Sunday, March 21, 2010

What is a UFO?

No, I don't mean little green aliens and spaceships caught in fuzzy pictures that might or might not have been doctored to look like something from outerspace. In my house, UFOs are UnFinished Objects (and for me, that means crafts!). I am buried in UFOs. According to my mother, I have been drawing since I was pre-school (well, who hasn't you say?) and she has saved many of these precious works of art. Some of them, I know were not supposed to be all that great, but you know, when one leg on the teddy bear is shorter than the other, it DOES look like it's walking toward you! Or that's what she says.

In my 19 years of being a crafter, I have begun many projects, finished several of them, lost or destroyed a few of them, and laid many more aside. Which is not to say I won't ever complete them: just that now, as I contemplate orgainizing and packing my one bedroom apartment in preparation for a move in 2 months to either a 2 or 3 bedroom house with my husband of 6 months, I have a LOT of unfinished objects of art. Go on a vacation, purchase supplies to work on a cross-stitch project during trip and down-time: 5 years later, three vacations later, and it's still not complete. Begin making a baby blanket for a co-worker who is pregnant, but then she miscarries, and the project is shelved until a new baby is anticipated. Get addicted to scrapbooking, become Historian of sorority, make 3 lovely scrapbooks for the chapter, but never make one for myself, and now I have no pictures. They will all have to be reprinted.

And this is my life, now. For my New Year's resolution this year, I vowed I would complete projects, and write a journal about what I was doing. Which I did. Sorta. It's another UFO. See, what happens, and I'm sure you understand, is that I get all gung-ho about a project, and it's fun. Then I see a new project. And a new one. And before I know it: more UFOs. And then, I'm up so late working on all the cool stuff, that I'm too tired to write in the journal. BUT, since I have to load all pics to the computer to print them out for gluing into my journal....why not write the journal online! Save a step! Share my successes and failures. Get new ideas. And add to the ever increasing stash of UFOs.


  1. Hey! I love your blog!! You are making me re-examine my UFO"s!! I will definitely be a follower!!

  2. Yay! I'm glad it's inspiring you to think about your UFOs.