Were you going to finish that? ~Fun Monday

Life in the Fishbowl want to see pictures of our unfinished projects.  As I recently posted that my baby camera was all better, I guess I can’t just make a long list of everything. (If I had known what I was signing up for ahead of time, I may not have done so!)

Of course I have those artsy/crafty/sewing projects that I started and lost interest in long before they were finished.  There is a beautiful quilt of KT’s that I started with a friend who was teaching me how to quilt.  I was quickly lost and kinda sorta stopped making it.  (Who the heck knew there was so much math and details in quilting???) I told my friend she could just have all the fabric and such.  By the time KT’s birthday rolled along that year, my friend’s daughter gave the completed quilt to her as a gift.  Hmmmm, maybe I should just start leaving projects over there…

My latest unfinished project is this pillowcase. 

mon wall, embrilary

I started it with the intention of working on it in those moments of waiting.  Like when riding in the car and at soccer games.  These didn’t work out so well for me.  I get car sick when I focus on something to much and the transfer runs if it gets a little raindrop or two on it. (Very common in Seattle area soccer fields!) Still, I carry it around with me and pretend that I’m working on it.  It could happen…

Another area that I’m not so great on finishing things up in, is home improvement.  Most of my problem is indecision.  For example:

monday wall

This is the wall that I look at from my favorite chair.  That glob of blueish-purple came from a gallon of paint that I decided I didn’t really like after all.  I look at that several times a day and wonder to myself what color really needs to be there.  (I have to be careful with all the colors I have have going on as well as the constant gray skies.)

I know that my glob drives Shaun nuts.  I’m pretty sure that he thinks that I don’t even see the glob anymore.  (I can often have tunnel vision when it comes to things like this)

Then again…

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0 Responses to Were you going to finish that? ~Fun Monday

  1. Hootin' Anni says:

    I’ve been there with the paint stuff….I’ve learned to bring home swatches of paint colors before I even buy.

    I like the stitchery project. Would love to see it when it’s done too.

  2. Cheryl says:

    Is there a painter in the house? I think it’s time to fix that wall or put a plant in front of it or something.

    My Christmas cards, partially finished, have been sitting untouched on my stamping desk for at least 10 days. I walked in that room last night and saw it and said, oh yeah, I meant to work on that today. Right.

  3. Hilary says:

    Can I ever relate to the unfinished projects. Home improvements, cross-stitchery, books, closet/basement organization, jigsaw puzzles.. etc. I’m glad I’m not alone. Fun post. 🙂

  4. Lynne says:

    I have lots of unfinished knitting projects. I also have many unfinished embroidery and needlepoint projects that I have not looked at in YEARS, yet I am still lugging them around with me, thinking someday …. but you know, someday may never come. We need to be ready just in case!

  5. Pavel says:

    Unfinished projects… Wow, Not me. (cough)

    Hey, you are so NOT ALONE on this.

  6. Jay says:

    I currently have no unfinished projects.

    Okay, maybe a few. 😉

  7. Sandy says:

    If you put your paint globs in the middle of the wall, you can frame them and call them art!

  8. Blue Momma says:

    I have so many unfinished and unstarted projects. I don’t know how I ever used to be so organized, because the concept has completely left me now!

    You just need to pick a color and go with it. It took me months and finally I just picked one. And I like it. Kind of….

  9. Pretty pillow case. I myself am learning to quilt. I have my husban’s grandmother as a role model. She will give me pointers, but will not do it or let me give up. Sometimes thou! As far as the blob, I like the green. As if you look at my house, my kitchen, dining area, hallways both baths and my bed room are summer ivy. Even thou it’s a dark color it sure gives life.
    Good luck and hang in there!
    Nice to meet ya!

  10. robinellablog says:

    I too have many crafty things just waiting for the right person to finish them That was sweet of the friend to finish that quilt.

  11. Alix says:

    At least you start the crafty things, I just think about them!
    Tunnel vision is such a useful skill.

  12. Jenni in KS says:

    That’s how I used to get patches sewn onto the kids’ vests and sashes when they were in Scouts. I took those things everywhere and people thought of me as The Sewing Mom. Ha! If only they knew the real me. I would much rather have been reading a book, but people never shut up enough for me to be able to concentrate on reading.

    Now, that periwinkle is very pretty, but I think you are right not to paint the whole wall in it. I have been in a room very similar to that color and it gave me a headache within about 5 minutes. It might make a nice accent color, but I think it is too powerful for a very large area. Then again, maybe I’m the only one who has these troubles with headaches and paint colors.

  13. Bren says:

    Love the stitch work! I’d also like to see it when it’s finished!

