Sunday, July 7, 2013

Catch up - FNwF and Out to Dinner.

A bit slow with posting this month, but I did join in FNwF.
I worked on my last Sewing Club projects from Sew This and That.  We made a block holder using the Riley Blake laminated fabric and either wadding or the squared design wall fabric.  We have made these to take our project pieces along to our club days - they will stay in place on the felty feeling fabric.  I need to stitch down the binding and add the buttons to this one.
 The second "roll" we made is a rotary cutter holder. It is also made using the laminated fabric on the outside and clear quilters vinyl for the pockets.  I am not sure that I will use it for that purpose though.  I like to have my rotary cutters out and ready for use while at home, and would take only the cutter needed to a class.  I can see it will be handy to transport other items though.  It is finished except for the buttons needing to be sewn to hold the elastic closures.
They were not the easiest things to sew by any means, but if you dont inspect too closely they are ok. 

Thank you again, Cheryll for another great FNwF.   I will be going to check out what other stitchy friends worked on for our get together.

As to the rest of the week - Last Sunday it was great to meet up with other Brisbane bloggers to go out for dinner with Chookyblue.  She had an unexpected trip to Brisbane, and it was so good that she took the time out to join us.  We went to the Kedron Wavell Services Club, and had a wonderful time - delicious food, lots of chatting and laughter, some show and tell of our Stitch A Long items.  
Here we are just before going home.  Cheryl, Lynda, De, Chookyblue, Maria,, me and Susan.


14 comments:

Jeanette said...

Your projects look great Marilyn. Hugs,xx

creations.1 said...

Both projects are great ideas. Well done!

shez said...

lovely projects Marilyn and love the last pic of you all.xx

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Well done, great projects....nice to do catch up,

Anthea said...

Hi Marilyn, your sewing projects look like such a great way to keep your things together, wonderful for portable stuff, great fabrics too... and lovely social times, good for you! x

Fiona said...

Useful little projects.. nice to be able to see what you have there....
Great you all got together for a fun dinner... and I have seen some fun retreat pictures too...
Hugz

Anneliese said...

This is practical, Marilynn, I think could range my knitting needles and hooks like that. Thanks for visiting my blog.

Noela said...

Lovely projects Marilyn. Glad you had a great time meeting Chooky. Hugs.....

Chookyblue...... said...

so pleased you were able to meet up for dinner...........much appreciated.....we did have a chatty night........keep me posted on your bush visit.......

Michelle Ridgway said...

Great projects Marilyn....lovely catch up for dinner.

Susan said...

You always have such interesting projects marilyn - I think I need to move north!

Wendy B said...

I've got that Riley Blake project bookmarked to do too.....might have to come to you for advice!!! LOL Looks like it was a fun night out......*sigh*!!!! (you know what I'm thinking, don't you??!!) LOL
xox big sugary hugs
Wendy :O)

Maria said...

What nifty projects you've made Marilyn:-). Love them!

Helen said...

Great project Marilyn :-))