Many of you know I was among the "missing" for several months this past summer. My struggle with inspiration,desire and love of quilt making was at an all time low. Took abit of pondering to figure out what and why. I don't claim to have all the answers, but I can tell you what finally worked for me. The following is part of a letter to wrote to a bogged down quilting friend recently."I had exactly the same feeling when I walked into my sewing room Angie. Overwhelmed...too much stuff begun, too many projects, too much mess. I shut the door and walked away. What I recently did was go in, select ONE project and bring it out to the dining room. I sorted it out,counted up needed blocks, etc. Then I put my sewing machine on the dining room table(or anywhere NOT in the sewing room) and sat down and worked on that chosen project. Only for awhile, not til it was done, etc, but for as long as the "OK" feeling lasted. then I put the project and the parts in a box and set it to one side. The next day, I didn't sew, but I brought out another "begun" project, it's parts and sorted to see how many blocks were made and how many I still needed. I wrote down what I discovered, and pinned it to the pieces. If I felt inspired, I pulled the machine forward and sewed. If not, then I packed it up in a container or box and set it aside. And that's what finally gotten me sewing again. And... "if" you can accomplish a finish, like that simple Barbie quilt I showed, go for it. Any finish will do. And maybe you have to be critical of the "beguns". In reality not all of them need to be finshed. They can be abandoned or donated, make someone else happy with them...LOL The trick is to find the little part that will bring happiness to your heart and a smile to your face. Even a pillowcase is a great project, I have several waiting for me to choose them! Hugs, Finn The picture is one of the "one at a time" projects I pulled out and worked on. Not to completion as more 2" strips are needed than I currently have. But progress was made and I feel optimistic about it.