Week 2 – Challenge Rejected

The 52 Week Sewing Challenge is found on Facebook and there are 52 challenge prompts. You must finish your item before Sunday evening and post a picture of it to be included for a chance to win prizes. You have the option to Accept the Challenge or Reject it! Week two and I have gone rogue already. The challenge was sew something from the last fabric you bought. If I am honest, a lot o fabric comes into this house. The last one, I am not sure I can totally pinpoint that, but I can rough guess. It was either a pricey sweater knit that I am currently debating on using for another Adrienne or other was a Sly Buy deal and I am saving it for a maxi dress.

Sew much fabric, Sew Little time!

So I made quilt blocks for a swap. There are 6 of us girls from Facebook who are swapping together. Someone choose to do this block. It is a lone star block made from strip sets which means no set in seams. It is kind of neat how it comes together. We agreed to use Civil War Colors and all the backgrounds would be beige print! They take awhile, but they are worth every minute.

First you have one…

20180113_125937.jpg Then you have two…


Keep going and you will have three…


Only 9 more to go.

In other news, I hurt my knee this week and for the first time in my almost 36 years, I was traveling on crutches. A late night phone call to my brother went like this-

Me: Ummm, What are you doing?’

Brother: “Nothing.”

Me: “Are you home?”

Brother: “Yeah.”

Me: “Good, I need help.”

Brother: ” What do you need help with?”

Me: “Getting in my house.”

Brother: “Uhh, Ok.”

Me: “I’m sitting in the rain, in my driveway, and my knee wont work.”

Brother: “Jesus, I am on my way.”

Fast forward and he gets me inside, then to the ER where he waits until our momma arrives before going home and getting to bed as he works early. While waiting in the ER I am messaging with An from Diskordia’s Curvy Sewing and our conversation gets to this…

20180114_072610.png  Why Yes, it is my sewing knee, but I need both of my knees. 🙂 I saved this because it has kinda cracked me up all week. Xray of course showed nothing, and they tried to load me up on pain pills. Umm, no thanks lady. I need to be human in a few hours. So I spent the night in bed and the next evening after work there as well. These two kept close watch on their momma. Good news my knee is moving again, still sore, but An, my sewing knee is working again!



Week Three Challenge: Sew something to make sewing easier. Follow my blog and Stay tuned to see what I make for this week!




Author: SequoiaLynnSews

I am a single dog mom of two and we happily reside in a small house in Ohio. We spend our days playing fetch, digging holes in the garden, and sewing, lots of sewing. We have high hopes of moving to the mountains someday. The dogs don’t really know that yet, but they will understand. I shamelessly hoard fabric and feel slightly sorry for whoever has to sort my stash when I am gone. I am employed full time in a industry that requires little of my creativity, but basically lets me wear whatever I want. So it works out. I can usually be found behind one of my sewing machine avoiding human contact. I test a lot of clothing patterns and therefore always have a new outfit to share. You have most likely found my blog through some sort of sewing outlet and will quickly realize that I am sewing for a plus size body. For reference, I am 5'1 and wear a range from a 2-5x. Sizes change with every designer and you can't trust ready to wear sizing when you are making your own clothing. Your tape measure will become one of your most used tools and if you misplace them like I do, you should pick up several. I will be sharing the good, the bad, and the A-MA-ZING with you… So stay tuned. I will also try to teach you a few of my tricks along the way. People always tells me they want to learn how to sew. My best advice is you have to start. Just do it! You are going to mess up, you will break needles, you will ruin the pretty fabric, you will stab your fingers, but you will learn. You will make something and you will wear it. Someone will say, “I like your shirt.” and you will smile and say, “Thanks, I made it.” You will race home and make something else. Pretty soon you have made more good things than bad and you will feel proud of yourself and you should. I will be proud of you too. :) Ok, that is enough rambling, I have sewing to do. :) SequoiaLynn

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