Wednesday, 5 August 2015

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For Friday Night With Friends!  

If you haven't signed up for a sew in before then you don't know what you're missing.  Who wouldn't like a whole evening (or day if you're lucky)  stitching along with loads of like minded gals from all over the world.   Guys are welcome too and I know there are some of you out there who love to play with fabric as much as we girls do.

Here's your big chance! It just so happens that it's  FNWF  at Cheryll's  place this coming Friday.  So... what are you waiting for......


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Dress is optional.... no one is looking!   Hope to see you there.....:o)

Right.... now for what I've been up too since I was last here.

First.... I worked like a demented beaver to complete this in time for the end of July deadline.....

but did I succeed......
Can't you go any faster mum!

I'm afraid not.   Despite Tiggys best efforts to speed me up I was a day late..... again!     Better late than never though so here it is.....  the centre block of my Natures Journey.


You can check out how everyone else's NJ is coming along HERE.

And there's more.....

I took a notion to work on this ......


Finished the knot garden and made the border blocks.   Then....


I stitched the flower beds and bird house and put together the complete 6th Block....


Bet you can guess what I did next......


I stitched block 6 to 4 and 5 then joined the two rows together.  Phew!   Only (!)  three more blocks to go.    I'm getting really excited now that I can almost smell the finish line. 

That's all the sewing news for now folks.   

On the home front..... the shed is almost finished...


Here it is being modelled by the not so sartorially elegant Mac.   I must say he put on a clean bib and brace for his photo shoot.   If you care to enlarge him you'll see he's got on a bow tie too.  Fortunately one that doesn't spin or he'd have insisted on a video!       Hummm.... methinks when he ordered the shed he opted for the 'Hobbit' version! 

Trust me.... it's bigger than it looks.

What else.....

My eyes are much...much better (the woolly ointment works a treat).  

I'm on a diet..... again! 

It's raining..... again!

And that's about it.    Life is so exciting here.   Just ask Maisie.....

Zzzzzzz  Zzzzzzzz


OK......I'll be back at the weekend to show you what I sewed for FNWF..... think I might work on some Stonefields blocks.   It's been a while since they saw the light of day.

Don't forget to sign up  (go on...you know you want to)  :o) 

Till we meet again
Have fun and be happy....
Hugs
Josie  xxx

19 comments:

gracie said...

Wonderful projects

audrey said...

Your Natures Journey is just incredible! Love the mix of prints you're using in this one. I can't seem to get much quilting done most Friday nights so that linkup is out for me. My family sort of takes over my 'schedule'.:)

Shirley said...

I do love your positive and hilarious outlook on life and its mysteries. Your Natures Journey is looking fabulous along with everything else. You are making much more progress with your Stonefields than I am. Need to pull my socks up.x

Susan said...

I will be joining you on Friday. Love your nj, very nice fabric choices. I forgot how much I liked the garden quilt, your blocks are lovely.

Ondrea said...

Oh my! you should be very happy with all you have done. I love that block! it is looking beautiful as it comes together. Lovely fabrics there. I spy a couple of mine in there, some 1800s repros. Well done girl!

margaret said...

what a joy natures journey is and you must be enjoying the journey as you do it. Re the shed I could do with one of those, had a plastic one hat got destroyed in the wind so have lawn mover and all garden stuff in the house

kiwikid said...

Your Stonefields is AMAZING!!! Wow!! when you put all the blocks together it really makes you feel like a finished quilt top is just around the corner!! Well done! Good to hear your eye is better...just in time for Friday night! Sensational timing! The shed looks great...how wonderful Mac put on a bow tie for his photo shoot!! Lol! Your cats look so contented!! See you Friday night!

marina said...

love your natures journey block! one day late doesn't count at all, it looks gorgeous and its so wonderful to see your progress on your other applique project.
Your applique is so beautiful well done!!
well done to Mac too, a man and his shed....
looking forward to seeing your stonefields progress
happy sewing

Susan said...

Hope you've got the groceries organised this time around too. I'll see you at th3e party!! so to speak.

Tania said...

Lovely sewing, lovely shed building too lol... Looking forward to 'seeing' you Friday night!

Gina Smith said...

I must admit that having seen quite a few Nature's Journey blocks and I haven't been that impressed but I love how all yours looks together as the quilt.
I'm glad your eyes are improving and good luck for the diet. I've just claimed one of the hubby's sheds for myself. He's not that happy about it xxx

Flickenstichlerin said...

Wonderful applique work on the Nature's Journey center block and the garden project. Lovely color and fabric combinations.
Greetings,
Sylvia

Helen said...

Wow everything looks gorgeous I especially love your Garden Blocks Josie !!

LesQuilts said...

I am going to come along too! Will get organized! Thanks, see you then, Leslie

Radka said...

I love the way your quilt is coming together.
I'll see you Friday night, looking forward to the apricot slice :-) Ahhh, but you are on the diet.. ;-) Just as well it is only a virtual one!
xx

Chookyblue...... said...

NJ's looking great and wow your other quit sure is coming together well.......

FloS said...

Great progresses Josie !!
I wish it could rain here… it is so hot… never see that during so long….
Florence

Rebecca in AK said...

Your Natures Journey and other quilt top are really comming along. Beautiful job on the applique! So glad to hear your eyes are improving! Glad Mac is keeping busy.

Raewyn said...

One word - GORGEOUS!!!