Wednesday, January 9, 2013

UFO Bucket List

I'm one of those people who keeps lists.  I carry a little notebook with me all the time and write everything down. This is in addition to my never ending shopping and grocery lists.  Love to cross things off those lists!  

Starting a new quilt ("December") is always exciting and fun, and while I usually do have several projects going at the same time, when they pile up (literally) and stare at me, I can't focus!  

I had the idea to clear all UFO's out of my immediate work space and store them in a plastic bin (UFO Bucket).  They'll be right around the corner in a closet, don't worry.  



Just to make sure I don't forget what's in the bin, I attached a UFO Bucket List, complete with bullets - for checking off as I complete them.  Hey, it's me.


 

11 comments:

  1. I'm afraid my UFO list has grown instead of getting smaller, I'm certain if I put them where I can see them constantly it will force me to get them done.. I like the list idea, maybe it will force me to NOT add more to the pile..

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  2. Haha. Your list keeping is cute and it's always good to be organized! Just don't let the bucket get shoved to the back of the closet. :)

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  3. Love it, but I don't think mine would fit into one bucket!

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  4. At this point I don't even know what my UFOs are. There have to be cross stitch and knitting UFOs in addition to the quilting ones. There are quilting UFOs that have never been made into anything useful, but where everything else has been done.

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  5. Update: I must admit I don't have a huge number of UFO's but I have already crossed four items off my list. The list includes labels, hanging sleeves etc. The UFO bucket is in a closet but I see it every day. So far, this is working for me!

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  6. I love your UFO list/box...I think it's a great idea to stay organized. I would need one for quilting and another one (or two) for my knitting :) Better they stay in sight and in mind for me.

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  7. A bucket list! That's hilarious! And a great idea.

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  8. Love all the comments! We're all in the same boat (or bucket). :)

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  9. Hum! UFOs and lists! I'm very good at making lists not so good at clearing UFOs! I decided to make my list into a table so I could put a tick or a date when I'd moved a quilt from say the piecing stage to the sandwich stage - the final stage being adding a label. It has helped a bit... Like you say, the joy of placing a tick on a list is a motivator!
    Happy quilting from a snowy UK
    Allison

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