Things have been kind of uneventful around here – at least in my sewing world. I know that doesn’t sound too blog-post-worthy, but I thought I’d share that mundane fact anyway, if only to show that life is normal here too. I think I’ve sewn once in the past three-or-so weeks. Lots of real life essential -stuff going on lately and that takes precedence over my nice-to-do-sewing list. (Which also explains why I’m also terribly behind on emails, pattern-writing, pretty much everything.) It’s just how things go sometimes. I keep walking past my messy sewing space and wanting to start doing something about it. I’ll get there.
Time for a little kick in the creativity mojo
Here are a couple of prettier piles of fabric (to hopefully help you overcome the scars of seeing that first picture.) My monthly Liberty bundle from Westwood Acres that arrived last week. Always a mail-box highlight.
I picked up this pretty bundle at a local shop last week (Quilter’s Haven in Bountiful, Utah). A few pieces of Cotton+Steel that I don’t have (four on the bottom), some Lecien Flower Sugar (the apples and Cherries prints) and a few carefully chosen pieces from Mimosa (the seven prints at the top). Believe it or not, I used great restraint… If you’re local, Quilter’s Haven has some of my Fabulously Fast Quilts on display, if you want to see them in real life.
I am excited though to get some time to sew this weekend at the Sewtopia event in Salt Lake City. I’m hoping it will be a much needed kick in the creative rear-end that I need. And I’m hoping to be productive too. It’s been fun to pull out some projects to take with me. My number one goal is to finish piecing a quilt I started almost a year ago for my sister-in-law who got married last fall. (yikes)
If you’re looking for your own creative kick in the pants or wanting your own fun motivational group to sew with this weekend, check out the Sewing Party tomorrow (Nov 8.) This will be an all-day, online event with over 30 online classes, chances to chat and interact with experts in the field as well as other participants and win prizes. You can read more here. And if you register, the classes are good for the next 90 days. I’m excited to check them out and learn some new skills!