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

Monday, January 23, 2023

First FNSI of 2023

Friday night marked the first Friday Night Sew In of 2023...thank you Wendy of Sugarlane Designs for continuing on with this fun little sew along. It's always nice to connect with other crafters through the link up.
Friday nights are a push for me; after work (away from home) for the day, a visit to two 4 year olds and then a quick supermarket shop, I was more than happy to relax in my comfy chair and catch up with a little handwork. I work on Life Is Beautiful by Hugs n Kisses from time to time and just had the running stitch to do around the outside.
This is my previously completed block. I have a few lined up where I have done the applique element and they are waiting for the stitchery.
Once I completed that block, I continued on with this Christmas stitchery; it's a repeat block from the set I shared about *here*...I bought a second one of this design as I thought it would make a nice gift for someone one day —
A little progress —
And then I realised that I didn't stitch the flower in the corner of the sheep/kiwi block so I will do that before I forget about it again!!!
The rest of the weekend flew by (which is why I am posting this on Monday morning and not Friday/Saturday or Sunday as would be ideal!). On Saturday us 'girls' who work at The Country Yard went for a road trip down to our main wholesaler to top up on fabrics for our new projects for the year...we are currently trying to stitch up a storm for our upcoming New Year's Launch.
On Sunday we had family visiting - I did do a spot of sewing - YD had me do some remedial stitching on some new togs to improve their fit. Can't have them falling off in the pool —
It looks like another busy week is heading our way....
'til next time
Happy stitches,

18 comments:

cityquilter grace said...

such delicate looking stitcheries...very nice indeed!

Fiona said...

LOts of beautiful hand stitching... it is lovely sitting at the end of a day doing a bit of hand work (if one can keep eyes open)
Hugz

QUILTING IS BLISSFUL, DI said...

Love all your little stitchery embroidery pieces--I find embroidery to be relaxing--
and mending is always good to take care!!
have a great week--hugs, di

Preeti said...

Your stitches are so neat and the embroidery patterns are so cute. Hope you have a great week.

Karen's Korner said...

Cute stitcheries.

Joy from Days Filled With Joy said...

You got a lot done! All your stitcheries are just gorgeous! xx

Maria said...

Pleased you manages some stitching on both lovely projects.

Susan said...

I don't think you ever have a not-busy week! Love the owl block especially, but the tree is coming along beautifully, too.

Lin said...

I do like your Life is Beautiful blocks, so different. A lovely stitchy evening and what sounds like a fun day out too, that warehouse must have been full of goodies! xx

Jeanna said...

Your embroidery stitches are stunning! Looks like you had a busy Friday but still enjoyed some crafting. Have a great week!

loulee said...

Lovely stitching. You're as busy as ever.

Jeanette said...

Lovely stitching projects.

Janice said...

A very productive evening. The stitcheries are looking great.

Janet O. said...

Love the Life is Beautiful blocks.
The extra block you bought is such a fun thing. Who wouldn't be thrilled with it?
You are one busy lady, Raewynn!

Michelle Ridgway said...

Lovely blocks. Sewing Mums come in handy don't they. Hope you got some lovely buys on your road trip xx

Karen S said...

All the stitchery blocks look lovely. But it does get crazy busy at times. Glad you had a little stitching time to yourself.
The kiwi blocks look like they are pre printed? Could yo tell me the name of the design, please?

Jenny said...

You are amazing, so busy but still stitching. I love the little kiwi

kiwikid said...

Your road trip would have been interesting Raewyn. Sounds like you are super busy.