Saturday, October 21, 2017

FNSI - October

Yay For Fridays -the end of the week and time for relaxing, unwinding and sewing.

Tonight I crocheted while watching TV - BH&G.  I make crochet or knitted squares to give to a friend who makes them into blankets for the needy.  I find this a good thing to do in the car during the short trip to work - or on  a longer trip - and also when my head is just too overloaded to do some stitching.  I used to only knit them, but the crocheted one grow so much faster and are easier to carry around (since the crochet hook is a lot smaller than the needles).


After BH&G was finished I continued on with another project. 
I bought a new sewing machine in August - it also does machine embroidery - so to make sure I get the most out of the machine I signed up for 3 classes - we had to make a quilt and then quilt it.  The pattern was chosen for us - its quite a dense pattern and probably not one I would have chosen - but it has been a great learning tool - I seriously need to work on placement and lining up the patterns - but I did intend this to be a sampler and it will probably be donated to an aged care home or similar.

I still have a lot more blocks to stitch - 11 minutes per block (and I cannot count how many bobbins of thread!!!) - so I read or trace patterns or hand stitch while its happening.

Thanks to Wendy for rounding us up again - although I probably would have done some sewing without FNSI - it makes me get back to my blog - I have some serious catching up to do!

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12 comments:

  1. Nice to enjoy crocheting while watching TV.
    Your quilting looks great.

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  2. That's beautiful quilting Susan! So glad you are making the most of your new machine... xx

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  3. Enjoy your new machine. I have the same arrangement with a friend - I knit squares and she sews them up for Wrap with Love. Something to do in front of tv of a night. I usually manage to get 2/3 per week done.

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  4. Oh Wow Your quilting looks amazing
    Nice crochet too

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  5. Nice to have a go to....relaxing project. Wow your quilting is great....enjoy your new sewing friend xx

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  6. Gorgeous quilting. The crochet looks great. Hugs,xx

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  7. Beautiful quilting , enjoy your crocheting:)

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  8. lovely to have some crochet to do... your quilting looks wonderful....
    Hugz

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  9. The patterns are dense but quite lovely! How nice that you can do that on your machine if you want to.

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  10. New sewing machines are such a challenge to learn but I'm sure you'll be a pro really fast. Looks good so far!

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  11. A lovely idea to crochet and knit squares to donate. The quilt is looking stunning - such brilliant patterns x

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