I have never been a good multi-tasker, and that especially applies to working on projects. I like to start a project and work on it until it’s finished. That means letting everything else go.
Obviously, that doesn’t work very well in my life, so I am trying to “retrain” myself by giving myself small tasks on projects that can be accomplished in short bursts. I’m also trying really hard to keep my sewing room organized so I can work on more than one project at a time.
This week, the short burst strategy has worked well as I’ve taken a few minutes every day to work on the quilting UFO I have designated for this month from my local quilters’ guild. I explained a couple of days ago that we were to list and number all of our UFOs and then work on the one with the number that was drawn for the month.
For me, that was a Churn Dash Table Runner that I bought as a kit a couple years ago.
I have managed to complete the top in short bursts of cutting and sewing. Now it’s a matter of quilting it, which I’d like to do by machine. However, that will be a crunch point because I’m still not confident with machine quilting and I have to remind myself that one of the reasons I bought this kit was so that I could practice machine quilting.
I have to fight the urge to quilt it by hand, which would mean it would take a lot longer to finish. But only if I don’t get up the nerve to start the machine quilting.