When it came time for New Year’s resolutions, Dear friend and Pascoe Patcher – KB -said
“Don’t do the New Year resolutions thing BUT I say that THIS year I will clean up the sewing room! If I don’t there will be no sewing!”
Well that made me wonder about my own pile of patchwork projects and how to tackle them for 2017.
With so many UFO’s lurking in plastic tubs on shelves in the house and in his shed, it’s where to start that’s got me thinking.
How to tackle the pile of patchwork projects? Which direction to choose?
1. Deadline: If there is a family event or a Guild Exhibition coming up?
2. Mood: What do you feel like doing right now?
3. Time: How much discretionary time is available right now?
4. Technique: Are the speciality rulers, tools, or threads close at hand?
5. Machines: Is the sewing machine set up for piecing or quilting?
6. Space: Is the dining room table free at the moment?
7. Schedule: Have you set up self-disciplined plans or goals?
8. Classes: Is it for a class or a friendship group?
9. Supplies: Is there enough fabric to finish it?
10. Procrastinate: Too many choices, just give up and go and clean the bathroom instead?
Well for 2017, I’ve chosen Schedule. My plan is to not start anything new – that I don’t already have planned or a bit of in the stash – and a goal is to improve my UFO finish rate, no matter how big or small the projects are. DH added, “… and then find a home for them – somewhere else!” Oh dear, methinks that’s a reflection on the tubs of UFO’s on the shelves in his shed.
How do you decide to tackle your pile of patchwork projects?