It has been weighing on me that our couches have been unfinished. I started the first one in August and up until about two weeks ago - one couch has been done for a while, but the other has sat absolutely untouched.
Projects are like this - they often take longer than we think or we lose steam on something. But, what kind of beauty is it adding to my life to let it sit there unfinished?
Um, none. An idea can be beautiful. But, an idea carried out and completed is even more beautiful.
For curious minds - here is a before picture:
I had sort of set a goal for myself of getting the smaller couch finished before Emily's birthday which is November 2nd. A friend and I traded sewing for child care - so I sewed that day and cancelled school one day just to get it nearer to completion.
And, I don't know about you - but often the enormity of the feeling of the project is worse than actually doing it. Have you ever had something you needed to do for a long time but when you finally did it - it took less time than you thought it would and wondered why you put it off for so long? Yeah, me too.
I am excited to share that I finished several projects last week including the couches!!!! Yippee! That job is ALL done! I made a Christmas garland and two scarves as well. More details on the couch project in a future post!
Honestly, though - I must admit that I have at least two other unfinished projects that have been shelved for the time being. I'm working on a third blog book and have an unfinished afghan that really isn't that far from being done. I'd like to get both of those things done before Spring. I was going to say the end of the year - but right now I'll be in birthday, Thanksgiving, Christmas mode so I know that is not realistic.
What unfinished project is not bringing beauty to your home? Can you nibble away at getting it done and enjoying the beauty of knowing you completed something?