October 11, 2010

Sewing Books........







Look what I worked on last night until 4:30 am this morning...Ok, I didn't start on them til after 1:00 am....But that is how I get what I get done....When Luke doesn't have school the next day I pull all nighters alot of the time...I'm a total night owl and have been for all of my adult life...THANK GOODNESS I have a little boy that has ALWAYS slept late when he can...So he is totally like his mom in that way...It allows me to work with my needle....And most nights I stay up til 2:00 or 2:30....Then I get 5 hours sleep...Some days warrant a little nap time, but most days Luke doesn't nap...That is how I get things done....

So last night I worked on these...The design is a NOTFORGOTTEN FARM design by Lori....As soon as I saw her new design back in July I knew it was going to be my very first needle book...So i stitched it up....One in Lori's chosen colors and one in blues for myself...And then they sat from July til October....I was a bit intimidated in making one because i HATE sewing....But I quickly found out as I started on these last night that I enjoyed putting these together (except for the few times I had to use my seam ripper..lol)

So I sewed them up in the chosen fabrics I had decided on months ago...The brown in a reproduction civil war print and mine in a early 1800's fabric from an old quilt that was taken apart...I'm still not through with them...I'm going to add another patch on the inside for needles to go with the pocket and I need to add a button to the front so it can button close....Perfect to lay next to my x-stitching chair and when I travel...And I found that my little sewing book fits perfectly in the pocket....So what do you think????....THANKS Lori for a wonderful design!!!

Until next time~~hugs, Jen

15 comments:

Loafer Mountain Primitives said...

Oh My, I can't stay awake at night for nothing! I go to bed before the ten o'clock news but I'm up around 4-4:30 every morning!
Love the needle book!
Tisha...

Janet - underthewillow said...

ah another night owl!...your sleeping schedule sounds identical to mine!...only sometimes I fall asleep in my comfy chair around two-ish then wake up around four-ish and can't get back to sleep!...I've been a night owl forever!!...probably cuz my Mom was one too!...your sewing book is lovely!

Janet

Lori said...

I wish I was a night owl! I still need 8 hours sleep to feel good. Love your sewing books Jen. Both color choices are wonderful. I'm in heaven stitching your Grundy pattern right now! LOVE IT!!

Tammy ~ A Primitive Place said...

Jen,
Love your sewing books!!
Fabulous.
I always love to stay up late.

I have always been a night owl, but since I started working I make myself go to be early. (Okay, most of the time Im worn out and just have to.)
And I hate it.
Ususally during the summer my daughter and I stay up late watching movies. It would be 2-3- sometimes even 4 am before we went to bed. But not this Summer, because of my stupid job I didnt get to stay up late with her once. :(
I hope and pray one day to get my old life back, I don't seem to get anything done these days!!

Have a great week.
Tam

Bittersweetfolkart said...

Love your work ..

~Judy~ said...

Beautiful work as always. Love both of them!!

xoxo, Judy

Cabin Fever Primitives said...

Your sewing books are the cutest things, would love to have one, will you be selling them anytime soon. Looks like we should all belong to a night owl blog. I work retail from 1pm to 9pm, takes me until 2am to unwind and then up at 7am to have fun with my prim stuff. When there is a full moon I am up most of the night....Thanks for sharing, love your blog...Connie

Janet-Olde Crow Primitives said...

I love the sewing book. Your Picture Trail is awesome.I am also a night owl. I go to bed early and get up at four, or sometimes two o'clock.
Janet

Jacqueline said...

they are lovely.

Carmen at Primcatshouse said...

So cute!

Lori from Notforgotten Farm said...

Jen your sewing books are beautiful...thank you for doing such beautiful finish work with my humble designs!
I cannot, for the life of me, stay up past 10:00 anymore...BUT I am awake at 3:00 am sharp every morning! {{{me thinks it's this danged menopause-thing...}}}
*blech*
xoxox
Blessed be,
Lori

Angi at drakestone primitives country cabin said...

Hi Jen
Oh how do you stay up so late..I am like Lori 10.00pm and my eyes are shutting but they stay shut til 6 am LOL..I do love your sewing books..I wished I had the patience for that lovely handstitchin'..XX

Mel said...

What a creative idea, love them... I used to cross stitch, but my eyes don't focus as well as they used to.

I'm definately a morning person, in bed most nights by 10 up by (lately) 3:30ish (most often) 6, however, once my feet hit the ground they don't stop moving until bedtime.

taylors*farmhouse*attic said...

WOW!..Everyone seems to have different sleep schedules..I'm really dragging this morning,..UGH!

taylors*farmhouse*attic said...

Hi Connie!...Yes, I will be selling some needle books now that I know how to make them...Keep watching..