I have closets full of UFO's - UnFinished Objects. There's a lovely baby wall-hanging latch-hook rug that has never even been started, (the daughter is now 24 yrs old and married), the four or five embroidery kits that I have in various stages of completion, the 2nd of 2 counted cross-stitch pictures of rabbits and flowers for the downstairs bathroom, the current quilt on the frame, which has made it to I believe 2/5 of the rows completed, 3 other quilt tops waiting for sandwiching and quilting, along with fabric for another 8 or so tops, yarn for sweaters and baby clothes, the list goes on and on.
And the monstrosity - the quilt that refuses to get finished because it has a bad case of "Murphy's Law" Everything that can possibly go wrong with a quilt has with this one - including my having pinned it wrong and now having the top being about 10 inches too long for the backing and batt. (Don't ask)
I've made dozens of lists of the UFO's - trying to find a way to force my mind to work around the concept of actually FINISHING them before I start new things, or buy new yarn/fabric/whatever. It has thus far proved a futile effort. I can only take comfort in the thought that I am not alone. For every UFO in my closet, there are as many women just like me with a closet full of their own UFO's.
The big deal is, I really WANT all the things I "plan" to make with the yarn and fabric and kits and stuff. (Bunny picture 2 will look adorable in the bathroom once it's finished!)
I'd love to hear from anyone who has suggestions on how to begin to cut this down some. For heaven's sake, I'm 50 years old - I've got to stop acquiring and begin finishing or I'm going to end up being one of those women you see their houses when they die and they're all full of some sort of bizarre collections.