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Saturday, June 3, 2017

FNWF and CHOOKSHED STITCHING

I was lucky enough to have a day to please myself yesterday so I guess I had a 'Friday' rather than a Friday night with friends. CHERYLL left the key under the mat for us again, so we could still have our virtual stitch-a-long.
I started cutting out 2 1/2 inch squares for my Country at Heart Alphabet blocks.
Got almost half done....Because of my neck I can't rotary cut for too long. I then took my trusty scissors and dove into my stash to chomp some pieces to make clamshells out of....Mr.R. is whisking me off for another trip shortly and I want to work on my clamshells on the road...hence the chomping.
In my stash I found a charm pack I won in a swap a couple of years ago and it will be perfect for clamshells and I will get little pentagons out as well.
I then set about finding my squares for my Rainbow Scrap Challenge block for June. The colour is YELLOW....boy struggled with this one. Thankfully I found a couple of yellows in the part charm pack I had used in a earlier month.
This month was also bird applique time. Back to that same charm pack and we now have a green birdie.
So from just scraping in last month...this month I am ahead lol!
After a very nice day of pottering around I settled down, got cosy and continued my hand quilting on Grandmother's Flower Garden quilt.
I was really pleased with my little bits of progress.
When I can over the weekend I will be stitching along in spirit with CHOOKYBLUE
The 5th birthday celebration of the Chookshed.
Today is a special day in our family too. Our youngest Grandson is having a birthday.
So we are off  to deliver hugs, gifts and birthday wishes to our little Superman.
Have a lovely weekend,
Namaste and Blessings Michelle xxx

17 comments:

  1. Great planning, stitching and quilting. Have a great day

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  2. Happy birthday to the young fella
    Seems you had a productive evening
    Where are you being whisked off to this time?

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  3. Hi Michelle you are so organised,well done,your yellow blocks look great and your grandma's flower garden looks gorgeous.
    Happy Birthday to your little man,enjoy yourself with family my friend xx

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  4. Love your projects. Hugs, xx

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  5. You are certainly very productive girl! Hope your neck is okay. Love the thought of making clam sheels. I think they are on my to so list.

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  6. You could have raided my stash for yellow, Michelle.......I have *ahem* quite a lot *ahem* of yellow! Best wishes to the birthday boy for a great day. Where will you be going next?

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  7. Sounds like a lovely day. What is it about yellow! I went to what I thought was my yellow box and found only oranges! I have looked everywhere but there does not seem to be a scrap of yellow anywhere. xx

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  8. Fabulous sewing...and a very HaPPy BirTHDaY too.

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  9. Very productive day lots lot lovely projects in the works.

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  10. I hope Superman has a very happy birthday. Lots happening at your place..the yellow block is very pretty..beautiful fabric you are preparing for your clamshells.

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  11. I can relate to prepping handwork for a trip. I am always having to pull together fabric and papers for my hexies! Your hexagon quilt is looking great. Makes me consider hand quilting mine. Hope your grandson's birthday was extra special.

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  12. What a lovely weekend you had...nice variety of projects happening there Michelle.

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  13. It was nice to have met you at Cheryll's ! :-)
    xx

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  14. Looks like you had a great weekend, Happy Birthday too!

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  15. prep work does take time too and would hate for you to run out a stitching while away........maybe the lucy box could make it into the van????? She loves travelling........mine has done thousands and thousands of kms..........

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  16. Enjoyed your post Michelle...love the hexie quilt

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