My UFO Inventory

Signature block on chess boardStart and end date of blackwork chessboardThis is a list of projects that are sitting in various stages of completion in my To Do pile.  Through my participation with the Stitchers’ UFO Challenge, I am committed to completing these by working regularly on them.  When I complete one, I mark it with red text and strike over.  When a project is in my active working line up, it is noted with green text.  Photos are filed in my UFO photo album at Stitchin’ Fingers.  I challenge you to tackle your UFOs, too!

Hand stitching UFOs:

1.  Ikebana (EGA pulled thread class, have to do the floral centerpiece and my monogram)
2.  Easter wreath (international x-stitch round robin I designed, need to fill in one section where a stitcher died before she could do her design)
3.  Irish sampler, needs to framed or something
4.  Winter squares (international x-stitch round robin independent design, need to be assembled/finished)
5.  Winter sampler (needs one border and then to be framed or set as a book cover)
6.  Needlepoint chair seat (petit point and NP, started by great aunt, given to me by my grandfather to finish over 10 yrs ago, one section of blue background needs to be done)
7.  Shepherd’s Bush Christmas Stocking (Just need to hand stitch lining to stocking, then done!) (Completed 10.2012)
8.  Blackwork Chessboard(completed 6.9.12)
9.  Hardanger Table Runner
10.  Our Lady of the Sea Original piece
11.  Frisian 1786 Sampler

Quilting UFOs:

1. Black and white king sized quilt (finish cutting out and assemble then finish quilt)
2. Pastel baby quilt (needs to be backed)
3.Teddy bear baby quilt (finish cutting blocks and assemble, finish)
4. Celtic medallion small hanging (finish hand quilting)
5. Jacob ladder wall hanging (back and hand quilt)
6. Antique crazy quilt I found in Burlington VT (do the hand embroidery–this UFO is a real emotional block. I love the quilt and feel I’m not good enough to work on it or shouldn’t start until I know I will finish it.)
7. Christmas wreath

Knitting UFOs:

1. Jeff’s slippers (one done and one to go, it’s been two years–he brought them up again tonight)
2. My red twists hat (seven more rounds of the pattern and I’m done)
3. Tree of Life Afghan (usually work on this while in the car or hospital waiting)

Beading UFOs:

1. Necklace (wooden beads, pattern not working, but just a little more tweaking–maybe)
2. Necklace or bracelet (blue and cream seed beads started)
3. Necklace (netted pearl seed beads, it’s kitted and that’s all)
4.  Glass leash for Toni


I have four. I keep putting off organizing all my photos to assign them to the appropriate blog and tentative post topics. I have thousands of photos.
I also have 3 needlepoint projects in progress ( Pilot Project, Amazing Color, Snow White Peony) and a knitted baby bunting half done, and a baby bath blanket I need to attach the hood to the blanket for. Not to mention the skirt and vest and sewing machine cover that are almost done. I’m participating in Sharon B’s ( Take a Stitch Tuesdays that just began and I’m in her Studio Journal class that starts in February. And I’m doing research on Islamic design and where it may fit into the earliest Blackwork embroidery, hopefully to turn into a book one day (topic of one of my blogs).

Updated on October 14th, 2012

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