Sunday, 18 February 2018

FNSI February 2018

After completing my lovely cross-stitch the Thursday night, I was spoilt for choice for what to do for FNSI. I decided to pick a project that has a definite deadline - a baby quilt!

Last Sunday, I spent some time at my friend Jo's working on cutting out material. I have discovered that Jo cuts out far quicker than I do, so will be persuading her to help me cut out all my material in future! The material I am using is mainly from the Doodle Days collection. The green was a random FQ that works very well with the set.

We cut out 5inch squares, and worked out the layout of the quilt.

Skip to Friday.
After successfully clearing a LOT of lint out of my machine, and changing the needle; I sat down to sew the quilt top. (I'm quite proud that the whole thing still works!)

5 episodes of Grey's Anatomy later, I have a finished quilt top! I did forget to get a proper picture of it, but you get the idea.

I now have to wait for the batting/wadding to arrive - as always, I did not get it in advance and can't find any that suits in local shops.

How was everyone else's Friday night? Hop on over to Wendy's to see who else signed up, and what they have been up to.

Friday, 16 February 2018

Finally Finished!!!

At about 12.30am last night, I took out my centre line guide for Beauty and the Beast. It is now DONE!

(Apologies about the shadow - I took it in my window in some gorgeous sunshine to get all the colours nicely)

I've had this going for just over 4 years. Not solidly as I get distracted, but still! So, so pleased with it. I even managed to french knot, which I'm very proud of.

Now this has been finished, I'm not 100% sure what I'm going to do for FNSI (just because I have so many projects I have ignored for the past couple of months so I can get this finished! - spoilt for choice!)

Monday, 12 February 2018

A Different Kind of Crafting

The past few weekends we have been very busy crafting furniture. Not from scratch, I hasten to add, but following some instructions and with all the pieces provided. We also spent a bit of time at the skip getting rid of all the cardboard that came along with it! (Picture is just of some of the furniture boxes)

We now have a reading chair for the bedroom...

...a desk (which Darren got set up with his podcast stuff as soon as we'd finished it)...

...a spare bed, which pulls out into a double bed...

...and 3 bookcases. It's amazing having all our books out. Felt settled here before, but now it feels perfect! (bookcase picture was taken before it was completely full. And not all shelves in view)

And all set up in time for half term!

Tuesday, 6 February 2018

FnwF February 2018 - A Lot of Outlining!

Although the start of February passed me by, and I forgot to sign up, I did manage to join in with Cheryl's FnwF. Follow the link to find who did sign up and what they got up to!

You may have guessed it, but I spent Friday evening working on the outlining for Beauty and the Beast. I got the second of 4 pages done, and moved on to the third.

On Monday, I found a picture from a year ago courtesy of Facebook. It's the bottom left corner of the cross-stitch, and there's quite a lot of green but not much else. 

I reckon I managed to do about half the stitching in a year. There is hope the other 4 won't take 4 years each!!! But this finish is edging tantalisingly closer (just some outlining and so many french knots to do!)

I hope you all had a lovely FnwF.

And Continuing the Rainbow Theme...

One of my best friends is expecting a baby, which means only one thing - time for a baby quilt! This one was easy to pick fabric for - I h...