It sounds like this is a struggle that many of us face. My friends and I also have these issues. Like Lynx (earlier reply), I have bins for my works in progress. One of my friends says that her waiting projects are in “time out” and that they are being punished. Because we do these things for fun, not due to obligations, reframing the situation has almost no downsides other than taking up space. Lastly, my friends and I, have “finish-it” craft days a few times a year. I don’t know how much we actually finish, but it gets me re-energized for a project that I have put down for awhile. It also makes me tidy my craft space a few times a year which is a definite bonus. Have fun crafting!