On Monday, Gillian’s post asked you to vote for the topic for our next theme month.
As you know, we have run a theme month four times a year since Sewcialists relaunched, with topics ranging from very specific to very broad and general. They can be a real way to focus the sewing and spark creativity as well as a bunch of fun.
We have also more recently added mini-challenges into the mix—a shorter, burst of adrenaline to just get on and sew something! That first mini-challenge with the “personality quiz” type questionnaire to determine your power word will stick with me forever.
We are a bit split here at Sewcialists between liking to have more notice and a longer time to engage (e.g. a theme month) and loving the fun of bouncing around between different types of posts and mini-challenges.
What’s your preference? Let us know in the comments below.
Why not both? Do a mini-challenge a couple times each year, and do a theme month a couple times each year (or more).
Just to be onery and a contrarian
I like both and maybe they could alternate seasonally
BUT not winter spring summer and fall
I was thinking more like
Shoveling the sidewalk season
The other side of the world season (i.e. it is summer in the southern hemisphere while winter in the northern)
Weather is warm but the ocean water is still too cold to jump in season
Nice thing about these seasons is that they can be scheduled whenever the editors have the time and for however long
I’m more of a mini-challenge person, myself.
But if everyone is split, maybe cut down the number for both, and alternate? e.g. Drop down to two theme months and two mini-challenges per year?
I have to agree that it should not be an either/or, but “let’s-do-both”!
Yeah, I agree people have their different preferences. As someone who sews slowly due to chronic illnesses I prefer theme months.
I’m more likely to participate if it’s a theme month because I’m a slow sewer. From picking a pattern to sewing the final seam, I take time and mini challenges always seem too quick to me.
I sew slowly, so theme months are good for me. I also enjoy the mini-challenges to see what others are up to, but theme months are easier for me to participate in.
I’m more of a theme month person, but I’m willing to give mini-challenges a chance.
The magic is in the mix!