So far in my independent-learning project journey I’ve learned a few things…and it’s only been a few weeks.
First—I’ve learned a little about sewing…mainly how to make a square & sew in a straight line. (Which is a huge step in the right direction for me!)
Second- I’ve learned that I cannot focus 2 hours a week on sewing because I have meals to plan, a house to clean, laundry to do, chores to do, etc.
So this leads me to my third point—I am going to change my independent-learning project for a few weeks. I’m going to focus on life hacks so I can get back to enjoying my time sewing. I want to learn modern technology tricks to make life easier so I can find time for a hobby. Right now I don’t enjoy my time on the sewing machine because I have so many things waiting for me so I’m going to organize life then take time for a hobby! And I’m excited about it!
I hope this is okay with Professor Ellington but I just feel that I am learning through this project and through this learning I’m needing to go on a different avenue. I had to make time to sew & I don’t have that time until I learn how to organize my home life so I can focus on a hobby.
Right now my hobbies are homework, cleaning, cooking, planning meals, grocery shopping, daily chores, and especially falling into bed for a good night’s rest. I honestly get excited to go to bed every night.
But I spent my two hours this week Pinteresting sewing projects, lingo, and about my specific model of sewing machine so I could familiarize myself with it.
This week I finished my blanket…and folks—it’s square! (for the most part)
Here we are mid-project
See? Look at my stitching! I’m kind of proud. I’m not the best but I think I’m getting the hang of it! Okay, so it’s not straight but it’s better than I have been doings.
And….drum roll, please….here is my first completed project!
So this next week I am going to focus on meal planning first…this may take a few weeks but I want to plan a shopping list, organize my week’s meals, & cook stress-free for my family.
I feel that this is important because this class is all about learning, adapting & using modern technology to make life easier. And I plan on taking full advantage of these two hours a week to life hack my stresses! I want to see what’s out there to help busy moms & I am really looking forward to spending 2 hours doing that this week!