i finish what i start. that is just the type of personality the good Lord gave me. it’s a statement, not a bragging point, because sometimes, being a finisher is not always that much fun. i won’t even start something if i know that i won’t be able to finish it because all it will do is drive me crazy looking at it unfinished.
obviously, my quilting personality hasn’t received that memo yet.
it all started out so innocently (doesn’t it always?). i was sorting through my stash closet (which, btw, looks nothing like what it did 2 years ago. it’s overflowed those confines.) looking for any more red and pink scraps to be used in (yet) another project. good. night. i’m starting to wonder if i don’t have a long lost child in the depths of that place.
i found more unfinished projects than i care to share-some of which, i completely had forgotten about.
oh. yeah. now i remember. i started these, on a whim, last summer. i had been sick of brushing up on my algebra skills…so, what better thing to do then start a new project? *sigh* they went really fast, if i remember right. all hand-pieced while sitting on my new porch. new porch + new project = she’s lost her mind.
then there is this quilt:
the sight of it made me whimper. oh, how i love this quilt. i love every last thing about it…except that it’s not finished. why isn’t it finished? i don’t know. and these are just two of several (many would probably be more accurate) unfinished projects lurking in the outer boundaries.
then there are the segregated piles of fabric that are for those “someday” projects:
bought last year at pnqe. i wasn’t even going to pick it up but the sample was just too darling, and then i came across that awesome orange in another booth, and besides, this project doesn’t scream “halloween” to me. and here i am justifying my purchase! 😉
this pile of fabrics should look familiar…at least to lucy they should.
would you believe that i haven’t bought a piece of fabric (other than what was bought for me for christmas) since last september? honestly. what i have shown here is just the beginning folks…i have projects going that this here blog ain’t ever seen! 😛 let’s not talk about the number of tops i have laying around to be quilted (at least 5). and yet i went and did this a couple of weeks ago:
sorry…can’t feel guilty ’bout that one.
i’m sitting here with a smile on my face, while my conscious is yelling, “you wipe that smile right off your face, sister!” 😀
i’m surprised, yes. i could sit down and write out a detailed list on what i will work on when and stick to it religiously. i could, but i’m not.
what i will do is work hard on getting these projects finished up. goodness knows i have enough of a variation here so there’s no worries about becoming bored. i will work harder on not starting a new project, although there are a couple projects that are exempt from that statement (probably what gets me in more trouble-exemptions).
okay, now that i cleared the air and unloaded all of that offa my chest, i’m going down and start cutting the background out for another new project.
obviously i’ve learned my lesson. 🙂