Friday, January 11, 2013

join in!

i whipped up a little icon to remind myself of my 2013 sewing re-sew-lution. see previous post here. thank you for all of your feedback! i thought it would be nice to spread the enjoyment around, so if you'd like to focus on enjoyment too, please take a copy of the image above for your blog and post a list of what you'll do to focus on enjoyment! leave me a comment with a link to your blog too!

how will i focus on enjoyment?
  • dedicate myself to one project at a time
  • quality over quantity
  • no crazy deadlines
  • be less critical of finished projects
  • take a break when i'm not feeling it
  • sewing with friends
  • a glass of wine, some gummy bears, or chocolate while sewing - why not? and they make great pattern weights too!
  • rock out to pandora radio while sewing. dance breaks are allowed.

once you've written your post, let me know and i'll add a link to your blog so everyone can check out your ideas! remember, everyone's lists can be different! 



are you focusing on enjoyment? these sewers are!:

61 comments:

  1. I'm in!!! Sewing for pure pleasure, and using it as a diversion from my sometimes hectic teaching day is my aim for this year. Will post up and link back to here soon...J

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    1. Great! Teaching is a tough job (my mom was a teacher). Glad that you're sewing for pleasure!!

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  2. I'm in too! I really like this ~ I'll do the same as Judith - post up and link back soon :)

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  3. Not sure what happened when I tried to post - but I'm in! Will be back soon with the post :)

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  4. This is a really good idea. I might just have to figure out how to borrow your new icon for my blog. Is that OK?

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    1. Yes, please do! You should be able to drag off a copy of the image (Mac) or right click save image to desktop (Windows), and the post as you would any other image. Can't wait to see what you write!

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  5. ok - I posted :)

    link: http://jennysews2.blogspot.com/

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  6. Sounds good to me. Will put up a post in the next day or so!

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    1. Looking forward to seeing how you plan to focus on enjoyment!!

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  7. I'm in too! It was already one of my resewlutions anyway, to enjoy my sewing, so a little icon will be brill! Let the fun commence!

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    1. Yay! I've found it really helps to stay in a "fun mind-set". It's not a chore so i shouldn't get so stressed about it. More fun, less stress!!

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  8. Yep, I'm in too. Sewing purely for enjoyment sounds like a great idea, especially with the addition of wine and chocolate!

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    1. =) sewing, wine and chocolate are a great way to spend an evening!!

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  9. Fab idea, lovely! I do my best sewing with a G&T, my dogs by my feet and some tv on in the background. Preferably something cheerful and sassy (read: Golden Girls or Pretty Little Liars). What a wonderful focus for 2013!

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    1. Sounds like fun! we're partial to hendrick's gin. do you have a fave?

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  10. I'm in...I may change the one project at a time to one full day of sewing a month instead...Thanks for the button

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    1. Great! Yes, please create your own list to suite your needs! What makes something enjoyable for one person may not work for another person.

      A full day of sewing sounds fab!

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  11. I posted mine - I ran out of ideas though! lol

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    1. It looks great to me! And you can always add things later when you think of them! I'm about to update my list as well because i forgot something!

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  12. Love it! Count me in too!

    It's so easy to get overwhelmed reading other blogs and seeing how much everyone else manages to sew up, sometimes it gets me down and I freeze at the thought of how much sewing I feel I need to do to keep up! Isn't that silly?!

    I'm going to borrow your button and post up soon with my ideas too. My goals will include sewing with friends and hanging out with other sewing bloggers (already got the next meet pencilled in for the 20th) and just to have fun making what ever I want, no plan, no pressure just sew :)

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  13. Love it! Count me in too!

    It's so easy to get overwhelmed reading other blogs and seeing how much everyone else manages to sew up, sometimes it gets me down and I freeze at the thought of how much sewing I feel I need to do to keep up! Isn't that silly?!

    I'm going to borrow your button and post up soon with my ideas too. My goals will include sewing with friends and hanging out with other sewing bloggers (already got the next meet pencilled in for the 20th) and just to have fun making what ever I want, no plan, no pressure just sew :)

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    1. I hear ya!!! Hanging out with other sewing bloggers sounds great too! If i lived in a bigger city i'd love to do that! Hope the re-sew-lution works for you and can't wait to see what else you write!

