Finish It Update

So yesterday was the deadline for my Finish It challenge and I must say I definitely fell short from where I wanted to be, but I still feel good about what all I got done. The craft fair helped me finish a lot of projects that were sitting in the bins, namely the owl pincushions, 12 of which had the body pieces sewn together and just needed some stuffing and finishing, the wrist warmers that just needed their buttons sewn on, and the hairpins which had all the covered buttons done and were sitting in the jar of hairclip bases.

Vanessa took this one. ^

Even though I did not finish everything on the list, I am most proud of myself for not starting any new projects, save for the squirrels for the craft fair. Everything else was either a continuation of a line of unfinished projects or stuff I had made earlier and saved.

But the best part of this challenge was by far the fact that some of my friends participated in it and finished all of their projects!

Suzanne from my knit group, who is most definitely the most talented knitter among us, had a bunch of seriously big projects to complete, including blankets, sweaters, and various Christmas gifts, and she managed to finish every last one and even did some unfinished home improvement-type things like framing artwork, etc, well before the deadline. I wish she had a place where she posts pictures of her amazing works, she should be proud to show the world what she can do!

Another friend from S&B, Vanessa, also finished most all of her projects, her most recent update on her progress can be found here.

So, in summary, I am still going with the challenge to myself even if the broader one has ended. No new projects until all the old ones are done.


  1. Congrats! Yay! Everyone did really well (except me)

  2. Anonymous7:56 PM

    yay! glad to hear that you have a new long term goal. i feel like i already have a whole new queue of projects to finish. so much crafting, so little time.

  3. Suzanne7:02 PM

    Thanks so much for the props Chase. I would never have finished all my projects without your challenge to motivate me. Your the star!

  4. Missing your posts! I've been logging on everyday searching for some inspiration from you! For a long time, yours was the only blog I followed, I even made some of your mug cozies! But through your blog, I discovered other blogs and now, I even started my own! No followers yet, of course but I am learning a lot :-) Just wanted to say thanks for everything :-)

  5. Anonymous10:06 AM

    i finished three things i had for awhile after the challange...sweet!
    it was good motivation ...