In honor of this holiday, our guild had us dig out the skeletons in our closets -- yes, our oldest UFOs -- for show and tell Too fun.
Here's mine, an applique Santa from about 1991 or 92. I think. I know it was near Desert Storm time and it was a kit from Keepsake Quilting. What is really funny is that all necessities are in the baggie. The pages have yellowed, but check out that Dual Duty cranberry thread I was using for needle turn applique! Geepers!
In my defense, I was living in Saudi Arabia at the time, and probably used whatever thread I could find to match. There's also a neat spool of 100% cotton thread from France. I'm sure that's from Al Zamil's.
I was just learning to use freezer paper for applique, and look..... It is still ironed on after 20+ years!!!
Here's how far I got back then before it got boxed up and put into storage for years. Hmmm............. Maybe I should finish it for this year.
The oldest UFO and grand prize winner, was a quilt top our guild president made in 1976, her first year of teaching. She traced and embroidered each 2nd grader's hand print, and added their names. The top is all complete, but not quilted.
So, what's hiding in your closet? Do you have any skeletons?