I save my emptied spools during the year and count them at the end of December. Many of you do too. The recent post about this idea caught the eye of Diane Harris of Quiltmaker magazine and the Quilty Pleasures blog.
Diane is going to blog on this topic in January of 2014. Let's gather our data this year and report back in the comments below. I'll send her this link next January.
I realize that this values quantity over quality. It favors longarmers and zigzaggers over hand applique people. It favors users of little spools rather than biggies. But it's not really a competition. It's to satisfy our curiosity about our own productivity, one year compared to the next. If you have any thoughts on this practice (which aren't too critical) please add your comments here too. :)
P.S. This pretty polka dot basket is from the Container Store. In store only.