Just showing you my first finish from my list of UFO's (which I still have to post on my blog!!!...oops)
I know....they don't look like much, but if I tell you the story, it will all make sense!!!!
I had bought these curtains with the intention to put them in my kitchen in a rented property I lived in prior to even meeting my husband!!!! (We've been married 7 years this year!!!!!)
I loved the look of gingham but I wanted to 'personalise' it, so I went about sketching flowers and leaves onto the back of vliesofix, ironing it to a variety of fat quarters that appealed to me and cutting them out.....that's where I started to slow down with the idea (I know it doesn't look it, but there are more than 50 there)!!! There were sooooo many to cut out and my fingers go too sore, not to mention my then 7-year-old wanted to help 'cut'!!!!
So the project got shelved for a while and placed carefully in the cupboard for a later date.....when I had 'more time'!!! (don't we all wish for that??) I retrieved them a year or so later and got through the cutting stage and even ironed them onto the curtains, but then I met my husband to be and after a while we moved house and yes......it got packed safely away again for 'another time'.
We've moved twice since then and I had completely forgotten about these darling curtains, until I was examining my stash with a fine tooth comb, writing my list and checking it twice just prior to the birth of Sew It's Finished. As you can see, it didn't need much....just some blanket stitch (and what a good excuse to practice with my new machine!!) and some buttons sewn on, a good wash to rid them of their dusty 'aroma' and an iron and hanging.
And now they proudly adorn my craft room window, which before looked bare and stark. My room now looks a little more homely, and I have achieved one thing off my list, which otherwise would have remained a WIP or UFO for who knows how long!!!!
I feel an overwhelming sense of accomplishment, getting rid of the past and forging into the future......WOOHOOOO....I'm freeeeeeee!!!!!! (we'll, maybe that's going a little overboard, but.....you know what I mean!!!!)
So, what's your first UFO on your list????
Sew many blessings
XX Wendy :O)