Wednesday, December 20, 2006

Where has the time gone?

Christmas is a few days away and what sewing have I done? EEEEK! None. It's been a busy season, and though I did do costuming for a show, I made zero gifts, zero stockings, zero placemats this year. Unbelievable. This will never do.

In the past, I've made ornaments every year, making a mini quilt and stuffing it or piecing pretty fabrics together and hanging them on the tree. I'd say this is the first year in eons that I've not made anything for the tree. And why is this?

Time management. I am still working on Alyson's quilt made of her grandparents clothes and am planning all the time to work on projects that I want to start. I'm hand sewing a cathedral window quilt (the black and white with denim one). Both were hoped to be done by Christmas, but they're not.

I want to sew every day. I tend to sew once a week or so. For 2007, I think I'll work on that goal. The only way to get sewing done is to do it. It's got to be a priority or it won't be touched. I tend to set it aside for other tasks and make it a secondary item, but it's not. It should be closer to the top of the list of things to do.
Sewing plans for 2007:
Finish Alyson's quilt(commissioned).
Finish the Cathedral Window.
Make a few scrubs for sale.
Make some clothes for myself.
Work on doll clothes and doll quilts for
Make a few Christmas items for sale and to keep.
Try to sew every day.
I don't have "I love sewing" for my license plate for nothing :)

02/27/11 update: Donation Dolls is no longer with us, but I have finished the Alyson quilt, finished the Cathedral Window and started others, never made the scrubs, and the other items are ongoing. It's fun to look back and see what I was doing at an earlier time!