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Thread: When is a UFO a UFO?

  1. #21
    Super Member sewmom's Avatar
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    I say stash. To me a UFO is any project that for some reason has not been finished and also hasn't been worked on recently. But like it's been said, your stuff- your rules! Call it what you want.
    A time to tear, And a time to sew;
    A time to keep silence, And a time to speak;

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    Senior Member Michellesews's Avatar
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    El Paso Texas
    How can it be an unfinished object if it never got started? It might be deicided that it should be something else. No, not a UFO, you are safe on that one!
    Michelle Guadarrama

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    Senior Member 2blackcats's Avatar
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    Las Vegas, NV - transplanted from Southeastern PA
    Well, I guess the number of UFOs is less than I thought, but my number of planned-but-not-started is overwhelming me. Guess I need to get quilting! But I know I'll never be down to zero in either category - what fun would that be, right?
    Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in an attractive and well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, chocolate in one hand, WINE IN THE OTHER, totally worn out and screaming "WOO HOO, what a ride!"

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    Senior Member alisonquilts's Avatar
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    Winston-Salem NC
    I think that selecting fabrics for a project is the beginning of the project sooooo....I'd say if you are keeping the fabrics together and are not allowing them to be part of your searches as you make other projects they count as UFOs - although I think PIGs is a better description - but if you include them in your selection process when looking for fabric for other projects they are stash. For me it is the segregation from the general fabric population that changes their status!

    I keep finding myself pulling out heaps of fabric and setting them aside for projects, then ignoring them, then finding them again after I've just finished a project in which one of the separated fabrics would have been perfect...for years I wondered where all my small blue pieces of fabric had gone, only to find them neatly bundled and lovingly packaged at the back of a drawer waiting to be made into my blue-and-white quilt. (Which I still haven't made.) The blues are back where they belong, in my stash, and are therefore no longer a UFO! *sigh of accomplishment*


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    I say stash altho I find fabric for 1 project and then decide I want it for something entirely different. Then hardly ever make the one it was intended for.
    Kathy Osterby

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    Brisbane, Aust
    It is only a UFO if you have started a project but not finished it, until you start it is part of your stash

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    Senior Member giquilt's Avatar
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    I agree, stash, a friend recently sent this to me "If I make a mistake on a big project, it has to go in the time out bag, until I am no longer angry with it." I think it was a knitting saying, but I would adapt it to UFOs and say angry/tired of it. So if you have not started the project you are probably not angry/tired of it yet.

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