Saturday, 17 March 2012

Friday Night Sew In

The boys were away Friday night so Charlie and I got settled with a movie and American Idol and I was able to get busy with my FNSI.  Two more Farmers Wife blocks completed, I am English paper piecing them so it takes me a little while sewing each block.  Blocks #29 Economy; #6 Big Dipper.

This was my year for working from home and finding a new routine.  My plan was to include walks into my day, to clean my house by zones, sew, and of course work.  How quickly things change - a colleague left abruptly so I offered to take on some of her work, and now I am spending Tuesdays and Wednesdays in an office in the city.  I have only worked in a hospital, from home and in a small pharmacy so it is quite a change working in a 'corporate office' environment - finding parking in a busy city, and having a security tag to get anywhere in the building!!  That is the view from my desk.  
This week I completed another couple of blocks for Charlie's quilt and I started on my Friends with Benefits swap.  It is a beautiful day today, fine and sunny but with that autumn nip in the air, just lovely!

23 comments:

  1. More beautiful blocks for Charlies quilt and the Farmer's Wife. And a very interesting divider behind your computers

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  2. lovely fw blocks and Charlie's blocks seem to be progressing too.
    Hope you can get that routing happening!

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  3. Your latest FW blocks are just lovely. (I must get back to mine). The stitchery looks sweet too. Hope you adapt to your new work environment soon. I'm enjoying the change in the weather too,it's a lovely time of the year.

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  4. lovely post Wendy,love your blocks.xx

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  5. Enjoy your work it's nice to get out and about, stitching looks great your locks are all coming along nicely!

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  6. You have achieved a lot for FNSI too. I've been thinking about the farmers wife quilt too but havent located a copy of the book yet. Does it come with templates to trace out for each block? I have a perfect bundle of fat quarters that might just suit something like this.

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  7. I love your Farmers Wifes blocks.

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  8. Bravo for all your blocks !!
    Good luck for your new job !
    Florence

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  9. Wendy, love your FW color choices. It's so odd that you speak of "autumn nip". Here in Illinois we're going through spring, and an very unseasonable one at that. It is so much easier to sew when it's not so beautiful outside.

    Love your office view. Must make it difficult to concentrate!
    Mary Fioretti
    Algonquin, Illinois, USA

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  10. Very productive FNSI. Lovely blocks.

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  11. Your blocks are great. Looks like you are getting a lot done. I would just love to able to work from home.
    Hugs
    donna

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  12. Lovely FW blocks. I love the fabrics you're using.I would never guessed they were EPP.

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  13. Life is always changing! Your FW blocks are lovely, nice fabrics!

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  14. Your work is all coming along so nicely. It must have been lovely to have a girls night in with Charlie and get some stitching done.
    Hugs Tanya

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  15. Love the fabrics you are using for your FWQ...You certainly look like you are kept busy with three computers on your desk!

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  16. Charlie's quilt is coming along nicely.i love those little blocks,don't think I could sew anything so small these days.
    I also like the view from your office ,I like city skylines ,will stitch one in silhouette one day.xxx

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  17. Oh I do like the souund of that Auntumn nip in the air. NZ knows how to do that so well, Perth (land of the eternal summer!) does not. What is that white cutout on the front of your desk? At least you can see over buildings & not a brick wall. Working in a city corporate job is a whole different life isn't it. Been there done that but really loved it at the time. Charlie's quilt is going to be gorgeous! Tracee xx

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  18. came over from FNSI - those are pretty quilt blocks!

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  19. Hello Wendy,

    Oh your English paper piecing blocks are divine, it must be so relaxing doing it this way.
    Happy Monday.
    Bev.xox

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  20. Lovely FW blocks, I like seeing every ones take on this set.
    Cute little sneaky on that Friends project.
    Enjoy your new routine.

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  21. It sounds like a nice way to spend a weekend, just the girls and some craft work. I hope that your new job works out well and you get into a new routine in no time. :)

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