If we only worked on our UFOs in our sewing rooms, we wouldn’t get much done! I have found that one of the best ways to work on multiple UFOs at a time is to scatter them around. There is nothing worse than sitting down somewhere with time to spare and not having something to work on. I like to keep my hands busy. Here are some of the places you can scatter your UFOs around:
1. Next to Your Favorite Chair
Is there a favorite spot in the house where you sit regularly? I like to have some handwork next to my comfy chair in the lounge room so that when I sit down for a rest, I can pick it up and do a bit while I watch a movie, listen to a podcast, or just have a cuppa. It may be the binding of a quilt, or some embroidery, but it lives next to my chair until it is done. Sometimes I have two or three next to my chair, that way I can do a bit of hand binding, then some embroidery or hexies.
2. Next to Your Bed
Ok, so sleep experts would probably disagree with this one, but having some handwork to wind down before bed is a good thing in my opinion! Sit it in a basket next to your bed or on your bedside table, and just relax with some comfy pillows… often doing some hand stitching gives you that relaxed feeling, and helps calm your thoughts before you go to sleep. Just don’t fall asleep while stitching and lose the needle in your bed somewhere! Disclaimer: I will not be held responsible if you do this 🙂
3. In the Kitchen
Do you have a kitchen table where you sit and have a cuppa every now and then? Have a little basket there with a small project, or a bigger basket on the floor with a bigger project, so that it is nice and handy for you to work on a little at a time. If friends come over for a cuppa, you can sit there and sip tea while working on a UFO.
So those are a few ways to scatter your UFOs and get them done in the spare moments of your life. Do you have places where you scatter and finish your UFOs other than in your sewing room?
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