Wednesday, February 19, 2014

A Challenge, New Toy, QS Sampler and FNSI

Last week DH and I made a quick trip to the Big Smoke and while I was there my DD gave me a nice tin of shortbread biscuits.. I didn’t realise there was a catch to this gift…
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See it is a Postage Stamp Tin sew DD has challenged me to put together a “Postage Stamp “ quilt. She thought the tin would be a good place to put the tiny 1 1/2” squares…. BUT

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she didn’t know that I had started a Postage Stamp many years ago sew I have a start………. LOL


I also bought myself a New Toy. Sew have had to find a home for  “BABY” to live..

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She only weighs 5 1/2 kg sew easy to pack in the car when I go sewing…. Love it..


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Finished my second Quilty Stitches Sampler cross stitch.


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I am enjoying sewing these little blocks..


Oh !!!!!!!  Don’t forget to pop over to Wendy's Blog to sign up for FNSI this week..


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Goodnight  Hugz  Maria

26 comments:

  1. You have a great start on your postage stamp quilt. Lovely new baby for the sewing room.

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  2. I'm not sure who's more clever - you or dd? I'm glad you bought a new toy to brighten your spirits. How was the rest of the trip? You've been on my mind so much the past week. Big Hugs!

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  3. Oh I love the tin!!! Good to keep one step ahead of the kids :-)Very cute little x-stitch blocks. Your new machine looks lovely - amazing how heavy our machines can be isn't it? Thank you for the reminder about FNWF :-)

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  4. I love the tin! Lucky you had already started a postage stamp quilt - now you just have to finish it. I'm seeing a few of the cross stitch quilt blocks popping up...might be a case of it you cna't be them, join them!

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  5. I guess the challenge is to finish the postage stamps now! Your cross stitch is looking lovely Maria. I'm really enjoying this project. I coloured the 3rd block pattern last night and will start stitching it in the car park at school today!

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  6. don't you jusr love challenges....LOL...lovely cross stitch and your new toy, very nice!!!!!

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  7. lol you were one step ahead of DD,what a wonderful idea though with the tin and i love your new machine,have a lovely day my friend.xx

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  8. haha guess you showed dd, didn't you? what a fun start to your quilt. And a new Janome! Woohoo!!!! I'm a Janome girl so I love it of course. I want to do those little cross stitch block too but right now crafting has been set aside...

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  9. A good head start on your postage stamp quilt then :-) I bought a Janome a few years ago because my old Elna was too heavy to lug to classes etc. (I have kept elna though because I love her!)

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  10. So that postage stamp quilt has been hiding in the cupboard all along....good time as any to get going with it again.
    Looks like a great little machine Maria....enjoy!
    Julia ♥

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  11. Lovely new pressie you bought for yourself, well deserved.

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  12. Your postage stamp blocks look nice and a nice tin too! Love your cross stitch, gorgeous.

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  13. I hope you love your new baby machine as much as I love mine. We are both so lucky. We can take our babies to a lovely beach retreat next week. Woohoo.

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  14. how thoughtful of your daughter, perfect for your postage stamp squares. You have a great start already.
    Lovely to have a new toy to play with.
    your cross stitch blocks look great

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  15. Love your new little baby - just right for taking along on your outings. I have a little Janome for that purpose also - its a good idea and saves the bigger machines being knocked around. Your UFO postage stamp makes a good start for your challenge.

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  16. What a nice new baby. Does it sleep through the nights????

    Your cross stich blocks look terrific.

    Good luck with those postage stamps this time around.

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  17. Great start for your postage stamp, perhaps baby will help you this time she is lovely :-))

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  18. I would love a new toy that is easy to carry! Not going to happen any time soon - but that's okay I love my sewing machine. The postage stamp quilt is a cutie. Now you'll have to work on it a bit and maybe finish it. :-)

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  19. lovely tin for the little stamps.... they are such small blocks... so does this mean mojo is sneaking back?
    Hugz

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  20. LOL!! What perfect timing for you to re-discover your PS quilt Maria! Sandra has a bit of catch up to do, ha!
    FNSI? oh wow I have been in my own bubble this week with a hospitalised & recovering daughter, I totally forgot about it...
    have a great weekend my friend x

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  21. oh ps, I am a tin-lover, so don't leave that one unattended near me!

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  22. Great postage stamp blocks. I have that same Janome machine. I love it!

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  23. The tin is great. Not quite big enough for all the squares you have. You certainly have a good head start. Your new sewing machine is lovely. It is always fun to get a new machine. I have agonised over the cute little cross stitch sampler but really have to be sensible. I just can't give it enough time. Your blocks are looking good though.
    Cheers,
    Val

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  24. Great little fin and a postage stamp quilt is always a fun project . Love your new machine and I can relate to heavy machines . Hope you enjoyed FNSI .

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  26. Your daughter had a great idea - I hope it encourages you to finish off your lovely quilt.

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