Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Create! Day 1

I realized the other day that I used to make much better use of little moments.  Lately I tend to put off any sewing projects until I have several uninterrupted hours to dedicate (which does not happen nearly as often as I'd like).  Then I remembered how I used to have blocks cut and ready to go next to the sewing machine, so that whenever I found 10 minutes here or 15 minutes there, I would sew up a block or two. So I decided that for the month of February, I would try to work on a quilting/sewing project for a minimum of fifteen minutes a day.  Hopefully, I will log more time on many days, but at least I'll always get a little something done and feel that I'm moving forward.

Not long after I made that decision I read about Kelly's similar idea and joined her Create! flickr group.  The idea is to do something creative every day in February and post it to the group.  Check it out, and maybe you'll want to join in the fun. 

With bee blocks and wedding projects, I should have plenty to keep me busy this month.  And then I had to go and join two quilt-alongs!  I just couldn't help myself!

CHQ quilt-along, led by Cherri House

Single Girl Quilt-Along, led by Nova, Katy, and Megan.

And, since today is February 1st, I started off the month with a bee block finish.  Chris' (Izzy Inspired) block for Bee Hexed In is finally finished and ready to be mailed tomorrow!

And happiness is making the thread last until the very last little hexie had been sewn down!

Maybe another bee block finish for tomorrow night?  Come back and see!

With wishes, true and kind -- Joan


  1. I like the idea of something creative every day--even if it's just part of something. However, it takes me so long to take the picture and post it, and I'd rather take that 15 minutes to do more sewing! I'm in the SGQ-along, too! I'm excited to be doing this one! (I'm Cathy A+ in flickr.)

  2. It's a wonderful idea to make the time for something creative everyday. I've started a similar quest this year. I have too many projects that need finishing, maybe I should get involved in a crafting group,too.

  3. I find that the day can slip by so quickly, great to see you are making the most of every moment. LOVE the finished bee block!


  4. I'm so glad that I'm not the only one who does that. I used to get so much more sewing done and now always find other things I must do. I love to sew but I think I feel guilty when I do just that. I too must get back to even just a little every day.

  5. Oh my gosh Joan, I love that hexie block!!! Great fabrics and layout. Good luck with all your sewing commitments and wedding plans. I am sure you'll manage them all just fine. Looking forward to seeing all your February creativity!

  6. so tempted to join the single girl quilt along. but there is no way i should. too much to do already.

    have fun. can't wait to see all the lovely quilts that get made!

  7. As they say, "You go girl!" I thought a bit about the Single Girl Quilt Along, but talked myself out of it pretty quickly......I'll enjoy keeping up with yours though!

  8. I think the idea to do a little bit each day is such a great idea. How is it possible that some days even 15 minutes is hard to find. Cutting down blog reading? That might be the first step...But then I wouldn't have read about Create! :)

  9. I like to have projects cut out and ready for those small amounts of time when you can squeeze in a little sewing time. Love your bee block progress! I bought fabrics to make Cherry's quilt-along too - looks like another fun project.

  10. Wow!!! How inspirational, Joan! Love your Michelle O dress and shrug. Glad to hear your shoulder has improved! You SEW!!! ; )