Saturday, 8 March 2014

Friday Night With Friends... & A Chick-Flick

I hope none of you lovely FNWF girls took offense that I watched a movie while stitching for
You see, some movies, I just have to watch when they come on telly, regardless of how many times I have seen it already... like The Holiday... Kate, Jack, Cameron & Jude make for a nice bit of fluff while the needle & thread are in action...
My efforts for FNWF bring to an end the stitching of all the 12 stitcheries for my Charmed I'm Sure table runner...
 
The little heart shaped flowers are supposed to be satin-stitched, but I gave that a miss or else I would still be stitching it in 2023! Next stage of course is to layer it up & quilt it...

There was still some evening left, so started playing with my fabrics for the 12-Inch Mini Quilt of Easter theme... 
 
During the week I played nurse again - this time for mrHS, who had a titanium post put in his mouth on Wed, as preparation for a tooth implant. Yes, my family have a 'teeth thing' at the moment don't they?! (Good thing he is recovering well; must be all the round-the-clock two-hourly ice pack changes & pain med management from his nurse!) So a relaxed evening of stitching was exactly what I needed...

 Thank you so much Cheryll for hosting us all for a lovely evening of stitching, can't wait to see what the other ladies worked on... here's the list of names...
 
For those of you who may not be familiar with this concept of Friday Night With Friends, here's the low-down...
During the 1st week of each month, Cheryll at Gone Stitchin' publishes a 'linky' on her blog...  all you need to do is register yourself on that linky... do what ever is your choice of crafting on that 1st Friday night of the month, & then blog about it over the weekend.
It's great to set aside some time to go visit the other ladies who joined in, & also to have them come check out what you did too. Easy!
(To read Cheryll's information about Friday Night With Friends, just go here)

27 comments:

Anita said...

Hi Anthea,
I'm so glad I got in early to do Friday Night with Friends this month. Have just been visiting other blogs and there are great things going on.
Cheers, Anita.

Anita said...

Oops! forgot to mention how cute your stitching is too. Watching a bit of fluffy stuff on tv while doing FNwF's should be alright hey? lol
Cheers, Anita.

Patricia Lewis said...

Love your header to the blog :)) Well done for sewing while watching a movie... :)) I can only crochet or knit, if I were sewing I would be in a mess lol....Glad you had a great night :))

Kim said...

I am in awe of all your stitchery work. I used to have time to do them but not for the last few years so it's rare that I do any handwork. Love your blocks :-)

Helen said...

Lovely stitching and I would probably do it the same way.hehe....thanks for a great night. !!!

Susan said...

The stitching on your runner is lovely. We wouldn't have known about the satin stitch if you didn't tell us........sometimes finished is more important than following the pattern exactly. Hope Mr Hibiscus is feeling better soon.

Heather said...

Lovely stitching and I just had to watch the same movie as well! I love a good chick flick too.

marina said...

well done!! that is a great achievement.
I like those fabrics you have picked for your easter mini.
your are very versatile-playing nurse and getting your stitching finished.

Michelle Ridgway said...

It is going to be beautiful.. Such lovely stitching. All that good nursing pays off at your place xx

Jeanette said...

Well done. Don't worry about the satin stich I sometimes give it a miss too. Hugs, xx

Cheryll said...

It was great having your company last nite. Wonderful stitching by you...love the project!

barb's creations said...

Lovely stitching Anthea, hope Mr Hibiscus is feeling a bit better today :) Barb.

Kate said...

Ouch for Mr HS. Your table runner looks terrific and I do the same thing as you regarding the satin stitch ... I've never mastered that stitch.

Outback Craftaholic said...

Hi Anthea. Your stitcheries are lovely and those fabrics for your Easter block are beautiful. I'm sure something fantastic will come out of them. Have a great weekend. Cheers, Tracy.

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Looks fantastic....

Leanne said...

I missed sewing on Friday night with you all, it was my youngest sons birthday. Your stitching looks beautiful, I really must get back to mine but its just been so busy for me with lots of other things. Hope Mr HS makes a good recovery.

Shari said...

Lovely stitching. Such lovely colours!

FloS said...

Fabulous tablerunner ! I love these stitcheries !!
Happy birthday ! I hope you'll have a wonderful day !
Florence

Helen said...

Happy Birthday have a truly wonderful day my dear friend xx

sunny said...

Happy Birthday my friend! I guess it's already tomorrow (Monday) on your side of the world. And I'm guessing your package hasn't arrived yet? I always seem to misjudge how long it takes something to wing its way to Australia. I'm sorry I'm late, but it should be there very soon. Party on!!

Sue B said...

Happy birthday, and you did manage to get some lovely stitching done.

barb's creations said...

Happy Birthday for today Anthea, I hope it's truly a special day filled with famiy, friends and of course cake and maybe a glass or two of bubbly :) Barb.

Quilting Chemist (Danette) said...

Love you heart flowers. Beautiful stitching Anthea and glad your nursing helped Mr H.

Ondrea said...

I love those fabrics yoh are playing with for the mini. I just started my Easter mini yesterday. Your stitchery is so sweet. It is good to keep stitching fun by doing it the way you feel comfortable with. Satin stitch is easy once you give it a go though.

Maria said...

great way to spend FnwFs.. cute stitching...

katherine said...

Loving the stitching and I quite like the way you have chosen not to fill in those hearts. Would be very busy I think.

Charlie and Wendy said...

Your table runner is looking gorgeous Anthea, the stitcheries will really make it look stunning!

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