I just finished reading Kate's post about making time for your creative pursuits, and being prepared when free time presents itself. I don't always succeed in having a project ready to go when I have extra time, but I do try to think ahead in that regard.
My job is making theater costumes, and I am fortunate to work in a very well-equipped costume shop full of sewing machines and cutting tables. We get an hour break for lunch, and I usually bring my lunch to work, which certainly doesn't take a full hour to eat. Many days I spend the second half of my lunch hour doing a bit of sewing or cutting for whatever project I have along with me. Some days I just want to read or fool around on the Internet, but it's amazing how much I can get done in that little chunk of time if I keep at it. My next goal is to come up with a hand stitching project that is easy enough to work on when I ride the train to and from work each day. I would have 20 - 30 minutes each way to sew.
Last week was a good one for stitching time. I worked on at least one project every day, and many days it was more than one. That three-day weekend sure helped!
Tues., 1/15--vest project, Scrappy Sampler
Wed., 1/16--vest project
Thur., 1/17--vest project
Friday, 1/18--Dancing Stars, vest project
Sat., 1/19--Dancing Stars, Scrappy Sampler
Sun., 1/20--Dancing Stars, Scrappy Sampler, Scrap Club red, white & blue
Mon., 1/21--Dancing Stars, Scrap Club red, white & blue
The vest project was an outside job for another theater company, and I finished it up on Friday night, leaving the rest of the weekend for quilting projects.