all week hit me.
The only handwork I did on Saturday was making the cords for Lily's slippers...she just needs her sheepskin soles and then she'll be stepping out in fine style, like her brother
You may remember me harping on about all the satin stitched leaves on block 3 of Foxley Village. Yaay, I did actually finish them, plus the berries - hehe so pleased I persisted!
Making a start on month four of Foxley Village will happen after I've done the Christmas stitcheries - I'd better get stitching as I'm looking forward to some more applique :-)
My cold seems to be coming right, I didn't think I'd get this blog post written today but I have so that's a good sign. A quiet day tomorrow and I should soon be all better :-)
'til next time,
happy stitches,

16 comments:

Lisa J. said...

I love seeing all your hand stitching projects. I am particularly attracted to the little presents in the first piece. It looks like you are still getting a lot done in spite of the cold. I hope you get over it quickly.

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

love all your stitchery! I guess i I want anything for Christmas I need to start thinking about it now.

Fiona said...

glad to hear your cold is getting better.... lovely stitching and well done with that satin stitch... looks lovely. cute little boots too..
Hugz

Jenny said...

Do hope you are feeling better, there is nothing worse than being under the weather. I always enjoy seeing your Lovely stitcheries too.

retdairyqueen said...

I too love seeing your beautiful stitcheries
It is the season once again for the dreaded colds and flu
Take care

The Sloan Patch said...

Such sweet stitcheries Raewyn. OMG satin stitch...I always put this off too!!! Your block looks lovely. Hope you feel better soon x

Radka said...

It is nice to have a break from any "current" project and pick up something which seemed forgotten :-)
Foxley Village is also on my list, such a pretty project to do, one day.....:-)
Have a good week,
xx

Janet O. said...

Kudos to you for doing all the satin stitching!
I hope you do recuperate quickly! I rarely get colds, but my last one, just a month or two ago, had me down for a week, and still coughing for a couple more. You don't seem to have slowed down for more than a minute!

Cheryll said...

I LoVe the slippers...so cute... & all your stitchery projects look fantastic.
Tis the season for colds & flu's so here's to a quick recovery...
Thanks for joining in FNwF...xox

Susan said...

Lovely to catch up with you on Friday Night - love teh slippers - the satin stitch would have taken a while - but so worth it!

Hope you are totally over the cold by now....

kiwikid said...

So many nice projects to look at, your stain stitch is beautiful and well worth the effort! I hope you are feeling much better and fired up to continue with the slippers.

Janice said...

It was so worth persevering with the satin stitch. They really make the block. The slippers will be super cute and so toasty warm. Good luck on catching up on the BOM.

Suz J said...

The mouse stitchery is such fun... and looks great with the xmas themed variegated threads. Remembering the difficulty of keeping slippers on kiddies feet... if the ties don't work, consider threading some elastic through the loops... at least then there are no ties to disappear into mouths or need tying all the time! Yeah... I have the best memories of the early years of motherhood!

KaHolly said...

I hope by now you’re feeling much better! I sure like all of your stitching projects. I wish I could knit like you. I try and try, but I’m finished trying. I’m retiring my needles!

Canuck Quilter said...

Your handwork is so pretty and tidy. Those little booties are too sweet! She'll be a lucky little girl.

Marie said...

Your stitcheries are really sweet - it will be fun to see them all come together. And your satin stitch turned out beautifully too - such great patterns.