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Monday, January 24, 2011

Is This So Wrong?

In my profession, it is necessary to obtain continuing education credits.  Yesterday I had the pleasure of experiencing a very good seminar.  Even though it was very good, my short attention span makes it hard for me to sit that many hours.  Long ago I discovered that I could be more successful if I work on a small hand-work project as I sit and listen.  In fact, I made MANY of my Dear Jane blocks in Continuing Ed seminars.

I brought along an applique project that just happens to be on my 2011 UFO list.

I was sitting in front and the lecturers saw what I was doing.  They didn't say anything and neither did I.  Should I have asked permission?  Should I have let them know why I do it?  I've seen lots of women knitting in other seminars in the past.  Does that make it right?

Was I wrong?  How can finishing something so cute be a bad thing.  BTW, I finished FOUR of these.

True politeness consists in being easy one's self, 
and in making every one about one as easy as one can.
                                                      Alexander Pope 


  1. I often wonder that too - we have training and I think I couold be hand sewing while this is going on - but then we need ton take notes so it wouldn't work. I think if they didn't say anything then they have given tacit approval. Four that was a productive seminar!

  2. I have done the same thing. Worked on a crochet baby blanket while listening to the lectures at a seminar. Did get some stares but was in middle of group, kept it fairly low on my lap and since I knew the pattern didn't have to read anything to do it. I also seem to be able to focus better if doing something with my hands. Much less annoying than hearing someone tapping a pen all the time!


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