I made no resolutions this year because I knew that, by mid-February or so, I’d be looking for justifications to abandon them. Instead, I decided to stew on the things I would normally make resolutions about, and hope that feasible solutions would present themselves to me. Lo and behold, whilst scrutinizing my bulging scrap bins and the big ol’ bin o’ UFOs a few days ago, a plan magically unfolded in my mind:
How freakishly simple is that?! Lather, rinse, repeat.
I always start out my year with the resolution to finish as many UFOs as possible, but then new patterns, yarns, and fabrics start popping onto my radar, and it’s just such a teeth-clenching battle to not chase after the new bright and shinies. And that sums up my entire creative year.
Now, instead of white-knuckling it as much as possible, I’ll plan for finishing up a few UFOs each year, a few “new-to-me” projects, and a few scrap bin-based projects. No guilt required.
AND…if it’s time for me to work on a UFO, and I pull out a UFO and decide to just donate it instead, IT COUNTS. The goal is to whittle down the UFO pile and close those open loops, and that happens even if I donate a half-finished project to Goodwill.
I am super excited to give the plan a try!
What are your methods for finishing UFOs and managing scraps?