Zombie Projects? Oh, yeah, they're zombies alright. I have a huge box (OK - more than one box), full of zombies, and I'm betting you have some zombies, too! Especially if you are a beadweaver....
Zombie Projects? Remember that shiny new project you couldn't wait to start? Literally, couldn't wait ... so you put away the project you were currently working on, and started the new one, and then another one, and another one - how many unfinished projects do you have lying around?
Just over a year ago, I actually went through all my unfinished projects and made a list. My iPad was brand spanking new out of the box, and I had downloaded a nifty organizational application that was going to let me list all my projects, and give them deadlines (if I wanted to).... ooh, I had a PLAN. I was getting organized! The solution to all my problems! When my list of unfinished jewelry projects grew to 20, I reorganized my list into subgroups: Wire, Chainmaille, Beadweaving, and Cold Connections - and when I passed one hundred unfinished projects, I gave up! And I still have NOT touched a single one of them. Just organizing my Zombie Projects became a Zombie Project! Ooooh ... irony.
At the very end of last year, I re-dedicated myself to blogging, and I have to admit, blogging about my work has made me much more productive. So last night, I decided to start a new feature (in addition to the wildly popular "Wednesday Worktable" ... wait while applause dies down...)
Zombie Project of the Week! My goal is to revive at least one Zombie project every week, and either finish it, or take it apart and get rid of it.
Of course, at the rate I'm going - I probably still create 2 or 3 zombies a week, and if I only revive one per week, I am still digging myself a big old Zombie hole, but we'll work on one thing at a time -
And in the spirit of Zombies and Blogging, the first Zombie I'll be fighting next week is ..... the first one I found a blog post about when I looked back through all my posts this morning:
The iolite fringe necklace. Jeez - a 2008 Zombie. Such a pretty almost-necklace! Stay tuned for details!