Recharging the creative batteries

As a creative type who works a full-time day job, volunteers and  manages a busy household, it’s often hard to find the time – let alone the motivation – to get in my studio and create something outside my comfort zone.

Our recent trip to South Dakota and my mini shop-hop provided just what I needed to rekindle the creative spark.  At the suggestion of one of my AMQG friends, I took a small bag of redwork to keep my hands busy the five hours I would be in transit to Rapid City.  One pillow panel of a Christmas scene is almost done.

At the quilt shops I visited, I purchased patterns by local designers.  I was so inspired by one quilt that I sketched out my version on the plane ride home and mentally went through my stash to see where I needed to look for fabrics (charm squares, scrap bin and FQs) before I headed to the fabric store @ home.  It’s a queen size quilt with lots of pieces that have to be laid out in a complicated pattern.  Not exactly what I had planned to tackle after a 10 hour work day, but then again…chunking into small tasks things means I can work on it for 15-30 minutes a day.  Eventually, it’ll get done.


Devil's Tower in Wyoming
Thimble Cottage Rapid City South Dakota