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Saturday, January 16, 2010

Friday Night Sew-In...January 2010, my first one!!!

What a lovely time I have had participating in my first Friday night Sew-In hosted by Heidi and Bobbi ...
First of all for a couple of hours I trimmed and added borders to what I will call my Bonjour Eiffel Tower Quilt...
I was keen to do more sewing so after dinner I prepared myself a bowl of chocolates...
and watched the movie Chocolat ...but I have to admit as some friends suggested in the last post that Johnny Depp was indeed a distraction!!!


I did a little stitching on my Bareroots table runner...

I thought I would do some of the little floral blocks in the runner...
just about to cut more thread now and thought this made a pretty pic!!!

and I'm all pleased that this block was done by the end of the movie!!!

And here it is under one of the blocks...how cool is that!!!

Not a very clear pic...but this is how it all fits in!!!
Thank you so much Heidi and Bobbi for hosting this wonderful Friday night Sew-In...I have had so much fun doing this...and looking forward to the next one!!!
What a motivator it is...Have a great weekend everyone...Dzintra

28 comments:

suedio said...

Wow, what a productive evening you had!!! Well done.

Chocolates and a movie always make the time fly.

Regards,

Sue

suedio said...

Wow, what a productive evening you had!!! Well done.

Chocolates and a movie always make the time fly.

Regards,

Sue

Notjustnat said...

Hey, that cool! Your FNS-in look like a great night. You will never forget that quilt and Chocolate the movie! I love your stitchery too. Very cute quilt. We need more of the FNS-in to get more quilting done uh? BTW, have you seen the Avatar? If not, you must!!! Have a good night - Hugs Nat

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Good morning my friend! What a delight and such fun you must have had!!! WOW! I just love this world we have connected ourselves to. May you savor the memories of this fun event, always Dzintra!!! Bisous, Anita

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Oh Dzintra! You are the sweetest visiter! You are on a different time table than we are so I suppose you are ready at your computer to actually go to bed? Thank you for coming and seeing a bit of my world and Julie's. She really has the loveliest home here in the Twin Cities, and we only live about 10 minutes from each other! I always feel special when I go to her home, as I am sure I would feel entering your home!!! Have a great day, Anita

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

You certainly were very productive! Wasn't the Friday Night Sew-In fun??

Janey said...

Very nice, and so productive, you did more than I did, :) and I wasnt watching my favorite guy on TV.!! Seriously though I really enjoyed the sew-in, and kept thinking that you had done yours before I had even started on mine, thats the time zones for us. Hugs xxx

retdairyqueen said...

Looks like everyone who participated had a very productive night
Table runner is looking good

Pooch Morning Glory said...

dzintra,

you seem to have accomplished quite a bit considering the johnny factor!!
the quilt is sweet. i love it.

good work
~laura

Cath Ü said...

I am surprised you got anything done with Johnny Depp and Chocolate... well done.. the table runner is very pretty. Friday night sew in was fun....

Cath Ü

a good yarn said...

Oh Dzintra, what a darling table runner! You certainly made the most of your sew-in. I haven't seen Chocolat but think now that I must. Ann :-)

Micki said...

What a fun evening you had too. I love that movie, so I know you enjoyed your time sewing.
Micki

Cattinka said...

Di Dzintra,
you are working on a few very nice things, I like your Paris-Quilt as well as the Bareroots table runner.
Happy stitching
KATRIN W.

Simone de Klerk said...

What a lovely top, Dzintra, and so you! I have read on several blogs about this Friday Night Sew In.
Your table runner looks so pretty!

Kath said...

I love your table runner. I have been trying to find some small stitchery kit, to get me started. Lovely work!

Sue said...

Great movie, great sewing. I'm glad you joined the FN sew-in.

Bev C said...

Hello Dzintra,Lots of stitching done. Love your Paris quilt. Happy days.

Julie@beingRUBY said...

Hi Dzintra
I thought for sure I had left a comment .. might be losing my mind.. haha

Well You are an enterprising lass! perhaps you were fuelled but the chocolates and Johnny desire!! Pooch is right , how didi our achieve so much with Johnny in the room.. haha xx Julie

Naturegirl said...

Lovely stitching and I would agree what a productive time! Perhaps those sweet chocolates gave you all that energy..I love chocolate!
Thank you for your generous comment on my blog! Nice meeting you!aNNa

Jeni said...

Dzintra
you have been so busy ....love your quilt......
and these chocolates yummy for my tummy .........

Vicki's Bit-o-earth said...

Oh SO beautiful Dztinra! I don't know how I missed this post until now. I love the Bareroots table runner, and what a good idea a sew-in is! ... and watching Chocolat with that distracting Johnny Depp (next best to Russell Crowe!lol) was a great idea too! (: xxxVicki

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Oh Dzintra, thank you for coming to visit me again and going to my "boo-hoo" blog! I had a rough weekend trying to be an academic!!! I have always been a great student, but I have run out of steam at the tail end. I don't understand what my teacher wants and this class is not a good fit for me; it is in another area of study for which I was not prepared and my own work here in my classroom is a lot. Thank you for understanding and leaving such kind thoughts! Friends are precious. Anita

Notjustnat said...

Me again! I just noticed your pink csissors. It looks Frenchish!!! Big hugs Nat

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Hey there Dzintra!!! Yes, that is my boo hoo post! I am trudging along with this class and I am usually a great student, but this last haul is really difficult! I can't wait to rest and do what I WANT...write, draw, create!!!

Thanks for always coming to visit, Dzintra! Bisous, Anita

Fer said...

Looks like the 'sew in' has been very worthwhile so far. Keep up the great work!

marian said...

OH MY you have been a busy little stitcher, Dzintra!!..i'm loving that table runner!!..btw chocolat is def one of my fav movies too..aahhh Johnny Depp what a heart stopper!! xx

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Dearest Dzintra! Oh, it is always a pleasure to receive a visit from you! Paris is a dream; in a three month tour of France, I was in Paris for only 8 days...it wasn't enough time to see a fraction of the elegance. I hope you get a chance to visit the blogs I featured; the food blog especially is remarkable. Her photos of the food that she makes is down right OUTSTANDING. I hope you are enjoying your weekend...thank you for your kind comments, as always my friend! Bisous, Anita

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

I told you, didn't I! Keep an eye on Sacha...she is prolific and I don't know how she keeps herself so slim if she eats everything that she makes and posts!!!

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