Monday, February 20, 2017

Happy Place: The Waiting Room

Last week I wrote about how I've been cleaning out my sewing room and donating unneeded craft supplies.

As I'm digging through, I'm finding scores of projects in various stages of incompleteness.  I can't work on 100 projects at a time (trust me: I've tried it), so what do I do with all of these found projects while they patiently wait their turn?

They go into large ziploc bags and then into holding bins:


Isn't that just a delightful mess?

For scale, here's a side view:


I really wish I could say that I only had one of these overflowing bins in my sewing room.  I have never finished counting the number of in-process projects I have;  I usually give up hope as I approach 200.

In a perfect world. all of these bins would be empty and I would only have a few projects in process at any time.  This sewing room isn't in that perfect world, so the projects just sit and wait for now.

Sigh.

5 comments:

Lori said...

My waiting room is overcrowded too...I've decided to release some of the waiters into the great unknown...

Crystal_235 said...

I've been putting my projects in Ziploc bags too.

Connie the Cootiebug said...

I can completely get this post. I don't have as many projects waiting on me but I did just these past few days sort through some of mine and take inventory of what I have started, made a list of them, and now I feel I have a bit of control that I didn't previously. I've decided to take these UFOs on one-by-one and try to achieve completion. I don't know why but it does seem more fun to begin a new one than work on an old one that's been set aside. But, I have some determination to just do it. I'll see where I am a year from now.

Warm Quilts said...

I feel overwhelmed with 10-12 in-process projects that are neatly stored in a cloth bin. This is possibly due to the fact that I have little time to sew, and don't start many projects. I do have drawings and patterns saved of future, in-the-back-of-my-mind projects - that list is growing all the time.

Kerry said...

My nemesis is my first quilt ever. I started it when my daughter was young - the "how not to do patchwork" before discovering someone who could teach me. All by hand. Then she grew, so I enlarged it for a bigger bed. She's almost 25 and is resigned to never getting it! I get it out, I look at it and then I shudder and fold it up again. I decided to finish it last year. Meh, maybe this year. Meanwhile I have been doing much more sewing on the machine and learning a fair bit. I don't have that many waiting in line, but I think as I go ooh and ahh must do that and that - I may hit double figures soon! Life does get in the way of what I want to do most though! Now that the children have left the nest I seem to be making up for lost time!