If you are like me, you have more than one idea going on in your creative mind, and more than one project waiting to be made. Here are a few things that I do to keep myself organized, and on track.
- I keep each project in a bag or small box while I am gathering the components that I feel I will need for that project.
- As I am gathering, I draw out my ideas for the design and keep these with any written notes that I want to include in the creation in the project bag or box.
- I keep a swatch card for each project, which includes a swatch of the fabrics, a small section of each thread with the name and color number of the thread listed. This way if I need to buy more, I can easily do this.
- I also find it important to document the stitches that I am using on a project. This way if I must leave a project to work on another, I can refer to my notes for the number of wraps for a French knot or keep a record of how many strands of floss that I used.
Another great way to keep your year organized, is my book the Embellished Art Embroidery Project Planner. This is great for busy people, and will help you to keep all your projects organized and documented with an easy to use timeline that that you can refer to.
Happy Stitching to you! ~Christen