I didn't do much sewing, but I did do a lot of prep work on this month's UFO for the Patchwork Times challenge. Now that I have the border fabrics picked out, maybe I'll make some progress on that this week.
To shift gears slightly, I've been doing some reading and contemplation of goals, both personal and work related. The calender has just rolled into the first full week of February. How many of your 2012 goals are you still working towards? From what I've been reading, and from what my personal experience has been, most goals (New Years resolutions) are pretty much DOA by the first of February. A couple of weeks ago I noted that research shows it takes on average 66 days to form a new habit. If you count from the first of the year, we'll pass that milestone on March 6th.
Where am I going with this? I decided that maybe a give away or two or 4 would be a good incentive to help you keep working towards finding those 15 minutes of "me time" to work on your sewing. Plus, it was a year ago this month that I started challenging myself to spend 15 minutes a day in my sewing room. What better way to celebrate?
Here's the guidelines for the give away:
1. Link up your 15 Minute Challenge post using Mr. Linky each Tuesday in February.
2. Your linked post has to include the words "15 Minute Challenge" in the body of the text or in the title.
3. Plus, in the post somewhere has to be a list of what you did or didn't do the previous 7 days. You can use pictures of the projects, a fancy report like I use, or a simple Tuesday through Monday list.
4. You have until the next Monday to link up with the week's challenge.
I'll use a random number generator to pull one winner from those who link up with each weekly challenge post in February and meet the above guidelines. The winner will be identified in the next week's post. I think that covers it.
What is this week's give away?
It's a copy of Back to Charm School by Mary Etherington and Connie Tesene, plus 4 charm packs of the Connecting Threads "Symphony of Blues" collection.
Now that you've stuck through all of that, link up with how well you did with your 15 minute challenge goals.
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