Sunday, January 25, 2015

Focusing on being focused!

I mentioned on my last post that my goal this year was to be more focused, and I think it's working.

Just the other day, I thought I would start a new intensive project.  So I pulled 36 bolts of fabric from Fibre's shelves to use for the construction of the quilt.  There was this little voice in my head saying "seriously, what happened to being focused?" So, I left the bolts on the table, it was the end of the day, and went home to give it more thought. Showed up for work the next morning and returned them all back on the shelf!  Nope, not starting this project right now, maybe later.

Yea for me!

What I have been doing is looking at my list of UFO projects.  Since 2007, I've kept a yearly list of all the projects I start and complete.  You can read about my project tracking here.  Although no list is full of completed projects, there aren't that many UFOs on the list.  The problem is the accumulation of the unfinished!

In the spirit of "focus" I pulled out Pineapple Grove Penny Rug (Threads that Bind), a project from Oct 2012, and started working on it.

Tada!


All Done!  Yea for me! So pleased with the way it turned out!

One off the 2012 list, another added on for 2015!  Guess what I'm working on?


All from scraps! Well except for the background.  I would have never thought I had 35 different reds in my scrap bin! Hum ....

Well, I'm off to finish off this little quilt so I can show you what it actually should look like!  Hum ... maybe I'll have it finished for Valentine Day!

Enjoy your day!  Cheers!

10 comments:

Chookyblue...... said...

nice penny rug..........

carol fun said...

Oh focus can be hard to come by ... I know... oh look, a squirrel - LOL! Love the pineapple piece- great colors! and your scrappy heart is so pretty. I'm always surprised too to see how much I have in my stash that I've forgotten about - oh well - Happy stitching!

Karen said...

I like pineapple designs very much. Your piece is very good.

You stayed focused on finishing instead of starting but oh how I would have loved to see you do something with all the fabrics you selected. For me, choosing fabrics is the best part of the quilt making process.

Vicki W said...

Yeah for you!

Cathy said...

Good for you. This seems to be the year for finishing up old projects. Hugs

Thimbleanna said...

It looks like you're having great focus -- great job on the self control. It's especially hard for you -- being surrounded by all of your beautiful fabric all the time!!!

catsatararat said...

Love the pineapples - one of my fav motifs. Well done you!

Needled Mom said...

Yes....yeah for you. I need to do more of that finishing stuff.

WoolenSails said...

It is nice to stay focused, not easy for me with lyme brain, lol. I am trying to finish things and today I hit the store and took my time looking around and got a great idea for buttermilk backgrounds, for the BOM, so I am set on that and also a fabric for a border to match something else I have, so maybe I will get some more done this year.

Debbie

Cardygirl said...

Focus....it is so hard not to be distracted especially when you are surrounded by pretty things with their tempting colours! I love your pineapples, well worth a finish. I am trying to finish things off to!

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