It turned out to be a great FNSI! I ended up with two guests to entertain me while I sewed...and they even sewed a bit too! These are some of the projects that were worked on by my talented visitors!
I worked on some Christmas gifts - sewed a few little fabric bags (for hand warmers) using some of the grinch fabric.
I made a prototype Maxine potholder, and hated how the binding turned out (by machine). It might be less offensive with black thread, but I just prefer the look of hand binding, so I'll probably make the rest by hand.
I also cut up my Grinch panel and started to border the blocks. I am getting lots of ideas for the layout of this quilt and look forward to more time to work on my Grinch quilt over the holidays.
I had been saving this bottle of strawberry rhubarb wine (which I bought in Vermont back in June) for a special occasion. And spending time with friends who love you is as special an occasion as a person can have! We enjoyed the wine, the conversation, and the sewing... but there was less and less sewing as the evening wore on!
The next Friday Night Sew-In will likely be January 20, 2012, so mark your calendars and come on over to sew!