Exactly one month ago I started my new “In the Bag” system of organizing my projects. I am happy to report that it has been a success so far! In this month I have completed one quilt top, made significant progress on four others, started a new quilt, completed a Snuggie and am almost finished with another Snuggie. For me, that is huge! I think the reason why this is working, is that I have modified a system that already works in my work life. By having realistic goals, and reducing the projects to a manageable size, I have set myself up to succeed, not fail. Additionally, I am keeping myself accountable by keeping a sewing journal. Every time that I sew, I write in the journal either about that day’s work, or ideas for upcoming projects.
Also keeping me on track is the at least eight hours of sewing that I dedicate to working on projects each week. By sticking to that, I am able to see real progress each time I sew and that gets me excited. Before, I was only seeing the hours and hours of work ahead of me, now, I am seeing all the hard work I have done translated into lovely quilts!
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