Saturday, May 3, 2014

FNWF

I hope all the people who joined FNWF's had a wonderful and productive evening. I had a lovely time with friends but a frustrating time with my sewing, came close to throwing in the towel especially when I had to unsew and got it all back together and still a block was wrong!!!! Ahhhhhhh!!! By then it was after 10pm and I just wasn't thinking straight and everyone else had finished!!! So it was home time!
Lots of little corners to cut off.

Tracee arrives, not to sew, sadly, as she had to pick her son up from work at 9pm, but with refreshments!

Happy sewers, Tania and Marg,


"Now, please remind me why we are doing this quilt?" "And, why are we making this block so big, only to cut it down?" "But why?" "Am I doing this right?"  "Which way?"  "I don't understand!" Conversation around the kitchen bench!! (Mainly from me I must add!) I can only report on the polite comments, and tell you that I used the words 'great hairy crocopiggies' many times, comes in handy when you want to swear but don't feel you should!! Lol!!

Tracee unsuccessfully hiding behind the fish tank! Teeehee,I can always get her in a photo in the end!! Here begins another, "But which way to I cut this?" conversation...

So Tracee took over, because by now we realised  I had made a mistake and in trying to fix it had, completely messed it up and so had to start from scratch again!!! Sob!!! "Great hairy crocopiggies!!!" Tracee cut new bits while I found some more fabric because as Murphy's law would have it, I didn't have enough of the original fabric!! Sigh!! Sob!!

Jasmine kept her cool and just watched!!

Marg and Tania sewed on...

Tania half way!!! Yay!!! Looking good!

Meanwhile I am back sewing new thingies, old thingies in the background, this time I measured them and trimmed them down to the correct size!!!!

Slowly going silly!!

Ready to throw in the towel and say that is, it no more!!!!! Why am I doing this!!

Marg calmly sews on and....

finishes her block! Beautiful!

Then before I know it Tania has finished her block, the brown has shown the red of her top in this photo so we tried again,

Beautiful!!
So I sewed on and on and ironed and sewed and finally finished, but,

wouldn't you know it!!! "Great hairy crocopiggies!!!!!" When you look at my block I have 3 Bear Paws and a FISH!!!! Where did that come from!!!!! Who put a FISH in my block?????  Oh well, time to head home and get some sleep.
Pop over to our lovely host Cheryll,and see what the other lovely people have been sewing. 
I guess tomorrow I will be unsewing and trying again!! "Great Hairy Crocopiggies!"
Happy sewing everyone!!

14 comments:

Tania said...

We were sorry you were having such a 'Great Hairy Crocopiggies' night (giggling here), otherwise it was lovely night. I hope you have been having a much happier day xxx

Christine M said...

I had a chuckle especially when you pointed out you had made 3 bears paws and a fish! Just think how lovely this quilt will eventually be.

Helen said...

Oh sorry Sue but I had so much fun reading I'm still smiling, I thought that only happened to me :-)))))))))

Lyn said...

You have the perfect way to spend FNWF..with real friends in person..amazing how once one thing goes wrong other things seem to follow,just as well you were with friends to help you , good luck with the modifications to the 'fish'

retdairyqueen said...

Lovely to have your friends to sew with

marina said...

wow looks like that block has caused you quite a headache!
wonderful that it didn't beat you, the fish got sent packing. What will the bears eat now?

Michelle Ridgway said...

Oh you poor thing. I HATE unsewing ! I can certainly understand the need for rude words. It was lovely unsewing with you anyway xx

Leeanne said...

It happens to us all! Lucky you have a 'special' word to smooth it over a bit.

Fiona said...

you are all going to look back to all the stories this quilt will hold for you...
Hugz

Josie said...

I like that block.... 3 bear paws and a fish!! ;o) I think you should patent it... it's very apt as bears catch fish with their paws. You are a genius!! I'd have ditched the coffee and gone for vino when things started going pear shaped... I find it helps... hic!! :o))

willsquiltn sew said...

We had a fun night, but I think I got a bigger laugh reading your blog just now Sue, glad you got there in the end! We'll done!

Janet said...

At least you had a riotously fun night! :) Maybe the bear was hungry for fish and that's why he had to catch one.

Elyte said...

Very stressful night for you. Lucky you have supportive friends and Tracee bringing refreshments. I think the fish might add some interest!?!?!?!?

Raewyn said...

Hehe you sound like you had a fun night - even if your sewing didn't go quite as planned!!! The finished quilt sure will hold plenty of memories for you!