Friday, March 12, 2010

Sew & Tell Friday

I missed last week's Sew & Tell Friday due to major frustrations with a zipper at the 11th hour.
So this week I was determined to make a comeback!

I didn't have patience to deal with the zipper again, so I started with something in my comfort zone.

Coasters!


These aren't just any coasters.
They're the new cousins of the potholders I made on Tuesday for the Potholder Pass 2.

See?


They were meant to be together.

And I'm really grateful that these turned out well, because this next project . . .
not so much . . .


Don't you hate that when you spend a bunch of time working on something, and then it doesn't turn out well and you feel like you wasted your time?

We'll just call this a learning experience.  No more sewing while I'm tired!

At least the fabric is pretty - Heather Bailey's Nicey Jane.

On a happier note, today is my husband's birthday!


Happy 29th birthday to my best friend and favorite person ever :-)

I hope you all have a great weekend!
Be sure to check out all the other finishes over at Sew & Tell Friday.

Mary

23 comments:

  1. I love your potholders and coasters - what a neat set! And that's a great photo of your family - really sweet. Happy birthday to Mr. Pin Sew Press! (And what a nice quilt they're under!)

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  2. The coasters are so cute. And I still love the Heather Bailey clutch, even with it's imperfections!

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  3. Great color combo on the potholders and coasters. AND ... happy birthday to your husband. What a cute picture.

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  4. You've been busy over there! Very cute coasters and lovely family!

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  5. Happy Birthday to your husband! Your coasters are way too cute!

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  6. Great job! It ain't easy to sew when you are tired!!!!!
    Blessings,
    KT

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  7. I love the potholders and coasters!

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  8. Love the colors on your potholders and coasters! Happy Birthday to your husband. Time to celebrate!

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  9. Love the coasters and potholders. They look amazing!

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  10. Great set for the Potholder Pass. I have a few learning experiences too. ;) Have a happy celebration.

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  11. Thise potholders are excellent. Love the fabrics and design. Yeah its quite frustrating one something doesn't turn out well and it definately feels like you have wasted your time.

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  12. love the potholders and coasters!!! they look great...sorry that the other project did not go as you wanted

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  13. those potholders and coasters are to-die for! I love that Hushabye!

    I hate it when a project goes awry. They are definitely the best learning experiences! I had to do the strap on the first bag I made 8 times until I got it right. UGH! Makes me tired just thinking about it!

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  14. Your potholders and coasters are adorable. Seriously so cute! I agree they were meant to be together :o)

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  15. Love the potholders and coasters! I have finished my potholders and am also planning to make matching coastes, using a different design. So much fun! You have a beautiful family!

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  16. love the coasters--and they have given me a great idea for a friend's birthday! Thanks for sharing.

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  17. Your coasters and potholders are beautiful! I can totally relate to a project not turning out as nice as you hope. Of course, you will be more critical of your own work and see all mistakes that others would not even notice.

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  18. I love your coasters & don't enjoy zippers much, so I can relate! :) I also have to stop myself if its late and I'm sewing. Sometimes we really want to finish something, right?? Thanks for your comments on my blog! :)

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  19. Very nice potholders and coasters Such pretty faabrics! Yes it doesn't pay for me to do anything when I'm tired either.

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  20. Perfect match with the coasters and pot holders. And your family pic is adorable. Happy B-day to your hubby.

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  21. Oh my! My potholders and coasters!! I don't like them, I absolutely am in LOVE with them. Thank you so very much! :-)

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