Today, I was looking through my fabric collection. Unfortunately, I also noticed how many projects I have in a mid-stream status. That got me thinking about the typical life of one of my projects. It goes like this. First, an idea pops into my head. I have to cogitate on that for a while. If it still seems interesting, I sit at EQ7 and play with it.
Once I have it sort of mapped out, I look quickly through my stash for fabrics and decide I need to buy something. That means talking my hubby into driving to the quilt store (For some reason, the DMV requires that I can actually see). After buying fabric for the project (and maybe a little something extra), I get super excited and sit down and cut and sew and iron.
Eventually, and idea pops into my head for a project and I start cogitating on it. I’m sure you see the problem here. I haven’t actually finished the previous project. Oh well, I just have to work on the new one. Now, I have a project to put on the stack of UFO’s.
Then, someone says let’s do a UFO challenge. So I dust it off and put it on my active table. At the end of the UFO challenge, I move it back to the UFO pile until the next challenge. I’m sure none of you have this problem! I will bet the average life of one of my projects is from one to ten years. How about yours?
See you at the meeting.
Terry Simon, President