Sunday, December 14, 2008

Priorities

After two years of trying to find the right formula for a reasonable monthly stitching goal, I do believe I have finally found it.
  1. Choose one Focus project, usually a BAP or medium-to-large project, and work on it steadily throughout the month ... carrying it over into as many months as needed.
  2. Choose one medium sized project to complete during the month.
  3. Start and finish as many smalls as needed to keep the mix interesting and provide the necessary gratification of frequent finishes, never having more than two smalls in progress at any given moment.
  4. Finish two sewing finishes from the backlog basket each month and keep up with current finishes.
With these goals in place, a high level of interest can still be maintained by exploring new fibers, culling new finishing techniques from the wide variety of blogs to be found on the net, cultivating on-line friendships with a few of my favorite bloggers, having a monthly contest on my own blog offerring gently-used charts or interesting new fibers as prizes, learning new specialty stitches and getting serious about my own design ideas, particularly the Ghandi quote sampler.

2 comments:

Erynne said...

I'm going to see if this will work for me. I'm just not getting as much done as I'd like to and it bothers me to no end. It sounds like your schedule is just as busy as mine is these days, yet you pump out so much more than I do; I must be doing something wrong or else I'm just the slowest stitcher ever, haha. Whatever the case may be, I shall persevere!!

Have a great week Riona!

Dani - tkdchick said...

Best of luck!