However, that last sewing hiatus I took? It was epic. And I'm trying to figure out any/all contributing factors. One might be that I have SO many projects on the go and not a lot of finishes to be proud of. I get to a point where I know I shouldn't start anything new, and yet I don't want to finish the old stuff....and then....nothing. Hence, maybe its time to add in some extrinsic motivation.
So I've been successfully peer pressured by How My Time Flies to join a Finish-a-long being hosted by She Can Quilt (among others). I'm going to publicly declare a few finishes and then welcome the accountability to get those things done.
I'm joining in on the second quarter of this Finish-a-Long and have until the end of June to transform my projects from WIPs to Gifts (except the scrap baskets - which are selfishly for me). Hopefully moving the older stuff out will make some space in my sewing room.
Here's what I think will be reasonable to manage as we get into the most chaotic part of the school year:
|First up, is Puppy Love - a quilt top, pieced back, and made binding combo I have had sitting around for LITERALLY six or seven years. What a disgrace. This will be a finished quilt by the end of the quarter.|
|Second, I will finish the Red, Orange and Yellow one hour scrap baskets I need to make to finish off my rainbow. I can then save the pink, grey/black and neutrals ones for the next quarter. I think I might also need more shelf space to keep them. :)|
Good luck to all who are participating!