Having said that, I do try.
I have a nice, small, wood cabinet that I keep all my floss. When I'm working on a specific project, I pull all the floss for that project and put it in one of these floss organizers that can be purchased at your favorite big-box craft store. They come in different sizes. This is a large one, but I could have used a small one for this particular project because there are only so many colors for the 12 blocks I'll be stitching this year.
The project is called Long Time Ago In Bethlehem. The original block was published in Australian Homespun in July, 2012. I purchased a digital copy of the magazine from Zinio.com. The designer is Natasha Curtin and the kit for the entire quilt can be purchased from her here.
Any way, some of my ideas for this light-hearted interpretation are different embellishments. So they are being stored in a large plastic bin that has a lid on it. I keep all the patterns and prepared fabrics in this bin as well. When I'm ready for the next block, I can just pull it out and put the finished block in the bin to keep it clean and keep it from getting
I LOVE binders. I have them in all shapes, sizes and styles. I found this one the other day at Walmart :) And, as I told you the other day, I am in love again with dots :) Isn't it cute?
The other thing I can't live without are Post-It notes. I have them in every size and shape and color as well. I'm forever writing notes to myself and this is a perfect way to keep track of them. This is inside the front cover of the binder.
I found these lovely pages and many more designed by KerriAnne at Shabby Art Boutique as a free download. I've added them to my binder. I'm using the calendars to keep track of publishing dates for blocks of the month I want to work on this year.
This one is going to help me keep track of projects, specifically, UFOs that need to be finished this year. I'm not being pressured by anyone other than myself but I have so many that I thought I needed a plan in writing to get them accomplished. So far, so good.
I also purchased plastic dividers that have pockets in them. This page in particular is my UFO list. Again, something tangible, in writing to help me stay focused. I'm notorious for starting projects and setting them aside to work on a new favorite. Most of these have all their components, just need my attention to get them completed.
Another pocket will hold patterns for a new block of the month offered by Quilt Doodle. It's marked on my calendar and the instructions are printed and saved in this pocket. Other pockets hold ideas for my Christmas/Birthday Love stash.
My goal is that by the end of the year, this wall of projects (as organized as they are) will be completed by at least half.
Ambitious, absolutely. But my motto is:
If you are going to dream . . .
Dream BIG :)
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Wishing you a creative day.