Today also happens to be Latitude Quilts Reveal Day for our newest challenge, Every Single Day. I had an idea come to mind pretty quickly after the challenge was announced. It was such a cool idea, but despite lots of time and energy spent (including consulting with friends on how to construct it), I failed. Complete wash-out.
Unfortunately, I didn't keep an eye on the calendar. I had left myself very little time to create a new, second piece -- less than a week. Fortunately, another idea crystallized quickly; it was in the same vein as the first idea, but much less complicated to create.
This piece is a visual daily "to-do" list. The key to this piece is velcro -- did you know that velcro comes in lots of colors? I didn't, but when I discovered it, the red velcro helped set the palette for my new piece, Daily Tasks. Once again, I've turned to circles and bright colors to help express myself. I have a number of labelled medallions secured to the surface with velcro. Some are in the center, representing the tasks I need to do today. Others wait on the outside frame because it's certain that I'll be transferring them to the center at some point soon. I can rearrange the medallions to meet the demands of most of my days, though I realize some tasks are missing, such as gardening. (I suspect that's because I created this while snow was still on the ground.) In fact, I identified more tasks than the number of medallions I made. I suppose there's always room for more to do.
I hope I'll remember always to put the Be Thankful medallion at the top of the list. And, in the event I drop the ball and forget to do a task, I gave myself an Oops! medallion, too. I made it green to give myself a green light to just "let it go". Sometimes we can't juggle it all but life goes on, every single day.