Saturday, 4 May 2013

Thank goodness for FNWF!

If ever I needed a good sewing session in the company of friends it was last night.   I know I've just had a week of sewing fun and frolics and I am so grateful for that .... but.... I've had a bad case of post retreat blues this week.    Chris... Sally and Kitty have all been feeling the same way.  Guess that's what happens when you have too good a time.   Turns out fun is exhausting... who'd have thought! :o)

FNWF got me sewing again......


I sewed together all 26 rows of the Pom Pom de Paris freebie quilt.    It really has been a nice quilt to sew... once you get over the headache of laying it out.    I made sure I kept my rows organised....


it might look like a jumble but all the rows were labelled with the letters of the alphabet which helped make the sewing session a very relaxing one.

Of course a lot of sewing meant a lot of.......


the dreaded pressing!       Am I the only one who has to concentrate hard on pressing not ironing?   I use steam.... so much steam that my glasses fog up and I'm ironing pressing blind.  Overall I think I made a pretty good job of it. 

Job done.....


I have to say It's taking me a while to get to like this quilt.  I love the pattern.  As for the fabric....with hindsight I think it would have been better suited to a different pattern.   Maybe I just can't love Spam pink and Custard yellow!   Too late now!  

I didn't stop there.......


 I cut the strips for all three borders.    I did intend to carry on and attach them but hunger got the better of me.   So I chose to end my evening with a nice meal.... some vino and an e.mail catch up session.  I'm still not up to date with that but I'm trying hard.

So..... now you know what I got up to on my Friday Night With Friends.    Hope all you girls who joined in are happy with the progress you made.   I'm ecstatic!

If you didn't join in the sew in why not pop over to visit Cheryll   (who coordinates FNWF) and follow the links to find out what everyone got up to last night.   You might just be tempted to join in next month.....;o)

Went to Kirkcudbright this morning to take Licky Lou to the vet and thought you might like to see a couple of snaps I took .....


the whole fleet of Scallop Dredgers were moored in town today... 


how about that.... our very own castle!


Small boat moorings further down the river.  Ok that's enough.   I don't want you thinking I'm being paid by the tourist board.

OK...   I'd better get going.   I'm hungry again!!  

Hope you are all having a fantastic weekend.....   I'm decorating the bathroom tomorrow... enough said!

See ya soon
Hugs
Josie

21 comments:

Shirley said...

I think you will like it more when you have put the borders on. Looks mighty fine to me. Kircudbright looks like a nice place to be. I have been to Exeter today as we sat out having a cup of tea a buzzard dropped out of the sky and landed with a thud a few feet away?!! Good luck with the decorating.

Susan said...

I think Shirley's right about the borders. They will bring it all together. Great pics, I would love to see your town.

Brenda said...

Oh wow! You did get a lot done. And what a beautiful place you live! I think I need to put Scotland on my bucket list. I own a Scottish Terrier and my hubs used to work with a man from Scotland who helped us pick out some Scottish words to name her. Her name is Ladybug Nairn of Braemar. We usually just call her Bug. I was just going to name her Ladybug and the kennel I bought her from said that was just not regale for her linage. What do I know, never had a Pedigreed dog before. And she far from acts regale. Thanks for coming by my blog and for becoming my newest follower. I am going to follow you in return!

Jeanette said...

Kirkbright looks very lovely. Love the colours in your quilt top.Hugs,xx

Fiona said...

I love your local shots... of course I then went on google to find where you actually are!!!
The quilt is pretty and I think all that spam pink and custard yellow will come together with the borders....
Glasses are a pain the way they fog up... I keep thinking I am losing my sight!!!
Hugz

Cath said...

I am impressed by how much you got done on Friday night and it looks great. Following the theme....borders will make all the difference. Love your town!
Cath @ Bits 'n Bobs

marina said...

I think your top looks lovely hope you don't get put off finishing it...
You live in such a lovely part of the world.

shez said...

boy you sure have been busy and thirsty and hungry and thankyou for the tour,such a pretty place and love the pic of the castle,i will leave you to go back to your food and drink and sewing,lol,have a great day my friend.xx

Sue B said...

I like the look of the colours in the quilt, try and think of the spam pink as piglet pink or something cuter than spam. I do love your local photo shots especially that gorgeous castle.

Charlie and Wendy said...

Your quilt is beautiful, love the pattern. And the scenery of your town is gorgeous, looks so different to NZ!!

Maria said...

I really like you top Josie..
thank you sew much for showing us your beautiful pictures....

Quilting Chemist (Danette) said...

Thanks for sharing pictures and I agree your quilt top is gorgeous and think piglet pink not spam!

Wendy said...

Your quilt is lovely...and I love the pattern that you used...I have a couple jellyrolls and a layer cake of this fabric left with yardage....I really need to use it up...maybe inspiration will come after seeing your quilt.:)

FloS said...

Your top is superb !! you have done a great job last Friday !
Scotland views are beautiful !
Florence

Samplings from Spring Creek said...

Glad to learn there is someone else who fogs her glasses when she is pressing/steaming.

Your quilt is going to be beautiful!

Mistea said...

That was a lot of work with friends. I was the one sitting in the corner with my book for most of the evening just admiring everybody elses work.
Gorgeous quilt in the making. Strawberries and custard is delicious.

Tatkis said...

The quilt top looks great!
Thank you for sharing these wonderful photos of your walk!

Hugs,
Tatyana

sunny said...

Your live in a beautiful area. I really think you'll like the spam and custard once it's quilted and bound. If not, feel free to send it to me! Very nice blog - I'm a new follower.

Anthea said...

Oh I thought it was YOUR house Josie!! LOL
Great sewing, love your colour descriptions, spam pink sounds just... um... wince-worthy... x

Lynda said...

I think your quilt is looking wonderful. Such beautiful countryside and scenery.

Jan said...

Fabulous work! I really love the fabrics-devine