I'm having a hard time putting needle to fabric this week. I've had to work late both nights to make up for having to go to the doctor, so I'm usually worn out by the time I get home. Last night, though, I decided to suck it up and work on Hearts of America to try to get some progress on that. I'm starting to worry I'm going to lose the buttons before it gets done, and that would be bad. So if I work on this one week a month, Summer Ball one week a month, and the ornaments the other two weeks, that's progress, right?
I realized on Monday that I've reached a mini-goal. I had told myself that, if I finished 5 ornaments or 5 UFOs, I get to start a new start. Well, I met that goal last month--I have 5 ornaments done this year. I've almost finished 5 UFOs, whatever I finish next will be that milestone. Trust me, I am thrilled to think that there are 5 less half-finished projects in the bin. But, when it comes down to it, I don't want to start anything new. It feels like cheating on the other projects, like I could be using the time to finish those, not on a frivolous new start. But there are so many things in my stash I would LOVE to work on, shouldn't I want to start something new and carefree? Maybe I'm just taking this too seriously and next year, I'll have that bin back up in numbers, and won't look at an ornament-sized project . . . or will be too busy to open the sewing room door. Is anyone else who is working on UFOs, either as part of the organized groups like WIPocalypse or UFO stitchers, or on your own, are you feeling this?