Saturday, July 18, 2015

FNSI results

After scoffing pizza and a G & T, I went off to the sewing room to avoid the footie on the tv and managed to get the binding finished on the back of this mini quilt
I made it for a swap earlier in the year but couldn't swap it as I realised there was a smudge of paint on the left hand side...now it will go on the wall in the sewing room and stay with me...
I made the Diamond Friendship block for Sylvia's Bridal Sampler.....I cut it as per the instructions but the triangles looked too big...ah well I have sewed them on anyway, now it needs a good press and a trim to the right size...then we will see how it looks.
It was lovely to see the sun rising this morning, although it is now raining and gray again...
I had a lovely surprise in the mail yesterday from Diane of the Cheshire Quilter.....she has been very busy coming up with ideas and making things for the sales table at her quilt group, and has been sending me some foundation piecing patterns she has been doing...this time she sent these....
two lovely zippered purses....

filled with tea bags! How nice is that! Thank you Diane, that was a really wonderful surprise!
I am off to the Geelong Patchwork and Quilting Guild meeting today, one of the local sewing machine dealers is the speaker....he is going to answer questions on problems people are having with their machines!
Happy sewing!




14 comments:

Christine M said...

What lovely little purses. Have a lovely day stitching, Sue.

Leeanne said...

great place to be when the sport is on! Cute purses.

shez said...

Hi Sue,wow your heart mini is gorgeous,glad it's staying with you,hope you have a lovely day at guild xx

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

I'm sure your block will be fine once you have pressed it...they just seem to look so much better after that. What a lovely surprise from Diane!

Jacquie Morris said...

Wow! I love the mini heart you made, it's really lovely. Lots of colour and really unusual that's why I like it!! Yup never seen one!
Sweet gifts with tea bags... Enjoy!
Smiles :)

Farm Gate Creations said...

Groovy wall hanging.

retdairyqueen said...

Lovely wall hanging Shame about the paint but at least it will have a good home

Diane-crewe said...

thought you could slip them into your bag .. and always have a brew to hand xx

Michelle Ridgway said...

Cute little purses. Nice that the sun has found you. You were very productive Sue. Hope you enjoyed your day x

Anthea said...

The mini quilt is so cute Sue... lovely items from Diane... I hope all the naughty sewing machines are shaking on their tables, now that their owners are the full info on how to fix the gremlins!

Lin said...

Seems like a good evening - love the gifts. xx

Raewyn said...

A lovely finish Sue - a shame you weren't able to swap this but a bonus for your wall! The little zippered pouches - filled with teabags - are a fun idea! I love your sunrise photo, too.

Karen's Korner said...

Love that mini quilt. It is the best time of the day to be up and see the sunrise.

Fiona said...

lovely mini quilt and another great block... they are coming together so well... lovely little purses in the post for you...
Hugz