Wednesday, 10 October 2007

well, well, well.....

What a fantastic idea this is, making us bare our all and blush.....

Hi there, I'm Michelle and glad to be here, I have plenty of UFO's to share. Over the course of my life I have had MANY creative hobbies, hardanger embroidery, cross stitch, patchwork and quilting, tapestry, knitting, and of course my VERY favorite, crochet. I learnt basic crochet at the age of 5 by an elderly friend of the family. It's a craft that I have come back to over and over during my life. I think the thing that makes it win over everything else, is the fact that it requires so few tools to get started. A hook, a ball of yarn and you're off!

Last year (for some stupid reason) I decided I'd no longer crochet again, and I got rid of all my yarn, so I donated it on Freecycle. Some very happy ladies who knit and crochet for charity were rapt to take it off my hands.

HOWEVER.... only months later, the bug hit again and out came my hooks (Thank God I never parted with them!). So I've been happily crocheting ever since, and slowly rebuilding my stash.

When it comes to UFO's, last year I gave many of them away, there was a couple of patchwork quilts that I was SO sick of, I knew I wouldn't finish them, they were Freecycled. Along with some afghans and squares for afghans.

When I was in my middle twenties I started quilting and made a number of quilt tops that still haven't been completed. I'm 40 now, and these include a blue and white quilt top that I can't even remember the name of, and a massive grandmothers flower garden quilt, completely hand sewn. Early this year i had the flower garden professionally stipple quilted as it was too big to even fit across my loungeroom floor to tack it together. One day I will finish it and stitch on the binding.....

There is also a country applique quilt and a couple of other quilts stored in bags under my bed. When the quilting bug hits, I will complete them, but it won't be this year with summer fast approaching (in Australia).

My crocheting UFO's include a poncho for me done in worsted weight and hairy yarn, it's about a thrid done and I've lost interest for the time being.

There's the daisy square from Krochet Krystal that I can't work out. I'm not defeated yet, but I just can't face it at the moment.

There's a pink and purple Round Ripple Afghan waiting for me to finish it.

A lovely soft knitted shawl that needs lots more done on it.

A pink crocheted baby blanket. I bought the pink strips off ebay, but they were longer than i thought, when I got them, so not sure what I'll do with them as yet.

There's a beanie done in the shape of a rectangle (crocheted), then you join the seams and pull it together, it's almost done.

A granny square bag for a little girl. The squares are done and sitting quietly waiting for me to put it all together.

I made a large crocheted blanket for my son's bed, it's all put together but just needs a couple of rounds added around the borders, a few ends sewn in and it'll be finished.....

This is all I can think of right now, but I'm sure there's more. I'm looking forward to seeing what others have to say about their UFO's in this blog. I will post pics when I learn how to do that. I have a blog over on Yahoo, but Blogger is all new to me. I have Flickr account and will have a play around and see if I can figure it out.

So until next time, Seeya!
from Michelle XXX

1 comment:

metteb said...

I'm really happy to read about all your UFOS!!! and I'm glad... you know why? I've still got sooooo many things to finish... but I'm lucky: most of them are small, tiny dolls, or other "creations"... I've got only one BIG thing (the 52 squares in Tunisian chrochet/afghan)!!!