26 November 2012

Confession Time!

I have a very short attention span and get bored with projects quickly! I am easily enabled and will have to live until I am at least 500 to make everything on my to do list! I like to quilt, embroider and knit. 

A few years ago I went through a period when all I seemed to do was to start new projects, nothing ever got finished! I ended up feeling guilty and unsatisfied, this is meant to be fun!

We have moved internationally every couple of years for the last 15 years and have finally settled for good (I hope!) in the south of England; before I left my last post I finished lots of projects and donated even more! 

For the first time I have also given myself permission to not feel guilty if a project remains unfinished - sometimes I start things to learn a new technique or find I am not happy with the colours I chose or something else about it once it is started. If I no longer enjoy working on a project, I let it hibernate for a while, if I like it when it re-emerges then I will finish it, if not then I will put unused parts back in my stash or donate it to someone who does love it! 

I am determined to keep my current WIP list manageable! I like to work on different things depending on my mood, or how much time I have, or whether I want to sit with the family or work in my sewing room. I try to stick to one or two projects in each of the different disciplines. I will list my active projects on here and share progress on them in the hope that it will motivate me to stick to the list!

Current active WIP's:

Hand quilting - The Welsh Quilt
Applique - Chester County Criswell Quilt & Friends of Baltimore
Hand Piecing - Dear Jane
Quilt Group Visiting project - Russian Sunflowers
Embroidery - SDW Sampler SAL
Knitting - Cowl
Machine Project - Grandmother's Choice & Easy Street Mystery


  1. Wow, you dabble in all the crafts! It will be fun seeing your projects. They all sound so interesting... russian sunflowers?

  2. I would be interested in seeing a photo of Russian Sunflowers too.

  3. I too am working on the Chester county quilt just love this quilt and hope that I can make it look authentic. Don't bother going to see the blocks on my blog..they are in printing process but just got block 5 and I think I will start there..LOL.
    UFO's keep us going and energetic we are able to look forward to tomorrow. I have also added you to my reader so that I can follow you thanks for sharing your wonderful talent(s);-)