Friday, September 3, 2010

Does it Make Sense?

"I don't see much sense in that," said Rabbit.
"No," said Pooh humbly, "there isn't. But there was going to be when I began it. It's just that something happened to it along the way."

I think I feel like Pooh when I look around at my current (and not-so-current) projects and the state of my sewing room.  Don't worry, I'm not going on a self-discovery journey here to determine how I got into this mess! I'm just once again feeling overwhelmed by the sheer volume of "things" and the chaos that spreads the more I ignore my sewing space ... And what did I do recently that put me into this slump?  I just bought five, FIVE, new quilting books and I want to make every quilt in every book ... and I can't even see space to open the book!

My list of "things to do" this week didn't get much attention as I pretty much just stayed drugged and asleep after my hernia repair surgery on Monday. Topping that list is a note to give some attention to the sewing room so that I feel happy to go in there again.  Right now I just turn my head away when I walk by!  And though I really haven't had any vim or vigor to attack the room, I've spent quite a bit of time thinking about it (hey, that counts!!) and hope that this weekend I'll take some steps.  I can see that you've perked up now that there might be some actual activity taking place here, so here's my plan.

1.  Make a list of Christmas gifts for this year -- you do realize that Christmas is just a few days away?

2.  Update my inventory of unfinished projects.  Identify 6 of the oldest projects and/or the ones closest to being completed tops.  Set them aside in their own project drawer (I have a small collection of those storage units on wheels that aren't being used right now -- perfect for this!!) If there is anything in that UFO pile that fits in the list made in Item #1, put it in the top drawer!

3.  Clear all surfaces in the sewing room (that includes the floor!!).  I find myself making piles everywhere -- a fabric group for a project; a stack of fabric that are all coordinates; a bag full of something I was working on.  Put it ALL away somewhere ORDERLY so I can find it again and use it again!  No "stuffing it" allowed!  All parts of a "work in progress" need to go together in those big zipper storage bags (don't you love those??!!) and the projects need to be put on the shelf, not the cutting table!  Maybe then I'll have some room to work!

Well, that should take me the rest of the weekend to accomplish.  When I can walk by the sewing room and actually look in and smile, I'll consider it a "job well done" and can move on to Phase II.


BillieBee (billiemick) said...

Love you list of what "I" need to do...LOL anddd your blog page and of course I LOVE Pooh Bear! not to mention Rabbit.

Instead of making my own list (because I'm too lazy), I'm just going to print your out!



Linda said...

Feel free to use anything here,Billie :) And Rabbit can be so wise, can't he?

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