"Make what you want to make, and make it the way you want to make it." Gwen Marston

Sunday, June 22, 2014

FNSI and Busy Weekend

Dh and I went out for dinner Friday night after I got home from work, so I got a bit of a late start on FNSI.   I almost decided just to go to bed early and not stitch, but I HAD to go down to the craft room to make a couple of cards.  Once I got down there, finished the cards, and started stitching, I couldn’t stop!

I put the final stitches on this cross stitch, which was a SAL from Blackbird Designs.  I’m not quite sure how I’m going to finish it, but I’ll play around with it this week.

Then I finished constructing this house, which I’m making for a secret project.  I need to add some hand quilting, and get it bound this week, and then it will be sent off in the mail to ???

I’ll get a better picture when I can photograph the entire thing.

The next project was to use up the leftover fabric from the scissor keeps that I made last week.  I started with two thread catchers.  I received one of these as a Christmas gift a couple of years ago (thanks Linda!) and I use mine every day.  I thought they would be perfect to accompany the scissor keeps.

I still had a little fabric left, so I made a couple of small mug rugs. 

Our local Hospice has a fund raiser each November, and they’ve put out a request for nearly 500 small mug rugs to be given out this year.  I figure I can made quite a few with some of my scraps.  I can’t throw out fabric, and none of these have to match anything, so you’ll be seeing more in the coming months.  I still had some very small scraps, so there will probably be a hexie flower mug rug or two!

On Saturday, we travelled down to Virginia for a family graduation.  It was a fun weekend of family, food, and celebrating!






On the way home today, we stopped at a garden center to buy a few more flowers.  At this rate, summer will be over before DH thinks he has enough flowers!






Off to work again tomorrow.  Have a nice week, everyone!



A couple of pictures from last week’s kayak adventure.


  1. some lovely sewing and how wonderful to go to the graduation... family get togethers are such fun...

  2. I love that yellow flower with the orange center! Do you know the name of it? I love your new background too, if I was a bad person I would copy it in a minute....

  3. Your cross stitch is lovely and those little thread catchers are so sweet , and clever use of your scraps making mug rugs . Looks like you had a fun weekend , family get togethers are always special .

  4. So many nice projects! You got a lot done. I especially love the cross stitch and the little heart house! Oh, and the thread catchers and the mug rugs too!

  5. Beautiful cross stitch. I used to do that before I got into quilting so I know how many hours you put into that. All of your projects are wonderful and your photos are terrific.

  6. I LOVE your sampler. What are you going to do with it?

    Sweet little house too. Someone will be thrilled with it.

  7. lovely post Sunny and as always i enjoyed your pics.xx

  8. It's always a trap when we go into that craft room on the way to bed... Love the sampler and wee house. Nice thread catchers and the small mug rugs are a great idea to use up wee scraps.

  9. Lovely cross stitch and so many great little projects.
    It is fun to catch up with family at these events.
    You have a great week, too.

  10. Ohhhhh--I love all those projects and those photos!!!
    your cross stitch came out so pretty and I am happy for you that you got it finished so soon!!!
    that house block is so cute with that heart shaped roof!!!
    hugs, di and miss gracie

  11. You have really done a great job on your cross stitching and sewing projects! I love the fabrics for the house (cute roof!) and the scissor holders/thread catcher/mug rugs. Really you use that thread catcher? I'm so glad you like it. I sort of think the ones you made are cuter. They are fun aren't they? I bet those horses were fun to come across during your adventure.

  12. Golly what beautiful cross stitch! And all you little projects are sweet.....love the flowers!

  13. I love, love, love your little house Sunny! And your husband's beautiful flowers. My husband is not particularly interested in gardening but I nag him into a few things. :) blessings, marlene

  14. Oh my to have such patience. I have been working on a sampler for years. Maybe I should put my mind to it and get it finished. What are you going to do with yours? Thanks for stopping by my blog today. It's been awhile.

  15. great little thread catchers and your cross stitching is so beautiful.
    the pic with all the graduates is wonderful, great to share such an important day.
    thankyou for popping by my blog.

  16. I do love thread catches....great photos of the ceremony, very special


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