Wednesday, May 09, 2007


What to do, what to do?????
I don't like to have more than one project in the works - it makes me crazy. I much prefer to work on one project at a time, clean up my mess and move on to the next project. So, why do I have not one, not two, not three but FOUR projects in various stages? Ugh! I was working this morning and all of these projects were dancing around in my head. And, to top it off I want to start yet another project - I'm out of my mind! (hey, I heard that!)

1. 16 Patches with 4 Patches in straight setting with Apron Strings by Moda.
2. Half Square Triangles for border on Sanctuary strippy quilt.
3. Cherries Jubilee charm squares project
4. Celebrate Spring Fat Quarter Challenge (sorry, no pics)
I spent yesterday afternoon cleaning my sewing room - what a mess!!!!!! So, I need to pull just one of these projects and work on it till it's completed. Bet you'd agree with that decision but which project????
What to do, what to do????? :-)

22 comments:

Nadine said...

Oooooh, my friend ! I certainly won't be helpful, as I keep asking myself the same question, for dayyyyyys,now !
I'm afraid the only answer is to keep singing it together : "Hey, what to do ? What to do ? What to do, do, do, do do ?????" LOL

((HUGS))
Nadine (who is out of her mind, as well, as she dares thinking about a NEW project ! ? ! ?...)

Leigh said...

Such a dilemma as they are all so gorgeous! I'd work on whichever one is nearest to finished.
At least that would be the plan but you know how it is..........?

Sweet P said...

I vote for Cherries Jubilee for no reason other than I like the name of the fabric.

Wendy said...

Yup...I have the same problem. I would work on the one that brings you the most amount of joy. Or if there is a deadline then that's the one!

Vicky said...

Only four? You're my hero!

I agree with Leigh - do the one that's closest to finished. But don't listen to me because (1) I don't follow my own advice and (2) no one else listens to me! LOL

They're all beautiful!

Mary said...

I like to work on more than one project at a time but it makes me crazy to have multiple projects in the block stage. I do best when I've only got one piecing project going at a time....and one being quilted...and one being bound.

Pam said...

Now - that's a hard one. I think if it was me, I would pick the one that was closest to being finished. But I like the Cherries Jubilee fabric. I am looking forward to seeing the challenge quilts that you are doing with the Celebrate Spring fabric. I love the Sanctuary fabric. Hmmm, was that helpful - LOL.

Happy Quilting!

Anne said...

Hmmmm.... That problem sound soooo familiar! And I can see why you are in a dilemma, seeing your lovely projects. I'm going to be a bit prosaic and agree with Leigh and Pam - work on the one closest to beeing finished first, then you can enjoy the feeling of acomplishment while you work on the others :o)

Have lots of fun! Quilty hugs :o)

Busy Quilt Mom said...

Not sure which one you should work on first. I like how the quilt in the top photo looks... very nice.

The Calico Cat said...

I can't help - I always have several in progress projects... I'd be asking that question if I were ever forced to do 1 project at a time...

Nicole said...

Oh boy. I am the worst person to give an answer! I have nine projects in the works right now. If it were me, I would give priority to the project with the deadline! lol

Lisa said...

All very cute, as usual, Darlene. I can really only piece one project at a time or my poor little pea brain goes on overload! I'm going to have to agree with Leigh and suggest finishing the one that's closest to completion. A quicker finish will spur you on to finish the next and the next and the next!

Judy said...

I know this feeling well~! I think Cherries Jubilee would be fun to see finished!

the wine makers wife said...

I agree with Pam and say that you choose the one that is closest to completion. Then you'll be motivated by it being a job well done, then you can fall in love all over again with your second project. ^_-

Libby said...

How about if you just draw a name out of a hat? This from the girl that has way too many irons in the fire . . . and lovin' every minute of it.

Finn said...

Hi Darlene, LOL, I'm afraid I wouldn't be much help, I'm as bad as it gets about starting new stuff instead of finishing up stuff.
BUT..if I were voting..*VBS*, I'd vote for the Cherries Jubilee. Love all the projects and what a fabulous challenge..what fun! Hugs, Finn

Dawn said...

Ahhhh, I have that problem! I just work on whatever I feel like! Whatever makes me happy is my motto!

Shelina said...

When I read the intro to this blog about how you like working on one project at a time, I was thinking that that explains why you are so productive and get so many things done. I was also thinking that I need to be hanging out with you more, so that some of that rubs off on me. But it seems like the opposite is happening, and we are rubbing off on you! Sorry.

I generally work on the one that has matching thread and/or the correct foot in the sewing machine. Then when the bobbin is out, I can choose something else that is calling me louder.

Nancy said...

Put the names in a hat, pick one and work on that. I've done this before with my UFOs. Of course it took a MUCH bigger hat to hold the names. LOL!

Happy Zombie said...

I'm the EXACT same way about wanting to focus on one project at a time. It hurts my brain when I see other unfinished projects. So now I have a new cupboard for the UFO's. It helps... but i SWEAR I can hear them taunting me... "Sew me.... set me... I only need two more borders... "

swooze said...

Pick the one closest to being finished!!

Patti said...

Oh gee, Darlene - why should you be any different than the rest of us? Our bad habits are just starting to rub off on you!

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