It's Tuesday, time to report on how well I stuck to my challenge to spend at least 15 minutes a day working on quilt projects. I can't say that the last week has been a dismal failure, but I definitely struggled a few days.
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But 4 out of 7 days isn't bad. I started the 15 minute challenge to help me take the time to sew. I like sewing, it's a great source of stress reduction and gratification. But it's not my job and I don't want it to become a job. For all the quilting goals and tracking spreadsheets (I'm an Excel geek), it's really about doing something that engages me on another level. Sitting at my sewing machine with beautiful fabrics and seeing something come together on the design wall energizes me. It's that feeling that I'm going for. The excitement of seeing how all the pieces fit together, the challenge of solving the assembly problems to make the vision work, the feeling of accomplishment that all that activity brings. It's not about finishing quilts, though that is a nice side benefit.
I'm not usually so philosophical. Quilting in My Pyjamas posted some interesting meditations on crafty mojo yesterday and that got me to thinking about why I want to spend 15 minutes every day at my sewing machine. Check out Shay's Monday post. Lots of food for thought.
Why do spend time in your sewing room? Why did you challenge yourself to spend 15 minutes a day sewing? There is no wrong answer. Share your thoughts in your blog and link up below.