Tuesday, January 15, 2013
Good morning everyone. I am up early and excited to get working today. Yesterday, I had a GOOD day of working. I have a pile of prototype-half way finished-maybe patterns on my work table. Some of them I have sewn 20 times, seriously, and the piece does not turn out how I want it too. I tweak the pattern and come back to it. It's been driving me crazy. Yesterday, I felt like sewing so I came back to the pile, pick a few of the projects and started tackling them. I am so happy to say, I have three finished projects. Yippee! Two will be sewing patterns and one will hopefully be going to a magazine. I am feeling like super woman now. Well, at least in the sewing room.
Yesterday was a perfect example of how I am going to try working this year. When I'm waking up, drinking my coffee, and checking my e-mails I'm also assessing what I feel like doing that day. These days I find myself designing a lot. And you need to have your creative hat on when your designing. You know, you gotta be feeling it.
So yesterday I was feeling the sewing...today....it's making beads and some other clay do-dads....
My break through got me thinking about Things. I have been meaning to tell you about it. If you have a Mac there is an app for your laptop called Things. I have been using it for about six months now and love it. It's a giant to do list. You know how I love making lists! Before I had Things, my problem was I had so many things going on that I would make a big list and it would be so long that a few days later I would have to make another and then another. It made me keep thinking of all of the things I needed to get finished. That's when I decided to look around at my options. I have always been a die hard pen and notebook carrying girl. I didn't like the idea of a computer list. But this is a list makers dream. You can categorize your lists. I have a sewing list, a design list, a holiday projects list,etc. When I think of something I need to do I can add it and then forget about it. If there's a deadline with the item, I can schedule it as well so it pops up when I need to get working on it. Feel like I can't describe how great this has been for me. It has freed my mind to think of other things besides what I need to do next. Unfortunately, it's not PC compatible or my husband would have it as well. I talk so much about how great it is. You can see it here.
Anybody else use things? or something else? Or got an good time organizing advice?
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