Clutter has a way of building up, one scrap/piece/paper at a time. Until one day, that clean table you vowed you’d keep nice and tidy as your temporary workspace has become a pile of…stuff. Craft materials. Books. Paper. Pencils. Brushes. Fabric. Needles and thread. And projects. Unfinished projects!
So this morning, after clearing my cluttered workspace, I decided to finish the three projects I had left incomplete. I started with the canvas artwork I made for my friend Ninie. I began it in May, and never felt it was complete. Until I added words – a verse from Psalm 37 – to tie it all up. Boom – in five minutes, it was done!
Next one up was my Little Jar Girl (you can’t see it but she is standing because her torso is inside an empty coffee jar). I sewed up loose ends, stitched the daffodil onto her head permanently, gave her apron a sash to tie it on properly, and pressed her skirt. Oh, and I gave her a wooden spoon!
I just realised both of them are cooking with wooden spoons! Must reflect my current crush on my slow cooker. Anyway, I got to finish Little Jar Girl while Skyping with my sister, and this fabric cutie now stands proudly on the mantelpiece above our stove (below).
Now that I’ve tied up two loose ends, the accomplishments make me feel less cluttered inside too. You see, for me, starting is easy. It’s finishing that entails action, dedication, commitment and the vision to carry it to the end.
Got unfinished business? Get to it!