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Legacy

August 12, 2015

This is my 300th weekly post. Three hundred weeks of saying, “I’m cleaning up my sewing room, starting tomorrow.”

And the stacks, they are a-growin'

And the stacks, they are a-growin’

Probably won’t happen.

I imagine my legacy will include written instructions not to turn my favorite batik into a clown costume, but it will also include memories of my unquenchable optimism that there is indeed enough time left in the universe to organize my sewing room. Then there will be the UFOs.

Paint, a stamp, blank fabric - what more could I want?

Paint, a stamp, blank fabric – what more could I want?

Someone may wonder what I intended to do with this grouping of leaves. That’s a very good question. Let me know if you’ve got an answer I can borrow.

I hope I won’t have too many UFOs that elicit the blank stare followed by, “Oh no, she didn’t.” That’s what happened when I tried to rinse out what I expected to be disappearing marking pen from my grandmother’s embroidery UFO. Turns out it is there-until-the-stars-grow-cold ballpoint ink.

Oh yes, she did

Oh yes, she did

Time to add some beads, I guess, or perhaps ribbon embroidery. Or maybe I’ll leave it as a warning to myself that some shortcuts really don’t work.

Luck and wisdom!

BSOs and UFOs

March 28, 2012

I felt guilty about clutter this week, perhaps because I admitted sweeping stuff into a box so I could quilt. Since I didn’t have a complete idea for the quilting pattern anyway, when I got to the part where a little more thinking was required I multi-tasked and sorted out the box while I mulled over what to do next. This is the result:

You can see the floor!

The ideal quilt pattern still hadn’t presented itself, so I continued to sort. It was at this point that I realized how much of my life is ruled by BSOs (bright shiny objects) and UFOs (unfinished objects). In clearing out some of the clutter on the sewing table, I found these:

These are celtic-themed stamps and some glittery ink. I bought the set long enough ago that I can’t remember any of the details. I think it was at the Caledonian Club Scottish Games, and I suspect I had an idea for a project. I know my little hand stuffed them into my shopping basket because the ink is shiny and the designs are cool. I also know that the reason they were hiding under a pile is that I had another UFO with a more pressing deadline to finish before I could start the project that required stamping. Then they got buried. The good news is I still have an idea for a project that could require those stamps.

I sorted a few more things and ran across this:

This is an ornament that I bought because it is shiny. And a bear. And shiny. The good news here is Christmas is scheduled for this December again so I will be able to put it on the tree. Perhaps by then the ideal quilting pattern for my mosaic tile quilt will make itself known and I can scratch one more UFO off the list.