Earlier this week, I had someone ask me how many WIPs I had. I thought I had about 12 but wanted to give an honest answer. So I went and looked through my sewing room and counted. First up, the project boxes in the closet.
Then there are a couple on one of my sewing tables. I was on retreat a couple of weeks ago and these are two projects I worked on there and in bits and pieces since I returned.
Then there are a couple on the floor. Also pulled out from underneath my table (there wasn't room in the closet) because I was putting my sewing tote away from retreat.
And over the chair - these are the quilts that are probably a couple of hours away from being finished. Seems borders brings things to a grinding halt. There are a couple projects on the design wall - I actually forgot to count the Farmers Wife project until I took this picture. So I've upped my count by 1. Make that 2 because I forgot my bee blocks.
It turns out I have 19 quilting projects started but not finished. For some of you, you may have far more WIPs/UFOs than 19. That is perfectly ok. The thing is, 19 isn't perfectly ok for me. I know I tend to be a "work on a little of this and then a little of that" type of quilter but frankly, it's time to get some things done. So, I'm going to be plugging away finishing up a few things and maybe even trashing a few things (which is hard). I actually finished up a small project and will post about that later (Cherie you'll recognize it!) and then I went on to do a little bit of this and a little bit of that. Maybe next weekend I can dedicate some time to borders and get those quilts on the chair ready for quilting.
Answering this question turned out to be a wonderful and revealing exercise for me. Make no mistake, I'm not planning on getting all of these done, but to instead get them to an amount I'm comfortable with. Who knows what number that is, I'll know it when I get there. In the meantime, I need to get my rear in gear!