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Saturday, November 21, 2015

FNSI and More Coffee!

I got  a bit of a late start over at Wendy's last night. I had a day of toddler wrangling and was a bit weary after all our fun. It was also very warm here yesterday.
However after a cool salad for dinner and maybe an even cooler icecream I was set to get a-stitchin' with you all. I cut out all 9 of my backgrounds for "Blessings" 20 1/2 inches each. I then set to and removed all the papers on my first ring and tacked everything in place. I managed to get the inner circle appliqued down and a little way around the curves....very time consuming but I have to say I am loving just happily appliquing away. Now the centre looks a bit blousy but trust me it all fits nicely.....I checked AND checked!
Before I had the backgrounds cut I had basted the star blades that I have decided to go with in the centre...I think they will look ok. Instead of two fabrics in one blade I have alternated the blade fabrics.
Only leaves and LOTS of dots to go....
I hope everyone enjoyed their FNSI. I will be off to visit over the weekend.Thank you Wendy for having us at your place again x
Now I did say I was off on Thursday to meet a lovely friend of mine Trish who has the loveliest blog by the way called Red Cardinal We have been friends for many years and we do try and catch up when we can. I popped over to Trish's side of town to a very nice cafe.
We both decided on the Heritage Carrot, Walnut and Blueberry Bread with Peach, Lemon and Verbena jam.....oh my! Delicious!
After a verrrry looong chat...well you have to make sure you cover everything, we opted for a wander in the garden....
A photo or two...Trish...
and yours truly...
The Cafe is a lovely garden and  part of a plant nursery complex...veggie patches, native plants, exotics, cacti...just lovely! I of course bought some more poor victims home.
I will plant them out after our current hot spell eases up.
My lovely friend also gave me a beautiful addition to my Christmas ornament collection. We both  are lovers of feathery friends. This is so exquisite...I love it! I can't wait to hang it on my Christmas tree this year.
It is a blessing to have friends that you can embrace, plonk yourselves down and pick up where you left off. Thanks for a lovely time Trish.
I must away as unfortunately we cannot live on air....a spot of gathering is required. Another bit of a "Hottie" is expected so keeping cool will be high on the agenda.

Enjoy your weekend.
Namaste and Blessings,
Michelle xxx


  1. You have had a very busy week with lots of fun happenings. Love the blessings quilt and your petunia pilfer is every bit as good as your others. Love it. DD 2 did say she was off to the Gold Coast yesterday yo soak up the sunshine. Very wet here at the moment.

  2. Your applique block is looking so lovely. Gee, you got a lot done last night. You ard a bit of a gad-about girl! Good to see you having fun. Looks like a shopping bag in your hand? Have a fantastic blessed weekend.

  3. lovely sewing going on there Michelle. It is a bit distressing to hear my family and friends are having to deal with such awful heat....I myself am enjoying cold toes and wondering whether I should put on a cardi or not, here in Tasmania....and loving that choice!

  4. Such lovely pics garden pics Michelle...Your new block is gorgeous! love the colours!

  5. You do visit interesting places Michelle. It sure looks lovely. Loving the Blessings block. Hugs, xx

  6. love your new block and you found another lovely place to visit... more hot today so keep cool!

  7. Looking forward to seeing the end result of your block. It is always nice to catch up with old friends.

  8. Another beautiful garden and delicious cake! I like the way your block is looking with the star in the middle. Enjoy your weekend. xx

  9. OH, your appliqué is lovely, just makes me want to start a new project myself!

  10. Hi Michelle,oh I am loving your blessing blocks and what a beautiful garden xx

  11. Love the sound of that bread...the blocks are lovely and I'm sure they are not blousy at all.

  12. Dear Michelle,
    what a lovely post and story, love your progess on Blessings, wonderful project.

  13. Your block is looking beautiful.....lovely garden at the place you met. ..isn't it wonderful to have friends like that, where you just continue where you left off...good luck with the plants.

  14. Hi Michelle, so happy to hear from you! Love this post...of course, I've always enjoyed your stitching. Take very good care.

  15. cant wait to see that Blessings quilt finished Michelle....loving watching every step of the way. Yes, catching up with bloggy friends is magical....just love it! Makes the dreary times of life all worthwhile!
    xox hugs :o)

  16. Another lovely block..
    Sew nice to catch with up blogging friends....

  17. Wow, Blessings is a wonderful quilt. I asked Google for a picture.
    I like your romantic fabric choice.

    Greetings from Germany

  18. A lovely post Michelle. Glad you are enjoying your Blessings :-) It's always great to catch up with friends and put the world to rights with a good coffee and food.


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