I feel like I’ve been around in circles lately! I think all quilt makers get to that point sometime or another. For me, it’s when I have so many projects and commitments swirling around in my head it’s hard to keep them all straight.
I have definitely learned as I have gotten older that I must keep lists of what I need to get done. Not only does it help me not to forget anything I need to get done, but I also find I am able to accomplish more when I write it down. Plus it’s very satisfying to cross things off a list!
Last year I had an Erin Condren planner. If you spend any time on the internet you will come across these planners referenced pretty often–and they are truly the Rolls Royce of planners–all the bells and whistles–worth the spendy price but more than I needed in a planner.
This year I decided to go with a Plum Paper Planner. I am very pleased with my purchase! Not quite all the bells and whistles–still enough to be fancy, and more in tune with my budget. I’m more of a Jeep girl instead of a Rolls Royce girl anyway. =)
Once I could start writing down my weeks again, I have felt a bit more settled with all of my various projects. Still a lot going on but more manageable!
I have had some new fabric purchases roll in lately. One of my favorites is this little stack of Sweet as Honey by Bonnie Christine for Art Gallery Fabrics. I loved Reminisce and Sweet as Honey is just as pretty. I think Bonnie and I are on the same wavelength colorwise–just love the colors she chooses for her lines! I think her two lines of fabric play together quite nicely–Reminisce is the little stack on the right.
I took a little bit of time this weekend for a fun fabric pull for an upcoming project I’ll be working on. I really like this little collection of flowers & cherries. I’ve got a couple more prints on the way from Fabric Shack to round out my choices before I start cutting and sewing.
Here’s hoping to a week filled with lots of marked off checklists!