This week’s zeitgeist has been about staying focused.
Several articles landed in my inbox and I saw a few things on social media that showed up without me searching. The common denominator was to eliminate distractions. Two of the articles cited studies that showed things as simple as being able to see your phone or computer ( even if turned off ) could have a negative impact on your ability to stay focused on a complex task. Oh, you mean like Quilting?? I think most of us know this intuitively, and it is part of why we started WIP Wednesdays. I also think that the need to pay attention and avoid the distractions of everyday life is one of the reasons we find quilting to be enjoyable and sometimes therapeutic. I know it is for me.
If you are looking for a nice handwork project to focus on for the summer there are a couple of good choices starting soon here at the Shoppe. Wool applique pincushions, a cornucopia in embroidery and needle lace, and a hand pieced Castle Wall block. The pincushion and cornucopia will begin on July 11, with our hand stichers and stumpwork groups. New members always welcomed!! and the Castle Wall by hand workshop is on August 15. Please let us know that you are planning to attend these events.
We will be closed on July 4, and we will not be open late for Friday Night Lights this month, that will resume in August.
Lastly, our Block of the Month will meet tomorrow, July 1 and do 2 blocks. # 6 & 7, See you then.