Saturday, 20 July 2013

FNSI... Gotta Love It!

I was very determined to make a really great event of this Friday Night Sew In... & am quite pleased with what I achieved...
In between the usual domestic demands, I worked on a total of five projects... yep, FIVE!! This was kind of an all day effort, you see...
Sadly, as 4 of these can't be fully shown just yet, you will have to tolerate my obscure pics for now... well I had to take pics to show that I did indeed work on stuff...

I am loving these shades of pink...
The orphan strips from my previous post have come up well... made them up into two items, one for gifting & the other to keep...
 Yes, there is even some blue!!
After dinner I sat... heater on... watching the Tour de France (while also keeping an eye on the disaster of the cricket!) & stitched a bit more of my Seaside Treasures cross stitch. I think I actually started working on this one before colour was invented... & of course because I am a bit rusty, I just happen to find myself in a really tricky part of the design... lots of half crosses & colour changes...
Start of evening...
Note to self: don't take pics of cross stitch under fluoro light at night... they never look good.
Here's what it will eventually look like...
 Perhaps by the time it's finished, I'll be living on the Moon...

It's fantastic to see so many ladies went to Wendy's for this Friday Night Sew In... make sure to pop over to her blog HERE & check out what others were working on!
Thanks for having us at your place Wendy, hope we didn't disturb the neighbours!!
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Speaking of THANKS... I want to say THANKS to my new Followers & visitors... I really do appreciate your interest & I hope you will leave me a Comment now and then, so I can visit your blog too. Making new blogging friends is such a great aspect of being part of the online crafting community!!

41 comments:

gracie said...

Love to peek!

sunny said...

They say variety is the spice of life, so you must have had a pretty spicy night. It's not Friday night here yet, but I'll be stitching later.....

Charlie and Wendy said...

Sounds like a lovely way to spend your Friday. Your little sneak peeks look nice and your cross stitch is amazing, lots of work there! xx

FloS said...

Great work for your FNSI !! Making some littles crosses every day you should see it finished earlier than you think !!
Florence

Chookyblue...... said...

glad you had a good night sewing..........

and YES people forget they need to leave comments to receive them......it's a 2 ways street and it is always great to make new friends doing this.......

Fiona said...

lots of lovely and different projects.... soon you will have a bundle of finishes...
Hugz

Susan said...

Sounds very productive. All that secret sewing will be very exciting to reveal.

marina said...

lots of lovely sneeky peaks of what you have been making.
such a lovely cross stitch design,but so much work!

Cheryll said...

WOW you were busy!!! Love the seaside pic...it will be wonderful when done.

katherine said...

lovely sneaky pics Anthea. It is great to be able to make a whole day of it.

Helen said...

Great peeking shots. I love the seaside cross stitch, it will be gorgeous when finished !!!!!

Heather said...

Busy time in your craft room yesterday Anthea. Lovely cross-stitch! Did I read.. BLUE!!!

Cathy (aka CrafteeCC) said...

wow, great progress for FNSI

Anita said...

Hi Anthea,
I just love the sneaky pics, teaser. Love the work you did last night too. You had a great night.
Cheers, Anita.

Michelle Ridgway said...

You did achieve lots....love your cross stitch.

Anita said...

Hi Anthea,
Just gotta love those sneaky peeks! Sounds like you had a fun
night.
Cheers, Anita.

Anita said...

Hi Anthea,
Just gotta love those sneaky peeks! Sounds like you had a fun
night.
Cheers, Anita.

Pat said...

Looks like you had a great Friday Sew in :0)
Nice peeks.

Maria said...

You surely had a great FNSI day/night.
look forward to seeing the finished projects later.
LOL your Cross Stich has remained me I have one tucked away (also with a light house on)which I started when we first moved here 13 years ago......

Christine M said...

WOW! Five projects. You were busy Anthea!

Larissa said...

Goodness - Five projects?!! That's an amazing number to get through!!! Your peeks are gorgeous!!

Deb R said...

Love secret sewing, glad you have a productive night!

Lin said...

What a busy time you had - I am intrigued by your pinks!

Bev C said...

Hello Anthea,

Cross stitch with those quarter stitches can be a bit painful. Thank you for providing the prize for the FNSI. I recognise the pink scissors, I was so tempted to buy a pair at Textile Traders the other day.

Enjoy the rest of the weekend.
Bev.

Leanne said...

You were a busy girl, your cross stitch looks great, the end result will be beautiful.

Mistea said...

Looks like a fun day and night at your place - lots of lovely projects to keep things interesting.
Love those strips and the pretty crosses you've been making.
Enjoy the rest of the weekend.

Susan said...

Beautiful cross stitch.. its great when you can really get stuck into things.

Lyn said...

Wow you were busy..love the colours you are using,,,

Melanie K said...

Very busy night - can't wait to see the finished articles :)

Jody Herbert said...

Great sneak peaks! Your cross stitch is looking lovely too.

withajoyfulheart said...

Soo pretty...love your photos bad lighting or not.

Emily C said...

Beautiful backing. Wish you could have shown the whole quilt. I'm sure it is lovely.

Simone Harding said...

Beautiful fabric. Now to wait for the front reveal

Noela said...

Lots of great projects worked on. Hugs.....

kim said...

Your seaside cross stitch is going to be gorgeous when it's finished.......it's quite exciting seeing snippets of your secret projects and wondering what they will become. x

Joy McD said...

Lovely projects, you got lots done! xxx

retdairyqueen said...

Blue You used blue!! xx

Judy said...

I tried to add the Christmas Through The Year button and I couldn't get it to show up. It is showing your link but no cute photo. Maybe you can help me.
Thanks judyk2310@yahoo.com

Mary Ann said...

Wow! Nice work!!

Nicky said...

Wow, you had a very busy Friday Anthea, great work. Thanks for your efforts in getting FNSI up and running again!

Tatkis said...

Lovely processes!
I'd stitched this design by Dimensions many years ago and was so pleased with result!

Hugs,
Tatyana

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