Saturday, April 24, 2010

Not Finishing Disease AKA UFOITIS

The gum tree girls chitter chatter all day every day - We are soul sisters you see..........

Our conversation has recently turned to unfinished projects - I think shamefully I may have the longest list............................ Dawnie calls it "Not Finishing Disease" I quite like that term - Maybe I can list it along with all of my other ailments? LOL I also like the term UFOITIS - Gives it a bit of "professionalism" don't you think?

Regardless of the term it is rather naughty....... The picture above is the beginning of another new doily design - Stitched but laying there unfinished...... My mission today is to finish some unfinished projects.

I do have excuses though...... Who could possibly kick this fellow of the cutting table whilst he is sunbaking? Meet Dreamer........................ For Grays Anatomy fans he is named after McDreamy - He has those eyes !!!!!

And look here 3 distractions !!!


Nevertheless I have started well this morning. This is a quilt I designed last year "Bunny Crossing". It just needed the final borders stitched on which I completed this morning. On Monday I will send it up to my friend Sarah who will work her quilting magic on it.


Please excuse the photo. Everytime I go to photograph a quilt it is windy and way too sunny but I just wanted to show you today's first finish. (You can see the shadow of all of my seams - quite eerie really)

It is made from HUSHABYE - Lovely soft pastels.....

So what are you doing today? Are you going to join me in searching for a cure for this dreadful quilting disease?

16 comments:

Dawn said...

Gorgeous Fiona, I love the 'bunny Crossing' reminds me of Easter...with the white sashings/ crosses in the middle... well done it looks fab... anf yeah for a finish...
Hugs Dawn x x x
P.S. who has found remidy for UFOITIS....LOL....

Lurline said...

Love that - UFOitis - what will I do today - probably not much, I have a sore arm, you see, and am also suffering with UFOitis, lol!
Hugs - Lurline♥
PS - sounds like some dreaded disease that is highly contagious!

Maree: said...

Love the Hushaby Fabric looks Beautiful in your Quilt..Especially with the White strips...
cheers

少菁 said...

^^ 謝謝你的分享,祝你生活永遠多彩多姿!........................................

teresa said...

Love your quilt Fee. The seams shadows and the crosses make the blocks look like stain glass windows in a church. Very beautiful! I have those sort of distractions too.. but how can you resist them? Have a great day xx

Mistea said...

UFOitis seems to be very wide spread - glad I'm in good company.
Pretty quilt and cute distractions in the sewing room.
Enjoy your weekend and good luck with those projects.

Allie said...

*gasp* Not only do I have that disease, I also have one of those distractions! Maybe this affliction is more common than we think. *G*

Lovely, lovely quilt Fiona - good for you! I'll be working on my disease Sunday.....

Maria said...

Love the cats name"Dreamer" and yes I can see the resemblence.

what a beautiful finish too.

Like you I am procrastinating and not getting my UFO done. I must get off the computer and sew.

I looking forward to Monday to see what you lovely ladies have got for us.


Enjoy your weekend.

KaHolly said...

I love the picture with the sun shining through the fabrics! Sorry to have missed your birthday. I can see you enjoyed celebrating such a milestone! I could probably rival you with UFO's, and almost every day I try something else new! But, they do eventually all get finished. Have a wonderful weekend. ~karen

Margie said...

I sure hope they don't come up with a cure for UFOITIS because I'm having to much fun!!!

creativity amongst chaos said...

Wonderful finish Fee! I kind of like the seam shadows, reminds me of a stained glass window. Very easter-ish and quite lovely! Thanks for sharing a peek with us! Love the color combinations of this quilt! I too have a touch of UFOitis. Sometimes you just get stuck with a quilt design, and toss it to the side. Then one day you pull it out of hiding, and "WALLA" the enigma is solved, and a finish becomes achievable. Good luck with this pretty little quilt. I look forward to seeing your doily also! -Cori

Shiree said...

belated Happy Birthday Fiona, looks like it was well and truly celebrated.
UFOitis is such a catching spready thing don't you think???

The Pink Poodle said...

DONT get me started on UNFINISHED projects...

I AM THE QUEEN of such...!!!

I probably could write a book on it...(not quilting..)....
BUT knitting...cross stitch...embroidery...unpainted items...
GGGRRR!!!

xx andrea

Copper Patch said...

I too have a nasty case of not being able to finish things....
Oh well...one day :o)

Wendy B said...

I am afraid I have UFO-itis as well....such a dreaded disease!!!...I think I have more things started than finished....I hope they find a cure soon!!!!
sugary hugs always
XX Wendy :O)

Sandra Henderson said...

I love the photo of your quilt top hanging on the line, blowing in the breeze! I hang quilts on the line to photograph all the time, it'S perfect! Yes, I'll be joining you today. I had some friends come to visit me yesterday, a long journey of driving, spending the night in town, then taking our ferry over to my island. While here, I was showing my many tops and unfinished projects... so yes, today I will join you in finishing something. Thank you for sharing...