In reflecting about the year 2012, I discovered that I hadn't made a conscious decision or effort to have fun! One of the things that I really enjoy in my life is sewing because I want to as opposed to I need to make this.
There is a wonderful sewing contest/challenge going on over at:
that has a 'sew a-long' component in a Flicker group. I seriously thought about doing this last year but my husband's medical issues took precedence and I dropped the ball. (I actually began the bias challenge but never finished it.) So..... I am going to join the sew a-long group this time! It will stretch my computer skills because I have to have my daughter show me how to upload pictures to the group and I have already been playing in the editing section of Photoscape to add arrows and text. I may even do a tutorial! I am continually growing and learning!
I have the six weeks mostly planned out and have begun several of the projects and completed the first challenge that I will post on Monday.
Week #1: A basic bodice dress using these two fabrics. Completed!
Week #3: Boy's Week. When I took this picture I was undecided about two different fabrics and smocking plates but I have committed to the sailboats because it is an easier/faster plate. I am a SLOW picture smocker. I have been busy and the smocking only needs some finishing touches. Then I can work on the construction.
Week #5 (My favorite!) Men's Shirt: This is one of the two that I am most excited about and I have done quite a bit on this already just because I LOVE making baby clothes! This will be something for a newborn. The shirt is a pale sage green 100% cotton XL I found at the Hospice Resale Shop last week for half the tag price of $6.99. The buttons are beautiful and I'll save them but I want to use shell buttons on this baby outfit. I am also using some trim that Carol gave me for this one.
definitely had fun! School starts again on Monday so I will have to see if I can muster up the energy to sew some each night after spending the days with my kindergarten class. It sure has helped to be off these two weeks to begin the process and I think that I have gotten lots accomplished.
Are you making a conscious decision to have some fun? I believe that the Almighty wants us to enjoy ourselves while here, don't you? He gave us this wonderful planet with all its glory and people and other creatures to share it with us. We are so blessed!