Monday, January 23, 2012

Resolved to Sew 2012

Very Berry Handmade has set forth a challenge question: What are bloggers resolving to sew this year?

I’ve been giving this some thought, and here’s what I know:

B of Sweet Limes and I made a pact. She said that she is going to start jumping: “Each and every opportunity that is presented to me I am going to jump on it.  Not just that though, I plan on making opportunities for myself.

I said I wanted to come along and so we’ve agreed that this year is going to be one heck of a ride and we’ll be like two friends, riding bikes, yelling back and forth about all the wondrous creativity in our lives.

From this our motto for the year was born: “No Hands!” Not only are we going to be fearless, but we’re also going to let go once in a while and let the wind carry us.

Here’s my translation into sewing terms:
a.     Force myself to make a design of my own. Maybe just a block. This terrifies me.
b.     Use the fabric I have before I become a finalist on the “Hoarder” TV show. I’ll start with a baby quilt to keep the tears at a minimum.
c.      Try a fiber-arts project. More terror.
d.     Make more charitable items. It lifts my soul so I’m going to sew more and give more away this year.
e.     Write a tutorial. (This is in the works!)

      The biggest challenge?
f.      Embrace the aberrations and Just. Keep. Sewing.

Now git Ye Wee Hiney o'er to Very Berry Handmade and enter the contest by telling e'eryone what ye sewing resolutions be!  Oh, you're supposed to say what you'd like if you won so I'll say it's a toss up between the Erin McMorris and Amy Butler fatties. Both yummy.


  1. perhaps we should be featured together on hoarders. ;)

    Good list! Inspired me to make one.

  2. I love how you've totally embraced 2012 with considered abandon! It's good to do stuff that freaks you out. I'm sure you'll get over the terror soon enough and emerge with a kick-ass Duff original. I look forward to it!!

  3. You go, Duff!!
    That is an impressive list.
    Got me to thinkin'.....
    Hugs, Deborah

  4. Yay! I can't wait to see what you design- just go for it! You can do it my friend! :) No Hands!

  5. Just keep sewing! What a good mantra!

  6. I'm looking forward to seeing what you create. Love the idea of 'just keep sewing'.

  7. "just keep sewing, just keep sewing" i can hear dory from finding nemo singing this - i'm sure that will be stuck in my head all day now! :D

    you might see about joining do.good stitches on flickr - i did last year, and each month we make 2 blocks, and send them to the quilter, who makes them into a charity quilt. it's been a lot of fun and challenging for me, cool modern designs and it make me feel good to be part of something like that.

  8. Oh Duff..I just know whatever you do we can almost be guaranteed it will be done with heart and some bacon and eggs for fuel x


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