The computer has opened up a whole new world to the quilter. I am always amazed how many interesting sites with live telecasts of techniques to learn, lectures and wonderful examples of artists work are available for all of us to see right in our own homes; the Online shops, with all sorts of wonderful fabric and products for us to purchase and learn about; the opportunities to participate in a challenge or join a group or enter a show. And of course, Blogging, Email, Facebook, Youtube and more and more and more.
Each day I have to decide what is more important. To spend the time I have in the studio working or to go on the computer, where I know I put myself at risk of spending that time "surfing". It can just be the simple act of opening an email from a quilting buddy who tells you about a site to check out. With one click of the mouse you end up spending all of the time you meant to spend in the studio, browsing, investigating, learning, watching, posting and viewing.
It is not getting any better either. Today I have to decide whether to work on my quilt tonight or participate in a live program offered by SAQA's Quilting University. I understand doing both is important, but it is hard when days are only 24 hours long and my energy dwindles after 9PM!