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Thursday, August 29, 2013

Update on my New Year's Resolution

Hi Everyone,

Are any of you still keeping your resolutions that were made way back at the beginning of the year?  I like to make resolutions that are fun to keep!  At the end of last year, I wrote this post which included my New Year's Resolution. 



Three cones of thread, each having 2500 yards.  That makes 7500 yards.  There are 1760 yards in a mile.  7500 divided by 1760 equals 4.26 miles of thread.  My resolution is to use it all this year!  Do you think I can?  I'm sure going to have fun trying!


Flash forward to yesterday.  It was August 28 and there are still 4 months left in the year. 


I watched as the end of  the thread from the third cone went through my machine.  I put on another cone and kept stitching as I still had two bobbins that were wound from one of these cones.  I used up the bobbins achieving my resolution! 

I'm fairly sure that I will be able to empty at least one more cone before the year ends.  Over 4 miles of thread and the year is only two thirds done! 

Have a great day!
JoAnne

13 comments:

  1. Way to go girl!! Loving your latest posts your most recent Schnibble.... The best colors!!

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  2. Comgratulations, this is a better resolution than trying to loose weight. I have been trying to use up all my neutral Metler threads and others, so I can just use Aurifil. This may take a while so maybe I should say my 2014 resolution is to use it all, won't make it this year.

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  3. That's a lot of sewing!! I have 2 big cones of Aurifil that I have been working on since the beginning of the year, but they seem to be holding out for the time being. Love your red Canasta!

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  4. Wow! That's a great milestone and accomplishment...and a lot of sewing! :)

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  5. Let me guess... you like mathematics... second to quilting of course! :)

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  6. Well done . Lets see how many more you can use before the end of the year. x

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  7. Very impressive! I have a cone of Aurifil (6452 yds) that I have been using for some time; wish I would have put the date inside, darn! I only use it on top, and Bottom Line for the bobbin, so that makes almost 13,000 yards. I think I've been using it for 3 years. I guess I just need to sew more!

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  8. I love Aurifil thread ... it seems to just "disappear" into the seams. That is a wonderful accomplishment ... you go girl!! I would imagine that Santa will have to bring you more for 2014 ... don't forget to put that on your Christmas list!!

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  9. Those empty spools are fantastic. Way to go!

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  10. Congratulations! That's a lot of sewing and I'm sure even more good memories!

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  11. Congrats on meeting your goal JoAnn! That is a LOT of thread!! :)

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