Towards the end of the year I like to look at all my W.I.Ps and see how many I can get finished before Christmas.

By doing this I can start afresh in the New Year (and the January sales!) and I can also look back on a successful years’ crafting and start planning next years.

Obviously, there are some projects that will always be around, whilst others just have to be finished for Christmas. I also give away those I have no interest in finishing (try it, it is liberating!)

But every year, without fail, I always find projects that are ridiculously close to being finished, but that have been put away for some reason.

The pigeon cushion (5 months and 20 minutes) is a good example and so is this:

chicken quilt










I started and worked on this quilt until it was almost complete and then decided I wasn’t happy with the quilting.

And stopped. In August.

Why didn’t I just do some more quilting on it then?

I honestly don’t know, but it is something I do over and over again. It is almost as if I am only interested so long as it is going well, then when it isn’t I lose my enthusiasm and inspiration for the project and it is suddenly out of favour.

Anyway, I do like this quilt and I will get it finished. I may even make a little boy version too and then write a pattern.

But, I will definitely spend a couple of evenings finishing the quilting. I promise.

So, how many WIPs have you got?


6 Responses to “W.I.P”

  1. Mary Says:
    November 11th, 2007 at 10:12 am

    oh you know – about 3000.

    All crochet.

    And two half finished scarves.

  2. monica Says:
    November 11th, 2007 at 3:04 pm

    you can’t possibly ask a question like that. I’d rather tell you my age… I’m 37. There. Happy?

    (and I have probably slightly less UFOs…)

  3. Ali Says:
    November 11th, 2007 at 4:50 pm

    For all my faults, I don’t have THAT many UFOs. Totally un-started projects – zillions, but if I begin, I like to get to the end. Perhaps that’s why I never seem to make anything big or with too much of a time commitment involved.

  4. lucykatecrafts Says:
    November 12th, 2007 at 8:35 pm

    i did come up with a plan of keeping track of both wips and un-started projects and put up a chalk board on the wall of the sewing room to keep an on-going list but have so far yet to actually write on it!, maybe i should make an effort tonight and do it : )

  5. Anita Says:
    November 16th, 2007 at 1:01 am

    I’m with Monica… there are a lot of other things I’d rather confess to than how many UFO’s I have. 😉

  6. Done Says:
    December 1st, 2007 at 7:35 pm

    […] So, to that end I spent the other evening adding a little more hand quilting to this applique quilt. […]

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