I wrote out my list of items I would do in the year to come. Most were a direct lift from the previous list. They had remained stubbornly sat on the list, refusing to venture into the partially made brotherhood of UFO's. I also made myself a promise that I would write down every single item that I finished and the month it was finished in.
Roll on to the end of another year and back to a little contemplation of achievements. Once again the brotherhood of UFO's were mocking me, and the list of planned items didn't have many crossed off. Those un-started items were having a party on the paper, celebrating their second Birthday.
Then I opened my little book where I had written all the finished items. There were lots and lots! Cards, presents, DIY projects, fund-raising items, even some items that I had made for myself! I realised that yes I had planned a list, but life had thrown up other items that were more important. It wasn't that I hadn't done much crafty stuff - I'd done loads! - they were just not what I'd originally thought. I now write in my little 'Finished Items' book every time and it makes me feel really great when I look back at everything I manage to finish.
I hope this strikes a chord with some of you. I'm off to http://handmadeharbour.blogspot.co.uk/2013/11/handmade-monday-144.html
See you there!