2010 Quilting Games
The Olympics are suddenly over. I am not a sports fan, but I did enjoy the figure skating and ice dancing. I also watched several other competitions, but as the days went on, I watched less and less, and was looking forward to a time that I could see something else on television. All the other stations played reruns or things I did not want to watch.
But it's all good, because it gave me more time to work on my own Quilting Games.
I told you earlier that I have started the competition for the 2010 Quilting Games. I entered the competition late, so I didn't get as much done as I would have liked. I competed in all of the categories:
- Go back and Label a Quilt - no medal here, I didn't even see if I had any that needed labeling.
- Work on a UFO - I'll take an honorable mention here, because I did continue to work on ripping out the border for the Moldy Crackers quilt. Even though it technically never became a UFO, I am working hard to make sure it doesn't become one. I also cut out some applique shapes for a UFO, but haven't attached them.
- Organize your Sewing Space - A Bronze Medal for this one. I did spend some time clearing out the tables and the floor in the Sewing Space. Some of the stuff was just dumped in my bedroom, so I can't get a higher medal.
- Expand your Knowledge - I'll take a Gold Medal here. I've read many blogs, and gotten lots of great ideas. Maybe too many ideas. I also read a couple of books and watched a video or two.
- Try a New Technique - A Bronze Medal in this category. I have started fusible applique, which I technically haven't done in a quilt, although I did do some for the holiday gifts. Also hand quilting. But I haven't finished either project yet, so
- Reach Out and Perform An Act of Quilty Kindness. I'll take an early Platinum Medal in this category. Besides making an effort to make more comments on blogs, I also received a kit for Quilts for Kids, as I showed you earlier. The top is pieced, and I'm hoping to finish it this week and mail it back to them.
2010 GeneaBloggers Game
I have started competing in the Winter 2010 GeneaBloggers Games.
I will be competing in all of the competition categories:
- Go Back and Cite Your Sources - I didn't do this at all.
- Back Up Your Data - a Gold Medal here. I backed up all my stuff, not just the genealogical stuff.
- Organize Your Research - I didn't do this at all. I had taxes and FAFSa paperwork to do, and trying to organize / trash the paper I had with regular day to day stuff was enough. This is an area I definitely need to work on though.
- Expand Your Knowledge - A Platinum Medal here. I watched several videos on the internet from Roots TV, which is now being discontinued. I also watched several shows on PBS for Black History Month. There were also histories on Ohio and some wars. I also did a little bit more research, getting about 10 obituaries. One of them raised a lot of new questions - this person had a lot of foster children who were included in her obit, as well as step or half siblings I had not known.
- Write, Write, Write - I wrote on this blog, which means I am providing new history, so I'll give myself a small Bronze here, but otherwise I didn't write any history this year.
- Reach Out & Perform Genealogical Acts of Kindness - I'll take a Platinum Medal here. I indexed several batches of census records for www.familysearch.org.