Somehow I missed posting for last week's 15 Minute Challenge, so this post covers two weeks. It has been a busy stretch, but I still managed to quilt 12 days out of 14. Not too bad with everything else that's going on.
I am discovering the value of advance preparation for my quilting projects. After a busy day at work, there are some nights when I would like to work on a quilt project in the evening, but don't want to have to think too hard. I don't have the energy to figure out what needs to happen next or to choose some fabrics in order to do some cutting. All I want to do is sit down and sew for a little while, and that is so much easier if there is something already planned out and waiting for me.
I also like to have some hand sewing prepared in advance. It is rare for me to just sit and watch TV without doing something else too. Quite often I will be on my laptop, but I can also get lots of handwork done during baseball games and other TV watching. Again, I am much more productive if a project is all prepped and ready for stitching. Unfortunately, there is nothing ready to sew right now, so I mostly just collapse in front of the TV.
7/23 - 7/29
Tuesday--Dancing Stars, costume project
Wednesday--Dancing Stars, costume project
Thursday--Dancing Stars, Scrappy Sampler, costume project finished!
Saturday--Dancing Stars, Scrappy Sampler, quilting Uneven 9-Patch
Sunday--Dancing Stars, quilting Uneven 9-Patch
7/30 - 8/5
Saturday--Uneven 9-Patch, Dancing Stars
Check out the 15 Minute Challenge posts at Life in Pieces to see how others are finding time for their creative pursuits.
Julie in GA