My sewing machine is home! And you would not believe how much quieter and nicer she runs now.
Her doctor, Tammy, said she pulled out two large compacted balls of lint the size of ping-pong balls, and that she needed oil badly. Yuck! It’s a wonder she was still working at all!
Dr. Tammy suggested that I start bringing her in twice a year, if I was going to continue sewing as much as I did this time. Since I have no plans to lessen up the amount of sewing I’m doing, I guess I’ll just have to take her in more often!
For the next few days, I’m in Minneapolis, MN, at International Quilt Market, so here’s this week’s task:
I have several traveling projects that I can pick up and take with me at a moment’s notice. This little carton containing pieces for my Yo-Yo quilt is just one of them.
In it, I have the pieces, the needle and threads, my Thimblepad, and there’s supposed to be a little pair of scissors down in there. Everything I need to work on this project in one portable container that I can grab and go with.
When those pieces are all sewn, I remove them to the larger project bin, and replace them with pieces that aren’t yet sewn. I’ll leave it all together like this until it’s done. That way, I’m not missing any of the things I need when I get somewhere and want to work on it.
What about you?
Do you have a travel project already packed up and ready to go?
Do you need to make one?
If you already have one, does it need to be reorganized, replenished, cleaned out?
Do you borrow things from it when you’re not traveling, and then have to put it back together again when it’s time to go somewhere? Try to put together a complete kit, and vow not to borrow from it, so that it’s always ready.
Chunks of time spent waiting can be used to further a project along, and all those little sessions add up over time, and you’ll eventually have a finished project. Lunch hours, waiting rooms, road trips, or even just sitting out on the porch of an evening — have a project ready, and you won’t be wondering what to do with all that time that might otherwise be wasted!
So . . . What’s your travel project?