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Tuesday, May 01, 2012

GMINYARD posted a message on Wildflowerr's Live-It Team discussion board asking for advice on finishing projects. Made me stop and think about how often I start something and then don't see it to the end. My craft room is full of projects in various stages of completion. I've been known to wash all the dishes except one last pan. I started 3 SP 5K walking/running training programs without completing any. I have participated in 5K's, just didn't finish the training program.
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So, I am on a mission in 2012 to complete projects, which is very similar to setting goals. I've made my list of things to do, decided priorities, and broken the projects into reasonable daily and weekly pieces. Now I am posting about this so I have some accountability.
First 3 projects:
1. Finish a quilt for my granddaughter before her birthday on May 8. (I've been at this for 5 years & she keeps asking when it will be done. emoticon)
2. Finish the bedroom closet. (We are remodeling.)
3. Complete the 5K training programs.

Last week:
1. Decided how much I needed to sew each day, got the room set-up to sew, actually followed my plan & did some extra. It'll be a bonus if I have the quilt done several days before her birthday so there's no last minute rush.
2. Finished the 1st sanding. DH needs to check it & do more mudding.
3. Completed the 1st walking-a-5K training program. Got the trophy!

This week:
1. Continue the plan to complete the quilt.
2. Have to wait on DH, so I will concentrate on the other 2 projects.
3. Do 3 days of training suggested by the training program.

Now that I've "told everyone" my plan, it won't be so easy to put it aside & say, "Maybe tomorrow." emoticon
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  • PSALM34V7
    Very courageous of you to put this out into the open! Sadly I think there's so many of us who start but don't finish.
    It sounds like your projects are going well. Congratulations on your granddaughter's B-day. Hope she liked her quilt :-)
    2176 days ago
    Wonderful idea, but I have so many unfinished things that I am not sure where to start. Thanks for the motivation to define some of the things I really want to finish. emoticon
    2184 days ago
    Great plan. I have things I need to finish too. Time to get to work. Thank you for the motivation.
    2185 days ago
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