I can't believe we only have one week left in February! I'm so not ready for spring to be right around the corner. Well, I'm a tad ready to leave the house in less than four layers, but not for the actual date on the calendar to read March. Way too many quilty things I want to get done before warm weather beckons me outside (though with yet another snowstorm on the way tonight, maybe I'm worrying needlessly ; )
I finally get to share what I've been making with those neat mathematical prints: the new Layers of Charm quilt pattern from Fat Quarter Shop!
So... how was your first week of the 4x7 Sewing Challenge??! When I tackle new habits and commitments, I always find the first week the easiest because I'm excited and motivated and have the best of intentions, so this week was fun for me and I managed to get my thirty minutes of "selfish sewing" in every single day. But next week might very well be a different story ; )
I made practicing on my new-ish longarm my goal for the entire month, and I hope to have a sampler book of designs to refer back to when I'm finished. This week I completed about fifteen blocks for the book and I started a cute Valentine's Day project.
What did you create with your "me time?" Link up below and show us!
You'll be automatically entered into this week's participation prize drawing for
a charm pack of Riley Blake's Cottage Garden and some Alphabitties!
I'll announce the winner next Saturday when we have our next link up.
In keeping with my word this year - "focus" - I'm setting a very narrow goal for myself in the month ahead: PRACTICE LONGARMING EVERY DAY. Last spring I bought a longarm, with the express purpose of spending the rest of the year getting good at it... and then a lot of life events got in the way. (One of which is an adorable, but tireless time stealer! ; ) This month I'm hitting the reset button and getting my goal back on track by spending my thirty minutes a day on my longarm.
I'll be sharing my daily progress on IG, and I look forward to the link up
next weekend when you get to share how the challenge is going for you!
P.S. Don't forget that each week's link up enters you in a drawing!
Check out the post below for pics of all the lovely prizes : )