Saturday, February 18, 2012

AfterMath of FNSI

Before I show you what I accomplished in FNSI last night (it's now Saturday morning here in Australia)... does anyone else loathe the new computer proof letters we have to type at the bottom of most comments. 
I know I do! What were wrong with the other letters... they usually didn't form words... so they were NOT for computers... but now I have to look twice every time and then still get it wrong sometimes. errrr..
NOT happy Jan!

Anyways... that's my Saturday morning gripe!
Phew.. feel better now!
I have DD#1 wedding in March so I wanted to celebrate it by making another 12in MiNi for my entry table.
So last nights FNSI was perfect timing to tackle it. My night started with an idea in my head... now that's always dangerous... but I managed to find fabric in my stash (smiling here) that were perfect...

I measured and cut them...


Stitched the sashing & border fabrics...


Did some of this...

Perhaps one of these too...







Then used some pins...

Added some embellishments of pearls & crystals...
And FiNiSheD with...















I wanted this mini to be simple, but traditional and elegant.
I'm very happy with the finished result!
Perhaps when I actually hang it I'll take a better photo of it. It really is pretty in silver & white!

How was YOUR
"friday night sew in" ?

33 comments:

Vroomans' Quilts said...

That is just lovely. What a sweet little piece to work on. I don't join in the fnsi - usually sewing anyway - trying to finish up that second 12 Days of X-mas Sampler - been waiting on it's binding for ever. Then some cross stitch for the rest of the evening.

Cath said...

Oh Cheryl...your mini is stunning. What a clever lady you are! and yes I despise the new word varification. I usually have to refresh twice before I can actually make out the letters. sometimes is doesn't actually look like the alphabet as i know it!

shez said...

Grr i agree with you Chez about the letters or words that we have to type in now i often get them wrong ,SO I HAVE TO KEEP FLUFFING AROUND TILL I GET THEM RIGHT,LOL.
Oh Chez that mini quilt is so pretty and elegant,well done on a beautiful finish.xx

Vroomans' Quilts said...

Oh - I hate the new word setting too - people can just change their comment setting to no word verification and pop up window - that will clear it.

barb's creations said...

Hate,hate,hate the new word verification....sooooo frustrating! Love your mini finish,very stylish :) Barb.

Narelle said...

Yep, dislike!!! the knew word verification. I can't even read half of them and it takes a couple of tries to get it right :(
Your mini quilt is so elegant. How can you achieve so much on FNSI? ... I barely make a dent :)

donna said...

Cheryll I agree with you about the letters. Sometimes it takes me 3 trys.
Your mini quilt is gorgeous. Oh my gosh you did a BEAUTIFUL job.
Hugs
donna

Sharon - Lilabelle Lane said...

I love your mini, so beautiful. I also hate the new word verification, I never seem to get it right on the first go. I have actually taken it off my comments section now. If I start getting spam commints I iwll have to put it back so will just see how it goes.

Teri said...

Your mini is very beautiful....whats with the new letters you not only have to type one you have to do two of them and then if you preview it before you publish you have to do it again....what the point of it all anyway....it make you not want to comment....

Fiona said...

The mini is just beautiful... the word verification is not helpful... I think it will decrease the comments...
Hugz

Christine M said...

I'm like you Cheryll. I hate the new 'words'. You really have to study the letters and still get them wrong. A while ago I took my verification off but started getting spam so I put it back on.

Your mini quilt is just beautiful. How exciting having a wedding coming up.

Oddbjørg said...

Your mini quilt is sooo lovely!
I agree - the new word verification is really bad.
Have a nice weekend!

Raelene said...

Hi Cheryll,
I LOVE your wedding mini quilt, just beautiful.
As for those numbers some days I just give up and don't enter a comment.
Well done again on your FNSI achievement.

Hugs

Sunnybec said...

The new word verification is a pain, I can't read the white on black, I have just had to do it three times on a comment...people are going to stop leaving comments if this keeps happening. I have taken my word vetification off my blog so will see what happens. Your mini is so pretty I love it! Linda

Teresa Felgueiras said...

I've removed the word verification of my blog. This new scheme is a pain. The words are so crooked no one can read it. I think we all should do the same.
Your mini quilt is adorable.

strandkorbtraum said...

ohhh all that beauty in one evening ...
I never turned that word verification on (as far as I know) I'm not "interessting" enough for spammers (yet?)

Larissa said...

I totally agree with you ... and everyone else ... That the word verification change has made it more difficult and frustrating than before!!! And yes, unless I really feel like commenting, I can see myself not doing so so much ... Very sad!!
Your mini is just gorgeous!!! Very impressive!!!

Helen said...

Ummmm, I haven't had to do the new word thinggy yet, maybe on this comment?????
Love your mini quilt!

Maria said...

Cheryll your mini for your DD1's wedding is beautiful.

Yep hate the new word verification too.

Bev C said...

Hello Cheryll,

have to agree with you on the word verification, hate having to proove I am not a robot.

You did a beautiful job on the wedding sampler.
Congratulations to your DD

Happy days.
Bev.xoxo

Craft to Do said...

Looks like you had a great FNSI. I love it when you know what you are going to do and you get it done in the time set aside. What a beautiful gift.
Hugs Sandra

lisa said...

last time i when i comment on a blog i had to type th eletters 12 times and refesh 3 times so stupid.

your mini is very clean and elegant!!! love it
Hugs
xo

Kaisievic said...

Hi Cheryll,

Oh, I so hear you - those new letters are a pain in the you know what. I love your FNSI stitching - so beautiful and elegant.

hugs, Kaye xoxox

Quilt Kitty said...

Your mini is beautiful & elegant Cheryll. Yes, I agree completely about the letters & being able to read the words - annoying! Tracee xx

Sheila said...

It is gorgeous Cheryll , very elegant .I also hate these new letters and get them wrong more than right.

Lynda said...

Cheryll it is lovely. That's a lot of work to do in one FNSI!

Jody Herbert said...

That is just lovely Cheryll. A very successful FNSI!

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Little Susie Home Maker said...

Yes, I am complaining about the word verification, myself. I hate them. I hope some of the bloggers will turn that off.
That is such a beautiful mini. I think you added charming details to this.
Blessings,
Susie

Maree: said...

Grrr I am hating these verification thingy's...
Beautiful work.
cheers

Sarah said...

What a beautiful piece of work - gorgeous! Well done (and I agree about the different type for verification - very annoying)

marina said...

what a beautiful block and a lovely momento of the wedding.

Vicki said...

Popping in via FNSI - thats a beatiful mini. And I agree about the different type for verification, can't make some of them out, turned it off on my blog.

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