Friday, October 17, 2008

A Winning Battle in the War of UFOs. (Part 1)

How many of you want to get rid of UFOs? How many of you have a closet that looks anything like the one in the picture above? I collect projects like Michael Phelps collects medals. But I have a system that works. You can get tons of them done in the next 6 months. All you have to do is send 3 equal payments of $29.95 to...KIDDING. Man, I actually heard purses being ripped open. OK, all seriousness aside...I really do have a system that works. In the next few days I am going to go over the details of how it works and what to do if you want to try it out. It is not for everyone. I repeat. It is not for everyone. If you are one of those quilters that needs to work on 20 different quilts in one day because you get bored with 10 minutes on one; this is not for you; however, it could be modified for you. If you find that you are woman enough to step up to the line to give it a try; well, come on with your bad self. I challenge you. To give you a teaser: You work on 4 quilts at a time. You will save so much money. Your friends will like you better.

I am going to start day one of the instructions today:

  1. You will need 1 calendar dedicated to this project. This does not have to be fancy, but don't make it too tiny. The best ones are the ones that have a month view and a week view so that you can take notes. If you like cheap...Your computer has one.

  2. you will need a 5 subject notebook, or 5 single subject notebooks will work, it is just a lot nicer to have it all in one book. Mine has pockets in the divider pages which really comes in handy.

  3. To really play by the rules. You will have to clean your sewing room/space up. (as good as humanly possible) Mine was so bad before I started this system that when a tornado hit it; everything ended back up in the right place. But don't be waitin' for a high wind, girls. Just focus on one area at a time and it will come together.

  4. You will need 4 big bags or boxes to keep 4 of the projects in. To give you an idea of know those cardboard file boxes for IRS documents? bigger than that.

I realize that I have already lost a lot of you with number 3. But just hear me out on this...there is a reason for everything.

So your first assignment is NOT to list every stinking UFO that you have, but to simply choose 4 of the quilts that need to be done first. Prioritize! (One little hint: If you are a hand quilter, make sure that you have only one of these in hand-quilting stage) Do you have those 4? Once you do, none of the other UFOs should exist in your mind. Sure, they are still all huddled together in the back of your closet crying because you didn't choose them, but their day will come. For now they don't exist. Isn't that cool? Your mind will only focus on 4. Zero stress. I can already feel your planets aligning.

That's not all! Tomorrow I will give you the next set of instructions for the "System that Works"


Kathy said...

OMG! My brain hurts! We have to take notes????? Oh no! Clean? Have you lost your 'evah lovin' mindd?

Rhonda said...

Girlfriend, I'm thinking anal here! You are really organized and within but you did get my attention when you mentioned I'm with you so far. Lead on!

Kath said...

Ok - I'm in. I have got to get some "stuff" done! Kathy challenged me today - I will be posting about that tomorrow - too tired tonight - but I have 4 projects in mind and will be on track with ya tomorrow for Part 2.

I just LOVE your blog! YOU ROCK!


MOLLY said...

I want to know how long you have been using this system? You still have lots of projects in that closet!

Lori in South Dakota said...

Okay, now I am REALLY laughing, I am sending you NO PICTURES of my sewing room! Yes, step 3 lost me. And yes, I heard purses being ripped open. ANYTHING to get rid of the UFO's!