She says, "Deborah, I'm so glad you posted this. It raises a question that I've long had trouble with: Why/how do you finish something that you aren't happy with? I can't seem to do it. I have lots of infinished business lying around, but can't seem to "feel" a good reason to keep going with them. For instance, once everything but the binding is done and you don't like it, why bother to bind it? Is it a sense of completion, or something more?"
Hmmm. I don't know. Usually, I don't bother. I set work aside and move on to something else. I may come back to it with new ideas or it may get buried somewhere in the studio closet. With Blooming Prosperity, I was enjoying the actual "doing." I knew it wasn't great. But I liked making the stitches, digging through the beads and floss, cutting each piece just so. I think the process cleared my mind a bit to think clearly about what I would do next.
That's not to say that it's always worth the trouble.
In fact, what will I do with Blooming Prosperity now? I can't really "gift" it to anyone now that I've said I think it sucks. You know what Sonji would do? Snip, snip, snippity, snip. That might be a good option.