Thursday, February 16, 2012

FNSI signups

HOLY MOLY...... im about 6 days late for this message.  sorry about that to all of our crafters!
My cohost Heidi posted the sign ups last friday.  Friday Night Sew In is tomorrow. 

Last weekend i was actually in my hometown in North Dakota.  My family had to say goodbye to my dads only sister---My Aunt.  it was a tough weekend and unexpected, but my family knows how to LAUGH even at the roughest of times.  BUT....i did get to spend it with HEIDI.  See we are cousins for those of you that dont know this history of how FNSI started.  we even snuck off to a quilt store!!! 

i am gearing up for tomorrow night.  Trust me, i need to relax in my sewing room with my new machine and extension table.  these tables are the coolest!!!  I have a project in store too that i bought in ND.   Heidi gave me some pointers on the zipper issues ive been having.  THANKS HEIDI!!!

last month i burnt out my old sewing machine.  the one ive been using for like 4 years.  my mom had bought me a small singer..... a little one just in case i enjoyed sewing.  If you read my blog, you know how that turned out!    I.HEART.SEWING

well, my little "work horse" as i called her has been through a lot!  ive taken her out of town, ive moved her location, ive made lots and lots of projects with her, i even gave her a nice sewing room to play in.  i guess she just got old and worn out.....poor girl.  the night i knew our run was over was when she almost started smoking......she had this horrible chemical odor that made me scared for my life.  i put her outside for the night and knew it was time to replace her.  YAY for me!!!  Now i have a larger machine so i can learn to stipple.  I even bought a darning/quilting needle. 

see you all tomorrow night!!!


Val said...

Sure wish I could join you all but I have been having trouble with my hands. It is driving me crazy. Have fun and I hope to join you next month.

Kelli Fannin Quilts said...

Whoa! Thanks for the reminder for FNSI. I would have totally spaced on it. Lots going on this week to distract me. I will be looking forward to it for sure!! :o) Congrats on the new machine--how exciting. Mine is at least 10 yrs old, but still motoring along.. but the minute I smell burning chemical/plastic she will be gone! Scary! Oh, I have a giveaway going on right now, too, so if you want to join, hop on over. :o) Thanks Bobbi!

Becky said...

That is a sweet extension table! I am a little envious :) It is always sad to lose an old friend (sewing machine), but it's super fun to get a new one too!

Maria said...

Would have been nice to catch up with Heidi.
I am getting ready to go into the cave to sew right now.
Happy stitching to all.