Sunday, January 23, 2011

Friday Night Sew In

Imagine this....
your best friend over for a play day
Thanks Pam aka Mama Spark for sharing your day with me
...movies playing
lots of  sewing projects to work on....
didn't have to cook supper
......makes for a great day and Friday Night Sew In....

Finished....a gift for a friend
....friend reads my blog....sEw no picture:)

Great progress on mug rug for Madamme Samm's
....Mug Rug contest due February 4.....
I'm going to surprise her and get it to MSamm before the deadline:)
I'm luving it.......... it's a contest ...sEw no picture....till after February 4!

Finished the 4th block for Layer Cake Quilt Along
hosted by Moose on the Porch....
Pam  stitched  most of the block on Wednesday...
and finished my first 3 blocks....
what a great friend!!
Now I'm only 2 blocks behind but I'm going to catch up by Wednesday...
I hear you laughing ...no laughing !!!!!!!!!!
I am going to have all six blocks to show when we meet on Wednesday...

Block 4

Stitched on two blocks for my fourth snowman quilt.
This block still has a bird to stitch...
I know, I know, I know
I should have finished the bird before going to the other block but....

Snowman stitchery front


I didn't do all the hand stitching on Friday night....only the trees on both blocks...
wonder woman I'm not :o(
...Yippee I did finish this block.

reindeer stitchery front 1

Next....binding sewn to a UFO....it's a sampler quilt I pieced about 4 years ago....
but not stitched down.... This was a small quilt sEw it was fast and easy!

A tutorial is in the works for all who struggle with your bindings...
Is there anyone out there in blogland needing help with your bindings?
Tutorial is on the way.......pinky promise....around the second week in February

Sampler UFO binding


Stitched till 3 a.m. on my 'birdie' BOM
hosted by Little Miss Shabby

Birdie BOM January Birdie BOM January closeup

I'd say Mama Spark (read her FNSI post here)
and I had a very productive Friday Night Sew In....
..we started about 3:00 p.m. Friday afternoon ...
cut, sewed, pressed and watched a couple of movies.
...DH picked up Papa John's Pizza for dinner...
cut, sewed, and pressed again...
Mama Spark packed up and headed for home about 10:00p.m.
DH  headed for bed about 11:30
...crazy me I just kept stitching like I was the energized bunny:)
till 3:00 a.m....yes you read it right!

Visit Heidi's blog and sign up for her February
Friday Night Sew In.
Heidi usually has one Friday Night Sew In per month.

Happy stitching and come visit again:)
Pauline 

11 comments:

Mama Spark said...

Oh NOOOOOOO, were we not supposed to show our mug rugs?? I love mine!! I just finished it today, bound and everything!! Soooo cute. DH wants me to make some more. Sooo much work for something so small! We had a great day and night and I am happy you aren't sick of me yet! Your Birdie Stitches looks great!

Vicki said...

Wow very impressed by you productivity and your sewing stamina!

The Bear's Blog said...

Hi Pauline,

I just love to visit you. You are such an inspiration.

Hugs.

kaye said...

sounds like a perfect friday night--I do love your stitched blocks. Kaye—the road goes ever ever on

Jen said...

Sounds like fun! I need to catch up on my Layer Cake blocks too. I would love a tute on bindings. I thought I knew how to make them, but they always turn out strange-looking. I hear your the best binder in BlogLand!

Karen said...

Don't you just love it when all goes to plan and you end up being so productive???. It's also great to have a friend there to motivate you as well. Love the way those snowmen just keep popping up everywhere! And I am not surprised that you are doing the Birdie Stitches blocks as well. I plan to join in that one too.
Good luck with the mug rug competition. Looking forward to the binding tutorial!

Allie said...

I'm astounded, Pauline, I'm usually up til 3am but I sure don't get that much one!!!

Linda said...

You got so much done!! You are an inspiration!! :-)

Crispy said...

I think you should show your mug rug, every one else is showing theirs....not just Pam LOL. You two certainly get a lot done when sewing together, my group gets very little done because we yak too much :0) I'm lovin' all your projects!!

Crispy

Micki said...

I love all of the pinks in that block!
Micki

Gmama Jane said...

Binding help????Oh Please yes!!! I have relied on using my backing as the binding for years and it's time I branched out and did what I call the REAL kind of binding. All th eolder ladies who taught me to quilt used this older method SEW that's what I've used until now...any help is greatly appreciated. I pulled out one of my quilting Guidebooks, the one from BH&G for some tutorial last night. I decided to practice binding on my mug rugs. Good idea don't you think??
BINDING SOS send help SOON!!!!
Gmama Jane

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