As a person with a family member who has Attention Deficit Disorder, I do not write this post to make light of what can be a very frustrating condition. That said, of late I've been a rather frustrated quilter because I can't seem to focus on only one or two projects. It's not just that I feel like flitting between projects that I already have going (currently 10 WIPs), it's that I've got so many new ideas I want to try, and they also compete for my attention. Ironically, the more successful I feel about whatever project I am working on, the more new ideas crop up. Since I'm feeling extremely successful in regard to my free motion quilting endeavors this past week (the subject of a future post or two), my creativity is just flying. However, there are only 24 hours in a day and most of those hours are filled up with other responsibilities, my shoulders can stand only so much free motion quilting, and there are those WIPs, which I'd dearly love to finish.
I've tried organizing by putting my WIP list on my blog where I can be reminded of them. I've made a quilting bucket list that contains my priority projects for the future. It currently sits at 12 projects and I'm loathe to add more because then it will simply devolve into a "maybe, someday, I hope to" do list--no prioritization. However, I'm considering adding a "maybe, someday, hope to" list in hopes that if I record the ideas that are flitting through my brain, they'll quit bugging me.
Sheesh! I can't believe I'm b*tching about having too many ideas. Ridiculous! Yet, I really do need to find a way to manage them.
So tell me, how do you manage your Quilter A.D.D.? Don't try to deny it. I know most of you suffer too.
Okay, so that this post isn't a total whine, here is a picture of the latest NYB blocks. It brings my total to 91. At 98, I'll be at the halfway point.