If my parents had thought to make eating lima beans a challenge or a contest, I’d probably be a lima bean fan today. Sadly, they did not. Sadly, I am not.
But here are a Challenge and a Contest that are way-yonder more appealing than lima beans.
The Challenge: Make2/Give2
– Make two ‘With Love Totes’ (free pattern from Lazy Girl Designs), wrap them like the gifts that they are, and give them to one non-sewing (or new-sewing) friend.
– One tote is for your friend to keep, one is for your friend to give to a friend. By doing so, your friend will experience for themselves the sewy-good feeling of this kind act and perhaps give sewing a try.
Sweeten the Challenge with this idea:
Maybe your friend will join you for a sewing adventure by planning a project, shopping, or helping you cut and sew. Make a date of it.
Joan’s goal is to have members of her Lazy Yahoo Group make and give 500 totes. How’s that for ambition?
Sounds like fun, eh? Makes you want to embroider a panel for the tote, or embroider on the tote, or make one to take to the library and fill with books, or find booky fabric for the tote, or…
Write a poem that serves as a summary or an introduction to your book (published or forthcoming or wip). Poems should be 24 lines or less. Any form is fine, or free verse works, too!
Okay, Laura’s readers are mostly writers, but don’t let that stop you. If you don’t have a published book, forthcoming book, or work-in-progress, I propose you build a poem summarizing some other book. Even if that disqualifies you, which I doubt because Laura appreciates all poetic efforts, it’s a fun challenge, no? I think I’ll write one for Clueless in Alaska.
Check out the details here.
Both challenges run through the month of September.