Thursday, November 1, 2012

Two Month To-Do

I shared a little of my sewing/crafting to-do list yesterday, in lieu of a true WiP post.  Today though, I wanted to get a detailed and comprehensive list down here.  I have so many ideas swimming around in my head, and I think there's probably no better place than here to get it all out so I can start making things happen.  For me, there's just something about making a list that spurs my motivation.

I'm going to list things in some order of priority and/or deadline.  Things that really NEED to get done will be highlighted, things that aren't highlighted would be nice to get done, but not necessary.  These items are really just the things that I'd like to get done by the end of 2012.  There are an endless amount of projects I want to do in my lifetime, so for now, I'll just count Pinterest as that list.  ;)  I'll update this post as I check things off the list.  Not that I expect anyone to come back and check on me, but this is really just for me.

  1. Finish Scrappy Stash QAL quilt (must be done by 11/13)
    • Sashing completed 11/1
    • Basting completed 11/9
    • Quilting completed 11/12
    • Binding completed 11/13
  2. Finish secret project #1 (will be revealed towards the end of the month) completed 11/6
  3. Finish secret project #2 (has been promoted to Christmas gift) near completion 11/30
  4. Decoupage pumpkins  did not complete, on hold for next year
  5. Finish maple leaf wall hanging did not complete, on hold for next year
  6. Christmas quilt
  7. Advent calendar did not complete, on hold for next year
  8. Christmas table runner <--in progress 11/27
  9. Drawstring bags for wrapping Christmas gifts
  10. Various secret Christmas gifts <-- in progress 11/6 (ordered supplies, taking a very long time to ship)
  11. Coloring kits for Christmas gifts <-- in progress
    • possible tutorial
  12. Sew curtains for LT's room <-- on hold for next year
  13. Get sewing room organized completed 11/6
So with about 8 weeks left in the year, I figure if I can knock out 2 items most weeks, I can get it all done.  At the very least, getting one highlighted thing done per week will at least get all those important things done. I feel good with this little schedule because it doesn't put a lot of pressure on me to get EVERYTHING done.  And since half of the highlighted items are partially complete, it shouldn't be too hard to fit in some extra things too.  

Now I'm super motivated to get cracking on these projects!  Do you have a list like this that you're sharing on your blog?  Let me know, I'd love to see it!  It might remind me of something else I wanted to do.  Ha!


  1. I love this! I've thought of making a list like this but haven't ever followed through. I want to make a "page" that has all my works in progress on it with links to posts. I hope you check everything off your list by the end of the year! Best of luck :D

  2. Oh man that is quite a list! I hope your list helps you manage the load. I've found recently that because of the stuff i want to get done, i dont end up blogging!
    I'm also making an advent calendar - mine is based off the Sew Mama, Sew tutorial, which is mostly a way to integrate pockets into a quilt. Im using stamps instead of applique which is helping the process go much faster!


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