2013 ESSENTIAL TOPS SEW-A-LONG FINISHED PROJECTS

May 19, 2009

A NIFTY WEEKEND!

I had a really lazy weekend - but enjoyable! I did get together with my sewing buddies Lisa and Ebony on Sunday Afternoon, and we sewed up a storm in my little house. I literally do mean a storm, it rained cats and dogs all afternoon. Priceless, I love the rain, especially when I'm at home for the entire day. Before the sewing started we feasted on my Greek Shish Kabobs, mmmmmmmmm! I think everybody enjoyed them, we ate them all. I hadn't made them in ages, but wanted to do something special for my friends. I'll have to do these again, but next time I'll ask someone to help me with the assembly line for putting them together. It'll go much faster that way. If you'd like the recipe just let me know.



On Saturday I didn't do much, but I did cut out three patterns - so that took a while with many internet and television breaks in between. Laying out and cutting is much easier with the big cutting table that Brenda gave me. I cut out two tops and a pair of pants. I started working on this top (you know I'm a top person...they are so quick and easy - usually) on Sunday at our sew-a-long, and finished it last night.



I love this fabric. I picked up at WalMart ($2.50) in Milledgeville. I so wish I could find this print in a knit. The pattern went together nicely, even though I actually put the bias arm facing on backwards, it still looks nifty! I will make this top again, maybe I'll get brave and try this same pattern in a knit fabric.

I'll start working on the second top tonight but, IT'S SURPRISE that I'll show you as soon as it's finished. I'll sew just a little bit
and then it's off to bed cause tomorrow is HUMP DAY AGAIN!!!

Ooops, almost forgot, OMEGA at SEW HOOKED
gave me this nifty award, the award for a attitude of gratitude! So I'm passing it along to ALL OF THE PEOPLE I COMMUNICATE WITH THROUGH BLOGS. Please know that I am EXTREMELY GRATEFUL FOR EACH AND EVERY ONE YOU YOU, SO PLEASE TAKE THIS AWARD THE NEXT TIME YOU VISIT MY BLOG!








22 comments:

  1. Yummy... that look's so good! I would love to make something like that but I would be the only one in the family that would eat it. I have such picky eaters that are hard to cook for. It sounds like you had a great weekend! I want to come to your sewing party! :) (dreaming) It's great you are enjoying your moments. I'm lovin' your new top. I bet you look beautiful in it. Can't wait to see the surprise :)

    ReplyDelete
  2. You made me hungry!! It sounds like so much fun to sew with friends. I've never done that. None of my friends who live near me sew. Some used to, but no more. Shame on them. Can't wait to see the surprise top. You deserve the Attitude of Gratitude award. Congratulations.

    ReplyDelete
  3. The kabobs look so good! I'd love to have the recipe.

    ReplyDelete
  4. I love your top ! As well as the fabulous kabobs. It makes me hungry too! I love grilling out, just hate all the smoke LOL, not good for my contacts. I love to grill pineapple too, it is very good with chicken or pork. Hope you have a great Memorial Day weekend!

    ReplyDelete
  5. That top is so cute! You're right about how great that print would be in a jersey.

    ReplyDelete
  6. That fabric is gorgeous and if you had said so I would have never thought it wasn't knit.

    ReplyDelete
  7. I am hungry, that looks so yummy. The top is very beautiful, the fabric looks a lot like knit. Waiting eargerly for your surprise.

    ReplyDelete
  8. Hi Faye. Good to hear that you guys were able to meet. I also noticed Lisa's recent post--which is great because I've been missing her. You're making me hungry! Time for my late lunch. :-)

    ReplyDelete
  9. I don't know which part is better - the food or the top. LOL. Both look great!

    ReplyDelete
  10. Cute top--looks so summery!

    ReplyDelete
  11. Good food, good friends, sewing. Sounds like a great weekend. Love the top, I thought it was knit til you said otherwise.

    ReplyDelete
  12. Nice print on that fabric -- I agree with other commenters that I thought it was knit when I first saw it! Sounds like a great creative weekend with yummy food and good friends. Doesn't get much better than that, does it? :)

    ReplyDelete
  13. I like that style of top and plan on making one too! Your print is very nice.
    I think it would be so nice to get together with friends and sew :) Sounds like you had a great time!

    ReplyDelete
  14. That's a great top! I thought it was a knit, LOL!

    ReplyDelete
  15. Anonymous5/22/2009

    Another great weekend with your sewing buddies, huh? I love your new top. Surprise? I'm wait....ing
    Glad you're enjoying your table and it looks great in your sewing room!!!

    ReplyDelete
  16. This comment has been removed by the author.

    ReplyDelete
  17. I'm sorry Faye. Been away from posint and bloggins so long I forgot how to (lol). BTW, those kabobs made me hungry. Pass that recipe, please. Hugs & Kisses.

    ReplyDelete
  18. You're super special! I just nominated for the award also. :):):):)

    Hugs,
    Lory

    ReplyDelete
  19. The top is lovely and I'm soooo jealous that you have Wal-Marts around you that still carry fabric. There are none with fabric around me!

    ReplyDelete
  20. ahhh ... that a good Sunday afternoon. the skewers look excellent ... uhmmm.

    congratulations on the award.

    ReplyDelete
  21. those shish kabobs look divine!

    i also love those rainy days when i'm inside all day doing my thing. having sewing buddies would be so fun.

    nice tops. i'm a fan of simple and easy tops and dresses as well. congrats on the award!

    ReplyDelete

THANKS FOR LOOKING IN. YOUR COMMENTS ARE ALWAYS APPRECIATED!!!

BOOKS ACQUIRED

  • Pants Sewing Guide
  • Denim Revolution
  • Pants for Real People
  • Jackets for Real Peopls
  • Easy, Easier, Easiest Tailoring - Palmer & Pletsch - Gifted
  • The Sewing Machine Attachment Handbook
  • Ribbon Crafts
  • Professional Sewing Techniques for Designers
  • Successful Serging
  • Making Trousers for Men and Women
  • Couture Sewing Techniques
  • Singer - Perfect Plus
  • Cool Couture
  • Couture, The Fine Art of Sewing
  • Singer Sewing Reference Library - Tailoring - GIFTED
  • The Perfect Fit: The Classic Guide to Altering Patterns - Creative Publishing International
  • Fit for Real People
  • DK-The Complete Book of Sewing