I was a Camp Fire Girl. Not just a Blue Bird in grade school, either. I went all the way through until I finished high school. I earned my WoHeLo Medallion the same time my brother-in-law earned his Eagle Scout.
One of the pledges from the Camp Fire Girls was:
To have fun
To learn to make things
To remember to finish what I begin
To keep my temper most of the time
To learn about nature and living outdoors
To have adventures with people, places, and things
To make friends
Thirty years later I still remember this, but if you ask me my cell phone number, I'm clueless.
Thirty years later, I'm finally trying to do part of this -- the finishing part, of course.
I made a sample for the local quilt shop this week, but forgot to photograph it before they hung it up. I used this pattern and fabric:
The pattern was so fun and easy, I went through my stash and made this quilt:
It will probably be a wedding gift. Great pattern -- check it out.
A few years ago I ran a quilt group at my church. I have a pile of unfinished tops that I'm slowly working my way through. This was the latest:
I just rejoined my local quilt guild. My membership lapsed due to competing times. I had a Wednesday night obligation that just ended, so I get to go back to my quilting friends. Last week at the guild meeting, we worked on English paper piecing and were each given a kit for this:
Remembering my Camp Fire credo, I finished it the next day instead of adding it to the UFO pile. (BTW, it's a pincushion).