Tuesday, 30 October 2012

hexie heaven...

 I am a great starter...

I am a crap finisher...

There I've said it!



In an attempt to rectify that I am setting myself little goals to complete WIPs.
I really don't mean to be so rubbish at finishing things but it is just that I get so distracted by new things coming along.
Take the rainbow cushion below for instance.
This was a Christmas project that I started 2 Christmases ago. With the third Christmas imminent, I felt pushed into a corner to finish it.


What amazes me most - and a lesson I wish I remembered - is how quickly projects are to finish once I actually set my mind to them.


Do you think I will remember this lesson in a couple of years when I get around to finishing my Oakshott Lipari Hexie cushion?


Probably not...guess I had better tackle this one whilst it's fresh.


9 comments:

Archie the wonder dog said...

They're both beautiful projects!!!

Kelly said...

That was worth the wait, it is bloody gorgeous!

Kylie Hunt said...

Haha! We're all the same Karen so take heart :) Really loving your hexie cushions, particularly the just-finished one. Lucky xmas recipient. Kx

Catherine said...

I think we are all guilty of the same thing! Fantastic projects

Cherie said...

Gosh I know just what you mean. My projects end up in a pile and get finished some months later!
I love the hexies, the cushion is gorgeous!

Charlotte said...

gorgeousness!!!

Camilla said...

Happens to us all! But really, why do we do this? May as well enjoy it. That hexie cushion is great and the Lipari project looks fun. the fabric looks like it's done with coloured pencils! Fantastic!

Nicky said...

I'll put my hand up to that - probably the reason I ended up with 13+ quilt UFOs and that's not everything...but encouragement is what we need! Well done Karen - it was worth waiting for!

Kay said...

Gorgeous rainbow cushion! Your opening lines made me laugh because I am just the same. I once finished a christmas cross stitch sampler that had taken me 17 years to do!! I know it took 17 years because when I bought it I pencilled in the year and my name on the chart in the correct places. Even my name had changed as I was very married by the time I finished it.