In my part of the world we say you are a fool if your passion for a pursuit overcomes all practical sense. I am a stitching fool, and I stitch foolishness.

Sunday, July 21, 2019

The Carrots

I was trying to straighten up my corner Friday evening, and realized I have way too many things started in my workbasket.

I decided I needed something to motivate myself to get a few things done.

And this showed up in the mail:

Lakeland Odyssey
Jenny Adin-Christie

It followed The Ort King by only days.

Two things that I really want to work on. Soon.

So I've decided to use them as the "carrots" to get some of the previously started projects finished.

But which one to work on first?

I wrote the names of all the things in my workbasket on little slips of paper, put them in a bag, and made Dearly Beloved choose.  

And this is what he chose:

Pineapple Perfection
Barbara Jackson

So this is what I'm stitching until it is done.  Then I'll get him to pull another slip, and then another until I don't feel guilty starting something else.

Please note that I have never felt guilty about starting a new project, so I'm not quite sure how well this will work--but at least there will be fewer projects falling out of the basket.


  1. Love your idea Ann .
    I am always starting to many new projects .
    I have boxes full ha.

  2. What a nice selection the Dearly Beloved picked!