Saturday, 23 March 2013

1st Friday Night Sew In

Morning, well it was my first Friday Night Sew In and I was so ready for this, desperately needed some soul stitching. Girls were forewarned, croissants with ham. cheese and tomato for dinner or help your yourself. Out to the craftroom I go, cranked up my new CD- Into The Bloodstream by Archie Roach, Archie is an indigenous singer songwriter and he to is one of the Stolen Generation. This new album really speaks to me, it is soothing and uplifting, or maybe that's where I am in my journey of healing. I am not a religious person but the gospel sounds are lovely.
Well what did I get up to?....
I started to piece together DD14 Grandpa's Little Treasures quilt top by Teddlywinks. 
Ta Dah....

I had one block to piece, but the peepers were weary, and both me and one of our four legged girls were covered in loving. ( my girls refer to the endless threads that drift around our house as pieces of loving ) So into bed I fell. First thing this morning out to the top I went and attached that last block, yes cheating seen it is now Saturday, but you know somewhere in the world it still is Friday.
When the top was revealed DD22 BF asked if he could have this quilt ( as he does every time one comes off the machine )  he was very quickly told " get in line buddy, the next ones mine" by DD22. His face falls, I have never know a boy so desperate for a quilt of his own.
Shhh...... just between you and me a quilt for him is now in the planning. I will have to design it first as he is a real country boy and deserves a country boys quilt with at least his beloved ute on it.
Well off to netball now hope everyone had a great sew in.


  1. Great to have you sew with us.... I often spread my Friday out to sew with the USA friends!! Lovely quilt and it is great that you have people lined up for them...

  2. We really are lucky being able to play along with both the early and late edition of Friday night sew in.
    Love the quilt top, the colours are gorgeous.

  3. What a gorgeous quilt Maxine. You have a great looking blog too. Thanks for visiting mine too.

  4. WOW what a gorgeous quilt no wonder the BF wants it...
    Such beautiful stitchery on each block.
    Yes I also often do a double FNSI..

  5. It was my first FNSI too, your quilt top is lovely. well done and you did the best thing going to bed when you're tired sewing with tired eyes is not good and its when mistakes are made.

  6. Maxine it sounds like your quilts are coveted works! And no wonder, the Grandpa Treasures is gorgeous, well done...
    Archie Roach is a wonderful musician & storyteller, seeing him on Rockwiz (SBS) a couple of years ago really got me interested in all sorts of wonderful indigenous musicians & groups - much better than a lot of dross heard on commercial radio these days...
    Enough rambling from me, sorry... x

  7. That is a cute quilt. Well done.