Pin It We are all putting the finishing touches on the 14th week of the year 2010. Crazy to sit back and think about, huh?
One of the reasons I started this here bloggety blog was because as I have mentioned, it's hard for me to keep track of and remember all of the projects I have completed by the end of the year. I figured if I blog about it, I can always look back and see if I was productive or not, right?
Another thing I have started doing is keeping a list. Every time I finish (or am nearly finished with)quilting a quilt, I add it to a list that I'm keeping. I know that my software should be able to tell me the number of quilts I've done, but it doesn't. Why? Well... sometimes when my customers know that I'm working on their quilt, they get so excited they come to pick it up before I've even called to confirm that it's finished, much less get the invoice done. Also, obviously none of my own quilts that I gift to people go into my software because I don't get paid for them.
So looking at my "completed" list, I know that I have quilted 34 quilts so far this year. Thirty four quilts in 14 weeks. But not really. Four of those weeks I was useless and didn't touch the quilting machine. So. Thirty four quilts in *11* weeks. Don't ask me if this is good or bad because I honestly don't know. It does seem like I did more last year though.
Thinking about this has got me reminiscing... Memories of my favorite customer quilts from 2009 are flying through my head (among many, many many other things - note the time of this entry!) so I'm going to post pictures for no other reason than to have an excuse to look at them again! :o)
Front: (I very much dislike sampler BOMs BUT...)
Back!: (This was actually my very first "heavy" custom where she wanted it semi-dense but also stitched in the ditch)
Back: (I seriously love quilting CW Irish Chains like this!)
Front: (Definitely my favorite baby quilt of 2009 and maybe just in general)
Front: (Can't see the quilting, but it was pretty)
There are others too but as you can tell, my favorites are the ones where my customers throw all caution to the wind, tell me to do whatever I want, as dense as I want, any designs I want, etc. I'm looking forward to many more beauties in the future. Now please help remind me to keep up with my lists! :-/