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Lose the UFO Bad Feeling

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You know that niggly, unfinshed feeling that nags away at the back of your mind when you know you have left something undone? Most crafters have a bag or box somewhere with half a jumper in it, or a single sock, or a cardigan with a million ends that are too much of a chore to sew in. Every now and then you might think about your UFOs, and be filled with a guilty shame – the UFO Bad Feeling. It is horrible! 

I have a level of neat-freakishness that rarely allows me to start a new project before the old one is finished, but I did come across 8 granny squares this week that have been gathering dust for almost two years. I decided the time has come for them to fulfill their destiny and become a blanket – and amazingly, that blanket is now complete. Quickest blanket ever! 

What was I missing when I looked at this UFO?

The fact that even a glass half empty still has something in it! An Unfinished Object is something that has been started – and so finishing the project takes a fraction of the time. Instead of looking at this project and thinking of all the hours of work I still had to do, I should have looked at it and said “Cool, 8 squares of this blanket have already been done!” 

And from now on, if I come across any more buried treasures, that is how I will look at them. Finishing them will not be a chore, it will be getting to complete a project in half the time. Yippee! 

 

 

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Comments on: "Lose the UFO Bad Feeling" (6)

  1. That’s definitely the key to it – falling in love with the project again, rather than seeing it as a chore to be completed.

    • I have sworn never to leave another project unfinished, not for that length of time anyway, but if ever I do I hope to be a little more positive about it!

  2. you speak my mind very well LOL 😉 I shall (try) to follow your half empty glass advice.
    well done on your blanket !

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