I can’t decide if I’m never satisfied with what/how I decide to do things or if I’m so easily swayed that I don’t even know what I want.
Lately I’ve been kinda finishing things and not starting so much. In June, I think I only started the Cross Stitch Camp project. I finished that and started working on the House project. Then I put that aside on July 1 and started my July project. Finished that. Then finished the House project and now I’m working on Deux Oiseaux, which I started in April.
At the current time, I have five projects started and not finished; and five projects finished. As soon as I finish Deux Oiseaux, I’ll have four WIPS and 6 finished projects. That’s good, right? I do like finishing projects, mostly because I hate going back and getting started again on something I’ve already worked on.
But . . BUT . . I watched The Contented Stitcher’s latest Youtube last night. She’s started Agnes Lyle 1832 . . the one I just bought on Thursday and wanted . . really wanted . . to start it. I’m sure The Contented Stitcher has more than four WIPS and she’s apparently content with that so . . I had to stop and think about whether I want to start something else or finish Deux Oiseaux.
Such a hard decision.
I decided that what I really want to do is get something and start it the same day. I’m so excited when I order a new chart and then it arrives, and gets put in the chart tub because I’m working on something else. Weeks or months later, I go back through the chart tub looking for something and I find all those charts I love and want to start. Do I want to start projects or finish projects . . because I can’t really do both. I can start a project and work on it til it’s finished or I can start project after project and finish few projects. Mostly I want to finish projects but I’m not going to beat myself up if I start more than I should.
The Contented Stitcher did say that she tries to keep a “balance” between new starts and working on projects to completion. Balance may be one of those genes I didn’t get. 🙂