I’m going through a crazy phase right now, or maybe this is normal. I haven’t had much time to sew. Let’s rephrase that – I haven’t made time to sew. Instead, I keep starting new projects. Nine started in the last three months (I love the design phase) with only one finished. NOT a good batting average. (Oh, yes, and baseball season is starting today. Even more distractions!)
A friend of mine has been so good lately starting and completing one quilt at a time. Very inspiring! I know it won’t completely work for me as I like jumping from one project to the next, but I really do need to complete some of these! I keep hearing Maria Shell’s voice in my head discussing time management. I took a class with her last year on that topic and it’s taken me this long to attempt to process all I heard and see how it will work for me. It’s time to put some of these tips into practice!
I sat down yesterday and actually made a spreadsheet of what remains to be done on each of the quilts I’m currently working on with the drop-dead date for each of them. Ended up realizing that there were several ideas from last year that needed to be added to this year’s list. It’s now completely unrealistic, but I’ll focus on finishing the ones started recently and hope for the best!
What’s that? You think that I should have spent my time sewing instead of doing this? I’ll have you know I even managed to get some sewing time in as well as a very nice nap!
I’m curious, how do my fellow creative types prefer to work?
Sue! A week or so ago, I found out that you write a blog, and I added it to my bloglovin’ account. It is so funny that the first post I read mentions me! I can’t believe I just now found out that you write a blog. Good for you on organizing the work ahead. You can do it!
That is incredibly funny! You must have heard me loudly wishing you were closer so I could take that class again so those ideas would be fresh! I did get some good sewing time in on one quilt today and just may have it done this weekend! Wouldn’t that be cool!!!
I am trying to finish each new quilt I start but still have issues. One is the dichotomy between running guild programs and needing more time for some projects. The other is that old blocks and tops still creep out of the stash. Where do they come from?
I like the idea of a spreadsheet. I’ve never used one but might think about it.
I have been considering how to finish the older ones off and decided one/quilt two. We’ll see how this goes.