My UFP lives

ufpTake a break, KW. Yes, once upon a time, I had an Unfinished Prodject (project mispelled intentionally for all my fellow spelling nazis). I started it in the summer of 2007 and I figgered that if I kept whipping myself, I might finish the Unfinished Prodject by December of that year.

Not. At the end of that August, I went on a very short kayak ride around the island with UKW. It made me ride my edge just a bit and then we swam in Gitchee Gummee, had tea, and hit the I75 SUV Speedway. Southward. I was still a beach bum. But by the end of that day I had an unexpected internship with a real company and that led to a real job, the one y’all are taaaared of hearing about. So for a while I worked slowly and incrementally on my UFP but after MLK weekend of 2008, I sorta gave it up for a while. Yesterday, I got it out again. It lives. I worked on it in the car on the way to kzoo yesterday and on the way back. Despite some *seriously* bumpy stretches of the I94 18 Wheel Clogway. Clumpity-clumpity clump. Grandmothertrucker, how does your truck do on those? And then there were the hours hanging around in Mouse’s apartment yesterday morning, sewing and surfing the web at the same time. Hanging out while Mouse did whatever needed to be done to act the part of Sister Mary Ignatius and still get all her homework done for classes. And take a shower. Etc. I sewed my UFP and surfed and watched lake effect snow showers come and go from her window. Love…

I am enthused now. Will I finish it? I want to…

3 Responses to “My UFP lives”

  1. Kathy Farnell Says:

    Love the fabrics and the colors! Yes, you will finish your project someday. Hopefully, sooner than later.

  2. Dog Mom Says:

    My entire friggin’ HOUSE is an UFP! Blarrrrrghhhh

  3. grandmothertrucker Says:

    I take some sewing with me on the road, but I do it while we are sitting in a truck stop, for days. I hand stitch little bags to put things in. I thought about hand stitching one block at a time of something interesting. Actually I have been drawing again. Optical Illusions… which is leading to plans for an optical illusion quilt. I have no need to turn myself into a pin cushion while riding in the truck. Sewing, in comparison, in a car would be easy.

    I love the colors you pick too. My favorites. I am going to use those colors in a color wash, busy patterns do not work well for optical illusions. Do you have the razor wheel and cut it all up in strips?