After yesterday's post I accepted Chiloe's challenge to find my oldest UFO and tell its story.
What I had forgotten was that over a year ago I decided to purge some UFO's that were gathering dust and making me feel bad. One was a Pennsylvania sampler, designed by Ginger and Spice, and I had started it in 1987 on 20 ct. something-or-other. Haaaated it. If I had kept it, it would have been interesting to look at, but eh. It's gone and good riddance.
However, I'm still hording a couple of really old things. I couldn't bring myself to ditch some afghan projects that I had bought and kitted. So here is my oldest UFO to date, started when I was pregnant with John in 1988. I stitched one single square and then I quit with 12 more to go.I don't know. It's just not well planned. This quilt square doesn't fill up the afghan block well enough, and it looks lost. My mistake. And now I'm being cheap because even though I have no use for anything like this anymore and I don't like the design even a tiny bit, I hate the thought of tossing it because I spent so much money on it. Or at least it seemed like a lot of money 20 years ago. Jeez.
And as far as blankets go, it's itchy. Seriously itchy.
But let's keep moving. These are my oldest Finished-Unfinished projects, also stitched in 1988. I still really like them. I think I meant to sew them together into a bell pull but the aida dye color lots were slightly different and so I put them away and you know the rest of the story. I'm totally going to finish-finish them this year.
Or my name isn't Lee, Curator of the UFO Museum.