One, two, or three( cannot go beyond three), yes, we all have them. Habits, whether good or bad, take up space in our daily routine. I figure after sharing my quilt travesty why stop there? I might as well turn the page on the open book of Lisa Calle.
Bad Habit #1: While I am quilting I have a tendency to throw all of my thread snips onto the floor. This then requires me to vacuum up all those lovely little snips at a later date. Dare I say a much later date, an extended date that I push-off as long as possible. The consequence of this snip littering has me entering a store with various colors and lengths of thread dripping off my pants. I look like an episode of Project Runway gone bad, really bad. I keep forgetting to keep a lint roller in my car, definitely not the way to break my habit but it would allow me to keep an intervention from occurring.
Bad Habit #2: Making sure my family is fed on days that I am immersed in my studio; which is typically Monday through Friday. Yes, they actually expect to be fed, they are obviously a bit clueless to what the addiction of fabric does to a quilter. Let’s clue them in shall we…no dinner!
Good Habit #1: And at this time there is only one that I am going to report, I need to think on a few others (or rather think if I have any others). Prior to beginning a new project after completing one I MUST clean my studio. I need to start my new design in an area that is nice and tidy. But within mere hours I revert back to bad habit #1 as thread snips cover the floor, and various tools/materials take over my work space.
What habits take over your quilting life? Please tell me I’m not the only one that allows their family to starve for a majority of the week? By the way there is always frozen waffles and pizza in my freezer!