Monday, February 2, 2009

Spoiled for Choice

During my snow day last week I sorted through my quilting and cross stitch books. About 20 of the cross stitch books are now in the back of my car awaiting my next stop at the thrift store donation site. Freed up some space for organization. But, I've come to the conclusion that if I need ANY quilt pattern, I already have it. Good grief! No wonder I can't decide on what project to start next.

I have Quilter's Overload Syndrome. (QOS). It only strikes me when I don't have a deadline or a gift assignment to deal with. It's rare, but never deadly. The symptoms include sitting in a sewing room surrounded by books, fabric with a dazed look on one's face. Side effects include a messed up counter top, fabric scattered everywhere and little to show for one's efforts.

Managed to finish the Cat wall hanging that's been hiding in my closet for over a year. I pulled out four placemats that just needed binding and started work on them. AND, got a few pieces sewn together for a Nickel quilt top. I think on top of my "to do" list in the sewing room is to get it straightened up and organized. I can work much more effectively in there when things are not laying around that have nothing to do with the current work.

So, that was the extent of my sewing progress this weekend. I was more interested in football, groceries, and laundry this weekend.

And suffering from a black and gold hangover this morning.(See previous post)



Anonymous said...

Enjoyed your post. I'm going to sign up to follow your blog. It sounds like we have the same problem - too many books and projects that we don't know WHERE to start. I'm glad to hear that there is a name for it - Quilters Overload! That is for sure. I can help with the books - check out I love it. Of course, I don't ever get rid of any books, b/c I end up getting new books. I'm looking forward to your next post.

Gina said...

I know exactly what you mean.
Whenever I go to make a quilt for someone I go through at least 5 designs before I make my mind up. And don't get me started about picking fabric. And always there's this little voice in the back of my mind telling me that I should have picked a different design/colour choice.

love and hugs Gina xxx

jillquilts said...

Oh, I have the same issues! Although, I now have a ton (literally, a ton!) of kits that I bought when I first started quilting because I was so unsure of my choices and what fabrics would go with what. So, my 2009 job is to make the kits that I bought so that I can make room for more! :) giggle