Saturday, April 23, 2011

A pathetic follow-up

It has been 13 days so time for an update.
  • How many hours per day/week do you sew?
None since April 10th.  Now if you count anything sewing-related, I spend time "sewing" every day.  I either read, plan or organize.  Like I said in my previous post on this topic, I am a "thinker" so I don't spend a lot of time "doing."
  • What are you spending/wasting the rest of your free time on?
Applying for jobs and actually going on job interviews.  I will forgive myself a little bit since getting a job is definitely more important than sewing (how else will I afford more fabric?).  I spent yesterday afternoon tidying up my sewing space.  I consider that productive as the mess was stifling any creativity I had.  Oh, and I've been reading about sewing. I started drafting my moulage a la Kenneth King.
  • When you do sew, how do you feel before, during and afterwards?
No sewing equals nothing new to add here.
  • What factors are you aware of that impact upon when you make time to sew?
Mostly my mood.  I'm a little down in the dumps right now; being unemployed does that to you.  Making time to sew (rather, work on sewing-related stuff) does help improve my mood though.  Seems like a no-brainer (sewing=improved mood) but motivation is lacking some times.
    • What are you learning about sewing productivity from this process, if anything? What tips can you share?
    Just do it. Even if you only have 30 minutes, do something to move your projects along.


    1. Good point about needing a job to buy fabric - I knew there was a reason we go to work! Great tip about just doing it - I always enjoy sewing but sometimes forget how easy it is to get into when I've been busy on other things.

    2. I really hate how frustrating and difficult situations take away our motivation sometimes. It's hard to balance the need for just doing it and giving yourself space when you need it. Good luck on the job search!


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