So this chart really appealed to me. Not only that but the message on the front of the chart pack summed up how I feel about my UFOs. I don't see them as a problem. My stitching is my hobby and is one area of my life where I can set the rules and deadlines so I don't stress about how many I have.
What's the main reason that projects I start become UFOs? It is usually because something else comes along which either I need to prioritise because it is needed for a specific date or occasion or I get absorbed in another project and concentrate only on that. It doesn't help that I also do other crafts such as patchwork and quilting, stitchery, scrapbooking and card making though none of them to the same extent as cross stitch which with the addition of other counted stitches will, I think, always be my first passion.
There are a small number of projects which become UFOs because I fall out of love with the design but there aren't many of these.
I intend to start listing my UFOs here and in time move them to the WiPs section and eventually to the completed page. I have made an effort over the past couple of years to complete some UFOs with some success - in 2014 I have completed the stitching on:
Needlework ABC - this is actually framed and hanging on the wall
Pair of Elegant Ladies - in the completed projects drawer while I decide what to do with them
Geisha needlepoint piece - needs to be made into a cushion
So in no particular order here are some of my cross stitch UFOs:
Don't Panic and Carry a Towel
Iris (on painted fabric)
Cottage Garden Sampler
12 Days of Christmas Stitchery Wall Hanging