Work In Progress :: Too Many Projects

So I have a confession to make.  I am a habitual project starter, and not always the best project finisher.  It’s something I’m working on, but when I get an idea, I drop all that I am doing and start working on this new idea.  And then (sadly) I don’t always finish what I had dropped.  Am I the only one?  I think that might be a creative thing?!?  Or maybe I’m just trying to convince myself that it’s something I shouldn’t be concerned about!

Washi Dress :: Dandelion Drift

So the washi dress I showed you last week.  It is so close to being done.  I just have the tiniest bit of hand stitching left to finish it up.  But before I could finish that hand stitching the prettiest Robert Kaufman fabric came in the mail, which led me to buy this new pattern, which led me to forget to finish my washi…ack!  Almost there!

Cabin Dress :: Dandelion Drift

P.S.  This new pattern, the Cabin dress, is by a new to me designer.  I bought it because of the pockets.  But I love little features in the PDF pattern that say “Next Row” or “Done” to help you with taping the pattern together.  Genius idea!

  • Emily

    I do that – I’m happily working along on one project and then suddenly I MUST make this other thing that just popped in my head. So then what happens is I have 4-6 projects going at once. I don’t get anything finished for two or three weeks, as I’m stuck in the middle of a bunch of projects, but then I’ll finish everything up all in a day or two!

    • Teresa

      Ooh, I wish I could say that I finish everything up in a day. I have so many projects started, some almost a year old!

  • http://www.prolificprojectstarter.wordpress.com R

    ha ha, you are not the only one, by a long shot. And surely you’ll find some time to finish the handsewing on that dress, it looks beautiful in the shot you’ve shown.

    • Teresa

      I’m almost done with the washi dress…almost!

  • http://aclosetfullofposies.blogspot.ca/ Melissa

    I have seen the Cabin pattern and am curious about it. Therefore I am really looking forward to seeing your progress and, dare I say, finish? Good luck with finishing the Washi dress too – I love that fabric!

    I am in the planning stages of a lot of projects which feels like I’m wading through mud right now!

    • Teresa

      Oh yay, so far the Cabin pattern is coming together beautifully…I love it!

  • http://helloquiltylady@blogspot.com Beth

    Ha that is an issue but my bigger issue is I don’t start the quilt I really want to work on but feel the need to finish and then forget that I wanted to make that because there is another awesome thing that catches my eye. I sometimes feel I am missing out! To find the balance or more hours??

    • Teresa

      Oooh, more hours would be nice!

  • http://adirondackinspired.com Monica–Adirondack Inspired

    Can’t wait to see the explosion of finished projects…I’ve been stuck in ‘cleaning up my sewing space’ phase. Also, I need to clean and oil my serger, and I’ve never done that before so…yeah….it sits.

    • Teresa

      I need to clean my sewing space. Whenever I start a handful of projects, it ends up looking like a storm has blown through my sewing room!

  • http://www.nakiak.com Nikki

    You are definitely not the only one. I do it all the time. I’ve got all of my projects spread out all over my sewing room (aka bedroom) today with the hope that I can finish off a few of them before my husband gets back into town this weekend.

    We should start a club and hold all chronic project starters accountable. #projectstartandfinish or something like that. 😉

    • Teresa

      Ooh I like it…we could be accountability partners :)

  • http://www.createdblissfully.blogspot.com corinnea

    oh, you are definitely not alone…. at least when you get your things done, you also manage to get a photo and blog them…. that’s way more than I can manage most times.

    • Teresa

      I really like the photography part of blogging!

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