ready to unravel and stitch a bit…


This morning I woke up at at 5:45 am and took myself to my sewing studio; it had become a dumping ground  for QUiPS – quilt projects in progress…or not!  Two hours + minutes later, I finished sorting through all the projects  – in various stages of undone – that had accumulated. Some were on the design wall; others, on my cutting table and in a wicker basket. Last Monday I purchased (more) fabric for two quilts: one for Kayla -she graduates from high school in May and one for a project that, sadly, has been on my to do list four years! Way too long.

I  compiled a list of ten QUiPS: some are almost done…others, yet to be started or require a different approach. I also have a list of knitting projects in various stages – but that’s a story for another day!

In thinking about the best approach for tackling my list, several options come to mind; I could:

  1. Designate a day of the week for each project-the children’s nursery rhyme comes to mind: Monday is washing day, Tuesday is ironing day, etc: Monday is QUiP #1, Tuesday, QUiP # 3, etc or
  2. Schedule a couple hours each/most days and stitch a bit on this, that or
  3. Pull slips of paper with the QUiP written on it from a basket ;-)).

I may just implement all three options. However I choose to proceed, I know my four year QUiP is numero uno…and now that I have found the fabric, I can pull it together. I am ready.

In the meantime, it’s time today to proceed with tomorrow’s preparations. And time’s a wastin…

Joining Kat and others here for Unraveled Wednesday.


15 thoughts on “ready to unravel and stitch a bit…

  1. I’m kind of glad to hear that quilters suffer from “too many projects, not enough time” just like knitters, and you quilters that are also knitters really have a doubly tough time!


  2. I’ve recently taken stock of my yarn stash, knitting WIPs and uncut fabric (guess I should be thankful there’s no “cut” fabric?) and hope to work through all of that in the coming months. Love your ideas for figuring out which ones to work on when, but I tend to tackle things in chunks – and once I pickup a project I hope to see it to fruition … at least in a few weeks. we’ll see!


  3. I grew up with my great-aunt who subscribed to the day-of-the-week projects—washing one day, ironing another. I’ve never been that disciplined.


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