I have been on the go, and the one thing...Okay, TWO things that I have not been able to do is finish bindings, and concentrate on applique.
Now, I have made progress on finishing up the bindings, because I had a minor panic attack (not really, but you know what I mean) when I went to put away my 31 YARDS of new backing. There was nowhere to set it that didn't already have a project, just waiting for a few hours of attention.
I took stock of my sewing room, and decided that I could spend one hour, at some point, on the following day, to finish my current top. (yup.... it was one hour from completion and spread over every flat surface.)
Fast forward to the next morning, and I put in my hour as soon as I finished my daily walk.
Huh. That was easy.
So, before I left my sewing room, I tucked the finished top onto the stack of tops, added the scraps to my scrap pile that was waiting to be carved up, and layed out my next project...the binding...
Just before bed that night, I asked myself, "what will make this job FEEL quicker?" And since sitting down at the sewing machine,right away, makes me more inclined to sew, I took 10 minutes to carve up the 2 yards of binding fabric I had purchased (the week BEFORE the 31 yards of backing), count out the number of strips that this quilt would need, put the leftovers away in the binding draw, and prepare the binding for this quilt.
Can you guess what happened the next morning?
What started out as a chore had transformed into a piece of low-hanging fruit because I took small,easy steps to make the whole job FEEL quicker, easier, and less...huge.
Folding up that finished quilt and admiring the empty space in my sewing room gave me an endorphin rush. No kidding! And with that little, tiny high, I looked around my sewing room and wondered if there was any other low-hanging fruit, lurking....
What project is throwing your sewing space into chaos? Are there any baby steps that you can take, right now, to diminish the enormity of that task?