There’s a calendar on the wall in the kitchen, where we note doctor appointments, violin lessons, and which babysitter is booked. One month at a time, we track the important activities which affect the daily routine of the family (and I was still 45 minutes late for my physio appointment last week).
I have an electronic calendar at work, booking me into blocks of time (and yes, I am free at 11, but my previous appointment is in a different building, so please excuse me if I’m 10 minutes late. I have been very vocal about finishing meetings 10 minutes early, now I just have to get 100 or so people to do the same and it’ll be a trend!)
And now I have a Quilter’s Planner. Following the January challenge on Instagram, I set it up with projects and to-do lists, but then it sat neglected for a month. So I decided to at least use it to journal my quilting projects and activities Each note helps me feel satisfied about the progress I make.
I’m not generally a list maker, although I keep lists in my head, but having learned project management through the years (and I even have the Project Management Professional designation) I know some good techniques for breaking down projects into manageable tasks.
So let me share the success I had this week. Last Tuesday, I linked up to To-Do Tuesday with my goals for the week and I got them all done! So with the ambition of keeping that streak alive, here are my goals for this week:
-Finish binding Christmas leftovers pillow (I decided to quilt it using whatever quilting motif was listed for the week, which ended up to be swirls. I got a few tucks in the straight line quilting on the border, but I’m not ripping it out.)
-Join Modern Butterfly (Simply Solids Bee) blocks (this requires hand sewing the backing at each seam, so it’s not super-fast)
-Quilt Allietare top
(you may remember that all of these are on my Q1 Finish-A-Long list, it’s almost the end of the quarter you know!)