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getting a grip

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Lori Kennedy, of The Inbox Jaunt, is presenting a quilt notebook series to offer help in taking control of unfinished projects. I’m guilty of starting more projects than I finish, so in channeling Lori’s message, I set my most recent unfinished projects on my sewing table and have begun knocking them out.

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I had meant to make a pile of these suitcase handle wraps as stocking stuffers, but I succeeded in getting only one finished in time for Christmas as a gift for my daughter. That’s what happens when I dish too much on my pre-holiday gifts-to-make plate.

I thought today I’d sew the rest that I had cut out. I always feel silly when the task I put off takes so little time to complete–and indeed, this batch took me less than an hour to finish up.

Now that I have a feel-good mini-finish, it’s on to the next.

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12 thoughts on “getting a grip

  1. Oh I love these! Great idea. Now I just need to remember it for next Christmas to put in those stockings. Or maybe I should make some for me right now. I bet you could crank out several in one sitting if you put your mind to it.

  2. Dana Silver on said:

    Love this ! Great idea !

  3. These are cute…what a way to jazz up a boring piece of luggage :)

  4. I love the handle wraps. A good way to distinguish your suitcade from everyone else’s. I’m going to make some.

  5. I love the idea of getting started on Christmas gifts now–and these would be terrific as I know lots of travelers. And isn’t that the case so often–we dread getting into a task, putting it off, and then it takes us so little time we wondered why we put it off?

    Elizabeth

  6. Those are adorable. What a great idea! Glad to hear you’re working on your UFO list ! LOL😄

  7. Love these! And isn’t it funny how you can see “your” fabric across the room? (Such as in your suitcase handle wrap — I have that fabric! :) )

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