Saturday, January 5, 2013

Friday night sew in with friends

                                                        
                                                              Everyone is WelcoMe
This was the first Friday in January which means FNWF,hosted by Cheryll   ,it is always fun to know you are stitching with friends ,now most of these friends are on the other side of this great earth which means it was really Thursday night for me but hey I get a bonus night as I also stitched last night . So what did I accomplish ,well I successfully finished a UFO , that's right , not a big one but a recent UFO .
This little stitchery is by Lenna of Little Green Cottage ,so simple and cute ,I had completed the stitching before Christmas but did not have time to get it finished off so I felt it would be best to get that done before I store it away until next Christmas . I searched in my Christmas fabrics for something to use for borders and this plaid just jumped right out and said pick me so I did . I am pleased to call this my first finish for 2013 and a successful FNWF. Last night I worked on my little stitchery block #4 for Winter in Blogland
Not a lot accomplished there but it is a start and I also want to share my new storage system for my threads .
Bill went out and bought me these plastic stackable containers as I said I needed to have them separated into colors. Let me tell you it took an entire afternoon to do this sorting but it is wonderful and has saved me countless time when looking for different colors, plus it is very portable with a handle on top.
 I also traced and cut some of the pieces for the wool penny rug I am doing with Melody , trying to catch up on blocks I am behind on . So that is my two evenings of work and thanks to Cheryll for being such a wonderful hostess and keeping us stitching together .
 Thanks for stopping by and enjoy your day .
 hugs Sheila


31 comments:

shez said...

lovely projects Sheila and it will be great for you with these threads sorted.xx

sunny said...

Love the stitchery - and a FINISH!!! I didn't get a chance to stitch last night, so I'm planning on spending my entire Sunday at the sewing machine.

Terry said...

I love your little tree! And your embroidery threads look so pretty stored that way! :0)

Fiesta said...

Sheila, your little tree is so adorable. Definetly a smart move to finish it and next year it will be part of your lovely Christmas display.
You won my aurifil thread giveaway so send me your addy .
Yay!

FleurBleue said...

Bonjour from France, just popped in from Cherylls to admire your work.

Doesn't it feel wonderful when you get something finished?

Fiona x

Maria said...

I do love your Tree.. I have a thing for Christmas Trees.
Great finish and your threads look great in the new boxes...

Needled Mom said...

Your finished tree is darling!

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

very nice stitchery, Sheila. You are so organized...lovely.

Lesley said...

Love your framed tree! The plaid definitely looks great with it! Nice stitchery...I never did jump in to do that one, but I love what you are doing. And how many threads do you have? You now have a great way to organize them!

Teresa F. said...

Love your stitchery. Nice projects and some great storage.

Fiona said...

It's so fun having world wide activities so that we can take 2 nights for one!!! love the finished tree.. perfect borders...
Hugz

Jeanette said...

Beautiful finish Sheila. Love the stitchery in the hoop. Lovely storage idea for your threads. Hugs,xx.

Quilting Chemist (Danette) said...

Your tree turned out beautifully, nice storage for your threads.

marina said...

lovely little finished ufo. Ready for next year's gifting or decorating.
very well organised cottons!

Noela said...

Good to have the Christmas stitchery finished and ready for next Xmas. What a great idea for your threads. Hugs....

Michelle Ridgway said...

Such a sweet little stitchery Sheila and the plaid fabric looks great. Well done
Hugs :-)

Anthea said...

Great stitching there and an early finish for 2013 too!
Isn't it so good to have threads organised?! So much easier x

Carrie P. said...

love that little tree quilt. congrats on a finish.

Val said...

I love the little tree quilt. Good idea to finish it now. Fabulous thread box. You certainly have lots of threads.

Sisbabestitches said...

Well done on some fabulous work, don't ya just love stealing that extra night :) I love the plaid on the hanging, and now you already have something new for Christmas, yay! That storage system looks like it will be such a help! It was lovely stitching with you :)

Annette Schultz said...

you are off to a great start for the new year with your stitching ....great storage idea to ... if I could only get that done with my fabrics......
in stitches

Barb said...

I love your stitchery and wow...you have a lot of threads...

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Lovely stitchery...

Janet said...

You had a productive couple of nights and have a lovely hanging all ready for next Christmas!

Charlie and Wendy said...

Your new little Christmas quilt is gorgeous, what a lovely finish!

Cheryll said...

Just LOVE that border! Thanks for coming over for FnwF. I enjoyed it! :)

Elyte said...

The plaid looks great around the cute little stitchery. A very useful storage idea.

Marilyn said...

A lovely Christmas finish. That is a great storage system for your threads.

PippaP said...

ohh what a lovely stitchery and a finish well done :)

Judy said...

What a nice choice on the border fabric! Congrats on your first finish of the year, with many more to come, I'm sure. Organizing your threads that way is a great idea and it will be easier to find just what you want.
Enjoy your week,
Judy

Nima said...

beautiful tree...i love it.