I'm feeling a little overwhelmed. Or at the very least, whelmed. I came home from Hornby with great intentions of working on one or two things at a time, but by the end of today, I had the following projects covering my walls, my chair, my tables, and filling my mind to overflowing. There's a fabric combination I'm considering using to make a sample, to feature the marvellous Amafu fabric I import from South Africa. There's a scrap quilt with half-square triangles in the centre, and strips of black and white and African fabrics (the triangles are leftovers from my It Takes a Village and African Journey patterns) being designed. There's an under-
construction guinea fowl quilt, which will become a pattern and a kit in time for Quilt Canada. And there's a colourful quilt being made for someone special who has one of those very important birthdays coming up in April. Oh, yes, and there's the fabrics for me to make a block for the Hornby Island Community Quilt - the theme is water. And it's due on April 15th. I know, I know. I should finish one thing and then move onto the next. But I'm back in my familiar milieu, and the ideas outpace my ability to do them something awful. I've taken to writing down other possibilities on little stickies and putting them up on the wall. Those are things I haven't even begun to do. And I have a sketchbook nearby in which to draw other quilt ideas that leap across my mind as I'm working. Does anybody else feel like this at times? And what do you do about it? Sometimes I just climb into bed for a nap! Or snuggle up with a good book or a Sudoku. I know there must be some tried and true methods of coping out there. Any thoughts you'd care to share would be most welcome!