Friday, March 17, 2006


(UnFinished Objects)

Susan's post on Wednesday about her unfinished craft projects led me to think of mine.

Currently, I am working on a knitted sweater. I am at a standstill on it until I get some help with it. So, last night, I started a pair of jaywalker socks.

Those are my projects that are sitting on the coffee table, the ones that haven't been moved to the sewing room to "work on later".

The only other knitting project I have that is on the back burner is my knitted lace.

I don't have any tatting or crocheting projects that are unfinished, nor do I have any sewing projects that I have started. However, I do have a few sewing projects that I should start soon.

I have a set of counted cross stitch pictures that I have been "working on" since I was 16! The first one has been completed for over 6 years. The second one I started after I was married. It is about 1/3 of the way finished.

And quilts! I have a quilt that I have been "quilting" for nine years. A lady in my church gave me a Grandmother's Flower Garden quilt that was pieced sometime in the 40's or 50's (my guess). It's a beautiful quilt top. I'm about 60% finished with the quilting. It's going to disinigrate before I get it finished! LOL

I also have a quilt top that I pieced. The quilt top is finished, and I truly wish that I had the money to get it quilted for me. It just costs so much to have someone else do it, whether machine quilted or hand quilted. This quilt tells quite a story. It is a Charm Quilt--a quilt in which every single piece of fabric is different from the others--and there are 1,053 patches in this quilt! It took me quite a few years just to gather the fabric. I got friends and relatives to send me squares from all over the world--Mexico, Africa, Hawaii, Alaska, and anyone who I could talk into giving me a 4 x 5 square of fabric! The quilt top was started when I was approximately 19, and I finished it up after I was married.

Around the same time period that I started my Charm Quilt, Holly and I each started a ridiculously impossible quilt called a Jack's Chain Quilt. We must have been low on oxygen or something when we decided that THIS was the quilt we had to make! LOL I have one row finished on this.

I have several quilt tops from Kevin's grandma that I do not consider to be part of my UFO stash. After all, *I* am not the one who started the project! If I *ever* get bored and run out of projects to do (*gasp* Is that possible?) I will commence to quilt them.

I find it funny that it truly bugs Kevin that I have unfinshed projects tucked away. He was very disconcerted when I came home last Saturday with sock yarn. However, I like having different projects to pick up and work on, and not be constantly working on the same project.


Susan said...

For some reason, I didn't think you'd have any UFO's! You seem to be so organized that you'd only have one project going at once, so I'm glad to see you have several irons in the crafting fire.

I'd love to see pictures, especially of your Charm Quilt. That would be fun to do, I think.

Tammy said...

I don't know what I do to make people think I'm organized. LOL But everyone likes to say that about me!