If you’ve been stitching for awhile, you probably have at least one UFO stashed away somewhere. And no, I’m not talking about little green men or your Star Trek figurine collection. In stitching terms, a UFO is an “unfinished object” or basically, something that you’ve stopped stitching on for some reason.
I don’t have a lot of UFOs. I think it’s because I try to keep my projects small. I’ve also tried in the past two years to finish up the UFOs I have. I was cleaning my crafty area and I discovered a UFO. Most UFOs start out with the best of intentions and somehow end up degenerating into something worthy of abandonment.
Today for your enjoyment: How to create a UFO:
Step 1: Find a really cool pattern.Step 2: Find an awesome fabric to go with your awesome new pattern.
Step 3: Start stitching. Quickly realize that an 11×17 Q Snap is hard to hold, even with a stand.
Step 4: Finish wording. Discover that the cool sparkly effect in the evenweave bothers your eyes a bit.
Step 5: Make a mistake. A BIG mistake! When you can’t find the root cause of the mistake, banish the pattern to the bottom of your box O’ stash.
Step 6: Get married and move 1000 miles. Move again shortly after the big move.
Step 7: Get pregnant and then work an opposite shift from your husband. Start a blog to stave off the loneliness.
Step 8: Get pregnant again 6 months after having first baby. Decide to try to finish unfinished projects. Pull out dragon pattern.
Step 9: Work on upper part of dragon while trying to determine what went wrong.
Step 10: Get really REALLY sick of the color green.
Step 11: Frog. Frog some more. Frog more than you have to because you think the problem is in the tail but really it’s up by the leg. Sniffle a little because you’re 9 months pregnant with second baby which makes you cry at everything.
Step 12: With the problem fixed, begin stitching again.
Step 13: Have baby. Get evicted from house which means your pattern gets packed away AGAIN (which is fine because you absolutely tired of the color green). Realize that you have to stitch a mirror dragon on the other side which only adds to your depression.
And there you have it folks. How to create your very own UFO complete with drama. I hope I’ve inspired you to think about rescuing one of your UFOs from the bottom of your stash box. I’ve decided to rescue this one. I think it’s still worthy of stitching. You can follow my progress on my personal blog http://gadgetsjoyfulpage.blogspot.com