  14. Karina says:

    Now I don’t feel so bad that I have yet to paint my kitchen because I can’t decide on a color…at least I don’t have a “blob”…haha

  15. Ah, thank goodness I rent my place and can’t paint it or my entire house might look like that.

  16. Tiggerlane says:

    Hey! I have a paint problem, too! And I understand unfinished handicrafts, as I have several unfinished crochet-afghan projects that look like they are suitable for large snakes.

  17. I have walls like that too. How are you supposed to know what you like until you look at it for awhile?

    At least that’s what I tell my husband.

  18. I am so like you with the home improvements. I’ve had my laundry room torn up for almost a year because I can’t decide exactly what I want to do with the walls. Why I took everything off the walls in the first place is beyond me.

  19. You keep channeling that glob into the color it needs to be. Someday, it’ll tell you. And, then it’ll get done.

  20. Junebug says:

    Nice blob, nice blog. Man, don’t you hate staring at projects? I vote for a different color. Like I get a vote…I paid a painter to do my bathroom ( a lot). But at least it got done. I know that the living room walls will have to be painted by me because I am not going to pay out big bucks for a painter, but sadly it will be a long time coming.

  21. Frances says:

    I too can have amazingly selective vision!
    The pillowcase is lovely.
    Waving at you from New York,
    Frances

  22. giveitatry says:

    I have that selective vision thing as well. After I live with it for a while – don’t even see it.

  23. This is an excellent idea, showing unfinished projects. I have many, many wips of my own in a variety of crafts.

    Um … in case you don’t have enough to do… I just tagged you for a meme. 🙂 But don’t hate me! Don’t hate the tagger! (And don’t feel like you have to do it, either.)

  24. mrsgatt says:

    That wall is just fine. Call it modern art…Jackson Pollack-esque.

  25. Kaytabug says:

    Tunnel vision/selective vision…that is how I ignore the Wall art in my home! Thanks for the reminder about construction paper. I have already had a couple things fade on me….
    your glob is why I am not the painter of the house!

  26. Tink says:

    At least your whole house doesn’t look like that. 🙂

  27. daddy d says:

    There are alway “stoppers” in the way of getting projects completed. They can be large or small. They can be real or nor real. At the right time, it will come together and you will attack the project.

  28. tommiea says:

    I think most women have some sort of quilting/cross-stitching/ sewing project that is unfinished. I know I have one!

    But the paint thing is funny….I can’t wait to see what you eventually pick.

  29. Amanda says:

    Some might look at your blue glob as modern art 🙂

  30. This was a fun post! I must say, though, when I first read the title, I thought, “Wow…has she been looking in our fridge!? Holy Leftovers Galore, Batman.” 😉

    There is only one unfinished project I have here (besides NaBloPoMo…but it’s a daily thing anyway…) and that is the lid to Claire’s hamper that needs to be covered with this cute fabric. But, in my defense, it wasn’t a project I wanted to do in the first place, and I like her hamper better without the lid! (Shhh, don’t tell my hubby!!)

  31. Stripes. Take your glob and make stripes. That is what I did in my sons bedroom. Two different colors and taped the walls. It utilized the original blue color, plus the darker blue and a pale green. The wall is covered in posters, otherwise I’d show you a picture.

    Embroidery – keep on plugging away. I have multiple started ones in a drawer some place. something else to add to the list. 🙂

    my fun monday is up

    Robin of mytwoblessings

  32. Cynthia says:

    I love embroidery. I have never finished any of them. I am starting to feel silly with the massive projects that I took pictures of at my house!

  33. Joy T. says:

    LOL I have a ‘red’ glob on my bedroom wall so I know EXACTLY where you’re coming from on the glob. I can close my bedroom door though 🙂

  34. Pamela says:

    great unfinished projects.
    I love globs.

  35. Gattina says:

    I am comforted now, you also have those arts projects that you started and then loose interest in long before they were finished ! Lol !

  36. Sirdar says:

    I don’t do crafts but my wife used to and she made some wonderful things. I am sure the pillow case will look awesome when it is finished.

    As for the blob….at least paint can cover blobs 🙂

  37. Dawn says:

    I have to say, I have a lot of unfinished craft projects. I have painting jobs I want to do, but the task seems so overwhelming so I am not sure if any of those things will be done this year again. I hope you find that one colour you are looking for.

  38. nikki says:

    I actually really like the blue paint!!!

  39. cathicollins says:

    I like the glob…we all have globs of our own…or at least we should!

  40. mjd says:

    I think that you have a point about tunnel vision. I get so used to things that need to be fixed that an problem becomes invisble to me. Oh well…