Could you spend a year working on UFOs or things you started before that year? Could you go a year without starting anything new? Then set out with a clean (or at least cleaner) slate?
Since we're almost done with two thirds of the year, and I have managed to keep within the boundaries I set for myself for this year, I'm pondering doing the impossible. I have a lot of half-finished projects sitting around. Two afghans, two quilts, tons of stuff I just put aside for later. Would it be possible to finish these? Can I work on older projects that I set aside for one reason or another and only those projects? For an entire year?
I know people do it. I see people do it. It's just a rather intimidating idea. I mean, these are projects I set aside. There had to be a good reason, right? Especially since most of my UFOs are very large and were abandoned fairly early on in the project. I know I did work on some UFOs this year, but there was always the push to get commitment stitching, or something free done, and stop wasting time. And there is the pleasure of blank fabric, with fresh threads, and that feeling of a new start. I'd miss that.
But, at the same time, it would be good. Fewer envelopes full of half-finished stuff to deal with. HTB always asks why I start new stuff when there is old stuff sitting around half-done. It's an extension of the discipline I am trying to exert on myself. And there is an inherent challenge in getting something to a finish, particularly if it's something I don't like or intimidated me.
I have to really think about this.
Could you do it?
Would you be willing to do it?