Saturday 17 September 2011

Not done that before

well, after a whole week of doing nothing this is what I have managed today:

...I have finished my last item for the mug rug and goodie swap.  I really hope my partner likes this, I am certain that the item is ideal, just hope the fabric is to their liking to

I can't believe we get to send them out as of Friday, so excited to see who has  been sewing for me!

I havn't really done nothing all week.  Wednesday night I didn't get in till about 10 as I was learning how to do some training and the training was in the evening.
Thursday night I finished off my curtains:

There are two of them, but obviously it would have been very dark if I had photo'd both.  They are floor length and lined with heavy blackout lining: they were heavy and bulky to sew.  This is my £10 bargain fabric from Dunelm.  I have been lying in bed looking at the fabric and appreciating the curtains even more knowing that I got 10m of fabric for £10!
Whilst I was making them I did something that I have never done before - I sew through my finger.  Man, that is painful.  There wasn't much blood but lots of pain - also bear in mind I was using a big industrious size needle to get through all that fabric.  I now have two perfect puncture marks on my rather swollen finger.  Will try very hard not to do that again!
Tomorrow I have some studying to do (groan) but will try and get some more sewing done as well, I have some mystery quilt along blocks to get on with and the back of the over the sea QAL.  I don't think I will be doing all those crosses, I just don't have the time!
Oh, and I finally managed to join pinterest: wow, what a fabulous way to waste loads of time, I will have to be very careful with my time management with that!


  1. OUch! I feel your pain! That's what I did but thankfully not with an industrial size needle! Got to love a bargain like that!

  2. Oh, I was just talking yesterday about sewing through our fingers but yours sounds the zippy.

  3. They say you're not a true sew-er until you've stitched your finger! Great makes though! Jxo

  4. It is amazing how my toes curl in sympathy when you say you sewed your finger. Hope the swelling goes down and the pain goes quickly.


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