Friday, January 01, 2010
And here is the scoop...with or without a drumroll....
Back on Sept. 18th,I decided to challenge myself and see if I could finish some old UFOs before we rolled into the second decade of the 21st century. I invited anyone who wanted to, to join me. Over the period of several weeks, 31 gals joined, making us 32 stitchers strong.
We chose the number of UFOs that we thought we could finish by midnight on Dec.31st. The total number pledged was 175 UFOs! That's a lot of UFOs that wouldn't be laying around anymore. I am extremely happy with the outcome, and I hope you will be also.
Last year, I didn't seperate those who finished all or some, from those who didn't. In thinking about it, that doesn't seem fair to those who really made an exception effort. I've seperated it this year, and I hope that doesn't hurt anyones feeling. I feel we have the same opportunity, and I have always been willing to adjust the number of finishes up or down rather than have you feel overwhelmed. I believe you will find that statement in the first postings, or in the email I sent you when you joined us. Enough said. I think EVERY finish(of an old project) is a VICTORY.
Of the 175 UFOs pledged, 148 were finished!!! That is only 27 short of our goal. There were 8 joiners that I have heard nothing from regarding their pledges. Together, they had pledged(to themselves and us) to finish 27 UFOs. Please do grab your calculaor and check my math..I am aging you know...LOL.
What I've come up with is that that 24 of us removed 148 UFOs from our closets, drawers, and bags. Now that is TOTALLY AWESOME in my book. And I'd call it a SUCCESS for each of us. Thank you for joining in the fun. If I do it again, you'll know where to find me..I still have closer to a mountain than a molehill to finish *VBS* And a very special thanks to SUPER OVER ACHIEVERS(you know who you all are)who helped make this a very successful challenge! And YOU are the victors.