"Make what you want to make, and make it the way you want to make it." Gwen Marston

Friday, January 25, 2013

A Snowy FNSI



It’s not a lot of snow, but it’s very cold out, and the snow made the roads very slick, so we decided to skip our monthly Dinner Club with friends, and order in Chinese.  I’ll miss seeing the friends, but I’ll have more time for FNSI!  Follow the link to see what everyone else is doing this month.

Actually, I thought FNSI was last week, so I sewed like crazy, and got most of this little table topper finished.

I wanted to bind it in the blue fabric, but I didn’t have enough, so I found this wonderful stripey fabric last weekend in Baltimore.  This is for a gift, and for another gift, I made this little guy on Sunday.

This went together quickly, and I really like the finished    product.  I didn’t take pictures of the backs, but they’re both from clearance fabric that I also got in Baltimore, and I wish I had purchased more of both fabrics!

And don’t tell anyone, but I actually left work early today, and when I got home, I finished my first pink scarf for the Pink Scarf Project.  My fingers are itching to start a second scarf, but there are other projects calling out to me first. 

In the mail this week, I received pretty pink hexies from Pat in the UK.


I am slowing down in my hexie production.  While cleaning and organizing and making my lists of what I’d like to accomplish in 2013, I came upon my yoyos for Yoyoville.  I think I’ll devote my Wednesday nights to making yoyos for awhile instead of hexies.  But I’m still in the Inchy Swap, so I’ll be making at least a couple every month.

I also received this beautiful mug rug from my swap  partner Ida.  It’s a seasonal swap, and we had fun reminiscing about decorating shoe boxes in school and making “Balentimes” for our classmates.IMG_4552

Let’s see, what else is happening.  Uhhh…I got new tires on my car this week, and an oil change, and oh yeah ---  I START MY NEW JOB ON MONDAY!!!!!!!!!!  It’s actually the same job I’ve been doing for nearly a year, but I’ll no longer be a temp, and I’ll have BENEFITS!!!!!  Like health insurance and paid vacation.  This has been in the works for several months, and I’m so glad it’s finally happening.  Happy Dancing in my cubicle on Monday!!

Who were you kind to today……..Sunny



  1. First I am happy that you are happy about the new job that is the old job that you start on Monday!!!!
    Love all your projects--great job on them all--Keep close tabs on that purple one--my blog friend Alice would love that one!!!
    It is bitter cold here still and snowing tonight--a fine type snow--but they also say that Monday will be 35 degrees out so Monday I join in the happy dance as I get to go see Odie and fill out his paper work for me to adopt him!!!!!!
    Hugs, di and miss gracie

  2. Congratulations to you! Have a fun weekend and keep warm.

  3. Goodness! You are one busy lady! Have you gotten any further on your stay-at-home robin? If not I can understand. I have 2 finished quilt tops made 5 years ago sitting in a drawer waiting to be quilted. And what do I do? Everything else but quilt those tops. LOL And congrats on that job becoming permanent.

  4. I am so pleased the new job has definitely come through, woo hoo!! And well done on your Friday night(s) sewing :) They are lovely gifts

  5. lovely sewing and congrats on the job.... great news...

  6. Great news about your job. Congratulations. That must be a weight off your mind.
    Lovely to see your gorgeous projects, too.

  7. Awesome news about your job Chick!
    And your little projects are all cute.

  8. Woohoo - congrats on the new (upgraded) job!

    I love all the goodies you shared.

    It sounds and looks like you had a wonderful week!

  9. Love what you have done, someone's going to be lucky.

  10. Congrats on the new job! and a successful FNSI

  11. Great job news, Sunny! :) Congrats! Love the table toppers, too. Hope you're having a great weekend!

  12. Snoopy happy dancing with you on your new job!! With benefits!!!


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