UFO Challenge

From now until Bonnie Hunter’s new book comes out in September you’ll find me right here on Wednesdays sharing my progress on a UFO (unfinished project).  My hope is to get some finished so I won’t feel guilty sewing on new projects from her new book.  It’s not to late to join in the fun.  You can find my first post about it here.  You can see my listing of all my Bonnie Hunter UFOs here.

I had told you that one of my downfalls of really doing good with the UFO challenge was that I seem really scattered.  I don’t seem to be able to work on only one project.  Now, I at least have a reason for it. As soon as I found out when surgery was scheduled, (tomorrow August 4th) I started to rethink my time.  I know I’m not going to be very mobile.  I know I need to sit a lot.  That made me think that ironing would be something I could do.  I have an awesome ironing board that can adjust to sitting height so I decided to start sewing up and pieces I could that would need ironing.

So…I sewed ALL of the half square triangles I need for Bricks in the Barnyard.  I also sewed ALL of the quarter square triangle twos-ies for Pffernuse.  They are all in their little baskets waiting for me.


I also sewed ALL of the half square triangles for Winston Ways.


That was a lot of sitting and sewing and it’s going to equal out to a LOT of time that I’ll be sitting and ironing as a recuperate.

…and with Texas Braid….Some progress was made there too.

I have four more braids completely finished.  I only have these five left to finish and as you can see, they have a pretty good start on them.


This is what happens when I have no internet and can’t be on the computer to go through email, write blog posts or just surf the net.

As frustrated as I was with the no internet life, I can see that in some ways it did pay off.  I got a lot of sewing done.  In fact it gave me a sign that I need to be on the computer a little less.

See you back here next week…I’m not sure if I’ll have progress or not.  I sure am hoping I can get a little something done.  Even if it’s only some ironing.

12 thoughts on “UFO Challenge”

  1. Elizabeth Kelbaugh

    Praying that all will go well with your surgery and recovery. You sure stay busy. I love seeing what you are up to. Thanks for all you share.

  2. Best wishes for an easy time with surgery. I’ll keep you in my prayers!

    You have a good start on your quilts so you should have lots of progress when you get back to sewing again! Having more than one project at a time keeps you from getting bored!

  3. I shouldn’t have done math. . .I still need 339 threesies for the last of my Rick Rack Nines blocks. I guess I will be continuing to L&E those. I have been making them that way for the most part. I have to remind myself that I am OVER the halfway point, so just need to keep plugging away. I have the setting blocks all cut from scraps.I put together a Take 5 for a lady from church who is battling Stage 4 breast cancer. Hoping to quilt it today. 1 month to the new book from Bonnie! What can I get DONE???
    Also hoping and praying that your surgery goes well and that you are a good patient, allowing yourself to be served.

  4. Hugs and prayers for you and your surgeon.

    Your preparations reminds me of my preparing for a three day trip and knowing I need a variety of projects to work on in the hotel room at the end of the day. There is just something about not wanting to waste time watching tv. Since my list of hobbies include quilting, rug hooking, crocheting and various types of needlework there is always something that needs to be finished or made.

    You do remind me of the Energizer Bunny!

  5. Wow – you DID get a lot done! Your sewing machine must have been smoking. :) I’ll be on the road tomorrow – going to help my Mom who is having hip replacement surgery – driving is good prayer time – will be sending you prayers for tomorrow and for a speedy recovery.

  6. I finished up my rows for Narragansett Blues quilt. And my box of 2 inch squares is pretty well empty. Now I need to find some patriotic border fabric for it, as I will turn it in to our American Hero quilt group. I have been cleaning my sewing room and finding groups of different blocks, so I have been sewing them into quilt tops. My boxes of 2 1/2 and 3 1/2 squares are overflowing, I will have to find a pattern to use them in next.
    Praying for your surgery tomorrow, Jo, and a quick recovery.

  7. Kathy Strawson

    Wishing you good luck with your surgery tomorrow. Now that you have all your sitting chores lined up, I hope your quilting buddies have the meals and light housekeeping assigned. Wishing you a good recovery.

  8. Wishing you great success and a quick recovery from your surgery. Will be praying for you. Please let folks wait on you. I know it is hard, because I have the problem of helping and not letting others help me. You are doing great on your UFO’s and you will get more done during the recovery. Thank you for all you do and sharing your life with everyone!

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