It's Tuesday already? Time flies when you are having fun and when you have deadlines. I'm working madly to finish up Calico Cats, which needs to be done before the end of the month. On the bright side, it's been easy to get in my 15 minutes each day and then some.
I'm finding the deadlines are extremely helpful in getting one into the sewing room. One more week with 7 out of 7 days that I've found time to sew. As much as I enjoy playing in my sewing room, having a deadline is a lot like having a job. I'm ready to finish up the 5 quilts for this month so I can go back to playing a bit more and not have to focus on just a few projects. On the bright side, having to finish up these projects has been really good for the stash report and I will have 5 finishes by the end of the month.
With the new month, also comes a new fostering your creativity theme. This month we'll explore how other creative interests can influence your overall creativity. Quilters have a lot of other creative interests. Lynn at Never to Hot to Stitch also knits. Shay at Quilting in My Pyjamas does a lot of home decorating, as well as, expressing her creativity in the kitchen when she's not at the sewing machine. Marti over at The Next Fifty Years makes furniture in addition to stitching up fabric. Barbara showcases her beautiful photographs as well as her beautiful quilts on her Cat Patches blog. Thea of California Dreamin' fame makes some awesome diaper cakes and other baby shower creations from baby blankets, burp cloths and other baby stuff. The list of alternate creative interests is endless, these are just a few examples.
Do you have other creative outlets besides quilting? Does having other outlets affect your quilting projects? Or maybe it just affects the time you have to quilt? How did that go this week? Did you find 15 minutes to stitch or did you pursue your other creative interest for the week? Use Mr. Linky to share where your creative time went this week.