Thursday, September 4, 2008

Talk Back Thursday

Thanks so much to Donna, mamafitz, Lindsay T, Summerset, Shannon, Christine, Nancy W., Becky, Claire and Vicki for "talking back" to my Friday Confession last week!

I confessed that I don't keep track of any numbers associated with my sewing - money spent, yards of fabric purchased, yards sewn, or anything.

Seven people responded that they, like me, do not keep track of anything. The general flavor of those comments was that sewing is supposed to be fun, and keeping track of things is not so much fun...

The three who do provided a variety of interesting reasons. Mamafitz has been keeping a photo album of all of her finished projects since 2003 - that sounds like a really nice idea to me! Wouldn't it be fun to look through all your projects for years?

Shannon keeps track of almost everything - partly because it is her personality, but also to help keep her very large stash organized and at her fingertips. She also noted how much fun it is to know that you copied a $1200 designer coat for just $95! ;)

Becky, like Shannon, tries to keep her fabric stash organized. In addition, Becky tracks her finances for income tax purposes.

Thanks again to everyone for taking the time to leave a comment! I love learning more about your sewing lives! :)

PS - Thanks, also, to everyone who left comments on Jackson's passing. Reading your comments helps, and it means a lot to know that there are people who understand and who care...


Meg said...

I must have missed your post about Jackson, because I would have commented right away. I can honestly say I know what you're going through because my own sweet kitty of 19+ years passed away a few months ago. It is so hard to say goodbye, isn't it? Thinking of you.

Becky said...

I think I missed the post about Jackson too-- I know how you feel though. I still miss the cat we had to put to sleep my senior year of college--we'd had her since I was six!

And I also sort of have a photo album of my projects-- I didn't start keeping it till college, so I have a couple things from high school (what I still had by then) and then stuff from then on out. I've had to redo it though, as the format wasn't working, and now I'm redoing it again as a digital album. Very slowly. One of these days I swear I will get caught up! In the meantime, hurrah for blogs!