How do you measure time?
I like how Hugh Grant talks about time as units in About a Boy. I think each unit is half an hour.
for myself the time a project takes is usually measured in movies, music, shows or phone conversations.
Here are some projects, and the time they were completed in:
The quilts from 1001 Peeps: five magical projects ~ The entire series of Ugly Betty.
Binding a quilt ~ 3-4 episodes of a British Mini Series
The Enchanted Lamp crewel pillow from 1001 Peeps: five magical projects ~ Ally McBeal all seasons except the last when characters were gone and never accounted for. Followed by Cheers up until Diane leaves, followed by all of Wings (I really grew to love that show). Turns out large embroideries with lots of satin stitching take a long time...
Outfox the Fox ~ cut and pieced in under 2 movies!
cutting 150 yards of fabric down to 1200 fat 1/8's ~ 3 episodes News Radio (not as funny as I remembered, but did make me miss Phil Hartman... ), 2 full repeats of every song from Sufjan's Christmas cds, two 1-2 hour conversations with my Mom (someone needs to update their blog...), four 30 minute-2 hour conversations with Melissa, and one 3 hour conversation with Marisa. With intermitent chats with Karyn.
folding 1200 fat 1/8's ~ 6 movies
assembling 24 fat 1/8 stacks ~ 8 episodes of House Hunters International
you get the idea...
I wonder what will become of my work when I don't renew my yearly subscription to nf this coming year? Books on tape? podcasts? a vow of silence?