Friday, November 09, 2007

Poll: Complete but not Finished

For me, the worst thing about stitching is the finishing. Once I've put in the last stitch, I am so over the project. And then, I have to finish it--make it into a pillow or ornament or frame the piece, etc. (Which the stitchers know...apparently, I am writing for the, what, one person who reads the blog but doesn't stitch?)

Like Nicole, it's all about the process for me. Once it's done, it goes right into a plastic storage bin or, if it's large, onto a skirt hanger in the closet. Unless, of course, I decide to give it to someone else, then it gets finished. Right now, these bins and hangers--and a plastic bag of ornaments that just need to have trim attached--contain 78 FUFOs.

So, own up. How many FUFOs?

And really, you don't have to blush if you have more than 81. I wouldn't.

11 comments:

Sweet Pea said...

We have a whole pile of them in a drawer, waiting to have something done with them. Most of them need to be framed, but we have no idea where we're going to hang them. I am pretty good about completely finishing those to be given as gifts, which helps because most of my stitching is for something I'm giving as a gift.

Nancy in PA said...

Great poll.
My FUFOs - no matter how small - are on skirt hangers in the closet where I have some stitching supplies (and the vacuum) so I don't see them often.
However, I do manage to get the gifts finished.

Barbara said...

Since joining some smalls groups a year or so ago, I've been a lot better about actually finishing the stitching, but I must admit that the real joy for me is the stitching itself. The finishing is something of a chore.

Old Yankee Stitcher said...

Ok, I had a low number on this one but it's only because of the shop. When we opened in June '06 my partners (3 of us)and I along with a couple of close friends put all our fufos together to see what we had to use for shop models. It was amazing how many we had. Then we made an offer to other stitchers that we would pay for framing their fufos if we could hang the projects in the shop for a year or so. When we opened we had projects on every wall.

Kathryn said...

I have around 10, but only because I haven't been stitching regularly for very long. I have way, way more WiPs (sometimes VERY slow progress). That was part of my plan. Get some of those WiPs to FUFO status. It's a step UP!

jo said...

I'm in that elite top 18%. I feel special. Oh so special.

C in DC said...

I don't have many, but only because too many of my projects are gifts. I need to become a more selfish stitcher!

Aussie Stitcher said...

I have many more wips that FUFOs, I too enjoy the process very much, but it is nice to have a finish.

Coral said...

None!! (Poll not working for me) I am pretty proud of me, but I have only ever finished off one item as a scissor fob! Everything else has been framed.

Anna van Schurman said...

Coral, I added your vote. The map will be innacurate, but we'll live!

Michelle said...

I've got three that need to be framed. I opted not to count my SB ornaments, because technically they are not all done.