This past week a Bev over at 44th Street Fabrics has been showing off her lovely UFO's. I say showing off because Bev loves brights. It reminded me how every January my plan is finishing my growing pile of projects.
They almost become a dirty little secret I hide in the back of a cabinet or closet. My fear is someday the pile will grow so large I'll need a larger storage space for them. Clutter about the house really bothers me so the attic would be my only option, making them my "Flowers in the Attic". And what would happen if I die suddenly in some tragic event? They say when a person has unfinished business their spirit is trapped here, wandering the earth. Now how scary is that, a ghost with rotary cutter?!
I need ideas on how to stop my lovelies from becoming "Petals in the Wind" and saving my soul from Podunk Purgatory!
So I did an inventory count of...
16 tops to be quilted
4 WIP's(currently scattered about the studio)
1 on the frame
Now finding a way to convince me, myself and I that this really needs to stop. We can't go on like this any longer. So I told MYSELF if we keep them out where they could be seen it would be a reminder to finish them. But that's not okay with ME because they'll be clutter and get dusty. Maybe a clear storage tote would do the trick, they'd be visible, protected from dust and most of all TIDY. Or maybe the kind on wheels with drawers. WE all agreed to the new plan. Mostly because it means WE get to go shopping! After setting the new plan in action I should set up a meeting with MYSELF to talk about not starting new projects. To bad my schedule is all booked up till New Years!
How many UFO's do you keep stored away?
Do you have a plan for finishing them?
~ Lea Anne ~
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