Saturday, December 17, 2011

A bushel full of fun!

Apple in progress...
Friday Night Sew-In at Sandra's house was a lot of fun. 
We were joined by Susan and Dave (well, Dave didn't do any sewing -- he did the driving).
Filling in the produce
I finished up a few little apple and pear pincushions from issue five of Mollie Makes.
It is a UK Magazine that has a lot of fresh, fun and funky ideas for crafting/making/thrifting/home decoration. I just love it, and now that I can get it in digital form for far less than the printed copy, I love it even more.
As usual, FNSI involved a lot of laughter, some screaming at the embroidery machine -- which I gave up on eventually -- and a lot of lovely fellowship with kindred spirits. It was like a Christmas gift before the official celebrations.
We even managed to get some things finished.
I am now plowing through the very last few things on my list.
Then, I can put my feet up and read until the end of January.
Even doing nothing sounds like a plan at this point of the year!

Ta da! Pincushion fruits!

Susan's little houses. So sweet!

The machine worked for Sandra -- and only Sandra

This is her tall zippered pouch that has embroidery within


  1. I had so much fun last night. I haven't laughed that much in ages. You and Sandra are a joy to be with.

  2. Yeah - I'm some kind of special alright ... ROTFL!!! Sorry embro (she needs a name other than the B one I've been calling her :D) was so hormonal!

    I did a new kind of embroidery this morning - I haven't figured out how to digitize a phrase, so I had to do it in 2 sections - you can imagine how much my fingers were crossed when stitching it out! After it finished each section it took multiple stitches across the middle of each set of letters - WHAT THE ****!!! I have no idea why or how to fix it, but I had to very carefully remove those extraneous bits - PATOOIE!!!

  3. Looks like you had a fun time! I didn't realise Susan lived so close by! What did poor Dave do whilst you all sewed?

  4. du liebe,
    ich wünsche dir und deiner familie von herzen ein frohes und gemütliches weihnachtsfest und einen guten rutsch in ein gesundes 2012!
    ich freue mich sehr auf ein neues bloggerjahr mit dir und bedanke mich herzlich für das vergangene - voller inspiration und freude.
    mit lieben grüßen - elvi


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