Sunday, November 17, 2013

True Confessions - Notes and Sketches

Does this pile look familiar to any of you?
I have a habit of taking notes and making sketches on whatever is at hand when I am at a quilt show, museum or gathering with quilting friends.
I have good intentions. I feel the information is important but somehow those odds and ends sit on my desk for awhile and eventually get moved to be dealt with 'later'. They never get organized in a way that makes them useful.
For literally years I have ignored the growing collection. Occasionally I shuffle through them but soon walk away in frustration - to the point where now they fill various boxes and dishwashing tubs.

In my recent mood of purging and simplifying I decided it was time to tackle this.
I try to spend at least 30 minutes each day going through it piece by piece. Much of it I can't even decipher!
I could probably throw it all in the recycling and never miss a thing. But I am too curious ...what if there is some 'important' forgotten thing in there?
I need to put a deadline on this...and then, in the future. try to take along ONE notebook to write in, date the page and give a bit of an explanation and most importantly, when I get home, transfer the information to something where I can find it later.

Some people think I am very organized  and I like to think so, too. I do have many things quite well organized and I LIKE to be organized. I have detailed databases, file drawers, records, magazines, books, photo albums and more in somewhat impressive order.

 Really, I do! 

I have a hunch I'm not alone. Do you have a similar bad habit?

 How do you deal with it?

1 comment:

  1. When you get through organizing your scrap papers, can I send you mine? : )


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