Okay...sooooo, hmmm...last week for me wasn't fulfilling my challenge to myself of 30 minutes EACH day/6days. HOWEVER... =D, I DID sew for 3 hours for the week total. The sewing was mainly on the weekend. Being true to my commitment to the "cyber jar" (giveaway monies), the jar now contains $35!!!
yeth...I know... the numbers are skatty-whampus.
I'm still learning to edit photos =(
Some Sew30 escapades:
I sat down to my favorite sewing seat. It's a small student/office chair purchased at Target. I love the bright turquoise color. I dunno, it's just a cheery color! I have tried many seat options to help with my back hurting after sitting in the chair for sewing over several hours. I do get up to cut and to iron. And, I've tried back supports, heating pads, larger/super-padded seats with larger backs. I've tried heating pads and pillows. I've tried the rubber-y blow-up seating pad. Nothing I've tried over the years has helped more than this seat pad. It has a special shape of cushy memory foam. If I place it this direction and a bit forward on the chair, I can sit in a way that keeps my back from arching or adding any pressure to my spinal cord. I LOVE it!!
Then I turned on some fun, favorite songs...and, off I went into my sewing happy place =)
More GLAM Clams coming along!
This may seem a waste of time to some. But, I really do love to use pins to keep things from sliding all around. I find that pins (maybe many in a small space) help me to be more accurate than I otherwise would be. I don't like to sew with urgency or in a hurry to finish. So, putting (and taking out) pins is worth the time for me. =)
I cut some more pieces of my Buggy Barn "Reelin". This is the snail's trail part that will go between the stars.
(image is from back of the book Positively Crazy )
That's my sewing for this past week.
Below are some pictures of a quilt I made a year or so ago and was kept nice to give away to someone special that might enjoy it. With bittersweet feelings, I boxed up this quilt and...
sent it off to a very special lady. I'm so grateful that I had a quilt with her favorite color in it
...PINK! =). I'm so happy that I can give something from my heart. But, I am also VERY sad and my heart is VERY heavy because...
this sweet lady is suffering from the later stages of cancer. =( =( =(
I hope it arrives safely in it's flat rate priority box. I hope that it brings her some comfort, that this quilt will bring a smile to her face =).
Are you are having some progress in your own personal challenge to add 30 minutes of daily sewing to your life? =) Maybe you are getting projects completed that you didn't think you would finish before the challenge? Or maybe you are just getting in a little bit more sewing in your week? Your sewing escapades encourage and motivate me! =D
Isn't it soooo awesome that quilts CAN give hugs?! And, that each time a person uses it, they get yet another hug... =D