Last night was FNSI for February. Hosted by Bobbi at Crafty Vegas Mom this is a fun monthly sewalong because it means I can legitimately tell my family to leave me alone for the night. I had big plans to sew the long languishing snowball quilt top. I even laid it all out on my bed yesterday afternoon so I didn't waste time on block placement when I could have been sewing. If you're visiting from FNSI - welcome. My FNSI attempts are always full of drama.
The night did not start well. My planned 7 pm start was pushed back to 7.50pm. This would be because everyone else's arms at the Castle Pyjamas (Since I am now a Queen we live in a castle ) appear to be broken and they can't chuck meatballs in a frypan. Perhaps I should have written instructions as I was prepping the entire dinner earlier in the day to make it easier for them.
Miss P was here for the afternoon yesterday (after our uber fabulous op shopping afternoon ) which naturally stretched into dinner. At about the same time I was about to finally settle for FNSI she announced she wanted to alter the hem , neckline and ruffle on a dress. Heads up here : Miss P does not sew. That means she wanted me to alter the hem , neckline and ruffle on a dress.
Further information I'm chucking in for free - I don't sew or alter clothes. I can - I just choose not to. I didn't even bother to break this unfortunate piece of news to Miss P gently. Instead I sat with her working on binding my Lounging Around quilt while Miss P attempted to hem something for the first time in her life while I gave her verbal instructions on how to do it. I have to say she did a pretty decent job but balked at changing the neckline of the dress and making a new ruffle. She decided pretty quickly as I explained what she needed to do that the dress didn't need further embellishment.
So my achievements for last night included : Finishing the binding on Lounging Around and then scorching the label beyond redemption (fortunately before I put it on ). I've just made another one and will sew that on without the aid of heat bond when it dries.
I started to sew the snowball rows together and decided after 28 blocks of 168 that I wasn't feeling the love and neither was my machine. I moved on because I'm a mature adult (plus I had run out of swear words to say )
I switched to sewing the blocks together in rows for Little P's Alphabet Quilt and I got them all done.
Emboldened by my apparent success I decided to give hand sewing a crack. After agonising over font and colours and unpicking some false starts I finished this...
For my first ever hand stitching attempt I'm pretty happy with it . And yes that's Little P's real name for the first time ever on my blog.
So all in all, it was a productive night even if I didn't get my snowballs finished. And perhaps today the snowballs and I will reach an understanding about who is the boss ....
Hope your Friday night was craftilicious and you didn't have any snowball-esque moments!
Check out what other crafty FNSI- ers have been up to here .
P.S. There is weirdness going on with my font today. Spooky!