Saturday, January 7, 2017

Sew, Crochet, Embroider ... and signature Hexies Request

I've received some lovely comments and emails welcoming me back to more blogging here - it's nice to know there are people and friends out there who care enough to want to follow here .... thankyou!  Last night was the first FNWF for 2017 hosted by Cheryll - a time when lots of bloggers spend the Friday night at home working on various projects knowing there are other doing the very same thing in lots of corners of Australia and other countries.  Friday was the last of my 3weeks of holidays so I took advantage and began the morning on the computer downloading some stitcheries from Jenny of Elephanz, its sew nice to have my threads out once again .........
 and then ........ well, I read on somebodies blog (I've been reading and commenting on so many of late I just can't remember who it was) ..... there was a 2017 Block of the Month called "Down the Rabbit Hole".  The name had me right from the get go ...... I secretly enjoy rabbit holes and was always a fan of the Rabbit in "Alice in Wonderland".  In fact I always feel a strange sense of excitement and fascination mixed with achievement when I see a rabbit scamper away.  Yes, I know they can and do reek havoc, but they also manage to continue on no matter what gets thrown at them!  Anyhooooo .... I joined up with this BOM by Sarah Fielke - initially quite excited by it all ...... now I'm beginning to feel a little terrified (think of rabbit sitting there with a gun pointed at it and you'll have the picture).  So I also went out looking (in the 1 shop we have in Yarrawonga) for some backing fabric that might work .... I ended up with this which has some silver thread through it ..... I'll use if for various parts of the background
I also ended up coming out with an advent calendar to work on through the year ........

After packing up a couple more boxes of stuff we aren't currently using I got back to work on my 
8 Wonderful Ladies have sent signature blocks so far
blogger tablecloth ...... I wanted to make a tablecloth that shows other blogs and friends who follow along in my journey here at Country Fragrance, so I put out a call asking for  some signature hexies - here is a copy from that original request.  It was right at the end of a very long post and recently Jo from ButterZ suggested I should post about it again in case there are others who would like to have their signature hexie featured on it. I can visualise it on a table on the veranda at our new home in Maryborough with lots of ladies sitting around enjoying nibbles and stitching  and reading all the names and blogs...... So if you are interested please either comment or send me an email - but here are the main details.....

"So I'm putting it out there and asking if any of you might like to embroider your name onto a single hexie and post it out to me so I can add the petals to it to make the flowers.   All I need is the centre hexie with your name (and town or state or country you live in, if you want to add that and your blog name if you wish).   The finished hexie size is 2.5inches ( that is 2.5 in along each finished hexie side).  They will need to be done in white, cream, calico, pale lemon or pale yellow please ...."

Back to FNWF ........ I also managed to begin some secret sewing for the Valentines Day Swap, and I managed to get a few more of the crocheted squares done for the veranda lap rug together with drawing up an approximate plan for colours and placing ...... unfortunately it appears Bendigo Woollen Mills do not have anything like a slate colour in their cotton range ....... so I'm thinking on that one still ......  All in all  a very productive Friday!!


12 comments:

Cheryll said...

WOW... I love the idea about the hexie... IF I get the chance I will send one... but no promises ... great idea though.
Thanks for joining in FNwF... xox

creations.1 said...

Great idea doing a Hexie Bloggers Tablecloth - I will do one for you also. You are going to be a busy girl ontop of moving this year!!

I am said...

Hon ShRm what a lovely idea for the tablecloth,love seeing your beautiful work.

Karen's Korner said...

That will make an interesting tablecloth.

Jo said...

Good on you. Great post. Any progress is good for your crochet blanket.

Anne Ida said...

Lovely crochet squares! Great idea with the hexies. I'd be happy to send you one if you like :-)

Susan said...

Ditto here - last real day of my Christmas break - I hope you get a lot more hexies - I'll do a post in a couple of days guiding people to you if you like.
I've been able to round off my holiday with stitching days on both Sat & Sunday...that will help me ease back in...

Lin said...

It does sound like you had a lovely, busy and productive day. xx

Michell said...

Love the crochet squares and the hexi idea is great

Narelle said...

Love your crochet squares and would also love to send you a hexie, its a great idea x

Quiltingchemist said...

Pretty crocheted squares and I love what you're doing with the hexes.

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Will try and get something done Sharm 💖💖💖💖💖