Sunday, September 2, 2012


I won the FNSI draw in June and my winnings arrived on Friday! I cannot wait to make the owl pincushions!!!! Fellow blogger Sandra (Suddenly Sandra) makes these really cute owls shown here. I've hinted left, right and center to make one as a giveaway so I could win it, but alas, she hasn't taken the hints. Well Sandra, it turns out I'll be able to make my own adorable owls now - so there! LOL! You should check out her blog, she makes some wonderful little zippered bags in different shapes and sizes (and a really cute penguin that I've got my eye on!).

 In case some of you don't know what the FNSI stands for, it is the Friday Night Sew In. A virtual sewing get together, hosted by two cousins, Bobbi (Crafty Vegas Mom)  and Heidi (Handmade by Heidi). A hundred or so quilters link up with the goal to get some sewing done on the designated Friday. The next day we post our results, big or small. It's wonderful to see all the projects everyone was working on. There is a prize draw too! Even though I can sew any day, I actually plan my sewing for that evening (or try to). I look forward to it every month. A big thank you to Bobbi and Heidi for hosting the event (and for my lovely prize)!

My blog hasn't shown much sewing lately and still might be a little while before it does. It turns out I have a pinched nerve in my shoulder which has seriously curtailed important activities - such as sewing and computer time. While it gets worked on, I've been enjoying the outdoors, sipping on iced coffee and reading. An alarming dust bunny problem is developing but OH WELL - must listen to the physiotherapist and take it easy!

Happy Stitching

ps - Thank you all for your comments these past few weeks. Typing really aggravates my shoulder so will respond when I'm back to normal. Just wanted to let you know that I do appreciate them and haven't been ignoring you!


Impera Magna said...

Oh... what cool prizes! Love the fabric and the owls are too cute...

Hope that mean ole pinched nerve goes away quickly...

Cassandra said...

Congrats on your win! What an awesome prize.

Sandra :) said...

LOL thanks for the shoutout - I'll have to bake up a tray of brownies in case anyone new stops by :D Cute fabric and pattern - funny you should mention that owl - I just finished another one on Saturday, LOL! I haven't taken his picture yet but after that he goes right into my gift box :D Take it easy with that shoulder - you don't want it getting worse - maybe getting a massage would help!!! And not doing housework - that would help a LOT ;)