Sunday, November 29, 2009

Sew Busy!

I have been "Sew Busy" this weekend! It was brilliant! I spent Friday and Saturday night at a friends house sewing. We had a bit of trouble with the overlocker, trying to change thread, I thought we could just pull them through, well one came undone didn't! And of course, it had to be the hardest one to re-thread, we spent quite some time trying to figure it out. But it was a blast - and we are going to make it a weekly thing. Thanks - you know who!
So what did I sew? I made this peg pinny for a dear friend of mine, who has just had more plastic surgery after a double mastectomy. The peg pinny above is something I have been meaning to make her for a while. She had one and whenever I stayed with her I always volunteered to hang out the washing, so I could wear it. So for Christmas a few years ago she had one exactly the same made for me. But hers fell apart, so now I have made her a new one.
And this bra/top I made for her today. When we were there last weekend, she showed this top to me explaining how she was going to pay a seamstress to make her some more, as they were the only things she found comfortable now. So I offered to do it for her. When I was cutting out a pattern, I made the same piece three times and it was quite different each time. I had a good chuckle at myself, thinking - what an arrogant tart! I often forget I really am only a beginner at sewing and often over estimate my skills. But it all ended well, thank goodness, or there would have been tears.
I also managed to nearly finish another fairly big project, that I can't show you till after Christmas, but you'll all know what I mean when I say tonight I will be hand stitching the binding.

16 comments:

Andi said...

Such beautiful gifts.
You are a good friend!!

clare's craftroom said...

Love that apron , you are so clever . The top does look comfy .

Libbie said...

That little bra top is just beautiful!!! Your sewing skills are AMAZING!!!

Auntie Cake said...

Beautiful top! What a sweet friend you are, and best of wishes to the friend it is going too! Wish I could make a pretty top like that one, mine would turn out lopsided... Can't wait to see your quilt! Congrats on getting it done.
Kate

made with love said...

I am truly amazed at your sewing talent Stacey. Well done. Looks like you have had a great weekend.
Rachael XX

Pomona said...

How kind of you, and how clever - it looks more than beginner to me!

Pomona x

Melinda said...

What a lovely friend you are. I think that I definately need one of those peg pinny's. It so cute!

sophie said...

How sweet are you! Your friend is going to feel so good when she receives her gifts.

trixi said...

How lucky are you to have a friend to go and sew with! Love the presents you made for your other friend.

Amanda said...

Great weekend indeed! Your sewing is beautiful. What a great friend you are. Best wishes to her.

sewfunky said...

Looking good! :)

Breast cancer is a scary thing, and it's great that you can be a good supportive friend to her!

clare's craftroom said...

Hi again Stacey , when you get a sec pop over to my blog to find out about your win , yay !

Christina Lowry said...

Such a lovely and thoughtful friend you are! Can't wait to see the secret q u i l t...

Don't you love spelling things out in front of kids, but then they know what you are spelling?! :)

Ashley said...

Hey Stacey, I just received my Christmasy polka dot swap check out my blog to see it. Thanks again for organizing this!

http://peacocksanddragonflies.blogspot.com/2009/12/polka-dot-christmasy-swap.html

Bec Lewis said...

Hi Stacey, I've recieved my swap too, thanks so much for organising this. You can check out the lovely parcel I recieved at my blog. Cheers.

Rose and Ivy said...

Hi Stacey,

I have received my swap gift from Marianne and hers is still on it's way- either in the air or in some exotic airport. Thanks for posting on my blog- I don't have many visitors! (Maybe I should do a few more giveaways.) I would appreciate it if you could mention the pay it forward giveaway- it would be a shame if it ended with me, Marlya x