UFO Challenge

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2015 UFO Challenge

Happy new year! I hope that the first few days have been joyous and that God continues to bless you through 2015.

I like resolutions. Do you? I like goals too. They both help me to focus. This year I have 2 resolutions (I’ll blog about those next week) and I have lots and lots of goals. One of those is to FINISH some things I’ve started. Isn’t that a great goal?

I like to quilt and crochet and read and then there is the outdoor stuff. I like having hobbies. I like that life is full and very good. 🙂 But sometimes I end up with an unfinished project here and an unfinished project there. UFO stands for UnFinished Object. I found a wonderful UFO challenge on AllPeopleQuilt. You can download the challenge chart above by going to that link.

My idea is that it doesn’t have to be quilting. It also doesn’t have to be Unfinished, it can be a NewFO–New Finished Object. We could put anything we want in those blanks. The possibilities are limitless, but the idea works the same way. On the 5th of each month, AllPeoplequilt will pick a number. THAT’s the thing you work on finishing for that month. I thought we could have a UFO post here on the last Saturday of the month. You comment with what you’ve finished (and a picture if possible), and I’ll pull one winner (book of your choice). I’m doing this on Facebook as well, and you’re welcome to post here and there. I’ll choose a winner from both places.

Sound like fun? We might be a “virtual” community of friends, but we can still do “real” things together in 2015.

Blessings,

V

ps – Three of the charities I support with projects are Crochet-for-cancer, Linus Project, and Million Pillowcase Challenge. If you know of others, include them in your comment below.

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37 thoughts on “UFO Challenge

      1. vannettachapman Post author

        Hey, Jolene. I think we all need a little motivation. And sometimes doing things in a group helps!

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  1. Nancee Marchinowski

    Vannetta, I love the idea of the UFO challenge except that it would totally overwhelm me! I won’t even tell you how many quilt tops and “in-progress” quilt tops I have from over many years of quilting. Somehow I manage to finish knitting projects. Then there are the shelves and boxes of books to read. I know I need to start with a short list. That might be my answer. Wish me luck with that! LOL! (I won’t even mention the dejunking that needs to be done!)

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    1. vannettachapman Post author

      Yeah, I’m de-junking too, Nancee. I hope you will do the challenge with us. Just think – 12 of those projects finished in the next year. 🙂

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  2. Debbie Rhoades

    Oh yes. I have an Afghan that is 3/4 completed that I have worked on for 15 to 20 years lol. I’m all for the I DO goals.

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  3. Judy Smith

    You mentioned 3 charities you support. May I add that I am an active member of a quilt ministry. We make baby quilts for Crisis Pregnancy Centers in 5 nearby cities and average 100 quilts a year. My roll is designing and sewing tops made with fabric I donate. My goal is to use up as much of my stash as possible. Hahaha. That might work if I’d stay out of fabric shops. On another note, about 3 years ago I made a list of UFOs and completed 14 of the 15 items on it. It is time for me to take this challenge, Vannetta; it will take a few days to make up the list. I look forward for your postings.

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    1. vannettachapman Post author

      Thanks for bringing that up, Judy. It sounds like a wonderful way to use our crafts to encourage others. WOW – 14 of 15. That’s amazing!

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  4. Melissa L.

    Good idea but I tend to get sidetracked even with goals LOL. My ADD doesn’t help me at all in this department.

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  5. Shirley Chapel

    Can house work be my unfinished object? It’s always an unfinished object. My books on the self and on my Kindle Fire device are not read. No way I could even scratch that surface because there are just too many and I keep adding more to the cloud or shelf.
    As for crafts I do very little of that these days. I never have quilted or knit. I just read and blog and clean my house though not necessarily in that order.
    Shirley

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    1. vannettachapman Post author

      Housework IS an unfinished object. lol. And yes, books too.
      Thanks for commenting, Shirley!

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      1. Shirley Chapel

        Then I’m in if I can use house work as an unfinished object. I could say I cleaned a closet that month or my cabinets. I could sure find 12 different areas that need special attention in this big old house.
        ( lol)

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  7. Jolene

    I like them and also afraid of them. So far I haven’t written anything down or made any progress. Maybe I’m convinced to put off or make excuses for not finishing the sampler quilt I started last year, because I don’t know how to do appliquing by hand ( don’t own or afford a sewing machine).

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      1. Jolene

        I know. That’s why I’m committed to the UFO idea to boost my confidence to finish these projects. I’m not planning to quit; this is the truth.

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          1. vannettachapman Post author

            Did you download the chart and make your list, Jolene? Or you can do it on plain paper. Then at the end of the month, I’ll post about UFOs, and you call can comment with your project you finished (with or without a picture). I’ll choose a winner each month for a free book!