Yesterday, Annie, a reader from Wisconsin, emailed me that she too had UFOs and had difficulty getting things accomplished. She asked the question, "Why is it so difficult to stick with one project until done?" I have often wondered that myself! As I walked away from my computer I thought about Simon Sinek's words about list making. What had happened to my daily list? I realized over the past few months I’d become very lazy and stopped doing that. So I got out my paper and put "Finish Christmas Table Runner" at the top of my list.
Determined, I worked all day quilting that table runner and spent this morning adding the binding. I may have gotten a shot of dopamine when I checked it off my list, but I also learned a few things:
- I need a plan. I am disgruntled, unhappy, and totally dissatisfied with the quilting on this table runner. It had sat on my work table for days as I tried to decide how to quilt it. Unable to make a decision, I just picked it up and started quilting. Big mistake!
- Never be in a hurry. I should have given myself a time frame and not tried to finish it in one day. Hurrying makes for sloppy work.
- It is best to practice, practice, practice before you start free motion quilting on a new project. I hadn’t done any free motion quilting in a while and was really out of practice. So, now I intend to add practice to my daily list. Even if it is for only 15 minutes!
- To pick up your passport for the The Country Fair Road Tour of 2017 held October 12, 13, & 14
AT THE ATTIC WINDOW QUILT SHOP
- Bee Hive, Wednesday, Sept. 27
- Cookbook BOM, Wednesday, Sept. 27
- Beginning Hand Applique, Wednesday, Sept. 27
- Doll Bee, Thursday, Sept. 28
- Beginning Quilting, Thursday (afternoon and evening), Sept. 28
- Stitch-In, Friday, Sept. 29
- Machine Applique Scrappers, Saturday, Sept. 30
ON ANOTHER NOTE:
- My Bear Paw has a tutorial for a Liberty Pants Panda. It is so cute and I wonder if it will fit inside an Altoids Tin? It will make a cute gift for my little great granddaughters.
Caroll,Caring, Sharing, Creating Smiles