Some of you won’t have to worry about this, because you’re either way over 350, or well on the way to it.
Me, it’s a good thing I had a good month in September, or I’d be having a bit of a struggle . . .
I didn’t make much progress this month. I increased my count by only 7 blocks.
And one block I can’t show you just yet.
Pathetic, I know . . .
In my defense, however, I made two entire quilts, and two quilt tops for other people. It’s just that those blocks (which would have been a total of 166) don’t count for me since they’re not MY UFOs. Bummer!
Just so you don’t think I’m a total slacker . . . I have been sewing!
How did you all do? This month’s goal was to reach 290 blocks total. Did you get there? Get past it? You don’t have to worry because you’re way out there ahead of the game? If so, congratulations! You’re being so productive! If not, don’t worry — there’s still time to catch up.
For November, we’re adding 30 more blocks to the count, so we can get to 320 for the year. I’ve updated the 350 Blocks Project page to reflect that, so you can check in if you forget.
And now it’s time to let me know your new totals for October so I can get those posted as well. So let me hear it — what did you get done in October? I need some motivation, so hearing what you’ve done might give me the kick in the pants that I need . . .
And . . . the September prize winners are . . .
For meeting the goal of 259: Barb B., who got to 304 already!
For participating: Bobbi, who’s chugging right along as well, with 119 blocks done.
Thanks, everyone, for playing along, and I’ll get your prizes right out to you.
Oh, and before I go . . . a question:
Several of you have asked if I’ll be doing this again next year. Do you want to? I’d like to do it again, even if for no one other than myself, but if you all still want to participate, too, I’d be glad to host it again with prizes and everything.
So send me some feedback . . . Is 350 a good number, or should we aim higher? Or lower? Are the monthly check-ins/prizes good, or do you only want to be accountable quarterly? Is there anything about the way it’s handled that you think I should change/add/delete? It’s gotta be fun and motivating, or I find I can’t stick to it — I assume that helps you all out, too. So let me know your thoughts, and if you want me to continue this in 2014, I’ll be thinking up something exciting!
Now go get stitching!