Monday, September 03, 2007

How Many Projects???

Confession time. I am a procrastinator. I love to start new projects, but have a hard time staying on task and finishing them. This is a sneak peek of a wool project I started ages and AGES ago. I love this project, too, but have I finished it yet? NO! Well, to be honest, I ran out of Perle cotton thread, so had to go to Fat Quarters to get some more. I got some, but haven't finished it yet. Actually, now I can't remember where I put the purchased Perle cotton thread. (sigh). I only have a small area of this project to finish and then I'll post the whole thing. I love the colors in this project. They didn't photograph well under the incandescent light, so when I finish the project, which is a table runner, I will photograph it outside. The background is black and there are no pinks in this project. Ok, so on to the question of the post. How many projects?? How many projects to you have going at one time? I truly believe I must have Crafter's ADD. I start a project, ANY project, and before I'm done, I start something else. I've just looked into the fabric closet (yes, I have a closet just for fabric - you're surprised by that?!) and saw at least two quilt tops that have to be sewn together, at least 3 new patterns and projects I just bought at he recent quilt show in San Diego. If you've followed my blog, you know that I've dabbled in making wool felt beads from roving. Yes, another project. I think I just like to start new things. I don't think that's anything new to anyone. Like when we buy a new rubber stamp - we want to make something with it right away, right? Ok then. But looking around this craft room, I've got cards to make and finish for the jj DT, cards to finish for my personal stash (pieces everywhere), and lists of projects I want to make for classes for the Cupboard. Not to mention all the craft supplies and personal paperwork I need to put away. It all feels so overwhelming. Is it a sagittarian trait that I do this? I need a personal assistant to get me on track and keep me on track. How ever am I going to get myself organized enough to run a stamp business? I have no idea. How many projects do you have going at one time? How do you keep organized?

5 comments:

Jennifer said...

You aren't REALLY asking for actual numbers here, are you? I mean, this is just a hypothetical "how many" question, right? Oh dear...I don't even want to count. I look at it like this, just because they aren't finished doesn't mean I've abandoned them. I'll enjoy working on them sometime in the future.......

justjohanna said...

i excel at starting things and discovering things to start. both personally and professionally. so i build systems to keep me organized and focused... and i get help from people who get satisfaction from finishing things. it's not such a bad thing. and i put "organized" in a different category than "focused"

Tami said...

I have plenty of UFO's in my life. UFO=Unfinished Object. You just had to open this can of worms. Ok, off the top of my head...there are 3 quilt tops waiting to be quilted, a pile of quilt squares waiting to be assembled, 10 quilted 1/2 finished ATC's on the table this very moment, 2 base painted purses waiting for inspiration to strike so I can finish them, a half torn up waiting to be re-assembled junk jewelry thing, and so many other projects in my mind. And I haven't even started on the stamping projects...there are about 6 dominos on the table 1/2 colored and that's all I'll admit to right now.

Julie said...

I have little or nothing unfinished. I am the type of person who likes to have their plate clean. Now, on the other hand, that doesn't mean that I have not purchased supplies to start a project...I have loads of supplies here with the intention of starting something. But- I make myself finish something before I get to "reward" myself with a new product or supply. Since I am compulsive, if I didn't do it this way, I would be homeless.

Dianne said...

I don't think you really want my list of undone and planned for the future projects....but I just had to tell you how much I LOVE the colors and pattern of the felt project you had pictured in this post....how beautiful!!!