Thursday, July 31, 2014

Planning & Preparation

This past weekend a friend gave me a piece of information that has changed my quilting life!  I was sharing that I had given up on all my list making...it was stressing me out and taking the joy out of quilting.  She said that she doesn't have a list of projects that need to be done...but, a list of projects she has completed!  It is so simple and yet, so powerful.  Each time you complete something you write it down...so positive, so encouraging!  

Then I rearranged my sewing room.  There really is something to the Feng Shui of furniture placement.  Just a little tweaking and my whole perspective is different.  Now when I am ironing I can see Black Butte which makes me happy.  And, my cutting table is a few inches closer to my sewing table.  Just a little bit of movement and the whole room feel energized.  I would encourage you to take a look at your space whether it is small of large...a little adjustment can make a huge difference.

I have been prepping projects because I love the feeling of having something to do at a moments notice.  I am unable to sit and watch TV without stitching...I can not ride in a car without stitching...and, in Portland we don't have TV... so, it is music and stitching.  Which means I need to be prepared!  I can become quite ugly if I don't have something to do, lol.

Harvest Moon is ready for stitching!

...and I need to get Augusts Bertie's done!

do you like to be prepared...or are you a fly by the seat of your pants stitcher??? LOL