It is a challenge, as temptation lurks in full view when I go to the quiltshop. Most of the time I am really good, other times, ... I have no self control. We are all human, after all. If I go with a list, it keeps me focused. Coming home with what I need.
About September 2013, I had to do a search for a piece a of fabric which I needed to finish a block. The end result was interesting, I found the piece of fabric. As I was unpacking my cupboard, I sorted fabrics which I had bought for specific quilts into piles, then I came across the patterns for these. So I added them to the fabrics. Neat, now everything was together.
Why had I never done this before? The rest of my house is super organized. I have everything in clear boxes, so it is easy to find. So I was a bit mystified by this. Do I need my creative muse, to have everything disorganized all over my sewing room?
Off I went to the local craft store, bought project organizers and the rest is history. If I need to go to my quilting group, I take my box and I don't have to run around looking for anything. It is all in the box, the pattern, fabric, thread, needles, scissors and my thimble. The result is staggering. I am finishing more projects and have become more productive. I have surprised even myself.
Last week I finished this quilt (Hearts-All-A-Flutter). My reward, I can now start a new project!
Love Entwined here I come.