Recognizing how common it is for crafters to start many projects and finish few, a group of women join together to form a guild—Unfinished Projects Anonymous—to keep each other on track and accountable. Three friends are tasked with the job of home visits for their guild. They are laughingly called the Cartel as they do visits to snoop around craft rooms and knitting baskets to report on progress for the members. The guild has even expanded to checking on half-trained dogs and half-weeded gardens. Over the course of the story, this ensemble of women discover that much of life is half-finished—relationships, the raising of children, even our very relationship with the Lord—and that may be perfectly fine.