Saturday, April 18, 2015

FNSI & Gifts

 Sorry, I have been MIA lately busy with some mom duties and have not got much sewing in. I pieced the little tea kettle for the Snapshots Quilt Along and hope to make the dog in the basket this week. I am making mini quilts with the blocks, so I will add a white border and quilt this one up ASAP.
 Since I seem to have lost my sewing mojo, I signed up for last night's Friday Night Sew In (FNSI) http://sugarlanequilts.blogspot.com/2015/04/fnsi-sign-ups.html and got myself back into my sewing room. I met Lindsey for a Friday afternoon happy hour where we enjoyed white peach sangria and appetizers. Then, we brought dinner home to our hubbies which meant  I made it into me sewing room by 6pm. I machine quilted the fabrics for these Coffee Koozies. Here is the link to the free pattern 
I made a bunch of these for Christmas presents, but for this batch I did not piece them just using 4.5 x 12.5 inch fabric pieces.
 These are gifts for Secretary's Day which is on Wednesday, 4/22. I just dug into my scrap bins for cheerful spring fabrics. The coffee cups are the reusable ones that Starbucks sells for $1.
I made 7 of them between last night and this afternoon.
 I hit the after Easter sale at Target and got chocolates at 75% off and filled the cups to the brim. I spent about $2 each on these sweet little gifts. I always try to be generous with the secretaries and custodians at the schools I work at because they are really who run the schools. A little kindness with them goes a very long way!
I am nearly done with the second side of my Journey of a Quilter and have the third side all traced and ready for the hand quilting. I will spend some of Sunday with this for Slow Sunday Stitchinghttp://kathysquilts.blogspot.com

I have some other projects I need to work on, but they are secret sewing and cannot be shared, but I will share it as soon as I can!

25 comments:

  1. They do make sweet gifts. It sounds like your FNSI was a great success.

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  2. Was für wunderschöne Stoffe Du verwendet hast !
    Und danke für den Hinweis zum Schnittmuster.
    Dein Quilt sieht wunderschön aus !
    Liebe Grüße
    Käthe

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  3. So important to say thank you to those who help you everyday, I like doing little gifts like that for our staff too. Thanks for the link.

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  4. those cozies are cute - I remember seeing it at the link you gave but hadn't saved it.

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  5. You are sweet to be so kind!
    Enjoy your Journey quilting today :)

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  6. Nice gifts. So thoughtful, too. Can't wait to see your Journey quilt finished. It will be such a beautiful keepsake.

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  7. Hello Tanya! What lovely gifts you made for the secretaries and administrative staff.... I am sure they will love them! Your quilt is looking lovely... I really like the fabrics you have chosen and the hand quilting is beautiful! :) x

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  8. Love your fabric choices on your Journey!

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  9. Lovely quilt design on your borders, love the contrast of the thread colour.

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  10. I just love that Journey quilt! I'm sure your gifts will be much appreciated!

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  11. What a great gift idea - love your teapot, and your quilting! So pretty!

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  12. Homemade gifts are the best! Happy slow stitching to you today

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  13. I love your cozies and the gift is perfect for the secretaries and custodians at school.

    The teapot is too cute!

    Your Journey quilt is coming along, too.

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  14. Sorry you went thru a dry spell! I find doing some little projects help! Love the stitching on your journey quilt

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  15. Your Journey quilt is beautiful! So nice of you to say thank you to the people at school, I am sure they will be very happy and appreciative!

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  16. Cute idea here. I agree with you that it's not always the people at the top who make the world run more smoothly. You're a thoughtful person.

    Julie

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  17. I love your gift for the secretaries. That is a great idea. Your quilting on Journey is very pretty. I also like the teapot. I should make something like that for me as I am always drinking tea.

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  18. Great work with all the gifts. A lovely way to show appreciation.
    Good progress on your Journey of a Quilter quilt!!

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  19. Lovely gifts; lucky people. I like your hand quilting and find the quilt frame intriguing.

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  20. Your Koozies are fantastic. I always wanted to make those and monogram them for gifts, but my brain got tired when I tried to figure out how to it. Thanks for linking to the pattern you used. And your Journey of a Quilter project is looking amazing!! What a spectacular and very special quilt that will be!

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  21. I love the coffee kozies. I will have to make some and get those $1 cups. What a perfect gift.

    I have never heard of FNSIs. Thanks!

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  22. Thanks for sharing the link for the coffee Kozies, yours turned out cute. I have several co workers that would love these. I have thought about joining the FNSI there seems to be many things that get in my way.

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  23. I love that hand quilting. It really makes quilts special I think, and it's especially appropriate for Journey of a Quilter.

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  24. This is such a good idea! The price is right and it's a thoughtful pressie :D

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  25. I am obsessed with making those coffee koozies! I love yours! They are adorable and they DO make great gifts!

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