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Monday, August 7, 2017

Friday Night with Friends Report and Some Lovely Mail

I did not get anything done on Friday for Friday Night with Friends.  Friday nights after a week of work are hard, but I can usually rally myself to at least make a hexie flower.  But not last Friday.  I was tiiiirerd and I made dinner and went to bed.  But I did get a few things done earlier in the week.

A couple of hexie flowers for my July swap partner - Jane in the UK.  These were off to her in the mail on July 31st - squeaking under the wire!


And another hexie flower for my Grandmother's Flower Garden.  I was really obsessed with using the six pieces that make up the inner petals of the flower.  It turned out a bit odd looking but at least I have that obsession out of my brain now!


This weekend DD # 3 came out so I could help her sew.  She signed up to make a block for a baby quilt for a friend who is having a baby.  She has a sewing machine and says she wants to learn to sew, but pinning her down to actually do some sewing is often difficult.  And this block was to be made using fusible applique to make a picture - definitely not my favourite type of quilting.  But she got it done with her own design and a lot of instruction from me.  And it turned out quite cute!


We have had what for us is really hot weather for about a week now.  We have had lots of company with my granddaughter and her friend staying here for three nights of the week while they take their Bronze Medallion course, our friends from Nelson, B.C. visiting and of course DD # 3.  We have been enjoying getting out in the boat, splashing in the water and soaking up the sun!



And today I had a lovely surprise at the post office.  Quite a while ago I won a book from Raewyn at Stitching Farm Girl.  But it took her a while to get it in the mail and I had temporarily forgotten that it was coming.  But there in the mail today was a parcel pour moi!!



Along with the book Raewyn sent a lovely hand towel with an appliqued strip of Kowhai - a New Zealand flower.  The bird on the card is a fantail and the same bird appears on the pen.  Chocolate with plum and almond in it - yum!  And of course a quilting themed book for me to read. This was such a fantastic parcel to receive.  Thank-you so much Raewyn!

That's all for today.  I will be sure to check on at Cheryl's blog to see what everyone else got up to for Friday Night with Friends.

Janet 

9 comments:

  1. Your En Provance blocks in the previous post are lovely..
    Nice Hexies your sewed for your swap partners and the fabrics you used to made the Grandmother's Garden is is gorgeous.
    Cute applique Fish your DD3 made..
    You had fun with your visitors and a lovely parcel you received from Raewyn..Enjoy..

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  2. That fish is brilliant - well done DD#3! Gorgeous pictures as always and what a lovely parcel from Raewyn - lucky you! xx

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  3. The thing I like best about hexies is being able to use some fussy cutting. Yours are so nice. I think the fused fish came out fine though I am not a machine person so what do I know. The book caught my eye. I have not heard of that one but have enjoyed a number of other books by Marie Bostwick.

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  4. Hi Janet,lovely hexies,love the pics and enjoy your lovely gift from Raewyn xx

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  5. Lovely hexies. Love the fish, looks fabulous. Lovely parcel from Raewyn. Hugs, xx

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  6. Lovely goodie back from Raewyn! Love the fish you and your DD made, it is very cute! xx

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  7. What a lovely surprise in that parcel. Enjoy all those goodies. Love the fish.

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  8. What a lovely surprise! Love your hexie flowers and the fish too!

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  9. Your hexies are cute and great effort with your daughter's sewing! How lovely to have your GD - and other visitors staying - it looks like you are making the most of the summer :-) Nice to see the parcel at your place - so glad it finally arrived!

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