Well here it is, the end of a year of 17ufosin2017! How quickly the year has gone. Did you do as well as you thought? Or perhaps better?
Overall though, I’ve had quite a good year. From my list I’ve had
:: 5 ufo’s finished (which you can see on my Finishes 2017 page)
:: 4 ufo’s Substantially Progressed
:: and unfortunately, 8 of the nominated projects were not even touched
But that’s OK because I actually finished quite a few other things, and started and finished a few too during this year. I think the challenge helped motivate and keep me on track, so I for one am very pleased with how the year and this challenge worked out.
I know that lots of you enjoyed the challenge too and achieved soooo much. Many of my sewing friends, while not actively showing their work did, nevertheless achieve lots with many finishes and tonnes of Substantial Progress!
One of the most amazing events has been with my friend Anne G who is a member of several groups in New South Wales and encouraged them from the beginning of the year to participate. In September Anne G sent me this email
“I have been lucky enough to have caught up with two of my patchworking groups in the last week. Thought I would give you a progress report on the 17ufosin2017 list. We are now in the 70’s of completed UFO’s! A few of us overlap in both groups, but everyone is delighted with their results. It has been mentioned frequently the joy in being inspired by each other to keep plugging along. The general consensus is that we have gone from a defeatist attitude to one of just maybe we can do it! In the bigger group it has also nurtured a new level of friendship in the group. We can’t thank you enough for inspiring us all with your great idea of completing UFO’s as the 2017 Challenge.”
In December Anne G updated the numbers and it looks like they will have achieved over 150 completed UFO’s within the groups!! That’s a whole lots of projects!
Now it’s over to you for the very last time this year.
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