Friday, December 22, 2017

Last FNSI for 2017

I got an early start for FNSI with Wendy and 16 other ladies but it was not a sewing project I worked on but this,

While going for walks along South Beach I collect pieces of driftwood and some of these where picked up by my DD sew I decided to make her 

                                             A Driftwood Tree..

Even the little fish on bottom was an old lure someone had thrown out on the beach..

After dinner I thought I'd put the binding on a baby quilt that come home with me on my last trip to my DDs..

Found the perfect binding in my bag of left over bindings.

But after pinning it on

there just wasn't enough to go all the way around......Do I just add another pieces or find a different  binding ????

It's time for an early night sew thank you Wendy for another great year of FNSI and look forward to joining you again in 2018... Wishing you a Happy Christmas and All the Best Wishes for 2018..

Happy Stitching
Hugz  Maria  :)


  1. I love the tree!!! And the 'ornament' is just perfect. You're so clever. Now I'll be looking for driftwood whenever I get a chance. Or maybe I'll just find sticks when I'm out looking for wildflowers? Use the binding, and add another piece of something. I doubt anyone will ever notice.

  2. I LOVE that tree. You can leave it out throughout the season too.

    It is so frustrating when the binding runs out right before the end?

  3. Hi Marie,wow i love your new tree,it looks fantastic hanging there,oh dear think i would find a new binding,what a shame,i am sure your bag will look fantastic no matter which way you go. xx

  4. The tree looks great
    Just as well you pinned the binding Iam sure what ever you decide will work
    Merry Christmas and hope you like your No Fuss gifts
    Mine have not arrived

  5. Love the tree. It looks gorgeous. What a shame the binding was short. Hugs,xx

  6. The tree you have made looks fantastic! Shame about the binding, I would add a piece in, I doubt it will show once finished. Happy Christmas.

  7. Love the tree. I feel your pain with the "short" binding. Grrrrrrr.

  8. Really Love that tree Maria! Oh what a bummer to miss by that teeny amount! Merry Christmas to you and yours xx

  9. Your driftwood tre is very interesting. Oh a wee bit too small...

  10. You driftwood tree is beautiful. I love that look, but there is a slight shortage of driftwood here for the raw materials.

  11. The tree is great, very modern and stylish, and it could stay in place all year. For the binding I would try to find a bit of fabric that is not too different, and just add the missing bit.
    Merry Christmas!

  12. I love seeing your driftwood trees each year Maria, so clever!
    Maybe with the bind, you could cut it into 3 or 4 pieces, add some coordinating pieces between them, resulting in a better length of bind? Just a thought.
    Merry Christmas & Happy 2018 xx

  13. Love the driftwood tree - very clever!

  14. your driftwood tree is so much fun.... what did you end up doing about the binding?


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