Saturday, November 20, 2010

FNSI

It seems as though there is always something going on when they have the Friday Night Sew In (FNSI) with Heidi and Bobbi so I haven’t participated in it for months.  This month’s was different.  I have been trying to get a lot of little projects done and I have been wanting to try one of the mug rugs that I have been seeing.  I LOVED working on them.  They go up quickly and will make the perfect hostess gift for the various functions that we go to throughout the season.


Mug Rug 061
I made a pair of these for FNSI.


The week was busy with a lot of embroidery work that had to get done, but I was also able to get a few other things sewn too.
I had a request for another doll school uniform for a Christmas luncheon being held on December 4th.  I need to finish up the handwork on it, but the main sewing is finished.  They always bring in so much money for the school.

Mug Rug 062


I am still on track for my Christmas Cactus Quilt Along.  The reds look really dark in the pictures, but they are not in real life.  I am loving this project and cannot wait to start assembling the piece.  I think we have about 12 more sets of blocks to do.  We make four of each block and there are 25 blocks.  You have to be really careful to keep them numbered for when the assembly starts.


Mug Rug 057


With a large crowd coming next week for Thanksgiving, I am trying to get things finished up this week.  I will be sending off my blue and yellow swap block to Emily a little ahead of schedule.

Mug Rug 055


We are forecast to get a good winter storm over the next three days.  The temperatures have been dropping throughout the day and we are suppose to get anywhere from one to three inches of rain.  The mountains are predicted to get snow measurements into the feet.  It is a great start for ski season.  It would be the perfect weekend to snuggle up with hot chocolate in front of a roaring fire.  Unfortunately, that is NOT going to happen as we have too much going on both days.  Too bad!!! 

It seems as though our weeks are always full with a large family.  We had the pleasure of attending a concert last weekend for the 2010 Contemporary Music Festival gold medal winners.  The performances were incredible!  Our 12 year old grandson was playing the piano in it and did an amazing job.  If I knew how to upload a video, I would share it with you, but I don't!!  Can you ever teach an old dog a new trick?????  We took my mom and she had so much fun.  To see the smile on her face said it all.  Same grandchild now wants to take up the violin!!!!


I hope you are all enjoying a grand weekend.

31 comments:

badlandsquilts said...

You had a great night! The doll size school uniforms are so cute!

Terry said...

Love the mug rug! That tree is so cute! :0)

Quilt Hollow said...

Adorable little uniforms!!! Oh and the mug rug...fantastic gift idea! I've noticed since I've been seeing them more and more in blogland I am taking more notice in the mug designs in the stores..how about you? Enjoy your weekend!!!

nancygrayce said...

The mug rug is great! I had never heard that term before but I love it! What a great Christmas present that would be.

The doll uniform is great too. I know a couple of twin preemies that could use some doll clothes.

Have a great Thanksgiving....speaking of big crowds...I'd better get busy!

Val said...

I know that you both had to be so proud listening and watching him play. I would be proud too. I LOVE your mug rug. I almost tried that last night too. That is on my list. You are a busy bee. I guess I better go and get busy. We are having one of our Thanksgiving celebrations tomorrow. Thanks for the encouragement about the embroidery. I am trying.

Barb said...

Your mug rug is just adorable....

I hope you have a fun fun time at Thanksgiving....sounds like you will have a big crowd.

Joyful Quilter said...

Cute mug rug! Love the paper pieced Xmas tree. I've been thinking of making some for Xmas gifts but was stalled on the design...can I steal yours?

Michelle said...

Love all your projects! Especially the mug rug!

Dorine said...

What nice the little uniform.
And how proud can grandmother be!!!!
Good luck to uou and all your family

Heidi said...

Wow! I am in love love with those little mug rugs! I'm glad you were able to join us this month!

Micki said...

The mug rug is just adorable!
Micki

Linds said...

All your sewing projects are beautiful - and that mug rug is just perfect! How proud you must be of your grandson - of all those great grandchildren you are blessed with. I can't think of a better busy-ness to have in life - family. Have a lovely weekend!

Tonya said...

love your mug rug........it's cute

Zlaty said...

Love your mug rug! Perfect present for the holidays! Where did you find the pattern?

Happy sewing!

Diane at Crafty Passions said...

You do such nice work I am so impressed always, I wish I could do that too !
Diane

Fleurette@ Fleur's place said...

Love your rug mug, very pretty!

lindsey said...

That mug rug is lovely and the doll school unform is a great idea. ell done!

Midlife Mom said...

I love the mug rug!!! I printed off the directions so will be making one soon. I think I will make some for DIL's Mom for Christmas.

Always love the little uniforms, you do such a beautiful job on them and it is such a good cause. They are lucky to have you to make them each year!!!

What a joy to see and hear your grandson playing the piano. I'm sure you loved it as much as your Mom did. So nice that she can get out with you to go to those things. Violin eh? My Mom used to play violin but so far none of the grandchildren have taken it up.

We are headed for more rain too. I heard on the weather that you were getting tons of snow in the mountains. Great for the skiers. I suppose you will be taking your kids up to the mountains again this year.

The snowflake is approximately 4 3/4---almost five inches across. They are really prettier then the pictures I took plus they would be prettier in something other then some scraps. You put the fusible web on the fabric and then cut them out. I can't wait to do a Christmas project with them.

All my guys are at the game so I suppose I should turn it on and see how the Pats are doing. They will be home tonight about ten as they flew down. Mr. D is having a blast!

Guess I will head downstairs and sew. Can I blame you for this addiction? ha!

Kay Lynne said...

What a productive sew-in! I really like your mug rug and the doll uniforms are really cute. Thanks for sharing :)

Alice Grace said...

The mug rug is wonderful! You do such beautiful work!

Melinda Cornish said...

the uniform is so cute....looks like a whole lot of work though!......
I love the mug rug with the Christmas tree. So cute!

em's scrapbag said...

Funny I finished your block this weekend for the same reason. Love your little mug rug.

Kerrie said...

Everything is beautiful, I just love that coffee pad in the first picture! I want to make one so badly! Hugs, Kerrie

Joanne said...

The doll school uniform is too cute!♥

Dawn said...

The mug rug is adorable! I love it. And the uniforms are always so special - you are SO talented!

Joan said...

You have had such a busy weekend - Hope the storm wasnt too bad. I love all the work you sre doing :)

Karen said...

The doll uniform is adorable!What a great idea. And love your mug rug. That tree is so cool. Like it much better than what I did. Thanks for stopping by my blog.

palmtreefanatic said...

love that uniform!
Happy Thanksgiving!:)

Barbara said...

I love the doll school uniform.

kasthurirajam said...

all r cute

Quilt Rat said...

OH! I LOVE these little mug rugs.....I have never seen these before, what a fantastic idea!!!