Bekki 1: UFOs 9

At the beginning of each year I always vow to get on top of my UFOs. Last year I did pretty well. In fact I thought I’d banished them all quite early in the year and stayed that way until the Autumn when the UFO count began to grow again. However, when I took stock of my UFOs at the being of this year, I discovered that I’d forgotten to count my sewing UFOs last year. Still that was fine. My problem with UFOs is their nagging draining my energy. If I don’t know I’ve got them then I’m happy for them to stay unfinished.

This year when I counted my UFOs I found nine…

Shortly after blogging about them I found a tenth I’d forgotten…

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Determined to get on top of my UFOs I’ve made a start on a few of them.

On the knitting front, I’ve done a few rows of this…

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…and the mitred mystery – which was going to be a bag, but I’ve decided I’ll never get round to making felt for the lining – I’m turning it into a cushion.Β I set a goal on FridayΒ  to knit one square each evening that I have time to knit until it’s finished.

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I’ve also cut out some of this fabric, ready to be turned into cushions..

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And last, but definitely not least, this unquilted block…

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… was quilted…

… and made into a cushion…

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I think I originally meant to put a checked boarder around the block and make a bigger cushion. But I didn’t remember this until it was finished and, quite frankly, I’m just pleased I’ve got round to finishing it.

Anyone else making inroads into their UFOs this month?

 

31 thoughts on “Bekki 1: UFOs 9

    1. Sounds a good plan to me πŸ™‚
      Quick finishes are satisfying, but sometimes I go for the one I’m really putting of first – as long as it won’t take weeks and weeks – because you feel satisfied and on top of them them. I actually picked the cushion I finished just because I fancied doing some quilting. Good luck with your when you do start.

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  1. good for you! Something complete AND pretty, so you can be reminded of your commitment on a regular basis! I have very few knitting WIPs, and I am not looking up in the craft room to see if I Can find sewing WIPs, I know I can. But on the knitting front – I have a vest I knit that only needs a zipper put in. there it has sat for several years now. This weekend I got it and the zipper out. Amazingly, the vest still fits! Now I have to think about putting in the zipper. πŸ™‚ But I got it out! That is a baby step in the right direction. πŸ™‚

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    1. You’re absolutely right, it is a step in the right direction and if a baby step is all you’re ready for right now, it’s the best course of action – rather than to be put off completely because you don’t want to take a bigger step, or rushing things to get the bigger step completed πŸ™‚

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    1. Thank you. I picked that UFO because I fancied doing the quilting , but I know the quilt is a big project, so if I start that all the other UFOs will get left. It’s therefore bottom of the list, but I am looking forward to working on it again.

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  2. I love your collection of patchwork cushions, so pretty. I have finished one UFO in the form of an embroidered snow scene and two WIPS, the two crochet blankets. I have one new knitting project on the go, the dragon, and one crochet bag on the go and one teeny tiny cross stitch all started this month. Hopefully all finished next month. I am working my way through the projects in the sitting room, which means up next will be a knitted cushion which is a NYS and two cross stitch projects one of which is a UFO. I am not counitng my UFOs as that wouuld be a humilating experience and I most certainly won’t count the NYS , let’s just say, I have enough knitting for a couple of years and sewing for about three years and embroidery/cross stitch for ten! I am avoiding yarn and fabric shops whenever possible.

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    1. Sounds like you’re getting a lot done. Also sounds like a lot of UFOs – and probably best mostly ignored or they’d overwhelm. Guess the bottom line is, these things are supposed to be for enjoyment, so no point forcing yourself to do something you don’t really want to do it πŸ™‚

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