Thursday, June 16, 2011

15 Minutes A Day

I have been using my timer 15 minutes at a time for many years, but until recently I didn't apply it to my quilting.   I use it to make myself fold clothes, clean the bathroom, clean off my "hot spots", almost any household chore I don't want to do.    My favorite phrase is " I can do anything for 15 minutes!" 

I always surprise myself at how much I can get done in 15 minutes.    If you are not familiar with "Flylady"  Marla Cilley, check out her website at     She is the one that taught me I can clean my home, and keep it clean, 15 minutes at a time.   Some people think of her website and system as cult like, but I know that it saved me from living in "CHAOS". (Can't Have Anyone Over Syndrome)

But I digress.  

I have decided to join up with Kate at "Life in Pieces" to keep on track with my projects by trying to get my quilting projects done, 15 minutes at a time.     I will keep track and give myself credit for getting at least 15 minutes a day completed on some quilty project.    It can be old, new, a WIP, a UFO or a PhD.  But it must involve  at least one of the following:  a needle and thread, a sewing machine, a rotary cutter, a design wall or some other facet of my quilty projects.   I am going to take a picture each time I am able to accomplish this, and share them on Tuesdays along with Kate and the others linking up on her blog.

I didn't start this commitment until Friday, June 10th, so I can only get 4 days in this week.   I am taking the 15 minute challenge.   I think "The Flylady" would approve.

Friday, June 10th
A log cabin block that I am making for next years opportunity quilt at my guild.

Saturday, June 11th
On Saturday I worked on my redwork Christmas stitchery project.

 I will try to concentrate on getting the other 7 pictures done.   I would like to have all of the pictures done by the end of July, but we we see.   Maybe 15 minutes at a time.

Sunday, June 12th
No sewing done

Monday, June 13th
No sewing done

Tuesday, June 14th
No sewing done

I have been trying to get my laundry done and my bags packed for my trip to Kansas City.   I am sure I will get a little done while I am there.   But my son and DIL have 6 kids and I am going to help out after my DIL has surgery.   So not a real vacation, but I am sure I will manage to visit at least one quilt shop.

Thanks Kate for setting up this linky party.


Barb said...

You are right, it is amazing how much can be accomplished in 15 minutes....You are doing good!

Shay said...

I play the 15 minute game all the time with housework too!

I love your stitcheries. I'm doing the same ones and having so much fun with them . It's inspired me to try some other stitching.

Love those vibrant fabrics in the log cabin block.

Kate said...

Love the brights in the log cabin block. Great stitching too.

Glad to have you along for the challenge. Happy sewing this next week.

501 Quilt Blocks said...

It is amazing what you can get done in 15 minutes! As far as quilting goes, if I get started, I often go way over my 15 minutes!