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My week in a nutshell and FSNI results


Ok.  So I forgot it was Friday and I forgot it was the Friday for the Friday Night Sew-In.  It has been a whirlwind rollercoaster ride the past 6 days.  Six days ago I found out my Mom has a brain and lung tumor and was having emergency brain surgery to remove the tumor.  Her health is very good aside from this.  The Head of Neurology was going to do the surgery and assured my parents he has removed hundreds of these types and that there was an almost perfect success rate.I decided I needed to make her a quilt.  I had some jelly rolls so I thought a simple lap size line quilt would be perfect.  The Mr. convinced me to make it big.  I didn’t have enough backing for a large quilt, so I rushed off to Walmart and purchased a 300 thread count flat king sheet.  I got this far prior to the surgery.  Its sitting on my queen size bed.  It will be approximately 65 x 80 inches or thereabout.

Mom had her surgery on Wednesday. I was and still am in shock.  Stunned. Scared.  It’s not something that is easy to process and I can’t imagine how it has been for her.  Lucikly, the tumor was not in her brain.  Only pushing against it.  The surgery took 1 hour and 45 minutes in total.  Twenty-four hours after the surgery, she was up walking and climbing stairs.  Assisted by her Physio Therapist of course, but mobile so fast.  Mom wa discharged today.  Discharged 48 hours after having brain surgery.  I am in awe at the level of care she received and how great she is doing.  She has definately exceeded my expectations.  My mom is my hero.  The strongest person I know.   Tonight, I managed to free motion half the quilt.  I wanted to present it to her tomorrow.  She knows about.  She will just have to wait another couple days for me to complete it.

I love you mom!

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FNSI Results


Last night I participated in the Friday Night Sew-In.   I had many projects to complete but chose to complete this purple and green sling bag.   It has a magnetic closure, a large zipper pocket and a standard size regular pocket. Very simple, but I am glad I completed it as I sold it shortly after.   A very successful night to ease back into sewing.  Oh, and sorry for the poor quality of the picture.  Too lazy to get the good camera out.  Enjoy the rest of your weekend.

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Friday Night Sew-In


What?  How did I start my Friday Night Sew-In without registering?  How did I miss that?

So, here is what I plan on doing/have partially done.

Press the backing and quilt top.  Sandwich and pin together.  I would love to sew, but that might not happen tonight.

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Friday Night Sew-In


I am participating in the Friday Night Sew-In today and it couldn’t have come at a better time.  I have two quilts that need the 2 backing pieces sewn together and then they need to be sandwiched and pinned and FMQ’d.  I also have the fifth and final quilt to the Big Quilt Project that needs to be started.  The fabric is on the cutting board and the pattern is simple.  Alternating 3 inch blocks.  Simple.  Very nice results and quilt easy to get results as I am sewing 5 x 3.5 strips of fabric together, then cutting into the blocks.  I will probably  even get assistance from my little helper!

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Friday Night Sew-In Results – Quilt #4


Tonight, of all the projects I have on the go, I began a new quilt!  This is quilt # 4 of my Big Quilt Project where I need to have 5-7 quilts completed by Christmas.  Quilts 1 & 2 are completed and # 3 needs to be sandwiched, but I did not feel like doing that tonight.

I began by cutting a lot of 6.25 inch squares then I cut them into quarters.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

After this was done, I sewed them together to get half squares.  Then ironed them.  Then sewed each half together to get 42 5.25 inch (I think) squares.  I remembered tonight how much I hate ironing things but am glad I am starting to make progress on this one finally.  The fabric has been taunting me for 3 weeks.

 

 

 

 

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Friday Night Sew-In


I am participating in the Friday Night Sew-In as soon as I get home from work.

Tonight, I will either sandwich and begin quilting the Splash, begin working on a new quilt that is part of the Big Quilt Project or perhaps work on a secret project but then I can’t tell you about it until the recipient receives it.  I am glad hockey season is upon us now.  It keeps the Mr. occupied and gives me more sewing time!

Happy sewing tonight!

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Friday Night Sew-In


I am participating in the Friday Night Sew-In as soon as I get home.  Tonight my goal is to FMQ as much as I can on the Pink Passion Quilt.

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Friday Night Sew-In


I am participating in the Friday Night Sew-In as soon as I get home.  I hope to get the boarders done around 2 almost finished quilt tops.  So with this being said, I better get to that train station and head home!

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