Saturday, February 8, 2014

FAwF............

..........  LOL, no I am not swearing
FAwF stands for Friday Arvo with Friends :)  it is supposed to be FNwF (Friday Night with Friends), but I usually start early

Friday was a busy day, with Mr Fixit being home we organised for a quote on Solar panels (we have two more coming on Monday) - hopefully we will be able to wade through the information and make a good decision [Mr Fixit started working life as an Electrician, before he became an Electronic Engineer, so at least he will understand all the techno-babble :)]
Once our quote was finished, we were able to knuckle down and have some 'me' time - Mr Fixit finally getting to watch a few shows he has recorded, and me getting to do some more sewing -- win, win in my book :)
I completed the first block for the Globetrotting BOM with Pat Sloan - Washington DC block.  I had spent the last two weeks of January sorting through my stash and labouring over my colour selections - once I was happy with them, I set about cutting for the first two blocks.   I made up the HSTs last weekend, and that is where I had to stop as normal routines interfered with my sewing time :(

Globetrotting BOM - Block #1
First stages

Globetrotting BOM - Block #1
a few mis-alignments, but I am happy with it ............. I think ...........  not completely confident on the border fabric :(

Globetrotting BOM - Block #1
auditioning a different border fabric .......... yes/no, maybe ?

Globetrotting BOM - Block #1
auditioning a lighter fabric ......... yes/no maybe ?

must be off, the Dishwasher has decided to stop working, so I have to go and wash my dishes by hand :(
Hope Mr Fixit can live up to his name and fix it ;)

Thank you for visiting my blog today - I hope you have a good day.
Remember, any day doing something you love makes it a good day ;-)

Doing what you like is freedom. Liking what you do is happiness.

17 comments:

  1. You have both been very busy sew nice to both have some me time.
    Your block looks great and I like the lighter border..
    Hmm only your dish washer is broken , we have lost power since 6.30 pm and still not back on...
    Thankfully for our generator for some limited power.

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  2. Mr fix-it better live up to his name...lol... or else make him do dishes...lol!
    Thanks for joining in last night... love the large block...looks great either way... :)

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  3. I love your block. It looks very dramatic. The border does seem to be a bit tricky. Would it look any good if you used the same fabric that is in those big side triangles - the dark floral one. The different borders seem to cut it off a bit. Or maybe a very dark fabric like the background in the dark floral.
    valspierssews

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  4. Lovely block. Hope you can get your dishwasher fixed. Hugs.......

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  5. That's a very effective block.... Was fun stitching with you

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  6. I hope the dishwasher issue gets sorted out soon Cathy, what a pest...
    Well I am terrible with colours, but I quite like the original border, I am sure you will make a happy choice in the end

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  7. It looks lovely. I liked the first border it can be hard choosing that last fabric.

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  8. WOW! that block is looking great. Lovely colours as well.

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  9. Love this block. it looks quite challenging but you have mastered it.

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  10. Lovely block Cathy... it doesn't look like an easy one! I'm a dark fabric border kind of girl... but that's just me! Visiting from FNWF... so much fun to see what quilters/crafters all over the world are keeping themselves busy with!!!

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  11. Beautiful sewing Cathy, Your block is amazing.

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  12. Beautiful block Cathy, love the fabric you chose. I like the original border.

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  13. Nice block, so pretty! I prefer the original border but you must follow your heart....xx debbie

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  14. Gorgeous block. Very striking. Hugs,xx

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  15. FAwF sounds good to me, love your block.

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  16. Love your block too....good idea to start in the afternoon! Grab any time you can I reckon!!! :-)

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