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I haven't been completely slacking in preparation for the 4x7 Sewing Challenge, however! I have chosen prizes, and I want to share those today. (Also, I decided two drawings wasn't enough - so I'm doing four! One for each week.)
On Sunday, I'll post a little kick off explaining what my goal is for the month of "selfish sewing." I encourage everyone to post about their goal(s) this weekend, too, whether on your blog or in a snapshot #4x7sewingchallenge. Our first link up will be Saturday, February 7th, when you can show us how the first week went for you!
I don't know if it's something you considered, but what I've been trying to do with my blog posting is writing a bunch in an afternoon, or over two days - say the weekend and scheduling them periodically. So instead of trying to work in multiple times per week to write a post, I'll spend an afternoon, getting a few posts written. For me anyway (and I don't have kids, so it's probably easier lol) I find it less time consuming because I'll have everything ready and be "in the zone". I can then change the dates of posts and publish them earlier or later to squeeze in other things that come up (a few times I've extended the postings if I've had nothing else lined up so there's at least a weekly post to spread them out over a month over stressing about having 4 in a week and nothing for a few weeks).
I applaud your search for balance in your life. :)
I recently stumbled onto the Hands Free Mama blog and have been thinking about picking up the book. As a new parent, I'm really trying to figure out how to still be me while being a mom to 11 week old twins. I spent a lot of time with technology because it lets me stay in touch with the outside world (I don't spend a lot of time there these days!), but I don't want it to interfere with my connection to the kiddos. Balance... so tricky. Thanks for organizing the 4by7... I'm looking forward to the selfish sewing! :)
I get the whole selfish sewing. With things always on the verge of crazy with plans and trying to get everything done, I love the idea of this challenge. I have been mentally thinking how I can plan 30 minutes of sewing each day, but I am working on it. It will be fun to see everyone's journey through the challenge.
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