When I started my 1000 crane quilt project I was well aware that the undertaking was insane and that it was going to be a lot of work. Then I breezed through my first 100 in about 3 months and I felt like I was going to be ok and I got a false sense of security.
Fast forward 10 months and I have only have 148. So that means that in over 3x the amount of time I only finished half the amount of cranes I did in those first 3 months.
And to make it worse, I went to here and checked how many days I have until my target completion day and found there’s less than 750. Now, this wouldn’t be so bad but I still need to finish 852 cranes PLUS join them all. So I really should probably be finishing two cranes a day if I want to have any chance at all in finishing.
I keep a pouch full of the cranes in my purse and if you follow me on Instagram you’ll see that I’m constantly stitching them when I’m out with the girls during the day. But I’m really only getting 5-10 minutes here and there of actual stitching time.
I’m still going to keep plodding away at these, but I’ve lost a lot of the spark I had for this project. I feel like if this were my only project finishing it wouldn’t be a problem. But as vice president of Project Starter’s Anonymous, I’m just not wired that way.
The totals are –
109/479 solid hexagons
148/1000 embroidered hexagons
So tell me, do you have any advice for sticking with a very, very long term project without becoming discouraged?