What do you call them? Do we really have to call them anything? Do we call it something based on our progress? Half done? Is it top? Is it blocks?
Our January guild speaker, Cynthia Gentit, an expert in organizing all kinds of spaces, talked about how we could organize our sewing rooms. I went home & made a list of my projects in the works. I'm not as bad as some, I discovered, but still have quite a few. And did I actually go in the basement to find the rest, the older, the totally forgotten???? No....not so much.
Pat Sloan also does some on-line help towards organzing. She says an important part is analyzing your work & making that important call "Do I REALLY want to finish this?" Or have my tastes just changed, no longer interested in completing that project. After all, life IS too short--sometimes we just need to move on.
So, I pulled things out, got out the label maker, made lists. One is just a list of works in progress. That is a more positive term, don't you think? It's more hopeful..... They're not 'unfinished', which is cold, harsh, not optimistic. They weren't abandoned; just 'unfinished'!!
I found this works for me really well! I don't have to think too much, don't have to 'be in the mood' already. When you get moving, you ARE in the mood. Make the most of your time.
Active sewing projects go on my design wall. It's covered in a beige flannel & blocks stick to it without pins. I can stand back, see how I like the arrangement. A design wall is an absolute must!
But, OMG, look at that new issue of Modern Patchwork 2013, look at that pattern! I've GOT to make that!! As my friend said, 'LOOK there's a squirrel.....
OFF I go! Hey......it works for me!