Way back when, I remember making a Contract With Me. Maybe you remember it, too. Maybe you did something similar. Mine’s not working for me any longer. How about yours?
I had set things up so I could work on every work in progress each week. I did that for about four months. I liked the fact that nothing was being set aside. What I didn’t like was the feeling that I wasn’t making any progress on any particular project.
And, I found myself resenting projects. I’d just feel great about getting to a point in Quaker Virtues and have to set it down to move on in the schedule to Cirque des Cœurs. I found myself hating Cirque because it was taking me away from something I really was loving working on.
Then some people (i.e. those wicked stitchers at Superstar Serial Starters and Divine Disciplined Divas Facebook Group) mentioned a SAL they read about in a blog. So I had to do that. Then I found out about another at one of the numerous blogs I follow. That one led to another. You get the picture?! Those little SAL are delightful—quick, easy, small, fun, achievable. How can you not participate?!
So, I gave up the schedule. I’ve been working on the little SALs as they come along. If I don’t finish when the SAL is done, that’s okay. I’ve been working them with materials I wanted to test or using fabric scraps. And as tools for learning finishing techniques new to me.
I’ve also picked up whatever I wanted to work on. I determine how far I want to get to feel like I’ve accomplished something. While I’m working on that I decide what I will pick up next.
And so it goes. WIPocalypse is at hand!