Well - I've been tied up with the working world so I didn't make the blog dateline of 1 posting per week. But, I've set up the Cloth Continued Facebook page for your all to "Like" & share your sewing/creating happening with me there as well. Post your latest projects or your top 5 UFOs (unfinished objects).
#1 - Schedule time for Family, Home, Art (sew) & Share into every month. I start by penciling in every weekend on my calendar, every week - the whole year. 1 project theme per weekend. Last weekend for me was "Home" and it was a simple as taking the time to clean out the frig, getting my bedroom "fresh" by putting on clean linen & ironing my pillow cases ( I LOVE ironed pillow cases - kinds dorky - I know). I know that this sounds very domestic but, it feels so good who you get to enjoy the outcome. I also squeezed some "Family" in here because it was needed. My youngest son, Lucas & I had to tour NW Mo college where he plans to attend this fall. It was a great day that I don't get much of anymore with just him & me.
So, as you can see - when life happens you add it into your schedule.
But, if life does not get in the way - I have a"Plan" to squeeze it in.
#2 - Create 15 minutes at time. How, you say, can you get anything done in 15 minutes at time? You would be amazed. Now, I will admit that I have the luxury of having a Sewing Studio (yes, I said studio - it's the same as a sewing room but, "Studio" raises the bar on my personal expectations). But @15 minutes at a time, I can plan the project, or cut out the garment, or sew in sleeves or sew 5 quilt blocks. All I can say is that if I only have 15 minutes and if I sew 15 minutes a week - I usually finish I project per month.
So, if an entire weekend is out of the picture - I crave the "15" - Try it - it will surprise you!
Share - what tricks do you do to make your "Sew-therapy" happen?
As I mentioned in my last blog - I am creating a Project calendar for fun to add to the excitement of my scheduled life. I'm half done - so stayed tuned to the blog next to show it off. I think I'll really have fun with it this year. I encourage you to try your own & share with us ----------- a yearly tradition - pass it on!!
I talked about UFOs - many of you already know what this stands for - the little objects flying around in your head or studio - that you need to finish up so that you can clear the gray matter or the cutting table space to start 5 more (LOL)
My rule of thumb is that for every project you finish - you get to start 5 more.
Don't you agree :-)
Cloth Continued --------------------------- until next blog --- Linnca