Saturday, 6 April 2013

Friday Night With Friends Plus A Quick Catch Up

It's been a while since my last post. So.... a quick catch up and then my FNWF projects.

Son No. 3 and I had a lovely time meeting our nephew/cousin. We flew to Melbourne for the Easter weekend to spend time with my SIL and the children while my brother attended a wedding in Brisbane.
They moved back to Australia last October. So nice to have them just a short flight away.

If you help make the muffins, you are DEFINITELY allowed to lick the beaters. Licking the beaters is the whole point of cooking, right?

Despite the very cool weather, we had lots of fun. 

Now to FNWF....

My new flannel scrap quilt was a nice portable project to take to Melbourne.

I have been trying to get one hexagon flower in my flannel scraps completed each day as I will be visiting a friend next weekend and she will be taking us to some quilt shops near her home where I hope to buy more fabric for background/borders etc. 

Last night I completed the one in the middle of the top row.

So far I have six flowers completed. 

The hexagon papers are 2 and a half inches so the flowers are VERY BIG!! My embroidery scissors fit inside one hexagon. Sew six together and you almost have a knee rug!!I need to have as many completed as possible so I can figure out what I will do with them. Not really sure yet...just ideas floating around in my head. 

Once I ticked that off my list, I went back to work on the birth sampler for my niece...

Do you find that once everyone is in bed, you enjoy the peace that reigns over the house and just keep sewing until OMG it's 1.15am?

 I have almost finished the leaves of the border...

Then I can go back and finish the flowers. You will have to check back to see what goes into the middle. I will have to push on with this as we now have a date for the Christening mid June. I will need time for it to be framed. So, I hope to finish it over the next 2-3 weeks.

Hope you enjoyed our FNWF.


  1. I couldn't agree more about licking the beaters! Your nephews are both very cute. Love the concept of your flannel hexies, it will be so nice and snuggly.

  2. Yes, I am up late sometimes and its not until I notice what time it is I think I should really go to bed. I agree with Susan about the flannel hexies very snugable.

  3. Love the cross stitch and the hexie flowers look great. Haven't licked the beaters for a long time now...too much competition.

  4. Awww... the baby is adorable... he looks so very tiny.

    It seems I wasn't the only one sewing hexies last night. Your cross-stitching is lovely.

  5. Those pic's are gorgeous!!!! Thanks for joining in with me and all the friends at FnwF. Hope you enjoyed the :)

  6. Great pictures and love those flannel hexies, they should make a cozy quilt. Your stitched border is beautiful.

  7. Love your hexis!!! I am like you, I love to stitch when everyone's asleep too!!

  8. Lots of lovely hexies happening there and
    great stitching too.
    Cheers, Anita.

  9. Great projects...the little ones look sweet!

  10. Hexies are addictive aren't they....and finishing them when they're big ones is an added bonus! It's so easy to stay up late when you're with Friends isn't it?? The cross stitch is looking great!
    sugary hugs
    Wendy :O)

  11. Love what you've been up to Raelee, such a great idea with the hexie flowers :)


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