Secondly, although I am feeling particularly giant, and some colleagues seem to delight in regularly exclaiming "you weren't this big last time around!", and NO ONE has called me "neat" thus far (it was word of the year last time), I saw the midwife today and am measuring spot on for 28 weeks and 5 days! Last time I also consistently measured correctly. So I am officially no bigger. It just seems like it...
Thirdly, I wanted to make a confession: I've been a bit daft. Shall we agree to just call it baby brain? It seems my sewing machine does actually have a stretch stitch... I just never realised it was called that! For some reason, I thought a stretch stitch was some magical stitch. But no. Turns out it's that lightening shaped zigzag one. Duh! Actually, it seems I also have a triple stretch stitch. I was a bit perplexed but a bit of digging online came up with this rather excellent explanation, and some really good pointers. But then since you've all made Lady Skaters you probably know this already! :)
And so to the main point of this post. I am joining in with Debi at My Happy Sewing Place's Sew Grateful week next week. After meeting the lady, herself recently, I couldn't not. Could I?
This was one of the first blogland events I took part in last year, as a baby blogger and it was great fun! Even as a very new blogger, I still felt I had things to share. This year I won't be taking part every day, due to other commitments and pregnancy shattered-ness.
Monday the 24th February: Giveaway Day. Host a giveaway on your blog or other social media platform to give something back to the sewing community.
Tuesday the 25th February: Reflections Day. This is the day to reflect on the role sewing has played in our lives, reflecting on those who have been supportive in our journey and reflecting on what the online community means to us! What are you sew grateful for?
Wednesday the 26th February: Sharing Resources Day. Share a free pattern, share some vintage sewing resources, share a tutorial or share some great sewing resource links!
Thursday the 27th February: Sew Grateful Sewing Project Day. Showcase your latest sewing project. Whether it's a project using up that pattern that was a present from someone or that you won in a giveaway or using a tutorial someone has prepared, or even a project inspired by someone in the sewing community... the possibilities are nearly endless!
Friday the 28th to Sunday the 2nd: I'll post a series of round-up posts of some of the Sew Grateful Highlights from the week.
*Spoiler alert* I will be taking part in Monday's link party...
Are you taking part?