Of course, there's the obvious pleasure I get from checking everything off the list but I'm convinced I'd never finish half the things I start if it wasn't for my lists. By putting things on the list that I would normally procrastinate doing they actually get done.
If I hadn't set my mini goals yesterday, I'd have gotten up and gone straight to work on the doll quilt. It's the *new* exciting project (at least until the next one comes along).
You'll notice that sewing a binding and loading a quilt on the longarm were the other two *tasks* I set for myself yesterday - probably my two least favorite things to do so I made myself finish both of them before allowing myself to work on the doll quilt. By the way, I'm getting a LOT more comfortable with hand quilting without a hoop and my stitches are looking better too.
Final result? I got it all done including starting the Baptist Fans quilting and making more string blocks for the Half Square Hearts.
Tomorrow's mini list?
1. Finish quilting the HeartStrings Sampler for QOV
2. Work on piecing the Half Square Hearts
3. More hand quilting on the doll quilt.