Sewing for fun 2015

January 9th 2015

2015 is the year of keeping schedules, plans, deadlines and assignments. I tend to be a little attention deficit for one thing but attention focused on many things, so my word of the year is

FINISH image

I am challenging myself to finish tasks before starting new ones. And really this applies to so many different areas. I have broken it down into three categories to help me see the big picture: THINGS to finish, RESULTS from finishing and FEELINGS from finishing. One activity that I am going to schedule for sure is Sewing for fun. I am using it as a reward after I get all my work done (FINISH!) This will be a great motivator for me because it will be something to look forward to everyday that will also help me wind down from the stresses of daily life and schedules! 

sewing for fun

 Are you going to Sew for fun this year? You can make it ten minutes, 20 minutes or a whole day like Saturday, a sick day (ahem!) or a Sunday all to yourself!  I’ll be posting my projects in progress on Instagram (elaine.summercrafter) with the [Hashtag] #sewingforfun2015 and also right here on the blog. Grab the button if you want to.

quilt show red 1

I am also building up my red and white stash, even more than before, after all that inspiration at Quilt Market. I keep adding to it in hopes to finally do a red and white quilt.I even got myself a book on the subject, but I have a feeling I may do my own pattern. I got these FQs at a shop in St. Augustine. Magrieta’s Quilt Shop.

FQs st augustine

Funny Story. I had this reindeer fabric in my Etsy shop since last year but they had sold out in that shop.  Then I placed an order of Christmas fabrics from a shop I  frequent, StitchinStash on Etsy, and they were a stowaway bundle, which I gladly told her I would keep! ; )

red and white reindeer

Also grabbed a sampling of Country Girl fabrics by Riley Blake  Designs also in St. Augustine, Bee’s Quilt Shop $ Studio, my husband’s reaction when we entered was “Now this is a quilt shop.”  I thought that was adorable, he is doing so well in his “Quilt Appreciation” training.

country girl fabric

And this Valentine mix (I couldn’t resist) …planning on making a scrap wreath

Valentine fabric

like this one in the shape of a heart!

Rag wreath Valentine heart scrap wreath

Someone in my house is an avid Olaf fan, so it’s about time I make something for her! The pattern idea came from bathroom tile. LOL More on that later.

olaf plush Olaf quilt

This Mini Starlight Pattern by Camille Roskelley over at Thimble Blossoms is a belated Christmas gift for a friend of mine which is perfect for the tiny scraps I can’t bear to throw out.

Starlight mini pattern

This quilt top has been finished for some time but starting my pattern business has really put it on the back burner for quilting. So I hope to finish this off for my Pastor, it’s a lot of quilting on my little machine. The pattern is Vintage from the Simply Retro book, also by Camille Roskelley.

Pastor's quilt

I also have a few totes planned in various fabrics, including Disney.

Disney fabric

Hoping to whip up some Christmas projects too with these fabric delights.

Tower of fabric

And while this is not sewing, I hope to feed my faith journey doodling in this jouraling bible. So excited! bible stickers journaling bible

So if I can complete at least 12 new projects at one a month, plus my own quilt patterns, I ‘ll will be a happy camper. Anyway, it’s not quantity is quality and how much fun will I be having! So are you going to be setting aside some Sewing for Fun in 2015? Do tell!

6 thoughts on “Sewing for fun 2015

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  2. Doreen@househoneys

    Hi Elaine! It’s been way too long since I’ve commented, but I was thinking of you and just had to stop by and see how you’re doing. I still love your header…makes me smile every time I see it! Not sure if you know but Tasha is no longer doing blog designs. I will miss her.

    Your goals for the year sound ambitious but doable. All the best!

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  3. Amanda aka The Patchsmith

    WOW – I thought I had a lot planned but you are making me feel lazy! I have named 2015 the year of the fabric scrap and I am intending to clear my eight drawers of scraps this year. I am starting with some little paper-pieced blocks and a new sewing machine cover.

  4. Susie

    I am going to “Sew For Fun” with you! It really helps me to get my “chores” done , when I reward myself with sewing time !
    (I put your button on my blog, too!)
    I also want to make some more Farmer’s Wife Sampler Quilt blocks this year, which you got me started on!
    Love seeing all of your pretty fabrics, and will look forward to seeing the finished projects you are planning now!
    Happy Sewing in 2015 !

  5. Cindy Dahlgren

    I already have. I sew part of the day on what I need to finish, and then I can work on other stuff. One morning a week I will be cutting my scraps into strips for scrap quilting later. I got a long way on that already, which is nice. My husband thinks I should just throw away the rest of the scraps since I already have enough. I asked him if I could see the gift card he got for Christmas, he obligingly gave it to me, and I promptly threw it in the garbage. He looked very confused, and said What are you doing. I said that since he said I could throw away my fabric scraps worth about that much, then I could throw away his gift card. He hasn’t said a word since about my scraps. So funny. cdahlgren at live dot com


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