Tuesday, October 29, 2013

15 Minute Challenge - An Abbreviated Post

Drama Teen has 6 AM swim practice today.  Guess who forgot that she'd have to be out of the house by 5:45 this morning?
Consequently this will be a very brief 15 minute post this morning.
I had a really good week, finding at least 15 minutes to stitch (or in some cases play with a fabric layout) for seven out of the last seven days. 

No breaks for me this week, I've felt really energized about being in the sewing room.  There's not a lot of changes up on the design wall, but I can see the evidence of progress with all the little pieces piling up by the sewing machine.  We've been taking about taking breaks this month as part of the discussion on fostering creativity.  Sometime we need short breaks to energize ourselves when we are lucky enough to get a few hours to spend stitching.  Even during shorter stitching sessions stretching is a good idea to keep one from getting stiff and keep the blood moving.  If we've been stitching a complicated project or have just finished a project that had a deadline, sometimes a longer break is needed.  We go do other things for a day, two, a week or sometimes even a month, until our stitching mojo comes back.

So take a break, write a post about how you are doing finding 15 minutes to stitch.  Or are you on a more extended mojo building break?  

1. Julie in GA

2. Lesley A

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lesleyworth said...

Way to go! 7 of 7 is great!

I'm in an all or nothing kind of phase...either I'm sewing all day...or not sewing at all!

Kevin the Quilter said...

Boy, oh boy! Do I ever need those breaks to foster creativity as my current project is screaming this very sentiment! Too bad I have missed two deadlines on it already!

Shay said...

My breaks are often longer than the sewing parts lately!

thea said...

Another nice week! Way to go. I'm still on a break but I'm starting to gear up to get started .. thanks for being so faithful to the challenge.

Julie in GA said...

You had a really good week. Soon all those pieces and parts you have been making will be getting joined together and you will have lots to show for all your work lately.