25 July 2009

Pulled out the geisha again

This one.

I really need to get this girl finished. I've made great progress since the last time I posted photos of her. Which was 11 months ago. But she was supposed to be finished for SO for Christmas, and yet I'm not done.

My plan for the rest of this year is to work on UFOs and WIPs. I need to get things finished. I get so much satisfaction when I empty out one of the scrapbooking envelopes I keep my projects in, and I need to start getting more things finished. The projects take up less space in my finishes tub than the WIPs do all over the place.

The thing is, a good deal of my WIPs are huge and unwieldy. It's not that I really get bored with them. I get overwhelmed. The Hummingbird Trellis afghan, for example. It's gorgeous. I think I am doing a good job. I feel great when I finish a block, and then I realize just how many there are, and, well, there's a reason it got shoved under the coffee table. . .

But I am going to start making progress and getting things finished.

Starting with this.

I am also done the stitching part of SO's ornament. I have to put it together. Depending on how my day happens tomorrow, I'll do that tomorrow, along with putting together some non-stitchy penguin bell ornaments I bought last year and never put together. Somehow they ended up in my stitchy bag and have been jingling while I am walking, so it's time to get them finished and ready for the tree.


riona said...

I look forward to tracking your progress on the Geisha ... she was one of my favorites of all the pieces you posted about ... but cut yourself some slack, you set and met your goal to stitch certain pieces for fair entries ... you've managed to come up with arrangements to get them to the various fairs without destroying your vacation plans ... these are all notable accomplishments. That being said, I know what you mean about UFOs hanging heavy on the conscience. After I get to the bottom of my "finishing" basket, I intend to rechristen it the UFO basket and work as systematically on my UFOs as I have been doing on my sewing finishes ... particularly an afghan using Tudor motifs from a decades old magazine, Celebrations.I also have a crazy quilt top that I made, at my mother's request, for my kid sister's 16th birthday. But ... I never got around to backing and actually quilting the piece. My sister will be 50 in June of 2010 ... I am planning on finally finishing it and giving it to her as a gag gift to her ... preferably with my Mom as a witness ... 34 years as a UFO has got to be some kind of record.

Pumpkin said...

I'd love to see her finished too Rachel :o)

Meari said...

Good luck with your goal of finishing things!

I do my thing and you do yours. I am not in this world to live up to your expectations, and you are not in this world to live up to mine. You are you and I am I, and if by chance we find each other, then it is beautiful. If not, it can’t be helped--Frederick Perls