Monday, February 7, 2022

FNwF and Blackbird Designs Weekend

Hi, friends.  Hope you had a nice weekend and was able to be creative in some way.


First, I must apologize to Cheryll at Gone Stitchin’ because, in my last post, I mistakenly referred to her Friday night event as Friday Night Sew In, when it is actually Friday Night with Friends! (My previous post has been corrected as well)


So…here is what I accomplished last Friday evening.

Eight of the twenty-four churn dash blocks for the Flea Market quilt by Lori Holt.  These finish at 4 1/2" and came out perfectly, compared to the 6 1/2" block I shared last time. 

Then yesterday I started a new cross stitch project.


American Eagle by Blackbird Designs.

A group of cross stitcher's have designated the first weekend of each month as Blackbird Designs Weekend. March 6th will be when I pick this up again.


I’m stitching this on 32 count linen and using the called-for floss.

My project bag holding all of the supplies together is a gift I received from Ronny and Gary of GaRon Tottenbags and GaRon Stitchery.  GaRon Stitchery is an online cross stitch store.  These guys are wonderful to work with as they typically can find anything I’m looking for, if it isn’t already in their shop, and they ship FAST.


Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a great week ahead!


Cheryll said...

Your blocks look great...and I haven't cross stitched in years. I look forward to watching your progress. Thanks for joining in FNwF...xox

Kyle said...

Super cute churn dash blocks. I've done the American Eagle pattern. It's one of my faves. Have fun!

Jeanette said...

Love the churn dash blocks. They are on on my favourite blocks. Look forward to watching your progress with you cross stitch. Hugs, xx

Carol- Beads and Birds said...

Lots of times I think I will cross stitch again, but I know I won't. BUT I love to see what others are doing. Maybe if I try something Halloween themed I could keep working. I might give it a try. Love YOUR stitching.
xx, Carol

Needled Mom said...

I love those churn dash blocks. It’s one of my favorite blocks. That cross stitch will be gorgeous.

sewyouquilt2 said...

Love your cute churn dash blocks. And as always such pretty stitchery

Angie said...

I love stitching/quilting designs with eagles...and by Blackbird Designs! Your project is going to be terrific! And have you seen the line of Blackbird Designs fabrics that are due any day?!

www.self-sufficientsam.blogspot.com said...

Okay, I've put FNWF's on my calendar. i used to participate and not sure why I stopped. I love your blocks! They turned out so pretty. Your new XS is going to be gorgeous. I thought the Blackbird design was every weekend...lol! I do a Blackbird on Saturday's but on Sundays I have my sabbath Stitch like Lori Holt. I love your project bag! So glad to catch up with you. You get so much done and you work! I'm retired so not sure what my problem is other than old age! LOL!

A Left-Handed Quilter said...

LOVE your projects! Those little churn dash blocks are so cute!! - ;))

Jocelyn is Canadian Needle Nana said...

I too love your projects. I was especially pleased to see the Blackbird piece in cross stitch. I stitched their Strawberry Fields Forever a few years back and I have two of their books and thought of joining the SAL. But I started my Floral Motif Sampler for a little flower in winter kind of thing. Very white here in Ontario, LOL. I will check back to keep up with your stitching!

Rosemary Dickinson said...

Churn dash blocks have always been one of my favorites! I love yours! I haven't done cross stitch in years. Yours looks great!

Linda said...

Pretty projects, love the churn dashes - so tiny! Do you have any trouble seeing to cross stitch on the 32 count linen?

www.self-sufficientsam.blogspot.com said...

I'm so sorry I have not been by. I finally listed your blog on my blog so I can visit easily. Hopefully I will be by much more often now! LOL! I love your blocks and the fabrics you chose. Your Blackbird project is a great one. I'm doing a Blackbird too but I thought it was every Saturday so that's what I do on Saturdays. I'll leave it like that as I will finish it sooner that way. I love that bag but they didn't have one...it's a treasure! I will order from them when I need something. I'm hoping to join FNSI tonight....I hope I have it right! Love seeing your beautiful projects!