My passion is creating. I sew, quilt, crochet, knit, and paint. My problem is, that after I have mastered a skill, I am ready to move on to another, and I have many unfinished projects in my home. I feel a strong sense of guilt when I come across a bag containing a pair of socks. or a pair of mittens...unfinished. I have lost count of the number of hooking projects I have started. (I forgot to add rug hooking to my list of endeavours.) I have several quilt tops in various stages of completion. Although these projects are neatly stashed, the knowledge of the state in which they reside clutters my mind and causes an anxiety of sorts. So, this year, I have stopped buying and committed to finishing.
When we visited my sister-in-law, Jan and her husband Keith, and daughter Meredith, in Sault St Marie in June, I purchased more fabric after visiting my favourite store..."Joanne's. " I also purchased a pattern book and started, yet another, project. Thankfully, I have learned to start a seasoned theme project well enough in advance that I have the ability to finish it before the occasion THAT year. I finished this little gem last night.
MY next little project will be to finish the quilt that I started for Dustin two years ago. I stitched the binding on by machine last weekend and all that remains to do is to hand stitch the binding on the back of the quilt, and date and sign it. Alexia is next in line for a quilt. and then Halen and Delia.
If I never left the house for the next year, I could not possible complain of boredom. The sense of accomplishment I feel after I have finished a project gives me such a lift and inspires me to do more...so...periodically I will post pictures of finished projects throughout the coming months.
What unfinished project do you have stashed away?