Did you make one last effort in December to make blocks? Or were you pretty much done in November because the holiday season is simply too busy?
I was a little of both.
I did manage to make 20 more blocks after Christmas, when I took the week off (that never happens, but I was about to burn out). I needed some downtime and time to do things just for myself — or time to do nothing at all, if I wanted. I drank a lot of coffee, hot tea, hot chocolate, and eggnog this past week! I thumbed through magazines, worked on some knitting projects, and did some sewing just for me. And I didn’t even look cross-eyed at the longarm machine — haha!
Alas, the wonderful break is over, and I have to go back to work tomorrow, but I’m gonna enjoy today to the fullest.
Here are some of the blocks I made, trying to use up lots of scraps:
This left me with a total for the year of 519, less than half of what I did last year. Hmm . . .
Now it’s your turn! One last time to report in for this year, and boost your final total. How did you do? Are you happy with what you got done this year? I think I can do better, and that’s what I’ll be trying for in 2019.
I have the Project Page updated with what I know so far. Please report in your final totals by January 7th, because on January 8th, I’ll be announcing this year’s big prize winners, and I want to be sure all the numbers are in! I’m so excited to see what this year’s statistics will be!
Our November prize winner is Wendy O., who already had 418 blocks by the time December started! (I’ll draw the December monthly prize winner at the same time I do the grand prize drawings.)
I want to say a HUGE thank you to all of you who participated and help make this so much fun every year. And to answer some of the questions I’ve been getting — YES! We’re doing it again this year! I’d be doing it for myself anyway — you all might as well come along for the ride. And if we can inspire and encourage each other along the way, it’s all for the better. Thanks so much for joining in!
I’ll be launching the next one on January 11th, after I’ve announced all the prize winners from 2018 and done some housekeeping to clean up the web pages and get ready for the next one. So let me know if you want in. (You can let me know anytime, or you can formally sign up on the 11th with the launch post.)
I wish us all a healthy, happy, productive, and prosperous 2019! Thanks so much for being a part of my little online world. I appreciate each and every one of you.