I’m a creature of habit.
On weekends the habits change. Since it’s guaranteed I will be the first up by a long shot and I can’t make the beds over those sleeping in them, I make a cup of tea and retreat to the studio.
On Sundays I don’t look at the ‘to-do’ list, it’s my little mental reinforcement of telling myself that I am doing enough in my world. I allow myself the important opportunity to play with an idea, accomplish just one small step on a project, finish up something small, or teach myself something new.
Most of the time I go for my scrap bins. Which brings me back to habit.
I’ve started each Sunday for the past few months by making at least one arch, sometimes more for my scrappy New York Beauty blocks.
Placing all print fabrics in the arches wasn’t how I first envisioned these, but when I was backing into the visuals for teaching paper piecing, the explaining and demonstration became easier when I used prints.
Changing up the placement of the color values throws a little theory in to boot.
It’s coming along and I don’t think I’ll be running out of scraps anytime soon. I decided yesterday since I was going for King size that I should probably be making it a weekly first morning habit. So I did.
I’ve had input from others that they’d love to make time for a project like this or learn paper piecing so I’ve added a monthly paper piecing date to the studio’s calendar. Included are all the scraps your project can consume while here. We’ve worked on Double-Wedding Rings, Flying Geese and Pickle-Dishes. I have to be careful and not be tempted to start another project, it’s a ‘bad’ habit.
Hope all is well in your corner Peeps;)