For the last several years I have saved my thread spools so that I could tally my usage, then donate my empties to the local school for crafty stuff. This years’ collection is pretty sparse, not because I didn’t sew much…I did! Here’s 2012:
A good year .
17,767 yards! or 53,301 ft or 639,612 inches.
That’s 10.0948 miles.
OK, here is 2013…..
I’ve changed how I buy thread. I love Aurifil, the orange spools above, my machine loves it too, as well as the sewing machine Doctor. I have trouble finding it locally.
Last Spring I started using Masterpiece also a really nice smooth running thread. 2500 yards on that spool or rather cone, and my next favorite is So Fine by John Flynn with a whopping 3280 yards. It takes a long time to empty the Aurifil, I’m guessing it will take over a year for the Masterpiece.
The long arm is currently threaded with Omni…..6000 yards…..I won’t be emptying that anytime soon.
While using that thread, I completed 24 quilts or projects this year. Ten from my UFO list and 14 that were started and finished in 2013. Of these, 10 were kid size averaging 45 X 60 inches. I had several table runners, they make such nice gifts. and the remaining 8 were bed quilts or oversized couch throws.
That leaves me a very manageable 15 UFOs to start 2014…..and a box I am calling “Spare Parts”. Right now my spare parts box has several 4 patches, some strip sets, a half-dozen leftover 9 patches and one star block that didn’t make the cut. It will evolve into something, I hope, eventually.
Clock is ticking down….here’s hoping everyone has a successful New Year!