The beauty of the UFO

A few years ago my mother gave me an unfinished project, called Ruthie-Toothie, that she had started for me when I was a child. She passed it on to me in the hopes that I could, or would, finish it. She wasn’t sure she still had the directions or the pattern but we did have a photo to guide us. I have yet to do anything with it and it sits in my stack of UFO’s (unfinished objects), which I can’t get to right now.

In my previous post there is a picture of an unfinished project from about 30 years ago! This got me thinking about the myriad of unfinished projects in my stash.

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I’ve got multiple Christmas projects that just didn’t get done, baby projects where that baby is now graduating High School, and just every day projects that weren’t turning out how I thought. There are Christmas gifts and ‘wouldn’t so-and-so just love this’ items.

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I’ve got quilts desperately awaiting their batting and backing, once I decide what kind of backing I want to use. Plus two or three more quilt tops in progress right now.

Now, don’t get the wrong idea. The thrill of completion is amazing and I have many, many completed projects in my past. But, there’s something about all those balls in the air that just keeps everything moving. I should probably work on one of my UFO’s or get Ruthie-Toothie put together but I think I’ll work on my procrastination problem tomorrow…

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