Thursday, January 31, 2013

DaGMT 2013

Hi everyone:

I imagine that you're wondering what DaGMT 2013 means? No, it's not a dreaded disease, nor is it a secret society. It is an acronym (yes, another one in my life) that stands for "Drop and Give me Twenty" - minutes of quilting, that is. 

This idea, from Beth Helfter of Quilting Hottie Haven, is to do at least 20 minutes of quilting during each day in the month of February 2013. Hopefully it means that I'll be finishing up some of my UFO's WIP's during those 28 days and perhaps even tackling some of the projects/designs that I've been wanting needing to work on. If you know me, you know that I have just a few WIP's hanging out in my studio!

If you'd like to join me in this commitment, you can check it out on Beth's blog

To participate in this quilting work-out, I'm stating my formal commitment here, as follows:

I, Kim Jamieson-Hirst, a quilter who is drowning in UFO's WIP's, am joining Quilting Hottie Haven's second annual DaGMT event, and pledge to quilt for 20 minutes or more every day of the month of February 2013. In doing so I hope to finish at least one of my WIP's and tackle some pattern designs as well. Thanks for Beth Helfter for thinking up this challenge and I hope I can make it through to the end before being distracted by some other challenge, or exchange, or new pattern, or cute fabric, or ... Let's just say that I'm going to give it my best shot!

To keep me motivated, I'm going to post a calendar near my sewing area so I can note my minutes on it each day. Hopefully, with this physical reminder, I'll actually remember that I've made this commitment - and not get distracted with new projects, books, magazines or chocolate.

Must minimize chocolate distraction!
If you have a few UFO's WIP's in your quilting room, why not sign up too? Did I mention that there are prizes? Yup, in addition to actually finishing some projects and being able to brag about that accomplishment, you could win some lovely quilty prizes. Again, you can find out all about these on Beth's blog.

So, just a few more hours to go until I can use my time quilting to (maybe) win some prizes and finish up some outstanding projects. I'm threading up my machine and winding some bobbins in preparation. Wish me luck!


Lee D said...

Good luck. Bring some stitching tomorrow and we'll get those 20 min done.

Crazy Creek Creations said...

It's a cute challenge but I must admit that I spend a whole lot more than 20 minutes in my studio each day. My friends have to pull me out once and a while because they're afraid I'm becoming a recluse. Although in my opinion, it's such a fun place to be!

Kim said...

Great post! Welcome to the challenge! I am also going to be working on WIPS, WTBS, and UFOS! Great idea about the calendar--I think I will mark my time as well!

Living with the Lioness said...

Welcome! I also am keeping tack of my daily time and hope to get a lot accomplished ... that way I will not feel so guilty about starting a new project!