Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Clearing up old projects.....

I am in the midst of clearing up old projects be it stitching, quilting or sewing. I have so many things I want to do that I start 1001 things at once. I am not allowing myself to start anything new until I have worked through a number of the projects that have been sitting around.

Yesterday, I decided to grab a tote where I have thrown a number of my stitching projects in unfinished. I sorted through things and got out an adorable French freebie I started while I was on vacation last May in the Alsace. I really want to finish this sweet little design as it is going to be my next pillow on our bed. I took it with my for my lacemaking evening as I had already finished the lace ornament we were working on.

In the bottom of that tote, I found this little strawberry. I had sewn it over a year ago but never put the green top on it. I promptly took a short break to sew the green on. How silly! It only took me about 10 minutes to finish and it sat in that tote forever waiting to be done. It feels great to get a few of these projects finished. I know I am not alone in wanting to start far too many things at once. It seems to be an 'illness' all stitchers/quilters suffer from.


Anonymous said...

What a great feeling of satisfaction finishing off your pretty strawberry. I think you will have to make a few more as it looks really lonely there all on it's own...oh, and maybe show us how to make them at the same time :>)
I love your little tin it's so pretty and the lace too.
Warm hugs, Angela

Nancy said...

What a pretty strawberry Heidi, and I think the little Dutch girl tin is adorable too! I suffer from the same thing and have felt overwhelmed lately at all my starts. I am getting a plan going for myself too, and it seems that at the end of a year this always happens. Enjoy your finishes.

Nancy said...

That little strawberry is so cute.
Good that you finished it. Good Job Miss Heidi. Thats what Zoe would say.
Love you, Mom

Kristen said...

Sooooo cute! I think this one is just so cute you could hang it anywhere! Love it! Love you, :) Kristy

Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

So adorable!!! Thank you, Heidi, for the link. I have always wanted to try my hand at making a strawberry.


Susimac said...

Love your strawberry.