Saturday, January 17, 2015

"This year, I resolve....."

Once again, the Sewphisticuts took on the new year by making their version of New Year resolutions in the form of sewing goals.  We revisited our goals from last January to see how we did.  The best any of us did was meeting about half of our goals.  Some of us realized we had been a tad too ambitious!  And quite a few of us, although not fulfilling the particular goals we had set, nevertheless had a successful year of sewing new things, learning new techniques and enjoying the creative process.

A common theme for many of us was organization and reduction of our fabric stash / collection.  I guess to be a sewist is akin to being a hoarder, as far as fabric and sewing supplies are concerned.  Another goal mentioned by many of us was to finish certain projects.  This led Pat to observe that lots of us apparently have several projects going at once, whereas she sews serially, finishing one project before starting another.

In other news, we learned that the Fishkill Town Hall will no longer be available for ASG group meetings, so for Garment Gals, Quilt Rulers and Charity Chics, check with the group leader about where the next meeting will be held.

The topic for the next Sewphisticuts' meeting is a Stitch Challenge:  do you know what all the stitches on your machine can do?  Try learning a new one that you haven't tried yet, or use one in a new way.  Bring along your samples to show, or if you feel like doing a demo, bring your machine.  Now if you'll excuse me, I've got to get to those projects I vowed to finish this year!

Thursday, November 20, 2014