I have so many little pieces of projects...things that are fun to do, but for which I have no overall plan. These items fall into a "Now What?" category and hang around on the design board, in baskets, or in piles waiting for an idea to materialize that will carry them forward. They also fall into that WIP (or WISP - Works in Slow Progress - as Sharon B. terms them) category.
Part of the reason for so many of them is that I have only intimations, glimmers of an idea and feel compelled to do something about them before they are lost in the chaos. With no clear cut direction and lots of fractions of ideas, I play a while and then abandon them until inspiration about what to do with them occurs. Sometimes it does. Not always.
An example is the strange embroidered creature holding Mila's name. I wanted to have something to embroider for times I was watching my Netflix loves (currently The House of Eliot and Wonderfalls), so I took a figure from an old journal (that I used in mail art to hold signs and dates) and set to work. Finished even. Then didn't know what to do with him.Yesterday, I used pieces of left-over borders and framed it with more color. What next? - more borders? Maybe. Still don't know what it will be. Once again, I'm faced questions about purpose, but since making the little doll quilt, I'm thinking on those lines.