This is our fourth year and we felt it was time for a little change hence the new name rather than Finish Off February.
Originally this was month of tackling your long standing WIPS, cataloging your UFO’s and maybe even sorting out your yarn stash to boot. The idea is that for just one month a year you have a go at tackling your to do pile. Paying attention to those projects you lost interest in, tidied up, didn’t have a needle to hand or the enthusiasm to weave in those ends. Projects can be of any art or craft and are not restricted in anyway. Our group on facebook is open to anyone who wants to get involved.
2020 saw lots of us continuing finish off February into March with the start of lockdown and there really aren’t any strict rules. We suggested you made a list of unfinished objects (in my case a book last year) and then decide where to start and get going.
Last year was stressful so I decided just to focus on unfinished and unstarted projects currently living in my lounge. For anyone who knows me can probably guess I have them stashed all over the house and at work. Just listing what was in my lounge gave me a good chunk of stuff to get done. 15 started projects to finish and 4 ready to start, sigh. Fast forwarding to now you can see the list as it stands today!
So what’s changed this year, well as for many of you I’m guessing quite a lot. I think a new focus is needed this should be about setting yourself a goal that makes you feel fabulous. So for some of you it may be about a list of UFO’s that need completing as the satisfaction of ticking them off is a pretty powerful motivation tool and the challenge to see how many you can do in just a month. But for others it is about reflecting on what you want to add into your life, maybe it’s starting a project you have wanted to do for ages and really focusing on that or maybe its about doing 20mins of crafting everyday as a mindful escape from the day.
We all know that it’s easier to go to an exercise class with a friend when you have agreed a date and time to meet so its harder to put off so we want to use this idea to help you feel fabulous this February. So think of your pledge and then share it with us either through our facebook group, email us or even come along virtually or in person to Woolly Wednesday to get started. If you need some help there is also Jo’s CrafTEA club on a Monday or 1:1 tuition at a time to suit you.
The facebook group is a lovely supportive place to share progress and get encouragement when you are struggling. I really do recommend giving it ago. Even just making a list of projects can inspire you to get started and at the moment inspiration and support are both much needed commodities.
I hope to see you soon and look forward to seeing your pledges to feel fabulous this February.
Keep creating, Karen x