Saturday, January 1, 2011

January Challenge for UFO

Wouldn't you know that #6 was drawn. I think that is the oldest thing on my list. I will have to swap #5 and #6. Can't put it together until I am finished with the applique. So I will start working on it. I dug it out of the UFO box and put it on the design wall. I can't remember where the finishing part is for the layout. I will look for that this weekend. A few blocks have embroidery to be done and two need applique done. I think there is only one more filler piece. This pattern is from Village Classics and is the I Believe BOM.

That means I have several things to do this weekend. I need to do a craft for a program later this month and I started working on my Santa Stick that I did not put on the UFO list. Lots of fun! I can't believe that I have so many UFO's. I did put together a clutch today, I can see a few things that I need to watch on making another one. It went together fairly quickly. Makes a cute small clutch to carry just the basic necessities. I will leave out the divider piece on future bags. I think it just gets in the way. You can find it here.

I have done some great things so far this morning. I started a batch in the new yogurt maker that I got for Christmas. I used wild blueberry jam for the flavoring and the culture was organic plain yogurt. Tonight (after 9 hours in the "incubator") I will put the lids on and enjoy the yogurt with the homemade granola I make. YUM! Hope it all sets up and taste great. I can see I will be experimenting with the flavors and subtle changes.


  1. I think it's quite funny that the first thing drawn was the oldest thing on your list! My #6 was also very old. I started it 13 years ago. And I don't think I've done anything with it since. I hope you get lots done this month. Looking forward to watching your progress.

  2. Amazing how many UFOs we find when we start thinking about them!! The one on my PhD challenge list that is the oldest is now ten years and waiting :)

  3. Beautiful quilt no matter the number.

  4. I think this is exactly the benefit of the UFO challenge...not to necessarily finish everything, but to make some progress. To look at all the pieces, find what's missing, or assess what went wrong, figure out the next steps and work on the project. I haven't even located my #6 UFO yet! LOL

  5. I agree, with Quilter Kathy, it isn't so much getting them done, although that would be great, but just to get working on them again and making progress. Then, who knows, but a love affair with the unfinished quilt might begin, causing unfinished to change to finished.