I love the feeling of having cleaned out and organized a drawer!
Now I know exactly what’s in there, I got rid of a few things I don’t need, and I organized the things I’m keeping.
There are still 4 more drawers in just this one cabinet, and they all need to be cleaned out at some point, so I may repeat this one yet again. You realize, by the time I get through them all, it’ll be time to start over — ugh!
But for now, 2 of the drawers are clean, and it’s time to move on to this week’s task:
This may not be your oldest UFO, but it should be the one that is so close to done, it’ll only take you a little bit of concentrated effort to finish it up.
Get one more project off your unfinished list and onto the done pile.
Do you have a project that only needs the binding put on? Perhaps only just needs the binding whipped down? A top that only needs the borders to be called ready to quilt? A tote bag that needs its handles? A pillow that needs a form? A piece of embroidery that just needs a few final stitches? You get the idea . . .
My project for this task is this wool penny rug. My friend, Joy, cut all the circles for me with her die cutter, and I drug it around to work on for a long time, and still don’t have it finished.
I found it last week, while doing some other organizing, and frankly, wondered why I don’t have it done yet. Really! Why? It’s so close. I just need to finish putting the backs on all the circles and tack them together. Why did I quit so close to the finish line?
How about you?
What project have you stopped working on just as you approached the finish line?
What item do you have laying around just needing the few final stitches to call it done?
What will you work on this week?
I’d also like to know, just out of curiosity, what made you stop so close to the end? I’m seriously trying to figure out why I do that — get so close to done and then put it away and forget about it? I could have had it done and been using it all this time already. Instead, it’s still taking up room in the unfinished pile.
Is it because the final step is difficult?
Is it because we get bored with it, now that we know what it’s going to look like?
Is it simply the pull of another new shiny project instead? Look, Squirrel!