Yesterday was our "quilting day at the firehouse" - when our LQS closed, we needed a place to get together and socialize since we wouldn't be seeing each other at classes, etc. so a few of us on the Ladies Auxiliary of the fire dept. arranged to begin a fund raiser - every month or so we get together, everyone brings a food goodie of some sort, their machine and something to work on. We charge a nominal fee and so far every month a good time is had by all. I worked on what I thought was going to be a quilt for a baby shower for a friend from work - but once I got the blocks together (sorry, no pictures yet) I realized it looked to boy-ish, and she does not know what she is having so I wanted something more neutral. I have a few other quilts I could make for her and
Today I had to prepare for a trial tomorrow so while I read my evidence packet I sat in front of the embroidery machine and changed threads every few minutes. I got 4 more leaf blocks done for the rag quilt, something for the guild and a secret goodie for Ardis to go in the package with her Abe head (I had a delay getting her address and then a crazy week last week so the package is going out tomorrow!).
Which brings me to my state of mind today - I'm in one of those moods when I feel like I have way too many projects started and don't have the time to get a substantial amount done on any of them. I have at least 3 tops that just need the blocks put together and they can go to the longarmer (or get added to the 7 tops I have ready to quilt myself). I have several handwork projects going, another few quilts started that I am still working on the blocks, including the Civil War and Dear Jane, the rag quilt, an I Spy, a baby quilt, graduation quilt and tote bag gift that I have yet to start, not to mention a bunch of other projects I have ready to go that I haven't started yet. I really should just pick one project, work on that till its done, move on to another and do the same, etc. etc. until I am through the list. But I never seem to be able to do that!
Anyway, thanks for reading my rant. I know I am not the only one that feels this way sometimes because I've read similar laments on other blogs! I am going to try really hard not to start anymore new projects (other than the already planned gifts) until I get a better handle on this stuff. Does anyone have any tips or advice for how to get caught up? Has anyone ever gotten caught up?
I guess I should get off the computer and go work on one of my handwork projects tonight.
Have a Pieceful Day!