Sunday, April 28, 2013

Finally, A UFO Finish!!!!

I forgot to pack my camera, when packing for the retreat ... so photos will have to wait till Wednesday.

Midnight Moogies is done.  A process that started back in 2006 is over at last.  And a strange process it has been.  My first mistake was using the recommended 14ct Aida.  If I were starting over again I would use a 32ct or, better yet, a 36ct linen.  My next mistake was starting at the center and working outward ... after making a rookie mistake in the orientation of the fabric.  I ended up lopping off sections at the top and bottom and sewing them to the sides to correct this error which I didn't discover until well into the project.  At that point I had already stitched the two right side cats and all the houses and shooting stars on the right as well.  I really should have started over again at that point but I just didn't have the heart to do so.    All I can say is I do not recommend stitching through three thicknesses of Aida even with the sturdiest of needles.  I dislike Aida at the best of times but this was such torture that I put this piece away sometime in late 2006 and didn't resurrect it till October of 2012.  It was one of my very oldest UFOs.  I do like the individual cats though and I can see myself someday wanting to stitch one of them again: maybe as a cell phone case or a TV remote pocket.  Not any time soon, mind you, but someday.

So, it is with great joy that I mark this project as DONE on the UFO sidebar.  I am a little too old and arthritic for a happy dance but I can manage a few bars of the Handel's Hallelujah Chorus.  Please sing along with me.


Linda said...

Huge congratulations for persevering and finally completing the Midnight Moogies. Have you decided how you are going to finish it?

Linda said...

Yeah you fininshed Moogies. Congratulations.


Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

I think you'd rather see my dancing than hear my singing but it's a close run thing!

Congrats on the finish, perseverance pays off in the end.

Maggee said...

Alleluia! Alleluia! You finished Moogies! It is such an unusual piece, I can't wait to see it! Alleluia!! :)

Anna van Schurman said...

Sorry I'm so late coming to visit, but congratulations! Can't wait to see it! :)