Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Friday Night Sew-In/Catch - Up

Who doesn't love a nice big block of time to get some crafting done?

Friday Night Sew-In is just the excuse I needed to get motivated :)  I started with a movie, well actually a television series - Legend of the Seeker.

Then I prepared a couple of patterns for sewing.  The patterns had multiple sizes, so I had to choose the one I needed.

This one is for a pooch named Valerie.

This is for doll clothes for a baby doll for a special little girl.

Both will be Christmas gifts.  Next step, choosing fabrics and start sewing !!  There's just a little over a month until Christmas !!!!  I know I'm not ready.

Once that was done, I moved on to an afghan I've been working on.  I made one for my niece for Christmas for the new baby coming.  This one is for me :)

This is a project that will just get done as I go.  The yarn comes in large skeins that are regularly priced at $10.00 each.  So I wait for coupons to come in the mail or it to go on sale before I buy the next skein.  So when I ran out, I moved on to the next project. . .

This baby afghan will be for my great nephew that was born in August.  These are also large skeins, but I already had them.  I'm trying really hard to use supplies that I already have.  It's a good excuse to not spend any more money, but not just financially frugal, I'm trying to clean up my supplies so I only use what I have and have what I need.  Space is becoming an extinct commodity in my home.  So it's time for some serious purging and holiday gifts are the perfect time for that.

These are the receiving blankets and baby quilt for the new little guy coming sometime in December.  For some reason the doctors are having a really hard time pinning down a due date.  My niece has a very good idea when this little guy should be coming and is hoping before Christmas so we can celebrate with him, too.  

So Sister and I did shopping and sewing; invited Oma (German for grandma - Omama is great-grandma) and on Saturday we invaded  invited ourselves for an impromtu baby shower :)

"That's a lot of stuff" :) - she wasn't complaining.

The proud, happy new parents.

Proud Papa playing with nephew (this one was born in August).

Great-Aunt, Oma, Big Sister (new nephew belongs to her).

We all had a very nice visit.  My niece's husband is a real sweetheart, I love her 7-year old son to death, I don't get to see my nieces near enough (they live about an hour away).  My niece and her husband purchased their home - it's actually a "trailer".  I was amazed at how big it was and nicely laid out.  She has plenty of room.  Eventually, they hope to move it to their own land.  Right now they are renting the lot in a trailer park.  So happy for her.  She's waited a long time for Mr. Right.

Sunday was a slow, quiet day.  I was already started to not feel well and that has kicked in full-force over-night with a sore throat and chills.  I'm not getting much done, but I did manage to finish a scrap afghan I've been working on.

I keep saying it, but I need to get the Christmas gifts rolling.  Maybe Wednesday. I'm going to finish watching my movie and try to get warm.  We're expecting snow this coming weekend. It's going to be a long winter if I'm going to spend it ill and cold all the time.

Thanks for stopping by.

Wishing you a creative day.

(Image taken from internet)


Wendyb said...

Oh Edi......you must have caught the 'bug' from my hubby....he's been sick with the flu since last Friday too......lots of sleeping and coughing and chicken soup at our place!!! Loved the visit with your family....you sure have been a busy girl. Hope you feel better soon....big hugs xoxoxoxoxox

e said...

Thanks Wendy. Fortunately for me, I don't think this is the flu. I'm sorry Hubby is under the weather and especially for so long. I haven't been as busy as I would like - but I'm working on it. Love and hugs my sweet.

Anonymous said...

Your niece is so fortunate! That's a lot of wonderful stuff for a new baby, and not forgetting the old one either. =) How wonderful family is!

e said...

Yes, she is, but I'm equally fortunate because I love doing for her and her sisters and their families. If they weren't around, donn't know what I would do with all my time :)