Saturday, September 25, 2010

Getting Myself Organized

I realized this week that I have lots of things that have to be done like... NOW! Well, they are not all due now, but they are all things that I should be working on. I was thinking about everything on Tuesday night and my head was starting to spin trying to figure out what has to be done and when. Wednesday, I made myself a list with due dates and I am feeling much better about getting it all done.

I'm going to share it here so that I can keep track and start marking things off.
  • Quilt wall hanging for retiring co-worker - more when I get it done and post about it
  • Quilt quilt for Shellie - I was stressing about this because I didn't have a quilting plan in my head, but after a few emails with Shellie, I am planning on loading this quilt as soon as I get the wall hanging quilted.
  • Quilt quilt for Regina
  • Write up last Board meeting minutes for the Guild. As soon as I am finished with this, I will be done with my secretarial duties! :)
  • Sleeve help at the Yarn Shop for the sweater (see below)
  • Email local quilt shops for the December Guild meeting - we are having a traveling shop hop where all the shops come to our meeting so that the members can shop
  • Quilt for Meghan's 16th birthday
  • Quilt for Granma's 80th birthday and Christmas
  • Prep for October 21st retreat
  • Pin cushion swap due Sept 30 but that I would like to mail by Tuesday
  • Prep items for Fall Into Fall giveaway
Needless to say, I am feeling a little better about what needs to be done and when it has to be finished. I would also like to be able to get the Which Witch? wall hangings done so that I can mail those out, but they are a much lower priority than the rest of this. But I will be working on them on Sunday when I get together with the Girlzzz to sew. :)

Today, I plan on working on the wall hanging to get that done so that I can show it off. It's very pretty! :)

In just a few minutes, I will be heading out to Lambikin's, the yarn shop, for the next step(s) on the sweater. I finally got the sweater back done this week and we are redesigning the sleeves so they are not fluted. I'm hoping that I can get the front and back sewn together at the shoulders too so that I can get help on the neck finishing and learn the correct way to sew pieces together. Then, I should be able to finish the sweater on my own.

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Maxie wants a sweater of his own, I think!

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12 comments:

LuAnn said...

Beautiful knitting. I love the color!!!

Ruthie said...

That's quite a list and October 21st will be here before we know it!

Cheryl Willis said...

Im working on my pin cushion swap item today. hope to mail early next week. I 'found' several really neats ones at the quilt show but didn't cheat and purchase one. Did come up with some ideals for TO DO's!
cw

Infinity Quilter/Knitter said...

That's a pretty big to-do list. Good luck keeping on track. The sweater front and back looks good. Hope it went well working on the sleeves. Max definitely could use a sweater...winter will be here before we know it.

Libby said...

Pretty pretty knitting!! I LOVE making lists when I'm feeling overwhelmed!! It really helps to see it all written down. and it's great to mark stuff off when you are done!! You go Girl!

Ted and Donna said...

Beautiful quilt for your retiring friend. I'm sure she will treasure it! And ... whew! I'm tired just reading your list.

PunkiePie said...

Your sweater is really coming along. And that's quite a list. I hope it keeps you on track!

scraphappy said...

Sometimes making a list can help with the mental organization of knowing what to do next. Sometimes its fun to just grab something and go.

Amy (lilme2_99) said...

That is quite the list; but so well organized! One project at a time, and that list will be depleted in no time :0)

Cindy said...

And Maxie thinks he needs to add something to your list so he'll have something done in time for Christmas....

Jackie said...

That's quite a list! I feel better if I have it all written down too.

Stray Stitches said...

I'm a list making too - don't necessarily follow it but I do make the list. The color of your sweater is beautiful. I'm sure Maxie would love a sweater - Snickerdoodle wears hers every winter.