Wednesday, January 4, 2017

2016 Thread Report and OMG Goal Setting

First up the thread report.  YUCK! That's it 6 spools of thread and one prewound bobbin.  Not a particularly good year for thread usage.  I sure didn't piece or quilt as much as I usually do.  
Take a look at my previous year's totals to really get an idea of how pitifully I did this year.  
Spools Used Up

I do have several small Mettler embroidery thread spools nearly used up but not quite yet.  Here's hoping that I get a lot more spools of thread used up this year which would mean a lot more sewing done too! 

One Monthly Goal
I've given a lot of thought to my OMG for January.  I've decided it is time to finish off the R, W, and B project.  (I'll have to look up the official name.) But I've called it that for the last 4 months or so.  So, I plan to finish piecing it (which is my goal for this week), quilting, and binding it.  This should be a doable plan. I'm looking forward to finishing off a few projects this year.  Hum, I think I could also call this a finished UFO on my year long goals. Bonus!  

I'm linking up with OMG January Goal Setting at Elm Street Quilts.  If you need motivation for some reason this monthly event keeps me focused on the project I select.  I succeeded in finishing my goals 11 out of 12 months in 2016.  Of course, I try to pick "doable" projects. I'm also linking up with Mid Week Makers. Spend some time over the next few days to see what folks are doing in their studios.  

Happy Quilting All! Bonnie 



  1. LOL - I never knew someone who counted finished spools - oh dear, maybe I should start doing that! I probably couldn't concentrate that long! Good job anyway, even if not to previous years total, you're doing just fine. 8-)))

  2. I've thought about keeping track of thread usage, but I'm using up odd bits from multiple spools. Keeping the track doesn't seem quite right. Sounds like your January OMG is manageable. Looking forward to seeing the end result.

  3. great idea to tally the thread spools :)

  4. Haven't thought of counting spools - I'm more inclined to count yardage. Hope this year goes better on the spool count for you! Thanks for sharing on Midweek Makers

  5. I do good to finish just one spool, so 6 seems like a lot to me. It's all in your perspective. Good luck with your OMG this month.

  6. Good luck with your January goal. I've decided to participate this year as well, since my list of WIPs to finish and Want-To-Dos keep growing faster than my sewing machine is sewing. What a clever idea to track how much thread you've used.

  7. Good luck with your OMG. I did a lot of sewing in 2016 but didn't finish off any spools. I guess that's not a good guide for me. I'm using some colored thread for top stitching and did finish that spool and have another almost emptied. Maybe I'll tuck them away to see how many are empty at the end of the year.


I am pleased you've come to visit. I hope you will leave a comment.