On the Sanman board, they are starting something called Finish-It Fridays. You are supposed to pull a project on Monday and aim to have it finished finished on Friday. Now, I don't mean take floss and fabric, stitch it, and have it ornately framed with suede mats on Friday, just take the finishes that hang out in my drawers, totes, the trunk of my car, under the bed and remain unfinished for no reason other than (at least for me) my lack of ability (or fear--some of those glues will melt an acrylic nail if they get on one, ask me how I know) to gather my finishing supplies together and complete something, and FINISH them. Into something.
It works for me. I could do that. Frankly, y'all, the pile of nonsense in my sewing room that needs to be finished is starting to drive me crazy. I mean, I took 10 pieces to be framed at the end of June, but I got a lot more to do something with. I am slowly gaining the bravery to take on the sewing machine. Between you and me, I think Mom took me to Kutztown because she KNOWS that, when I see the quilts on display, I want to make one. And it worked. Like I have the room, the know-how or the fabric to make a quilt. Well, I do have the fabric, but, all together, it would be really ugly. But I need to sit down and get that machine cracking and make something pretty with it. I'm not stupid, I'm just chicken. And I need to do something about all the crap I've been collecting with the idea of, "Oh, I could stitch something and stick it in there." I'm tired of tripping over it all.
Sooooo, my first project is to, next week, work on doing an ornament. I want to practice before I do SO's ornament for the fair. Fair entries should not be experimental. I figure it shouldn't be too hard. I have all the stuff. Fairly close at hand. SO is very talented at working out any technical problems I can come up with. I should be OK.
It's time to get those finishes under control.