Saturday, February 9, 2019

Birthday Sewing Day with Friends

Friday was my birthday and my day off, so I invited a couple of friends over the lunch and an afternoon of sewing.  My husband gave me "Spelling Bee" by Lori Holt for my birthday so all of my plans for other projects went out the window and I started a new quilt with patterns from my new book.

I decided to make the sewing machine block first.  I dug through my stash and found fabrics and then spent a while cutting out all the pieces and labelling them.

Once everything was cut out, the block went together quite quickly. 

Next, I decided to try some letters.

I forgot to take a picture of the "s" before sewing the first word together.

There is another word to add but it is not cut out yet so you will have to wait...

My friend, Pat, did some sock knitting as well as some counted cross stitch.  She is making an Easter Bunny card for one of her grandchildren.

Christine made herself a knitting needle roll up case, inspired by one that once belonged to her Grandmother.  She found some instructions on the internet.

I have been working away on Frank Lloyd Wright's Office Window in Oak Park this week. The top half is almost done.  The backstitching of this one will be done in gold metallic thread after I have finished all of the cross stitching.

I will be linking up with Kathy and the Slow Sunday Stitching group in the morning.


  1. So handsome birthday celebration, sew with friends. Like your sewing machine block. So much fun with a new book. Great embroidery you show too! Enjoy your stitching!

  2. Happy Birthday! Love that you have stitch friends to celebrate with and tell the DH, that gift's a winner!

  3. Happy Birthday! It sounds like you had a really nice day. I like the look of your new Lori Holt book (not sure why I recognise that name?) but your sewing machine block and letters turned our so well. I look forward to seeing what you end up making with them!

  4. Happy Birthday and sewing with friends is a great way to celebrate.

  5. Lots of fun in this post! Happy belated birthday, xo

  6. Such a lovely way to spend one's birthday celebration, stitching with friends. Your Frank Lloyd Wright embroidery is coming along beautifully. Love your new sewing project. The sewing machine is fabulous and love the fabric words, too. Such pretty fabrics you have used. Happy Birthday to you.

  7. Happy birthday! That sewing machine is great! I am going to make that block one of these days!

  8. Happy Birthday! FLW is looking good! What a great way to spend your birthday. Love your sewing machine block and "just" word.