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by vanessanjf » Sat Jan 13, 2018 1:07 pm

Do any of you have ufo’s that you know you won’t ever finish but can’t bring yourself to get rid of them?
I have a few that I keep thinking about getting rid of but I can’t seem to bring myself to do it!

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Re: UFO’s

by rcperryls » Sat Jan 13, 2018 3:03 pm

Absolutely positively. I have taken to calling them "on holds" rather than UFOs. Makes me feel better. And over the past few months when my stitchy bug has gone AWOL the difference in how I refer to them keeps me sane.

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Re: UFO’s

by Lulu22 » Sat Jan 13, 2018 3:45 pm

I put projects 'on hold' particularly when progress is slow I get fed up and put them away, I know I would regret it if I got rid of anything!
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Re: UFO’s

by Allyn » Sun Jan 14, 2018 6:28 pm

Yes. It's an old De La Tour pattern that I started about ...hmmm......30 years ago?

It was charted in Anchor, but I used the DMC equivalents that are anything BUT equivalents. DMC just doesn't have the range of skin-tone shades that Anchor has and the faces look horrible and I wasn't happy with the differences in the grey shades. I was not quite a quarter of the way done and just couldn't look at it anymore. The lesson I learned on that project was to stitch the design in the manufacturer's thread it was charted in.

It's still in my stash. I can't bring myself to throw it away for some reason. It's on 16-count aida, and I can't even imagine doing anything on fabric with such large stitch-count again. I can't throw it away and I don't want the fabric. I need an intervention.

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Re: UFO’s

by Podolyanka » Sun Jan 14, 2018 8:34 pm

I also long ago learnt my lesson on stitching in the original threads. I was stitching "Chinese Pagoda" by Jill Gordon for my friend as a gift. As I had nearly a full set of DMC threads, I used the conversion table and kitted with DMC. When I was nearly finishing, I realized I did not like what I saw. Off I went to town and bought all the Anchor threads I needed for that project (the chart is in Jill's book, hence all the fuss with threads) and started it on a new piece of fabric. You would not believe how different the picture was in Anchor!

As for parting with my UFOs, they are too large to be just binned (that's what happens to card-size disasters of stitching). So most of them sit in the bottom drawer and as the experience shows, normaly are eventually finished. But some tablecloths-to-be and unfinished tablerunners did find a good home- I gave them to my old school friend and to my sister, one went to the stitching neighbour. They were on too small (for me) Aida - I just did not feel like torturing my eyes any longer, so there was no point of keeping them.
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Re: UFO’s

by poppy » Sun Jan 14, 2018 11:27 pm

Yes, Vanessa. I have a Lanarte kit on linen, which has a lot of very pale "wishy washy colours". I do wonder if I will ever finish it, as I have a few new more appealing kits to stitch in my stash. Still, I can't bring myself to give it away yet.
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Re: UFO’s

by Mabel Figworthy » Mon Jan 15, 2018 12:26 pm

I've had my share of UFOs in the past, but I've learnt to be quite ruthless with them. If I've not worked on it for years, and I think the likelihood of my ever picking it up again is remote, I try to salvage as much of the fabric and threads as I can, and get rid of the rest.
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Re: UFO’s

by richardandtracy » Mon Jan 15, 2018 2:59 pm

UFO's - None.
If I like it enough to start, I like it enough to finish. And I've only been at this lark since 2011, so haven't been doing it very long really.

I have a number of charts that are not started (none paid for), and most will probably never see the light of day.


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Re: UFO’s

by wendywombat » Mon Jan 15, 2018 5:45 pm

I gave one away recently. It was a cut thru lighthouse and I just didn't like it. The threads, the fabric and the pattern was printed on several sheets with no overlap. :tizzy:

I also have a Gorilla done in 3 strands of blended colours on some very slub by linen. That's been lurking in the bottom of the drawer for ? 20+ years!! :shock: and another of a town scene which just got forgotten. I may get it done one day :lol:
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Re: UFO’s

by fccs » Mon Jan 15, 2018 7:47 pm

I do. But just as others have said, I can't bring myself to toss it, so I'm considering it just "on hold" for now (or maybe forever - who knows?).

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