My daughter is home this week on Spring Break, and she had her friends over this past weekend. On Sunday, she mentioned to them that I love to watch the Oscars, so they decorated the living room with hand-drawn balloons celebrating each of the Best Picture nominees, purchased special snacks for later in the show, and settled down to watch the Oscars with me.
I had the most fun!
The Oscars are famous for running long. So this year's host, Jimmy Kimmel, added an incentive--he said he'd give a jet ski to the guest with the shortest acceptance speech! Later on in the show after one long speech after another, he upped the ante by adding a weekend stay at a Day's Inn at Lake Havasu in Arizona. (And yes, at the end of the show, someone got the jet ski!)
So that got me to thinking...should I create some incentives for me finishing a quilt fast? And if so, what should that incentive be?
You see, I'm famous for my works in progress. Yep, I've got tons of them. So many in fact, that I started a weekly link up (it's called Wednesday Wait Loss) to help me and others finish our quilts in a more timely manner.
So I'm asking. What do you do to encourage yourself to finish quilt projects?
- Do you allow yourself to go shopping for more fabric?
- Do you post your finished quilt online and bask in the glow of hearty congratulations?
- Do you take a large, red pencil to your works in progress list and cross another one off?
- Do you show your finished quilt to anyone and everyone you meed, even non-quilters?
What's your quilty incentive?