Notebooks and Plans
What would help me be more productive is a schedule although not one that goes too far ahead. Every once in a while I come across long lists of quilts I wanted to make written twenty or thirty years ago and see that I actually made very few of them. Oh, I've made a lot of quilts all right, but not the ones on the lists. It seems once I wrote them down I then promptly forgot all about them.
I did organize my stack of little quilts yesterday and discovered some I'd totally forgotten about and found others that needed to be repaired. I also realized I didn't have quite as many as I thought because I've given so many away.
Maybe I'll just try to think one doll quilt ahead and see how that goes. I have a lot of interests--gardening, reading, and knitting being the most time consuming ones after quilting--and have a tendency to flit from one project to the next plus I work two or three days a week. It's not unusual for me to be reading four or five books--fiction and non-fiction both--at the same time, working on several knitting projects--preemie hats, two scarves, a hat to give as a gift--, and, of course, quilts. Right now I'm piecing three full sized quilt tops and have one in the frame that I'm hand quilting. Yes, I love the process best of all but it's nice to actually get a project done once a while. The only thing that's saving me this month is that it's January and I can't garden. Of course, that doesn't stop me from dreaming over seed catalogs!