Wow! That went fast!
It’s Day 3 already!
I’m still working on Tasks One and Two both. Still putting away fabric (because as I’m cleaning flat surfaces, I keep finding more), and I’m still working on clearing the flat surfaces. I worked hard on it yesterday, tho, and I’m highly encouraged by how much better it’s already looking. I’ll show you pictures when I’m done — I’ll be so proud to show it off!
Our third and final task is to:
Get committed to finishing up projects that have been lingering too long.
Get committed to using up your stash.
Get committed to learning something you’ve wanted to learn, but have been putting off.
Get committed to whittling down your number of UFOs.
Get committed to whatever you’ve been wanting to do more of or spend more time doing.
This one is up to you, but I want you to put some thought into it.
My main commitment is going to be whittling down my number of UFOs and WIPs. I don’t need to have so many things going. I thought I was actually working toward that this year, but I started the year with 110 projects on my list, and guess what that number is now?
127. It went UP! As I cleaned and organized, I kept finding projects that weren’t on my list! And that is still happening!
I need to become a lot more ruthless in examining the projects on my list and deciding what to do about some of them. I’ve already decided that I’m ditching a few of them, downsizing a couple others, and changing direction on several.
I would so love for this entire pile of bags, bins, etc., in my storage room to be completely gone:
Here are my goals related to this task, moving forward:
1) Greatly reduce my number of UFOs and WIPs. I’d like to get it under 75 this year, and even lower the next year. (I really wanted to say “under 25 this year”, but I have to be somewhat realistic!)
2) Use my stash as stated earlier in my goals for Task One.
3) Spend more time doing hand stitching this year.
So I’ll be updating my lists, going through all my projects with new eyes, and rearranging and reorganizing to make these things happen. It will start today, but will be an ongoing project for my entire year. I have 3 nice rolling carts that have a total of 32 drawers among them. They all match, and they look very neat. I would love love love for all my UFOs to fit into these drawers, and not have one single extra bin sitting around anywhere. That’s my ultimate goal, but I know it will take a while to accomplish that one.
Your turn . . . what thing do you need or want to commit to doing this year?
Do you have too many WIPs or UFOs? Not enough?
Fabric you need to use up? Or do you need to build up your stash?
Something you’ve been procrastinating about learning (machine quilting, hand appliqué, embroidery, etc.)?
Something else I haven’t mentioned?
What are you committing to?
I can’t wait to hear!