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Old 12-07-2010, 08:12 AM
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I was in so many swaps last year that I have about a dozen quilts to make from them. So..............
NO more swaps or starting something new until I get those done!
I'm doing like quiltinghere and working on the almost done first then I'll tackle the loose blocks.
I got my first one completely done yesterday and I moved on to the next today!
I will do it!
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Old 12-07-2010, 09:32 AM
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Most of my UFO are extremely large and time consuming hand applique projects that I look at now and say what was I thinking. Right now I have 3 quilts that I rotate between working on and I started paper piecing xmas ornaments as gifts. I have 3 quilts waiting on bindings and a doll quilt in progress.

Now those are the ones I see everyday!
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Old 12-07-2010, 10:34 AM
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Originally Posted by dar627742
hi,watched "hoarders" last night,& waS THINKING HOW GREAT IT WOULD BE TO HAVE A proffessional come in to organize everything! the only problem is, the last time [mo.or so ago]i still can't find everything,& I"M the one who did it !!
Been there done that.LOL :lol:
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Old 12-07-2010, 10:47 AM
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I have many UFOs and WIPs :D I like being able to work on them or start new projects... what ever I feel like at the time.
I don't worry about it, I love what I am doing and will continue until I am unable to anymore :D:D:D
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Old 12-07-2010, 11:18 AM
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I totally relate! So hard to stop buying when there' so much pretty fabric and fabulous patterns.
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Old 12-07-2010, 11:31 AM
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Originally Posted by amma
I have many UFOs and WIPs :D I like being able to work on them or start new projects... what ever I feel like at the time.
I don't worry about it, I love what I am doing and will continue until I am unable to anymore :D:D:D
THIS! Don't stress - invent a good storage system and above all DON'T call things 'UFOs' but only 'WIPs' - i think it's psychologically more likely that they WILL get done if I do that - even if it's one day many years from now by my daughter or a lucky bargain hunter in the local charity shop after I'm gone! :mrgreen:

Could be worse, you could be one of those strange and dreadfully self-controlled creatures - A SERIAL QUILTER!!! :shock: :lol:
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Old 12-07-2010, 11:59 AM
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I have three quilty projects in progress and that is plenty for me, I decided. Nothing new until I finish one (except for shopping and planning)! I just don't have the storage space and I am likely to forget anything stored out of sight, anyway.
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Old 12-07-2010, 12:08 PM
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I also have a project mountain and start new projects all the time. I have about 20 quilt tops complete & ready to go to the longarm lady, a few wall hangings in progress and a couple table runners waiting for my touch. I understand how you feel! Buried under wonderful quilting gifts. :-D
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Old 12-08-2010, 04:04 AM
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Don't look at me -- I am an enabler! The more WIP's I have the more options I have. As long as the fabric designers keep coming up with new designs, I will add to my stash and my WIP's (they are like old friends you haven't seen in a while, they make for a good short visit, but not a roommate.) Variety is good and keeps the ole' gray cells functioning.
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Old 12-08-2010, 04:28 AM
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Originally Posted by quiltinghere
When I reorganized my sewing area (for the last time I hope), I put all my projects and 'collections' together. They're neatly labeled in see through plastic totes and shoe boxes. All my other fabrics went together by group (squares, strips, FQ, etc.).

When I placed the containers on the shelving units I put the projects and collections FIRST AS I WALK PAST THEM and then the fabrics.

Good Luck!
Good points all, thank you. I'm realising what really bugs me most is there's quilting stuff EVERYWHERE in my home at the moment. I love quilting but also love doing other creative things, and I also work from home (absolutely wonderful, but only when I have space to think!).

Watched an old Star Trek Voyager show last night after reading this thread and realised I do indeed need to bring order to chaos. "You will be assimilated. Resistance is futile..." ;)

Once I get my things herded together into the right groups (quilting projects together, close to fabrics and other sewing stuff, writing-related things in a good solid place of their own, and so on), I'll hopefully feel more on top of my game again!
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