What has the hopping done for me?
- I've stepped out of my comfort zone and tried new things like paper piecing, embroidery, and applique.
- I'm not afraid to post my less-than-perfect projects, because these hops are for beginners, intermediates, and those pro quilters who win ribbons and awards. I told a few bowl hoppers who were concerned their project wasn't good enough that "I'm willing to show mine if you'll show yours." If you're expecting perfectly sewn thingies from my blog, you won't find it here. Don't look too close because there are "whoops" in my sewing, I use my seam ripper a lot, and there are a few things that end up in the trash can. And.... (gasp) I don't usually hand sew binding on my quilts and runners.
- I've found so many fun blogs that I never knew were out there.
- The inspiration and motivation I get from the other hoppers is priceless.
to inspire and motivate you, be sure to
watch for openings in the
blog hops and come join the fun.
If you miss the sign-ups, come visit all the hops
and get some new ideas for your projects.
5 days and counting.......
This one starts on October 1st and you will definitely
be happy with all the really cool Fall ideas you'll see.
I heard there might be a few openings
left in the Wicked blog hop....
P.S. I often hear, "I wish I had more time to sew." Me, too! I work full-time, tend to two elderly woman, spend a couple days a week with three wild and crazy grandsons and my adult children, and try to fit in the dreaded housework/cooking thing. Somewhere in there, my sweet husband asks me to give him some attention, too. There are days when I sew for only 10 minutes, some days not at all, and sometimes I'm lucky to get an hour or more to sew. There's no magic answer to why it looks like some people have more time than others to sew and work on their crafts. My friend tells me that "We all have the same amount of hours in a day. Some of us just choose to make time for the things we want to do."
I guess that's what I'm choosing to do these days. :O)