Every day I look at my monthly to do list and I try to figure out what needs to be done next. How can I move my projects along? As such I’m knocking out my WIPs left and right. You can find my original WIP list here.
From my 2022 starts I only have the following WIPs left…
1. Plum Fusion – and this is a BOM that I continue to treat as such. I have November and December 2022 packets to finish and then whatever finishing instructions. This will soon be on the quilt queue list.
2. Tula Pink’s Butterfly 2.0 – and this is a kit that has not yet been opened and has not yet been started. I bought this in 2022 and want to start this as soon as possible. I’ve been wanting to start it since I received it – last November, I think? Well, I’m also adamant about getting my WIP list in shape and I’m slowly finding my way there.
and that’s it. the rest are handwork and it’s impossible for me to do more than one or two handwork projects at a time. Here is that list:
3. Ornaments – which I work on whenever I meet with my stitch regulators (my hand stitching group)
4. Prairie kit – I haven’t actually started this. I bought it in 2022 and I do not want to forget it.
5. Mountain Mist – This is part of my daily schedule even though I don’t get to it everyday.
Part of the reason my WIP list came down is that I missed the last 2 guild workshops for various reasons. They are projects I want to do but haven’t started yet. Jean Impey’s Twinkle is gorgeous and I want one too. I was very jealous of all the progress my friends made and I’ve requested their help when I finally get around to starting mine.
The other workshop I missed was this month’s workshop and was Sheila Collin’s mandala. I was not interested in taking this workshop but only a few people signed up. To help increase the attendees, I signed up and quickly regretted it as the supply list was extensive and costly. But I already committed and bought the supplies. I ended up missing the workshop anyway and when I saw people’s progress at the guild meeting the following night I regretted it. I loved the colors and what they had done. So I have the supplies I bought and I can start the project but I don’t think I will. I can use the supplies in other future projects. This is one of those projects that I can only do in a workshop with an instructor to hold my hand.
Of the 5 projects listed above 2 have not actually been started and I’m not in a starting mood. I am in the mood to finish so that’s what I will do while the mood takes me.
The rest of my WIP list are projects pre-2022 and there are only 5 on the list so far.
1. Grassy Creek
2. 45&life to go
3. Christmas in Paris
4. Tuella and Friends
5. Diamond Wedding Ring
I’m sure I have more WIPs tucked away and I will find them when I get around to cleaning my cabinets and closets. This is part of my monthly to do list. I’m not sure this was part of the original February to do list or got added to it at some point during the month. But it’s #8 and at the very bottom. I am working on parts of my crafty room and it’s slowly getting better but I haven’t gotten to the part that holds some of the WIPs. For now I will be adding my pre-2022 WIPs to my monthly goals as they fit.
…there are only 8 actual WIPs listed here so far… Which brings to mind, how many WIPs is a good number to have? And everyone has their own number. If I have too much I feel overwhelmed and depressed. If I have too little I feel like I don’t have enough variety. Right now I’m thrilled to have the urge to finish. And will go with this flow. Hopefully the urge to clean will come upon me too.