which, as it turns out, is very close to saying that I have lost my mind. Or at least my external brain. Not my schedule mind you, that shows up on everything electronic so that I can have a partial clue of what I had promised and where I should be. If I remember to set reminders, there is a fair chance of my life potentially staying on track.
Except for the clipboard.
I think it was last seen two or three days ago in the craft room. It was Thursday that I loaded up the sewing machine and headed to that class. Which means that I managed almost no stitching on Thursday. Last night I couldn’t locate the clipboard, so I just grabbed some extra paper and made some notes. Today, it is still missing and I am about to have a melt down.
What is so important you might ask?
At the start of this year, I decided that I was going to try and be organized. So on that clipboard is
- a list of all my stitching WIPs (works in progress)
- a master project list that includes start, due, and finishing dates
- a list of needed supplies that I don’t have on hand
- a monthly tracker sheet where I can enter # of stitches that day (with each project having its own line)
- hard copies of patterns not available in electronic form
anyway you get the idea. My whole planning, accountability, and stitching life is on that clipboard. (I should be so organized about my CME….) By looking at the list and time (by stitches) against projects I can see where I am, and what is up next.
I attempted this system last year and made it as far as March when it became OBE, as my schedule was under continuous change mostly from all the clinics I was working. I managed at least some tracking this fall while I was on the Star Legend.
My clipboard is obviously not downstairs. Downstairs is much neater, more organized (less of my stuff) and I have checked all the obvious as well as the not so obvious places. I have also checked the upstairs hall which just leaves me taking a deep breath before I go through all accessible surfaces in the craft room once more…
But Cryptid is DONE!