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Sunday, May 01, 2011

Hanging My Head In Shame

I was so excited when Judy L started the 2011 UFO Challenge. I couldn't wait to get started. I made my list, posted my intentions and completed January's project.

Then I moved on to February's project. I did nothing about it in February and waited to load the top until March 19th. I am embarrassed to say it has been on the frame for weeks. I knocked the timing out and I am still tweaking and it is not going well. It would go better if I went in there and worked on it until I had it perfect but I don't. I'll fiddle with it for a while, get discouraged and sit down and sew instead. So February's project is staring at me all the time. It makes me feel bad about myself. :>(

When March's project was chosen, I was so excited to put those blocks together into a finished top. I am not saying this UFO is done until it is quilted and bound.

These are the blocks for April. I took them out of the bag to take this picture last month. I put them back in the bag. My Mojo was missing so these were not even thought of. Again, looking at them makes me feel bad.

This little beauty is May's UFO. I think I have a few more blocks stashed away to add to this, maybe not...I don't know. With a new grandbaby due in October, I am excited to work on this one.

With the return of the Mojo, I have been busy, but I haven't been working on my UFOs. I plan to change that but not today. Today is a super nice sunshiny day and I am going outside to enjoy it. Ernie is on the tractor and I have a couple projects for him. It is supposed to rain again tomorrow......I'll sew then.


Suzanne said...

You're not the only one...I have yet to complete any UFO on my list...but I am going to keep try!

fancystitching said...

Don't feel bad... you are not the only one that is not on target for the UFO challenge. I have finished only 2 projects. The one I have just finished up... it was JANUARY'S UFO!! I have gotten to the point now that I don't even worry about what number she draws. I just pick one on the list I feel like working on and go for it!

BUT I have decided to NOT feel bad. If I get ANY of them done it is a step in the right direction. They were all languishing in boxes in the closet. Now at least some of them have the potential to get finished. Life (and sunshine, and men on tractors) get in our way, so just accomplish what you can and don't beat yourself up over it!


Cathy said...

Awwwwwww, don't beat yourself up so much. This whole quilting thing is supposed to be fun, not something you hit yourself over the head with. I don't blame you for wanting to be outside during the nice weather. I would be too, if we ever get some...........

Diane said...

enjoy the sunshine while you can. (but don't overdo it like I did-silly me)
I hope you get your timing fixed. and stop feeling badly, no quilting police here, promise! :)

Me and My Stitches said...

I think you have to be in the right mood to do UFO's - don't sweat it. The mood will strike and you will burn through them all!