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Saturday, February 19, 2011

Friday Night Sew-In Project

Last night was the Friday Night Sew-in that I joined for the first time. I thought it was last Friday night and posted about working on this custom tote bag and this crocheted wedding gift afghan, which I would have done anyway, so it's all good!

Last night didn't go quite as planned. I did get to work on something...

Modern Siggy Swap quilt...but it wasn't this. This is the quilt I am making from the Modern Siggy Swap blocks I received last year from Rachel's block swap. I had enough blocks to make a small quilt top which will finish into a nicely sized wall hanging for my sewing room. I only had one block leftover, which I decided should be the one I made, and I will use it on the back of the quilt for the label. You can see the blocks I made for this swap HERE.

Modern Siggy Swap quiltI had started working on the quilting yesterday afternoon, just stitching around each 4-triangle square, but didn't get it finished and didn't get back to it until this afternoon. I'll share pictures of it again once it is finished. You can see Rachel's block right there in the lower middle part of the above picture.

Graces knitted mittens in progressSo here's what I worked on last night before my night took a turn for the worse. I'd like to say I made the completed mitten, but that would not be true! I finished that one a few days ago. Last night I started the second mitten for my little Grace to match the crocheted hat my mother had made for her. I was happy that I was able to get the 18 rows of ribbing done. And that's it for the Friday Night Sew-in this time around!

My older daughter spent a good portion of the evening in the emergency room and found out that she has pneumonia. And I spent most of the rest of the night with my son who is 8 years old and was sick sick sick all night long. Poor guy! He looked a bit better this morning, but just a few minutes ago woke up from a much needed nap and was sick again. I guess his tummy couldn't handle that toast he had for lunch. I really hate it when my kids are sick. I'd much rather be the sick one than to see them go through all that. What a way to start his school vacation week!

Happy Stitching!

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  • Sorry to hear that your kids are under the weather. Hope everyone improves quickly!

    By Blogger Karen M, At February 19, 2011 at 4:39 PM  

  • The flu hit all my grandkids and husband too. Must be that time of year.
    I hope your daughter and son are better soon, and that you can get back to all of your projects.

    By Blogger Nedra, At February 19, 2011 at 4:53 PM  

  • Wow - great job with the signature blocks -- good job with the FNSI

    By Anonymous Angie, At February 19, 2011 at 5:11 PM  

  • I hope your family is well soon. A mother's heart hurts when her children are ill :(

    I love the mittens. Great job. I also adore the signature quilt!

    By Blogger The 4 Bushel Farmgal, At February 19, 2011 at 7:44 PM  

  • Oh No! I'll never forget a saying I heard after I had Henry ... "once you have childrend you wear your heart on your sleeve" - and it's sooo true! I'm so sorry that your kiddos have been sick. I hope they are on the mend now. We've had a terrible winter (for sickness) and it really wears on a Mama's heart that's for sure!

    By Blogger Adrienne, At February 19, 2011 at 7:59 PM  

  • So sorry to hear about the sick ones - I agree with you that I would rather be sick than have them be sick. The flu bug hit my son's home last week - all three boys and my son had it - daughter-in-law was the only one to escape the bug - but then she had to stay well to take care of the boys and my son! Love the quilt blocks - so neat with the signatures on each block.

    By Blogger annemarie, At February 19, 2011 at 9:20 PM  

  • My goodness this flu has been hitting people hard and turning to pneumonia. Starting to sound like a repeat of last year. I love the quilt top! I also participated in the Friday Night Sew-In. Did get one item done that I wanted out of 3-4 that I had in mind. Hope you children all get well soon.

    By Blogger Brenda, At February 19, 2011 at 11:15 PM  

  • OH NO!!! having sick kids is really hard too! i LOVE your siggy quilt. thats a great idea...for my sewing room. you got a bunch done :)

    By Blogger Bobbi, At February 20, 2011 at 12:06 AM  

  • Double FSNI, good for you. I hope everybody is going to well quickly.

    By Blogger Nicole, At February 20, 2011 at 12:31 AM  

  • May your family be well soon. Looks like your cute red mittens help keep your mind occupied inbetween tending to your kid's needs.

    By Blogger Abby and Stephanie, At February 20, 2011 at 6:51 AM  

  • I am a knitting failure though I do like to crochet. It's my winter hobby for in front of the tv. Sorry to hear the kids are sick.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, At February 21, 2011 at 8:11 AM  

  • I hope all are well now (or getting well). You have so many lovely projects, so inspiring!

    By Blogger WendyBee, At February 21, 2011 at 7:53 PM  

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