Sunday, August 31, 2008
Over 65 - Getting Crowded
Yesterday I counted the number of quilts -- FINISHED QUILTS -- still IN my house, IN use, etc. I am not counting those I've given away.
At my last quick count, there are over 65 DONE and in the closet, in a huge basket, hanging, folded in the linen closet upstairs, on the bed, downstairs in the extra closet, 2 on the dilapidated hide-a-bed, a bunch on the ladder DH made for me, 1 on the guest bed (hey, I never showed that one yet!). This number does NOT count the "#1 Gobsmackered Kaleidoscope" WIP near finished on my sewing table.
And ... on the other side of the Studio, my DH makes his boats. These are also accumulating, in our not-large house. He has 30 boats - He NEVER has UFOs, only has one WIP at a time - so disciplined! Each boat is 2-3 feet in length size. This one is a Rum Runner.
Sometimes I get to wishing we owned a larger house, but then there's more to keep tidy ... but maybe a large room for a long-arm ????
My mother would say, "If wishes were horses, then beggars would ride", which always confused me, but now I finally understand. (I have always wanted to design a quilt with that title.)