How do you get things done? Most of us live pretty busy lives and the hobby stuff usually takes a back burner to everything else. Sometimes you have to set aside a block of time to accomplish something, but it’s also possible to make progress with small bits of time like 15 or 30 minutes or even 5 minutes. Over days and weeks that all can add up.
I started an embroidery project, collar and cuffs for a new Elizabethan shift ages ago, but the project kept getting set aside for other more urgent things. I decided I really want to get it done and have been working on it for short bits of time over the last week. The cuffs are done, and now the collar is almost done.
I’m also still working on an SCA award scroll, this one is a backlog court barony scroll. While I would really like to block out some major time to work on it, I’m still making progress doing a little at a time. I’m starting to lay down base colors. There will be a lot of detail work coming later.
On the big block of time end of things, a couple of weeks ago, friends had a sewing day and we spent most of the day sewing. Sometimes, working with a group of people all doing similar things, keeps me going long past the time I would have stopped if I was working alone. I got to work with an overlock sewing machine. It’s a pretty cool thing if you want to finish the edges of fabric that frays like linen in a quick non-historical manner. I made a couple of pairs of linen shorts to wear under costumes for those hot hot summer event days, inspired by this post from Whilja’s Corner: http://tinyurl.com/y2vq27hs
How do you get things done?