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Thursday, March 01, 2007

An interesting thought

15 minutes really isn't all that long. I mean, in the grand scheme of things, 15 minutes is nothing, really.

Sure, it's "Something" if you're 15 min. late to work, or if you get to the movie 15 min. after it starts (although these days you'd probably just miss only 5 or 6 really pathetic trailers for pathetic other films).

But in general, 15 minutes is something you can "spare" in your day-to-day life.

And so, with this in mind, I've been giving the "fish quilt" 15 minutes of undivided and quality time attention. And to my surprise, I'm making some significant progress. Now, granted, I don't have even an entire square done yet, as I've only been doing this for 2 days now, but it's progress non-the-less, and at this rate sometime next winter I'll have yet another turquoise-based quilt in my repetoire. I'm thinking of putting it on the bed in that room, as the current bright orange spread does not go even slightly with the pastel blue walls.

If only I could organize the rest of my world this easily - and I know I should be able to do it, but I'm not quite ready to go there yet, I'm afraid. There are too many other bits of mental baggage to get past before I can actually do that.

710 days.

5 Comments:

  • At 11:37 AM, Blogger BBC said…

    Good job

    You go girl

    I need to set aside some time for mending, not one of my favorite things to do.

    Besides, I don't have a sewing machine and I'm a sewing idiot on top of that.

    But some of my pockets need attention.

    But right now I'm creating a crock pot of soup between trips to the internet.

    We should all shoot our computers I think.

     
  • At 1:57 PM, Blogger Peacechick Mary said…

    Brilliant idea. Break it down to manageable size and it's easy. I do that, too when things seem overwhelming. I think, well, I'll just do this little bit and that's usually enough to launch me into a greater effort. Well, done Sew.

     
  • At 10:33 PM, Blogger The Future Was Yesterday said…

    I'd enjoy some pictures of your progress, if you can. My wife is a "backslid quilter", in that she's got three started, including one she promised me before we were married. Mine's got four squares done already.:)

     
  • At 7:03 AM, Blogger Sewmouse said…

    ack, pictures. Ok. I can do that. Give me a couple of days to get them taken.

     
  • At 4:41 AM, Anonymous Croila said…

    That's a really good idea. I like your 15 minutes theory. There are so many things I could (should?!) apply that to. I think you've just inspired me - thank you!

     

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