When do you quit a project?

Posted by Helen Graham on

I’ve lost my stitching mojo, which is ironic since the last TWO posts are all about stitching.  It’s hot and muggy here in NJ and I would rather work with wool than pick up my cross stitching.

It’s not that I don’t like the Christmas Ornaments we’ve chosen for Jolly July, especially since we’ve changed the colors to our favorites. I even like the size of the projects because I should be able to finish one every other day or so.

 

 

I don’t like being locked into one project, like only creating ornaments in July. Working monogamously on one thing because I’m close to finishing is one thing. But not being able to consciously choose a project puts me into a funk.

StitchMaynia was perfect for me because I love starting ALL. THE. THINGS! My overly full wheel of stitching (from the Tiny Decisions App) makes me insanely happy. 

Even when I whittle it down to only five projects (to make it more manageable)

I can still, happily, go about my stitching. The minute I put a strict parameter on what I can stitch and I don’t want to do it anymore. 

I’m a grown woman, who chooses what to do when and where. So why do I think that putting a particular challenge down is wrong? (Especially when I’m so good at starting challenges and not finishing them).

I think part of it is that I want the finished product - I want the ornaments for my tree. And I want us to be the ones to do them. But, I will accept that the best chance of getting them finished is to add them to my wheel and spread them out over time.

Have you ever felt pinned in by your project? And what do you do to combat that feeling?

 

Mary Beth

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