Or the one where I start calling the sewing pit the waiting room.
a bin of projects in nice tidy baggies
People are always commenting or asking about how much "work" I am able to produce. To me it seems like I am never finishing things fast enough. Perhaps it is because, at the current moment, I counted 27 projects in progress and 12 projects on deck waiting. So is this sewing ADD or how it has to be?
uniform project waiting for collar, shirt waiting for buttons and hem
rooibos dress, piping finished and waiting on perfected muslin fitting
apron project near completion: process notes
I work well under pressure and typically push right up to the deadline, but somehow having a due date works for me. Many of my sewing projects don't have a due date, so I start them, get busy with something else and then they sit waiting for me to come back. Or the opposite could happen, if I am totally inspired I can sit down and complete a project start to finish in one helping. I can attest that most everything I start eventually gets finished, sometimes that means a year or more.
another bin of work in progress organized in bags
4 projects started and waiting
dresden plate quilt, no deadline (although I've been motivated recently and the top is complete- I think?)
There is not one type of sewing that I like more than another. I enjoy making quilts as much as sewing a garment or making a bag or a doll. I just like to sew. I have been successful at resisting the temptation of adding another hobby into this "chaos". Although I am often tempted by knitting and, more recently, fabric dyeing. It seems clear to me that if I add another hobby, it would be like putting one to many ice cubes in an already full glass of tea and I would have a mess all over the floor...probably literally.
2 projects: e shrug from lace and habitat quilt guild challenge
12 on the docket
I am curious about how other sewists and artists work. Do you run multiple projects at once? or are you immobilized by an unfinished project? How many projects is too many? Do you have projects that never get finished?