Thursday, January 01, 2009

Counting the beans....*VBS*

or something like that. Ours wasn't a guessing game, but a-ccounting I do.You have all waited long enough for our grand total....Can you hear those trumpets in the background?? We're quite remarkable! The grand total of FINISHED UFOs from this challenge is 256 !! 72 signed up to stitch along, and as the sidebar shows, not everyone reported their finishes, but that's neither here nor there. This challenge was for FUN and the satifaction of having some older projects done.
It's thrilling to me that there are 15+ LESS projects accusing me of not finishing them! And all around the world last night, as the clocks chimed and the fireworks flew, 256 empty project containers were celebrated!! We are really quite remarkable, each and everyone of us. Every finish is a victory, thank all of you for joining me in this undertaking, and Happy Stitching in 2009!! Hugs, Finn

19 comments:

The Demanding Doll said...

That is awesome! Having my name on your sidebar with that goal DID motivate me. Now I'm challenging myself with a few more finishes.

Thanks for the support. :)

tami said...

You can add 2 more to that grand total. I guess I wasn't specific in my comment. I finished the 3 I committed to plus 1 extra for a total of 4. :D And it was a great motivator having that committment posted on your sidebar.

Stephanie D. said...

Congratulations to all the winners out there--and if you only finished one project, you're a winner, because done beats none!

Nice job, ladies!

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

Thanks to you Finn, i got more projects done in 2008 than I had planned. great job!

meggie said...

Well done to everyone!
You are an inspiration in so many ways!
Hugs for 2009xx

Ethne said...

Thanks Finn - your supervising of this challenge has been awesome. Personally I'd hoped to get another two UFO's done but like many I got distracted, but I am really chuffed that I got 3 done
Thanks again

jacquie said...

thanks finn...this helped me sooo much and i'm continuing right into the new year, tackling ufo's first. could it be you developed a new habit in me? thanks and happy new year!

Cher said...

happy new year again-I agree about how inspiring it was to read how many finishes as a group was accomplished.
way to go everyone! and thanks again Finn, for being the hostess of this fun time.

Dionne said...

It was so much fun stiching along side you in 'cyber-space' and that challenge really inspired me to finish off those projects! I was really, really happy when I could report back to you that I had finished my final quilt!
Thank you!
Dionne

Colleen formerly of South Africa said...

Thanks Finn, I so enjoyed being motivated...and I actually have almost completed 2 more, one needs binding...and the other I have to find the finished blocks, now that I found the sashing fabric??? I am still motivated. Going to keep better track of the UFO's hovering. For every new one I start... hoping to complete 1 + UFO, maybe that will make a dent!

Lynn Dykstra said...

Hi Finn,
A delight as always to visit your site. Happy New Year--I love the brown blocks on this post, something that may just show up on my blog in this year.

jovaliquilts said...

Congratulations on so many finishes!! I've seen so many bloggers participating in your finish-em-up endeavor, so fabulous.
Have a wonderful 2009!

Silverthimble said...

Congratulations on inspiring so many to finish all those UFOs! Very impressive! Just think of all the finished projects that are now being enjoyed by so many rather than languishing in the dark corners of quilting/sewing studios everywhere! Happy New Year Finn!

Amanda said...

Thanks, Finn, for encouraging us to finish some projeects. I still have quite a lot to finish! You should see my UFO boxes! The challenge continues for me. :)

Happy New Year!

julieQ said...

Thank you so much for encouraging so many quilters, Finn! I pray and hope you have a Joyous and Happy New Year!!

Roxanne said...

I'm sorry for not reporting in on time. I finished nine quilt tops for this challenge; I wasn't able to get everything quilted, but the tops are done! Thanks for hosting this challenge. :)

Greenmare said...

awesome job Finn!!! 15 projects! I didn't sign up, but I did finsh a couple of things, and realized that another project did not EVER need to be finished. I want to do more UFOs this year too now!

Granny Lyn said...

Holy Cow! we sure finished a lot of UFO's last year!!! whoo hoo

I still have a few for this year,,, better get going, huh?

I am Arizona; a person, not a place. said...

Happy New Year! I didn't finish all I wanted to finish, but that's ok. I got some of it done! Your quilts are gorgeous; I look forward to seeing more of them this year. Happy Blogging!