A group I belong to on Yahoo called Stashbusters has this 'JOT' or 'Just One Thing' motto. It means try to focus on just one thing to get it done, instead of looking at the big picture and getting so intimidated by the totality of what needs to be done that you get nothing done.
My JOT for yesterday was to sew the appliques on the borders of my animals quilt. I got some of it done, which is good. I decided after getting about half the appliques done, that I would only concentrate on the colored pieces for now. I got everything done except blue and green yesterday, plus a bunch of the trees.
Today, my JOT is to do all the greens and blues... there aren't a lot of blues, but there ARE a lot of green leaves, so I've got a job in front of me. Today is going to be a busy day, so I'm hoping I get them done.
When the colors are done, I will still have a lot of neutral appliques to sew down, but I can work on those on Weds at my weekly sew-in and not have to carry all my thread with me - just my box of neutrals.
Here's the quilt on my design wall with the partially-done borders just pinned up on the sides to show what I'm working on.
One, Two, Three
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