My favorite thing this week is challenges. I am really good a procrastinating and challenges really motivate me.
The first challenge I joined was not really a challenge but a quilt along. Last January, I joined the p.s. i quilt pinwheel sampler quilt along. I thoroughly enjoyed each block and looked forward to making them. I usually made them the first day they came out and was anxiously awaiting the next block. I even posted that somewhere -- it wasn't meant as a complaint but as a compliment, however, i'm not sure it was taken that way and I formally apologize to Rachel if she was offended. I just love the quilt. It was a great project all around and I even made a second pinwheel sampler (cleverly named "the other pinwheel sampler"). It is on my bed and I love, love, love it.
The second challenge, was Myra's PhD Challenge. I joined this challenge in December 2010, and the goal was to take my PhDs (Projects Half Done) and finish them. I only had 3 projects started (one of which was "the other pinwheel sampler) so I committed to finishing them, and I did. I'm not sure I would have without the challenge.
The third challenge is an on-going one, the 15-minute challenge from Life in Pieces. Without the challenge, I would be putting my quilting (and other sewing) off until whenever. Now I try and commit to 15 minutes a day. Usually 15 minutes turns into a lot more.
If I spent 15-minutes a day on all the other things I put off, I would get so much done. But instead I lollygag and dilly-dally and things don't get done. I need someone to do a 15-minute challenge on house cleaning or meal planning or reading or ...
I was going to post pictures, but y'all have seen them already ...
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