Tuesday, February 2, 2016

It tiMe fOr FeBRuaRY

FNwF...  Yes it's on this month even though I'm away.
You are most welcome to have a get together without me...lol
Simply link up below and have a wonderful night crafting together.
I will announce a winner once I return home...
EnJoY...
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Sunday, January 31, 2016

OPAM in JanuArY

Thanks Peg & Kris for motivating us all each month. Even though you may not have OPAM 2016 up & running just yet... I will add these items to start off my yearly total.
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Saturday, January 30, 2016

LetS BooK iT

is hosted by Sharon from Vroomans Quilts each month. It's a FuN way to make an item that you've been planning on making for ages but simply don't get around to. This monthly "group" is all the motivation you need & you can link up over HeRe...
I used a pattern that's FREE on my web page to trim a few tea towels.
Available by clicking HeRe... & then looking under CRaFTy.
It makes a plain ordinary tea towel into something "SPeCiaL" I think.
Thanks Sharon... for the encouragement.
I'm also linking this to my 2016 Scrap Busting Challenge as I already had the tea towels & the trim fabric in my stash bin.

Monday, January 25, 2016

My FiRsT ITeM

in 2016 for the group known as 1 Xmas Item a Month... is another Xmas stocking.
This one is decorated with a Christmas Tree & "boy" gifts beneath.
This stocking is for GS #2...  & will hang in my home.
Narelle is hosting us all again... lets hear a HiP HiP HooRaY for Narelle.
You can see what other elves got up to this month by clicking HeRe...

Thank You Narelle....
I love making ONE item a month.

Saturday, January 23, 2016

LasT NiGhT

Was our first Friday Night Sew In get together... yes it's started again in 2016. 
Wendy hosts us all each month & you can visit Sugarlane Designs  over HeRe.
I worked on my MAZE quilt & managed to measure, cut & sew on all 4 sides of the inside border. I then measured & cut 9 stripes for the final border but I only pinned 1 side onto the quilt before I called it a night. Hopefully I can sew the remaining pieces on before too long.
Thanks Wendy... & FrieNDs for a successful night of sewing together.
If you would like to see what others got up to... just click HeRe.
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Wednesday, January 20, 2016

CTTY

is on again in 2016. Anthea hosts us all each month...so if you make a Xmas item or an item as a Xmas gift... then link up & show us. We LoVe enjoying pretty eye candy.
I needed to machine embroider a few "name tags" for xmas stockings.
Now they are all ready for Xmas 2016.
Some for Me... & some for DD#1
I also made a NeW stocking for GD#1.
Thanks Anthea... over HeRe... for giving us the opportunity.

Visit Anthea & the CTTY link HeRe

Thursday, January 14, 2016

A WiNNeR

This is certainly a CRaZy time of year isn't it.
As much as I try to get up into the cubbyhole...I just never seem to make it.
Of course it doesn't help when a brand new machine... used 3 times... breaks down while I was setting up the display screen. A trip to the dealer is now on my agenda... grrrr... 
Of course the technician is on holidays at present... so my poor girl NiNa... will have to stay there until I return home from holidays in February.
Oh well... at least I have old faithful to keep my stitching itch scratched.

Anyways... this post is to announce the January WiNNeR for FNwF...

No 40...  Cathy from Cathy's Sewing Room.

I selected a Bareroots Pattern...
#59... Little Christmas Stockings.
Now you will have 12 months to have 6 stockings ready for next Christmas.
I'll pop the pattern in the mail tomorrow Cathy.

Saturday, January 9, 2016

SaTurDaY ShoWTiMe

After FNWF last night, where I practised my FMQ again, I had another Blanket of Love finished.
This time I tried "leaves" on 2 of the blocks & "loops" on the other two.
I used a "scrap" panel I had on hand, so a tick goes on my ScRaP busting challenge column. Yeah!
How did YOU go last night.
I have a busy weekend so I probably won't get to visit you all for a few days.
I'll announce January's WiNNeR at the end of the week... so show us what you accomplished.
Thanks for your company last night... I hope you all had FuN too.

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

FNwF

means FriDaY NighT with FRieNDs... woohoo...
Why don't you join me this week for a quiet & productive night in.
You can sew, stitch, knit or crochet... any form of craft you want to choose... just come on over to my place... (cyberwise that is) & let me enjoy your company for a little while.
Then over the weekend if you write a post on your blog... lots of "friends" will come over to your blog to visit & see what you accomplished.
We all LoVe eye candy...

It's very easy to join in... simply add your name OR blog name... then add your URL...blog address...e.g. http//....... blogspot.com
& you are linked up.
Lets all get planning what we'll do on Friday at Friday Night with Friends...

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Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Testing out Nina

Well that's what I like to call her... Original eh?  She is a Bernina B780... originally shown HeRe.
I used a few different blanket type stitches... Then used a hand quilting look-alike stitch... Then onto some FMQ. I traced the flowers on the fabric background & found it fairly easy for the first attempt on this new machine. It's NoT perfect by a  l-o-n-g  way... but it's satisfactory.
So... I give a thumbs up for Nina.... yeah.
And another Blanket of Love goes into the 2016 box...
A tick on the Scrap Busting Challenge column... yeah.
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