Saturday, April 16, 2011

FNSI and into SMSI

Last night I sat down to do some small simple projects (so I thought LOL) for FNSI.
Stitched a small stitchery onto some Christmas fabric to make my Santa sack for a swap. Then stitch fabric together. Next put in two button holes for the cord. Simple??? LOL. When I turned the hem I had 

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YEP!! put them on the wrong side. Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrr!!!!!!

Okay will just do them again on the outside. When I was done turned the bag to put in cord and  Noooooooooooo!!!
Buttonholes were on the other side of the  stitchery . Did not take a photo. Too mad. Unpicked the stitchery, re stitched on the BUTTONHOLE side, popped in cord and Taa Dahhh.
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Must say I am happy with my little sack NOW!! Hope my partner will be.
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I continued stitching into early SMSI and also finished this.

A small Christmas hanging to put in my gift box.

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Did you enjoy your FNSI and did you stitch into SMSI too??

25 comments:

  1. Please Cherryl if you're reading this partner me with Maria for the Santa Sack Swap coz I REALLY love this bag
    LOL LOL LOL

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  2. &***$# .... bother.... Catherine got in first..... but maybe we can use Mr Random....
    WEll done Maria... I would have put it in the too hard basket....
    Hugz

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  3. Sounds like you had a good night (morning) in the end. Lovely Sack.
    I played on FNSI but I didn't make it to SMSI, I got up to a fiddly bit and just knew I didn't have the patience to get it right.
    Well done on your finishes.

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  4. Oh no! A little mistake...just makes it so much better when it's finished.

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  5. Hello Maria,

    I thought you stayed up late, love the bag you made for the swap. Have a great weekend.
    Happy days.
    Bev.xoxo

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  6. Wow I thought you weren't going to get it right. Glad you did. It looks lovely.

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  7. Did you have a glass of water for the hiccups ? hmmm or just cuss? Finished project looks great.

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  8. Sounds like something I would do
    Looks good

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  9. It makes you mad when things go wrong doesn't it! But in the end you did GREAT JOB on the sack! The stitchery is cute too! ;0

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  10. the finished sack is so cute! Worth all your frustration. This is why I don't do FNSI, I am useless in the evenings!

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  11. So I have to move to Australia or New Zealand in the next two weeks to be in th erunning for this sack? :-(
    I love the stitcheries. That tree is adorable. Well done, my friend.

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  12. What a sweet little bag! Doesn't it drive you nuts when you do things like that. My sewing day last weekend was just like that. Grrr.

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  13. Yeah, we've all had days like that. The bag looks super cute, though!

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  14. I really like the bag - great job! I had lots of fun during FNSI, too. http://www.rocknquilts.blogspot.com For FNSI, I worked on getting closer to completion on my daughter's graduation quilt using Eleanor Burns' Quilt As You Go technique.

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  15. Despite the little bumps in the road, the bag turned out beautifully!

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  16. I love that little bag! Also, I am a big fan of the stitchery, and TILDA. My FNSI project was a tote bag that I managed to cut out completely wrong, but I managed to make it anyway. Cheers!

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  17. I know it HAS to be my fault- that Mistake part of me had to rub off on you! I am sorry! But , you overcame it and it is perfect. Even more perfect after the battle. :)

    I remember while a senior in high school we had an art contest and our paintings were placed in the public library. There was some kind of "artist award" and then there was a "judged best by the public". I won that public award on my painting of horses and I was so thrilled because I was honored that the general public liked mine best.

    From the looks of the comments - I think you would win that award too! :) Looks like you have a winner there , but you always do ! :)

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  18. I saw your little Christmas Tree Embroidery on the flickr site, so cute. Don't worry we all do those silly things like you did last night. At least you could fix it. Cute bag too.

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  19. A lovely finish in the end and I think mistakes are all part of the creative process. Well that's what I tell myself ....... Constantly lol

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  20. I love that little sack! So cute :-) I just stuck to Friday night....I got up too early to go into Saturday morning!

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  21. Love your stitching's! I did not finish what I started Friday night, and our weekend was filled with Grands and now I am having some much needed down time. Perhaps tomorrow I will finish the bag I started.

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  22. Don't feel bad I have had to rip things out plenty I think we sometimes get anxious and excited about completing something The ending product looks fabulous ,but I really don't know what those fancy initials mean it could mean some unfinished project of some sort,I thank you for visiting me and wish you a nice Easter.xoxo theodora

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  23. Maria, I just found your blog and I'm in the Santa swap too. I love this sack and have been trying to find something adorable to do for my own partner. Can I ask where you got your pattern from? Whoever your partner is will love this. I know I'm not in the running since I'm over in Canada. :)

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  24. Early Christmas crafting is such a good idea. Cute little projects.

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