September is National Sewing Month


September is National Sewing Month and this year's theme is Sew a New - whether you're new to sewing, used to sew in the past or currently have a long backlog of projects like me, this is the month to indulge or rediscover your passion for sewing.

The Official Home of National Sewing Month promises articles, projects, links and more.

This year's contest is Accessorize Your Life - sew up an accessory and submit it by September 30 to win a gift certificate to JoAnn Fabric & Crafts.

Do you like giveaways? Then pop on over to the SEW-lutions blog, take a short survey and be entered to win a prize. The National Sewing Month sponsors have donated prizes that they’ll be giving away every day throughout September. The giveaway of the day will be announced on the SEW-lutions blog each day.

So - what am I planning to work on this year?  I never did get around to making the projects I wanted to work on last year during September, but I'm hoping to get at least one of them started this month - I really, really need a new bag for carrying all the 'stuff' needed for a visit to the Bark Park (or a long walk on the local bike path) with Keli and Penny. I'm planning to recycle freebie nylon bags to make something that will contain everything comfortably.

If I do manage to complete it this year, maybe I'll enter it in the Accessory contest? Hmmm......

Also on the agenda for the middle of the month is a Material Girl/DKnJ road trip to the Pennsylvania National Quilt Extravaganza XVII at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center. Last year was our first visit to this particular show and it did not disappoint! One of my stitching friends recently won first prize in the Hoffman Challenge for her doll, The Dragon Slayer which will be on display at the show; the photos are amazing, so I'm looking forward to seeing it in person.

Now - let's get sewing!

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