Wednesday, October 26, 2016


How many do you have?

I've been forced to write this confession blog post by someone who will remain nameless, Glo.  I haven't decided if she wanted me to write it to encourage me to work on my projects, shame me or make everyone else in the group feel better about their unfinished projects.  I suspect it's actually her revenge for my constant "Haven't you finished that yet???" queries.

I have just spent a week organising my studio space and I found 86, yes EIGHTY SIX, unfinished projects.  Before the clean up, if anyone had asked, I'd have told them that I had about 30 UFOS.  During the clean up after finding 43 I was feeling a bit sheepish.  After the clean up I'm somewhat ridiculously proud of my 86 projects!  Remember, this doesn't include projects I've bought the pattern or the fabric for.  I stopped counting those at 17.

Baby quilt

To be fair, most of my UFOS are the teensy baby quilts we're making for stillborn babies at Sunshine Hospital and therefore shouldn't take a lot of time to finish.  It has been suggested that I practice my FMQ on them but I think these babies deserve more than my laughable attempts at that.  Pebbles?  Try jagged rocks!  Do you remember doing this bird appliqué class at the Patchwork Teahouse?  No?  Me was THAT long ago.  If you look you'll see I only have about 20 embroidery stitches left to do on this block.  Oh, and an eye.  Mustn't forget the eye.
Christmas block swap
Who's bright idea was it to swap 12 inch Christmas blocks as Christmas gifts???  And then to do it again another two years in a row?
Elf Challenge
This Elf challenge was in the "I'm going to hand quilt this" pile.  Or is that the "I'm never ever going to finish this because I don't hand quilt" pile?  Don't laugh, but I had 4 quilts in that pile!  Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha!  Sorry, got a bit carried away there for a second.  Although I do suspect my hand quilting would be marginally better than my free motion quilting!

I've spared you pictures of the other 83 projects.  There's not enough room in cyberspace for them! many UFOS do you have?


  1. 'Tis never a shame game! It is always encouragement! You are not alone in your UFO muddle but at least you are brave enough to count and confess-I am not ready yet! GLO


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