This page is my personal organization page. It provides a map that lets me work on current interests, heavily interspersed with UFOs, and also pull in the old NETY sets that I have in storage on a regular basis. With this system, I am not bogged down with boredom, nor frozen by my overwhelming goal (to finish all those kits I collected over the decades my children were growing, but also enjoy current interests). For me, it produces far more finishes than any other approach I've tried.
Some people would be frozen by these lists. I do not use them as TO-DO lists that I have to check off in a given period of time, so there's no stress to me. They are simply organizers, from which I draw a UFO list each month to check off from, and look for guidance to each time I am ready to pull a "new" project into the BOM lineup or the Priority Finish field. One day, the UFOs and NETYs will be exhausted, and my complex lists will shrink away.
My quilting work is generally organized into priority work Mon-Fri. The longarm takes precedence with domestic machine options for when I wake too early to use the longarm (it wakes people where it is). After dinner, Scott and I like to relax with a TV show together, and that is hand stitching time for me. On the weekends, if we're not doing something else, I step away from the priority list and do BOM work or whatever-the-heck-I-want if there's that much time.
[For those of you who like to find out how other people tick.]
May OMG: The 70,273 Project #392
Longarm - Daisy Days -> Dolly's -> Set Sail
Domestic - Maintenance -> Listen with your Eyes
Handwork - Nutcrackers & From the Heart
- Karen's Topper modified commercial quilt to protect her main quilt - finished Jan 12
- Becky's Fox Baby Quilt Gray Fox pantograph - finished Mar 9
- Dolly's Sister's Quilt Tropics pantograph - finished Mar 12.
- Dolly's Vintage Dresden Plates Custom (ca. WWII) - finished Apr 21.
- 70,723 Quilt #392 Custom (Charity project) - finished Apr 27.
- Becky's Pinks for friend Crepe Myrtle pantograph - finished May 1.
- Dolly's Vintage Periwinkle Star Custom -
(Others Worked On/Finished)
Down the Rabbit Hole - 9/12
Wind in the Whiskers - 5/8
Star Crazy - 12/13
Seaside Town - .5/12
Beary Colorful - 1.5/12
Sue Garman Nutcrackers - .85/12 Queen's Garden - 0/12
From the Heart - 1/12
Forever My Valentine - 2/9
These are intended as very long term hand work projects for quiet moments in the evenings while I watch a show with Scott. They take so long to finish each block, I have the two for rotation against boredom.
My Fiesta Mexico My Octopus Garden