No – I’m definitely not a gambler with a problem, let me assure you. But I’ve heard about a way to deal with those UFOs which never seem to get worked on. I’m one of life’s butterflies and tend to flit from one project to another so I’m hoping this variation of what I’ve read on the Internet might well suit me.
So…….. what I’m going to do is list six UFOs. (You don’t have any? Don’t tell me that!) Then each week with a roll of the dice, that will be the one I will work on during that week. And so it will go each week. Another roll of the dice, another UFO, and another week to work on it. It’s unlikely that I will finish one of these UFOs in a week, but if I do, then I’ll add another UFO to the list. How does that sound?
My six chosen projects are:
1: Burgundy quilt for our caravan
2: Amanda Jean apron
3: Maple Leaf wall hanging
4: Little Letters quilt
5: Black/grey quilt for grand-daughter Emma
6: Duvet cover
Projects 1-4 are in various stages of construction, while 5 and 6 are new projects.
6 UFOs, ready and waiting
And yes, I have more than six UFOs tucked away. How many? I not counting because I really don’t want to know the answer to that. But I’ve got plenty to keep adding to my list as time goes by. And I must tell you – I was astounded when I read that my pen friend Carol stopped counting hers when she reached 70 or so – I’m sure I haven’t got that many!
This relates to machine sewing only, of course. I plan to give myself permission to do hand stitching and knitting when ever I want.
It goes without saying that the amount of time spent sitting at the sewing machine will vary considerably, week by week. It all depends of social outings, appointments, trips away in the caravan, and a myriad of other things which cut into stitching time, such as housework laundry and cooking. But by focusing on one thing only each week, I hope to accomplish a little more than I have been doing lately. Wish me luck.
And the first number rolled is…….2, my Amanda Jean apron. More about that tomorrow.