Saturday, 19 March 2011

Friday Night Sew In!

Have to say Friday didn't go quite as I expected.

I'd imagined a lovely quiet day getting my project ready for the Sew In.  Well that day turned out to be a fantasy if ever there was one.  I won't bore you with all the details.  Lets just say yesterday was Frantic Friday for me.   I'm sure you've all had one of those days when everyone and their aunt wants a piece of you and they want it immediately.

I did manage to make it to the 'club' a little late but still standing.   Here's what I started.....


I saw this bag made up on display at the Birmingham International Quilt Festival last year.  Have to say that Monkey Buttons stand was always crowded.   It was really tough to choose which bag pattern to buy there were so many nice ones.  So... true to form.... I bought three!

Anyway..... this is how far I managed to get with it last night.....


I pieced all of the blocks for the back of the bag.  I still have to piece the three long rows together though.  I'm going to do that as soon as I stop talking to you.  I'm going to applique the stem and flowers onto the bag flap too..... if all stays calm here.

Tilly had been away for the day yesterday but she did get back here in time to join in.  She's stitching Leanne's  'Stitchers Keeper' and in totally Tilly fashion..... she's doing her own thing.  Take a look...


It's looking fab!!   I'm hoping she'll get the stitching finished before she leaves for home tomorrow so I can get a pic for you.

FNSI certainly cheered up an otherwise dour (miserable) Friday.  It really was lovely to imagine everyone in the group doing their own thing at the same time.... give or take a time zone or too! 

I'm already looking forward to the next one.   If you haven't already joined in... why don't you.  It really is fun.  The button is on the sidebar....just one click is all it takes.

OK... I'd better get going.   I'm wanted for something......


Licky Lou is giving me the evil eye and if this was video you'd be able to see Baggie tapping his paw!  Must be lunchtime!

Till next time....

Josie  X

2 comments:

Charlie and Wendy said...

That bag looks a gorgeous pattern! And I love your cats. I am very tempted to do the next FNSI.

Tonya said...

Ha! I do believe that I have gotten that exact same look from my cats a time or two!!! Your stitchery is looking great!