Ambition and Time Constraints
So I'm putting myself on a diet. A yarn diet. A project diet. It's part of my New Year's Resolutions.
I do so hereby resolve to finish projects that are already in progress and to not buy supplies for new projects unless they're needed to finish up existing projects or for commissioned work.
-Emily's Wedding Quilt of my own design (only 2 years overdue!) with a tutorial in the works that I'll share with all of you!
-Isla's 2014 Frosted Pumpkin Stitchery sampler only 10 months to go!
-The 13 projects in my Ravelry queue that I already have yarn for.
-The 6 or possibly more designs that I have sketched up, and purchased yarn to knit samples of.
-The Dress Me Up Blanket for Kids that I hunted down the fabric for and want to make Isla for Solstice this year.
-A GREEN Weasley Vest for Luca (since all other colors are abhorrent)
-Refinishing Isla's new bedroom furniture (headboard, side table, cedar chest, and vanity chair...you'll definitely be seeing a post on these beauties!)
-"The Winter Quilt of 2007" (which has been 7+ years in the making. I finished the quilt top, did a rough machine baste/stitch in the ditch job on it, bound it off so we could use it one weekend, and vowed to hand quilt at a later date...to be determined apparently...)
-Repainting the master bathroom and cabinets
-A dozen flannel blankets for the shop
-More Waldorf dolls, also for the shop
-A couple more knit stroller blankets
-To complete Isla's new bedroom--my own interpretation of Lady Mary's hospital quilt from Downton Abbey (with tutorial of course!)
That's all I can think of right now...I'm sure there could be many more entries, but these are the big ones that have been weighing heavily on me. I like my projects best when they're accomplished, rather than languishing.
I'll leave you with this for today...lest you're worried about my sanity:
Patience and perseverance have a magical effect before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish. --John Quincy Adams
Preach it, Brother. ;)
ETA: I am adding just one project to this list...a new quilt for Luca's bedroom. I had a beautiful one already chosen and a plan for how to get it done...but he doesn't like it and has chosen this one instead. Opinionated, isn't he? I think with a grey chambray as the background and green and blue corner triangles it will work just as well. And I won't have to hear about it until the end of time ;)