Sorry...I don't want to disappoint you...These WIPS aren't
actually FIBER-ous or QUILTY.
... kind of related to WORKs IN PROGRESS.
First it's about a LIST.
...a list that I started early in 2011
~ ~ It's a WIP list ~ ~
You might be surprised to see the list attached to a door? Wheeeel,
...there WAS a reason for this. And, the reason sounded good at the time.
If it was in plain sight,
right under my nose... while I was in my sewing room...then,
I wouldn't want to start new projects.
I wouldn't want to start new projects because...I'd be reminded
by this huge list - of all ones I'd already started.
This is where we both sing/SHOUT in unison
You can see here that I DID do SOME of the things on the list.
as you can see here...some things went "un-noticed"
Now, I worked hard at the beginning of last year...CREATING
this "wonderful" list ...on an excel file and enlarging for the door.
I put titles of quilts, how old the project was,
if it was a kit and what percentage of complete it was.
Then, they were prioritized by number.
I don't think I'm sure, this list
- no matter how "in-my-face" it was -
really motivated me to finish many quilts. It did, sorta
... for the first couple of months. After that, it was just
a pretense to ignore. I think I just have a hard time being
accountable to just myself. =(
One BIG thing that really helped me last year was joining OPAM!
TEN quilts were completed by my hands last year...yeah!
I can't deny that a few of those finishes were BRAN-new projects.
I think another help for my getting some quilt finished is that I
bought a long-arm and have been machine quilting my own quilts.
I have a few goals this year
- not resolutions...just destination points.
For me, it's like creating a map (planning a trip) to a place I'd like to go.
I need to have the goal to make the map.
I also want to have points of interest along the way.
I want to enjoy the journey. Enjoying the journey might include
taking classes, purchasing new products - tools or fibers.
I can keep the destination in sight.
But, I don't have to beat myself up if I don't actually get to
the destination on a certain date. I can still get "there" just at
a different time.
So...part of my map (for crafty/quilty) in these current weeks, is to get
projects organized and categorized
...in certain locations and labeled so that I know
These are some ClosetMaid cubicles I bought on sale this
week. They come in 9 cubes, 6, and 2. Each cube measures approx 12x12.
The fabric drawers come in quite a few colors. I can put 2-4 quilt projects/kits
per drawer. After I have all the cubicles assembled and projects in drawers,
I will make labels as to what is in each drawer.
and....the cubicle-project drawers have freed up more space
on the shelves for________________???
(dare I fill in the blank line above with the word... FABRIC?)
Most of my family members would shoot me if I did!!
So for this Wednesday, my WIP is ...
I'm hoping next Wednesday, I will have an actual
One of my goals for 2012 is to blog each Wednesday
about a project I am working on
Has organizing been part of YOUR New Year's