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I have so many UFOs* in my craft room.
*UFO = unfinished object
You know how I know I have so many UFOs flying around my craft room? Because I had a nutrition test last week. I know that seems completely unrelated. But I managed to do everything ever last weekend — except study for my exam — and “everything ever” included cleaning my craft room.
Three garbage bags full of supplies and junk were donated to The Workspace (a art/craft work place) and taken to GoodWill.
I organized the remaining supplies, and took an inventory of my UFOs. I haven’t done that since 2010, and sadly, a lot of the things that were on my 2010 list of UFOs are still on this list. Fortunately, they all fit in a drawer. But seriously …
My plan is to finish one of these bad boys a week if possible. Or 2 a month. Let’s begin UFO roll call (hint: most of these are quilt tops).
1. Bag of pre-cut wallet pieces. There are at least 30 wallets ready to be sewn here. I just need patience, interfacing, and a trashy teen drama queued up on Netflix to finish these.
2. Amy Butler’s “Thea’s Puzzle Quilt” in Wonderland. I started this in 2010.
3. One last coffee cozy. Just needs a button.
4. A lonely wonky repro 40s fabric quilt block. I bet you’d make a cute pillow.
5. Map of the states quilt. A collection of scraps of some of my favorite fabrics from 2010. Because that’s the last time I worked on this. I’m going to add white to the edges and eventually get it quilted. Maybe by the time I’m 30 … but I wouldn’t count on it.
6. Mermaid quilt top. What can I say? 2010 was the year of quilt tops.
7. Hello Betty quilt top and matching pillowcase. This was supposed to be my mom’s Christmas present in 2009.
8. Stray wonky quilt blocks. Probably going to be a baby quilt. Again, made in 2010.
9. Wonky quilt top. I started this for my friend Adria in 2010 after she gave me a lovely quilt. Yup. She’s still waiting on her quilt from me.
10. New wallet prototype. I came up with a great idea for a new type of wallet last fall after Renegade … and it didn’t work on the first go-round, so I shoved it in the back of the closet.
11. Bag of pre-cut little zippy bag pieces. Probably about 40 of them in here. Again, need some trashy teen dramas and a free Sunday to sew these up.
12. Embroidered grocery bag. I got really into embroidery for a month or so last year. And then I got over it.
13. Geeky cross stitch. I started this in 2010 for my roommate. The good news is he probably is going to still be living with me when I finish it.
14. Another embroidered grocery bag. The other side says “I need some fucking groceries”. Also, if you’re new to my blog and don’t like swearing, sorry, I’m not sorry. I curse sometimes. I think it’s funny. And I’m not apologizing for that.
Meg Zandi, this bag is for you.
15. Another pair of Knitty’s Fetching mitts. I’ve made a million of these.
15. A knit bow headband.
16. Repro fabric quilt. I’ve hesitated putting the binding on this because I was really upset with the way the quilting turned out (and the lady who did it refuses to return my calls or e-mails — just going to cut my losses on this one).
Somehow, I fit these all into one drawer. I’m pulling one out each week and working on it. I’m hoping to check in every once in a while. But — since I’m so great at checking in on things — like real UFOs (or are they real?), you may never see these again.
I did manage to finish another UFO (or work in progress — WIP) project before I posted this. I’ve been working on another wool eater blanket. I decided it was big enough, so I weaved in the ends and finished it.
I like the color combos in this new one more than I like the color combos in the first one that I made. But I selected the colors in this one purposely, whereas the first one I made was entirely out of scrap yarn (the first one I made is below for reference).
Any other chronic project starters out there?
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Hi there. I'm Calee (pronounced CAL-e). If that's too hard, just call me Cal. Also known as chimes or the chimes. I'm 28ish, a designer, a runner, a self-proclaimed fitness queen, a craftster, a foodie, a music snob — some might call me a hipster. Here's the unabridged version.
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