I am one of those people who has multiple projects in the works. I am easily distracted by pretty fabrics, new patterns or tutorials, etc. I have a very small home and usually have to pack up all my stuff at the end of my sewing day (or weekend).
I have a few baby quilts that I need to finish quilting (whole other setup for me when I quilt that adds at least an hour of setup/take down time when I do the quilting and I'm just not up to that at the moment). I have been trying to finish these for a few weeks now, but things don't always work out as one plans.
I have been sick the past few days (strep) and while lounging in bed I kept staring at my machine and really wanted to do something (anything) to feel like I got to use some of my time at home to pick away at my endless list of projects. I decided to do a little piecing on my batik log cabin quilt. This one is for my bed, which I am ashamed to say after the dozens of quilts I've made, none are for my bed. Well...after ripping apart the same block 4 times because I kept putting strips on in the wrong order, I gave up on the blocks and decided to do something "safe" that I wouldn't screw up. So I started piecing strips for the piano key border. It's random, made with strips left over from the top. I am very pleased that since Thursday, I have completed 400 inches of piano key border! I even managed to fix the screwed up block and made 2 additional blocks. I only have 6 more blocks to go. With any luck, I will have this quilt on my bed during this calendar year.
I guess with all this rambling what I wanted to say is that if one thing isn't going well for you, work on something easy to help you feel like you accomplished something, even if it wasn't what you were hoping to work on.
Have a nice day.