Always Pushing the Limit

Every year (since 2015) I say I will make a quilt for Quiltcon. I have.

And every year I say I'm going to start early (I have never) and every year when I'm in the thick of things I wonder "Why do I do this to myself? Why can't I budget my time better?

             "Fertile Ground" 2017 Started just two weeks before the deadline. My fastest make yet!

             "Fertile Ground" 2017 Started just two weeks before the deadline. My fastest make yet!

I do not know the answers to these questions but I do know I would like them.

Just recently I have gotten into listening to podcasts, I know so late to the game. I started with a podcast called "Happier with Gretchen Rubin" and it's to be happier! Surprise! I have gotten so many good tips and tricks from listening while I sew. I highly recommend tuning in.

The very first episode includes a simple concept that has actually worked for me: If it takes a minute or less, do it. I going around reminding myself of this all day. You should try it and you'll see just how often it helps you out.

The other thing I can't stop thinking about is how we all have a different tendency.

 Upholder, Questioner, Obliger, and Rebel.

I guessed that I was a questioner but then I took her quiz and it turns out I'm a rebel !! Eek! Someone who struggles to meet both inner and outer expectations. Huh?

I still have way more information to gather on how to utilize this new information to improve my quilty work habits but so far it's a start and I even began reading the book "Better Than Before" to help me form different work (and life habits)


This year, maybe because of what I've learned I didn't stress nearly as much and I even finished with a couple days to spare.


Stay tuned for more Quiltcon quilt talk.