Sunday, January 12, 2014

FNWF

Oh what a night!!!! I sewed, sewed, had a woops and unsewed.....wrestled with the sewing machine
Once I had 9 inches for the base. I had to hold the base on it's side and keep sewing to form the sides.....

still holding...still sewing, with the occasional hiccup of cotton jamming or the machine sewing straight instead of zigzag......only I don't think I am holding it straight enough as we are still going out as well as up...ah well..... 

the supervisor is still with me so all is good......

...this is what happens at 10.30, when the machine has jammed yet again, and I say "What am I doing!" for the umpteenth time.....I have to confess there were some extra words in there but we wont go there today!! DH, by this stage, made me a cuppa and said that is enough for one day, finish it in the morning....no way I thought...it is now or never!!! And after another hour, some blue language, some discussion on the pedigree of my sewing machine, some confusion on understanding the pattern, I ended up with this!!!

Ta da!!!!!

I think a photo in the light of day would be better to show the colours properly....it really doesn't look like the pattern in shape, but what the heck, it is an original! Now I have some endy bits to sew in, some holes to hand sew and some buttons to sew on, but that will be for another day...I need my bed now. A very (frustrating) but fruitful FNWF....I wonder what others have been up to....we can have a look over here.
Happy sewing!


13 comments:

Helen said...

Oh well done congrats on your patience and perseverance it looks great !!!

Christine M said...

Well done, Sue. So what colour are you doing the next one? LOL!

Elyte said...

Great work Sue, you conquered the bag. Great market bag or beach bag.

Pinnylea Creations said...

You've more patience than me; I'd of given up. It's a credit to you ♥

Michelle Ridgway said...

Well done to you! Love the 10.30pm shot....haven't we all had those moments lol!!! Very cute supervisor too x

Maria said...

A fabulous finish... How good of you to hang in there to the end...
Love the hat photo...

Farm Gate Creations said...

Love it....the photo with it on your head that is.....and your bag it looks fab.

Marilyn said...

Well done for keeping going and getting the finished product. I have great admiration for people who sew those baskets/bowls etc using that method. It is a great finish.

Fiona said...

well done with the bag... your experience sounds like mine but your result is a lot prettier than mine was....
Hugz

marina said...

gorgeous! glad it made it to the bag stage and you didn't go with the hat lol

Quilting Chemist (Danette) said...

Your bag looks gorgeous! I always wanted to try that technique but maybe I'll wait until I have plenty of time. Great job!

Tania said...

Well done! I think you have done a brilliant job! Very attractive as a hat too lol. Glad the supervisor kept you on track. Hope you covered his ears though when the language turned blue.... lol

retdairyqueen said...

Like the bag a lot Well done I can imagine the words Think I would have been using them as well