I'm ready to show you the results of my first Friday Night Sew-In. It's not much, but I did feel good making some progress on a couple of projects.
The first thing I worked on was this pre-fab apron. This is the one that I said was cheating a little bit. I found this panel a few weeks ago at a thrift store for $3.00. Years ago, I used to see these panels and wanted to make one so bad, but we never had the extra money to spend on things like that. So when I saw this one at the thrift store, I got it - because I could! Last night I sewed it up. Please don't laugh! I know it's a rooster (sorry, Barbara!) and these things are probably out of style, but I like it. And that's what counts, right?! :)
The other project I worked on was my first table runner. I'm using the Choc-O-Cherry Turnover Treat pattern from Moda Bake Shop, and I'm using a Kansas Winter turnover. I totally ruined the first block, and the next two still don't look quite right to me, but I can't figure out if something's wrong with them or if it's just because the blocks aren't joined together yet. My sweet husband said that those things that look "wrong" are usually what make handmade things special - isn't he sweet??? Last night I decided to get all the centers done and then begin adding the sides to make the blocks. I had the two completed ones done before last night; the rest of the work was what I did last night.
So that's that. Hopefully I'll get to play again next month!