We all know how this story begins. Shopping at your local craft store and something catches your eye. Impulse buy, in a manner of speaking. You get it home, you open it up, you even organize and begin project only to find its more than you may have bargained for! So you put it away for now and go on about life as usual. Projects come and go and you get to bottom of project bin and there it is again, Unfinished Project! You take it out, look at parts and wonder will it ever be done?
How does a project become a UFP? Well, usually it's something that was too time consuming. However there are many other reasons as well. It could have been more difficult than it first appeared and you needed to learn more before continuing it. It may have been larger than your eyes perceived. Perhaps pattern is difficult to read. Maybe directions aren't as concise as you would like them to be and it leaves you wondering.
We've all done it and we've all had them. Now question is what do we do with them?
I had a UFP for about 2 years, then one day as luck would have it my curious toddler lost some of floss and a page of instructions for me ~ and first thought in my mind was GREAT, I can Finally throw it out! Which is exactly what I did with it, threw it out. This is our first option for your dreaded UFP ~ throw it out.
Now you may think this is harsh but if it's been hanging around long enough to down right annoy you its time to part with it. If your stitching (or any other craft) for relaxation and you dread even looking at project that is hiding in bottom of project bin then it is defeating its purpose. We want to enjoy our crafts, relax and relieve daily stress.
What else can I do with my UFP?? I've gotten too far to throw it away now! This is an excellent questions. Below is our list of suggestions and ideas for cleaning out your project bin and either getting rid of or finishing all of your UFP's.