Sickness has definitely bogged down this blogger. Ugh! I spent most of my evening stitching time last week either sleeping or on the couch doing nothing. And with all that tiredness, blogging fell by the wayside as well.
But-- now that I'm recovered and after attending my monthly quilt guild meeting last night, I'm feeling reinvigorated and full of quilty inspiration again. Woo! The meeting was really great because our featured speakers were from Camp Korey, one of the charities that my guild supports. They came and talked to us about what they do at camp and how they use the quilts we make for them. It was really cool and inspiring. Hopefully I'll be able to make time for some more charity quilting soon!
Another bit of inspiration for me came from Carrie P., of A Passion for Applique. She recently wrote about how she was having a tough time finding time to sit down and craft for any length of time. So she started an experiment: how much would she be able to accomplish if she could just sit down for 30 minutes? Frankly, to me that sounded like not enough time to do anything. But she was able to accomplish a lot in that time. It was pretty cool! So, I tried it the other day.
While Little Bear napped and Big Bear played some Angry Birds (his new favorite game), I sat for 30 minutes to see what I could accomplish.
I made some happy progress on my first "Hop to It" block! I had the pieces prepped already, so I was able to sit down and start appliqueing. I managed to get the ear and then half of the bunny body sewn down. Not too bad-- and definitely more than I thought I'd be able to do!
This was a good reminder that I don't always need to have big chunks of time to get things done. Those little bits add up too. It's a freeing thought for me.