Release!

Have you ever started a project, then it gets put to the side for something more pressing, then you get back to it and you’re just disenchanted with it?  I had this happen recently.  And I’m here to tell you to finish it!

I got this request before we sold our house, and I had to hold off because I couldn’t sew.  So I finally got to where I could even start looking for the fabric, and that wasn’t easy.  I made one of these navy bags before, and I tried to find the same fabric as before, with no luck.  I had to change some out, but I do feel bad that it wasn’t the same fabric.  Then I had that baby quilt that got expedited, so this bag got put on hold again.  Then I got started again and it felt like I was treading water.  No matter how much I would sew, it was not progressing.  I felt stuck.

So I finally buckled down and I got it finished.  It took a couple of nights and a little help from Jay Z and the rest of the gang in my mp3 line up, but we made it to the finish line.  It was starting to really drag me down, I wanted to start so many other projects but I knew I needed to finish this one first.  I finally did finish it, and to be honest it came out a lot better than I anticipated.  It may actually be the best of these quilted bags that I’ve made!

The weight that came off my shoulders when that bag came out of the wash was incredible.   I was so glad to finally finish this bag that was up on my list to finish.  I felt a physical change, and I was instantly relaxed.

Now I can get to focus on some other projects, one of which is sewing up a storm to prepare for the Tomato Art festival!  I don’t know if I got in yet, but I know I’d rather be prepared than shorthanded.  I’m going to work on a lot of small items that I can make quickly like tomato pin cushions and head bands.  Even if I don’t get in, it’ll be good to bulk up my store supply.  Anyhow, I hope you’re all having a great week!  This past weekend was my guild meeting, and I brought in my next bag project I’ve been working on (so bae) which is also finished now!  I got such a big jump on this project Saturday.  I really got my sew-jo flowing and went home and got it as close to finished as I could before I had to stop for a missing part, which I got on Monday.

If you have any projects looking you in the face, taunting you, just finish them.  Because the world is your oyster once you get caught up!  (I don’t know what that actually means, oysters are disgusting)  Until next time, happy sewing everyone!

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