I had been very excited about the Friday Night Sew-In (any excuse, right?) but I almost didn’t make it! My husband was playing a benefit for Haiti tonight, which left me free to spend the entire night in front of my machine without guilt. I tucked the kids in bed, put on my favorite pjs, and started laying out the supplies. And then the baby was crying. Fresh diaper and I’m back to sewing. Then the baby woke up again. Grrrr…. doesn’t he know mommy wants to sew? So we end up watching television until he falls asleep. I repeated this process a total of four times. But somehow I actually managed to get a bit done. The two holiday wall hangings I started from scratch and now they just need to be quilted. The flower wall hanging was already pieced but I finished most of the needle turn applique. I can’t believe how much I actually got accomplished. And now I have two more projects crossed off my list and can buy more guilt free!
Happy Halloween! November 1, 2009
Better late than never, right? The kids and I had a great night trick-or -treating. I am just happy I finished Lorelei’s costume Friday morning (3:30 a.m.).
Quick Table Topper September 19, 2009
A quick trip to your local supermarket will confirm that Halloween really is just around the corner. Every aisle is filled with orange and black streamers and large bags of chocolate will tempt you from racks near the checkout stand. It is just the beginning of the holiday season and it is almost here! We don’t have much time before Christmas- which means I should really go get fabric for those stockings I’ve been saying I am going to make for my family this year. I have vowed that we will not celebrate another Christmas with $0.99 red stockings from Wal-mart! I take comfort in the face that I am getting closer to being ready for Halloween.
My mom and I did these tops together at her house. Just a simple disappearing nine patch with borders:
And then I decided to brave the uncertain world that is free hand machine quilting. I’m glad my first project wasn’t a quilt, but I am happy enough with the job I did not to throw it out (although I won’t let quilting friends take too close of a look).