Someone on one of the groups I read questioned whether I do anything but string quilts. I responded that of course I do but it does bring up something I've been struggling with over the last few months.
One of the reasons I don't quilt for hire is that I enjoy working on my own quilts and projects. Between moving, traveling, HeartStrings, and a quilting a few tops for family this year, I haven't had nearly the amount of time for piecing that I like to have. I also think that my blog tends to be less interesting when I'm not *creating* new quilts.
Even with lots of thought I haven't stumbled upon a way to find a better balance. I don't want to give up quilting the HeartStrings tops or those for family and I certainly don't want to give up traveling. One thought I've had is that no matter how many tops I have here waiting that maybe I should take every other month and focus on my piecing and quilting.....after all, even machine quilters for hire have a backlog of tops that goes back months!
Of course, I could work longer hours and stay off the computer too....