Monday, 27 November 2017

My quiet November FNSI and a winner.

This was the second last Friday Night Sew In for the year.....can you believe it? 

And mine was pretty darn quiet.....all because the Queensland state election was being held on Saturday and I had to work in one of the voting booths for the day.  Starting at 6am, another lady and I drove the 3/4 hour to get to our polling booth, in a little sleepy seaside town called Cungulla.  We then set up and run the booth from 8am - 6pm, before closing the doors ready for counting.  We were finished by 7.30pm as our booth was a smaller one and we only took about 250 members of the public however it was constant all day long and with the humidity the way it has been, it was quite steamy too.  Knowing this, I thought I'd better get a reasonably early night the night before!

I did manage to get some sewing done though, even if it was of the 'conventional' variety.....
 Mr B started a new job today and on Friday night,  I finally got to hemming the two new pairs of work jeans he'd asked me to shorten and hem 'month's ago!  Why I'd never thought before now to use my walking foot for hemming jeans I'll never know.....made it soooo much easier.  How do you hem jeans? (or don't you?)  If you struggle like I have in the past, I encourage you to 'think outside the box' and  multi-task your walking foot....honestly, you'll wonder why you hadn't thought of it sooner.

Now, before I announce our November winner, here is our prize - An owl pincushion kit by 'Quiltologie'.  Wouldn't you love to win it?  Let's see who Mr RNG draws out, shall we?


Firstly I'd like to say a BIG thank you to all 19 lovely ladies who joined with me for our FNSI this month....I'm sure you'd love to pop over and see what gorgeous things they made on Friday night?  You can do that by clicking on each of the links back HERE and remember to leave them a comment - it really touches our hearts.

Finally after jiggling the names in Mr RNG's random number generator, the computer pulled out this person as the winner for November: 

congratulations to JEANETTE
I really hope you like your prize.
I will post it in the next couple of days.

Off to bed for me. Tomorrow's another big day!
What are your plans for the week?
xox Sugary hugs :o) 

12 comments:

Maria said...

Yes it is sew much easier using the walking foot for jeans ,also curtains and my DD uses it when making re-enactment costumes.. Best ever foot....

Congratulations Jeanette on your win...Have fun with it.

Jeanette said...

What a fabulous idea.... using a walking foot. My gosh that would've been so handy years ago when i had to hem jeans. Thankyou Mr Random for choosing me. Love the owl. Sew cute. Hugs,xx

I am said...

hip hip hooray for Jeanette,lovely prize for her xx

Pieced Brain Quilt Designs said...

What a cool prize! I love pincushions of any type...

Anthea said...

Yay for Jeanette!
I'm sorry to admit it, I quite forgot about fnsi... I've got so much happening at home at the moment!

Lin said...

I love my walking foot - use it for lots of things. Will remember next time have jeans to shorten to use it for that too.
Congratulations Jeanette! and thank you Wendy, what a cute owl. xx

Raewyn said...

There're a few things I've learnt via quilting that I wish I'd known years ago when I was doing different types of sewing - and using a walking foot is one of those things! Sounds like you had a full on day on Saturday.

Susan said...

That election messed up a lot of other plans!!

Rike Busch said...

Congratulations! I just posted my FNSI - no big results, but I did a little bit of cutting.
Greetings
Rike

Mia said...

What a great gift for the winner! Kisses, my friend.

Susan said...

I try my best to avoid hemming anything at all! Still, I do have a couple of jeans my son has asked me to do ... months ago, like you. I will try this on the tiny Brother, so I don't have to mess up the other machine. LOL

Vicki said...

I'd never thought of using the walking foot for anything but quilting, thanks for the tip.