It really is all about trying to keep one's head above the water level. Some days I feel 100% in control and other days - I'm a goner!
The more serious I have become about this problem, there are way more days when I feel like I'm in control and that's a good thing!
Here is the "system" that I now have in place for class materials. I have several one time classes that I teach and I have a lot of on-going classes. I now have designated table space for each class. That way, when I think of something (book/thread/pattern or idea) for that particular class - I put it on the appropriate pile. Then when it comes time to prep the class, pack for the class - things are ready to go!!!!
Yep - doesn't get easier than that!!!!!
|Designated table space for each class|
Case in point, I went to continue on a project this morning and WHERE IS THE THREAD that goes with that project?????? Couldn't find it at that moment. Something to look for tonight.
I made a couple of feeble attempts to clear up the "working" work tables. Progress has been made - I just didn't have a chance to take a second picture.
|The "working" work tables!|
|1 1/2" project|
|365 Block Challenge - Blocks 10- 14|
I did manage to get the backing of a quilt done (it was on the task list!) Yeah!!!!!
|Backing, top and binding - DONE and in the TO BE QUILTED pile|
And that dining room???? GOD - the desk where I work is a disaster. And it seems there is no time to fix that. Look at the mess!!!!!!!!!!!!!
|My desk top!!!!|
Ok - I probably did a bad thing. I grabbed two bags and got rid of most of the stuff. It cannot sit in the bags forever as there is important stuff that needs to be dealt with. But I get so overwhelmed and nothing gets done. So - I have to take a couple items out of the bag each day and deal with it. Paperwork and me - have never been friends!!!!! I laugh because if you saw my work desk some days - my office is a reflection of my home. The desk is covered with paper/files/shade cards and there are quilts and fabric littering the rest of the office space - draped on chairs and my little couch!!!!! Great pictures on the walls and inspiration everywhere. Oh yes - I feel right at home here!!!!!
On that note - I'm out of here.
Have an awesome day and remember - we aren't shovelling snow - it could be a lot worse!!!!!