Archive for January 6th, 2008

Other things I’ve accomplished

I don’t know why I was so worried about how much of that list of goals I accomplished, because when I started thinking about it, I finished plenty of things that weren’t on the list.

Right off the top of my head I can think of 18 quilts that I finished in 2007.   Some were started prior to 2007, but some were finished start to end during the year.  And that doesn’t count the postcards and half a dozen other quiltlets that I made.   Nor does it count the 3 or 4 others that got quilted, but aren’t bound yet (I can’t really count them as a 2007 finish if they aren’t actually…..finished…..).  It also doesn’t count the handful of quilts I quilted for customers.

I know I said I was going to maybe work on a list of 2008 goals, but I didn’t actually get that done.  Instead, I spent most of the day moving piles of unfinished projects around and rearranging the 2 freestanding closets that are in my sewing room.  You can actually now see most of my floor again, which is a relief.  I’m also now reminded of just how many partially finished projects I have yet to complete, so you’ll probably see some of those show up as blog posts in the next few days as I finish some of them up.

I was also reminded that I never posted any further reports on my trip to New York City.  But I think that’s going to have to wait for tomorrow, as I am now up past my bedtime and I really ought to be moving in that direction.

Oh wait:  here’s one of the coolest things we saw:


That stuff behind the boys?  Pennies.  It’s the Penny Field.  Something like a million dollars worth of pennies all spread out in a display at Rockefeller Center.   NYC schoolchildren collected the pennies, and eventually the children will be the ones to decide what charities and programs will receive the money. You can read all about at the Penny Harvest website.

There were volunteers walking around right on top of the pennies.  They were there to answer questions and also had rakes that they were using to smooth the pennies out.  We brought a sackful of pennies with us to add to the pile.  It was pretty awesome.
OK, now I’m going to go to bed.




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