Monday, February 1, 2016


No, the heading is not a spelling mistake.

One of the things I am trying to work on at the moment is eliminating some of the guilt I have over the amount of unfinished crafts and unmade kits I have hidden in boxes in my craft room.

This is Cameleon the Camel. 

He is the first of my UFOs (unfinished objects) that I wanted to work on. That is largely because he has been waiting for about 11 years for me to finish him. Trouble is he largely looked finished. Nobody really noticed that his ears, tail and neck and nose bands were just pinned on or that his felt sack didn't have a fastener. 

Sadly it really didn't take me that long to finish him once I made the decision to do so. I'm so sorry Cameleon for making you wait so long.

When I told my husband I had finally finished the camel he said it was a wonder it hadn't collapsed with shock.

I made the camel at a workshop with a lady called Felicity Willis all those years ago. I used a scrap of upholstory fabric to make him. After the workshop I then promptly made his cover and felted his side sack and added a little pot and urn I found at an op shop. The beading under his chin is from a keyring I found... and there he sat for approximately 11 years until today.

One UFO completed - quite a few more to go.


  1. Hello Sharee,

    What a beauty your first UFO turned out to be. :)
    And it doesn't look like he minded the long wait. He looks very serene. :D

    Love his pointy ears and bushy eyelashes! The beading under his chin suits him perfectly.

    Kind regards from Riverside,

    1. Thank you Nina. It is certainly nice to see him finished after so long.

  2. He is so cute! Glad you finished him, at last =) I tend to save a lot off things to finish later.. Hope I will finish some one day too, it might just take 11 years then =) (I worked on a dog I started a year ago, but didn't finish now either.. maybe next year ;) )

  3. ¡Pobre, con lo guapo que es y lo has tenido tanto tiempo sin terminar! Claro que no eres la única que hace esas cosas. Creo que a todos nos pasa a veces. El camello es muy bonito.

  4. What a lovely name for a lovely camel... and I bet he didn't mind waiting so long. We have a German saying about good things needing their time... and who would ask now how long it took to finish him? Cameleon looks awesome!


  5. Hi Sharee! Your hubby has a great sense of humor, your camel is lovely, now all you need is an oasis! :D


  6. I just had to laugh at your camel, and Pete's comment.Many years ago I had a tapestry that took about a year or more to do, and Hugh said, as it was a large parrot, it was saying " Finish me Jean" over and over again. I love your camel, and can see you are one of the really artistic quilters, not the plain strips and squares type that I might be.