|Katie hiding behind the fabric shelf|
When I printed out the spreadsheet for 2011 and put it on the workroom counter with the sheets for 2009 and 2010 (prior to that I had a different system), I compared the 3 years' sewing and noticed something strange - no matter how many pieces I made, how complicated or uncomplicated they were, my total yardage used for each year was nearly identical:
2009: 149.25 yards
2010: 147.50 yards
2011: 148.75 yards
Really? It's not a contest, but I find it interesting that without trying, without even adding up the numbers until the end of the year, I end up in the same place.
There are strange and wonderful things going on in the tidy place that is my workroom. I'll have something to show soon.
That is interesting.
That is an impressive output! I don't think I've ever broken 100.
Maybe I should do that for the coming year.
I think keeping track is a great idea. Do you have any goals of sewing more than that number for this year? I am going to keep track of both what comes in and what I sew just so I know how much I sew versus how much I buy. Sort of like counting calories when you are on a diet. Maybe I can "lose" some fabric weight this year (as well as real poundage on me).
At least your results are consistent! I keep track of what I have on hand, and each year I log what I buy, use, scrap or donate and how much volunteer fabric I pick up. Remember I was a CPA for years - so I tend toward maintaining too much information. I love having my stash in a spreadsheet where I can sort by quantity, filter by color, fabric type, source, age, location etc. Let me know if you want a copy of my spreadsheet to use as a template
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