Well! I once again fizzled on last month’s organizing challenge. I did not even get close to working on the goat quilt, but it’s still on my list — and still on my cutting table!
That list of projects I made from my cutting table last month — well, I decided to also add in the projects on my ironing board, and all the projects on the table beside my sewing machine, and the ones on my design wall, and the list grew from 35 projects to 53. Horrifying, right?
I added a few new ones that came up and had to be done, I finished 11 projects, and moved one to the to-be-quilted pile. I’m now back down to 41. Still horrifying, but at least some progress was made in the right direction, and I’m still working on it. I’d like to be down to less than 5 projects laying around on my cutting table. I re-wrote my list, and will keep re-writing it every month. Hopefully, it will get smaller quickly. Wish me luck!
Here’s the current state of my cutting table:
This month, I’m not really offering up a new organizing challenge. If you’re like me, you have enough on your plate to do, all before the end of the year, so adding one more thing is not helpful. I plan to just:
and take it easy on myself. Drink some eggnog, knit a little, ignore the messes!
I still have a few things that must be done for customers before Christmas, but that list is getting smaller, too, and then I plan to take some much-needed time off, work on my house remodeling projects, and enjoy the holidays with My Cowboy. Maybe I can yet get that final upstairs room turned into a hand sewing haven in my studio — we’ll see. I can’t even decide on a paint color, and time is running out!
BUT . . . as usual . . .
The Final Countdown WILL go on at the end of the year, so stay tuned for that! We can all head into 2021 with a bit less on our plates, and a more organized workspace. It always makes me feel better. I hope you’ll join in. (If you aren’t subscribed already, you can subscribe to the blog to be notified when The Final Countdown starts. Just fill out the little form in the upper right.)
Until then, I hope you are heading into the holidays with as little stress as possible, and enjoying the season.