Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Someone Hold Me Accountable

I always start the New Year out with good intentions.  Probably similar to what everyone else does, but one thing I always say is I will is make time for sewing.  Some years I start out better than others.

For this year, my goal is to keep track of my projects (I do have a few from the end of last year, I may add), and to sew for 5 hours a week, in a somewhat organized fashion.

By organized, I mean keeping my sewing room neat, as well as having a plan an an order to what I sew.  I have lots of intended projects that I would like to finish up, lots of fabric to use.

At a minimum, for here, each Sunday I hope to make a quick review of what I have completed, and the next items on my to do list.  My actual wish to do list is very long. I am thinking if I keep a list of the top 5 for each week, things will feel manageable.  Things can always be moved around, of course, but it should help me stay focused.

For this week my top five items are:

  1. Mini Axelgirls Christmas present.  All I can say is it is doll related.  Axelgirl has planned out a theme, accessories are purchased, now it is up to me to do the clothing, and pull it all together.
  2. Winter Guard flags for FHN.  Another mom and I are working on these together.  We have 33 left to do.  Luckily they are just one piece this season, so are much simpler than the ones for fall.
  3. Mini Axelgirl needs a new skating dress.  Axelgirl needs to give me the final design, and I need to get measurements but we have the fabric and it shouldn't be to difficult.
  4. Skirt and Hat for Axelgirl.  I found some suiting fabric in pink/purple/silver in my stash.  I think it would be cute in straight skirt, and she has asked for a matching hat.  I am thinking the tan one here with flowers instead of a bow.  http://mccallpattern.mccall.com/m6450-products-14897.php?page_id=104
  5. Clothing protectors for school.  Several students I work with need to use clothing protectors for drool, or while they eat.  Many that are available are to immature for high school students, or are not large enough.  I have several ideas I would like to try to see if they work.
I should add that I don't necessarily plan on finishing all of the items.  Even finishing or working on one or two, and being able to track the progress will help me feel like I have accomplished something.

I have many other things that are priority as well, but I need to narrow it down to not feel overwhelmed.  If anyone has any suggestions on how to manage a list of want to do and must dos please let me know.

Happy New Year,  May everyone have a wonderful 2013.

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