Sunday, June 22, 2014

Making Time

I have been thinking a lot about time lately. It seems to pass so quickly and there is so much I want to do. It's become somewhat of a quest for me to make the best use of my time in order to accomplish everything I am intending to. 


I had seen the tutorial for a mini hexie flex pouch over at Where the Orchids Grow. I printed out the template, had all the fabric ready (Nursery Versery by Heather Ross), but I just hadn't gotten around to it. 

Then I realized I needed to make time. Well, I know I can't make time, but I can carve out places in my schedule where I can make and create and work on items that are just for me. 

I have to admit, it's been quite hectic around here lately. I started a full-time job four months ago, which takes time away from writing (i.e., dissertation), creating, and stitching. While I have been very busy, everything I do, is something I want to do. So, I have to make sure I manage my time in a way that allows me to get to everything.  

Because I wanted to make this hexie pouch, I decided to take it on the road with me. I made an oversize pouch and put all my supplies in it and away I went. I stitched during my lunch hour and afternoon breaks. Once I finished all my errands and chores after work, then I kept working on piecing hexes together. 

I finished the pouch yesterday (Saturday) and felt so much satisfaction to have followed through with something and had a darling flex frame pouch to enjoy. 

I have Amy Morinaka from Chick Chick Sewing to thank for the flex frame she sent me that I was able to use for this pouch.

Now to get to my pile of other items that are half-started... This could be fun!

Do you have projects that you have been meaning to get to, but for whatever reason you haven't yet? 


Bits of Stitching! said...

It turned out beautiful! Definitely consciously setting time aside or squeezing in stitching time in your schedule paid off.
Summer tend to be a busy season in my household. I too need to find time to work on old wip's and squeeze in a few new ones :-).

Kerry A. said...

Love the hexie pouch! And, I love what you are saying about making time. I've made a conscious decision to make more time for the things that make me happy. It's not easy, but it's so worth it!

Megan said...

Good gravy those hexies are amazing! I live vicariously through you...I'd make my fingers bleed trying those!

Sue H said...

I just found your website and love it! I used to do a lot of macramé, crocheting and needle point. Beautiful work. Suz H.

Sue H said...

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog and leaving a great message! Appreciate it. Your work is great.