Way back at the start of January (um, wait, where did January go??!) I set a few goals, including one to "carve out time for more personal sewing" with the promise that I was planning "thirty days of thirty minutes of sewing just for me! " Well, guess what? This is it! The 30/30 Sewing Challenge starts on March 1st here at Berry Barn Designs - and you can join me!
I tend to get caught up in days that get away from me, hurriedly squeezing sewing into a weekend or up against a deadline. And I always have so many new ideas brewing and fun little projects tucked aside, but they seem to take a backseat to the "have to" projects and commitments. So I've created the 30/30 Sewing Challenge for myself to help make sewing a daily habit and to carve out time for projects that I'll work on just for me. If this sounds like a fun idea to you - or like a habit you want to start, too - then please join me for the month of March to have fun sewing just for you!
The first link up will be Saturday, March 1st. Set a sewing goal for yourself to share with us then - it can be anything sewing related as long as it's for you! A new wall quilt for you, a flattering spring skirt or two for you, a machine technique class you'll take and practice for you. You get the idea! Start brainstorming a few things you'd like to work on and then link up with us each week to post your progress. At the end of the month, hopefully you'll have a healthy new daily sewing habit and some wonderful things you've finished just for you! Plus we'll have a final link up with the chance to win prizes for participating!
I'll share more details as the challenge gets closer - in the meantime, grab the 30/30 Sewing Challenge button and check out the link up dates.
Oh, and speaking of prizes - last week I won a little something from one of my favorite fabric designers, Dear Stella! They featured this lovely and bright Big Love quilt tutorial by Modern Handcraft on their blog, plus a giveaway of some delightful Mini Confetti Dots in coordinating Valentine's colors. You all know how head-over-heels I was for their Piper line last summer, which I featured in my Summer Sun doll quilts, right?
Well, the mailman just delivered me a whole bunch of dots to brighten up my stash and I <3 them! Hmm... what to make... what to make....
I hope you'll be joining me for thirty days of selfish sewing come March! In the meantime, are you working on any projects for someone else? Your special Valentine perhaps?
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