Saturday, February 6, 2010

Free Sewing Day


This is the first Free Sewing Day that I've had in a very very long time. No phones. No work. No kids. No questions. No whining. No cooking. No cleaning. Just time hanging out with my bestest friend, Rae Ann. Go check out Rae Ann's blog Cutie Pinwheel. You'll love it!

First we went to the quilt store (one of my most favorite and most dangerous things to do). Rae Ann was looking for a birthday gift for her sister-in-law. I was looking for a couple skirt patterns for Kenna and material to go with the patterns. We both found what we wanted and then we headed over to the post office to mail her sister-in-law, Bonnie's birthday package. After that we went to lunch at Chili's and finished our day sewing.

It was a wonderful day for me and I was able to get a few things done.

Right now, I have a big deadline to finish the quilt I'm teaching for American Quilting's quilt retreat in 11 days and counting. YIKES. I'm a bit worried but whatever happens. . . happens. I'm not too stressed because I do have the project done I just wanted to have a quilt to show too. I'm teaching my Moda Bakeshop Project called Plates for Your Table. So, my students can either make the single plate charger, the table runner, or the quilt.

I also made this sweet Dresden Plate Name Tag for myself. I thought they were so cute that I decided to make a few kits for my students so that they can make one in class or sometime during the retreat. The spokes are 1 3/4" in length and the dresden plate finishes at 4 1/2 inches in diameter.


I also bought these two cute skirt patterns and the fabric is from one of Moda's newest fabric collections called "Boutique" by Chez Moi. I'm using the skirt pattern called Butterfly Kisses by my friend Jina Barney (go check out her blog Jina Barney Designz) for the skirt. Jina is a very very talented lady and works for a company called Riley Blake Designs. You'll want to check out their newest fabric lines and keep an eye out for some of their upcoming lines, too.


In the word's of Sponge Bob. . . "It's the Best Day Ever!!!!"

I'm leaving you with this goofy Sponge Bob Video
made to the Song "The Best Day Ever"

Sorry, I removed the video.


23 comments:

Thimbleanna said...

I just came from Rae Ann's blog -- it looks like you two had a wonderful day together! I sure wish I lived near you two! That little name tag is really cute too!

Shari said...

Sounds like a truly wonderful day - like a mini vacation (I'm a big fan of those). Love the name badge - your students will clamour for them!
Hugs - Shari

Jackie said...

What a cute name badge! I'm glad you had a wonderful day...it looks like it was loads of fun.

Nedra said...

I read on Rae Ann's blog also, what a fun day you two had. Aren't good girlfriends, combined with quilting such therapy?
Love the name badge. And best of luck with teaching your class. Your students are lucky to have you as their teacher. If I lived closer I would take your class!

Rae Ann said...

Ohhh! You had me in tears! I am honored to be one of your bestest friends...but you forgot the word...FOREVER!!! Silly you!
I love the way your dresdan name tag turned out! Let's see...isn't Valentines Day just around the corner...hint...hint...hint!
Love and hugs!

Sherri said...

Sounds like a great day with Rae Ann! I absolutely love your name badge! Wish I was coming up to that retreat...I'm hoping to make it up next year! Oh, and can't wait to see the Dresden quilt too!

Jackie said...

Those are the best days ever!! i had one of those yesterday too with my friend, Karen. Too much fun. I just love your Dresden nameplate. Too cute!!

Gene Black said...

I was surprised when I saw the SAME picture at the top of your blog as at Rae Ann's. For some reason I was thinking that you are in Texas. I did think that Rae Ann's friend looked very familiar! Ha ha.
Glad to hear that y'all had such a fun day.

Fiesta said...

Kim the little dresden is just so adorable. I can just see your students loving it!

Material Mary said...

The class sounds so fun. Good luck. It always tests the nerves a bit when you teach but you will do just fine.
Mary

Susan said...

What a great way to spend the day!

Barb said...

I love the name tag....

Glad you had a "ME" day...sounds like you had a great time!!

Mel said...

Darling name tag!! I just got a Dresden acrylic template so I can make some of your Dresden circles!!

Love Chez Moi fabric!!

Oh, and I love your new blog button, wanna swap?

jaybird said...

sounds like lots of fun! good luck teaching.. i'm sure you'll do great & your students will have a blast.

a little bit biased said...

That little dresden tag is the cutest thing! It's so tiny! I love it! Glad you had such a wonderful day...oh, that sounds so nice to have a full day of sewing,shopping & lunch with a great friend. Wish I were going to that retreat. I'm sure it will be so fun. Good luck!

Candace said...

The name tag is adorable, and it sounds like a really nice day.

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

How fun. Love the name tag. Such a good idea. I'm excited for the retreat. I'm taking the little purse by Amy the Thurs night. My class either won't have anyone or just a few. And trust me, I"m fine with that. Then I have the trunk show on Friday after the class. That will be fun.

April said...

Do you have a tutorial or pattern for the nametag? That is ADORABLE! I would share it with my friends at our local Featherweight Club.

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Beeshebags said...

Awww I wanna be a student of yours so I can make myself a dresden name badge! Love your blog....so colourful and informative. Hugs Naomi

Melissa said...

I have to tell you, that nametag is so stinkin' cute. I'm trying to figure out where I could wear one. Oooh! Maybe just for a girlie weekend party favor. Thanks for the inspiration!

Carrie P. said...

Hi Kim,
I just wanted to let you know that I just finished a book keeper and thought you might like to see my version. Thanks for sharing the pattern.

Jandi said...

I love love love the name tag. My daughter (8) needs to make a name tag for herself for her quilt guild. This looks great but the pieces night be a bit small for her to handle.