Off to a Good Start
By Morley Hunt
January 10, 2017 8:50am CST
UnFinished Objects (UFO's) are the bane of my existence. There are so many enticing possibilities. Everywhere I look there is inspiration. Last year I vowed I would complete at least two UFOs before I began any new projects. For a while I was faithful and followed through. Finally I gave into temptation and began more new projects than I had completed. Now we are trying to finish old projects and also start and finish some new ones. These bags were among the bags I was making with my mother's fabrics. Many were quickly finished but a couple languished in my sewing room. Just before Christmas on a drive to finish a few projects. The one on the right was finished and the other two....I had missed printing the part of the pattern I required to finish. No problem....it was a library book...I'll go sign it out. Wouldn't you know! It was already signed out to someone else. Now I placed a hold on the book. The book was in my hands two days before Christmas. My sewing room had been tidied and my motivation packed away. Yesterday I looked at the book and the due date....eeks it's due tomorrow. That was motivation enough. They are finished and the book has been returned to the library. Now on to the next project.
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• Pikeville, North Carolina
10 Jan 17
The bags in the photo are lovely. You do wonderful work. You're sewing projects seem much like my writing projects. I've got half-a-dozen stories begun and in limbo for every one I've finished. Some are just a few lines, some a few chapters, but they all wait for me to get back to them someday.
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• Winston Salem, North Carolina
10 Jan 17
Very nice! I'm suffering for organizational issues. I know I have a specific piece of fabric that would fit the bill for the need at hand, I'm just not sure I have the patience to dig into the deep dark reaches of my storage area to find it.
11 Jan 17
@Platespinner when child number 1 got married and child number 2 went away to college....their room had been converted before the weekend was over....when our permanent houseguest moved out on October 31st. The room had been painted before I went to bed.
• United States
20 Feb 17
Those are really cute bags. I might have told you already that I am doing a 17 UFO's in 2017 challenge with a blog. It was really hard to pick just 17 UFO's from my list though. Plus there are other things that I want to get started on yet. I'm a mess LOL