When I visited the blog of a new "postcard swap friend," Deezy, I found out about What Are U Up To Today? Wednesdays. According to the originator, Jen Osborn, it's an easy way for friends and relatives to make a quick visit to several blogs and see what projects and activities everyone is up to. I like the idea, so I am going to "play along." To participate, you take a photo of your workspace--your lap, sewing table, work bench, journal, coffee table, wherever--then write a quotation about or explanation of your project.
Here is my workspace today:
As I posted at the beginning of this month, my mother bought me my first sewing machine during her recent visit. For the past couple of days, I have been having a great time creating "sewn strips paper," using inspiration from an iHanna blog post from last year. I haven't been quite as prolific as she was, but I really like the results, and it has given me a great project to use to "get to know" my new machine.
You'll also notice in the photo a couple new books I've been reading: Stitch by Stitch: Learning to Sew, One Project at at Time, by Deborah Moebes, and Stitch Alchemy: Combining Fabric and Paper for Mixed Media Art, by Kelli Perkins. Now that I'm starting to sew, I'll be adding even more books to my crafting library!
What are YOU up to today??