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Friday, August 27, 2010

Friday Focus

Remember way back to August 16, 2010? Neither did I, so I looked it up. I said I was hoping to make one of these paper pieced star blocks a day. Really, I thought it was do-able. I am a dreamer, I had big plans. I'm sure glad there is no real deadline for this quilt top.

The only deadline is the one I have self imposed. I'd really, really like to get this quilted before retreat in October. With only 4 more blocks to make, I am hoping to achieve this goal. I just need to make my focus list and pay attention to it.

Next topic--organizing my stash.........today at Stash Manicure is a very motivating post. Is it possible to create order from my chaos? Of course it is! I just need to set aside some time and get to it. Just like eating an elephant, take one small bite at a time. (When looking for a link for elephant eating, I came across this great post about goal setting.) I will be like the Little Engine That Could. I think I can, I think I can.

So now I will get off the computer, restart the washer, fold that load of laundry, make my list and get busy. On that list will be some sewing time! I only have 4 more blocks to make and they are already cut and ready to sew!!!


Diane said...

You can do it!! I think about your "focus" post many, many times-since I tend to lose mine regularly!!
I'll check back on you later! I'm getting off this computer now too! right after I check a couple more things out....:)

Anonymous said...

I'm terribly lazy, I never set goals for myself as I beat myself up if I don't meet them! I'm more of a "live for the moment" kind of girl, somedays I can flat boogie through my "to do" items, sometimes I get absolutely nothing at all accomplished... and I'm happy with both kinds of days!

I think you should just enjoy the ride, whatever gets done will be awesome!

Gina said...

I'm a goal setter and list maker. It's so nice to be able to cross things off a list. No matter how small an item.
Love those PP'd blocks

Love and hugs Gina xxx

scraphappy said...

I had fun with your post and followed all the links through to the end. The blocks are looking great, with only 4 more to do I hope you make good progress. I'm looking forward to seeing the finished quilt. Now with motivation from you I'm off the computer and off to sew some.

Laurie said...

My son just went on medication for ADD. I sure exhibit the same symtoms..have trouble focusing on one thing; although I call it MOTHERHOOD. These stars will make a beautiful bright quilt.