I have a few “UnFinished Objects” hanging around here. Let’s start by talking Christmas cards. For years I sent handmade cards out to my entire list of people. Then 2006 came along and this is as far as I got.
Keep in mind this would be the December I spent in Hanoi adopting the second half of our family, so I had good reason. The following year I had high hopes. Instead of designing my own I bought a kit. It was a cute easy card that would take no time at all. Here’s how far I got on it before deciding to buy a box of card for close friends and family:
This year, I would love to finish either set of cards. I used to make lots of paper crafts and miss doing it. Of course, I look at the calendar and see that Christmas is less than a month away, I’ll be on the road starting this weekend for about 10 days, and that there is still Christmas sewing to do. Who wants to take bets on me using the last half of the box from last year for close friends and family?
There are other odds and ends of projects; a free-form quilted jacket, various home decor, and even the trim in three separate rooms of the house. The thing that bothers me the most, though, is a quilt I un-earthed awhile back. It was a quilt I was making for myself, the colors are so pretty and the fabric is super soft. The quilt top is done. I have the backing fabric. I have the batting. It needs quilted and there lies the problem.
I can do small bits of handwork, but the thought of quilting and entire quilt by hand makes me feel a bit panicky. I do not want to tie it as it is just not the right look for it. I am scared to even think of machine quilting it. Not that I do not have a good machine, but I have no clue where to start! I think I need to sit down with some scraps and see what I come up with. When it boils down to it, though, I just need to start and get it done. My goal is to have it done by New Year’s….a little year end “gift” for myself three years in the making.
I would show you a picture, but to be honest, the last couple days have been way to cold to hang a half finished quilt on the clothesline for a photo.
Which brings me to a challenge for you. Find that one item you really want to finish and make some plans to finish it. Do this one little thing for yourself this year. Your worth it, aren’t you? So, tell me, what object is it that you are going to finish? I expect a full report on January 1st!