Once the weather warms up and the days lengthen a little, the reality of my unfinished projects come to light and BOY AM I HORRIFIED (each and every year).
I am a list maker. Every evening at work before I got home I write a list for the next day. I write shopping lists. I plan my meal menu each week. But I don't have a list for the UFOs I want to finish, probably because writing it down would be me facing reality. I came back from a mini-break in Far North Queensland a few days ago and went into my sewing room to sew. But for everything I picked up new that I wanted to sew, I was missing a component (not missing - LOST) and I realised then there were a lot of unfinished, mostly made or cut out projects junking up my sewing room. My sewing room was rebelling against my bad habit of starting, and nothing new was going to get started until I got rid of some of the backlog.
(Also if I get some projects finished I might have something to put in the exhibition next year).
So this is a very quiet shhhhhhhhh commitment to myself that I will start finishing things. I've made this commitment before and failed each and every time. I have quilts basted and ready to quilt - and because it is a group quilt someone else is lined up to bind it. I have tops unbasted. And I won't be limited to quilts - I have a lot of clothes cut out that have to be sewn up, and bags for my online store as well.
See this quilt? I had seven hexagons left to sew on it. Seven. Last night I finished the top. Gosh it felt good to say that. Tomorrow I will baste it.
I shall report back. Pinky swear.