A Stash Busting Week

I’ve had several comments and several e-mails from those of you who were very surprised at how much stash busting you did last week. We sometimes don’t realize how much we’ve done until we see our accomplishments set out on a list. Making a list really helps me in almost every aspect of my life. Seeing my list, I either realize that I did great and accomplished way more than I think I did or I realize I was a slacker and need to do better.

Here are some ideas that may help us all:

  • Make a list of what you really want to get done this week. It may only be one small item but you’ll feel a great sense of accomplishment when you get it done. Without a list, I seem to have less direction. Don’t put so much on your list that you know you’ll never get it all done. You’re setting yourself up to miss the mark if you do that.
  • If you’re thinking about sewing or quilting, get up and go do it. I’ll sit here sometimes for way too long getting ready to go do something.
  • Document your accomplishments! It may be as little as folding fabric and putting it back on the shelf or cutting binding for a quilt that’s been almost finished for 2 years. When you go back at the end of the week and see all the little things you did, they’ll add up and you’ll be so jazzed about what you’ve done this week.

We have the entire week ahead of us .. a lot of days left til time to post our Sunday Stash Busting Reports. Make each day count. Remember . . once today .. this last Monday in November . . is gone, we’ll never get it back.

And, I do realize it’s the holidays and many of you work at outside the home jobs or have small children or elderly parents to care for. We’re not all going to have a list a mile long on Sunday but if you do what makes you feel good . . no matter how large or how small . . then you’re a winner and you’re a STASH BUSTER! No one is competing with anyone. We’re all doing this for our own selves!

May you all go to bed tonight feeling great about something you’ve done today!

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    deputyswife says

    I know what you mean. I honestly thing some, maybe most, men are unable to think or plan ahead. My husband is one of them. I can’t tell you how many times I have wanted to bang my head against the wall in frustration. I still love him, but he does drive me batty at times!

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    Erin says

    ditto about men! good idea Judy! I am making a list for this week and will see how much I actually stick with it!

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    mamaspark says

    I am helping on a quilt raffle for work and there have been several quilters that walk by and chat about life and quilts. Some of them have been lamenting that they have unfinished projects at home that just need to be quilted. So I have been handing out my LAQ’s number like crazy (with her blessing). Since I am helping others reduce their stash does this count? = )