Saturday, January 6, 2018

January FNWF

What a great way to begin 2018 but with FNWF (virtual sew in) hosted by Chez.  After a bit of a
search through the crates I located the signature Hexie Tablecloth I started work on a long time back - before we had decided to put the house here on the market - Mid 2015 I think!.  There were still a number of hexies to attach, and more still that had to be made to fill in the blank spots - so I got to work firstly attaching those already done and then working on making new hexies


This morning I decided since it was going to be 42 degrees outside today, I would get back to the tablecloth to keep working at it.  I have no real idea what the original plan was or the way the colours were meant to be, so it's ended up more of a scrappy combination together with the lovely signature blocks provided by several other blogger friends who were so wonderful in making up a block and sending it to me to make the tablecloth.  A big thankyou to: Lin, St Victor Quilt Blog, France ; Susan, Susan's Sewing Space from Brisbane - my home town in Queensland! ; Kerrie, Channelbank Creations from NSW; Narelle,  Pins and Whiskers blog from the North Burnett Area of Queensland - which is very close to Maryborough where we will be moving to when we sell here!!..... I'm hoping for a bloggy meet up at some point in the future!  Sheryl,  Sewing After Seven  from Spain; Ruth of Green Twiggy from USA; Jo of ButterZ , Victoria ; Maria, of Life on the Block in West Australia; Anthea of Hibiscus Stitches and also from West Australia;  And Lynda from By the River in Tasmania.  Thankyou so much girls for taking the time to do these lovely signature hexies for me -  you will be a constant reminder each time I use the tablecloth ....... which now just needs to have a thin bit of wadding and some backing and I will do some top stitching to attach it.  I'll have to wait till I'm in Wangaratta next to pick up the thin wadding material - so hopefully it will be finished by the end of January!!

As a bit of a change I also did a tiny bit of work on the Mochilla crochet bag - its going to be a very very slow process as each stitch needs attention with so many constant colour changes and carrying of yarns!

Enjoy the rest of your weekend and perhaps visit some of the other blogs either doing the FNWF or the girls that sent the hexies to me
Hugs Sharm

11 comments:

I am said...

Hi Sharm ,lots of lovely work ,oh I thought you were moving to Maryborough in Victoria,lol,I didn't know that there was one in Queensland,yes it was very hot here today ,hope you have a lovely weekend ūüíč

Lin said...

The tablecloth is looking great Sharm. xx

Jo said...

Great to see you have found your Hexies. It will be a great memory cloth..

Susan said...

Great to see the table cloth coming together.

Janine @ Rainbow Hare said...

I love your hexies and your crochet looks great :)

Helen said...

I really enjoy reading your blog but I rarely comment....keep up the good work.

Ellie Mork said...

Hi Sharm

I love the pattern on the crochet, I can't crochet, tried and failed but yours is amazing. You must be very patient looking at those hexies. Enjoy your stitching :)

Michelle Ridgway said...

What a great idea. Your tablecloth is lovely. Your crochet is looking wonderful!

Maria said...

The table cloth is coming together nicely...

Janet said...

Love your tablecloth and it has inspired me to finish a hexie tablecloth that has been in my UFO pile for the last couple of years! Also love the colourful crochet. It will be a beautiful bag!

Käthe said...

Oh das wird aber eine wunderschöne Tischdecke !
Und deine Häkelarbeit sieht sehr schön aus, bestimmt nicht einfach zu häkeln.
Liebe Gr√ľ√üe
Käthe