to move forward. I have created and updated my ufo lists and have my new organizing tool in place. And it's actually given me more food for thought on how to get these UFO's done.
I have a list from last year that I had to turn into participate in a UFO Challenge. I'm not allow to add to that list, so I have to keep it (verses adding on the new items I have already accumulated this year) and start a new list.
I have also decided to create a 3rd list (I can see you already shaking your head, how crazy I truly am) just for charity projects. My logic with this list is being able to track costs for charity quilts and use them for tax purposes. Also as I have been weeding through my lists, I have moved several projects to donation status.
I have taken a hard and serious look at my UFO's. Will I use the UFO in my home? Can I use it as a gift? If, so to whom? Will I honestly finish? Do I still enjoy the project? Do have I all the needed supplies?
Those were the major evaluation questions I used. I also plan to use this process it weeding through my fabric stash and pattern collection. Keep your eyes peeled on http://tradersvillage.blogspot.com/ that's where I'll be posting things to go to new and wonderful homes.
Here is what I created with my index card file. So depending on my mood, in a glance I can see what needs to be cut, designed, sewn, etc. I have a card holder that I will use to hold what ever project I'm working on. I can document what ever I did to the ufo and move it forward in the index file. Monthly - maybe weekly - I can update my excel spreadsheet with the details.
Here are my stats:
UFO 2006 List: 47
UFO 2007 List: 27
Charity List: 11
I know when I got through my fabric I will be able to combine and make more UFO's which is ok, so I will be adding to this.
Next I need to take pictures of all my UFO's and update my website. That could take another week.