Monday, January 26, 2015

fnsi..... sewing with bonnie & camille

FNSI saw me working on a new quilt (as you do; even though you only plan to work on UFOs and gifts, and not start anything new!).  I actually started it a couple of weeks ago for FNWF, after I got Camille Roskelley's book 'Simply Retro' from the library and fell in love with this quilt, 'Fresh'.  

Star quilts are a favourite of mine, and I thought this one was gorgeous.  And having a little stash of Bonnie and Camille fabrics, mostly 'Bliss', and along with buying a few extra bits and pieces from some of their current ranges to round out the colours and designs I have, will hopefully make this a beautiful quilt.

Not a lot of sewing so far.... lots of cutting, a little bit of sewing, and laying out a few blocks ahead.


There are a lot of pieces in this quilt, so I imagine it's going to take a while to make, but I am enjoying the process.

Hope you had a fun FNSI too.  To see what everyone else got up to, pop on over here; thank you to Wendy for hosting another great night.

Tania xx

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

hello..... and fnwf

Well hello!   It has been awhile.....

First of all, a belated Happy New Year!!  I hope it is a wonderful year for you all.

No sewing news to report here.  The last few months have been a bit of a challenge healthwise; a trip to hospital at the end of August for a simple operation and overnight stay, turned into three weeks in hospital, two fairly major operations, and a completely unexpected cancer diagnosis.  I am now having chemo, 8 sessions down and 8 more to go, and the possibility of radiotherapy after that.

I have really been very lucky with not too many side effects from the chemo, just a lot of fatigue and insomnia. My hair is thinning a little, but I am not losing it completely, and I have not had any nausea which is fantastic.

So, on with the new year.....  I am hoping to do lots of sewing this year (which I say every year, but don't actually do!); I really do want to get some quilts finished this year though, working on some UFOs, and some new quilts too.

And a good place to start is with FNWF this Friday night.  Want to join in too? Head on over to Cheryll's and sign up here.  It's always a fun night, and fun to see what everyone else got up to as well.

Hope to see you there.... and wishing you a year filled with quilty adventures too!

Tania xx