Friday, January 24, 2014

It's Friday Night Somewhere . . .

So why wait?

Well, I must - I have chores to do and errands to run.  After a productive morning, I'm finally home.  In the kitchen at the moment preparing our evening meal . . .

Chicken Paprikash

It's a family favorite and once the initial prep work is done it can just sit on the stove and simmer :)  It's one of the few one pot meals I don't put in my crock pot, but I think you could.

While the chicken was frying for the first step, I put away my groceries and got my FNSI list together.

 stitchery supplies - this is a new project.  You can find it at Little Miss Shabby.  It's a counted cross.


new patterns

 and my sewing buddy

My goals for FNSI:

1.  Finish Valentine penny rug

2.  Finish hexie pouch

3.  Finish quilt blocks (2)

4.  Make a new pin cushion

Do you have your list of projects and supplies together? Do you have a good movie or two or three to keep you company?  Or some good music?  What about snacks? 

I did my chores and ran my errands during the morning hours.  The fear was there would be no school again because of the cold.  Newton home from school changes plans a bit.  We love our children, but if we're honest, things always take longer and plans have to change to accommodate them.  But he went to school, so everything was accomplished before noon.

Do you Pinterest? It's an obsession of mine. There, I said it.  I find recipes, decorating ideas, gardening help, patterns, patterns and more patterns.  Lots of ideas for craft projects. Lots of really great blogs. In fact, many of the blogs I read I originally found on Pinterest through "pins" and the rest I found from reading those blogs. I wonder if Heaven has a craft room because I will never, ever, in six life times, get all the things I want to make done before it's my time to leave this planet.  The talent that God has blessed us with constantly amazes me. These images are from this blog:

 This is one of the sweetest journal covers.

I fell in love with this owl.  I know they are a really popular right now, but what I really like about this one is how dimensional it is, it's not just flat fabric - it has "feathers".

For years I did counted cross stitch.  I cut my stitching teeth on it.  It's always so clean.  These are beautiful examples.

These are just some of the reasons why I will always have UFOs and projects to complete for FNSI :)

Thanks so much for stopping by,

Wishing you a creative FNSI.


Anthea said...

I love cross stitching too Edi - though i don't do as much of it these days... you were well organised for your FNSI... great work!
visiting form the FNSI linky

e said...

Thank you, Anthea. As usual, I have too many projects planned, but it was a super productive couple of days. Hope you had fun and were productive too.