Thursday, January 19, 2023

Busy January

 Since deciding to blog again, after an extended break to move two households into one, I have been very busy in my "studio". I've also been keeping up with some of my favorite blogs.

My Crazy Quilt BOM is getting new inspiration from  

Pintangle's Take a Stitch Tuesday (TAST) 


I'm excited to learn and try new stitches.


Friday is Friday Night Sew In (FNSI) hosted by Wendy.

It's a great excuse to get in some much needed stitching time and post a blog with my efforts. Sign ups are on Wendy's blog linked above.


Joy has added some interesting topics that need or want some of my attention.


First, is Organize Your Home 2023 Challenge.

There are all kinds of declutter/reorganize/organize home challenges, but this is by far the most professional one I've seen. I just really like the approach Joy is taking on this challenge. There is a free sign up required to access all the tools designed to help us simplify our lives and homes.


Second is One Gift a Month Challenge.

 I have tried to do this in the past, but it was based on my own choices and after a couple of months fell by the wayside because I got involved in more immediate projects. Joy is offering a selection of patterns and tutorials to give us a jump start. Joy is offering suggestions for gifts and of course, we can make as many or few as we choose.


 The first one is a very practical fabric basket that is perfect for using scraps. I plan on making several for the sewing room, but can you see it filled with toiletries or snacks? Or even sewing or embroidery supplies for your favorite sewing partner?

I'm adding all of these to my monthly goals.

I hope you'll join me :)


Joy from Days Filled With Joy said...

Thank you for your sweet words about the Organize Your Home Challenge! I'm so glad you're joining in and I'm looking forward to seeing our homes changed by the end of the year! xx

Susan said...

I am planning on organizing with Joy, too, and maybe the one gift a month. My home could use the one, and at Christmas time, and on birthdays, I'd be glad of the other. It's so good to have you blogging again! And seeing your name in my comments boxes.