Saturday, January 21, 2012

FNSI Results.....

 DH went back to work Thursday so this Friday I had no one home and no interuptions so decided to start my FNSI early.....I started of by making this Babushka stitchery (finally) into a draw-string bag,one christmas gift ticked off my list for 2012.I'm planning on filling this bag full of yummy smelling soaps,hand lotions etc... over the year for the recipient.
 This quilt has been needing to be made up for a few years now,I found it while going through my boxes in my sewing room tidy up,the fabric is "Verna" and I still love the colours in it.This quilt didn't take long to make up as it was a simple 9 patch block using the charm squares,I had to change the pattern a bit as I realised I wouldn't have enough of the peachy/pink to do it the way the pattern said,I love how it turned out......
 This is one of the things I worked on Friday night while watching a movie,I hand traced and hand cut out the pieces now to put it together,maybe this Sunday? When it's finished it will be a very pretty pincushion with the stitchery in the middle.
This is another project I worked on after cutting out my red and white fabrics,it's still a WIP as I find it easier to stitch embroideries requiring lots of colours changes during daylight rather than under my lamp at night.I think this will be a pick-up/put-down one and will be worked on here and then when I have a spare moment during the day....might take it to work and work on it during my lunch breaks?
Sooo this is what I've been doing on my Friday ,must go and have a look at what the other participants have been working on now......

22 comments:

Cathy (aka CrafteeCC) said...

WOW - you got a lot done!
Love the idea of your drawstring bag for gifts - I have a special birthday coming up for a friend - I would love to do the same thing ;-)

shez said...

whow Barb you sure have been busy,lovely projects and i cant wait to see the pin cushion put together,love the colours.xx

Terry said...

Your projects all look wonderful! I really love the nine patch quilt! :0)

Roseanne said...

I like your 9 patch did you cut down you charm squares or use a full charm in each one.

Quiltin' Sandy said...

Hi Barb, lovely work. :)
This is so strange, I never liked brights that much until I saw your project using Bliss a while back, well I have only just bought 12 FQ's of Verna and 9 FQ's of Always Believe (they are more pastel)on ebay, have bought from this lady before, and it worked out (including shipping, just over $2 a FQ. \o/
Robyn Pandolph has some gorgeous lines too.... ok I need to pull my head in and get sewing.LOL Sandy. :)

Ondrea said...

AS usual you have achieved so much Barb. Love them all.

Katherine said...

WOW I didn't know we could start early because I would have been at it all day too LOL. Next time!

Love all your projects and also that you have started on 2012 xmas list. I do that too because it makes life so much easier.

Karen's Korner said...

I love that bag - a lovely finish and a great start for your Chrissy giving. You are powering along with your FNSI. I must get back into it again.

Susan said...

You sure did get a lot done - all lovely work

Susie said...

Wow, you have been busy, looking forward to seeing what you finally do with that last embroidery, gorgeous!

The 4 Bushel Farmgal said...

What a productive FNSI!
I can't wait to see the pincushion you're making. It's intriguing :)

Kim said...

Great projects! The drawstring bag is adorable.

Rhonda said...

My goodness, you've gotten alot done. I really love the quilt.

Vicki said...

Popping in from FNSI - looks like you had an amazingly productive FNSI

The Thompsons said...

You have a lot of wonderful projects going on - love the bag particularly. :)

Mummy and Me Stitching said...

I love the dilly bag and I can't wait to see the pincushion finished. I'm not normally a red person but the colours just look so pretty all lined up. I think red is starting to grow on me. You done some lovley work and achieved so much - well done!

Brenda said...

You have been busy. Would love to see the pin cushion, my favorite colors!

Cheryl said...

You had a very productive FNSI!! All wonderful projects.

Kelli said...

Love your projects Barb. That pin cushion will be perfect for Valentine's Day! :o) And that little 9 patch quilt is beautiful.
xo

Tatkis said...

Wow, you have been busy! Love this bag, and your projects are so cute!

Thanks for your advice about tracing a pattern! It helped :)

Hugs,
Tatyana

pinsandneedles said...

Very nice and productive I would say! My daughter love the Babushka dolls and I've have a pattern stitch too. What a good idea to fill the bag with good smelling things.

Wendy said...

Wow! Did your FSNI last from 1am to midnight on Friday?? I wouldn't get that much achieved in a week! Everything is gorgeous, loving that Matroishka.