Two different guild members asked me on Saturday "How many projects do you have on the go?" This seems to be one of those questions that I am asked alot. Same as the question "How much stash do you have?"Currently, I have 9 WIPS( works in progress). That means I am working on 9 different quilt things at the same time. Well, not the SAME time, I would need more heads and arms for that but I do rotate the projects daily and even hourly. Most days, I work on 3 different projects. They are not UFO's because they have never been set aside for a period of time then dug out, looked at guiltily and finished. This got me to thinking How Much is Too Much? For me, I have never been a "do one project and focus on it until it is finished" kind of person. Some people are and that's okay but I have always been a multi-tasker and it seems the older and more experienced I get, the better I multi task. I cannot for the life of me imagine doing things any other way. This is how I am wired. I have tried to just work on one project at a time but found it way too boring. I will admit that 9 projects is pushing my limits and can, at moments, if I allow myself to lose focus, be a bit overwhelming. But I do like to be challenged! And this way, I get alot accomplished! I don't set strict deadlines for alot of my projects as I don't want to sacrifice quantity for quality and my number one rule is that I must be enjoying the process of the project. As for how much stash do I have--well I have enough to keep 9 projects on the go concurrently plus enough more to be planning the next nine! LOL
How Much is Too Much?----I don't know, I haven't reached that point for me yet. And yes, I do have a life outside the quilt room! LOL!
How Much is Too Much for you?