I am the master of UFO's. Now you are probably thinking that is pretty neat, but I'm not talking about extra-terrestrials. ;0) I'm talking about "Un-Finished Objects!"
My afternoon began innocently enough. I decided to start a small sewing project. My mother-in-law gave me these pretty "everyday" dishes for Christmas. The bottom plate is a charger, used mainly for decoration. You can get metal ones that you heat up to help keep your food warm, but these ones are plastic. It shows up dark in the above picture but it is actually a deep ruby red.
I knew I had some fabric that would be perfect for napkins. This is where the trouble started. My sewing supplies were in a big mess and it was hard to find anything. (I finally found the fabric, you can see it in the first picture.) I kept pulling out projects that I had started but never finished, and that's when I thought of a great New Year's Resolution. Finish all of my UFO's!!
They say admitting you have a problem is the first step so let me show you my oldest unfinished project. It is a Christmas tree skirt that I started in 1994, the summer Phillip and I got married. Can you see the appliqued horse? I need to add a sleigh and several pine trees all along the bottom. And not on just that one side either, on all four sides! What was I thinking?!
Here are some aprons I started last year. Benjamin's "city streets" apron only needs the string added so that will be easy. Grace's vintage "days of the week" apron has been cut out and Emily's "princess tea time" fabric has the pattern traced on the back.
This horse/cowboy fabric will be perfect for a little apron for my nephew. I saved a pair of Phillip's old jeans so I could use on of the pockets for the front of the apron. I need to finish this in time for a summer birthday!
My bad habit has even rubbed off on Grace. She has 4 projects in the works and we will be working together to get them finished! Do you notice a theme with her UFO's? :0)
In addition to these smaller projects, I have several quilts to work on. I took two quilting classes a few years ago and listen to this...I signed up for the second class without even finishing the first quilt! *blush*
This is a lap size quilt is teal and green. I actually fell in love with the backing fabric first and then the helpful ladies at the quilt store helped me with fabric for the front. This quilt top is 75% finished.
The next class quilt is a queen size. I have made alot of "flying geese" squares but that is it so far. I just hope I can still make sense of the instructions!
Last but not least, is a Winnie-the-Pooh baby quilt for my sister. I am hand quilting it and it is 25% finished. I tried to finish it up last fall but I got so hot with it resting on my lap. January is the perfect month to start working on it again!
Feel free to "bug" me in the future about how my UFO's are coming along. I need all the help I can get! :0) Do you have any un-finished objects hiding in the dark corners of your closet?!