Due to the nature of my pattern business I get a lot of email, but nothing like this past week and it's been amazing. Thank you everyone who jumped on board and helped spread the word about Finish What You Have. From all the enthusiastic responses I'd say this project may continue indefinitely.
I also hear that some of you are feeling overwhelmed with the enormity of the task. My advice to that is: baby steps. Start small. You might want to set a goal of only finishing one or two little projects this month and work up to bigger ones later if you are motivated to do so.
Now, having said that, I also have to tell you there's no rule that says you can't start anything new. In fact, anticipation can be a fun motivating factor. For instance there are things I need to do like summer sewing for myself and the girls, gifts, swaps, etc. But at the same time I'm also making the commitment to dust off and finish a few old projects. I'm talking about discipline and balance. Not throwing oneself on the alter or anything. Heavens no. Craft, thrift, spend your mad money, just finish it, whatever it is.
I'm hugging myself because I've already got my Flower Pots quilt laid out on the dining room table with the batting and the backing ready for basting. My least favorite thing to do btw is b-a-s-t-i-n-g. But the saving grace is, I'll be using one of those old wooden table frames to quilt this so a minimal amount of stitching is enough to provide adequate reinforcement as I handle it the first few times. This quilt project will most likely last throughout the summer. But I do plan on finishing some smaller projects in between.
Like these towels...um... what happened to the rest of the week anyway? I might have seen Thursday in that pile over there, but wait, there's definitely a long weekend missing. . . better get on that.