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November FNSI Results – A Most Successful Evening

I am so pleased with the results of last night’s Friday Night Sew In. I was able to complete both Christmas stockings and on Monday they’ll be mailed off to Lyanna over at Purple Panda Quilts for her Stocking Drive to provide a handmade stocking to each of the foster children served by the agency she works for.

Christmas Stockings for donation

After finishing the stockings, I even had time to cut out and baste the front of this Christmas pillow cover.

Laurel Burch pillow front

When we were down in Panama City, I (of course) had to check out the local quilt shop, Quilting by the Bay. They had some of Laurel Burch’s new line, Holiday Celebrations. I missed out on buying Celestial Dreams when it was available and I didn’t want to miss out again so I decided I’d treat myself to just one panel.

When Dave and I arrived back later in the day at our hosts’ place, I showed the lovely Lady L my little splurge. She mentioned that she’d love to have a Christmas pillow made out of that fabric.

So the next day, before we left to come home, we stopped back at Quilting by the Bay and I picked up another panel plus a yard of the co-ordinating birds on black background print so that I could surprize her with a little gift to thank her and her husband for keeping us in their thoughts and prayers this past year. (I’m pretty sure that she doesn’t read my blog so the pillow will indeed be a surprize.)

I plan on doing straight line quilting around the borders of each image. I’m hoping to have the pillow cover finished later today so that it can be mailed out on Monday as well.

For now, I’m off to check out the blogs of the other participants to see what they worked on last night.

But before I go, I’d like to mention that starting November 28th, I’ll be holding a giveaway for the Christmas stocking pictured below as part of the 2011 Stocking Giveaway (button on my sidebar) being hosted by Robin at RSIslandscrafts.

QAYG Stocking

I’ve slowly been adding small gifts to the stocking; some handmade and some purchased.  So be sure to come back and enter to win. The winner will be drawn on December 5th.

I realize that at this busy time of year it might be difficult to remember to return to enter a giveaway at the end of the month. If you would like a reminder simply sign up to follow my blog via email. The sign-up box is in the upper corner of the left side bar. You’ll receive a notice each time I make a post.

In addition to the 2011 Stocking Giveaway, upcoming posts you might be interested in include:  November’s Christmas on a Budget post, a QAYG (Quilt-as-You-Go) Christmas Stocking Tutorial and two great make and freeze ahead breakfast how-tos: How to Make Breakfast Burritos and How to Make Homemade Breakfast “McSandwiches.”

*Note:  All stockings pictured measure 19 inches from top to toe and 11 inches at their widest.

22 Comments

  • Nancy D.
    November 19, 2011 2:45 pm

    Hey, I love Laurel Burch fabric too! I have some of it that I can’t bear to cut into. I know, ridiculous, but I haven’t found the perfect project yet, so it remains in the pile of fabric too special to use. Honestly, I need to do something about myself! Those are lovely and loving projects, Mrs.! Very nicely done. Hope all is going well in your world!

  • Robin (rsIslandCrafts)
    November 19, 2011 4:47 pm

    Your stockings look terrific! I finished up a few stockings the other day also. One will be going to the stocking drive plus a couple others that were already made over the Summer.

  • Barb
    November 19, 2011 5:01 pm

    WOW….lovely stockings and the Christmas panel makes me wish Christmas was here already 🙂 Barb.

  • Cheryll S
    November 19, 2011 6:25 pm

    Great FNSI. I just LoVe the stockings… and the pillow. I love just about anything Christmassy!
    Aren;t FNSI’s wonderful to get together with all the friends around the globe and just SEW! 🙂

  • corina
    November 19, 2011 9:07 pm

    The stockings are lovely. The stocking drive is such a great idea. As a winner of one of your giveaways, I have first-hand knowledge of some of the BEAUTIFUL “little gifts” that you so generously include. I would encourage everyone to enter when the time comes!

  • Quilter Kathy
    November 20, 2011 8:41 am

    You had a very productive evening of sewing!

  • Manda
    November 20, 2011 2:47 pm

    Great projects! Lovely stockings!!

  • Cathy
    November 20, 2011 4:44 pm

    Looks like you had a successful night too 😉
    thanks for leaving a comment on my blog – I have become a new follower 😉

  • Shez
    November 20, 2011 5:15 pm

    whow you have been so very busy,lovely projects finishes,well done

  • Kay Lynne
    November 20, 2011 6:03 pm

    Thanks for stopping by my blog. Your Christmas stockings look great! Glad you had a productive FNSI 🙂

  • gayle
    November 20, 2011 6:41 pm

    Thanks for stopping bt my Blog and leaving a lovely comment. I love you stocking too. You have given me some ideas of using up some of my Christmas fabric with this strip patchwork.

  • Joan
    November 20, 2011 7:11 pm

    Those stockings are wonderful – what size are they ??

  • SoozeM
    November 20, 2011 7:32 pm

    Wow you were busy, I love your stockings, and you cushion cover is gorgeous, I am sure your friend will be thrilled to bits!!

  • Stitchin’ Time
    November 20, 2011 8:12 pm

    Thanks for visiting my blog :). I love your colourful Christmas stockings and the christmas pillow is very bright.
    Cheers,
    Robyn

  • Bev C
    November 20, 2011 9:32 pm

    Thanks so much for visiting my blog. The children will love those stockings. Laurel Birch fabric is always so beautiful. Happy days.
    Bev.xoxo

  • Wendy
    November 20, 2011 11:11 pm

    Your Christmas stockings and cushion cover are very beautiful, you sure got a lot done on Friday!

  • apple blossom
    November 21, 2011 9:34 am

    thanks for visiting my FNSI results. love the stockings great job. now I have to figure out how to enter to win. ;P

  • Sandy Rowe
    November 21, 2011 10:27 am

    Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving a comment. I had done a lot of prelimary work on my blocks, and just wanted to get them finished!

    Love your stockings!

  • Jannette
    November 21, 2011 11:24 am

    Thank you for visiting my blog, and for the compliment you left.
    I love your stockings, and especially that they’re going to kids that really need something special at Christmas!

  • Ellen
    November 22, 2011 7:00 pm

    You really were busy – the stockings are very cute and I love the pillow panel fabric! Thanks for visiting my blog.

  • Karen
    November 23, 2011 10:06 pm

    The stockings are adorable and I love your bright fabric choices! Awesome!!!

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