Week in Review 2024 – 04/12

Committed I am committed, or perhaps that could be, I should be committed. Although I have learned to say no to others and to myself, it is easy (now that is an understatement) to take on more than I can manage. This is especially noticeable when multiple commitments must be accomplished at the same time.… Continue reading Week in Review 2024 – 04/12

Week in Review 2024 – 02/02

Let’s Get Physical Let’s get physical. Quilting is an endurance sport. It takes physical and mental stamina. The older I get the more aware I am of just how important maintaining my body is to being able to work in my studio. So, I make it a point to work on my balance and stamina.… Continue reading Week in Review 2024 – 02/02

Week in Review 2024 – 01/26

Close Enough My mantra is close enough. It could be an aging/maturing thing. However, I am willing to embrace this philosophy as I exercise, work on learning Japanese and even in my artwork. There is something freeing about letting go. SAQA Spotlight Auction Lola is my quilt for SAQA’s Spotlight Auction. How am I letting… Continue reading Week in Review 2024 – 01/26

Week in Review 2024 – 01/19

Journeys I plan my journeys to be straight. Instead, my journeys meander with numerous detours. How does this happen? Simple, things crop up and I need to take a side route. SAQA Spotlight Auction What? It’s time to make a quilt for SAQA’s Spotlight Auction. OK, I know the auction will take place in April.… Continue reading Week in Review 2024 – 01/19

Week in Review 2024 – 01/12

Adversity What do you do when facing adversity? It is tempting to give up, to run in the opposite direction. I tend to double my efforts and muscle my way through. We all face adversity and face it often, though in various degrees. The adversity can be health issues, family or community issues, financial troubles,… Continue reading Week in Review 2024 – 01/12

Week in Review 2024 – 01/05

Blessings I have been gifted with many blessings over the years. One blessing is the multiple communities of quilters, art quilters and artists I have been and am currently part of. What unites these communities is a willingness to share. Thread Painting Sue Every first Wednesday of the month I meet with a handful of… Continue reading Week in Review 2024 – 01/05

Week in Review 2023 – 12/29

Resolution Time It’s resolution time. Personally, I gave up making New Year’s resolutions many years back. Some years I have chosen a word or phrase to guide my year. Other years, like this one, I am selecting a way to navigate my life, particularly my studio life. I plan on minimizing waste. Studio supplies seem… Continue reading Week in Review 2023 – 12/29

Week in Review 2023 – 12/08

Have a System I have a system for just about everything. I am fortunate that systems come naturally to me. They are my coping method for life. Yes, I alphabetize my spices, arrange my fabric stash by hue and value, same for my threads. I find the time to set up and maintain a system… Continue reading Week in Review 2023 – 12/08

Week in Review 2023 – 12/01

Tasks I am focused on multiple tasks. I wish I could multitask, but that just isn’t doable. Why? Multitasking means doing two or more tasks simultaneously. Technically, there is no such thing as multitasking. What we do when we say we are multitasking is alternate tasks. This can be done rapidly, giving the impression of… Continue reading Week in Review 2023 – 12/01