Just about anyone with a crafty hobby knows what UFOs are (and no, I am not referring to an extraterrestrial invasion!). They are the unfinished objects that were started and then abandoned in favour of newer, more exciting, more pressing, or easier (!) projects. They lurk in hidden corners of the sewing or craft room, sometimes forgotten for years, but in their dark corners they multiply with their secret mission to take over the sewing room!
During the Sew, Mama, Sew Giveaway Day I came across Staci, at The Confused Quilter and have joined in her mission to stop the invasion!
More of a support group than sewing challenge, each of us have set a goal for the UFOs we will finish this year. There is even a flickr group to post pictures and to keep us motivated.
This year I have committed to finishing one UFO a month. This seemed like a reachable goal and will clear up a lot of space in the sewing room (for all those new projects I am going to start this year!)
When I cleaned the sewing room last year I confined all of the UFOs to a single bucket, promising myself that should the bucket become full I would finish what was in it before starting anything new. You can imagine how well that worked….. Here is the bucket now:
At least 3 of the quilts in this bucket I inherited as UFOs for my grandmother. (You see what happens when you don’t get them under control? They go on and invade other sewing rooms!)
I also have a pile almost as big piled outside this bucket of clothing and bags, and then there is this poor quilt, which has been sitting cut out on the floor so long that I no longer remember which colours I cut for which part of the pattern.
And so, in 2011, the invasion will be stopped! We will sweep the UFOs from all the dark corners and take back our sewing rooms!
Do you have UFOs lurking in your craft space? Come and join in the fun!