Saturday, November 20, 2021

FNSI – November

Wendy at Sugarlane Designs hosted Friday Night Sew In last night.  I look forward to this event on the 3rd Friday of each month because it gives me the encouragement to put down the cross stitch and spend quality time with my sewing machine.


I was inspired by a project that my friends Dawn -  Relaxing Robin and Julierose – JulieroseQuilts were working on, so I grabbed a bad of Christmas scraps and the Accuquilt GO cutter.

I’m not usually a scrappy quilter but I’m trying…

There wasn't a pattern.  Dawn saw a picture of a similiar finish and provided some general instructions.  I grabbed a piece of graph paper and went to work.

Just need to get some batting then prep for quilting.  I imaging a simple cross hatch through the squares will suffice.

This will be a runner for my Mom.  I’ll also put a hanging sleeve on the back in case she wants to hang it instead.

Thank you Dawn and Julierose, this has been fun.


Check out Wendy’s blog to see what everyone else got up to…and see the pictures of her new grandson.  Congratulations Wendy and thank you for hosting FNSI.


Hope everyone is having a nice weekend.

Wednesday, November 17, 2021

Last Week’s Finishes


Plaid Farmhouse Quilt designed by Stitching with the Housewives.

I finished piecing the top early last week but then it rained for almost 3 days straight.  The breeze off the lake made it difficult to get a decent photo.

The backing is the black/white plaid, same as the outer border.  It's ready to go to the long-armer.


I have several quilts ready for long-arming but it won’t happen until after the first of the year.  The person I use is fully booked with holiday quilts, which is completely understandable.


I also finished stitching November’s Calendar Crates, designed by Stitching with the Housewives.

This hangs in my Mom’s foyer.


large chart


small chart


I’m ready for some Christmas stitching and I also need to plan the remainder of my year.  It will be time to look ahead to 2022 before we know it.


Hope everyone is having a great week.  I'm off to catch up with blog reading...I'm a few days behind.


See you soon,

Saturday, November 6, 2021

FNwF: Plaid Farmhouse Quilt Progress

The good, the bad and the ugly…


I was able to complete the pin wheel and flying geese pin wheel units for the Plaid Farmhouse quilt.  Some blocks look better than others…you’ll see when I share the finished top.

Stopping for tonight because I’ll be leaving very early tomorrow morning for a drive to Orlando to spend a couple of days with my son and daughter…and my daughter’s significant other.  Hubby has an event to attend out of state so I may as well go ride roller coasters with the kids…carefully…very carefully.


Thank you so much to Cheryll for the encouragement her FNwF provides.  I’m really hoping to have a different project to work on next month.  Please visit Cheryll's blog and linky to see what everyone else accomplished tonight.



Friday, November 5, 2021

Our Week and FNwF Sign-Ups

 Happy Friday, Friends!


We had a nice few days away in the camper.  It was our first time at Little Manatee River State Park which is on the west coast of Florida.  We drove through some cute small towns to get there.  I love the old buildings.

Even though I worked during the day, we took long bike rides during my lunch break. 

Saw this little fellow having his lunch.  He was such a poser, didn't even hide in his shell when I got close enough for the photo.

The weather was so nice we had the camper open much of the time.

Enjoyed a couple of campfires, so relaxing.

I started a new cross stitch project, November Calendar Crates.  This should already be fully finished and on display so it will be a focus piece next week.

I’m joining Cheryll at Gone Stitchin' for her virtual sewing event -  Friday Night with Friends.  I'm hoping to make progress on the Plaid Farmhouse quilt. Check out the linky party on Cheryll's blog over the weekend and see everyone's projects.


What are your plans for this weekend?  Any sewing or stitching? 


Whatever it is, I hope you have a good one 😊