Saturday, December 11, 2010

Friday Night Sew IN FNSI......and a giveaway

My first Friday Night Sew In was FuN, fUn, FuN. Mama Spark came over as planned and we had our play date.  Our friend Cori (owner of Crazy Quilt Girl Quilt Shop) came for lunch and helped Mama Spark with a bit of unsewing.  Mama Spark was using one of my machines and they always say 'if you start a project try to use the same machine to finish it' as they may give different results.....oh yes they do ......so she had to do a bit of unsewing and Cori helped her with that tedious task that we all hate.....Cori is a sweetie....she came bearing gifts for both of us.....she surprised us both....she is a real sweetie!!!!

I stitched down binding on 2 of Mama Spark's cardinal wall hangings.....5 down and 3 to go....she took them home with her and she has them posted on her blog. Look HERE and read about her FNSI.

Cardinal wall hanging

I still have 2 more to bind that are similar to this one and a Merry and Bright hanging to bind. Mama Spark said I could pick one.....any one I wanted for me to keep. Which one do you like best?

Here is Merry and Bright.

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I also finish these snowmen tea towels

Snowman tea towels

and almost finished the pot holders. Just the binding to do on one. The pot holders were purchased at IKEA. I unsewed the binding and then stitched the red binding on and I like them better. It would have been easier to make my pot holders from scratch. Two of the tea towels came from IKEA too. I'm glad that tea toweling is becoming more available by the yard...40+ years ago when I got married I made myself a set of 7 hand embroidered tea towels. Glad to see it is becoming popular again. I still have them.....and a few are :( looking and pretty thin but still not as thin as the new IKEA ones.

Snowman pot holders

Cute don't you think......

I was hoping to get a binding on a quilt...it is a beast.....I am procrastinating can you tell.....but I will be working on it tonight....promise.

Happy quilting......I'll be posting on Monday and you won't want to miss it!!!!!

12 comments:

StitchinByTheLake said...

That snowman is just darling...all of them! I love dark colors so that's the cardinal I'd pick but what goes best in your house? blessings, marlene

jennifer said...

I love your little snowmen. Merry Christmas

Diane H said...

I'm crazy for cardinals - love the wall hangings! Sounds like you had a great day.

Mama Spark said...

You are the bestest BFF ever! I had a great time. Can't wait to do it again next Friday. XOXO

Sandie ~call me crazy said...

Cute snowmen! And I love the cardinal hangings! I love cardinals! It will be hard to choose one~ they are all cute! :-) Happy stitchin'!

Allie said...

Saw you guys had a fun time on Pam's blog - quilting with friends is the best! I love those cardinals, the Merry and Bright is my fave - love brights. Your tea towels are so darling and so are the potholders. Thanks for the reminder I need to get to Ikea this week - I love their .49 kitchen towels with the red stripe, they're non-linty and perfect for drying dishes. Don't try to embroider them, though! Hope you get your binding done!

Crispy said...

It sounds like you three had a marvelous time together! I wish I could still get down on the floor like in the picture on Pam's blog LOL.

Crispy

Linda said...

Oh, everything is so cute. It looks like y'all had a great time! What fun. I like the dark cardinal the best. I wish I lived closer so I could come and play with all of you. I love getting together with friends. Merry Christmas.

Quiltluver said...

Goodness, you sure have a lot going on. Love those snowmen!

Carol said...

Love the dark bird. The snowmen - what a great idea.

Madame Samm said...

Oh second part of question..LEAST fav part...finishing it...I actually sip a tea and shed a tear...like saying goodbye to a friend...I know this could be strange to read..but I am the same way for books....I get sew involved in them...ok, there you have it...next lol

Cathy said...

OMG! I wish I had stumbled on your blog before christmas. I love your snowmen towels and pot holders. I made tea towels and pot holders this year as my gifts. They were loved by all. I will add these to my list of gifts for next year.

I am a follower now. Love your work.

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