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My name is Kendra and I am a good starter. There I have admitted it. I am a good starter but not a good finisher.

Creating this blog is my attempt to finish up all of those projects that I have started and not finished. I also want to keep track of new projects that are currently no more than ideas, and get them finished.

It seems such a shame that projects that I had such passion for are stuffed in zip lock bags and taking up space when they could be completed and brightening up my home or gifted to family and friends.

So there it is, I will be pulling together lists of what I have and what I want to achieve and sharing them here. I knit, sew, and quilt so plenty to keep me busy in the coming year.

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