Just wondering

Do you ever have a hard time sitting down to do your latest projects?  I do.  I can daydream all day about when I have time to stitch next, then when I have some time, I just can’t seem to get started.

It’s not that I don’t enjoy tatting and quilting, and any other project I have going, I have this voice in the back of my head telling me I don’t have time.  It says, “You only have an hour.  Why bother getting started?”

There have been times in my life when I would work on projects for only a few minutes at a time, and I had no problem with it.  I’m not sure what has changed.  Maybe I’ve decided that I don’t have the time at all, and it’s really hard to get past that.

Any suggestions?

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  • Nancy Tracy

    October 4, 2015 at 7:30 am Reply

    Love this idea! I have two baby quilts to make before January for twins coming then. I think I’ll start working on those today.

  • Dianna Bosshardt

    October 3, 2015 at 10:10 pm Reply

    I know! I got more handwork done when I was working and sneaking in some at lunch, on the bus home and a few minutes before bed. When I really didn’t have time I worked on it every free minute I could get. Now I have all the time in the world and I can’t seem to force myself to anything. This is when I get into a really bad WIP cycle because I keep starting new things trying to get motivated. This last time I went a completely different direction and started coloring, yes, with crayons, markers and pencils in grown up coloring books and drawing Tangles. I did that for a few months and got back into hand work with some little, easy humanitarian projects. Quick to finish, giving a sense of satisfaction and accomplishment. It seems to have worked for me and I managed to only start two new projects, one is finished the other nearly complete.

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