Summer sewing challenges

Do you have more trouble sewing in the summer than other times during the year? I often feel pulled in many different directions during the summer months. The garden always beckons, reading a good book looks inviting, grilling something yummy for dinner, walking in the nearby Botanical Garden, having coffee with a friend at an outdoor cafe – they all compete for my precious sewing minutes from June through September! Lazy, hazy days of summer? Bah! I am running pretty much from dawn till dusk these days.

While I was away in NYC last weekend, it seems the weeds had a growing party. My yard needed some serious attention, and the cupboard was pretty bare too. I have spent the past few days trying to catch up on laundry, gardening, cooking, and even a little housework. I did manage to fix the coverstitching on the sleeve hems of a knit top…but I think that may have been the extent of my sewing accomplishments last week. Maybe I need to challenge myself to get something fun sewn this week.

How about you? Are you getting much sewing done? Inspire me!

Happy sewing!


2 Responses to Summer sewing challenges

  1. I was actually hoping that you were going to inspire me! I’ve been having the same problem with the weeds; I just can’t get ahead of them this year. Between that, ongoing construction in my house, and a large number of weddings and showers to attend, I have been ignoring the sewing machine and partially completed dress on my dining table for what feels like forever. I keep telling myself that once I can move into dedicated sewing space, it will get better. Time will tell!
    Good luck; I will check back to see if any other commentors have helpful suggestions.

    • Haha – sorry Anita! Last night I forced myself to go in and get started on a project I have been dreading. I made a bit of progress, so that is all the goodness I have for you today. Keep sewing!

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