So I started going through them today. I opened and emptied one bin. Most of what I found are projects I inherited from other quilters... projects I have no interest in completing! Luckily, there is this wonderful woman named Gladys in Iowa who takes these PIGS (Projects in Grocery Sacks) and turns them into finished quilts for charity. Here is one of two piles of these unwanted projects:
That leaves the stuff that I might someday want to finish... still far too many projects to contemplate... but I have to add them to my UFO list. This bin has been sorted and it's all 'keepers':
What WAS I thinking starting new projects with all these old ones left to complete? GAH!!!!
But at least I found them... I will have things to take on retreat with me on Nov 10th-13th. I will have to pick and choose from among these projects for things to work on at the retreat. I have gone from 'OMG, I will have to fill four days with sewing projects and I have nothing to work on' to 'OMG, I have all these projects to work on... what WILL I actually take with me???' ... From famine to feast!
It feels so good to actually find what I was looking for though... there was a time before we organized things that I would never have found them, and they would have never been all together... Bless 'OrganizeThis' and all professional organizers... you are all amazing people and make miracles for the chronically disorganized - like me!