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    2. I got my post up finally ;)
      http://thecuriouskiwi.wordpress.com/2013/01/23/beyond-the-ufo-pile-simplicity-1802-also-sewing-bloggers-are-awesome/

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  14. I made my Re-Sew-lutions. Thanks for doing this --- I need to find a lot more enjoyment in sewing...Soemtimes I forget it's not my real job!

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    1. Awesome! i know! it's not my real job either, so i need to not put so much pressure on myself. this is for fun! Reading your post now!

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  15. You are absolutely right! This is a great resolution. Sew because it's fun and nothing else. It's hard not to read blogs and then feel inadequate. I think everyone does it. Some people are so prolific! I tend to go through spurts. So I try and save things to blog about during dry spells. I just love your resolution!

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    1. That's smart, i should save projects and space them out. I always want to post a project as soon as it's done, which usually means i haven't taken great photos yet. I need to just wait and take better photos before posting something!

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  16. Hi there,I'm a new follower!
    Great resolutions, I think I need the same!! Esp the not having a time frame.. I am bad.. only sewing things for events:) eep


    www.becstitches.blogspot.com.au

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    1. Thanks! Following you now on bloglovin.com :) sewing for an event is great if it gives you an inspiration and motivates you to make time to sew!! Just as long as you don't get stressed about it ;)

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  17. I'm a bit late to the party, but I'm in too!

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  18. Hey there! I love your pledge idea. hope you don't mind if I join in. Here is the link to my blog post about it:
    http://madewithhugsandkisses.wordpress.com/2013/01/18/what-i-enjoy-most-in-the-world-xxx/

    Thanks and good luck with you joyful sewing xXx

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    1. Awesome! I'm adding you to the list! Happy sewing!

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  19. Wahoo I've done! Hopefully I'll be able to keep it up and really enjoy everything I sew rather than getting stressed! Great idea, Lara xxx http://dreamingofavonlea.wordpress.com/

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  20. What a great idea - I've added a post on my blog and taken up this idea, hopefully whole heartedly. I'm sure it will help me take more pride in my work and get more enjoyment from it! Sometimes we just need that little reminder that we are doing this for fun! Lara xxx http://dreamingofavonlea.wordpress.com/2013/01/20/sew-enjoyable/

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    1. So glad you're joining in too! I'll be adding your link as soon as I update :) happy sewing!

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  21. Within about 20 minutes of seeing this post, your button is up and my post is published! You can find it here: http://imake2.blogspot.co.uk/2013/01/2013-re-sew-lution-focus-on-enjoyment.html
    Thanks!!

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  22. I'm going to join in ... health issues have meant I havent been able to sew much in the past year, and I need to stop beating myself up & remember to enjoy it

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    1. Hope you can enjoy some stress-free sewing! Adding you to the list now =)

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  23. Oh, I love it!!! Thank you; I'm so in with this one :)

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    1. I think I've never written a blog post so spontaneously and quickly - it's done, and I'm feeling more enjoyment already! Thanks for this delightful gift :)

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  24. Awesome, Jilly Be! I'm reading your post now and also becoming a new follower =)

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  25. i'm in. i love this plan.
    http://puusdooroftime.wordpress.com

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    1. Great!! I'm checking out your blog now =)

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  26. I'm in too! I came here from Jilly Be Joyful's blog. Love the logo. I'll link back in my next post.

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    1. Oh yay! This has become a nice way for me to find new blogs as well! happy sewing!

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  27. I don't have a blog, but I read them...just found yours from Jilly Be Joyfuls. Thank you so much for the major cute logo! I printed it out so I can hang it above my cutting table.

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    1. Thanks Judi! Hope it helps you remember to enjoy yourself! And I'm a tad jealous you have a cutting table - i still use the floor, he he

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  28. I thought I was the only one who sewed whilst eating gummie bears and drinking wine, listening to Pandora! We could be related. I sew every chance I get. I love your sight and agree that sewing should be fun. Can't wait to see what you do next.

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Thanks for reading! I welcome any advice, insights, witty remarks, snarky comebacks, commiserations or just a quick hello. I'd love to check out your blog as well, so let me know where you're posting. Happy sewing!