Do you set goals? Could be sewing goals, housework goals, cooking goals. I do so much better when I set goals and for those who are participating in the Design Wall Monday posts, I think you’ll agree that some measure of accountability helps us stay on track.
Every night before I go to bed, I make sure there are three things on my “to do” list. Those are the three things I have to do before I can start sewing. It’s always three very do-able things so I don’t set goals too high and then not get them done. It’s not things like unload the dishwasher, do the laundry . . those are things that have to be done no matter what. For example, this morning’s list was:
- Clean lights and mirrors in upstairs bathrooms
- Wipe down cabinets and inside doors with Murphy’s Oil Soap solution
- Clean outside of front door
Tomorrow’s list includes:
- Clean glass in downstairs doors
- Clean family room blinds
- Sweep ceiling in ramp room
None of those are things I do every day but they need doing every now and then.
This time of year there are so many things that pop up that I hadn’t planned, it’s kinda hard to stay on track with my sewing goals, especially if I don’t have them written down and in plain sight. It’s really hard to plan things out very far in advance because who knows when I’m going to pick enough tomatoes to have to can a batch or get enough basil to make pesto for the freezer so I’m going to start putting my sewing goals for the day in each morning’s blog post and the next day, I’ll add a note about the progress I made on those goals.
Setting goals doesn’t work for everyone (or so they tell me) but setting goals, sharing those goals and then feeling accountable helps me stay on track so I’m going to try it for a while and see if I get more done.
Sewing Goals for Monday, June 28:
- Finish all 35 blocks for rust and green quilt (don’t panic — 10 blocks are already made and components of many other are ready)
- Sew the blocks into rows
- Cut squares for quarter square triangles for rust and green quilt
Let’s hope this works and results in more progress in the sewing room.