Sunday, January 22, 2012

Zippy Pouch Swap

Well, our Mouthy Mamma's have really done it this time!  They have organized a secret
zippy pouch swap and I am participating in it.  This should be a blast!  I recognize quite a few of the gals from the Modern Christmas Table Runner Swap that I recently completed.  I look forward to chatting with these gals again and to making friends with the new faces of this swap.
Since I have never made a zippy pouch this could be challenging...but I think it will be a great time.  I am sure my pouch will turn out great... the hardest part is thinking of a design. But then again, that is also the funnest part too!
And what about the button they made for the swap?!   I LOVE IT!

I am just writing this in hopes that I will unwind.... it is late and I should be getting to bed..okay, it's not that late... only 9:30...but 4:30 comes pretty quickly.... and right now, my mind is all a flutter with design ideas for this pouch... fabric, applique ideas, what shape, color, should I make it wristlet???????? OH MY.. so many ideas, so little time.  I better just sign off and go lay down in bed with the lights out... maybe then my mind will quiet down.  Then again, maybe not.   Does the creative mind ever sleep???

Saturday, January 21, 2012

What I did for my Friday Night Sew-in

I fell asleep!  I started out all excited about staying up late and sewing until the wee hours of the morning.  I grabbed myself a cold beer, my projects and some batteries for my camera and I downloaded the audiobook... The Hunger Games...  

I began to cut my pattern pieces out for my apron... I had to giggle when I realized that I put the pattern upside down on my fabric so now my chickens are dangling by their feet!  LOL  I did manage to finish making the  ties and the neck piece for the apron and have everything cut out and ready to sew.   I could feel myself getting tired and the audiobook was absolutely wonderful and found it hard to concentrate on the apron.. that's probably why I cut the pattern out upside down.  LOL...  so anyway I sat down on the couch and just listened to my book... next thing you know, I am asleep.... well, I didn't know I was asleep until I woke up a couple hours later.  LOL  

After I awoke from a 2hr nap, I went back to my sewing room and figured out what I  wanted to do for my quilt back...  I didn't get a picture of that....  :(   I would love to cheat and say I finished it last night, but truth be known I didn't.   I finished making the quilt back this morning and now the quilt is at Diane's waiting to be quilted.  It will be gone just long enough for me to miss it and welcome it back home.

Beer and batteries just what a girl needs for a   FNSI.
The beer never got drank..I fell asleep.  lol
The apron pattern

Facade quilt front.  ( I stole this image from my sisters blog! with her permission, so I guess it's not stealing)

cutting my apron pieces
I think I need to nap before I participate so I don't mess up my cutting. Or maybe give myself an IV infusion of caffeine!

Speaking of naps.... I think I will take one now.  My brother's annual birthday bash is tonight.  Right now I am a little sleepy and I have a slight headache... a nap is just what this non-napper needs!

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend!

Friday, January 20, 2012

It's time for a Friday Night Sew-In!!!!!

Yeah!   I love being able to sew in my  jammies!  Do you????  That is just one of the things making this a fun event... I participated with this last month and did do some sewing, but since it is more than a minute ago, I can't remember what I made!  LOL  
On my sewing agenda for tonight---an apron and a quilt back.
The best part of tonight????  I can stay up as late as I want.  I am no longer working the weekends at St. Lukes Hospital.  I am officially a weekday person!  Only 72 hrs (every two weeks) which still gives me full-time benefits (whew) and weekends of fun!
Last weekend I spent with my sister.  We had the first of many sister sew weekends.  I don't have pics to show  as the batteries died in my camera.... I am rambling..I need to be sewing!  So if you aren't doing anything join us!

Handmade by Heidi

Heck... I am not going anywhere tonight  I just might have a beer!   I am also listening to the first book of the Hunger Games...creepy but good.