Today I thought I’d do something different and feature some of your comments, my dear readers… there have been some great suggestions and I thought I’d highlight a few in this post. I’ve enjoyed reading each and every comment, even though I have been late in replying to some… 🙂 It’s been a busy month! But we are getting there! I have to say, I’ve learned a lot about myself and many of you this month, it’s been fun!
On how many UFOs you guys have:
Oh that is hilarious Joy…. I am overwhelmed by mine but it’s not nearly as impressive as yours….
I had 37 at the beginning of the year and I have completed 5 of them…
Must get my lists updated and let you know….. But was thinking maybe 100……
Cool!!!! I hope you beat me, but I haven’t had time to finish counting. I only made it to 49 that I have listed and neatly put together and I still need to put them on the right sheets.
Wow – I thought I was bad with thirty something on my list!
Lola:(on day 8 of the challenge)
Found some UFOs! Alice said I was in the club! Have two big tops from the eighties that need quilting. not worth paying someone to do. May stay UFOs!!
Yep– I do think you are the ufo queen!!!My count is under 30–ok maybe under 40–with some from this year–did not think I had that many…
I have so many UFO’s that it would take away from my stitching time to make a list. My plan this year is to use scraps and to finish started projects….at least more often than I buy new ones!
Words of wisdom and handy tips for UFOs:
if there are some that you have totally lost interest in, rehome them. Someone, somewhere, will love them. Don’t let them weigh you down. Never give up! Actually, if a particular project is filling you with dread and dragging you down, then it is okay to give up and move on. Our hobby is supposed to be fun! And sometimes challenging. But if you really don’t want to do something, it’s pointless to continue. Especially if you start avoiding the sewing room because you don’t want to face it.
I agree with Sunny…to an extent. If working on it really doesn’t bring me joy anymore, I’d rather donate the unfinished project to someone who could enjoy finishing it, like maybe to someone at the quilt guild.
I still make a list and photograph them at the beginning of the year… this is when I tidy up and order them a bit.
My Number ONE tip for getting them done is to Get. Off. The. computer. I would be so much more productive if I spent more time sewing instead of reading blogs, facebook, and playing Words with Friends……
And in closing, some humor…..
On “Scattering UFOs”:
Here I thought you meant to scatter the ufo’s around so you had to hunt to find them–like a couple in each closet–then one can play hide and seek–though I am always doing the seeking–as I am not sure where I hide them!!!
OK, I thought that I was going to be a pro on this one because I went the same direction as Di.
I have my UFO’s scattered in the loungeroom and sewing room.
I just had a big cleanout of my sewing room only to find more UFO’s,lol .
I can always hunt to find my UFOs. They are scattered here and there throughout my whole house 🙂
Hmmmm…. I think maybe we should start a Scattering Hunt for UFO tradition….!
And on “swapping UFOs”:
I have never swapped a UFO, and don’t think I could. I did read a funny story online a few months ago about a UFO though. I don’t remember whose blog it was on or I would give them credit. The quilter decided there was a UFO that she had lost interest in, and was never going to finish. So she bagged it up and dropped it off at her local thrift shop. A week or so later, a friend of hers appeared with the bag and said “Look at the bargain I found at the thrift shop. I just love it, and was hoping you would finish it for me!!” Quilter couldn’t say no, so she took it home and promptly finished it for her friend. So that’s another way of finishing a UFO. 🙂
Thanks everyone for joining me this month, not long to go until this series is done!
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