Ah, Shelly, you know what we need to get off to a good start in 2016. Task two in the Final Countdown is:
Organize ALL our UFOs
As I sorted and mused this morning, I decided that what I call UFOs is really three different things. So, I will share each separately.
WIPs (Works in Progress): Items in this category are actively being worked on. I usually have between 2 and 5 projects I consider active. Right now I am at three.
a. THE Hundred Patch
b. Fairy Quilt
c. Jeans quilts for many (That’s the new mystery project I showed Young Son working on a few days ago.)
TRUE UFOs: These are projects started, but that I am not working on at this time, and don’t really want to. My goal is to move one of these to ACTIVE status with each completion above. The Fairy Quilt is close, so by the end of January I should be to work on at least one of these.
b. Tile Works
c. Husband Quilt
d. Leftover Calico Rose blocks
e. Barn Quilt
f. Christmas Soft Book
g. Academy Square
Project Possibilities: This is the trickiest category. It consists of bags and boxes and such where I have pulled and grouped fabric that I like with the idea of making “something” out of it. I don’t count these as true UFOs because, beyond pulling fabric, nothing has happened yet. I can’t decide if it is a good thing or a bad thing that there are about 30 possible projects in this pile. For now, since they make me happy when I look at them, we’ll call it a good thing.
So, what does this say about me? While I don’t just work on one thing at a time, overall, I am a good finisher. Seven UFOs isn’t too bad. And, I must also be hopeful and optimistic because my pile would suggest that some part of me believes I will live to be 100 and quilt every day and love it all the way, because it doesn’t appear I will run out of fabric or ideas anytime soon.
Organizing and making lists is so energizing for me. I want to get to work right away on SOMETHING…so many choices.