Saturday, October 13, 2012

What I Need is a Good Closer

Last night Mike and I watched the St. Louis Cardinals play the Washington Nationals.  The winning team would be done for the season and the losing team would go on to play in the National League Championship.  The Cardinals are the reigning World Series Champions (Mike likes me to say that) but has been a very long dry spell for baseball in Washington.  Like a lot of people, I find it fun to cheer for the underdogs in most situations, but not baseball.  Do you remember to whom I am married?  Remember, we even eat St. Louis Cardinal toast in this house.

This post really isn't about baseball.  It is about crafting.  I know, it's hard to tell that.  Don't underestimate me as I am capable of finding a way to talk about my projects while still getting in a mention of the St. Louis Cardinal's win last night.  It may not make a lot of sense but it will make Mike happy so hang in there with me.

So... last night looked pretty bleak for the Cardinals.  They were behind by 6-1, within one strike of being done.  I'm guessing a lot of Cardinal fans there were already heading to the parking lot. The announcers even seemed to be wrapping things up.  Yet, the Cardinals managed to pull it all out of the toilet.  They won the game!  I know, I know.... still nothing about crafting.  But again, Mike is happy.

Ok, in this paragraph I PROMISE I will make the connection.  While watching the game I saw that the Nationals brought in a new pitcher right near the end.  They called him the "closer".  A closer is a pitcher who can hold up to the pressure often found at the end of a game.  A lot of times they are just brought in for that last inning.  They are highly paid for their ability to finish the job.  It doesn't always work out that way but that's their purpose.  Here's the connection to my crafting... I NEED A CLOSER!  

I love, love, love to crochet, sew, make jewelry, etc.  Often I am in the middle of one project when I dream up another.  I don't know if I'm just so excited about the next project or if I'm just afraid I will forget the new idea, but I often jump up from one and start another... and then another... and yet another.  This morning I pulled some of the bags of projects out of the little nooks and crannies (where did that phrase come from?) of my Rose Room.  Actually, there was no need to pull them out as they were spilling out on their own.  I gathered them up to show you what I mean. 

Here are more bags with projects, hanging on the closet door.

Please tell me you do this, too.  How many unfinished projects do you have hanging around?  

In the spirit of full disclosure, there are even more unfinished projects in my Rose Room than what I've shown you here.  Not for long, though!  I'm ready now, in the mood, to finish what I've started.  I think it is time for some of those projects to make their appearance on Wyoming Rose Boutique.  Yes, I am sending myself in as THE CLOSER!


Sarah Purdy said...

In the knitting world, those are referred to as UFO's (UnFinished Objects). I currently have four UFOs on needles just waiting for me to do something about them. Oh, and enough yarn stash to last me for at least 10 years. There's a gal in town that's actually marketing herself as a "Closer" for knitters. She'll finish your projects for you! I saw her business cards at Blooming Needles.

Susan Struck said...

Sarah, that's funny that someone markets themselves as such. I don't do that but I do purchase unfinished projects from thrift stores sometimes. Maria called them rescue projects.

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