Happy New Year everyone. Wonder what the new year will bring? Lots of time for sewing, I hope.
Do you make resolutions, someone asked me the other day. I had to say that no, I didn’t. But I would like to whittle down my pile of UFOs and WIPs. I classify UFOs as projects not worked on for some time and put away. Out of sight – out of mind.
WIPs, on the other hand, may also not have been worked on for a while. But……. they have not been put away in a dark place, by any means. These projects are likely to be found in the basket beside my sewing machine, so that I can get them out from time to time and see what needs to be done. Rather like the birthday quilt I am making for my daughter, but had to be put aside so that I could work on the memory quilt for my friend. There are several such WIPs in that basket, I must admit.
But how would I classify those other things we want to do? . Perhaps a pile of fabrics and a pattern put away somewhere. Or maybe just a sketch tucked away in a note book. Are these really projects at all? Or just thoughts making up a wish list?
One of my quilty pen friends once wrote and told me she started the new year by counting up all her UFOs. But she got such a fright when she reached 80 that she stopped counting! I’m sure I haven’t got anywhere near that number, but there’s no way I’m counting up mine. In this case I feel that ignorance might well be bliss!