I slipped a bit this weekend - I did NOT do my appointment with myself until Sunday evening and you know what? I missed doing that. I find that by putting everything (this is all quilt related) in that little book with lists and then picking what needs to be the focus of the coming week - well it's working. I'm really shocked that I actually found something that works for ME!!!
Now one of the biggest issues is to keep it updated so when something new comes in - it MUST be documented, otherwise the whole thing will fall apart and I have been super diligent about that. I have to say that I'm not really crossing anything off those lists as far as being completely finished but I should have a whole bunch that I can cross off soon. And yes - I've added things to the various lists - but only quilts to be quilted for customers so that's OK.
I get about 1/4 of my weekly task list completed - so I have to evaluate that. Lots of items these past couple of weeks have been big and so I must learn to spread those out and break them down even further. Bottom line - nothing is getting through the cracks, nothing is being forgotten and that's all I care about.
Now I must devise the same system for work because while I use to lament that I wasn't all that busy - nope things are different now. And that's a good thing. I knew that would happen - it just takes time to get into the swing of things.
The show n tell today is from Garden Time by Amy Bradley.
|Garden Time quilt by Amy Bradley|
Not sure where everyone was for the class, but it was pretty small. Doesn't matter - we had fun those of us that were there. Have a look.
|Borders - one side and bottom - Liz|
|The other two borders - one side and top - Liz|
|Some of the smaller blocks - Marilyn|
|Borders - side - Marilyn|
|Borders - top and bottom - Marilyn|
These quilts are coming together beautifully. I've been working on mine on Monday mornings with my Monday group. I have so much applique that I had to find a dedicated time to make it happen and yes I'm behind on the prep work for this quilt. Monday mornings is a perfect time to work on it. I've been tracing images for the last couple of weeks. Last night, I got one block ready for cutting and that's what I'll be doing this morning. If I'm lucky - I might even get everything glued down into an actual block. Yes - we'll divide and conquer and get something done!!!!
|Smaller blocks - Ruthi|
Ruthi invested in a new sewing machine. She was able to scan in this block and then the sewing machine did all the stippling around the gloves.
|Quilted by the sewing machine|
Oh yes the features of these new sewing machines would knock your socks off!!!!
Speaking of sewing machine and their features - it's my week to blog on QUILTSocial and I'm chatting about the Husqvarna Viking Designer Jade | 35 again. There are some great tips this week. on decorative stitching. Check it out.
On that note - I'm out of here.
Have an awesome day!!!!!!!!!!!