This is today's finished quilt. I had to fight it every step of the way because I could barely get my hopping foot to go in certain areas. It wasn't what I wanted to quilt on it, just the only thing I could quilt. It had very thick places that wouldn't have worked in a design.
I've been thinking of ways I can improve my blog. I did learn to add a list to the side bar but I want to learn more. I really like the way Bonnie Hunter has two blogs. (write on list-learn to add a link) One for everyday journaling and one for quilt patterns and such. I'm thinking I could do two also. One for my thoughts and ideas of running a quilting business and one for my topper friends about piecing tops.
Now is just not the time for sitting, reading, and learning. I've also been thinking of ways to improve my quilting business. Some would think re-organize, I think improve. Although I believe the two words are interchangeable.
During the Christmas rush is not the time for making changes or organizing. It's the time for concentrating on getting as many finished as possible before Santa makes his famous sleigh ride. There is quite enough stress going on finishing the Christmas quilts; it doesn't make sense to add more stress by trying to reorganize right now.
The Christmas rush is the time to see what isn't working. If something bothers you during this time - say for example - you don't like the position of your ironing table next to the quilting machine - make a note to move it in January.
January is actually the time for reorganizing or improving. January is the time when all kinds of organizing things go on sale. So, during the rush I make notes. Lots of notes about what isn't working as well as I want and possible solutions to improve it. I have a note pad next to my quilting machine. As I think of some problem I make a note. The notes are not organized in any form just yet, I can do that later. For now I only make notes.