It's Tuesday morning and a very nice one here in Oklahoma. It was almost cool this morning when I headed out for my walk. We had some pretty magnificent storms last night. Just strong wind and lots of lightening. No tornadoes like Nebraska was hit with yesterday. So just maybe I'll make to my car this morning without melting.
Since it is Tuesday, it's time to review last week's sewing opportunities, or lack there of as the case may be. I did really well last week, managing to make it into the sewing for at least 15 minutes 7 out of the last 7 days.
There were a couple of nights I only did the minimum15 minutes. But it still counts. I usually try to get in an hour of sewing every night, but sometimes that's just unrealistic.
I'm lucky that I have a dedicated sewing space. My projects can be left in whatever state, so I can walk in and pick them up where ever they were. Though I did discover an area where an improvement would help me make better use of my sewing time. The week before I spent a number of evenings working on binding the Castle quilt. When I started back on the Buck-A-Block quilt this week, my memory of what dimensions to cut the sashing strips was gone. I do keep a notebook where all those calculations are recorded, but with all calculations scrawled across the page and it wasn't clear to me what numbers I'd actually settled on. I finally ended up redoing the calculations again and then clearly marked the final measurements. So I need to do a better job of documenting my cutting instructions when I'm doing my own thing. It wasn't a lot of time lost, but this was the second set of sashing strips. I cut the first set wrong because my calculations were off. So it would have been nice to be sure which set of calculations were the "right" ones and not risk doing the recalculations wrong.
How did you do this week? Do you have any sewing habits that you need to improve that would help you make better use of your sewing time? Link up and tell all.