But really, although I have done much work, and I have 5 beautiful pieced 18-by-77-inch panels sewn together, there is hard work left. One of my least favorite things is to sew long seams with lots of points to match. And thus, I am worried that I will find reasons to avoid sewing those 77-inch seams. What will become of my almost-quilt? Will it languish?
I attended a Webinar for adults with ADD recently. The topic was Follow Through. The facilitator talked about the stages of projects, and how we can enjoy various parts of a process (the dreaming-about-it and planning-it phases really catch and hold my attention) but stumble somewhere along the way and end up not finishing what we start. Yep, I know that's me.
I even have to confess that Dear Son's duvet cover is not-quite-finished. I blogged too soon: I have buttonholes to make and buttons to sew on. (Guess what I don't like to do? Buttonholes. And pretty much anything involving had sewing.)
So, I must be cautious, lest either of these projects cross over from WIP into UFO territory. One strategy I have used in the past is to sew difficult portions with other people: take my stuff over to a friend's house, or save those tasks for my monthly Stitch-n-Bitch group at Something to Crow About. Having people around makes me focus less on the distaste I have for a particular step. I can talk and laugh (and eat!) and distract myself from tedious portions.
All things go better with friends.