I am totally hating to type this, but maybe, public embarrassment is exactly what I need at this point. What if someone threw a link-up party and that someone stopped in the middle (or kind of sort of near that) or never even showed up to participate. Well, for the past three years, that has been me. I threw the party, Sewing to Summer. I even had committed participants, but somewhere after the second month, I just didn’t keep up. I even had one year where my first post never made it to my blog.
Well, I am hoping this year will be different. I’m not one to make New Year’s resolutions, I make goals. The difference, resolutions are ideas and goals are ideas that have a plan and get implemented. This year, I have set a goal to finally finish this project with some really nice clothes and the satisfaction that I can actually complete the task.
I even have more motivation, because I have started working out again and am looking forward to a new wardrobe. It’s time for me to move out of my sweatpants and start looking like I didn’t just roll out of the bed. Also, once the weather warms, I won’t be able to cover my dowdy wear with a heavy coat without looking a little ridiculous.
My fabric piles are just as high as they were when I originally started the project. In fact, just as with any person who sews, I added some pieces to my stash. Actually, the original purpose of this project was to get rid of my fabric piles, but this year, I am removing that restriction. I will first look through my existing stash for something to make, but if a piece of fabric catches my eye while I’m at a fabric store, then I am purchasing it. All I want to do this year is return to sewing. I’ve missed it and whatever it takes is what I will do to bring it back into my life.
There will be no pressure on me (or you) in participation. I am only going to commit to finishing one piece of clothing each month through the first day of summer, which is Saturday, June 21. If I happen to maybe make two or more things in one month, then just call me happy, but one is all I am striving for now.
This is where you come into the picture. If you have some sewing projects you want to start, continue, or finish, then let’s hang out together for the next five months and see what we can accomplish through June. This is not only a fun link-up for you, but also any already sewing or want-to-learn how to sew children that you may have. I’m hoping that my daughter (and sons) will complete some projects to share.
I am going to have a link-up each month on the following dates: Tuesday, January 21; Friday, February 21; Friday, March 21; Monday, April 21; Wednesday, May 21; and Saturday, June 21.
On each date, we are going to share something (or many things) we have sewn and finished. It can be an article of clothing, home design, craft or some other project that involves hand or machine sewing. If you’re a fabric hoarder like me, then hopefully you will use some fabric pieces you already have. That is my main reason for doing this project; the fabric has taken over. Also, I paid a lot to cart this fabric across country when we moved, so I’ve already invested in it more than once. It’s time to see the fruits.
You can grab one of the cute Sewing to Summer buttons below to use on your blog sidebar and posts if you like, but it isn’t required for you to participate. I’m just hoping this will encourage others (especially me) to finally sew down a few of their fabric piles.
Do you want to join me? Leave a comment on this post and remember to return on Tuesday, January 21 to link-up and show what you have made. Happy sewing!