Have you been reading through this series and wondering how I can not be overwhelmed and insane with having so many UFOs? Well, truth be told, I am not overwhelmed, but as for sanity… well, that is a different matter!
As I have been sorting through my UFOs I have enjoyed seeing all my projects again, and I look forward to finishing them. But that doesn’t mean I don’t have days when I fear for my sanity! Alice and I have regular messenger sessions encouraging each other to stay sane and breathe 🙂
I think friends are a great help in staying sane while finishing all our UFOs. It can be overwhelming, and constant encouragement is necessary. Thankfully the quilting community, online and otherwise, is AWESOME! There is so much support out there. We all love to encourage each other because we are in the same boat. And more than that, we don’t JUDGE each other, which can happen from people who just can’t understand how we got ourselves into such a situation – I mean over 180 UFOs??? How is that even possible?! There must be something very wrong with me!!
Something that helps my sanity is meeting a fellow quilter for the first time and chatting with them… not long into the conversation things like this come up:
“My stash”- yes, my stash is overflowing into the dining room and bedroom too….!
“The latest quiltalong” – oh yes, I NEED to join that, it looks awesome..!
“Ufos” – um… yeah… I have a few… actually I have a lot… actually I have over a 100….!
Instantly we are friends for life! No longer do we doubt our sanity! No longer do we think, I can’t ever catch up on these UFOs because this lovely new friend has WAY MORE than I do!!! (Well, in my case I haven’t found anyone with more yet.. but oh well…)
These are the kinds of things that keep me sane while completing my UFOs – knowing that I am not alone and that with the support of my quilting community I can do it…. And tomorrow I will share the #1 reason I can stay sane while completing UFOs…
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