For those who love hand made lace.
Some of us have started a group on Facebook for those of us challenged by UFOs--UnFinished Objects. The group is the Craft UFOs Support Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1674307326156108/. "Craft" in the name is our indication that craftsmen in all areas are welcome, although since it was started by lacemakers, there are mostly lacemakers in it right now. However, many lacemakers have already confessed to closets full of embroidery projects, beading, knitting, and so forth.
The group has been a lot of fun already. New acronyms (USO = UnStarted Object, as in kits we haven't even opened, BBAO = Barely Begun Ancient Object) are being tolerated. Groans are greeting puns in a combination of German and English (finishing a shawl was deemed a "Schal-lenge"!!). Several people were relieved when our new group turned out NOT to be about Unidentified Flying Objects.
The idea of a support group for problems with UFOs sounds funny but it's far from entirely a joke. There really is discussion of how we can discipline ourselves to finish some of our projects, how to decide which partly done project to pick up again first, what do we do if we have bad associations with a project, what if we're stuck because we don't know how to do the next step, when do we cut something off or discard it, and so on. Members are offering genuine support and encouragement as others post pictures of Projects Half Done (a PHD, which lots of us have). Sometimes all we need is someone telling us how beautiful is what we've done so far, and encouraging us to continue work on it (which if we do long enough will result in our finishing it!). Sometimes other help is needed, but the exciting reality is that people are offering it to each other.
So join for the fun, join for the support, join out of curiosity. Whatever your reasons, you are welcome to join us!