Tuesday, 7 March 2017
Needlework Tuesday - Not Quite a Bullet Journal, but it's mine
The ones in the stores don't suit my needs which cross all sorts of areas and interests. This first one while include a lot of trial and error, though by the time I'm ready for a next book, I'll have a much better idea of what I want and need.
First of all, buy a book with good quality paper. This one was cheap and the paper is rather thin. It is recommended to choose one with a dotted grid making it easy to go free-form and to add sketches if needed. The silver bows are from gift boxes I received recently and were too pretty to throw out.
I started out with a To Do list. Note that I have only 5 items on it. This is a realistic amount to be considering. If I'd put any more on it, every time I looked at it I would be overwhelmed.
(I had to include the pen to give the camera something to focus on, it was going nuts with all the white).
I write realistic goals. I don't say "Finish quilt", instead I break it down to pieces such as: cut background fabrics, cut contrast fabric, piece block A's, attach binding, make and attach label. Each are more easily achievable goals.
In the left hand margin you can see the actual bullets. Dots, X's and arrows. A dot to list an item, an X to show it's complete and and arrow > to show it is carried forward to the next week.
Unlike many people, this is not my daily planner, I use the one on my cell phone. I wanted a book solely for my needlework which seems to take a lot more planning than the rest of my life.
Feel free to share a link to your post about your needlework planner. It doesn't have to be a newly written post, I am curious about what works for you.
Needlework Tuesday is a regular weekly post where I share the progress of my various needlework projects over the past week. I enjoy the encouragement that I receive from my readers and in return visit their blogs and cheer them on with theirs. You are welcome to grab the cute little mouse and create your own Needlework Tuesday post. Leave a comment with a link and I'll be sure to visit with you.
Thanks for all your book recommendations last week. I'll keep them in mind when I'm looking for future reads.
Mister Linky is waiting below for a link to your current needlework