Friday, January 02, 2009

It's a new year

So I guess it's time to take stock and gear up for 2009. I don't do resolutions but I would like to get more of my personal quilting done this year. They'll still mostly be for donation through HeartStrings but I haven't pieced as much this year as I would have liked.

Review of 2008
64 tops QUILTED
1 - for me
6 - for family
12 - my donation quilts
44 - tops donated to Heartstrings that I quilted.

42 quilts finished and DONATED by me
14 of them made from start to finish by me

11 NEW quilts started in 2008
2 are still in the piecing process
3 are finished tops
6 were completed

17 UFO's were complete
9 of these were my quilts
the remaining ones were either pieced by Mom or HeartStrings members but were here at the beginning of 2008.

133.5 yards from STASH USED only finished projects are counted!

Projects carrying over into 2009

1 quilt to label
2 quilts to wash
2 quilts to hand stitch binding
3 quilts to making binding/bind
15 donated tops to quilt

UFO's for 2009 (my projects only)
16 ( I may find others as I go along)
11 are finished tops

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Anonymous said...

You're an inspiration, Mary and I don't say that to many people. I am constantly impressed by your focus and productivity. You go girl!! I wish I could say that I ONLY had 16 UFOs for 2009 ... I swear they multiple in the night and I find more each morning! Thanks for your blog and for all you do!

Flatlander (Linda)

Mary L. said...

Makes my efforts seem pretty pathetic. You are amazing and a blessing to many through your charity quilts.

Anonymous said...

What an amazing list. I only hope I can finish some UFO's and get some quilting done for me this year. Keep up the good work. Happy new year. Diane in Alaska

Vicki W said...

Absolutely amazing!

dee said...

Holy Cow Mary! I need to go lay down and rest from reading your list. Your an amazing, generous, and very talented quilter. I'm in AWE...AWE I tells ya!

Nancy said...

Congratulations on a successful year. Your quilting machine must not be empty very long because on average you are finishing over a quilt a week. That is fabulous and must be very satisfying. Keep up the good work.

Alycia said...

That is impressive! Whats more impressive is the records you keep. Great job - and thanks for helping all of our "causes"!

vonnie said...

You are so amazing......great accomplishments for 2008.....thanks, too, for taking time to include "us" in your daily life/blog!!

dot said...

Happy New Year. Your were busy. It is amazing how much you accomplish in a year when it is finally totaled.

Laurie said...

you're my hero mary! what a great year you had!!! KUDOS!

GailM. said...

Great recap. I love reading your blog.

Anonymous said...

Mary, you really need to find something to do. All this sitting around and being lazy when there are so many people in the world that could benefit from your talent- JUST KIDDING! YOU ARE THE BUSIEST GAL I KNOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I cannot wait to see what you accomplish this year!:)

Yvonne said...

Awesome Mary....thanks for the inspiration!

Irene said...

That's an impressive list Mary and one you should be VERY proud of. You are such an inspiration to so many of us.

Morah said...

IMPRESSIVE! I am especially impressed by the donated quilts. You are fantastic!

Darcie said...

I admire you so, Mary! You are a quilting rockstar!

Suzy said...

WOW! You inspire me! :o)

♪♪Melody♪♪ and Puddin said...

Very impressive list. I can't even imagine how you can get so much done.

Royce said...

I am impressed with your list. I saw on ArtBiz that it was a good idea to write down all your accomplishments for 08 and yours are, well WOW!
I'm going to do this on my blog as well. You are awsome to say the least.

karenfae said...

you sure accomplished a lot!

Passionate Quilter said...

wow Mary--you are the bomb! And I SO admire you for all you do for charities, and it inspires to step up on my end to do more. Thanks for letting us peek into your life and see what a truly amazing gal you are. Best wishes for another productive year in 2009!

Helen in the UK said...

VERY impressive stats!! Congrats on all you've achieved in 2008. You definately deserve to have more time for your own projects in 2009 :)