Tuesday, September 17, 2013

15 Minute Challenge - It's not the How, It's the When

I overslept this morning.  My Guy didn't realize I hadn't gotten up, and didn't think to check on me until he'd finished his coffee.   So now I'm a bit behind this morning.  It seems on days like this that once I'm behind, I just stay that way all day.  Thankfully there is not much on the work calendar, so hopefully I won't feel like I'm running late all day.

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?  

1. Pat
2. Kate
3. Thea
4. Lesley A

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Pat said...

With your schedule, 6 days is amazing. Good job!

Shay said...

Im like you Kate - often if I find time to sew I dont spend it learning something new because my sewing time is often limited.

I must say I use YouTube a lot for finding out ways to do things. Ive never taken an online class.

thea said...

You had another great week. It seems I'm always trying something new with quilting, but not usually something big. It's small things, like tips on how to make things that I'm already doing work better or come out better -- from pressing, or cutting, or washing, or whatever. I have a cratsy class that was given to me but I haven't used it yet. Gotta do that soon - before the end of the year.

lesleyworth said...

6 of 7 is great! I highly recommend the Craftsy classes because of the format. You can work through them on your own time (when you get some that is) and go back to them whenever you want.

Lynne said...

You did really well last week. And I'm amazed that you have time to write a blog post before work, even when you're running late.