There have been a lot of posts on Instagram this last week about tidying up your crafty space. I don't have a craft room as such but I have been able to re-claim our smallest bedroom for storing all things crafty since Oliver is not sleeping over now that Jenny isn't working late's.
It was slowly turning into a dumping ground though, as rooms that are not occupied have a habit of becoming, so this week I've made myself go in there for at least half an hour each day to sort out drawers and boxes.
I found out all my cross stitch projects, UFO's and finishes not "fully finished" and also two projects that I really don't think I want to finish the stitching on.
So here we go....
The stitching is all finished on this one but it was too large for an ornament and I didn't know what else to do with it. (any suggestions would be welcome).
This is a Lizzie Kate stocking and I didn't know how to go about finishing it!
(you can see how old this one is!!)
Pear Tree is a very old finish, older than the one above but I remember that I cut the fabric too close to the stitching and I was so annoyed with myself that I just shoved it in the cupboard. Every now and then I get It out and still don't know what to do with it.
This Carriage House Samplings piece has been in the cupboard for a couple of years too, I just need to take it to be framed!
I remember I was putting off taking it at the time of finishing the stitching because I knew it was going to cost probably £50 plus to get it framed.
It's more than likely going to cost me more than £50 now, but I really should take it in.
I have two more of these 'Girls' to stitch and I know they are not everyone's cup of tea, but I do love their quirkiness.
Prairie Schooler Santa's waiting for minimal stitching to get them done.
All the backing card and fabric is all cut out ready to finish these.
I started the one below in 2017, LHN 'Snow White' I just lost motivation with this one, but I do still like it so it will get done sometime.
Remember this one?
I have no idea why this one didn't get finished for Christmas, it was so close. I even had the frame all ready for it too. Perhaps I can get this one done in February.
These next two are really old, old projects, so old I can't remember what this one is called, lol. I forgot to look when I pulled it out yesterday, I do know that it's supposed to be a pillow and it's still on the scroll frame.
I still quite like it so perhaps someday I will finish it
This one was started as a SAL with a fellow blogger, Judy, who lives in Canada. Judy no longer blogs but we do speak on Instagram, I'll have to ask her if she ever finished hers.
Sampler Game board by The Drawn Thread
I do want to finish this but I'm not keen on the fabric, it's very 'floppy'
This is how it would look once finished
The next two projects are the ones that I no longer want to carry on with.
The first one is Elizabeth Jackson by Samplers Revisited
I like it but I haven't got the wall space and the colours really don't go in my house anymore
Homespum Elegance Summer Patches
This is stitched on the called for cushion, not much stitching left to do, but again, won't really go in my house now.
I am looking to sell the last two partly stitched pieces because it really would be a shame to leave them stored in bags. I have listed them on ebay and on a FB group, but If you know anyone that would be interested in buying either of them then do let me know, my email is in the sidebar.
So that's my Stitching UFO parade It's not as many as I thought and certainly no where near as many as some people have on the go but I would still like it to be less.
I'm going to try harder this year to keep more focused, and now that I've sorted these out you never know I might decide to work on the ones I want to keep and fully finish the ones that are stitched.
Have a great week
see you soon