Finding ways to have some fun these days is more of a challenge. When you cannot have sew days with friends at home, or retreats in lovely Victorian homes over a weekend, then next best thing is a sew day at home with friends attending online. The wonderful thing is this would not be possible without the internet. Eight of us attended an all day sewing marathon last Saturday from all over the US and Canada! Three of us live in North Carolina, but we don’t live near enough to be in the same guild. Then we had four more states plus British Columbia, Canada represented!! Four time zones meant early starts for those in the west, but we waited to do show and tell until we all were online.
We chatted while we sewed, and there were times where the only sound was the whirring of sewing machines. It was fun to have a question asked and then hear our different experiences. We talked about all kinds of things from books and movies, to plans for continuing quarantines, our best retreat memories, and so much more. Just so much fun, and we all got a lot done! Having a dedicated sew day was not only productive, but inspiring. There will be more of these, as I need them to keep me connected.
Now for another fun idea, blogger buddy Bernie from Needle and Foot is having a contest on her blog today, and I am part of it. Readers will see pictures from bloggers when they were kids, and you will try to match the childhood photo to the blogger. Let’s see if you can pick my photo! Just click on the logo below.
Also, there are still spaces available in my Scrap Dancing Zoom class coming after Christmas. It would be a fun way to get inspired for the new year. Scrap Dancing has free patterns and ideas to use up the bits and pieces left over from other projects. Topics covered include scrap saving systems, color matching, small projects up to larger projects with many ideas for gift sewing, home decor and more, featuring my Scrap Dance pattern line. This program will primarily cover cotton quilting fabrics, small projects and improv ideas. The class runs a bit over an hour. Sign up with this link –Scrap Dancing 12/30, class cost $10.
Scrap Dancing is also available as a program for guilds at a very reasonable cost. See the Zoom Class Page for more information and a form for contacting me to schedule.
Did you pick me out of the lineup? What are you doing for fun these days?