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

Sunday, June 10, 2018

Weekend play

When I signed up for Friday Night With Friends last week, I'd forgotten that I'd arranged a Saturday family working bee at our place...aka demo day for my kitchen. Friday night was supposed to be spent emptying the kitchen so that demolition could take place.
Since we've been living here (14 years) I've had broken cupboards, drawers and doors so a do-up has always been on the cards...yaay, the day is nearly here!
However before spending well into the night redistributing my kitchen bits throughout the house, I had a little relaxed time with some stitching. After some more stitching time on Saturday evening, I finished another block for the Leanne Beasley no fuss SAL I am doing over at nofussswappers. We're aiming for 3 a month...here are my three May stitcheries —
and two of the June ones —
I think I'm up to about 20 or 21 now.
Thank you to Cheryll for hosting FNWF...it did actually encourage me to sit down and do some stitching before I got busy. You can visit the link-up *here* if you want to have a bit of a browse around blogland :-)

In other news, ED has completed a few more of her Zookeeper blocks —
And I've done 3 more recently. Not too fussed on my snail but it'll do.

Many of you were delighted with the Emu block I made when I was pattern testing for Juliet of Tartankiwi... I thought you may like to know that she has now released the pattern...so for those of you who were interested in making their own cheeky fellow, head over *here*.

Oh and here is my demo-ed kitchen! 

I hope your weekend's going well and you're finding a little creative time,
Happy stitches,
 

22 comments:

Raewyn said...

Have a happy day!

Leeanne said...

LOVE the crocheted faces..too cute! I bet you are excited about a new shiny kitchen.

I am said...

Hi Raewyn lovely work by you and your daughter and wow you wont know yourself with your new kitchen xx

Fischtown Lady said...

Love the embroidery! And the animal crochet, I like it too, it's so funny
Marita.

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

You do amazing projects ❤️❤️❤️

Lin said...

Cute little crochet blocks and the stitcheries are lovely. Anew kitchen! Wow, lucky you. 23 years here and still waiting! Hope the new one fits in well. xx

Chookyblue...... said...

Goodluck with the new kitchen ..........i know how low down the priority line that is on a farm.....cant ever imagine getting a new one.... But mine is a solid 1950s version......even if it is out dated .......

Kim said...

How wonderful, a brand new kitchen! I think your snail is adorable. I am loving all these sweet creatures on granny squares and your stitcheries are pretty.

Needled Mom said...

I do not envy you the mess of construction, but you will love the finish. Those zoo blocks are so cute. Your stitching is sweet too.

Maria said...

Nice to have found time to relax and do some stitching between emptying out your kitchen.
Oh I like your snail block.
You will be sew happy when your kitchen is finished...

Jeanna said...

Your stitchery is really pretty and I'm glad you were able to fit it in before emptying cupboards. A new kitchen is very exciting! Good luck with the project.

Fiona said...

very exciting to get a 'new' kitchen, though putting up with the mess is not so fun .... can you go and hide with your stitching??? haha... love the crochet blocks - they are so much fun. Not too many of those stitcheries to do....

Hugz

Michelle Ridgway said...

Hope we get a peek at the new version of your kitchen.....very exciting! Those crocheted squares are so darn cute xx

Julie said...

Your projects are gorgeous as always Raewyn. But how very exciting ... a shiny new kitchen for you to cook in! I loved having a new kitchen installed & look forward to seeing your photos when it is all up & running.

Karen S said...

Lovely work with all your stitching.
And the zoo blocks are wonderful. I have made a point of bookmarking the pattern.
Good luck with the kitchen reno. Lots of mess but so worth it in the end!!!

Anthea said...

Oh my word, a new kitchen, how exciting Raewyn!
I hope the project goes well.

May said...

How exciting a new kitchen love to see the finished project... love your crochet squares... gorgeous work...

Sandra Walker said...

Seeing your kitchen makes me think I need to write the post on mine! It still needs one wee light box cover and eventually will get a new floor but I should do the post. Exciting to see your possibilities! We did an IKEA kitchen, love it. The crocheted beasties are too cute, and your embroideries, so satisfying.

Cheryll said...

Love all the crochet faces...so cute.
I am getting ready to do my kitchen too... hope all goes well for you...xox

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

Cute stitching. Can't wait to see your finished kitchen. What fun!

kiwikid said...

Wow your kitchen is gone..looking forward to seeing the new one 😆 you have made some beautiful stitcheries and the crochet blocks are so cute, the snail looks great!!

Bits of Stitching! said...

Beautiful stitching, crochet blocks, and emu block... very talented!
Have fun with the kitchen reno!