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WIP’s and UFO’s

This is especially for Kathy of the Blig Blog … here are photos of the current state of all my UFO’s (I could pretend that they were WIP’s but seeing as the majority haven’t seen a stitch put into them in over 12 months, 95% would definitely be deemed as UFO status!):

Macaw by Ross Originals Beaded Fish WIPs
Macaw -&- Beaded Fish

EG-01May07 TW English Garden Sampler
Egyptian Garden Mandala -&- English Garden Sampler

Le Jardin Silk Sampler 21Jan05 Flight of the Bumblebees at 2Jan07
Le Jardin Silk Sampler -&- Flight of the Bumblebees

TW Noahs Ark Winter Queen 01Jun08 1
Noah’s Ark -&- Winter Queen

Designs by Lena Rose-In the Dark needleroll 1 With Love & Affection
In the Dark Needleroll -&- Love & Affection

st-wildflower-needleroll Apricot Elegance
Wildflowers Needleroll -&- Apricot Elegance

Hussif by Monica Hunt XS Bookmark
Monica Hunt Hussif -&- Classical Garden Bookmark

Nature's Resting Place Beehive Needlecase
Nature’s Resting Place -&- Wool Beehive Needlebook

Oriental Poppy & Cornflower Summer Fruits
Oriental Poppy -&- Summer Fruits Pincushion

Pomegranates, Snail & Gold Bug HOCS Hussif
Pomegranates & Beetle – Martha Schmidt Hussif

Thimble Pipkin Thimble Pipkin Thimble Pipkin
Stumpwork Needlework Accessories

Goldwork Pea Pods Wool Embroidery
Goldwork Pea -&- Wool hot water bottle cover

Honesty & Heartsease stumpwork Bullion Roses
Honesty & Heartsease -&- Bullion Rose Facecloth

Frog Longstitch Butterflies & Hearts needleroll
Long stitch frogs -&- Butterflies & Hearts Needleroll

Dragonfly Common Hawker Dragonfly
Stumpwork Dragonfly

Berry Delightful Bag Mediterranean XS
Berry Delightful Bag -&- Mediterranean Village XS

Vicki’s Cot Quilt

Stitching Leporello isn’t included in the photos, as I’ve been stitching a complete section each time, so no individual section is in progress at the moment. And I can’t put my hands to either a photo or the actual project of GCC Ornamental Delights, so I guess that one won’t be getting stitched in a hurry haha.

Very sad that some of these projects are over halfway and never finished, however there are many there that are barely started … I’m sorely tempted to just unpick the bullion rose facecloth, for example, as I don’t know if I truly ever want to finish it, the same with a couple more projects in there … will see how I feel after one more stitching session on them, I guess, before I make the ultimate decision to turf out. It’s funny when you look back through the photos and remember why you stopped working on them … for example the Lorri Birmingham Butterflies & Hearts needleroll, I really hated the colours used, as I felt the wording etc just faded into the background, so no doubt that whole piece will be unpicked and started again from scratch with my choice of threads 🙂

I’ve already gone out and pulled numbers out of the hat for the first round, and highlighted the text in bold in the main list in the previous post … and I’m really looking forward to starting my rotation – I just want to finish my current piece first … although I guess I could just choose to start at the “free choice” slot and start counting my hours, that way I can continue with my current project and be starting my actual rotation at the same time – ooh, I like it when a plan comes together!!! 😀

That means my new current rotation is as follows:

  1. Focus Piece:  CA Wells class projects
  2. Medium/Large:  Lavenderblue Celtic Knot Quilt – From Nancy’s Needle
  3. WIP’s/UFO’s:  Berry Delightful Bag
  4. Focus Piece:  CA Wells class projects
  5. Small/Medium: Jumpin’ Jelly Beans – DKT Originals (freebie)
  6. Large/BAP’s:  Egyptian Garden Mandala
  7. Focus Piece:  CA Wells class projects
  8. Christmas Ornaments
  9. Finishing
  10. Free Choice

11 thoughts on “WIP’s and UFO’s”

  1. You are a very brave girl to take pictures of all of those UFOs! I really need to do that sometime and give myself a reality check 🙂

  2. Hope you rotation works for you Anne, mine fizzled out some time ago and now I tend to focus on a few things. Sounds like you had a great weekend away.

  3. Can you believe it? I am here – reading and commenting! Mum moved to transitional living on Friday – what a relief!! Your WIPS look wonderful – you know me, I believe firmly in rotations, yet… haven’t worked a rotation in a long time… geesh…. nice visiting with you 🙂

  4. hiya looking great wips! are you going to pick some of them up soon again? i especially love the noahs ark (tw?) and also inthe dark 🙂

  5. OOOh – what a great selection. Your stumpwork looks amazing. I should take pics of mine too – maybe that’s a job for this weekend 🙂

  6. Oh my, you have stumpwork WIP’s. I wish I lived closer, I’d offer to finish them for you. If it helps at all, I’d finish the dragonfly first – it shouldn’t take long to finish the wings and a finish always boosts my morale. And I agree with you on the point of whether to unpick or toss a project…if you really HATE it, you shouldn’t waste what precious time you have working on it. If something’s too far along, don’t bother unpicking it…just find it a new home.

  7. You have such beautiful projects under the needle, Anne. But I do know what you mean about abandoning the ones that just don’t do it for you, particularly if they are in the very early stages. I did that this year, and it was quite a liberating experience!

  8. Oh my Anne! What a long list of beautiful work. I used the rotation method to finish off my UFO pieces around 2001 or so and it really worked. I cleaned up the lot of them, of course I did not have as many as you do but it still works. I think I am just about ready to get a rotation of my own going as well now, as the number of WIPs has crept up again AND there are a number of designs out there which are calling to me.
    First order of business though is to finish the picture of one of the dogs which I am giving Dan for Christmas. There have been no photos taken of it, or of the finished one of the other dog , as I don’t want him to see that I am even working on them. That’s why sometimes there is not much to show on my blog…I have been working on something I can’t show!
    Anyway…good luck with your rotation…you have some pieces so close to completion that I am sure you will get some finishing satisfaction soon!

  9. That is an impressive list and some lovely work. There are a lot of us out there with lots of WIPs and UFOs too. You are very brave to show yours to everyone.

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