Finish-A-Long Goals Q2 April 8, 2016 – Posted in: Finish-A-Long, sewing

I am not holding back today.

I am a procrastinator. I start things and don’t finish them. Then, I start other things and just keep piling on the unfinished projects. My sewing table is in my bedroom- some of those unfinished projects are the first things I see when I go to sleep and when I wake up. There are other stuffed in different areas of my house, too. I feel like a failure for not getting things done and I feel guilty and I feel like I just can’t catch up.

So, this time, instead of setting easy goals for the second quarter of the Finish-A-Long, I am going all out! I am being real.

1. Hannah’s baby quilt. She will be 3 in August. Maybe I can finish it before then? I am hand quilting it, so it will take awhile. I did get the perle cotton thread I needed.

2. A charm square tote bag. I started this 3 years ago. It has been on the bottom shelf of my sewing table since then. It is in plain sight, but I keep forgetting about it.

3. A doll quilt. I just need to hand stitch the binding on this quilt. I cut the squares about 5 years ago as a leaders and enders project. The top was quilted in February as my first practice at free motion quilting.

4. More doll quilts. They were ironed before the kids got to them. Maybe I will make them into one larger quilt instead.

5. Easter dresses. We are calling them “spring dresses” now. I hope I don’t have to change it to “summer dresses.” This just needs the lining tacked down, a zipper, and a hem.
6. Elsa dresses. I started these sometime in the last year or so, I think. 3 out of the 5 girls have Elsa dresses. I just need to finish the last two.
7. Chemistry quilt. Here is some fabric I bought to make a simple strip baby quilt for my nephew. He will be 2 this summer. I should probably finish that.
8. Doll bedding. My daughter got a doll bed for Christmas. It took the last one over a year to get her doll bedding finished. Let’s hope I can beat that this time!

 

9. Doll dresses. The top two need hems. The bottom ones have hems but need finished tops.

10. Fleece kittens. I had a “kitten” theme for my daughter’s second birthday back in August and wanted to make fleece kittens as favors. I didn’t get enough finished. Maybe we can do kittens again for her 3rd birthday.

11. Pink and yellow buntings. I cut too many triangles for the bunting I started for her “pink lemonade” first birthday party. Still haven’t finished these. I didn’t finish the first one in time for her party, either, but it is hanging in her room.

 

12. Softball bag. Her sister isn’t too happy to be sharing her 31 bag. We do have other bags. Anyway, I got this fabric picked out for her and looked at patterns so far.
13. Spring quiet book. I want to finish this before summer, too.
14. Drawstring bags. I started them for Days for Girls last summer.

 

15. Peasant dresses. To be fair, I got really sick and couldn’t finish these.

 

 

 

16. Playhouse curtains. We traded a chocolate cake for a playhouse that had been used as a chicken coop about 5 or 6 years ago. Last fall, my dad helped us get it fixed up. There are a few more details that need to be finished. I got a vintage sheet for curtains that has the perfect colors!

 

 

17. Mommy pig. Last, but not least, I am working on a pig. It has been hiding in my car so my daughter doesn’t see it. I even made a special trip for batting right after Easter. This one was started about a year and a half ago when I made the piglets. I bought the pattern (and fleece I ended up not using because I couldn’t find it) about 5 or 6 years ago.

 

 

There are some more projects I didn’t dig out to take pictures of. I am also limiting it to my sewing projects here.
This is really sad. But, I feel like I took a big first step in admitting I have a problem. 🙂 Hello. My name is Lindsay and I am a procrastinator.  I am also starting a Bible study with Proverbs 31 Ministries later this month on “The 5 Habits of a Woman Who Doesn’t Quit.”
I am linking up HERE!
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