The Free Motion Quilting Project: Merry Christmas from 8 Foot Leah!

Sunday, December 25, 2016

Merry Christmas from 8 Foot Leah!

I hope you are having a wonderful Christmas day! For my family this is a day of relaxation and good food as we play with our toys and hang out together.

As you can see I my true love was very good to me this year! Josh gave me a pair of drywall stilts for Christmas - in red, my favorite color!

Why in the world do I want drywall stilts you ask? The better to become a stilt walker! As soon as we started getting into cosplay and making costumes, I noticed that the most amazing costumes were often the tallest. The extra length of leg and height added with stilts really makes costume making creative and fun.

Yes, yes, I know this has also drastically increased my likely hood of breaking a limb and I promise to be very careful. I've just spent half an hour reading how to fall safely and I've already decided to go grab my pair of knee pads out of the wood shop before I strap on the stilts again.

Trying new things and pushing my boundaries is definitely going to be a theme for the coming year and I can't wait to make a costume for these stilts!

What do you plan to challenge yourself with this year? What are you looking forward to? Each year holds possibilities for growth and change, but it all starts with identifying what you want and where you want to go.

I'll be sharing more on this later in the week, so for now I hope you have a terrific holiday and enjoy the good food, fun family, and sweet delights of this special day!

Merry Christmas,

Leah Day


  1. Merry Christmas to the Day family. Thanks for all the wonderful quilting information that you share. I don't post often, but want you to know that I look at site every day. Thank you & a happy and wonderful year ahead of pushing those boundaries.

  2. What CJ said! Have a great day.

  3. No running in the house! Looks like fun. Falling safely? Yes, that's important to know. Enjoy your new perspective.

  4. Also, They are great to use to put up take down decorations! No moving the ladder!


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