Monday, January 4, 2016

An Hour a Day

So -- it's the New Year, and like most people, I made a few resolutions.....most of which revolve around my Word of the Year - Balance....starting immediately, I'm going to be participating in a personal challenge to find a little more balance. You see, in my life, I am really a much nicer person if I get a chance to sew every day. For some people, exercise is a great stress reduction tool, for some people it's a glass of wine....for me, it's the hum of the sewing machine and the small vibration of the sewing table. I'm just a nicer, kinder, gentler person when I have done some self care. So, effective immediately, I want to sew every day, that's right every single day.

Now, I realize that this a is fairly ridiculous resolution, that sewing every day isn't particularly practical, or possible, given the schedule and my current commitment load, so my real goal is 8 hours a week, which equates to 68.5 minutes per, roughly an hour a day.....over a week period. with a few stipulations....

To qualify for inclusion in the days tally, the activity must relate to a current prioritized project, which means it has to be a) one of the UFOs on my list, b) some deadline sewing for a class, market or sample, or 3) preparation for a future sewing date -- cutting fabrics, prepping papers, selecting thread, etc, etc, essentially anything in the sewing room aside from cleaning it would qualify.

I haven't decided quite how I'm going to keep myself accountable for these hours or minutes of sewing, so for the meantime, I'll just be posting on instagram daily, and once a week or so, I'll update this forum.

If you want to play along, please post to instagram using the hashtag #1houraday.

Priority 1 for my #1houraday is working on my Rocky Mountain Bear Claw table runner. So, I'm off to the machine to start now.

See you tomorrow with some Bear Claw love.


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