Tuesday, April 08, 2014

Two Years of Blogging & Learning!

I can't believe I've been blogging for over two years now.

Blogging has become one of my all-time favourite things to do. What's not to love?
  • It's about my passions (quilting & learning);
  • I get to show off my achievements in a culturally acceptable manner :-) ; and
  • I get to practice my web writing and design skills on something other than information management and email cleanup!!!
Images of projects included in my blog
Projects included in my blog
What I have learned in the last two years:
  • The "What I learned" part of the blog has really helped me think critically about my projects, expectations etc.  It's a great way to learn from both my mistakes and my successes.
  • I've realised that I am not a planner of projects and that most of the time that's ok. I think that it comes down to my expectations of the outcome of the projects. To create an amazing quilt, planning is probably a very good thing but to learn new skills, not as much.
  • My quilting depends a lot on the amount of energy I have in the evenings and weekends. That's why having an assortment of projects to work on is so important to me.
  • I very often decide which project to start based on what I want to learn. I find that easier to do than when I want to create a quilt for someone specific. That's probably because then I focus on what the person might like, and of course, the pressure is on to make it look good!
  • Deadlines are not my thing so I really try to keep expectations at a minimum.
  • Participating in challenges and quilt-alongs are great fun, but a lot of work!
Thanks for your time & encouragement.

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