In spite of having precious little time to actually finish anything, my usual handmaking mode is to have more projects on the go at any one time than I can count on the fingers of both hands. This is probably why I always feel as if I'm not accomplishing anything at all, other than making a lot of mess. I've always been the same - is it just a short attention span? I was the child with at least 4 books on the go at once, stashed under pillows and falling down the side of the bed, and my crafting has taken the same pattern. Can I just put a positive gloss on it as being good at multitasking rather than admitting to being a flibbertigibbet?
A bit of sunshine, and the days getting slightly longer, means I'm keener than ever to Spring clean my to-do list and get some bits and pieces into the 'finished objects' pile. The Spring cleaning urge also extends to my blog and shop which could do with a good overhaul and tidy up. It sadly doesn't extend to any great enthusiasm for real housework, as my family will testify (but hey, I'm patting myself on the back for having spent an hour ironing this evening, even though it's mothering Sunday!).
On the work table this week, and near as dammit to completion, are a quilt for my sister's brand new baby boy (born just a few days ago - hooray!) and a little moss stitch cardigan like this one for my other new nephew born in September.
And because it's important to add two new projects onto the end of the conveyor belt before you finish the last two, I've started on a new batch of zipped pencil cases and coin purses and some tea cosy designs which have been (really badly) sketched in my designs book for about 3 years.
That should give me plenty to be getting on with, given that these days, I'm lucky to spend a couple of hours a week actually sewing. Anyone else seeing spots?