Saturday, October 22, 2011

Progress from my 1st Friday Night Sew-In

As promised, here is what I did last night for my 1st Friday Night Sew-In.

Handmade by Heidi

As I mentioned in a prior post, my small groups', Seams Sew Easy, challenge for September was to try something new. I was thinking about doing curves, but then I remembered that I had purchased a Christmas embroidery pattern about a year ago. I have been wanting to learn for awhile now, and since Christmas is creeping up on us, I figured "why not".  I watched a couple how to videos at We Love French Knots. On Sunday night I put on stabilizer and traced the pattern on my light box. This was extremely difficult. I came to find out at our meeting on Wednesday night that I had used the stabilizer for machine embroidery. So, for my next project I will be buying some much thinner stabilizer!

Here is the pattern that I am working on. I am hoping to finish it by Christmas. (Yes 2011)

The pattern shows a pillow, but I am thinking a wall hanging will work much better in this household with the two little guys and all.

Here is my progress from Monday and Friday nights. Not too bad for a newbie, heh?


Hopefully I can make this a regular thing and get some WIPs done.

Our November group challenge is to have a Christmas present all finished! I have been working on designing the Brown Bear quilt for my little guy tonight. I have a pattern worked up. I'll see if I still like it tomorrow, and if so I will start cutting!

In other news, I quit my job on Tuesday and after training someone on my accounts for the next month or so, I will be a stay at home mom! No more crazy tax seasons! I will have time to sew between December and April 15th!

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  1. Very cute! I am working on a similar project by the same company but I am not nearly as far along. I'm thinking Christmas 2012 is a more reasonable goal for me. lol

  2. Very nice, Trish. I like Crabapple Hill snowmen designs. I'm stitching "Snowmen A to Zzz" and am only up to the alphabet letter "J." They do take a bit, but it's relaxing. It looks like you're stitching with the backstitch. I use that one a lot, but I'm stitching my snowmen with a stem stitch. Keep up the good work. Yes, you're doing well for a newbie!

  3. Your snowman embroidery is really cute and you've made great progress on it.

    Congratulations on becoming a stay-at-home mom. It's the best!

  4. Great job! Love the design! I've been hooked on stitching lately. I can't get enough! Thanks for sharing! I'm your newest follower! Have a Wonderful Day! :

  5. Cute!! That will be great for Christmas! Thought I had followed your blog, but I didn't see myself listed.. so followed again! And I love that circles project that you posted about in an earlier post too! :o)

  6. Great job, I just started an embroidery project & I hope mine comes out as well. I found you on small blog meet, I think it's great to meet so many new bloggers. I can't wait to see what it looks like all done! Keep posting & stop by to see my attempts, I'm doing an advent calendar. Hopefully I can get It done before Dec 1st.
    Thanks January T

  7. I also participated in a Friday Night Sew-in Last month. It think it was such a great way to motivate myself to work on my to-do list.

    Your embroidery looks great. I can't wait to see the finished project.

    I've found your blog through a small blog meet @ Lily's Quilts. :)

  8. That snowman is so cute. I found your blog through the Small Blog Meet and I just had to check it out because I love your title "Fresh Raspberry Quilts".