Welcome to the very last link up for the 30/30 Sewing Challenge! Today is it - the tail end of March and a chance for challenge participants to link up with a post highlighting everything that's been accomplished sewing thirty minutes a day for thirty days for yourselves. All month long I've been amazed by the variety or projects and skills on display from everyone, and I'm really excited to see all the wrap up posts showcasing your "selfish sewing" for the past month!
If you finished all of your goals from way back at the start, congratulations! If you didn't quite hit your goal, but still enjoyed yourself and got a few things done this month, that's equally wonderful. The key to the challenge was to carve out time for you to enjoy sewing and quilting, and if you did that, then you got something out of this and hopefully had a little fun along the way!
So, how'd I do? My number one goal for the month was to sew every day* - to make myself carve out time to sew every single day for thirty days so that working in my sewing studio became a key part of my daily routine. In the end, my habit building was very successful, and I think I only missed two days out of thirty, which is pretty darn good in my book!
* When I say "sew every day," I'm including things like fabric prep, pattern review and design time. Sometimes what needs to be done isn't at the machine. If I can at least tackle some prep work at my cutting table or ironing board for my next project, that is "working in my sewing studio." I hope all of you participating in 3030SC were able to use this loose definition to feel like you were successful at making use of even a few minutes a day to tackle your goals this past month!
As for sewing projects I set out to accomplish, I finished three out of four:
Now it's your turn. Please link up sometime this week with a round up of your completed projects - lots of pictures and self congratulatory words are in order! Even if you missed the mark you set, you still get lots of kudos for participating. And if you did finish all the goals that you laid out back at the start, be sure to clearly say so in your post (honor system on this one : ) so I can include you in the extra Completion Prize drawing! This link will be open through next Monday, April 7th at midnight EST, and I'll announce Participation Prize & Completion Prize winners on Tuesday, April 8th.
30/30 SEWING CHALLENGE DATES:
Saturday, February 1st: 3030SC Inspiration Post
Saturday, March 1st: Goals link up - tell us your 3030SC plans!
Saturday, March 8th: Week 1 progress - share what you've done!
Saturday, March 15th: Week 2 progress - share what you've done!
Saturday, March 22nd: Week 3 progress - share what you've done!
Saturday, March 29th: Week 4 progress - share what you've done!
TODAY-->Monday, March 31st: CHALLENGE COMPLETE!
Show off all your 3030SC accomplishments!
Tuesday, April 8th: 3030SC prize winners announced!