Feeling time pressured isn't conductive to learning new things, which is this month's fostering creativity theme. It's an hours drive to the nearest quilt shop, so taking classes hasn't been much of an option since we moved back to Oklahoma. Thankfully there are a number of on line options for taking a class on a new technique. Craftsy is one of the more popular ones and right now they have a number of classes that are 75% off. I've signed up for 3 of their classes, but haven't found the time to watch them. The first on-line quilting classes I found were at Quilt University. I've never taken a class from them, but have seen pretty positive reviews from others who have. Of course these days all you have to do is go to Google and type in what you want to learn then hit return to see everything from pdf files to YouTube videos that will show you how make most anything.
Still with all the options open, I'm more likely to tackle things that I've done before rather than learn something new. With the schedule we have around here, when I get the chance to sew, I want to relax and de-stress. Learning something new can be frustrating, for me that's counter productive. Or maybe I'm just learning so much new stuff at work that I don't have any room in my brain to add any when I get home?
It's time to get serious about getting out the door and on my way to work. So I guess it's time to get to talk about how last week went in terms of finding time to sew. I didn't do too bad, 6 out out of 7 days.
Tuesday was a training day in Houston and the evening was taken up with flying home. But other than that, I did pretty well at getting in at least an hour most days.
Did you find some time to stitch this week?
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