That's my word for 2013, my mantra, if you will. (I explained why over here.)
When I read about this challenge, I wanted my word to be somewhere I would see it regularly, where it would have the possibility to imprint on my subconscious even if I weren't deliberately thinking about it.
And that's when this idea popped into my head!
I have often bemoaned the idea that I quilt in fits and starts - churning out a quilt in a day or going whole months without touching my machine at all. I've figured out that inertia is my friend or enemy. When I am actually quilting, I can hardly think of anything else and hate to stop; however, once stopped, I find it overwhelming to start again.
True confession: I'm also not the world's best housekeeper. Not even close. So frequently, after one of these bouts of not quilting, I have to get out the vacuum and dust my machine. Not because of the lint or the loose threads, but because of actual dust.
So what could be a more perfect project? I made a dust cover for my machine that has my word of the year on it!
I've been meaning to make one of these covers for years, although I wondered if covering the thing up would make it even less likely for me to get started. I'm hoping, though, that the word on the outside will be a reminder to uncover it and rediscover that feeling. I'm also hoping that I will be more likely to get sewing if I know I don't have to dust first!
For the background I used one of my all time favorite fabrics with words on it. It was hard to cut into what little I have left, but I'm glad it will be so visible.
And for those days when I'm feeling a little more sassy, I lined it with this fun fabric that I've never been quite sure what to do with. Kind of like a mood ring for my sewing room!
It's the last day of the hop, so be sure to visit the other bloggers hopping today here:
Quiltin' Jenny (Jenny- that's me!)
My Collection of Things (Jeni K.)
Shade Tree Quilting (Judy C.)
(Rosemary B.) at “that other blog”
Pat Sloan, The Voice of Quilting (Pat. S.)
Dachsies With Moxie (Agnes B.)
Sew Many Yarns (Lyndsey M.)
Tomorrows Treasures Today (Denise D.)
The German Mom (Tina S.)
Christa Quilts (Christa W.)
Read, Quilt, Cook, Pray (Aletta D.)
Sew We Quilt (Mdm. Samm)
Thanks to Madame Samm and to Linda from Buzzing and Bumbling for being our awesome cheerleader and keeping us all organized.