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Thread: Do you make lists?

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    I don't make lists of projects very often. Christmas crafting time I do. I also have a new OCD candidate --my list of gotta haves for my Bernina 380 ---- made a list of what is available, marked off what came with the machine and have been marking off as I purchase more. LOL I think everyone has a style they develop through experience. We may not write it down, but generally we have some sort of method in the madness to which projects we are working on.

    Quote Originally Posted by Jo C View Post
    I keep a little notebook listing all of my projects, ideas etc. it helps me keep track of QALs, due dates, etc. i recently started to make a list of what i want to accomplish during the week. For example, i know there will be a block of the week so i write that down. Then perhaps i need to make a backing or a binding. I set weekly goals for WIPs. Boy this has helped so much. Don't always get it all done but it sure keeps me from staring off into space wondering what i should do next. I make the weeks list on Saturday nite. Keeping track on a computer spreadsheet doesn't work for me. With my list and notebook in front of me, i can roll along.

    Does anyone have a method to stay organized on a short term goals? I'd love additional ideas!

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    For quilting, I use 3 x 5 cards to tell myself what I need to work on next. I also use them remind myself that I have to take a picture of something that is done. I can put them on the bulletin board in the sewing room or just leave them sitting on (or near) the sewing machine. Works great.

    I also make lists of other stuff too. Movies coming on in next week, things I need to tell my sister. All kinds of stuff. You should see me getting ready to go on a vacation.... Yikes. There goes another tree.
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    Yes, I keep notes on all my quilting projects. Materials and where I get them. I keep notes how long it takes me and for whom the quilt is for. I also take pictures of quilts from the pile of material, cut out, pieced, laid out, and the final product. Then, I upload the pictures to either Snapfish or Shutterfly and make a book of the progress on the quilts with notes about each one. I have made 2 books over the last 1 1/2 years of quilting. With coupons from these companies (only do it with specials and/or coupons), I now have books with my quilts in them and a record of dates and name of the quilts, and who they were created for including me!
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    I make a list at the beginning of each weekend of what I want to achieve. As I "do" I cross of each item - sometimes I am happy as to just how much I have achieved and others well !!!!!!!!

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    Since we office in our house, there are lists all over, can't throw a piece of paper away, it may be someone's list.ha. I do make shopping lists. DH makes lists all the time on fool's cap.

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    Lists? NOTEBOOKS filled with ideas, most of which I will probably not live long enough to complete
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    Quote Originally Posted by Boston1954 View Post
    For quilting, I use 3 x 5 cards to tell myself what I need to work on next. I also use them remind myself that I have to take a picture of something that is done. I can put them on the bulletin board in the sewing room or just leave them sitting on (or near) the sewing machine. Works great.

    I also make lists of other stuff too. Movies coming on in next week, things I need to tell my sister. All kinds of stuff. You should see me getting ready to go on a vacation.... Yikes. There goes another tree.

    I love this idea! Talk about a visual!

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    Quite a variety of how to make lists!

    Linda

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    [John Newton (1725-1807)]

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    This summer I made a list of everything I needed to complete by the time school started. I make my own Christmas cards and except the verse those are finished. I have one book I made that I need to put together. My Quilting projects I have to finish by Christmas are done. Now, I am working on crazy quilt blocks for pillows for gifts.

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    I am retired. No more lists or deadlines. I sew when I want to and I like it that way.

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