Why is my project list so long?
Elaine wrote a post the other day about what stops us from moving forward. It was inspired by this post from Anne Sullivan at PlayCraft.The two posts got me to thinking about why my list of Quilting Projects is so long. So I went back to look at the list. There are currently 52 projects on the list (it will be 54 by Sunday night as I'm taking two classes this weekend).
|My design wall earlier this year. There are atleast six different projects up there.|
|I cleared the cutting table off for something and put things on this little table and started working through the stack. I'm not sure the stack looks much shorter today but atleast things are progressing.|
|This little wall hanging has wanted to be quilted for years. It finally happened this year at the longarm studio as I wanted to play at quilting from the front. It was a good size to fit at the bottom of the quilt I had gone to quilt.|
|This sat for years waiting for a decision about borders. Yes or No. If Yes which colour. Limited choices as there wasn't much fabric left. Decide it was time and finished it.|
I suspect that if I was to go into each box and make a serious evaluation of what to do with it, some would not get finished as originally planned. Looking at the names of the projects, they all still make me smile (even the one that irritates me) but I'm not sure I want to commit the time to completing the original plan. I'll make those decisions when I pull the boxes out and decide to work on the project again.
Between working full time and other commitments there's limited time to quilt. I make the most progress when there's a deadline or when I'm really commited to achieving a goal. Whether its a note on the Boogie border for this weeks goals or a monthly or yearly goal, some form of deadline really helps to move things along.
Its been fun/interesting to look at the project list and think about why its so long. The good news is its moving. Things come off and things go on. Its the nature of a fun hobby I think. Do you have a list? Have you thought about why things stay on it?