Labor Day Sew-in 2013

In the United States, most of us get Monday off to celebrate Labor Day and all that hard work that we all do every other day of the year. “Off” is relative, of course, because I will be “working” at my sewing machine with my podcast friends, Tweeps and other bloggers.

We are all participating in a Labor Day Sew-in. You can, too. Get those fuzzy slippers and get to your sewing machine. Nowhere to go, no supplies to collect, just get to your sewing machine and sew. In your own house.

Quiltin’ Jenny has a hilarious post (she was first) about the LDSI. Very Lazy Daisy (who is nowhere near lazy, BTW) also put a post up accompanied by the hilarious tweet:

Daisy's Tweet
Daisy’s Tweet

Other pod-bloggers who have posted about the sew in (some of whom are hosting giveaways):

I took yesterday off as I was trying to piggyback an extra day off onto the long weekend to pretend I had a vacation. I still have errands and stuff to do today, but am already making some progress.

What’s on my list?

  • ATCs – I need them for next week.
  • Purse Palooza bag –  don’t want to leave it until the last minute and I am considering making a second one.
  • Color challenge? Possible, but unlikely, though I did make the batiks.
  • Russian Rubix – I’d like to get started on that, but am having trouble selecting a background fabric.
  • There is an idea in the back of my mind to quilt the Wonky 9 Patch quilt. We’ll see how that goes.

Want to follow along?

  • First and FOREMOST: Sew!!!
  • Post a blog post with your list and link back here
  • Use the #LDSI hashtag on Twitter (let’s trend on Twitter, Tweeps!)
  • Not yet a Tweep? Follow along in the LDSI room at Tweetchat

Now go Sew!

Creative Prompt #223: Glass


Through the Looking Glass by Lewis Carroll

Glassdoor – inside look at jobs and companies


Glass Pavilion at the Toledo Museum of Art


window glass

The Glass Menagerie by Tennessee Williams

glass heart

Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator by Roald Dahl

stained glass

Those who live in glass houses should not throw stones

leaded glass

sea glass (also a book by Anita Shreve)

spy glass

glass coffee table

glass recycling

The Glass Lake by Maeve Binchy

Bullseye Glass Co

Ira Glass (This American Life)

glass blowing

glass slumping

Definition: “Glass is an amorphous (non-crystalline) solid material that exhibits a glass transition, which is the reversible transition in amorphous materials (or in amorphous regions within semicrystalline materials) from a hard and relatively brittle state into a molten or rubber-like state. Glasses are typically brittle and can be optically transparent. The most familiar type of glass, used for centuries in windows and drinking vessels, is soda-lime glass, composed of about 75% silica (SiO2) plus sodium oxide (Na2O) from soda ash, lime (CaO), and several minor additives. Often, the term glass is used in a restricted sense to refer to this specific use.

From the 19th century, various types of fancy glass started to become significant branches of the decorative arts. Objects made out of glass include not only traditional objects such as vessels (bowls, vases, bottles, and other containers), paperweights, marbles, beads, but an endless range of sculpture and installation art as well. Colored glass is often used, though sometimes the glass is painted, innumerable examples exist of the use of stained glass.

In science, however, the term glass is usually defined in a much wider sense, including every solid that possesses a non-crystalline (i.e. amorphous) structure and that exhibits a glass transition when heated towards the liquid state. In this wider sense, glasses can be made of quite different classes of materials: metallic alloys, ionic melts, aqueous solutions, molecular liquids, and polymers. For many applications (bottles, eyewear) polymer glasses (acrylic glass, polycarbonate, polyethylene terephthalate) are a lighter alternative to traditional silica glasses.” (Wikipedia)

Post the direct URL (link) where your drawing, doodle, artwork is posted (e.g. your blog, Flickr) in the comments area of this post. I would really like to keep all the artwork together and provide a way for others to see your work and/or your blog.

We are also talking about this on Twitter. Use the hashtag #CPP

The Creative Prompt Project, also, has a Flickr group, which you can join to  post your responses. I created this spot so those of you without blogs and websites would have a place to post your responses.

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