Saturday, September 20, 2014

FNSI - show and tell

Next FNSI - 17th October 2014I missed FNSI last month, and was really looking forward to sewing with my friends this month :)

Just in case you don't know ............... FNSI (Friday Night Sew In) is a virtual sewing get together currently being hosted by Wendy   It is held on the 3rd Friday of each month.  It is a wonderful opportunity to set aside some sewing time and then share your results via blog land :)

My Executor duties seem to have slowed down for the moment, so it was really nice to be able to do some creative stuff.  I posted the other day about my cheery sewing for the 12" mini quilt swap, and after a bit of a tidy up and much needed clean, I was ready to go again.
My old Boss in the Jeans Factory would be ashamed of me!
Here is my sewing room at the moment - it is always a work in progress as I find better/easier ways to do things.  I was gifted a Horn sewing machine cabinet from a family friend and I am using it as a return next to my sewing machine.  The bonus is that I can extend the top and use it to support any larger items like quilts :)

this is from just inside the doorway
It also serves as a better place to put my quilt rack - in front of the fabric cupboard was not a good place
this is from the other direction
Here is what I worked on for FNSI - well a tease photo at least :)
This is a Star & Pinwheel block for KerryB
my September partner for the Christmas Block Swap

I was also like to catch up on some pics for other swaps too :)
FQ swap from Leonie for July
August FQ Birthday Club for Deb
Here are the GORGEOUS purple 9 patches that Kerry from QBSA sent me  - Thank you so much Kerry :)

purple 9 patches from Kerry

They will be cut up and placed on this quilt to finish it off!

Here are the lovely rainbow starflower blocks from Ank for July QBSA 

Well that's it for me - I'm off to see what the other FNSIers have been doing :)

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

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


  1. Looking good.I think I might give my machine a bit of a clean before sewing next time, too. It is easy to forget to do it. I can't believe how much lint builds up in the bobbin area.

  2. Hi Cathy - the star pinwheel block is lovely, great colours... and the purple blocks are super too... well done on using the Horn cabinet to such a good advantage. I have my MILs Horn cabinet & sewing machine in storage, but I really should do something to 'honour it'

  3. Lots of inspiration happening in your sewing room and I love all your purple blocks.
    Clever peak on the lovely star and pinwheel block.

  4. You have been busy. Your machine is in much need of some TLC

  5. I agree with Jo. Your poor machine did need some love....
    Lots of nice blocks there Cathy.

  6. Your sewing space looks wonderful! Love the idea of a quilt stand in there too! :)


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