Did that title make you blink? Here I am for the past few weeks studiously working on cataloging and organizing my UFOs -- unfinished objects -- and stewing about what to finish next and what to do to get things finished by the end of the year. And then I encourage you to start something new!!
I haven't lost my mind!! I promise!! And finishing up these things is still really, really important to me! But you know, sometimes just working on "old" things can be downright boring!! Where's the fun in looking at new fabrics and patterns that inspire you if you can't focus on how much fun that new project will be. Talk about a "downer"!! And what about that new technique you saw your friend using? Or the new ruler that your local shop is carrying?!!
Do you feel like a hostage to your UFOs? Are they overwhelming you? Follow some of the tips offered in earlier posts and then get your creative juices flowing again. Got a pattern you have fallen in love with? What fabric to use? what color choices? How can you resist the call of the new project?! Your UFOs are still going to be there, and you can still work on them ... but give yourself a break and have some fun with a new project!
Guilt is a terrible thing to waste -- so save it for something besides those unfinished objects that are sitting around. Remember that you'll get to them eventually, or they'll find new uses and new homes eventually. Focus on having some fun!!
I'm off to cut fabric for my new Saturday mystery class -- maybe it will be a UFO someday, but in the meantime, I'm having fun choosing fabrics from my stash!
my new old quilt
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