On UFOs and other things

Yesterday evening I was reading Kris Vierra’s blog, and she was talking about why quilters have UFOs. I don’t know about you, but I know why I have them. Kris supposes that we get bored, and that is partially true for me. But even more than boredom is that I make things to see what they’re going to look like (you see why I don’t use kits and rarely use patterns?  I can look at the picture and see what it’s going to look like. Why bother?). Once I know what it’s going to look like, I’m ready to move on. This is why the idea of making the same block over and over and over and over makes me want to poke myself in the eye. It’s like having someone repeat the answer to my question every time I start to say something. Yeah, it’s not only boring, but it’s annoying!

If you’ve followed me any time at all, you know that I challenged myself at the beginning of the year to tackle some of my unfinished projects. I said I was going to try to finish 55 things. What? You don’t remember me saying that? Truth is, I did. But it’s been so long since I mentioned it that I’m embarrassed to even admit it. This is one commitment at which I have failed miserably this year. And yes, I do have at least 55 UFOs, but I’m not counting. (By the way, that blue quilt up at the top of the page? It’s been in UFO-status for at least eleven years. I really thought it was going to get done this year…for Pete’s sake, all it needs is a binding!

But forget about my failure. Go take a look at Kris’s blog and see what else she has to say about UFOs. (And while you’re there, read about what she is doing to get in shape to run a 12K with her mom!) But before you go, drop me a line below and tell me if YOU have any UFOs. Are you willing to admit how many? I still think I can beat you.