My 2010 SEW Hip! Challenge is 6 months old!
Yep that's right we are halfway through the year which means winter has finally arrived "down under".
Winter for me is a time for reflection so I thought I would take the opportunity to step back and have a look at what I have (or have not) achieved with my SEW Hip! 2010 Sewing Challenge.
Phew…it's not as bad as I thought…
In fact the past 6 months of the 2010 SEW Hip! Challenge has been good to me. I have completed 12 SEW Hip! projects, two ahead of schedule and that's just the beginning!
To date I have learnt to;
♥ make my own fabric covered buttons
♥ make tablerunners with hexagonal fabric pieces and Rail Fence blocks
♥ use the 'leafy' & satin stitch on my sewing machine
♥ adapt patterns to suit my tastes
♥ use 'straight line' quilting (with various degrees of success)
Also… SEW Hip! placed two of my projects in their Reader's Gallery (SEW Hip! – Thank You very much!!!).
Of course sewing isn't the only thing I have improved on…
Since taking up the challenge of making two SEW Hip! projects per month I have learnt about;
♥ Search Engine Optimisation
♥ Macro photography (using a point & shoot camera)
Even Flickr has served up some valuable lessons.
I ♥ Flickr!!…
Where else do you get access to so many wonderful pieces of work and stunning photography?
Flickr is, or rather the people who use Flickr & it's groups are also really encouraging. Everyone loves to comment on your work and share information with you. Since joining in April, I have discovered so many great sites, blogs and people.
Sewing Daisies can be found on http://www.flickr.com/photos/sewingdaisies/
Now that's all of the good stuff out of the way. What haven't I achieved yet?
♥ Free Motion Quilting
♥ Clothes making
Woohoo!! No need to panic (yet) – I have another 6 months to get full marks.
2010 SEW Hip! Challenge
SEW Hip! Hexagonal Tablerunner