As I was sorting through my UFOs, lots of thoughts went through my head. I had moments of pleasure at seeing a long forgotten project. Others were rather a puzzle to me and made me think that I might be getting Alzheimers because for the life of me I couldn’t remember what they were and what I was supposed to be making! As I realized just how many UFOs I actually have, I thought – do I really need or want to get all these done?
All of my UFOs were started with much enthusiasm. Obviously, as time progressed, I lost some of that enthusiasm and didn’t finish them! Some UFOs I found were ones I started after I finished my first ever quilt. Once I had the taste of quilting, I wanted more! Lots more! So I started various other simple quilts. One of them was the Purple Gardening Quilt that was a UFO for a long time until I finished it nearly 3 years ago and it became a flimsy waiting to be quilted.
As I look at some of these early projects I do wonder whether I should finish them or give them to the opshop or (shock horror) toss them! I am not someone who gets rid of things lightly and after thinking about it I am going to try to finish all of my UFOs for the following reasons:
1. I did like them once…
…. and really I do like most of them now.
2. I can donate them to charity or give them as gifts if I don’t want to keep them for myself…
… and I have set aside some already to be given away once they are finished.
3. I don’t like getting rid of fabric!
…. I really don’t like to get rid of fabric… especially if I already started to use it for something!
What about you? Do you think we should finish ALL of our ufos?
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