I am unsure of how many other stitchers have this problem or if it is only myself. Yesterday evening I knew I wanted to stitch but could not figure out what I wanted to work on. When this happens I can end up making a new start and then feeling 'new start guilt' the next day.
In order to try and stop myself from adding another project to the WIP pile, I decided to lay out all my current WIP's, whether in or out of rotation. I thought that maybe if I worked on something I had not stitched in a while that it would feel different enough to stop me wanting a new start.
So there I was in our craft/study room with all my projects spread out on the floor. Still nothing was really calling to me but I did find that once I had all those partially competed pieces laid out before me that the thought of a new start quite lost its appeal.
I didn't want to work on Somebunny because the finish pressure was getting to me, nor on Elegance as I would have had to use a larger scroll frame. Both Autumn and Bridge were too big. So I went through my projects starting with the ones closest to the finish and working my way along until I landed on QS Clara. I knew I wanted to stitch on a HAED design and this one has a good amount of progress on it. It is also small enough to fit in my smaller set of Q Snaps.
So I packed up all my projects again and settled down with Clara. In order to combat the need for a something new I moved to an area of the chart I had not started filling in. I felt so much more content that I was working on a project already in progress but I still got to get away from my obligation pieces. Now I feel much more inclined to work on my other pieces.
Does this sort of thing happen to you? Leave a comment and let me know. Maybe this trick will work for me in the future and I will stop just making lots of new starts and never finishing anything.