Sunday, January 17, 2016

Getting in the Sewing Room

So far this week I be able to get into the sewing room a fair amount.  Every day I tidy on my sewing table and a little on my cutting table, I cans some progress.  For instance, now I don't have to clear a space to sew or cut, got that much done.

My planner is helping so far.  I've been writing down two or three things a day and have followed through.  If I can't get to my list, I just move it to the next day.  

I got started on the 365 Challenge and have 7 blocks done.  I got a picture of the first 6 blocks.  It doesn't look like much yet.  

3" Blocks 1-6 365 Challenge
This picture is from my iPhone and is very long.  I'm having camera problems now.  

One of the things I decided to focus on was an UFO I started several years ago.  

Don't you love the portable design wall.  I keep this one behind my door for little long term stuff.  The little basket in the left corner for some reason is cut too small.  I'm keeping it for a label. These little applique baskets are fun.  I decided to start doing 2 a week.  The doesn't sound like a lot, but if I keep it up I should make a huge dent in finishing the quilt.  I been a while since I've done applique since I've been doing EEP and embroidery.  But it's so relaxing I want to keep it up.  I'll be working on this for Slow Stitching Sunday.

Monday, January 11, 2016

Daily Planning

My new planner
Been using this for daily planning in my sewing room.  It's helping to focus me.  Often the same thing gets out on the plans every day, one being cleaning my sewing table.  As Ive worked on it, Ive tried to reorganize every basket or container on the table.  I will do this this until I have a well organized table.  

Saturday, January 9, 2016

Now Im ready to start the new year

I spent the last 2-3 weeks going to visit my children and grandchildren in Texas and North Carolina.  It was wonderful to be with them, however, there was no sewing during this time.  I did do some knitting and a little applique.  Mostly I spent time reading blogs about setting goals for the new year and making plans.  
Instead of resolutions, which generally get broken, the idea is to set goals which is more relaxed.  

I made a purchase of a quilting planner and it was home when I got back.  I want to utilize it and generally find if I write it down on paper I tend to 
internalize it more and really work on it. 

 I also joined a goal a month here  OMG one monthly goal and will plan to work on a project or even get it to quilting stage for my quilter.  

This first month John's quilt is front and center.  I want that ready to quilt by the end of the month if at all possible.  Here's where I am thus far.