This fun event is hosted by the lovely Cheryll over at Gone Stitchin'. Between the FNWF and FNSI, I managed to actually do sewing. Because the majority of the group who participates in both of these are in Australia, their Friday is my Thursday, so I begin on Thursday and end on Friday....makes total sense, right?
Of course it does! It is a time zone thing, ha, ha!
|first attempt = yuk|
This week's adventure started on Thursday (as per usual) and I had decided I absolutely did not like the way my needle book turned out for the Chickie Travel Pouch. It did not look like quality...except for the lovely stitching that is....the rest was crap.
Suz over at Crafty Weasel had blogged about her very wonderful quilted needle books (if you have scraps, you REALLY need to check this out..it's so great!) and this gave me an idea on how to re-do that darn needle book! THANK YOU SUZ!
After supper on Thursday, I bounded into the NCC and grabbed that atrocity and proceeded to gently rip it apart. I had been thinking about this all day, but had not thought all of it through so I kind of went with the thought process as I went along.
I wanted a pocket in there for the scissors, so that was added (badly, but there it is). And for the life of me I have NO IDEA why I cannot find or maybe just do not have any darn FELT! So I just folded some badly cut flannel and used that for pages. I sewed that part in in such a way to where I could replace that when I do get felt or the 2nd place winner of the Gamer's Delight Contest could replace it. Either way, it was fun working through the process.
The pocket didn't turn out so great, and my sewing was a little crooked, but I really like the new needle book better. The best part? The Machine gladly did what I asked!
On Friday night I sewed up the binding and it has to be the smallest binding I have ever done! Not too shabby, and the corners are almost mitered properly ha ha! I like it, and feel it is prize worthy-ish.....except for the felt thing...that still bugs me so we all know I'll be fixing that issue soon.
Because that didn't take long, and I had just received the fabric, I figured I'd start stitching up Maggie's Garden Biscornu from Rainburst Embroidery on Etsy. I LOVE every pattern and this will be the second I have stitched by her. She has not put this particular pattern back up for sale yet, so be patient. Besides there are dozens of others you will find as lovely.
I also have another pattern called Ella's Garden that was done on black. This piece of fabric isn't very big but enough for two biscornu.
So that is my fabulous FNWF Alaska style ha ha! I cannot wait to begin wandering around the other blogs to see what new and wonderful things happened and find even more inspiration.
Until next time.....Keep on Stitchin'!