Friday, November 14, 2014

A Change of Plans

Almost 4 years ago we were contestants on a blog called Project Run and Play where we competed with a group of wonderful women who were all sewing children's clothing.  There were really no rules to speak of, no sew-alongs, no linky parties, and no prizes.  It was a crazy experience...and we LOVED every minute of it.

From those weeks we gained not only experience (which was terrific) but we made some great blogging friends and caught a glimpse of a sewing community that was out there waiting to share with and inspire one another.

And we were hooked.

Several months later we had the opportunity to purchase that blog....which we did...and we have never looked back.

Sure competition tends to bring out the worst in people but it also brings out the best and it's that best we love...watching the creative process of others and seeing their creations...we can't help but be inspired and we feel so fortunate to be able to have a place to share so many talented women's awesomeness.  

We were literally having so much fun continuing to run our blog (Simple Simon and Company) and Project Run and Play that we decided to add one more party to the mix and Project Sewn was born.

It didn't disappoint.  Season One was AMAZING and we were hooked.

Ever since then our minds have been running over with new ideas---themes, contestants, challenges, etc...

Season 5 should begin in January...we had BIG plans...we couldn't wait...but then, our plans have changed.

Sometimes, life gives you choices...and they aren't always choices between good and bad.   Sometimes you have to choose between two good things (and then hope that you have made the best choice).

Elizabeth and I are only two.  And after some serious talk and even some tears we've made a plan and part of that plan includes saying goodbye to Project Sewn for a season.  How long that will be?  Six months?  A year?  Forever?  We don't quite know yet.

What we do know is this.  We've loved watching the weekly creations.  We've loved watching the linky party entries roll in.  We've loved sharing this place with all of you...and we will miss it.

Now before we say goodbye we have one last parting gift to give away.
It goes to Sue from "A Colorful Canvas".
(Thank you for linking up to our last linky party!)

So I guess it's time.

Thank you again for sharing yourselves with us.  The inspiration and the positive sense of such a wonderful sewing community is truly something we will always cherish. It was so very much appreciated.

Until our paths cross again, take care of yourselves.

liZ and Elizabeth


  1. I'll miss the party. Good luck with your plans!

  2. Sorry to hear it, I really enjoy your blog!! Best of luck with your new adventures!

  3. A big thank you for the many opportunities to share my makes with so many talented and appreciative sewers. I can't begin to imagine the amount of work that goes into each challenge liZ and Elizabeth, and can well understand the decision to put Project Sewn on hiatus and potentially full retirement. The nature of creativity is one of birth, and growth, and change; saying goodbye to PS, at least for a season, will allow an creative area of your life to blossom! Best of luck!

    And thanks so much for the win!

  4. Quite sad. But I understand and I'll be here when/if you come back!

  5. Never a contestant but I thoroughly enjoyed each season and always voted.

  6. Really sad to hear this - I have truly loved and been inspired by all the Project Sewn seasons - hopefully it will find a way back someday, but until then, best of luck in all your endeavours and thank you for the inspiration :)

  7. I've loved this too, and been inspired on many occasions. But I do understand how running both this and PRP, along with your own families, could be overwhelming. In the same way that you purchased PRP from someone else and put sooooo much of your love and talent into it to bring it to the heights it is now, have you considered selling Project Sewn? Maybe there is someone out there who'd be able to nurture it as you have PRP. Just a thought...

  8. oh, that's sad, but we all know that you girls have so many things that you do and I totally understand that you have to let go of some things. Nonetheless, I hope that Project Sewn will be back at some point!

  9. So sorry to hear this, I've enjoyed the Project Sewn contests so much. Besto luck with your new plans, hope to hear from ya'll in the future.

  10. I am also really sad to hear this. Although I was never a contestant and always voted, I will really miss seeing the nice creations the contestants came up with. Because of Project Sewn I still follow all your previous contestants and look at their creations for personal inspiration. I can also understand to keep a blog like this alive is a daily job, so I truly understand. Best of luck and hopefully it is not goodbye.

  11. I've enjoyed reading along. Best of luck in your other endeavors!