this week i finished 7 more blocks of "just takes 2" with only a few more and then the 2nd section can be put together. this is definitely a UFO for 2013 and why i am passing on any BOMs for 2013. *** and since it is the cusp of a new year, some additional tallying is in order. first, finished 14 UFOS, flung 1 flimsy (orca bay) leaving 8 to carry over into 2013. not bad. those finishes used up a total of 34 yards of fabric which doesn't seem much but keep in mind, i quilt by hand. for 2013, there is a total of 31 on the list, many of which are small quilts and should be quick finishes. now the really interesting info. in 2013 i added 131 yards of fabric to the stash.....i know, doesn't seem like busting at all BUT if all the fabric in the UFOs is included, then it doesn't seem too bad. i'm still at a surplus, but i take comfort in knowing many other quilters have much more fabric than i do; i work play constantly at using it up. my total expenditures on quilt-related stuff for 2012 is $1632 for the year, which includes not only fabric but magazines, notions, books, batts, backings, stencils and plastic, a couple of workshops and the like. luckily, i have no spouse peering over my shoulder questioning any of this. during my 11-year marriage, my ex-husband spent way more on liquor in one year than $1632, all the while grilling me on every single sewing-related expense....i'll never be in that situation again....and i have no guilt whatsoever about this year's total. i just track it for curiosity sake. ***** so the happiest of new year's to my followers, hoping it's one filled with health, prosperity, enjoyment and blessings!