Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Whoa! It has been exactly one month since my last post! What the heck???!!! Well, I have been super busy. Unfortunately not with quilting or knitting so much but with visitors and visiting! It's all fun so not complaining too terribly much!

First I want to remind you all that this Friday is Friday Night Sew-In! I'm pumped for it too! It's always a great excuse to head to my basement sewing area. However, I may just curl up on the couch with embroidery and Cardinal baseball! Wendy at Sugarlane Designs is giving all participants a free design! If you haven't joined in before, this month would be a GREAT time! For more information on FNSI, click on this link:

Now for a sad (but true) confession. You should know by now that I love APQ's UFO Challenge. My June project was supposed to be the beauty below. I was so excited because all I had to do was add borders and they were all there, cut and ready. Plus so was the binding & backing. I never even looked at again in June. SO.VERY.SAD!

Of course, this is a new month and the project for July is the one below. I took it on retreat but didn't even pull it out of my bag. Maybe this will be what I work on during FNSI! That's it! That's what I'll do!!! At least it will be progress in the right direction ... getting UFOs out of the box and DONE! I need to remove the scrappy borders. Not happy with them at all. I'll see what needs to be done after that. I've got a lot of my "inspiration" fabric which is how I based the embroidery floss colors.

Next week I'll post pictures from my trip to Colorado. I was gone for 15 days and had so much fun. That's why I was slacking on my sewing/knitting. Plus, before that, my daughter visited for 10 days! Sheesh! It's no wonder I wasn't posting or sewing! That's my story and I'm sticking to it!

Have a great day and don't forget to sign up for FNSI!!! You won't regret it!!!


  1. I love your embroidery! Beautiful! And so close to being completed - hope you are able to push it across the finish line this weekend!

  2. Crack the whip and get to work, lady! I really love the embroidery blocks! Yellow and blue, love!

  3. cant wait to sew with you tonight.....can you send me your email addy so I can send your gift too please? big sugary hugs xox Wendy :o)

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  4. Such beautiful embroidery, such a lovely project to be working on for FNSI. This will be my first FNSI and I'm so excited to be sewing with you all.

  5. Hi Susie,
    Love the embroidery blocks. The blue and yellow work so well with embroidery. You asked how I did for Friday Night Sew In, didn't get quite as much done as I planned. I worked on my Red Work. Got a block almost done. Thanks for stopping by my place. Have a great day!