Saturday, 10 January 2015

FNWF... Yay!

It's great to be getting back into some sort of groove after Christmas & New Year goings-on...
One of my favourite grooves is to be part of Friday Night With Friends each month.
I managed to get myself out to my Patch group yesterday, & got all my Layer Cake Quilt blocks sewn into rows - nice easy sewing amongst all the nattering going on there with the ladies. The Plan is to have these sewn together by the end of the weekend....
You know that saying about dogs & their bones? Well I've been a bit like that with my Redwork Noel... & now I have a Ta-Da for you... yes, all stitching done! I snatched time here & there during the week to add the backstitch detail & get it fully finished... such a beautiful design... Oh I just love it!
"Redwork Noel" Designed by Joan Elliott for Imaginating Inc.
Measures 6 3/4inches square on 18-count white Aida, thread DMC#321

This will be framed & become a gorgeous addition to my future Christmas decorating.
(fyi: the fabric is white, but just takes a blue tinge in fluoro light)
Now I can stitch without guilt on my Birdhouse Row...

Thank You Cheryll for hosting again with this great day/evening/weekend of stitching!
All the other participants are listed here

36 comments:

shez said...

Hi Anthea wow you had a great night,i so love your Redwork Noel,its gorgeous and will look fantastic hanging up next xmas.enjoy your weekend my friend.xx

Jeanette said...

Your redwork Noel is beautiful. Hugs,xx

Katherine said...

I really love your CS piece. It is beautiful

Michelle Ridgway said...

Oh my that is soooo gorgeous!!! Love it. Well done you xx

bettsylyn (Lynda) said...

I have watched you doing your cross stitch for a while now and just wanted to say it was worth it, it has turned out beautifully.

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

That is beautiful x

Leanne said...

WOW Anthea, that cross stitch is amazing. So much work in it.

Lisa V said...

Beautiful finish dear friend.

Maria said...

Pleased you enjoyed your time at Patch...

WOW you amaze me how fast you did that beautiful cross stitch.. Love it.

Maria said...

Your Christmas Cross stitch is beautiful, Anthea :-)

kiwikid said...

You have been busy!! Love the cross stitch!

Susan said...

Congratulations on your finish, it's beautiful. Perfect with the back stitch detail.

Heather S said...

Lovely work going on at your place last night!

Ondrea said...

Your cross stitch is stunning! Glad you got a fair bit done at your group.

Lin said...

Your Noel is gorgeous - a great finish. xx

Kate said...

Anthea, your Redwork Noel is beautiful .... but it looks like it was a lot of work. :)

Jeneta said...

Absolutely stunning. I love it. What a beautiful family heirloom it will make (unless you decide to offer it as a giveaway on your blog? Or is that just blasphemous to suggets!).

Felicia Price said...

WOW! That is beautiful!

Country Wife said...

Wow that is impressive

Carla Eldridge said...

Quilting is beautiful but the NOEL is so incredibly lovely!

marina said...

your layer cake quilt looks great.
Loving your noel cross stitch. It is gorgeous!!

Sue G Johnson said...

What a beautiful cross stitch!

Deb R said...

Tis beautiful Anthea.

barb's creations said...

Love, Love, Love your red work Noel, would you be able to tell me where I could purchase the pattern and which thread you ended up using for this project :) Barb.

Julia said...

Love your redwork Antha. Can you please post where I can buy the patten here.
Thanks so much.
Julia

Julia said...

opps sorry Anthea, I need to wear my glasses when I read posts. Missed the name of the redwork...
Thanks.

Jewells said...

I usually don't like redwork, but WOW! I love this one!...Great work!

O'faigh said...

Love the red work cross stitch anthea beautiful work regards ofaigh

Sherry said...

Your Noel stitchery is breath-taking. Thank you so much for showing it.

Josie said...

You must look like the dog that got all the bones today! Your Christmas cross stitch is so stunning it stole my breath away too. Bet there are lots of girls adding that pattern to their wish lists right now.... me included. Fabulous work... well done you! That sneak peek of the layer cake blocks was a bit naughty.... I won't sleep tonight wondering what you are making.....;o))
xxxx

Kim said...

Wow Anthea how great is that cross stitch. Cross stitch always seems to go slowly. How are you going to Frame it?

debbie said...

Love the redwork too. I love cross stitch, but I don't do much anymore because of my quilting addiction LOL. I really want to make a red and white quilt someday soon though. Have only done blue and white so far. xxx debbie

Outback Craftaholic said...

Your stitchery is just gorgeous Anthea. Well done. Good luck with getting your layer cake blocks stitched together. Cheers, Tracy xx

Stitching Noni said...

Love your finish :)
Thank you for your lovely comment on my blog :)
It's nice to find bloggers and stitchers who live near by!!
Hugs xx

Elyte said...

Your Rework Noel is stunning. What a beauty to display every Xmas.

Jindi's Cottage said...

Wow Redwork Noel is gorgeous...it will look fabulous framed...

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