Good Morning, Quilters!
Yesterday, Faye admitted that sometimes she’s too tired to sit up, but still wants to be creative–so she stitches in bed!
I laughed out loud because it was so ridiculous…
But then I remembered, I started quilting because I was put on bedrest (while expecting Faye and her twin, Olivia!)
It does bring up a larger challenge:
How do we stay creative when we are tired–after a long day of work or during an illness or when we are over-scheduled?
I’m reminded of a quote from this book on time management—
“We underestimate what we can accomplish in short periods of time and
overestimate what we can complete in long periods of time”
The best method is often short periods of creativity and the key is to be ready and organized!
One things that helps me…
I like to leave a project ready to work on–in a phase that I enjoy.…For example, I often leave a machine quilting project in a place -with the machine threaded. That way, I’m more likely to run up to my sewing machine for a few “stolen minutes” of stitching, even if I’m tired.
Whereas if I left the project in a place where I needed to oil my machine or find a matching thread, I’d be less likely to stitch and more inclined to mindlessly check social media….
What about YOU?
Do YOU have any tricks to help you remain creative even when you’re tired or busy?
Do YOU ever stitch in bed?
Do YOU ever “waste” 15 minutes?
We’d LOVE to hear!
Lori Van Winkle
PS…You can find The Cheery Cherry Tutorial HERE.
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