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Saturday, October 17, 2020

FNSI October


I linked up with Wendy from Sugarlane Quilts and others for our October cyber sew in.

I worked on my Nature's Journey applique blocks and embroidered the blanket stitch on to them.

Only a few more to go until they are all finished. A few hearts were managed also before bed.......
Thanks Wendy for gathering us together again. 
October in my corner of the world means there are usually patches of purple everywhere.  Jacaranda trees are in flower.
Mine is about 47 years old and very bendy and unruly .....I love seeing it from my sewing room window.

Such a gorgeous colour!
Eldest granddaughter has been watching for 2 of the Hippeastrums to unfurl their flowers too this week.....finally!

These pretties came home with me after my weekly venture to gather food.....I just can't walk past pink carnations.
Well I wish you all a lovely weekend. 
Namaste and blessings Michelle xxx


  1. loving your little hearts and your nature's journey blocks are so pretty.
    Beautiful Jacaranda flowers. I think they were in flower when we visited Brisbane and they were stunning!
    Love hippeastrums.... such a big name for such a big out there flower lol

  2. Gotta love Jacarandas - and the others...but Jacarandas are nearly at the top of my list.
    The blanket stitch is progressing . . .

  3. Jacaranda flowers are just stunning. Good progress with your pretty hearts and Nature's journey blocks.

  4. Once again beautiful work. Your jacaranda looks gorgeous. My Hippies are out too so magnificent. I saw on your sewing room a little Shadow box for your tin collection. Hope you don't mind me copying your idea...have so many little tins. I'm sure Rob could do that for to find a spare space on my sewing room wall..hehe

  5. lovely blocks... both NJ and the hearts... I do love the Jacaranda's too... we are always a bit behind you and the trees are just starting... our one at the back looks like it has quite a lot of flowers which will be a first.. it has been miserable since we moved here....

  6. Jacarandas are beautiful.....not in bloom here yet, but it won't be long! Your stitching is very pretty, love those hearts.

  7. More lovely blocks Michelle, and pretty hearts. I love the colour of that tree. xx

  8. Pretty blocks, Michelle.
    Love the jacaranda tree, it must a fantastic sight!

  9. I love Jacarandas.. Such a stunning tree.
    Two pretty Hippies in the garden. Lovely bunch of carnations came home with you.
    Nice NJ blocks,have you got many more to do ??
    Cute hearts too.

  10. Your quilt blocks and your flowers are beautiful . . . enjoy your warm days. I have a list of winterizing jobs to do today . . . we have already had frost.

  11. productive Friday evening, nice blocks Michelle

  12. Doing great on your nature's journey blocks.....
    Jacarandas are my favourite so pretty....I've had a couple of flowers on the ground.... Just getting ready to burst.....

  13. Beautiful blocks Michelle, the flowers are gorgeous.

  14. Your blocks AND flowers are gorgeous...xox

  15. Loving your applique projects and your gorgeous flowers. Nothing better than a vase of flowers to make us smile.

  16. All your stitching is progressing well. Love seeing your jacaranda. I miss the one we had at our previous home and finally bit the bullet and bought one for here. I will toughen it up in a pot for a year and then plant it out. So I still need to be patient.

  17. I love your applique blocks. Are you hand sewing them? The flowers are beautiful too.

  18. hi Michelle wow I love all your beautiful work. You are always so productive,well done. Oh I love the pretty purple flowers on the jacaranda trees and your flowers are so pretty,Thankyou for sharing them with us ,Naste and blessings my friend xx

  19. It looks like you had a productive FNSI Michelle. I'm looking forward to seeing your Nature's Journey quilt. WE have a very straggly Jacaranda - I look forward to the day when it is big and proud like your one!


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