It's March. It's the last month in first quarter, we'll be one quarter of the way finished with 2013 by the end of the month. I'm pretty pleased with how I'm doing on fitting in time to sew. Some nights, like last night, it's just 15 minutes because that's all I can fit in. Other days it's several hours. It's paid off, I should have one finish this month and for sure one quilt, possibly two ready to quilt by the end of the month.
The new month also brings a new fostering creativity theme. For March, we'll be considering " Talk About Your Crafting". If you have a quilting blog, this is probably something you don't lack in your creative life. Sharing ideas, discussing problem areas is something that goes on all the time in the blogsphere. My bucket list is definitely longer since I've started blogging. I've received useful comments when I've blogged about a decision point I couldn't get past, directed to tutorials in other cases when I needed help. It's probably safe to say that most of us utilize this aspect of fostering our creativity pretty regularly. During my research on this topic this scholarly paper by Rhiannon Gainor popped up. If you can get past the first few paragraphs on information theory, her discussion of quilting blogs as a model of how an online community shares and creates information resources is no surprise to most in the quilting community. Probably our biggest challenge here is being able to find the time to both blog and sew. For many of us, some weeks one has to pass on one or the other.
I did pretty well this week on finding at least 15 minutes to sew.
Though I broke my three week streak of managing to sew for 7 days. There were only 6 days where I climbed the stairs to the sewing room. I needed a break, so I spent last Tuesday night in the recliner with a good book I'd been wanting to read. Putting the borders on the Sofa Quilt is getting old. Adding borders is probably my least favorite part of making a quilt. That project has 6 borders, I'm about half finished with border number 4.
How did you do this week on finding some time to stitch each day? Or did you succumb to the lure of fostering your creativity by cruising around the blogland or Pinterest? Either way write up how your week went and link up below.
6. Julie in GA
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