Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Start and Finish

So one of the things Regina taught me when I was working at Rose Path, is to have several different projects going at once. That went against my nature or maybe my training; I really thought I should finish one project before I started another. Regina's reasoning was that she would just get sick and tired of looking at the same stuff for weeks on end. I thought about the endless projects that I had grown bored with and never finished. I had to concede that I hadn't been very successful with my way of doing things.

Now I too have several projects going at a time. It is so refreshing to be able to put down what I am working on and pick up and work on something else that I like equally well.

This summer I am afraid I went a little overboard however, I started one project after another, a quilt, another quilt, an afgahn, a scarf, a pair of socks, a hat, skirts for the girls, projects for the house as well as other projects that were begun in Texas. Almost all, I am afraid to report, sit unfinished in my quilt room. Last week I decided that I needed to get to work on all these projects because frankly when there are that many, it is just depressing.

My new rule: Rachel is not allowed to begin a new project until another project is completed.

This is a problem because this week the weather has cooled off considerably and fall is in the air. On top of that I have been planning our Christmas trip so I have the holidays on my my mind too. I keep thinking of projects I want to begin or go shopping for but I stop myself.

Holding myself to my new rule, instead going shopping or trolling the internet for the Christmas quilt pattern I have in my head, I have been working feverishly on several things. I showed you the pair of socks that I finished last week.

I am halfway through the second sock on this pair too. I should have this finished in the next day or two.

I also finished giving this swing, we inherited with the house, a cheery makeover. What do you think? We talked about throwing it out but $20 in stripey outdoor fabric, a trip to Target for clearance cushions and 3 cans of spray paint later I think it's really fun and good as new.

To keep myself on the straight and narrow, I am going to be reporting on projects I have begun and others that I have finished. Your job is to tell me how wonderful I am every time I show you a finished project. You have permission to lie to protect my feelings.


robin k said...

You are wonderful!

Where are you going for Christmas?

Jill from Killeny Glen said...

Ya know your "cheer Makeover" is great! Love it!

R-Eight said...

Hey! No making fun of my typos unless you want to sign up to be my editor. :)