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1. TOSS IT! As we covered above easiest option is often to just throw it out.
2. Put it in rotation. Work on it every few weeks, or for so many hours in between your other projects, eventually it will become a finished project.
3. Donate it! ~ Many times I've seen just started or half finished pieces for sale at local thrift shop for a few bucks. Someone will pick it up and hopefully it will bring them enjoyment and relaxation!
4. Ebay it! ~ I have also many a UFP up for auction at Ebay! Yes Ebay, worlds largest marketplace has a large array of unfinished handywork. In these cases seller is generally trying to recover some of their supply cost. They still sell dirt cheap though.
5. Share it! Give it a friend that may be looking for a new project or that might like to try something different.
6. Turn it into something new! This is most flexible option of all! Create something totally new and different than what it was supposed to be. Examples: Were you making it a quilt and just couldn't take it anymore? Make a pillow with pieces you have done. Knitting or crocheting a sweater and just cant look at it anymore? Use finished part to stuff a pillow and save left over yarn for another project. Stitching a piece you just cant bear anymore? Find a small portion that is finished on it if any, cut that out and use in a patch work quilt or put it in a small frame.
Now of course if you are really determined to finish project go ahead and stick back at bottom of your project stash. ;o) I wont tell. Maybe next year it will be less stressful for you.
Whatever you do, enjoy your craft!
Loretta Oliver www.stitchingthenightaway.com
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