When I start a project, I almost always finish it. That’s never really been a problem for me.
So you would think that multi-tasking and working on several sewing projects at once would be no big deal, in that case. They all get done eventually, and I’m usually in no rush.
My problem is subtly different, though. It’s the projects I don’t start.
Let me give you an example. Say I’m working on a new pair of pants for myself. I realize I need more thread and run to the store to grab some.
While I’m there, I notice a sample cut of gorgeous silk in my favorite shade of terra cotta pink. There’s only one piece, and I imagine making it into that flowy skirt I’ve been daydreaming about. So I pick it up. On the way to the register, I also see they have a really cool new zigzag jersey print which would make great undies, so I grab just a little of that.
A few days later, I finish my pants, and guess what? Something else has caught my eye and I forgot about those spur-of-the-moment sewing plans I came up with in the fabric store. Thus, the ever-growing stash.
Don’t get me wrong, I love when fabric inspires me like this! But I don’t love that feeling that I can never accomplish all of my ideas.
This is a recurring theme in my life: more ideas than time to work on them.
So for this month, my good habit will be buying supplies for one project at a time. When I finish that, I’ll move on to the next. I’m sure I’ll have to abandon a few ideas along the way, but so what? I can’t get to them all anyway.
Tell me, are you pretty good about finishing everything you dream up? Or are you more like me?