January is about to get away from me. I decided to finish my kitchen remodel in December, and naturally, it ran over into January, so I’m still struggling to finish that up, along with all the regular things going on around here, and a more-than-full schedule of customer quilts to longarm.
So here it is, January 21st, and I still haven’t finished a single project this year (not even my kitchen)!
I feel like I’m working super hard, and not accomplishing anything, so it’s about to put me into a funk. I’m fighting that pretty hard, tho, cos there ain’t no time to be in a funk around here — there’s too much needs doin’! The sun is shining today, so that really helps.
I’ve looked around my sewing room, and I’m not 100% sure, but I think I may have actually gotten all my stray fabric put away after the Final Countdown! I’m not calling it finished just yet, because I’m still wondering if it can really be true, or if I’ll still find some strays lurking somewhere. And even tho it’s all put away, I still want to do some rearranging of certain parts of it, so . . . still a work in progress. And this does not include scraps, altho I’ve made good progress on those as well.
I did find one more UFO at the bottom of a box of fabric, so that added one more to my list of projects. And I’ve discovered that it’s nearly a full-time job to keep my cutting table cleared off! I’ve been cleaning it off every weekend so that there are no more than 10 projects on the table. It’s sooo hard to not add stuff to that table! And also so far this year, I have not started any new projects. Yet.
I feel like I’m in limbo. Haha!
In the spirit of all the progress I made during the Final Countdown, however, I have still been going through boxes and bins and piles, and that leads me to this month’s Studio Organizing Challenge. If, like me, you are still working on one of the three challenges from the Final Countdown, then that is our challenge for this month:
Keep working on that.
Here’s the state of my cutting table as of this morning. Keep in mind that it’s mid-week, so there are a few extras hanging around on there that I’ll clear off this weekend.
I’m not offering up anything any more complicated than that for this month, since this month is about over. But I have something new and fun coming up for the rest of this year’s Studio Organizing Challenges (hint: it’s like a game). I’m hoping it helps me do even better — maybe it will be fun for you, too. So stay tuned! We’ll kick it off in February.