With over 100 UnFinished Objects on my list, I figure I’d better come up with a good method for dealing with them, right?
My Procrastination Challenges last year didn’t help me out too much. I did move a few projects further along, but nothing from that list actually got finished. That needs to change!
Of all the suggestions, ideas, and posts I read about UFO challenges for this year, my very favorite one was left in a comment by reader Janet V., who commented on THIS post and said:
“I took all my UFO and numbered them put the number in a bag and each month I draw one out and that is my project for the month if I stay on track I should have them done by the end of 2016, unless I make more.”
I love, love, LOVE this idea! Now granted, finishing only 12 UFOs won’t make a dent in my “problem”, but I think I’m gonna try a slight variation on this idea for myself.
I’m going to number my UFOs and draw numbers out randomly for the ones I’ll work on, but I’m also going to schedule at least one quilt a month to quilt for myself, or all that’ll happen is that I’ll move the finished tops to the to-be-quilted list, and the number of UFOs will not actually change.
So I’m hoping to report in every week or so, show you what I’m working on, and hopefully move a LOT of projects forward, and actually finish some once in awhile. If I happen to finish something, I might go link up with Amanda Jean’s Finish It Up Fridays, but so far I can’t do that because I haven’t finished anything.
In fact, until today, I haven’t sewn a stitch since December 26th! We tore apart our utility room, so I’ve been painting, and organizing, and doing paperwork, and since My Cowboy’s been sick, I’ve been doing all the chores and the cooking, and (gasp!) all my own errands — I miss my house husband!
It’s seriously time for me to get back to work, so here’s what I’m working on today.
My extra Sew Sisters Bee block. I made one and sent off to Doris, but I’ve been making an extra of each one for myself, so this one is mine. It turned out more pale than I imagined, but it’ll just have to do.
And I’m hoping to get caught up on the rest of the Sew Sisters Bee blocks I’m behind on, so I’m working on those as well.
Our guild is collecting pillowcases for a charity project, so I hope to whip out a couple of pillowcases before our next meeting on Monday. I’ve pulled some fabrics for them, and I’ll be using THIS tutorial by The Crafty Gemini to make them. I’ve chosen stuff I think will work for a gentleman for one, and a lady for the other. We’ll see how it goes.
I’ve been spending at least 30 minutes a day cutting up my scraps, and so far, have managed to NOT start any new projects! But I can feel one coming on — please talk me out of it for now.
I drew a number and landed on the first quilt I intend to quilt for myself, and I’ll show it to you when I get it done. First, I need to see if I know where it is, and if I have backing for it!
The UFO number I drew for this week is a little wall quilt that is almost finished. Thankfully, it’s a small project that I might actually be able to get done! Wish me luck.
I’ll report back in a week or so to hopefully show you some finished projects!
What are YOU going to be working on?