(Luna loves to read magazines too!)
This week's tip is one that might seem like a no-brainer. But it's one that I am so glad I've thought of each time! Read a quilt magazine or book. What? You do that anyway? Really? Really! What I actually mean by this is to plan ahead to have one available. I always keep a couple in my car for carpool line, waiting at the barn, or just to be able to grab when I go into an appointment for which I know I will have to wait.
I actually "pre-posted" this tip. I spent 8 hours on a plane last night. I am now in Brussels with my husband for a few days. What did I do on the long flight? Besides watch a couple of movies, sleep and eat, I brought 3 quilt magazines along for the ride! I also brought my small journal for making notes and drawing sketches. Sometimes, a color combination, a block, or a quilt setting will really appeal to me, but not in the way it's used in the book or magazine, so having a journal to make notes will help remind me later what I wanted to remember.
So go stuff a couple magazines in your car, tote bag, or purse, and enjoy them the next time you have a few "found" moments. As for me, I'll be eating chocolate and waffles, and watching the snow fall. Don't worry, I have the fabric shops all programmed into my phone!
Enjoy every stitch!