Saturday, July 4, 2009

Trying to sew

Last night's class was an All-American treat.. Julie our favorite paper crafter, decorating queen and quilter extraordnaire made the cutest little pillow for our class project..
This girl only knows Fancy and we love her for it.. I can't tell you how exciting it is to walk into a class when you know someone has put the thought and energy into it..This is Julie's Americana table set up..(oh and let me tell you about cherry chip cupcakes..YUM!)
Anyhow.. Back to my original story.. let me tell you it was a night of blunders for me.. I showed up to class without my machine's power cord. I wasn't thrilled with my fabric as it was a very modern take on Americana.. In the end, I think it will work but it took some convincing..To top it all off, I couldnt figure out how to gather my fabric for the ruffle..
Julie and I are on the same page.. we are sticking our feet into the "Sewing" versus "Quilting" arena..This was a sewing thing.. this was a make your brain see fabic in a different way..Not to mention discover how trurly useful your machine is..
Thankfully, class is around the corner from my cousin Monica's and I was able to ask Arthur to bring my machine over.. After fumbling around with her machine, I managed to get a few pieces together. The ruffle however, was not possible.. I ended up unpicking the entire thing last night.. will have to save it for Sunday.. I just looked up a sewing tutorial and that helped.. I think...
Wish me luck!
P.S. Have a great 4th of July!


  1. Why do I always miss Julie's cupcakes???? I'm sorry to hear that sewing frustrated you. I have a couple of tricks for ruffles that I can show you. Happy Independence Day :)

  2. well...did you get it done? hope you had a great 4th!