Saturday, January 16, 2010

My Friday Night Sew-In

I started doing laundry late last night... Now, what does that have to do with the Friday Night Sew-In?? Well, this is why.

I had started sewing this purse together a while back and made a total mess of joining the back section which has 3 pockets on the inside. I got the pockets in upside-down. So, I began the night by doing some un-sewing. (It seems I am doing that a lot lately.) Then, I managed to get it put back together again, added the handles and closing tab. I figured it wouldn't take long to snip the seams as its just a small purse.... OK so, 2 hours later it was all sniped. I threw it in the washer with some jeans and started my second project.

This table runner (on left) had been laid out a while back onto the back of a flannel-backed vinyl tablecloth. It had been rolled up and put away. I got it out and transferred it to my design wall. Of course, I couldn't just leave it the way it had been. I started messing around with the layout and settled on this which I like a bit more. Becasue of different lighting condition, the colors look slightly different. The color on the left are closer to the true colors. This was a charm set but I must have tossed the band telling me the line of fabric. (I still might play with this new lay-out a little since seeing here. Might need to balance out the dark browns more from one end to the other.)

Ran downstairs and put purse (and jeans) in the dryer. By then it was midnight. Where did the time go?

Hope you had as much fun as I did with your Friday Night Sew-In!!

8 comments:

  1. I can relate to the need to "unsew" quite a bit lately! But, I love the purse and table runner. Good job!

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  2. The time really did fly by. It was fun sewing with you ;-)

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  3. Bag looks great, and I love the fabrics in your table runner... 8-)

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  4. Ooh, aah! Very, very nice stuff! Congrats on the bag, and I love the tablerunner!

    I have 3 hours left to post pics of what I did last night (!) so I'd better get busy! Stay tuned!

    (Oh, and thanks for posting about the sew-in. It really helped motivate me.) ♥

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  5. I love your bag.... it looks lovely... Friday night sew in was a lot of fun....
    Cath Ü

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  6. lovelove that bag!! welcome to fri nights!

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  7. Love your bag, I'm a huge tote bag person - in all sizes..so cute!
    Valerie
    http://www.pastimesonline.ca/vals-quilting/

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  8. Love the rag purse...worth the extra time on it! Sew-In was great!

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