Good Grief!

 To often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around. 
-Leo Buscaglia

My friends Marty and Cindi dropped by the other day and we were hanging out in the sewing room chattin it up, laughing and generally having a good time. We started talking about UFO’s...big mistake, HUGE. Then came the opening of the drawers. All Hell’s furry was unleashed when I started dragging project bags out. Guilt ensued. Shame. What the heck am I supposed to do with this? Half of it I don’t even want anymore, but then there is a guilt thing. Some of the UFO’s are “trades” with sewing friends. Get it…guilt.  Would the people I traded blocks and projects with even care if I removed myself from these projects? (that was a nice way of saying toss them out!pitch them) Anyway how would they even know? This is an issue that may need some professional counsel. 

Let’s just take a look at what came out of 1 drawer! Keep in mind there are 6 drawers…large drawers. Good Grief don’t tell any one!

Top left corner: A Meme pattern I think Snowmen, blocks and filler blocks done. Assembly required. OK I kinda like this one. Could possibly finish. 
Middle top row: Various Crow blocks. Finished. A trade. I no longer love and probably won’t take the time to finish. 
Top Right: Old World Santa blocks. Could finish this one, This one is not a trade. Less guilt!
Bottom Left: Christmas trade..will never ever finsh. Too primitive for me now. Many many blocks of various sizes. 
Middle bottom: That candy cane needs to move to the left. Underneath. Pumkin blocks. Trade…I don’t know what to do with this. 
Bottom Right: Finished small nine patch units. A trade we did when Connie and Mary were here on retreat with us. I love this. All I need to do is make a back and quilt it. I did not make a quilt with the blocks I made some small table runners. Need more time to finish (this is the real problem)

Top left: Flying Geese Blocks! Love this quilt. The dang blocks are finished all I need to do is square them up and finish the quilt…time!
Middle top: Finished Christmas quilt. This quilt may have issues. There is a ton of exposed bias which I don’t like, and Leisa will hate me when she puts it on her long arm...sheesh!
Top right: Another finished quilt which I made a decade ago with REAL indigo. Love it. Needs a back and Leisa to quilt. That is dooooable!
Bottom Left: 9 patch red blocks I won in a Left Right Center game. I know what I’m going to do with those and I willll do it. (I’ll tell you much later!)
Bottom Right: Drunkards Path units..about a zillion. What the heck! 

Finished (almost) king size Strawberry Pie. Need two more rows. This is a favorite pattern I designed, I do love the quilt but here is the thing. I have 4 Strawberry Pie quilts. Don’t really need another one! What was I thinking. The quilt is so big I swear I made it for OMAR THE TENT MAKER!

And now we have a red work piece designed by Kathy Schmitz. Could make a pillow. Or sumthin?

Finished piece I did in 2004 a Pat Sloan class. I love Pat she is my friend! I wonder if she would finish this for me?

Another finished quilt from some long ago decade (I think dinosaurs roamed the earth at that time). 30’s fabrics..my guild did a block of the month. What am I supposed to do with this? 30’s..not so much for my home. Hey! maybe there will be a little girl I can give it to someday. Ok, problem solved. Back in the drawer you go!

Do you know of someone or a 12 step program for this or should I put the projects neatly in their project bags, back in the drawer and FORGET ABOUT IT! Good grief!