With Buck’s kids here I am busy…I’ll tell you more about that in tonight’s blog post. I’m sneaking this blog post in here..I have some fun news for you.
I did have a little one wanting to watch me cut out my Hawk’s Nest quilt. I don’t know what kept her there, watching me or that I was feeding her Cheetos. Lucy is a picky eater, but Cheetos, she loves. I do too.
I put one of the Hawk’s Nest blocks together. I’ll talk more about that in Monday’s blog post. I’m improvising the blocks. I do really like their scrappiness.
What a fun block!! I can’t wait to tell you more about the quilt on Monday.
But I have other news for you…
Have you heard about Sewpads? I first heard about them back in May when Bonnie Hunter sang their praises. Find her review HERE. I was intrigued…a pad on a chair could make sewing more comfortable. Really?
Well, Gary from Sewpad and I got together and were talking and back in June and he sent me a Sewpad to try out. I’ll admit to being a little skeptical. Could a pad really make things more comfortable?? I’ll admit to needed something. I don’t know if aging is it or what it is that makes it hard to sit at the machine for long periods of time. I often have a crick in my back or finding myself needing to twist and turn a lot after a long time at the machine. What the heck…if it was free I’d give it a try.
I have the simple old fashion sewing chairs that come with vintage sewing machine cabinets. I don’t have a lot of room in the sewing room for fancy roller chairs and although these aren’t great. I’ve made do with them.
I was sure the Sewpad would slip and slide off the chair but it didn’t.
(Yes I need to vacuum my sewing room floor-keeping it REAL)
I was sure the pad would squish down and would be flat. It doesn’t. It holds it’s shaping and stays supportive.
I’ve been very impressed with it. Can you guess the place that I didn’t think I would use it?…at the computer. This is where I type out my blog posts…where I design quilts…where I read comments and email. I spend more time here than at the sewing machine. I’ve thought about getting a different chair but I like my vintage chair…it just doesn’t have a soft nice cushion….but now I have one…see? My Sewpad is here.
I think Gary and his wife are not marketing wide enough as the pad is good for anyone who sits a lot…quilter or worker. If I had a desk job, I’d for sure want one. (Christmas is coming-**hint-hint**)
Truth be told, I’m thinking about getting another one. Then I wouldn’t have to cart this one up and down the stairs. (Yes…I do that.)
Here is a video from the creators of SewPad to tell you more about how the Sewpad came to be. I love the husband/wife story!!
- 1/2” Thick Medical-Grade Gel Filled
- Cushions & Supports Your Hips & Back
- Sit Longer in Much Greater Comfort
- AirMesh® Cover Keeps You Cooler
- Feel Better at the End of the Day!
- 100% Made in the USA
Happy news for all of you….SewPad is offering free shipping to anyone who orders over the weekend. That’s a great deal as the pads are heavy and shipping would be expensive. To order or learn more, follow THIS LINK to the SewPad website…
At checkout type int “JUNCTION” to get FREE priority shipping. I’m so happy that SewPad is offering that to you all. You can be comfy sewing (or at the computer) like I am.
If you have one, please leave a comment and tell us all what you think. I love supporting an American Made company…especially when they are offering a great product!!