Here we are halfway through March already! For those of us in the northeast US, this means maybe only one more month of snow ; ) And for all of us doing the 30/30 Sewing Challenge, this means it's time to link up with your progress for the second week. Don't forget that each link up you join is an entry into the participation prize drawing. And if you get all the goals you laid out back at the start of the month complete, you also have a chance to win in the final link up's completion prize drawing!
Speaking of prizes, I hemmed and hawed about what to give away, and then saw this interview with Mary Jane Butters over on The Jolly Jabber about her new fabric line Bee My Honey. Profits from sales of it support bee keeping efforts, which I think is a great cause, so I started there for my prize inspiration. Here's what I came up with:
Participation Prize - one Bee My Honey by Mary Jane for Moda charm pack &
one Hubba Hubba by Me and My Sister for Moda mini charm pack
Completion Prize - one Bee My Honey by Mary Jane for Moda charm pack &
one Hills Picnic Meadow by Leah Duncan for Art Gallery Fabrics fat quarter set
A nice mix of supporting a cause and infusing some stashes with new spring lines! It's going to be hard to pass along that vibrant Meadow fabric, though - it's just gorgeous and the very welcome burst of spring color I am patiently waiting for in my garden!
In the meantime, for my "selfish sewing" this week I've been working on my reversible kitchen apron. I spent time reading and highlighting directions. (I'm not a good directions reader - I tend to just jump into stuff, hence why I'm a great cook and terrible baker ; ) Then I chose coordinating fabric for the waist and ties because I wanted to break up all the bold red I'd ordered for the body. And finally I started cutting and sewing, but I'm not quite done.
This week I wasn't as good about getting in thirty minutes every day just for me, but I have sewn every day because I'm working on the Wee Wander quilts for my daughters' upcoming birthdays. I'm scheduled to quilt on the longarm at Cotton Weeds Quilt Shop next Monday, so I had to buckle down and finish the strip piecing. It wasn't hard, but it took me forever to play around with the "random" layout. And, boy do I wish I had a tabletop pad and mini iron for next to my machine - I must've walked a mile just with all the back and forth to my ironing board! Hmm... maybe a "me" project for April? (Linking these WIPs up with SewJo Saturday, too!)
Ok, your turn to show off your progress!
Link up below and then check out what others have been up to.
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!
TODAY--> Saturday, March 15th: Week 2 progress - share what you've done!
Saturday, March 22nd: Weekly link up - share what you've done!
Saturday, March 29th: Weekly link up - share what you've done!
Monday, March 31st: Challenge complete!
Link up and show off your 3030SC accomplishments for a chance to win!
Tuesday, April 8th: 3030SC prize winners announced!