11 August 2008

My Insanity of UFOs

How did it happened? I am trying to do a little cleaning in my room. Everywhere there are stitching projects put aside, that either I had started or kitted and never got back to it yet. I made a list of projects I know I want or need to do by the end of the year. I did not want to do this because it will make me face what I have to face reality on my stitching, which is getting so out of hand. I typed the list on the side of my blog and I came up with almost 30 projects just from the top of my head. Even as I am typing, another project popped in my head.
I am thinking I might have reached a level in my stitching that I may not have to buy another pattern or kit for the rest of my life. I cant even begin to tell you the patterns I have in my craft desk or in my closet, and I think some under my bed. Now thinking about it, I have a few UFOs under the bed. The sad thing is my groups have UFO days and you think I will reserve the day for at least one UFO but I just can not fit it in.
It seems the computer takes my time away from my stitching. Most of the day I am on the computer just reading stuff than I can do later. Majority of my stitching is in the evenings after supper, sometimes in the afternoon. It is very rare if I stitch in the morning unless its like 1 or 2 in the morning. I can understand when my friends say they do not have time to stitch because they have jobs and families to care. I do not! I should be whipping out these models in little time but I just seem to have a hard time finishing projects.
Any one have ideas what I can do?


Karol said...

I understand about all the ufos! I think I have enough projects to last a few lifetimes yet I keep looking for more. Just keep stitching!

Anonymous said...

Stitching can get so monotanous that it is easy to get restless. I try to stitch at least a little everyday but some days I just don't feel like stitching so I don't. Stitching is for me, not the other way around. Don't let your long list of to do projects dictate when or how much stitching you should do. I too get sucked into the computer, it is so easy to just wander around online than to focus my mind on stitching, but once I do start stitching I can usually get a couple hours in while my motivation for it is in gear and then I take breaks when I get restless, usually back onto the computer. The goal is to enjoy whatever it is that you are doing.

Anonymous said...

Sometimes we need to completely weed out projects that we have "outgrown." Give them to someone else who would really like to do them now. Once you have given away you have more room for new projects that you wish for today, plus you have made someone happy.
Averyclaire at

Anonymous said...

Your UFO insanity is shared, don't let it depress you have lots of company. I am complete bonkers and I do stitch most days. Also most of the things I buy I still love. You'd think they'd get old and ugly. Why oh why are there so many talented designers? It is all their fault, that's my story & I am sticking to it.