This is just to report my progress in my attempt to quilt 15 minutes every day, or the equivalent in a week. Unfortunately, I did not have time to make progress on any of my projects this week. But I did three things, for which I am going to take credit, to make myself feel better.
1. I got three magazines in the mail. Oops, I didn't realize I had subscribed to three magazines! Primitive Quilts, American Patchwork and Quilting, and Today's Quilter. I did enjoy looking through them and am going to give myself credit for quilty time, even if all it did was increase the list of quilts I want to make.
2. We have several quilt guilds in the area, but they usually meet in the evenings at a location far from my house. I am usually too tired by then, don't like driving at night, and sometimes I work second shift, so I am usually unable to join them. Yesterday, they met during the day at a library close to my house. I didn't have time to do any sewing, but I did stop by to say hello and see what they were doing. I didn't count the exact time I talked to them - it was more than fifteen minutes but I'm not sure how much more, so I will just count it as fifteen minutes.
3. I made a decision about my quilting. I had been working on quilting the drunkard's path, but that takes building of courage, and maneuvering a big quilt, and every time I thought about working on it, I decided not to. So now I have decided to take it easy on myself and switch quilts and work on something less thought-intensive - like the rail fence or the ATC holder. Both of these are just mindless feeding pieces into the machine, which hopefully will help me make actual progress on quilts. I folded and put away the drunkard's path quilt, and I am going to take credit for that too.
15 Minutes to Stitch: Week 15
This week, without making any progress on anything, I am taking credit for looking at quilt magazines, talking to quilters about their projects and making a decision that will hopefully move quilts forward for the next few months.
15 Minute sessions of stitching this week: 3 out of 7
15 Minute sessions of stitching this year: 93 out of 104 sessions
Success Rate: 89%
My 2018 end of the year average was 85% and I hope to beat that this year, so I am still on course for this year.