Saturday, September 21, 2013

FNSI and other things

It is one of those times again - you know the ones where you seem to be chasing your tail attempting to keep up with what is going on - and just not making it.  But at least if you need to chase your tail it means you are alive, active and involved.

The last few weeks have seen lots of up times, a few down times, and what does it matter if I am a bit behind in some things when I have had wonderful times with family and friends, been lots of places and seen interesting things.  My blog is one place that has suffered from my lack of time so here is just a little catch up.



I did link up with FNSI, even though I didnt get to blog that I was going to do so.  Here is what I worked on last night.
 I stitched some 5 inch squares together.
I did some more work on this stitchery.

Early yesterday morning I received a phone call from a very excited Charlie.  "Gran, are you coming to Grandparents Day?".
Definitely, Charlie, I wouldnt want to miss it.
We worked together on doing the craft activity, had lunch, and enjoyed the little concert put on by each of the Prep classes, before joining all of the primary school for their final Chapel before school holidays.

On Wednesday a friend and I travelled to Peachester (45 mins drive away) to attend their Quilt Show and Tell.  It was a great day, with beautiful, inspiring quilts, wonderful country hospitality and tempting merchant stalls.
Their club had a challenge where they were given a piece of bright coloured homespun - red, blue, green, purple, pink, which they had to combine with only black and white to make a 12 inch block.  The blocks will be donated to Sunshine Linus group to be made into quilts.


The diamond block in the centre of the top photo was the winning block of the challenge.  It was so beautifully made and deserved its win.  There were many other impressive blocks, and there will be some beautiful quilts made using them.  The photo bottom right is their raffle quilt.

I have also finished the last of the projects for the Stitch A Long.  It has been so good to have a project each month to make, and all of them have been fun items.  The final one is the needlebook from Some Kind of Wonderful.


 Some of the projects grouped together - the sewing case with needle book, and 2 of the pincushions we have made.

15 comments:

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Love all your completed projects they look fantastic...glad you had a lovely cay with Charlie..

retdairyqueen said...

I used to love grand parents day

Michelle Ridgway said...

Lots of wonderful projects Marilyn. Thanks for sharing the show and tell. Glad you had a great day with your Grandie. Hugs xx

Maria said...

Love all your projects Marilyn. Those Peachester blocks are so beautiful too and it's wonderful that they will go to Sunshine Linus. Grandparents' Day sounded like it was fun!

Helen said...

You certainly have been busy. Lots of lovely projects glad you could join I last night.

Mistea said...

Lovely stitching there and I look forward to seeing where those cheery patches turn up.
Love the sewing things all together.
Sounds like Grandparents day was fun.

Noela said...

You may not have been blogging but you have been very busy Marilyn. Thanks for the catch-up, I enjoyed reading about what you have been doing. Your needlecase is beautiful. Hugs.....

Fiona said...

it has been busy... hope the down times haven't been too hard! would be nice if we lived closer and could have a chat over coffee .... great colours in your 5" blocks .. very pretty and I love the last of your SAL projects... mine is in progress!
Hugz

Susan said...

You got a lot done considering all the other stuff. I love the idea of that challenge - some very effective blocks came out of it. And your needle case looks great. Mine is also "in progress"

shez said...

lovely work Marilyn,well done.xx

EclectChic said...

Charlie wasn't going to let you forget Grandparents Day! Your needlecase is very cute :)

Bev C said...

Hello Marilyn,

Love hearing what you have been up to whether it is in the sewing room or with your grandies.

Have a lovely week.
Bev.

Maria said...

All your SAL projects look fabulous. Well done.
It is great spending time with the granddies...

Tatkis said...

You've been busy!
Love your needlebook!

Hugs,
Tatyana

Wendy said...

what a fab sewing set. I love your stitching