ABAN”DONED, pp. Wholly forsaken or deserted.
People who sew sometimes have a change of heart about their current project. The weather might drastically shift, making an immediate wear uncomfortable, or they might run up against a challenge they don’t want to face at that time. So the project gets shelved. These then become Unfinished Objects, or UFOs.
Often these are pushed to the back of the pile, but may not become officially abandoned for years, sometimes decades. I’ve moved some of these across a country, and bet I’m not alone.
And then there are the wadders.
Wadders are sewing projects that are irretrievable. Generally zips or buttons are removed, along with any reusable fabric. Then what’s left might be tossed either into the rag bag for use until it’s in tatters, or into the trash. In this day and age, that’s truly not politically correct.
There are non-profit organizations who collect such items for re-use in craft projects for arts and crafts programs, perhaps as a pretty scrap a child decides to use in their picture, or an older adult might use as part of a quilting project. Even if you’re not a quilter, you know how small some of those pieces can be! (Be aware that you might need to remind folk that scraps can be used in these ways.)
And thus, in sewing, nothing needs to be tossed out or abandoned. There’s always someone, somewhere that can use it. We just need to know how to find each other.
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