Monday, December 20, 2010

UFOs and challenges

I have UFOs picked for the coming year's challenge with Judy at Patchwork Times. I have 13 laid out so far but there might be one or three more before it's over with.

In no particular order here they are.

Scrappy Trip Around the World

Tail Mix

Aussie Table Topper

Hexagon Log Cabin

30's Table Cloth

Friends in the Woods

Hand Dyes Mini Trips

Crab Apple Cove

Nancy's Irish Chain

One Fabric Penguin top

4-patch Star

Texas Star

Christmas blocks

I still need to figure out just what I want to accomplish on them. Some I will want to complete all the way to quilted and bound and some I just want to get the top completed.
If I get these done this year I will be proud of myself. I have major QADD (quilter's attention deficit disorder). That is part of the reason I have so many of these UFOs sitting in the cut out stage with only one block made. I will plan it, get it all cut out and something will happen to distract me, usually a new magazine, a trip to the quilt shop or maybe even a two week trip with my husband. When I wake up from what ever I just experienced I have completely forgotten everything that I am suppose to be doing. I won't tell you how many times I have cut a project out and then misplaced the pattern and so I box the fabric up and put it away. Then three weeks later I find the pattern and can't lay my hands on the fabric! UGH! And everything is in my one small room!
You know they say a sign of  ADD is never being able to stay organized...hello! :)
How do I know so much about ADD you ask? My youngest was diagnosed when he was young and we have had many sessions with counselors and teachers. Some of the stuff we learned was basic, but if you (the parent) stand on the edge of the same disorder it is not common knowledge. So it helped both of us. Some of it I probably could go back and read over again. :)

Husband just called and said DISNEY! So I am off to dress for a visit and to see all of the beautiful decorations and lights.
Have a great day!


Anonymous said...

A huge undertaking. If you don't plan to do much on each of them a large number is okay. If I were you, I'd pick maybe 4 or 5 I want to complete all the way and enter those in the challenge. Then, when you get tired of working on those 4 or 5 you can work on the others and get a little further along. It's really depressing when you say you want to do something on lots of things and only a few get done....Remember what I said about the guild retreat!!! I know, you get bored working on the same thing. That's why I thought maybe my suggestion might help you.
Linda G

Carol said...

I love your quilts! Good luck with the challenge.

Dionne said...

What a great list! I just joined the challenge and I'm looking forward to following along with everyone's challenge.

Alycia said...

Love your quilts! And the QADD - I totally understand. It is a challenge to stay organized. Maybe you will share some of the things you have learned a long the way.

Have fun!