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Thread: UFOs are F'd! Yeah!

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    UFOs are F'd! Yeah!

    We are traveling for Christmas, so did not decorate the house or do much shopping. After I completed some year-end "musts", I had some time so I disappeared into my studio (aka the cat's room, the guest room, etc.) to sew. I didn't want to start a big new project so decided to see what was lurking in a cabinet.

    Among other things, I found five (5!) completed or nearly completed tops with the fabric for backs, but no backs finished. (I like to piece my quilt backs to coordinate with or complement the tops.) So, over the couple of weeks, I finished the the backs, packaged them with the tops and have them ready to take to the LAQ after the holidays. Yeah! Paying for the work will be my Christmas present to myself. And I've cleared the decks so I can think about starting something grand in January.

    I also finished some orphan blocks into hot pads and got to practice my FMQ in the process.

    Among the projects is a wedding quilt for my step son and his wife who were married more than a year ago. Another Yeah!

    Just wanted to share my success as it did not impress either the cat nor my DH.

    Merry Christmas to all!
    "Accomplishment is a consequence of effort" -- Michael Crichton

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    Kudos to you for finishing some UFO's! Feels great, doesn't it?
    Merry Christmas to you too!
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    Well it impresses us that is for sure!!!!!!!!
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    Well I am definitely impressed, have a Merry Christmas. You will start the New Year right!!

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    Well now I feel like such a slacker! Congratulations on being UFO free!

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    That is very impressive - well done and nice to start the New Year with a clean "slate".

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    Well, I'm impressed you're starting 2013 with no UFOs. Good job!
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    Congratulations on a job well Done!! If I worked everyday in 2013 on my UFO's I still don't think I would have them all done!

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    Good for you. I just can't seem to get any projects done lately.
    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, mountian dew in the other, body thoroughly used up, totally worn out and screaming. Yea haw what a ride! Suzie Sew

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    Woohoo neither the cat or your hubby obviously know how huge of an achievement this is and I am clapping for you right now and doing the happy dance....bravo :-)
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    May I invite you over for a visit?

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    awesome...............................

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    Now I'm Jealous!!

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    Any UFO finished, no matter how late is a cause for celebration!
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    I'm definitely impressed with your success in clearing the decks, so to speak. After finishing my orders for bags, I pulled out some UFO's that had been on hold, snowmen/snowlady wall hangings, some had all the fabric pressed onto Wonder Under and ready to go. I'm just sort of "playing" while I regroup for the next projects, wish me luck, I want to make a Christmas dress with pinafore for our DGD Zoe. Now that the orders are done, the Christmas letters and cards sent,Christmas presents for DGD wrapped, and 3 batches of fudge for presents, I think I can do just that. Wish me luck, but if anyone has any helpful ideas for not waiting until the last minute to do these projects?Merrry Christmas everyone.

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    Fantastic that you have that accomplished and a plan for the FMQ not to mention a new quilt to start for the new year. Congrats.

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    Well, the cat and your DH should be ashamed! I am really impressed. I don't think I will ever be UFO free again!

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    Congratulations!!!

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    Awesome job, bet you can't wait for January.
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    GREAT.... I am doing the happy dance for you. My son and I shut down my sewing room two days ago after getting the last of two king size quilts ready for the mailman. Every year I say that I am not going to do this again--every year I do this again. But I love it; being able to create like we do is the best Christmas present to meself ever....
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    Congrats. First day off work was general cleaning. Hopefully, I will get as much as you accomplished in the next week.

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    Way to go!!! You need to pat yourself on the back. Your DH just doesn't know the feeling when UFO's are finished, and nothing impresses a cat. lol
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    Doesn't it make you feel good to have them done? I almost remember that feeling!
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