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I am *this close* to tossing my laptop out the window… apologies to everyone who wrapped up the 4x7 Sewing Challenge with me and was expecting the Completion Prize Winner to be announced this past Saturday. My computer has been acting all sorts of weird, locking me out of some websites but not others (of course my site and my webhost were in the lockout group), randomly closing pages mid blog comment as I tried to review everyone’s final link ups. Weird stuff I’ve been unable to solve myself, and unfortunately between sick kids, weekend company and work, my IT department (also known as my husband ; ) wasn’t available to figure out a solution right away either. Frustrating!
What was not frustrating was reading through everyone’s final posts about their month of selfish sewing. It was really great to see so many finishes – I’m amazed at how much some of you accomplished just setting aside thirty minutes each day! I know how hard it is to carve out that time on a consistent basis, and while some had more success than others at getting time in every day, I think almost everyone who initially committed to the challenge finished at least a part of their goal. And any sewing for yourself is a great thing!
The five final posts that stood out to me as having adhered the closest to sewing every day, sewing for yourself, and finishing the specific project goals set for yourself at the start were from (1) Mary at Quilting Through Rose Colored Trifocals, (2) Anja at Anja Quilts, (3) Shauna at Shauna’s World, (4) Sarah at Things I Make, and (5) Kathy at Both Sides of the Pond. Each of them sewed every day/pretty darn close to every day with lots of extra time logged, worked all month on projects they’d earmarked for themselves, and had great finishes to show for their goals, whether a completely finished quilt top or small project or just meeting (and beating!) a lofty block completion goal. I wish I could give all of them a prize, but alas, my bank account is not as “productive” as they all are… especially if a new laptop is on the horizon for me – grr! I assigned each of these five challengers a number based on the order they linked up last week, and then chose at random from there.
Thank you again to everyone who participated last month. I hope you had fun
and are enjoying the projects you finished for yourselves. I really enjoyed following along
with everyone’s successful selfish sewing for this year’s 4x7 Sewing Challenge!
Thank you so much! I'm so excited about the lovely and generous prize! I really appreciate the encouragement you provided to help me finish my project in February. Double win!!
Congrats! I got so busy getting ready for our quilt guild retreat that I forgot to link up. Thanks for the challenge Sarah!
Congratulations Sarah. It was a great challenge, and I'm glad to have participated...and to have succeeded.
So nice to see one of my best friends, Anja, and my aunt, Kathy, both making the top five! Congrats. And thank you again, Sarah, for organizing a great challenge!
Great blog. I was disappointed to see you haven't stayed current. You should! I found you from Ft. Worth Fabric Studios blog. I am originally from Cape Elizabeth. I divide my time between Nova Scotia and Tx now. I was excited to see two of my new quilty friends from Nova Scotia among your commenters!
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