In education, at least here in Arkansas, when a high school student successfully finishes certain courses in a field of vocational education they are called "Completers." I'm not sure exactly why that's important, or why other people think it's important, but as a school counselor and administrator I see several good reasons for this process. First of all kids have to set a goal, and that's always a good thing. Second, when they complete the courses they are ready to go forward in their chosen field of education to either a technical school or a college/university. For kids who either don't want to go to college or who don't want to go right out of high school, or who want to go into a field that doesn't require college this is a step up that will sometimes put them ahead in the job market.
This summer I'm trying to be a Completer. Of course my chosen field is quilting/stitching and my courses are my UFOs. :) To that end here are my first three completed masterpieces!
Second up is this sweet little table topper. Last year a friend from one of my stitching groups passed away. Her daughter gifted her friends with some of her fabric, books and UFOs. This piece was a UFO and had a few scraps with it where she was going to add to it. When I looked at it I could tell it was probably made late in her illness because the piecing was not her usual perfection. I could have taken it apart and made it a little straighter and with a few less wrinkles but I didn't - I wanted to savor it and her and every minute of her life. I remember so well the last few weeks of my mother's life where she sometimes sat with a needle and a block in her hand looking at it as if she couldn't figure out what to do next. Then it would come to her and she would take another stitch.
Are you going to be a completer this summer?