Tuesday, July 06, 2010

A Confession

I've recently posted some pictures of my works in progress on my blog here.

However, I must confess that I have MANY more WIPs...  Many.

I really should get pictures of each of them and keep a visual list on my blog so that I am more motivated to finish some things.  Maybe you can be my accountability partner, Internet.

Don't get me wrong, I don't think that it's a bad thing to have multiple projects going at once.  It suits me.  I get bored easily, so I need to have many options when I get ready to sew.

At any given time, I could finish a project over the course of a weekend.

I always feel freedom to buy more fabric to increase my stash.

I also buy fabric with future projects in mind.

Lately, I've had this insane compulsion.  This need to get ALL of these ideas in my head out and make them reality.  As a result, I sleep very little and I start new projects very often.  Tonight, for example, I was cutting some of my vintage sheets for one project when it occurred to me that I should cut 12 1/2 inch squares apart so that I could begin sewing them together for a king sized quilt for my bed. So naturally, I got busy starting another project.

Honestly, I don't have a count of how many projects I have going.  I think it'd be a good idea to get a list, though.  My goal in the short term is to take a picture of each of my projects and print it out.  I'll post these pictures on the dry erase board in my sewing room as a visual reminder of what my options are when I go upstairs to sew.  Perhaps if I do that, I'll be able to mark off some projects from my list more quickly.

How many works in progress do you typically have?  Come on, Internet.  If you read my blog, interact with me a bit.  Sometimes I feel like I'm talking to myself.  Comment please! :) Thanks in advance!

3 comments:

Jennifer said...

Since I normally sew clothes, I don't have a lot of unfinished projects. I haven't quilted my quilt I started months ago and have a Barbie organizer and apron on the back burner. Planned projects... I have a ton of those. Right now, I'm still trying to get some bandana dresses and other things worked up to try to sell at The Memphis Flea market, so I have a lot of those things needing some finishing touches right now. Not as many as I need though - I won't get to do it this month, but hopefully next month.

teaginny said...

I have six quilts in progress right now, so you're making me feel better about that :). Lots more planned!

TW said...

While I am fairly new to quilting, I have sewn and done crafts forever it seems... I have pages and pages of lists that represent my unfinished projects.

When I moved back from college I had 2 suitcases and 6 boxes, 2 of those boxes were unfinished projects, and they are still 2 boxes of unfinished projects. I graduated 4 years ago