|More for my pile of stash!|
Really, I'm not complaining about having a stash - but it's frustrating to get home, only to be reminded of what I needed for an incomplete project while piling my shelves with more stash!
This same BUG overtakes me again in my constant browsing of Quilting magazines. I fall in love with fabric pictured, wanting to try an adored block, or take on the new challenge or trick. Then when ready to sew, I spend wasted hours skimming the same magazines, trying to remember where I saw that specific project, idea, trick, and list of needed fabric items!
|I really am so blessed!|
My PLAN began with 3 bins and the need of a notebook.
|Dream project from magazine|
|I love this Red/White pattern!|
For my DREAM BIN, I copied the scanned page I wish to make and place it in a 2 gallon plastic bag. I sorted through my stash to find items that would work for the project, and placed them in the plastic bag with the photo.
|Bins organizing project bags|
On CUTTING DAY, I cut everything needed and return it all to the bag, placing it now in the SEWING BIN.
So far, this plan is working well for me!
Leisurely BROWSING magazines on my patio with the occasional bookmark make it easy to scan pages later.
SHOPPING is not such a scattered brained adventure because I know exactly what I am hunting for, saving both money and time.
CUTTING days and SEWING days fit around my care-giving schedule. Because everything for the project is in the bag, I'm not wasting time gathering thread, pattern, fusible web, binding or borders.
|Two more bins would help!|
The little joys of organization are actually seeing a day's accomplishments progress to another bin!