Friday, May 6, 2011

Sewing Attention Deficit Disorder

I know I'm not the only one. Venus de Hilo has it too. It's the lure of the new, bright beginnings, pretty colors, I want it now. She listed all of her works-in-progress, and I realized that in spite of my vow to complete each project after I started it (I promise!) when we finished my new sewing studio, I have been BAD. Currently I have the following in various stages of not-finished: blue linen capris that only need hand hemming, a Sidelines Quilt, an Apron (a gift), batik drawstring pants, and two Hawaiian shirts that need buttonholes and buttons. And I'm planning a baby quilt right now. Bad me.
Do you keep starting new things before you finish the old ones? What is it about new stuff?

4 comments:

Venus de Hilo said...

We're definitely not alone! There's something irrisistible about taking action on a creative impulse. Finishing things is nice, too, but that feeling of satisfaction is differnt from the intrigue and anticipation that prompt a new project. I like having lots projects going at the same time, and don't necessarily consider it a bad thing... although it does take me longer to finish things because I jump around so much.

kthueson said...

Wait. They're supposed to be finished??

Tanit-Isis said...

I'm a bit obsessive about my sewing projects---at least this past year, I do only on at time, and finish it (except perhaps hemming) before I start another.

I like this, but it's pretty much the exact opposite of my approach to anything else in my life. I wish I could make my sewing mode more broadly applicable.

Barbara at Cat Fur Studio said...

I love the "new stuff" because each new project engenders the possiblity of a new feeling of satisfaction. (Or grief, depending on how it turns out!!).