What might that be, you ask? It's the simple fact that it is way too easy to quickly become overwhelmed by all the possibilities that exist in the quilting sphere. I read about all the great things that quilters are creating out there, see the fantastic photos of quilts and projects, and my brain automatically wants to do them all.
What a ridiculous brain I have at times. So I have to talk to it and keep it at bay and tell it to just be logical. Theoretically it knows it's impossible to do it all, and yet it still goes to that dark side if I let it!
So, in an effort to reign in my brain with its wildly distorted view of reality, I am making a list of my unfinished projects that I should finish before I start new ones. In this way, perhaps my brain can see that I will just have to bookmark the best ideas for another day. Or month. Or year, lol!
So, in no particular order, this is my list:
- Quilt my Kaffe Fassett quilt
- Quilt my red and white and black quilt
- Make a project for the Dresden Challenge that I signed up for (this should be Number One on this list as it's due in two weeks!)
- Make the Honeycomb quilt that I have purchased fabric for and practice my quilting skills on this solid colored quilt
- Use the Simply Color fabric I've purchased to make a quilt
- Use the Good Fortune fabric I've purchased to make a quilt
- Piece up the Lucy's Crab Shack fabric I've purchased into a quilt
- Participate in Happy Quilting's Starburst QAL (fabric purchased)
- Make armrest covers for my chair (these aren't quilted, but really need to be done before I wear out my new chair - it's almost a year old now :(
- Make a few table runners for my Etsy shop
- Make my daughter a quilt - she hasn't picked out fabric yet, thank goodness!
All this and I am starting to take orders to do long arm quilting for other people. Plus I have a job that is very part-time this time of year, but very full-time in the fall and summer.
Am I insane? Wait. Don't answer that. I already know the answer. Guess I just need about 36 hours in a day, and I'd be all set!