First off, I just realized that Tuesday was my blogiversary! I thought it was sometime in October, but I couldn't recall the exact date, so I let it pass me by. October is a big month for me, as it's also my birth month, so to celebrate these two occasions, I'm going to have a giveaway each Monday of October. So check back here in a few days for that. Also, you can still enter my Sewing Summit swag giveaway here through the end of Friday.
Perhaps part of the reason I forgot about the blogiversary is that things have been a little out of whack here. I'm one of the 800,000 or so government employees who has been furloughed. I don't want to get into politics in this space, so I'll just say I'm very fortunate to be in a position where a (short term) furlough won't much impact my daily life. That said, it is a little surreal. One positive from this situation is that the lovely Nicole of Finch Sewing Studio opened her shop for free open sew hours to any furloughed employees.
So a small group of us (furloughed, or with furloughed spouses) went out there yesterday to sew. It was such a nice distraction, and so kind of Nicole. I'd never been to her shop before and it's just lovely. If you are in the DC area you should make it a point to stop by sometime.
|From @finchsewingstudio on Instagram|
I spent my afternoon cutting out this quilt.
I'm making it for my coworker who is getting married in November. I'd like to get it to her at her shower this month, so I'm making it my Lovely Year of Finishes Goal for October.
Finally, I sent my little URHere swap out to my partner today. Sukie organized a swap to trade local Starbucks mugs, with a little something sewing related, too.
I attempted to make my partner a cherry blossom themed mug rug to represent DC, but my paper piecing skills failed me last night. So instead she's getting a petite pin cushion and some fat eights of Waterfront Park. My partner's mug is traveling to the other coast. Can't wait to see where mine is from!
Linking up to Needle and Thread Thursday, Finish It Up Friday, and A Lovely Year of Finishes.