My spirits have been pretty low lately. My husband was out of town for 9 days, in Australia of all places. With the crazy time change and the spotty at best communication through cell phone service- the 3 of us missed him desperately. We survived, I became a single parent for 9 days and Kenny became the “man of the house”. Thank goodness he passed his drivers test. Having that extra driver around the house when Jim was gone was very helpful, there were many runs to the grocery store for me- it was awesome!
I think between all the sewing cramming I did before the Sewing Summit, the single parenting and sleepless nights over the last several days played into the “lovely” little cold I came down with 1 day before Jim arrived home.
Feeling better today, I thought I would show you what I actually accomplished today! I finished 1 of my UFO’s I brought home from the Sewing Summit! I haven’t been feeling very creative lately, (I am in an icky slump) so I thought that if I finished the 3+ UFO’s I brought home with me, I could then move on creatively with some other fun stuff. Like experimenting with making a “porthole quilt” and a “polaroid quilt” in a mini size, of course.
This is the first UFO I tackled from the Sewing Summit, the description of the class follows:
Idea Pouch – a hands-on sewing workshop
Teacher: Michelle Webster from Michelle Patterns
The Above is our teachers’ result, Michelle Webster, from Michelle Patterns.
This is my result, not quite as nice, but I am happy with it nonetheless.
The other UFO that brought me to tears, literally during class was this lovely one:
Curves Mini Quilt – a hands-on sewing workshop
Teacher: Christina Lane from The Sometimes Crafter
Christina was a great teacher, but I got all the pieces mixed up and ended up cutting a piece too small and ugh- tears started running down my face, AND it was time for ME to pack up. No worries, I bounce back. I came home with this: