Monday, September 19, 2016

UFO's - UnFinished Objects

What are they......

Here's some random thoughts I have had about my UFO's 

I'll say IT IS MY Choice. Sometimes projects had a great calling to my creative spirit when it was started. There was a challenge, new pattern, stitch, colors, etc. It waned and became a UFO.

About a year ago I ventured on a 30 day Minimalism Challenge (more on my blog). What a difference it made. I organized the UFOs by level of completeness. Then looked at my life and whom would receive the finished item today. Great questions to ask.


Before I knew it, some projects were re-claimed (torn down to reuse the thread) , some were cut off and added to my 'sample' book, others were tenderly put back for another day (emotional ties).

I gave up on a dozen or so UFOs since that time. I now feel free, I have not lamented over the early terminated projects. I paid a sweet homage to them as those projects were part of my journey. They were holding me back from completing the projects I wanted to do.


It was almost two years ago that I wrote those words.  Since then I've enter the BIG E twice.  I've moved my studio to a different room and consolidated some items.  Not enough yet, and the new space isn't really working for me yet.  Nonetheless, I've got it in better shape, just missing a few more "ah ha" moments to get it in the shape I need it to be in.

I've been brazen in eliminating unfinished projects.  After conquering the technique or the puzzling pattern, lately written in russian, italian, or spanish, I cut it off and move on! 
This year I've entered a Motif challenge at Annual Tatted Lace Motif Challenge on FaceBook.  This challenge has helped me to finish the various little motifs I've tried in tatting.  I'm still having technical challenges with their website, though I'm working at it and the Admin helped me some today.

For today -- it is consolidating more of the ideas, patterns, threads, etc.  I've got to pack for the BIG E...  my volunteer day is Wednesday! I get to demonstrate making lace, see the fair, and enjoy a great day away.

Enjoy the day...............  More Lace!

Sunday, September 18, 2016

Where did the time go?

It's about four months into "my eight month year".  I've been looking at my calendar and wonder what the heck have I done?

It seems I've been running from one thing or event to another.  Lack of focus some folks would say.  I'd have to agree with them.

Yesterday was my monthly meeting with my mastermind group.  I have been involved with this group since 2001!

Basic premise is that you are to share your successes, challenges from the prior meeting and set your goals for the next meeting.  You are accountable to the group.

I've noticed that I have not been living up to my "goals".  Yes, I have enjoyed successes and dealt/dealing with my sets of challenges.  It just seems to me that I haven't been living up to my goals I set each month.  As for the goals from last month,  somehow they evolved or got on the back burner.

That's all for now....  more excitement is coming.