Since I took off a couple of days to be home with DT after the wisdom teeth came out, I did get a lot done. Not all of it was in the sewing room, but that's good too. Even spending most of one day on some paperwork, I still managed to spend 6 days out of the last seven working on quilting related projects.
I've been doing a lot of stitching recently, so it was nice to take some time to work on a new project. Drama Teen and I have just about decided on the fabric layout for her new quilt. I hope to be able to start cutting out the pieces by the weekend.
Changing things up in the sewing room occasionally is a good thing. As much as I'd like to finish up the older projects, it's energizing to be working on a new project, especially one that has an aspect to it I've never tried before. We've been exploring the idea of taking breaks to enhance your creativity this month. Even when doing something you really enjoy, you sometimes start to flag a bit. Especially if you discover you have to "unsew" something or you are working on a project that takes a lot of focus and attention. WebMD had some interesting ideas on how to boost your energy in just 10 minute increments. Some of their suggestions included:
- take a walk in the sunshine
- have a coffee break
- stretch (we covered that last week)
- write in a journal
- drink some green tea
- splash cold water on your face
- listen to music
- have some chocolate (my personal favorite)
- organize your sewing space
Did you find time to stitch for 15 minutes most days this week or were you on a break from the sewing room?
|1. Lesley A|
2. Julie in GA
|3. Melanie J.|
4. Kate @katiemaequilts