Wednesday, December 29, 2010

An interesting challenge

Here's an interesting challenge from Kristy at Textiles for You: complete 365 items in 2011. I don't really do resolutions most years, they're typically forgotten within a few weeks, whether they're met or not. I was pretty proud of myself in 2009 for not only remembering, but conquering my resolution - to get married. Hard to blow off or forget that one. :)

But back to Kristy's idea. I actually think it's a good one. Sure, 365 items sounds like a lot. A LOT. But thinking about all the little stuff I make, I bet they all add up. One of Kristy's questions was about quilts - do individual blocks count as individual items, or is the finished quilt one item? Personally, I'd say it probably depends on the type of block. Some blocks take a ton of work, and should absolutely count as separate items (and the completed quilt as another since it's a beast of a project in & of itself). But should a nine patch cut into four disappearing nine patch blocks count as four items? Probably not.

So, starting January first, I think I'll start keeping track. I certainly can't promise that I'll be able to make all 365 items, but I can promise to try! Anybody care to join?

Until next time...


  1. 365 is very ambitious! But, like you said, so many little projects happen so it might be easier than it sounds! I will try and keep track too!

  2. Last year I joined a craft-a-long on Craftster for 50 projects in 2010. I'm sure I made it, but I think I stopped at about 30?? 365 is far too ambitious for me, but I plan to follow you and cheer you on!! :)

  3. Wow, what a great idea! 365 sounds a little daunting to me, lol. I can do 1 or 2 projects a week, though. I hope you can do it!

  4. Ya! We'll try 365 together. I thought about this challenge / resolution for a few weeks before posting it. Some days I'll make 20 items, some days 4 items, some just one, and then I'll go a whole week without making a single thing. I think that those days of multiples is what will help make this challenge possible.

    We'll be cheering each other on :)

  5. hmmm, this looks like an interesting challenge! Looking into in now.

  6. I read about that challenge too and thought there's no way I could accomplish that much. I already feel like there's a lot of pressure on me to keep baking and sewing for the sake of my blog so I don't want to add even more! That said, I admire anyone who is willing to take it on so good luck!


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