Oh those unfinished objects (projects)…. Whether it be quilting, painting, home projects or something at work we all have them. They call out to us has we walk by, we ignore them feeling guilty each time. I say no more! Lets tackle them all one at a time, one step at a time. I have a number of UFO’s floating around in my studio, never mind my house and I know that at times I can allow them to just drive me crazy. So I thought to myself I cannot be the only one suffering from this debilitating disease. Hence I began to search for tips and look for ways to conquer this one step at a time, but before I share what I have learned and what I have done I thought a few photos could help set the mood to get you moving to.
Seasons of Fairies was begun a few years ago, overtime I pull it out and wonder why I have not finished it.
These blocks here are from a quilt I will call Parisian Dreams. It is a quilt I started to get to know the embroidery side of my sewing machine.
These blocks are from a foot of the month club that was designed to teach how all the different feet on our sewing machines work.
One of the books that helped me make friends with my over zealous self is “Refuse to choose” by Barber Sher.
This book helps those of us who struggle with many interests, which means many UFO’s by default.
So here are some tips I will share and I hope they help to get you started in finishing the things that your heart desires.
- Go through all the UFO’s and toss out or give away the ones that do not make your heart sing. (no guilt allowed here!)
- Try and be reasonable with yourself and keep the UFO’s to under 10.
- Pick out the first three you would like to finish.
- Gather three boxes or plastic bins suitable to the size of each project. Taking one at a time put all the supplies with the UFO in the box. Continue with the other two.
- This one is hard but do not start a new project until you have finished one of your UFO’s.
- Keep the three boxes where you can get to them easily.
- Try to dedicate 15 minutes a day to working on one of these UFO’s.
- Celebrate and enjoy when you finish your first UFO and leave me a photo in the comments below, I would love to hear from you.
By taking our projects one day at a time for 15 minutes a day we can get them done. I know I always feel so good when I finish something I have started, especially if I was passionate about it to begin. So in celebration of spring I commit to you here to finish my Parisian Dreams UFO. Stayed tuned for added photos of my progress, it should be interesting.
Having shared all this I would like to share with you my start on the Kimono line for this spring. These kimonos are so comfortable and versatile. You can dress them up or down. Wear them to your yoga class or just to be cozy at home. I hope you have enjoyed this post and that I have inspired you to tackle some of your undone projects, Happy Spring Everyone and Tata for now.