Sunday, 19 February 2012

FNSI what FNSI?

For me..... it never happened!!


I did sign up in good time and I'd even picked out a project and fabric.  For once I was ahead of the game.  Here's what I was going to do....


I planned to start the one with the applique vase in the centre.   It's a Lori Smith design that I think is really cute.   All the quilts on this pattern finish at 12" square.    I love the idea of quilts in a frame.... mounted just like 'real' art.  

So... what went wrong!

My shoulder started hurting again and my neck stiffened in sympathy!  Friday... I looked like a hybrid cross of the Bride of Frankenstein and Queen Victoria......  stiff as a board and not at all amused!   I did manage to do the regular grocery run but by the time I got home.... cold and wet....  I was capable of nothing but grumping.   And that I did....all day and to Olympic Gold Medal Standard.

On the 'up' side.... I did get time to sit and browse through this.....


It's full of cute stitcheries and lovely little projects.    Of course all the instructions are in French (like the magazine in my last post) but like I said before... who cares!   Where there's a will.... there's a way. 

I haven't been lazy all weekend.    I did manage to stitch one or two stems on my Vignette Flower border until I realised I was on a hiding to nothing and gave up.   So I tried tidying up in here.....


not a bad effort at all.... for a one armed woman.   It hasn't looked so clean in months.   After that I caught up with a bit of 'clerical' work i.e.  I sorted out patterns and magazines etc.   It's good to feel organised... for a change.

So... that's that!     All I can do is say 'sorry' to you if you've popped in to see what I did for FNSI.   I'll do better next time.... promise.

OK.... I'm heading back to my reliner for a drugged up (painkillers) night in front of the TV. 

Hope you all are full of beans and having fun....

See ya soon
Hugs
Josie



8 comments:

marina said...

those 12 inch blocks look very tempting.Shame about your shoulder. Pity you didn't become the Queen in Alice in Wonderland you could have screamed 'off with his head' instead.
Your tidied room looks so spic and span and with the feline seal of approval too.

Cath said...

Josie, even in pain you are hilarious. I am ashamed to say I had quite a giggle at your expense! But I do hope you feel better soon and manage to start on that adorable project.

Sharon - Lilabelle Lane said...

Oh I do hope you are pain free soon as I can hear that new project calling your name from here :o)

shez said...

lol,amusing post as always Josie,i do hope you are pain free soon,nothing worse,take care.xx

Grethe said...

Oh,sorry to be hearing that! Good luck with lots of pain killers. Love your sewingroom:-)

Charlie and Wendy said...

Poor you, I hope you are back to normal now. The new projects look beautiful and I love the cat photos. Take care, hugs Wendy.

Raewyn said...

Love the project you picked out to do--- you'll be organised for next FNSI now. Hope you're back up to speed again by now and not messing up that sewing room too much.... :-)

Sinta Renee said...

I have been pouring over the past posts on your blog... I have enjoyed all of your projects so much! Thanks for the inspiration... I am a new follower now!