Sometimes it seems to me that my catalog of cloth pictures reads like a stream of unfinished projects. Actually, it turns the stomach, sometimes. Proof of need for an intervention!
I’m going to look back ONE YEAR and find a couple of featured projects and finish them roughly within that month (I mean, September is 2/3’s gone already). This is going to be ‘my thing’. I want to try this as a tool, though, and not as a ‘thing’ (i.e. “My Year of Finishing Work”, blah blah blah).
A little structure. A little time pressure. In conjunction, the two COULD work.
I hope that this process will be a lot like deciding not to grocery shop in my husband’s absence this week. Instead, I made do with what little was in the fridge. How gratifying it was (absurdly gratifying?)!
Sometimes, I will first have to FIND the thing. But’s that okay, and probably good and necessary.
The one above just needs a binding and dowel sleeve (well, and the intention to finish — that’s the point here).
Furthermore (and this is critical!), I here before you pledge not to get bogged down in the “PROBLEM” of what to do with the finished pieces. My Etsy store is deadsville and I can’t quite bring myself to sign up for any sales this fall. In fact, my domain name is up for renewal in a few weeks and I’m considering letting the website go. I mean, I never go there. Does anyone else?!!
Streamlining, focusing, empowering.
Huh. And not to get too, too ambitious here, I have the same need with books. So, I will embark upon a parallel process with those.
There! A pledge. Two pledges.
And, of course, the Hearts for Charleston Quilt takes priority.