Monday, July 13, 2009

Multi-Tasking

The other night David and I were watching "Surviving Surburbia" and "The Goode Family" on TV. 2 more shows that I love and have probably been canceled. The last several Saturdays they've finished up the "Eli Stone" episodes. I really liked that show. Not just for Eli's sometimes musical visions, but that each show seemed to convey an almost spiritual message to me. Beginning this Saturday they are gonna show the last 4 episodes of another short-lived favorite- "Dirty, Sexy Money". Nothing spiritual about that show, just several good looking men.

Anyway, I already digress. We were watching TV and I turned on the computer. I played some solitaire and I worked on some stuff in EQ6. David questioned what I was doing. I can't "just sit". If I "just sit" I fall asleep. My hands have to keep moving. I have to have something "to do". I seem to multi-task everything. You should see my "to do" list. I plan short things to do while I'm waiting on other longer tasks. For instance, clean out the dishwasher while waiting on the washing machine to finish.

Now most of the quilters I know have lots of projects going on all at once. Right now I have:
  • Dear Jane (aka DJ) Blocks
  • Adagio
  • Scrappy Rocky Road to Kansas
  • Crumb Blocks
  • Kids Hole in the Barn Door
  • Kids Shoofly
The first 4 on the list are "on-going" projects that will take me a while. The 2 kids quilts are short term projects that I'm actually hoping to finish this week if I can stop making DJ blocks long enough.

However, I really do know a couple of quilters who start 1 project and actually FINISH it before they start another one. I don't see how they do it. I like having choices. I see what mood I'm in and that decides which project I'm gonna work on. I've already got another UFO pulled and 2 quilts I want to start after these 2 kids quilts are done.

So what do you do? Are you fidget-y? How many projects do you have going on right now? What do you do to relax? I tried reading...it put me to sleep too...

4 comments:

BitnByAQuiltingBug said...

I have too many ufo's to count at this point. And, yep, I'm already planning to start a new one this weekend. I get bored with one project. I love Eli Stone. I didn't even realize it had started again until I saw it had recorded on my tivo. Great show!

Crispy said...

Once upon a time I was one of those people who didn't start a new project until I finished what I was working on....I got over that. I have LOTS of WIP's and I have every intention of starting more.

Crispy

Trish said...

I have at least 5 or 6 things going on at once. I'm like you, I like having choices!

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