Are you like me? Do you have umpteen unfinished crafts or home improvement projects sitting unfinished in your basement or closet? I've decided 2013 is the year to finish my unfinished projects. If I don't want to finish them, I'm going to donate them or get rid of them in some way because they just make me feel bad. I hate that I spent money on the materials for these things and now they sit unfinished and, frankly, under-valued in a closet somewhere.
To light a fire under my butt, I'm going to post photos of some of my unfinished works. If I post it, I'll feel guilty about not finishing so here goes:
Project #1 - A 75" x 87" quilt I started in 1999. Nope, not kidding. I was a gainfully employed, married adult in 1999. I know many of you were but wee babes in 1999, but let's just state facts - I'M OLD - and move on ;)
Anyway...this is quite country in style and not really my colours anymore either, but that doesn't mean I shouldn't finish it and give it the love and admiration it deserves. Don't try to tell me you didn't like these colours in the late 90's because you did. Get over it ;)
So I am more than half-way finished this quilt top. This is the centre of the quilt:
And these are the house and tree blocks that go around the centre (hence the name of the quilt: "Around the Block"):
There is a LOT of cutting and piecing with this quilt. Tiny little squares and rectangles to make the houses and fencing, in particular. But I will endure and finish this quilt! I have all the trees, all the fences and half of the houses made so I'm most of the way there.
Project #2: A Peggy's Cove cross-stitch (Peggy's Cove is in Nova Scotia for the non-Canadians who might be reading)
Project #3: Another cross-sitch - was meant to be the top of a sewing kit box with padding underneath so it can double as a pincushion
This one is close to finished. But I started it before I began having symptoms of arthritis in my fingers so I'm not 100% sure how I'm going to finish this. See? Told you I'm old ;)
This is by no means the full list of unfinished, sad little projects. But before I tumble into the depths of despair over my inability to finish things, I'll show you something I completed the other day! I Pinned a Christmas ornament tutorial a while ago and since I had some glass ornaments and acrylic craft paints lying around, I thought I'd give it a try. And it was so easy I'm going to make more. I love how these turned out. I used multiple colours and they swirled around on their own - the tutorial uses one colour per ornament but I think both are pretty:
These are all the colours I used:
OK I feel better now. I've also completed a few other projects but I'll save those for another day :)
Until then, please tell me you have a stash of unfinished crap in your house?