Saturday, November 25, 2017

FNSI November ....

I had the best night sewing away with Wendy and friends but before I went inside to sew I wanted to take some photos of this amazing sky.........

on the corner of the Block..

Looking from the back verandah....

Then I settled down to the fun....

First I completed the Secret Sewing....

Then I went digging through my coulourful fabrics to make my youngest GGs "Peter" his Santa Sack....

Thanks Toni from Red Boot Quilt Company for another Funky pattern... Love them all....

while lots of brights were lying around I thought I'd make this basket.  When the Great Granndies call in they love playing with my empty cotton reels and I've wanted to make a basket to put them all in...

 also thought I'd make a pencil case with a piece of old tape measure cut and popped into the top...

Had never tried that and it worked out okay.

                 I was happy with it....

Thank you sew much Wendy for another fun filled night of sewing along with you and all my virtual friends....Will pop over and visit you all over the weekend BUT I have just downloaded the 

"First Installment" of   Bonnie Hunter's Mystery "Ringo Lake" and I must away to tidy the Cave and make a start.......

Happy Stitching 
Hugz  Maria :)


  1. Happy stitching the mystery. Good work last night. When you make the tape measure bags which way do you put the tape.

  2. My goodness that is some gorgeous sky!! Love your Santa sack and pencil case.

  3. You did have fun stitching away for FNSI. I love the spool basket. Did you have a pattern for it? The Santa Sack is so cute too. I have not tried the measuring tape bags, but I have several of them. They are really handy. That is a gorgeous sunset too.

  4. Gorgeous sunset...... Great stitching projects to......

  5. Beautiful outdoor photos--love taking those kinds of photos--and I see the secret sewing pile--looks like a nice pile of gifts--good for you! and I love the little basket and the pencil holder--I remember making a bunch of those in NY with the metal rulers for opening them--and now you are doing the next large mystery quilt--!!
    keep enjoying the moments, di

  6. Lovely projects and sky. I have the measuring tape but have not got round to sewing the bags.

  7. Wow you have been sewing up a storm Maria!! I love all your projects! What a great idea the spool 'bucket' is. Have fun with your mystery QAL! PS Love your sunset photos :-)

  8. Hi Maria wow i love your gorgeous sky and wow you sure have been busy ,love all your projects especially your GS's Peter's santa sack,its so cute ,well done my friend xx

  9. How lovely are those pink clouds... the sky is such a great place to watch... I love your Santa Sack - it will look great filled with pressies.... I've always meant to try the tape measure trick but never seem to get round to it...

  10. Love the photo of the sky. So pretty. Love the Santa sack spool bucket & pencil case. Hugs,xx

  11. Beautiful Sky
    Love the Santa sack and other goodies you have made
    Always busy

  12. Looks like a very productive and bright FNSI

  13. Stunning sunset! Lots of beautiful work accomplished there - I particularly like the basket. xx

  14. What a wonderful Santa Sack for little Peter!! And like you, I love admiring beautiful sunsets.

  15. I'm speechless about the sky photos - love the pencil case idea...still tempted by Ringo lake . . .

  16. O Maria, you have really outdid yourself once again! I love that precious "Santa sack" - the colors are so uplifting. Love the pencil case - that is a project I have wanted to try. Also LOVE your beautiful pictures - isn't Mother Nature so beautiful and you captured her. It makes my heart stop to just enjoy the moment. Hugs

  17. Stunning fnsi sunset Maria! Goodness you will run out of fabric with all these SALs you're doing, LOL

  18. This is my first Bonnie mystery this year too! I didn't realize all the rules on blogging about it but I totally understand.You might want to check them out again. I'm only making a few of each clue to decide if it's my style or not. Looking forward to clue #2 also!


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