I bought a Quilter’s Planner late last year when that type of thing usually floats around the interwebs trying to get you organized for the new year. I think I saw a blog on this one and liked it because of the awesome way #LoriHolt organizes her scraps and she shows you how-to inside. Have I done that yet? Um, no.
I’m usually not much for planners. I’m more of a spontaneous quilter that runs after shiny, pretty things than a planner. Actually writing things down that I plan to do over the next year usually ends up making me feel crappy about how much I actually didn’t get done after all. I wrote these five projects down in January and haven’t touched a one of them.
However this particular planner has a part for something like a daily log or diary and I thought I’d put it to use to truly capture any little thing I did that pertained to quilting or sewing. There are lots of quilters on FB that say they don’t have time to quilt or sew and I usually try to tell them to do just one little thing a day and then after a couple of weeks, the project is finished…provided a shiny object doesn’t intervene. Taking my own advice, I decided to log what I had done that day. I keep the planner on the end table in the living room so I can jot down a short note while watching TV with hubs. I started on Jan 1st.
I’m REALLY surprised at how much I actually do every day that pertains to my quilting or sewing when I don’t think I’ve gotten anything done! I try to make a note for every day if I can, and if I can’t, I try to write why I couldn’t like a conference I attended March 8-11. See March 13? I watched quilt ruler videos on YouTube. It’s not stitching, but it pertains to my learning so I captured the activity.
I’m feeling much more accomplished than trying to keep up with a planned list. Have you thought of doing this or do you do it? How do you stay organized with your stitching time?