Saturday, February 20, 2010

Friday Night Sew-in

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!








16 comments:

Trillian said...

Hi Jandi,
your sew-in sounds quiet a bit stressfull. But your work looks great. I love your flower wall hanging.
Trillian

BaileyGirl5 said...

Wow! All of your projects are lovely. I bet it feels good to get the two holiday ones finished! It will seem so great to get them out this year and have a new, fresh decorations that you made yourself.

Dandelion Quilts said...

You got a lot done on your sew in. I am having a giveaway at my blog based on what I finished...you should stop by!

Mary Anne Drury said...

OH my gosh!!! I SO remember those days of thinking you got the kids to sleep and then one is up then you go through the ENTIRE process again .... and again .... SHEESH !!! My hat is off to you for getting so much done (I usually ended up falling asleep with one of the kids)

Quilter Going Bananas said...

Sorry to hear your baby didn't cooperate with you!
Glad to see you got some sewing done. Thanks for visiting my blog and commenting. Have a great week!

Jessica said...

I like the flower wall hanging! It is lovely! You got a lot done!

Bobbi said...

very cute projects!!! you got more done than me, and i didnt have to change diapers.

Judy C said...

Hi, thanks for looking at my quilt, yes the colors are bright, but still I hope Amish looking that is what my daughter wanted.
Your wall hangings are beautiful, I love the flower one it's very springy and we all need spring right about now.
nice give awasy I will blog about it later today.

sunny said...

All in all, sounds like you had a very successful night! I LOVE that flower piece. Where would I look for that pattern?

Thanks for visiting my blog!

Jandi said...

It is from the book "Stop, Drop, and Roll" by Heather Mulder Peterson.

Cindy from "It's a Sew Sew Day..." said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog and the wonderful comment! I love, LOVE the flower wallhanging! So springy!

Happy Quilting!
Cindy

Becky Gonce said...

Love the flower table runner.. great job on the sew in.. I didn't even get in my sewing room, but we are headed to HI next week so I've been wrapping up loose ends!

Sandi said...

Love the table runner. It's so bright and springy! I remember those days when my little ones would go to bed so well, my husband would be away on business and I would think I would have so much time to sew or craft......and then, well, ..... you know! LOL! I wanted to send you an e-mail but there is no link in your profile. I noticed that you are from Lehi and a couple of years ago my brother brought me a cookbook from Lehi. That's because we are from Lehigh, Iowa. :-) I was wondering if you had noticed that Stitches is mispelled in your new blog header? That's what I was going to e-mail you about. I used to have to proofread when I worked at a large computer company so it caught my eye.

Sandra said...

Glad to hear you were able to be part of the Friday Night Sew In. Your applique flower is lovely! I'm sure it doesn't seem like it now, but children really do grow so fast. My "baby" is getting married in a few months and I miss having the kids live at home.

Kelli said...

I am so in love with your flower wall hanging! I just came over to check out your giveaway and then I saw this!!! It is so beautiful and would look really great in my sewing room...I just might have to copy you (if you don't mind!!) ;)
--kelli
kellbell_6@hotmail.com

4bedtimestories said...

I love the flower piece. Very fun!