Monday, 25 July 2016

Friday night sew in

Last Friday I spent a few hours going through some old patchwork magazines with a friend and 'almost' finished a little project from Anni Downs' latest book.

The Sewing Day Case is so sweet and perfect for my scraps. I started the stitching as soon as I got back from the Sydney show and I've been putting it together very slowly.

Here's the book and pattern...

Here's the progress so far...

stitching and fabric choices complete

almost there...

I need to finish the ends and sew on a clip...I wonder how long that will take me!

Thanks for a good night...

Sunday, 3 July 2016


After a couple of inspiring days at the Sydney show I've been trying to do a little something every night, so FNwF was a perfect opportunity to do finish some of my UFOs. I seem to 'almost finish' a project and then put it away. Well, on Friday night I pulled out two table runners that were 'almost finished'...I just had to finish the binding!. So while hubby watched my son play soccer from a wind blown hill late Friday night, I sat in front of the fire and completed two projects - one for Christmas and one for my mum.

This christmas runner is one of Annie Downs' beauties - lots of simple stitching to keep me happy.

I made this one with the help of a friend.

The tops of these table runners were neglected for ages until I decided I couldn't put the quilting off any longer (not my favourite part of the project), and then it sat unloved until Friday. So happy they are finished...I delivered mum's today and she loved it.

Thanks for the virtual night sew in!