It's Wednesday and what am I really working on? Well, I'm not quilting today, I'm instead putting in some much needed time organizing my desk, files within my computer, and even quilting designs.
I've been designing quilts since I started quilting in 2005 and I still have every original pattern I ever drew, unless it was so totally ugly and horrid I threw it out. Creating free motion quilting designs didn't start until 2009, and it certainly added to my stash of sketches, doodles, and miscellaneous designs sketched on little bits of paper.
I'm terrified of throwing anything away in case I forget something, so you'd think I would have figured out a good system of organization for all this stuff if it's so important.
Nope. Lots of bits of paper. No organization whatsoever.
Case in point was the top of my desk, which when I began pulling the unlabeled, unorganized bins down was so mixed up I found two goddess designs in with a block of the month I once planned, on top of the sketches for a new jacket pattern. How in the world would I have found any of this stuff had I actually been wanting to find it?!
One thing I'm learning today - it is one thing to buy a box for stuff to go into. The NEXT STEP is to label the box and put only one thing, or one set of things into it! It is a 2 part process Leah!
After a good bit of digging around and shuffling around, I managed to clean up my space to this glory of organization.
Yes, my bins are organized! Yes, they even have LABELS!I still have tons of bits of paper all over my desk and computer monitor, but just look at those bins!
Now it's time to tackle the computer. Turns out I have 3 files in 3 different locations for taxes. Geez...this is going to take awhile...
Let's go quilt,