When I am cardmaking and scrapbooking I tend to get on, start projects and get them finished straight away. But I am not so good with other crafts like my knitting, tapestry and cross stitch.
Last night I was talking with other crafting friends about my UFOs (Unfinished Objects) and I referred to one of my long-term projects as a work in progress (WIP). So what makes a project a WIP rather than a UFO - well for me if I get it out and work on it every now and then it is a WIP but if it gets put away and forgotten about or I procrastinate about finishing it then that is a UFO.
I have several items that are long term UFOs -
An Aran sweater that was started in 2004 or 2005, I only have the sleeves to finish but since suffering with RSI in both wrists knitting has been difficult. I have bought some special gloves that are supposed to support the hands and wrists whilst knitting but haven't got round to trying them out yet - what am I like??
Three tapestry pieces waiting to be made up into cushions, I stitched these between 1994 and 1998 and I have all the backing fabric so why haven't I made them into cushions yet????
And this is the famous cross stitch round robin that Wendy and I organised a few years ago - just the mention of this round robin is enough to make me break out into a sweat and send my blood pressure sky high as it was fraught with problems. I am sure it was because of this round robin that I now stay away from circle journals and other swaps in the craft world.
I have stitched the title and dates in the two empty boxes (just not got round to photographing yet) and it is now awaiting framing - will it go up for this Christmas or will it wait for another one?
Tomorrow I will show you my main WIP - the butterfly cross stitch afghan, this project is in danger of becoming a UFO but today I have dragged it out to photograph it.
And NESYs - well they are the Not Even Started Yet projects - yes I have a big stash of wool and patterns waiting to become jumpers and cardigans, I have tapestry kits and cross stitch kits galore and piles of mini books and albums waiting to be filled. It is about time someone invented the 8 day week please!!!!!!!