I cannot tell you (ok I am embarrassed to admit) how many projects I have the materials for and have even started, but have not finished. We are not talking a few weeks lapse I have fabric or materials for various sewing projects, counted cross stitch projects, Super Saturday projects that I bought a few years ago. They either sit untouched or unfinished.
I was thinking the other day if I were locked in a room without distractions, plenty of food and water and movies or music for background noise, and ALL the materials I needed to finish each started project or bought for project I would be busy for a couple of years.
Here is just one project I started over a year ago. A quilt for my brother called "Tumbler Quilt". It is a great quilt to use up the scraps of fabric that are too big to throw away, but not really big enough for anything else.
|This is fabric chain sewn together waiting to be cut and ironed.|
|This is the tub of already cut fabric|
|I got all of the fabric cut now it is waiting to be ironed and sewing together|
to make strips of 4. I know right now it does make sense but it will later!
Anyways I keep buying and buying and buying and I will start some and soon get bored so I will start another. I have overwhelmed myself by what I have staring at me to get done. So my main question is why can't I finish a project? On the rare occasion that I do finish something it feels soooooooooo good. A weight is lifted and I can breath until I turn around and see the next project. Not only do I keep buying I cannot say no to people. When someone asks me if I can make something for them I always say yes. I need to learn to either keep my mouth shut or say no.
I have tried banning myself from fabric stores unless I NEED something, but once I walk in I loose self control and come out with more......
I cannot blame anyone for my overwhelmed feelings of unfinished projects, but myself. I need to attend Unfinished Projects Anonymous!
I just need to not be distracted and finish projects!!!!!!