"It takes ages to finish a quilt you're not working on!"

Monday, November 02, 2009

Three Black Cats Patchwork finished.

I've been putting off finishing this project for weeks, because I wasn't sure how to do the edge. But I made up my mind that I'd finish the darn thing this weekend, one way or another, and I'm glad I persisted. Mostly because I have had this project for so long, and was ITCHING to have it done and displayed in the house. But as well as that, I badly wanted to get it finished and out of the UFO basket. I've made up my mind to get stuck into the UFOs that are lying around my craft room; I'm sick to death of seeing them. They stare at me, making me feel guilty when I start a new project. Do you feel like that - as if your UFOs have eyes that follow you around the house, and cry piteously when you shove them rudely to the bottom of your WIP basket? I've even made a list of mine, and will take great pleasure in crossing each item off when I've completed it. One down, 200 to go! No, actually about a dozen.

7 comments:

Kathleen from Yesteryear Embroideries said...

Oh, I just love it! Glad you finished it. So worth the work. Also I read your comment on my blog about the design...thank you for telling me about it's history. It doesn't bother me as to where or how or who stitched it, it has always been a favorite of mine, and now I have the pattern to embroider some for myself. That is what my work at Yesteryear is all about.....putting together the story with the design. So glad to have learned about this! Blessings,Kathleen

Miss 376 said...

I love this, Gina, so glad you've finished it.
A dozen pieces to finish doesn't sound bad at all. I have so many pieces of stitching that need to be made into something or framed. I am getting through them slowly

SharonH said...

Oh G - it is finished1!!! You must be so proud of yourself... It looks great.. S

Linens and Royals said...

Love those black cats, and only a dozen U.F.O's! you'll finish them in no time. Just don't be tempted by anything new.

Sherri said...

Gina, the black cats are fabulous! Congratulations on a great finish. Can't wait to see pics of more finishes.

Joy V said...

Good for you Gina. It's great when you finish something that has been hanging around for a long time. But ONLY 12 UFOs? You must be very good at finishing.... Must let me know you secret.

MichelleMermaid said...

Gina, that's really cute!
So funny what you wrote about the UFOs. I have a few of those myself!
Dakotah