But it's all good! Over the past two months I have started to dream in quilting designs and pieced patterns. Color, tone and texture filter through my head as I shop. When I'm out for a walk, the juxtaposition of house colors against stark, bare, winter trees or warm pines and spruce brings to mind a fabric that I know must exist out there. Somewhere.
But then when I step into my sewing room to start a project, I become stymied. It's like I've hit a brick wall, because there are so many options, choices, plans, skill sets, possibilities - what to do, what to do? So often times I do nothing. I play around with the fabrics I have, look at the pattern books. Go back to the computer and cruise again. It's really a vicious circle.
I have decided that, perhaps, it's really not my own personality flaw. I have never come before this dilemma before. It's just that I am so excited by this new arena in my life but I don't have time to do it all.
Light bulb goes off - I need to create some order out of this chaos!
So this is what I'm going to work on this year.
- Depleting my stash
- Gathering examples of designs I love
- Picking designs which are out of my comfort zone
- Actually making them
- Learning to quilt on my soon-to-be-delivered long arm machine (insert squealing here!)
- Finish projects
- Turn my passion into a business without losing the passion that got me there in the first place!
How about you? How are you handling your chaos?