Saturday, January 29, 2011

So you wanna have a party?

 Welcome!  Kelly and I are co hosting a sewing party today! I hope you will join in the fun!  Would  you like to participate?  Good news, you still can!  Head over to Kelly's to catch all the details.


We're sewing from 1-5 today!   My word was tranquilI decided that I am most tranquil when I am creating something.  So, I am going to sew a half apron for myself that I can wear when I am baking.  I really like to bake or cook when I am a bit stressed. 

Here are my fabrics:

Aren't they cute?  I will tell you what wasn't so cute, when I went to cut them today I realized they shop lady that cut them was a bit stingy.  So all of my measurements are a bit off.  The straps are a bit narrower.  The ruffles a bit shorter.  Uggh.  I will make a note on the pattern to buy a little bit more next time.  It would have been okay had she cut straight, but her cuts were very slanted and wasted 1/2 inch to an inch of material.  I was a bit disappointed to learn that.  But, I am tranquil today, right?  So I am moving on with it.

For you pattern junkies, this pattern is called French Flea Market Apron by Busy Bee Quilt Designs.  You can find it at the link. 

Okay, so I have a few things left to wrap up before I start to sew.  I will come check out what you've been working on this afternoon. Kelly has the Mister Linky up.  So head on over there an link yourself up!

A big thanks to Kelly for all of the work she will put in today.  She sure makes it fun to be a community of sewers, doesn't she?

8 comments:

Martina said...

Thanks so much for hosting this party together with Kelly! It is my firsst time to join something like this and I am very excited.Love your fabric. Glad there is still enough to make your project. I am looking forward to see it grow.

sunny said...

Thanks for co-hosting. This is the first sewing party that I've been able to participate in. Your fabrics are very cheery! I would want to bake more if I was wearing that apron.

Kelly@ Charming Chatter said...

Thanks you SO much Kris for co-hosting with me! This is going to be such fun!! LOVE your fabrics - and can't wait to see your apron! And, I love how you're being tranquil - in spite of a very frustrating situations!

Strlady said...

Love your fabrics!! Excellent project to keep the stress away.

Linda said...

Thank you for hosting this party. It gave me an excuse to join my friends this afternoon. I love your fabrics and your aprons! When I see aprons-it bring back many memories or my grandma.

PunkiePie (Jen) said...

What's the fabric line? I love it!

Allie said...

Oh Kris I LOVE these fabrics!! Thank you for co-hosting this fun party - I can't wait to see your apron! Boo hiss on the stingy cutting job.....argh.

JCnNC said...

That is the cutest apron and I just love those colors. Thanks for co-hosting with kelly.