Thursday, August 16, 2007

Taking inventory, setting priorities

This week I have been busy with taking fever / pain killers, drinking a lot and not move very much - pfffft on summer flu!
I have cleaned my hands and am coughing in another direction, so I hope you are not catching the virus too.
I am surfacing again - slowly, but still it is good progress compared to the other day.

Thursday afternoon, nearly like an early start on the weekend, adding good will :-)

Anyway, I need to pick some priority projects to work on. If not, I tend to do a thread here and a thread there, with no real progress, and with a wandering mind, wanting to start new projects all the time.

I have picked these 4 projects to work on through next weekend:
  1. Leanne's House BOM - can I finish block # 5 and get a good start on block # 6 ?
  2. Nearly Insane block - you are in the sunshine again my friends - time to get some more blocks done.
  3. My Sewing Angel stitchery - a gift from a dear friend when I was so sick this winter. I could not wrap my mind around even sorting the threads then, but kept it on my desk to look at. I will make this into a tote when it is done. How much can I do through next week ?
  4. My mouse stitchery - using crayons with the stitcheries, for class purposes. My plan is to make a little drawstring purse from this one.

My plan for the autumn is to work on no more than 4 projects at a time and to go back to fairly strict fabric diet.
I want to shrink my fabric collection - so far so good this year!

I am not one for resolutions but I can do my best !
Autumn / school start is as good a time to set priorities as New Year, maybe even better, as it does not give me a feeling of having left anything behind - just new chances and good feelings :-)

19 comments:

Linda said...

Oh Hanne, so sorry to hear you've been hit with the flu. Look after yourself, lots of drinks, lots of naps and lots of chocolate.

May Britt said...

Hope you recover very soon from the flu. Your choices in projects is very good. You have done a lot on the LH thinking about it is not so long ago you started it. And the mouse is sooooo cute. I notice you are in a red/white weekend LOL
Get well very soon.
Hugs

Jeanne said...

Hanne, I hope you are feeling better very soon. You made excellent choices with the four projects you will work on through next week-end. I especially am looking forward to the NI blocks. Sending get well hugs your way.

Littlepenpen said...

Hope you are feeling better. All your projects are wonderful... hope you can get a lot accomplished.

martha said...

feel better soon-we missed you.

Gail said...

Love the nearly insane blocks; take better care of yourself and get rid of the flu!!

Yvonne said...

Hope you feel better soon. I love all those projects.

Chookyblue said...

please take care......nice sewing in the pic.......looking forward to more NI blocks........love following your progress on this....I do have the book.......

Mary said...

4 Projects at a time sounds good. I like to work on several at a time too - but if you have too many it's hard to decide what to pick up.

I like to have one being pieced, one being quilted, and one being bound and labeled!

Feel better soon!

Tazzie said...

I hope you're feeling better soon Hanne, the flu is just horrible. Your NI blocks look just lovely, and your stitcheries are always beautiful!
*hugs*
Tazzie
:-)

Norma said...

Way to stay focused! Just limiting yourself to working on 4 projects at a time! Great goals.

Suze said...

Glad to hear you are on the mend.

Once more you are the guiding light to the sanity of fewer projects and more accomplishments..............

Laila said...

Hope you will get well soon. Your projects looks just great. I love the mouse-stitchery.

Evelyn aka Starfishy said...

Hope you are feeling better very soon! How lucky that you weren't sick during your summer travels - it does sound like you have had a wonderful time being out and about!!!

Cheers!

Evelyn

Elin said...

You have made a good priority, so many nice projects. I like that expression: fabric diet...Have you seen I've started SBS project? I remember I asked you about NI some time ago, but as I'm reading Elm Creek I landed on these blocks. Today I've been at a local quilt exhibition, and there were several socalled scrap quilts, big carpets, and the were wonderful. That made me think of fabric diet...have a nice week-end!

Ms. Jan said...

I hope you feel better soon, Hanne. Being sick is such a drag, but worse during the summer, I think.
Take care.

Patti said...

Oh Hanne, I'm so sorry to read that you've been laid low by a nasty summer bug. Sounds like you are taking care of yourself - get better soon my friend, OK? There is so much you want to do - I know you have to be frustrated with being sick. Lots of cyber hugs coming your way with wishes for a quick recovery.

Anita_T said...

De skapene fra Ikea var lekre Hanne - passer perfekt inn på mitt syrom når jeg skal pusse opp. Hva heter skapene? Får en forskjellige bredder? :-D

Helen said...

Could you please let me know where you bought (or ordered) the Angel stitchery and mouse stitchery. I would love to use these patterns on my niece's quilt.
Thanks.