Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Distracted

It's beginning to look doubtful that I'll get all the way through my October list. I've been distracted by a number of things since getting home from Denmark and not doing nearly as much piecing as I though I would.

I can't stand being inside at home when we're having such beautiful Autumn weather so I find myself outside walking, running errands, sitting in a coffee shop reading, doing some more walking.

With photos from my walks and Denmark - I'm distracted with digital photography and photoshop. I went ahead and signed up for an online class and started that yesterday. I'm taking a self pace beginner class and while I know some of the material - I'm learning other good things.

While I was at it, I signed up for another free class that starts in November. It's called Stories at Hand and I see it as kind of a journaling class. My blog meets a lot of my needs for journaling but there are other things that are personal I'd like to write about but don't (won't) share here on the blog.

Along the same educational lines - I purchased a bunch of DVD's from Patsy Thompson and have started viewing them - it's going to take me quite a bit of time to get through and absorb them but I enjoy learning so it will be time well spent - especially if I can translate some of it into my quilting.


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9 comments:

Susan D said...

All this learning sounds interesting. I'd be curious to know what you think of Patsy's DVDs. And, seeing what you get out of them for your own quilting.
Thanks!
And... it's good to know I'm not the only one having trouble focusing on projects at hand this month. Guilt for procrastination is, well, guilt!

Vicki W said...

Let me know how the photoshop class goes. I'd like to take one on line sometime.

Suzanne Earley said...

I'm looking forward to the Stories at Hand class, too. I really enjoy Jessica Sprague's teaching style. I took the class you are taking now when it was instructor led and really enjoyed it!

Marianne said...

I am interested in the Photoshop class, too. Keep us apprised! Thank you Mary for the Red Rover instructions. It is a beautiful quilt.

Stephanie D. said...

Oh, I like the idea of a self-paced online photo class--especially with the holidays coming up!

I'm definitely going to be following your progress on that.

Helen said...

sheesh. You get more quilting done in any one month than eight or nine ordinary human beings, so don't feel guilty! I am still plodding along hand-quilting a project I started last March!

belinda said...

girl....sounds like you are going to get SOOOOOO smart!!!

Ruth's Place said...

While it's good to have goals, my husband is always reminding me that quilting is a hobby, not a job, so it doesn't matter if we find other things distracting us for a while.

swooze said...

Your to do list link isnt working