I don't know what your workshop looks like, but mine is a mess of started projects. I get inspired and start something new, but before it gets finished, inspiration hits again! And a new project gets added.
I realized I needed a way to keep myself on track. Also, I wanted to have a place to remind myself of new projects I wanted to do, without another pile of papers and fabric cluttering up my workspace.
After some research and prayer, I decided on a corkboard. Because of the shape I wanted, I made my own. I found some cork tiles at a good price, but I didn't want to attach them directly to the wallpaper. I also had a box of promotional yardsticks I could use as a frame.
So Steve got to work bringing my vision into reality. We cut and spray painted the yardsticks. He found some heavy cardboard that he cut to the shape we wanted. Then he glued the cork and frame to the cardboard. With a couple of screws, he attached it to the wall at the entrance to my studio, under my new banner. I finished it with a declaration.
The Lord blesses the work of my hands, so everything I set my hands to prospers.
Now, every day when I go into my studio, I see what projects I have going. Those are the ones I need to finish before I start on another one. I am reminded that there is a purpose for each of these projects and I have the grace I need to finish them. I also have room to post new and upcoming projects.
I have to admit that this little board has helped keep me focused and on track. I've even finished a few projects just so I could remove them from the board!
The Father has given us creative talents that are meant to be shared with the world. That means projects have to be completed, so they can be placed in the hands they were intended for. An incomplete quilt or table runner is not blessing anyone shoved aside in a corner of my studio.
And that is the ultimate goal of any quilter: to bless someone with the work of our hands.
For me, my new corkboard is a tool to achieve that goal. What do you use to keep your projects organized?