Friday, 7 March 2014

FNWF & A Little Catch Up

What a crazy couple of weeks this has been. So much going on that I don't know where to start, so let's start with FNWF (Friday Night With Friends). My dear hubby is in hospital tonight after a knee operation so I took the opportunity to spend time in my sewing room for the evening. I had half completed the February block of the month for the WAQA Community Quilts program (hover your mouse over the 'Activities' menu to find the pattern) and really wanted to finish it. This is where I started from tonight...

A few (scary) cuts later and I have the makings of a Disappearing Windmill Churndash Block. Depending on which way you turn the fabric squares you end up with either a light or dark Churn Dash with the pinwheel in the centre. Cool huh?

I will be stitching the block together before I go to bed tonight - think I'll make it a light one as it seems to stand out more from the background. Thanks very much to Cheryl for once again hosting this wonderful online get-together. If you would like to see what everyone else has been doing you can take a look on Cheryl's blog, Gone Stitchin'.

Other things that have been happening in the whirlwind of my life...I have cut out and fused the froggy images to go with the cute phrase I was stitching for FNSI last month (see my previous post here). Now I just have to work out how to machine applique them in monofilament thread. This will be a challenge as I have only ever done hand applique.

I also turned my sample from the exercises in the Quilter's Academy book into a cushion for my Grandmother by adding a blue border and backing. Unfortunately my measurements didn't work out quite right (I swear I still have baby brain!) so the border is not as wide as I wanted it to be. She was very happy with it though. You can see the sample on my previous post here.

Earlier this week I also made a cake for my nephew's first birthday party which we were lucky enough to have at our place, especially since my sister and her family live in Broome. He seemed to like it but my waistline is not so sure.

And last night we were very proud to attend our eldest daughter's first photo exhibition. It was part of a larger showcase of new/budding talent put on by an organisation called RAW. She did an amazing job and her photos were fantastic. Unfortunately my photo doesn't do her display justice. If you're interested you can see some close ups of her photos on the RAW website here.

So, now to finish up my block and try to get a little sleep before daughter no. 2 wakes me up in the early hours. I hope you have all had a very creative evening and look forward to seeing what you've been up to.



Michelle Ridgway said...

Lovely post Tracy! I wish your Hubby a speedy recovery. You did a wonderful job on your projects. Congratulations to your very clever DD.

Maria said...

My goodness, what a busy person you are, Tracy! Those frogs are so cute! Love those churn dash blocks too. What a magnificent cake and it's so colourful; you are so clever and I bet Master 1 squealed with delight when he saw it! Lol

Barb said...

Lovely blocks Tracy!!
Hope you're Hubby feels better soon!
Barb :)