Monday, January 7, 2013

The Perils of Starting & Stopping

Why Oh Why do I start something and not finish it?  I mean I actually know why - cause something more pressing comes along - but still, Why?

On my list on things for January I have

Find Angela's Center Block.

That sounds easy enough - cause I know sort of which pile to start looking under. (I ought I ask Why Oh Why do I have piles?  At least I have only a couple.)  So I find the pieces to the block. Yea! Score one for me!

And check it out, I even cut & pasted little bits of fabric so I would know which fabrics would be which part of the block - now wasn't that clever!
But there's about 8 different fabrics and I have only 4 fabrics on the page. Okay so I'm not that clever.  Still, it's a good start.  And I saw a couple of the pieces were all ready sewn together.  I don't remember doing that. Then I realized I didn't have the INSTRUCTIONS!

So I started searching and found them. DOUBLE SCORE!  Then I realized that I didn't mark the page as I went along so I'm not sure where I left off or where I should start.  LOL

Instead of worrying about that I totally cleaned and re-organized my pantry.  And then when to see the movie The Hobbit, such a good movie.  Maybe tonight I'll figure it out - if that's too difficult I have another closet I can organize.
Happy Stitching,


  1. ROFL - you are not alone, Linda!!! This sounds sadly familiar! I loved The Hobbit, all except the part with Radagast. NOT IN THE BOOK, darn it, leave it out, lol! Now if I can just wait til part 2, and part 3, and there better not be a part 4....

  2. Nope, you're not the only one. I found some strips of black fabric recently, and cut them just a tad narrower for the project I was completing. I should have asked myself: Self, why do you have these nice black strips cut? Because they were intended to be the binding on another project. Not the first time I've pulled that one! You block is going to be awesome, and I hope you get it figured out soon.

  3. Yep, me too. I have laid some unfinished projects out on my sewing table in the hope that if I can see them (instead of them being in a cupboard) I will finish them. But now I have to start a quilt for my Great Niece who is having a baby in April, and I need to get this done in plenty of time before we visit the UK. There always seems to be something that has to be done before the UFOs..... Hugs xx

  4. This is why it's so hard for me to get started on UFOs, too. I either can't remember where I left off, can't find the fabric, can't find the pattern....whatever!

  5. Sounds familiar. I have misplaced 4 finished squares. I need to find them. You can guarantee that I will give up, make 4 new ones and find the old ones.