Sunday, March 24, 2013

Sewing Night - March 20 2013

This week at Sewing Night, we had a bigger crowd than the past 3 weeks.  There were 7 of us in total.

For the first while, Sue, Allee, and I were the only ones.  While Sue and Allee cut out Allee's pink camo sweater, I showed them a few of the patterns I'm excited about.
 As of tonight, all the pieces for Allee's sweater are cut out.  We forgot to cut 4 pieces for the shawl collar, so we had to piece the last 2 together to get it out of the scraps we had left.
Allee worked on a few more seams, and she got her patch pockets sewn onto the front.  She also got one of her sleeves sewn in!  I don't have a picture of Allee, because she was the photographer tonight.
 When Nadine and Emily arrived, they asked me to hem Emily's snow pants, because the bottom 2 inches were getting torn.  I did the snow pants, and Nadine was a busy bee and fixed 2 other projects!
 Benita graced us with her presence, and I was thrilled to watch her show Emily how to run a sewing machine.  Emily is only 8, and I'm excited to watch her learn to sew.  She also cut out the fabric for 2 stuffed Easter eggs.  I helped her pin them, and encouraged her to sew them at home, with her mom's help.  
 Surprisingly, there were no shenanigans tonight!  We were all working our tails off!  At the end of the night, we were all busy.  Benita and Nadine were working furiously on their projects, Emily was cutting out her eggs, and I was hemming a quilt from my church quilting bee back in January.
It was a very productive night!  Corrin also showed up for 15 minutes to visit and give hugs.  We all hug each other every time we leave sewing night.  It's one of my favourite things about this wonderful night.

1 comment:

  1. Hi! Just wanted to let you know I gave you and your great tip about a Jalie hoodie a "shout out" on my PatternReview post and my blog entry. Thanks for the good adivce!
    Leu, sewing in NYC