Well, yesterday was one of those days. I found every possible way to procrastinate (such as these), and never even stepped foot into my sewing room. But in my defense, I do have some tight January longarm deadlines, so I spent my time running the longarm, and even tho I wanted to, I did not take a nap. Besides, I have until January 4th to corral my projects!
Today is the last day of the decade — woohoo! And it’s time for our third and final Final Countdown Task. Today we are going to look ahead . . . and:
If you have your paper clutter under control, chances are you came across a few patterns you’d like to make. And if you got your projects organized, you’re ready to sew on those and get them finished, too. If you also, like me, made a list of projects you have going and would like to do, then you are all set to make those 2020 plans, right?
Along with this plan, I would like to encourage you to also find your oldest UFO, and commit to doing something with it early this year. I’ve had my oldest UFO on my list for 3 years now, and the top itself is from the late ’80s — all it needs is quilting! This is the year. And even then, I probably won’t get to it until February because of all the deadlines I already have.
But here’s a few things that will be on my plans and lists:
I always make a list of 12 things I plan to do (and then only do maybe 3 of them). I’ll be doing this again, and I’ll have a new printable form for you to download in early January.
I do three rounds of the 100-Days lists. (and have yet to do all 100 things in the 100 days)
I usually set yearly goals, and then break them down into monthly goals, but that hasn’t been working too well for me, so this year, I think I’m only doing quarterly goals, and then I can change course more easily, which is just how I operate. Besides, I don’t like knowing so far ahead what I’ll be working on — that makes me bored before I even get there, and leaves me nothing new to look forward to! I’m still working on setting up my 2020 planner, but I’ll show you that when I get going with it in a few days. I’m working on setting up a couple of new challenges for myself, too, and you might want to join me for that — so stay tuned!
I’ll be hosting the 350 Blocks Project again in 2020.
And I still plan to post Studio Organizing Challenges periodically this year. I know I’m not gonna be done with everything that needs doing around here by the 4th. I haven’t touched my mess of scraps in months!
Can you tell I have to make things into a game for myself in order to get anything done?
You can join me for any of these things, and make your own lists and plans; and if you look around the internet, there will be plenty of challenges, quilt-alongs, and other activities going on that you might want to join in on. I noticed from the comments that some of you are already making lists and plans, so you’ll have a head start on this task, too!
I’ll be ruminating on my new lists and plans over the next few days, and I’ll keep you posted on what I decide to do. I know one thing: I need to be a bit more realistic when I make my lists! I always have way too big ideas, and never enough time to execute them. I guess I’m a dreamer!
How about you? Do you already know a few of the things you want to get done this year? Are you a list maker? Or do you play it by ear? Are you trying to finish up old projects? Or did you find some new ones you want to get started on? This is the fun part of the Final Countdown . . . I’m excited to hear about what you will all be tackling in the year ahead.
Don’t forget to leave a comment to be eligible for the prizes, and remember, you have until the 4th to keep making progress on these tasks. Here’s to a great day for all of us!